Thursday, April 17, 2014

Turquoise Bracelet Making!!

Hey everyone!

First of all...


I posted this on facebook as well so make sure to swing by the shop and see if you like anything. This is a great deal. :)

Back to my post... 

I hope everyone is doing well. I'm wrapping the semester for finals for the next 2 weeks but somehow managed to squeeze in a long-time-coming art project. 
 
So I haven't updated on art projects in a while and now here I am talking about my recent obsession with making bracelets. I had so many pendants and beads to work with that this project came pretty naturally. I found some awesome turquoise gemstone beads and it just really took off. Here are some of the products I just listed  recently. Love the fun color combos for the summer!




I realize that these 3 may look similar but it's because I worked with the same small batch of beads. If these bracelets are liked by potential customers, I'd love to branch out and make more with some other semi-precious gemstones. These 3 all incorporate real turquoise beads or clover spacers. I absolutely love the color and it's popular all year round.

Let me know which one is your favorite and what colors you would want a bracelet like this in. Maybe I'll run with your idea-- who knows!

Take care!

Cheers,
Dana



Monday, April 14, 2014

Staying Hydrated

Hello cutiepies!

Hope everyone is having a good start to their week!

Ah... I'm at crunch time wrapping up my semester which means a lot of stress, poor eating habits, and bad sleeping habits to come. In an attempt to minimize all the above, I am going to stay hydrated and happy as possible.



Yep! I noticed I never get to drink enough water during school days so I'm going to try to work something out to keep myself hydrated. I have this crazy Tuesday with a  3 hour lab (10 minute break in between) and a 2.15 hour class right after that. I get basically no time to eat or go to the bathroom.

:\ I'm going to try to at least drink my whole bottle of water throughout that day since it's super unhealthy to not drink any water for that long of a time span. Remember that 8-10 glasses of water a day is average. I aim for 6-8 and give myself a nice pat on the back if I ever surpass that!

This chart made me cringe because I really know how dehydrated I am when I see this sometimes...






I don't think weight loss should ever be a reason to do anything unless it involves making healthy changes in your life and naturally becoming fit. Never replace water for meals or drink more to feel full and therefore eat less. Your body needs food and water separately.




I wanted to make a video about the best times to drink water eventually so I guess here is a preview!



Enjoy my little health rant about how important water is and go drink a glass!



Friday, April 11, 2014

Vineyards and Greenery Photography

Hey cutiepies!

Oh my gosh. I took these photos sometimes last year and never got to watermark and share them. They were taken at the beautiful Crane Creek Vineyard and Vogel State Park of Blairsville, Georgia. I didn't edit these photos at all so the vibrant greens and bright skies are all natural. :) Go on a soothing journey with me.









Hope you all enjoyed your dose of green today with me. Go outside and enjoy 5 minutes of fresh air if you can because you deserve it. :) Take care and I will post soon. <3




Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Pursuit of happiness and Cheesecake

Hey everyone!

I'm so glad I have this blog to just talk about frivolous to more important things in life. It's such a great escape for me-- thanks for being here. :)
I am still slowly but quickly preparing for my finals towards the end of this month.

It feels like nothing is happening though because the test date isn't in like 2 days or anything like that but in weeks. Oh well... still gotta pace right? :)

So... it was my boyfriend's birthday recently and he's always raving about cheesecake so I made him oreo cheese cake with a no bake recipe. If you are interested, I filmed the process just to share. I don't really have time to plan and film so a lot of my videos are candid and spontaneous with what I end up sharing.  I didn't miss out on a chance to share a cheesecake recipe of course.




They turned out really good but I do recommend eating them after waiting overnight. They taste much better than after just 4 hours in the fridge. All notes are in the description section of the video.

Anyway, back to life.



I'm starting to see how simple this list is yet how intimidating it is at the same time.
I feel like I struggle with being whole. I go from one polar end to the other and can never find a great balance between two extremes. This post indirectly touched on that since I blog and maintain an etsy shop for fun/for entrepreneurship. Yet... I'm in school studying big time to try to get my OT prerequisites in. But by doing that, I miss out on a social life and just "me" things.

I'm really blessed to have my online art/blog community. It's a productive and inspirational hobby so if anything, it's helping me maintain this balance that I seek with myself. I know school comes first but I'm also turning 23 next week and I felt like 2014 started yesterday. No time to seize an opportunity but the present. This is my mini PSA for today.

Know what is important.
Pursue what you must.
Try what you can along the way.
Meet nice people along the way as well.
BE GOOD TO YOURSELF AND YOUR BODY.
You have nothing to lose if you are committed to your major goal already.

This will all lead to a happy-- whether it's the happy you envisioned or the happy life led you to.

Take that and run with it my butterflies!
We are all meant for greatness. On that note, peace.