New toy!

I wanted this to be a separate post…

I just wanted to show you guys my new toy! I would use my dad’s tablet from work before to do graphics and design but ever since I got my macbook, I haven’t been able to use it because Lion doesn’t support PowerPC apps and software.

So I got the Wacom Bamboo Capture a couple of days ago (it was my mom and dad’s Christmas gift to me – THANK YOU PARENTS!) and it’s been working great! I love it already! I’m designing some doors right now for my aunt (something you’ll hear about in a post within the next week) and I did the logo, and bloglovin sign earlier for this blog.

I can’t wait to do more things with this! I’m thinking a freebies/downloads section. I’ve designed some backgrounds/wallpapers before and I’d like to put it up among other things that I can digitally make. :)

What ghost?

So this past weekend I spent the night at my mom’s work with her (she works at a high school dormitory which used to be an old hotel) because my dad asked me to accompany her just so she isn’t alone and so she can sleep. Turns out there might be a ghost(s) in the hall because someone (or something) messed with my mom’s desk while she was out of the office for about 15 minutes. She looked back at the security tapes in the hallway but she didn’t see anyone go into her office. Creepy huh? Luckily I didn’t see anything or observed anything strange that happened.

I decided to take a few pictures around the grounds before dinner was ready.

Hope you enjoy!

(OH… I stitched my pictures again. The reason I’m stitching them is because I want to conserve space in the media library for other pictures :) Plus it’s easier to upload since all i have to do is pick one file hehhehe :) )

Here’s my description of the pictures by row:

Radiators. I’ve never really seen a radiator up close and I thought it was really cool.

House. There’s a house on the right side of that hill (where the trees are at). I wonder if the view is really pretty from up there…

Light. I really like light fixtures and this one caught my attention.

Bridge and Bath. That’s the bridge that connects the dormitories to the school. Then there’s another radiator in the bathroom but what I was really interested in was the tile on the floor. Cute little hexagons – simple.

Railing. As I was walking back to the dormitories, I looked back at the sunset and took a picture through the railings. I though it looked pretty cool.

Books and Lace

Hello!

First of all, I want to say that I’m so grateful to have been featured on “Freshly Pressed” yesterday as well as today!!! aaahhh!! two days in a row! I was so happy to receive such great comments and got some new followers too! Might I say… I’ve been feeling pretty inspired and motivated since yesterday. This was exactly the kick I needed to get this blog going.

So here it is, as promised, I’m showing you the awesome finds that I got while I was on my trip.

Two old books (The Scarlet Letter & War and Peace) from the 57th Street Antique Mall located in East Sacramento. Then the lace tablecloth, two lace doilies, and three lace ribbons that I found at a small thrift store on the way to Yosemite. (Sadly, I didn’t remember the name of the town)

The lace table-cloth is a little stained so I still need try to get the stains out. The ribbon on the top right, which came in a set of 3 that’s about 30″ long, are damaged and there’s a lot of stains. So if I can’t get the stains out of those ribbons, I’d salvage the good parts and maybe make some earrings or jewelry of some sort. (Unless I come up with a better idea) I think I’m going to use the lace ribbons that’s located in the top middle section for these skirts that I want to make that I saw on pinterest one time.

well.. these ones are actually shorts but hey.. shorts are awesome.

and then there’s this one:

Then the lace doilies… I really wanted to make the lace doilie lamps I’ve been seeing around like these:

If not lamps, then maybe some cool lace bowls for decoration or maybe I’d incorporate it to kind of a mixed media painting. RIGHT? that’d be cool…

Ok farewell for now. I’m off to do my laundry and accounting homework. fuunn…

Favorites

So after Christmas, I went on a trip up north with zee familia. We went to Sequoia National Forest, Yosemite, Fresno, Sacramento, San Francisco, Solvang, and Mission Santa Barbara.

The trip was fun and I definitely won’t forget it because I twisted/sprained my ankle while we were there. I wish I could tell you that it’s this epic story where I’m hiking through the forest and I fell from a rock and twisted my ankle… but no. What happened was that I was stepping down from the curb and I missed the step (according to my mom) because the next thing I knew I was on the ground. Lamesauce, I know. I’m such a loser (hahaha). We were suppose to go to Hearst Castle, the only thing I had requested we go to, and we had to cancel the trip because ain’t no waaay I was climbing up and down 100+ steps with a swollen ankle. So sad.

The forest was beautiful. I’ve never been to Sequoia National Forest or Yosemite, but it was nice to see that. The only part I (as well as my sister and mom) did not like was that we got kind of car sick because of the winding roads. It didn’t help that I was taking pictures of EVERYTHING while my dad was driving… there was one point where I was pretty much leaning over him so I can take a picture of the view that was on his side.

On the way to yosemite, we had stopped by this small thrift store and I bought a lace tablecloth, lace doilies, and lace ribbons. (I’ll show you guys one day)

Then in sacramento, we strolled through old town sacramento. It was really cute and I took pictures of my sisters near the brick buildings. We also went to the “57th Street Antique Mall” They have have some pretty awesome stuff. Pricey though. The dealers were literally following me around, I felt like they were watching my every move. I did buy a couple of old books, The Scarlet Letter and War & Peace, from there (picture to follow another day).

I twisted my ankle the morning we were going to go to San Francisco. We were suppose to do A LOT while we were there but since I couldn’t walk, we just stayed at pier 39 and took this bus tour around the city. (the ones with the double decker bus) Then we went back to the hotel after.

Then we were on our way to Solvang because that’s where my sister wanted to go. Spent the night and walked around the town the next day. Then after we were on our way to Mission Santa Barbara. Took some pictures then went home because we had a family party to go to for New Years Eve!

That was pretty much the quick summary of my trip. Hope ya’ll enjoy the pictures below.