Thursday, October 13, 2011

Desktop Screenshot - October 2011

Mmmhmmm, freshly cleaned & customized desktop! 

Homura Akemi <3 + Nintendo + Adorables.

It's going to be an epic October.

Thanks for looking! Got a (SFW) desktop setup you'd like to show off?

Friday, September 23, 2011

Cardigan Noir on Pinterest!

Pinterest is awesome. For one thing, I love organizing things. Putting various items into a small, adorable box? I am all about that. Neatly arranging bookmarks according to type? Yes please. Unfortunately, there is such a thing as too many bookmarks... so instead of collecting thousands in ever expanding folders, Pinterest lets you make a visual pin board out of all those favorite links. I get to organize and put my hours of looking through images to use! Sweet.

You can have multiple boards too, for a + 5 to Originally & Neatness - depending on titles. I've got a mix of standard and spunky happening right now: Favorite Places & Spaces, Let's Geek Out, Wall of Heroes, Books to Get Lost In, Inspiring Objects, DIY, and Kick It Oldschool.

And of course, a few of my favorite pins:


Follow Me on Pinterest

Check it out! (And dare I say make one for yourself?) 
It's full of great stuff. ^^


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Here Be Dragons!

Guarding the egg. 

Technically, I suppose that first ring is a Griffin... or half Griffin / half Dragon.

Le Egg.

The rings are my most favorite jewelry, obtained at a Renaissance Faire many years ago. The 'Dragon Egg', (or Opal Egg in Matrix) I picked up from this great store called The Sacred Well. Kim and I had gone on a quest for incense, and lost a good bit of time going through all the gems and stones. The people were super friendly, and I can't wait to go back!

I'm officially calling it a Dragon Egg, but as for the properties of an Opal in Matrix - it's supposed to promote imagination. Right up my alley!

(I do love me some dragons.)

The second ring, the true Dragon - is a testament to hand crafted jewelry. It's been run over by a car, banged back into shape, and still looks awesome. Quality work.

A little bit of Draconic inspiration for today!



Friday, September 9, 2011

Adventures : Golden Gate Park & Best of Thai Noodle House

A while back I teamed up with my fellow adventurers Misa, Jesse, and Johnny 
(who was visiting from Chicago, woo!) to delve into the wonders of Golden Gate Park. Don't be fooled, this park is massive. I think I saw more varied types of vegetation in this one day than I've seen my whole life. 

The adventure starts on Fulton Street in San Francisco, our choice of entrance.

My compatriots trek through the Park.

My feet were also in attendance. I was loving the carpet of leaves & pine needles!

A perfect place to battle.

A gorgeous bridge offered a peek at the many layers of the park.

This (successful) tree was determined to stand out.

We saw so many roses!


They were all quite pretty. <3

We found this great little lagoon, with a waterfall ~

The swirl pattern of the water was pretty intense.

From there, we followed this cute stream...

... and I found my favorite plant (from this journey) along the way!

Poorly hidden hobbit-house or swamp monster cave, can't decide.

This little guy had awesome orange wing accents.

The passage of time.

A lilly said hello. 

More of the pretty.

Another stand out shrubbery. (I think he heard about the other tree.)

Twisted trunks.

We started to make our way out, and passed by the Conservatory of Flowers...

... and ended up at the Haight.

That means it's time to eat!

Best of Thai Noodle House. It's basically impossible for us to be in the Haight & Ashbury area and not stop at this place. Picked on a whim a year and a half ago when we were first apartment hunting, this smallish-but-delicious place blew our minds and instantly became a favorite. Like your food MEGA-SPICY? No problem. Want a milder version? Boom, done. What's that, you need a vegetarian option? You know they got it. The waitstaff is awesome, the place is cute, affordable, and everything tastes great. I can't even explain it, it's too good. If you have the chance, you should definitely go - and bring cash, they don't take cards. 


All in all, a fun romp through the woods of Golden Gate Park + a mini feast!

(Yosemite, hopefully you'll be next.)


Saturday, September 3, 2011

Sweater Love : Buckle

How could I have forgotten about Buckle for so long? Though I've been creeping on their knits for years, I've yet to grab anything from this fabulous looking shop thus far. When it comes to sweaters, it looks like they know what's going on. I fell in love with the following eight, so they're doing something right.



I'm definitely in my gray-ish palette phase of life, can you tell? It seems quietly chic, but still a little cozy.

Which one is your favorite?

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Crafty : Feathers, Sparkles and Buttons, Oh My!

Some random day not too long ago, Kim and I were feeling creative. So we combined our efforts, busted out all our crafting materials, and took a look at what we had. She's a big fan of Michael's (and slowly turning me into one as well), and I've been collecting random bits and pieces of sparkle and shine over the years.

That's a lot of random stuff. It's like treasure hunting!

For fun, I decided to play with the pretty and take a few pictures before things got turned into other things.

~ Ephemera ~

Decisions, decisions...

Close up on the sparkles.

A little demonic, but still cute!

Anime Cutie.

More sparkles.

After all was said and done, I decided to make a feather fascinator... albeit a bit smaller than the ones I've seen online. I think it turned out pretty cute!

Mission accomplished.

Kim's still working on her thing, which involves stitches and whatnot, so it's going to take more time than mine. I'm excited to see the finished product. 'Twas a very fun creative adventure, and I'm super lucky that not only do I get to live with my best friend, but also that we inspire each other so much. (We'll be opening up an Etsy shop soon, if all goes well ~) Dream team, woohoo!

We're pretty cool. 

Thanks for looking! What creative adventures have you been up to lately?

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