Wednesday, June 17


Today I summoned all of my domestic skills and made cupcakes from scratch. I was pretty nervous seeing as how last time I made a cake from scratch it wasn't all that great. Hey, I didn't know you weren't supposed to tightly pack the flour into the measuring cups. That stuff stuck to the roof of our mouths, you couldn't get through it without a few glasses of milk.

This time I am pleased to say they turned out delicious! I think my family was afraid though, when I got home from work tonight they were still untouched. It's pretty bad when cupcakes sit untouched for 6 hours, that's when you know your last try failed miserably.

They were Maple Buttercream cupcakes and they were super good!!! A cavity waiting to happen though...

flea market finds

So this last weekend I went to the flea market here in Sacramento and the weekend before I went to the Alameda Flea Market. I love flea markets and all the treasures you can find!

I'm so glad I peered under the dust cover of this book. It's so beautiful. And only a dollar!

The inside of my sweet orange book.

This sweet lamp is going in my future office. Whenever I actually have one. I've already got it all planned out. For now, I have nowhere to put it.

I lusted after these old letterpress letters (at least I think that's what they are! When a girl walked up next to me and asked me what they were that's what I told her, I definitely sounded like I new what I was talking about) last time I was at the Alameda flea market so this time it was the booth I looked for first. Next time though I think I'm going to pick even better letters, maybe I'll get the whole alphabet! I'm in love with them.

I got all these awesome jars which now house old black and white photos, some jewelry, and my coasters! As for the scoop, it's for ice cream. My parents have one that's similar, and I love it. So now I have one of my own, only prettier. I told them that I can finally move out, now that I have my ice cream scoop I have all I need to survive!

Those are just a few of my finds! Sometimes I really wish I had my own place so I could buy everything I want.

Sunday, June 14

go ahead and gawk at the beauty around you

look at how absolutely breathtaking the sky was the other night. You know those moments, when you see something like this, and you just stand there, gawking at it's beauty? Things like this make me so happy to be alive and they remind me of how little my problems are compared to the grand scheme of things. I know this picture doesn't begin to capture the overwhelming beauty of the sky that evening, but it does give just a glimmer.

thanks Thoreau

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
Live the life you've always dreamed of."