Saturday, February 26, 2011


  Today is a typical almost-spring Irish day. You know - the kind of day that starts off sunny, then all of a sudden it starts pouring, and then gets sunny again. Irish weather is very deceiving. But right now it looks absolutely beautiful.

 |I <3 grass|

|See how blue the sky is?|
  Ugh. Nevermind about the absolutely beautiful! It's not so nice anymore. It started hailing right as I finished writing that. Didn't I tell you that Irish weather is deceiving?

 |This is what hail looks like. Little round pieces of ice. Awesomeness.|

 Well, I'm off to make oatmeal cookies. Oh, and sorry that I stopped blogging for a while. I was suffering from a bad case of bloggers block. But I think I'm better now. :)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

i heart....

....these books....
...this song...

...this blog...


...this movie...

...this castle...

....this giveaway...

Weekly Giveaway @ HorseFeathers

(really awesome giveaway, you can press the button to check it out)

...and this cat.

What do you heart? :)

 Note:  None of these pictures belong to me except for 5th and 7th. And sorry for the big gaps around the blog buttons. Not sure how to fix that...


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

miscellany monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

 1. woah. I haven't posted since the 5th. How did the days slip by so fast?

 2. hurry up, flowers. You know what these mean? They mean that soon there will be flowers blooming. Yippee!
 3. prince edward island. I'm reading the Anne books, and now I really want to go to PEI. Really really really want to.

|Not my photos. Because tragically I haven't been to that beautiful place. *cries*|

4. heart photography.

 5. I am so excited. I'm excited because there's a new Owl City album coming out soon (like at the end of this spring or early summer). And there's also a new Francesca Battistelli album coming this March. *jumps up and down in anticipation*

6. I wonder why I haven't done miscellany monday before. It's extremely fun, and it allows you to have lots of different random topics in one post. Awesomeness.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

black and white and color

  What do I do on cloudy Saturdays such as this one? I edit photos, read blogs, listen to Owl City, and bake cakes. So far I've done all of them except the last, and I hope to do that soon. Because I really really like cake. And the picture of coffee cake on Carlotta's blog makes me really really want some.

 But anyway, like I said, I edited some photos today. I tried a few black&white and selective coloring pictures (using picnik). I usually don't really like doing selective coloring, but every once in a while it's just fun :) Here's one of my favorites:

|taken last month at an awesome castle. more pictures to come soon|

 So that's all for now, I need to go bake a cake. Hopefully I won't forget to add the flour or put anodyne liniment instead of vanilla like Anne of Green Gables did....totally sounds like something I would do :) Also, Olivia is having an awesome giveaway, click here to see.

  Have a lovely Saturday,

Thursday, February 3, 2011

bright idea - button magnets

  The other day while I was sitting at my desk supposed to be doing my schoolwork I thought of a plan. Not an evil plan to dominate the world or anything like that, but simply a blog post plan. My plan was that once an a while I would share a "bright idea" here on my blog - little fun, creative ideas that anyone can try. It may be an idea of my own or something I found on a website or magazine that I wanted to share with you all. And it can be any kind of idea - like a home-made gift, a room-decorating tip, something yummy to bake, or just something fun to do when you're bored.

  So I decided to try it out. Tell me what you think :)

"cute as a button" magnets

Here's something I thought up the other day. You see, I had a long strip of magnet with double stick tape on it. What can I do with this? I wondered. And then it struck me. Buttons! Buttons are cute and colorful, so why not use them as fridge magnets?

What you need:

a strip of magnet (I believe it comes looking like this, and I'm sure you can buy it at any craft or DIY store)

double sided tape or hot glue gun


cute, colorful buttons

All you need to do is:

1. Cut small pieces off the magnet strip

2. Place the double sided tape or glue to the magnet piece and stick the button on.

Voila. That's it.  Very simple. But it turns out really cute. You can use them to hold up photos or notes on the fridge, use them to decorate your locker if you go to school, or whatever else you can think of :)

I hope you all are having a wonderful day :)

By they way, AmandaBeth is hosting a wonderful jewelry giveaway, click here to check it out!