Thursday, March 8, 2012

KONY 2012

I'm sure all of you have seen the new campaign KONY 2012 by Invisible Children, and if you've watched the video are aware of all the crimes of Joseph Kony. If you haven't seen the video you can see it here. After watching, I was curious and decided to research the subject. Did you know only 31% of the 8.5 million dollars they received last year went to the actual charity. I found this article from a friend on Facebook that sheds some light on some really good points... I definitely recommend reading it here. As he said in the article lets keep this about Joseph Kony himself rather than on KONY 2012!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

for the love good music..

For those of you who are not aware of my love affair with all things Johnny Cash, or just don't know who Johnny Cash even is.... you are truly missing out! Coming soon to Nashville there will be a museum of some of Johnny Cash's artifacts, as well as the restoration of Cash's childhood home in Arkansas. You can head over to Rolling Stones to read about the all these goodies. So, I decided in honor of Johnny Cash's (would be) 80th birthday I would check out some good music today. I discovered great new music made in the south via back down south. *On a side note this blog also features people with not only the best clothes but also amazing boots, which I am always a sucker for! Later on this week I will definitely be putting a list together of todays finds.

via Letters of Note

And if you haven't noticed yet, CMT is playing Sweet Home Alabama all weekend. One of my favorites, I mean who wouldn't wanna watch yummy southern men with yummy southern accents?

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Garden & Gun

Do ya'll know about the magazine Garden & Gun? If not ya'll are truly missing out! If you are from the south this is definitely a magazine for you. They have articles about food, homes, people, and sporting goodies. Today I found an article on southern women that is completely TRUE! I always get a sense of pride in anything southern, which i'm sure any true southerner would as well. You can find the article here. One of my favorite parts of the article: 

"To be born a Southern woman is to be made aware of your distinctiveness. And with it, the rules. The expectations. These vary some, but all follow the same basic template, which is, fundamentally, no matter what the circumstance, Southern women make the effort. Which is why even the girls in the trailer parks paint their nails. And why overstressed working moms still bake three dozen homemade cookies for the school fund-raiser. And why you will never see Reese Witherspoon wearing sweatpants. Or Oprah take a nap.

For my mother, being Southern means handwritten thank-you notes, using a rhino horn’s worth of salt in every recipe, and spending a minimum of twenty minutes a day in front of her makeup mirror so she can examine her beauty in “office,” “outdoor,” and “evening” illumination. It also means never leaving the house with wet hair. Not even in the case of fire. Because wet hair is low-rent. It shows you don’t care, and not caring is not something Southern women do, at least when it comes to our hair."    

So go on over and read it. Let me know your thoughts....

Saturday, February 18, 2012

sorry for being MIA....

.... I have been extremely busy these past few weeks trying to get all of my school work done, working on  my resume, and trying to find jobs to apply to. It is taking most of my time. But along with all of this I have started some new things which I wanted to share with ya'll.

1. I created a Facebook page for my Etsy shop, which you can find it here! I am horrible at marketing anything, so hopefully this works. So go LIKE it!

2. I have finally started a blog for graphic design, which you can find here. Please excuse the mess it is in, I am slowly but surely going to make it look beautiful (and well designed)! I really wanted to start this for job purposes so that they can get an insight to the kind of design I like and hopefully it will help them decide to hire me?! I don't know yet if I will include it on my resume or just casually mention that I have a blog. I am not too confident in my blogging abilities as of yet so we shall see.

3. I'm in the process of creating a personal portfolio as well... I am not going to put the link up yet considering I haven't done anything to it as of yet so hopefully that will be done in the next few weeks.

If ya'll have an Etsy shop or website, share it with me and I will definitely look at your stuff and tell people about it... I know from personal experience how hard it is to get started ;)

Monday, January 30, 2012

More is More

I have had the busiest schedule for the past week and its only going to get worse from here on out.... OHHH the joys of senior year. I just got back from a senior meeting where they decided to load us down with confusing information and alllll the reasons as to how we won't end up graduating. So nice of them. Since I am the worlds best procrastinator when it comes to all things homework, I spent the entire day yesterday researching pinning a bunch of design inspirations for upcoming projects. And my sister over at Sweet Southern Drawl is featuring me on her blog today with my new etsy shop. You should go check it out!

Hope ya'll have a successful and stress free week. :)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Attention Movie Lovers

So i'm pretty excited for a lot of upcoming movies here in the next few weeks slash months, so I thought i'd take some time and tell you which ones i'm looking forward too. I always like knowing whats coming out ahead of time so that I can build up the excitement before I go see them hehe :) Anyways, here's just a few... ( ps sorry for longness but theres just soooo many I wanna see!!! )

Feb. 10

Feb. 14th

March 2nd

March 16th

March 23rd

April 20th

April 27th

June 1st

July 20th

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Remember that time...

... that I said I was really going to try to blog more frequently... well I mean it this time. I just set up an etsy shop which I am beyond excited about. You should go take a look around.....

I've wanted to do something on etsy for quite some time and finally got the motivation to do it. Now if only I could get the motivation to work on all of this school work... did I mention I'm taking 18 hours in my last semester of college? And yes, I must be crazy. I am seriously panicking with all this homework and almost being done with college. Scary thought that i'll be a graduate in a few short months.