Monthly Archives: April 2012

Blog Round Up


I was perusing through an issue of Artful Blogging (didn’t write down the issue, but found out via this blog that it’s the Spring 2012 issue) at Barnes & Noble and had to make a note of some (probably most) of the featured blogs. I glanced at these blogs, but would like gander at them a little more 🙂

The pics are from the blogs. Click on each pic to be taken to the post or site.

Here’s a list: various this and that. Crafts, etc. I think this is a cool idea are these are so cute.

[IMG_9657_thumb6.jpg] quilts! I don’t think I’ve ever finished a quilt…yet(?), but they’re still fun to look at and think about.

project life| week 9 scrapbook-type stuff. More of these!

CristinaAshleyDesigns this and that. This post caught my eye. some cool photos.

Specs and Wings art-type stuff.

Photobucket more this and that. This project is cute!

Enjoy these blogs!



Shopping Sighting: Dior Polish


I was browsing Sephora and testing their nailpolishes (my fingernails were quite exquisitely varied after my fun there) and found this beautiful color from Dior! Seems like it was a darker shade in real life, but maybe that’s becase I had layered it over some other polish. I’m not a huge fan of the name of the shade, but for some reason I’m kind of obsessed with the color. (Maybe I’m just obsessed with the idea that I had Dior on my thumbnail. It’s quite possible.) It’s a dark turquoise-y color that I ended up really liking…not enough for the price tag, but liking it enough to post about on my blog. 🙂

I felt pretty fancy having a Dior-painted thumbnail. It went on nicely in one coat, but the brush was a little weird to work with…if you’re thinking of buying it, test it out first. But I suppose you could always just use a different brush if you don’t like the way this one’s made (the stick part is kind of flat instead of round. It also seemed to get a lot of polish if I remember correctly). I put some sort of shimmery eyeshadow in a similar color on part of it (going for sort of a gradient-ish look), which was quite pretty.

Do you have Dior polish? Or have you tried it? What do you think of it?


World Wednesday: Learning Languages Quickly


Here‘s an article I found via a post on Facebook. It’s pretty cool!

Disclaimer: There’s a swear word in the beginning of the article. 😦

How many languages do you speak? What language(s) would you like to learn and/or improve? If you’ve learned foreign languages, what are your tips for others learning or wanting to learn foreign langauges?

Happy language-learning!


DIY Flower Hair Clip



Supplies: fake flowers, snap hair clip (great use for one that was decorated but came apart), glue (I used hot glue), something for the middle (I used a gem-type decoration).

1. take flowers off of stems

2. glue a flower to clip

3. keep stacking flowers on….if you wish

4. glue on embellishment

5. let cool and/or dry, pull off any hot glue spiderwebs (if necessary) & wear!



Music Monday: Stronger


This is a roll-down-the-windows-and-turn-up-the-volume song. 🙂 I’m a fan.


What do you think about that leaf-thing on Kelly Clarkson‘s hand during the mixing/TV part? Yay or nay?

Let’s talk about her hairdos. Really liking the one in the beginning and the other one grew on me when I was re-watching the vid (not that I disliked it, but as I was watching it, the first one caught my eye the most at first).

And how cool is it that she included her fans in the music vid?