Monday, September 8, 2014

little things

I love getting my daily newsletter from Etsy showing me inspirational pieces surrounding a theme. Recently, their newsletter displayed this really beautiful mac keyboard decal.

It's really inspirational to have your personality and motivation pasted in a place you can always see: smack on your laptop. Let's face it, we love our gadgets and wan't to show off a bit of our uniqueness with some decor.

Currently, I have two little square pieces of paper from my Julep Maven monthly boxes (there's always a motivational phrase included with it) and a Link silhouette framing my glowing mac apple light.

It's the cheapest way to decorate your laptop! Recycling~ (Except, I bought Link on eBay for $8 .__.)

But, I'm thinking of revamping! And on my wish list are these beautiful, floral pieces from the same Etsy shop as the keyboard decal:

Even though these are very beautiful, I don't know if I could replace Link with that flowery explosion! Where would my video gaming pride be shown off? (Although I could possibly combine Link and the blue flowers XD)

OR, I could go all out, Link and Zelda with this hilarious decal set I just found XD just kidding, I was trying to find a link to the decal of Link I have, but I can't find them on eBay or Amazon anymore!

In the end, the decorations are a luxury that I may treat myself to at the end of the semester. If I get an A in Calc I, I think I'll treat myself~

Thanks for reading~

Do you ever browse Etsy? What are some things on your wish list?

Saturday, September 6, 2014

cutie boutique downtown

Oh, if only I had the money!

After getting coffee with my lovelies, we wandered through downtown, glancing through boutiques with cute clothes and trademark bits & bobs. There are so many adorable shops that have their own quirkiness and I wish I could support their local business by purchasing.

And here's one particular shop: the Cheeky Peach~

especially loved the prints they had, and I know they're only pieces of paper, but I kind of wish I could fill my walls with these!

Wellp, that was just a quick update! I want to share more of downtown in the future ^^ there are so many unique places that makes downtown special~

Thanks for reading!~

What are your favorite boutiques? 

Monday, September 1, 2014

cute shopping bits

School has started, and with school, the crazy last-minute shopping experience will happen.

Besides shopping for school supplies, so comes the buying of household appliances (if you happen to live in the dorms or an apartment) that you didn't realize you now need.

And of course, if you're anything like me and my friends, you will get distracted by a bunch of cute like the things I'm about to show you <3

Barnes & Nobles has a ridiculous amount of distracting books, journals, home decor and beyond! I really liked looking at the covers that inspire what should be inside a journal, or the pretty designs of birds and whatnot~

There are so many cute inspirational pieces and lots of cute things I wish I could own! Tell me I'm not the only one!

And I'd just thought I would throw in this book cover that was super enticing to me (since I'm a giant fangirl) and excuse the silliness of An PX (PS, she's also creepily hiding in one of the above pictures, see if you can find it :D)

Target! Has plenty of home-essential goods~

like distractible home decorum!

My apartment-bums have all been looking for ways to spice up our room, and especially our bare walls. These quote-tacular pieces were nice, but we ended up not getting any P: I think we've concluded we'll make our own wall art! But it's still entertaining to look at these pretty things… >_>

And of course, the hilarious little things XD Oh, how I wish I got that Lunch Money wallet!

And these last funny bitties are from Michael's ^^ We all stocked up on our sketchbooks here~

Aaaaaand, that concludes this little photo update of my life! (still sorting out times and such for blogging >_< so much homework @_@)

Thanks for reading!~

Do you get distracted by bits & bobs too? What was the last thing you wanted to buy most, but couldn't buy?

Monday, August 25, 2014

school crazy

So busy with school!!! The first week is over already, though it felt slow during it~

I don't know how frequently I'll be able to update my blog (hopefully once-twice a week) since I'm taking 17 hours. SEVENTEEN HOURS. Oh gawd.

This semester I am taking:
  • Calculus I for Science and Engineering (MATH 2250)
  • Software Development (CSCI 1302)
  • Elementary Chinese Level 2 part 1 (CHNS 2001)
  • Rich Media Productions (NMIX 4310)
  • New Media Capstone (NMIX 4510)
Thankfully, I like all my professors. And there's free tutoring in one of our campus buildings! 

Alongside classes, I'm still coming up with more content for the blog! (I just need to make a better schedule for me to write TX) And, I'm drawing more and more. I want to develop another world, a story. I want to design things. I want to do commissions for others. I want to gain followers on social media.

I've already given up a few hobbies that I used to love: piano, video games, and reading. Although it makes me a little sad, I can still do them from time to time.

This semester is really all focused on school. I am studying all the time, in-between classes, after classes, while I eat. And when I'm not studying, I'm working on art. It's really hard to find balance and continue to try and have a healthy lifestyle (i.e. cooking, cleaning, working out), but at least I am living with people that can keep me happy and stress-free! I really love my friends <3

But anyway, just gonna keep this  post short~ Enjoy this montage of pics from the first two weeks!

Thanks for reading~

What year are you? Are you enjoying the school year so far?

Sunday, August 17, 2014

new home

Finally, all of our stuff is settled! This year, I decided to live with Jordan, Fabie, and An in an apartment ^^ All of our rooms definitely speak our personality~

An's room is a sea of hot pink :p Our bathroom is really cute though! Complete with soft, fluffy rugs~

Fabie's room is a sea of purple, and Jordan's room is an actual sea. Of blue. Plus, their bathroom has cute accessories >,<

Fabie's new poster

Jordan's coffee bean, vanilla candle

Currently, Fabie's room is still the most decorated :P An is still looking for a piece to go on her wall while Jordan and I are still researching/making decor for our rooms

The kitchen is smaller than our liking, but it works well enough. I do enjoy sitting at the counter P: All the little doodles are from last year, we taped them on our old dorm door PX

And our dining table is actually really nice :D We got our apartment fully furnished, upgraded with leather seating. Jordan got us a really cute set of dishes from Goodwill and Fabie brought the fancy crystal glasses~

The living room is super comfortable, definitely our main chill spot~

Now, I can say "Welcome to our humble abode!"

Thanks for reading~

What's your favorite color? How would you decorate your dorm/apartment room? (or maybe just your room at home?)