The heat is on in good ol’ central California (in fact, it hit 100 degrees today and the party got started by there being a three-hour-long power outage across parts of the city. Heat-related electricity issues, which tend to happen when we hit the triple digits here!)
But I didn’t mind. It was quite the beautiful day (I love the heat) and I had iced coffee this morning and then meandered over to my favorite organic market and ate a refreshing salad on the patio, watching the towering, puffy clouds off in the distance over the mountains. 💜
With the heat, I thought it was a great time to finally wear this cute, handmade off-the-shoulder top I bought at She’s a Mermaid Cat over on Etsy. I bought it months ago but at the time it was too cold to wear. It made its debut today, and I looooooooooove it!
Along with my vintage floral skirt, I think it turned out to be a super cool outfit, with the ladybugs sealing the deal!!
In other news, I reached my goal of finishing D-Day by actual D-Day, June 6th!!! It was an amazingly detailed book that I learned so much from. I had no idea all that was involved: the events leading up to it, the training involved, reading the stories from the veterans who were actually there to experience it. 💜
And now? I’m going to re-read Band of Brothers. Because it made me want to read that one again, on a related note!
I’ve been looking forward to seeing Aladdin, and today I went to see it; I absolutely loved it!
Aladdin is one of my favorite Disney films, so it felt beautifully nostalgic to see it come to life from cartoon to live action. 💕 I was so happy with how it turned out and I think they did a really great job!
I wore this cute Princess Jasmine shirt from Target, my vintage skirt, along with my new ring I made for myself! I think this is my favorite ring I’ve made. 😉
I couldn’t get enough of the costumes worn in the film; so many jewel tones and much sparkle to admire! It’s easy to see why these shoes I wore are my favorite pair of shoes I own. They’re literally encrusted with rhinestones and crystal beads. 💜
It’s also looking like a whole new world in my Etsy shop! I’ve made some new goodies that I’m really happy with; the necklaces are cameo style, which is a new design I decided to try out and now I’m in love:
It’s been a creative past week, making new things. 💜 I wanted these new creations to be colorful and bold, and dang it, I think I succeeded! Because they are BRIGHT.
I hope you’ve enjoyed your week, and I’ll see you in the next post!
Pink and blue: two colors that seem so opposite, but I have found that they compliment each other so well! I chose a brighter look with this outfit. 💙
When you can’t decide which color of butterfly hairclip you want to wear. Wear one of each. PROBLEM SOLVED!
The creativity has been flowing for me like water unleashed from a dam, and thus, these notebooks were brought to life! I went through the ever-dependable Zazzle to get these printed, and they arrived in the mail this week!
I love the fact that I can print my art onto so many different things! These notebooks are available in my Etsy shop. I can’t wait to create more in the future! 💜
You all know my love for music! The other day, I meandered into a local music store that is known for carrying literally all types of music, and I was overjoyed to find my favorite album by Sabaton, a Swedish power metal band I discovered earlier this year. 😀
I love their style because they sing about historical battles, themes of war and heroism. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever heard and it makes everything seem epic, no matter what you’re doing. Driving to Starbucks for that cup of joe? EPIC. Knitting a sweater? EPIC.
It’s been an awesome week!! I managed to capture the most stunning sunset when I was sitting at Teazer’s the other night, enjoying a Tiger Spice Chai! This was my view and I felt very lucky:
I love sunsets, especially ones with silhouettes of palm trees. 💜 It was especially a nice view while I was reading my current book, D-Day, which my goal is to finish by the actual day of D-Day (June 6). I have no doubt I’ll be able to reach that goal of finishing the book by then!
To celebrate the end of the week, I wanted to post an ultra colorful outfit with every color of the rainbow in it! (I wore this before it randomly became rainy and cold, a day or two afterwards).
The gorgeous floral pin I’m wearing in the center-top of my dress is my favorite pin I bought at The Tote Trove (I simply love her creations because they are bright, beautiful, and so very unique!). The ring, I made. Doesn’t it all come together into a spring time explosion of color??
In retrospect, I’m surprised I didn’t get attacked by bees…
YOU DIDN’T THINK YOU’D LITERALLY GET A RAINBOW AT THE END OF THIS BLOG POST, DID YOU?
Surpriiiiiiiiise! 💙💚💛❤️ We had a big thunderstorm roll through yesterday early evening. I met my friend for coffee, and by the end of our hangout it was pouring! We walked outside and what do you know – a double rainbow!! (Doesn’t it look like the rainbow ends in the field?!)
It was so awesome. A nice, stormy day with a colorful ending!
Hi hi!! Welcome to another episode of my random life… 😀
Here I am with a big ol’ cheesy grin as I sport one of my Ghost shirts (the image is from their first album, Opus Eponymous.)
The yellow skirt is a 1960’s vintage item I bought on Etsy a couple of months ago, and it came to me all the way from Belgium! 💛🇧🇪
This was last Thursday and it was a gorgeous day; I went out for some coffee and enjoyed sitting out on the Starbucks patio. The weather was unusually humid because a storm was due to arrive later on (I love the anticipation of an approaching storm).
After I was done at Starbucks, I decided that Indian food sounded so good (it’s my favorite cuisine). So I drove across the street to my favorite Indian restaurant for lunch. Yeah!!!
I was in heaven…I can’t express how much I love Indian food. I love the Indian culture/cuisine in general, so I get the best of both worlds because they have Indian music videos streaming in the restaurant. ❤️
In the evening, the storm hit. 💜 It began in the Sierra Nevada mountains and gradually swept its way into the valley. I managed to get some photos of the lightning – cool, no??
Storms aren’t very common where I live, so it was a big deal. Eventually, it drifted right over my house, and the wind and thunder was insane!! It was a cool way to wrap up the week.
I wore some particularly colorful outfits this week! The first one was a baby blue floral ensemble, topped off with sweet pink bows. I think pale blue and pink go so well together. 🌸
I’ve had this butterfly headband for a long time that I made. And any of these little snap clips you see me wear, I got from Claire’s! 🌟✨ Even if I live to be 89 years old, I will most likely still be wearing hair clips from Claire’s. They have so many cute ones to choose from.
Wearing this fun ensemble, I met my friend downtown and we went to a small restaurant that serves organic food called Raw Fresno. I decided on the Chia Seed Parfait, and oohhhhhhhhhhhhh my goshhhhhhhhhhhhh…
This was literally the most delicious parfait I’ve ever had in my life! The texture was super thick, which was cool, and then you had some maple and molasses drizzled over the chia pudding and strawberries.
It was so good because it wasn’t super sweet, and there were so many layers to enjoy. I am salivating just looking at these pictures again…aaaaaaggggghhhh.
It was great to try new food, and something super healthy to boot! ❤️
I made sure to document this, because I’m not a sporty person. Or so I thought…
I’ve acquired a liking for shootin’ some HOOPS. This was all my idea and one of my friends agreed it’d be fun to play some light-hearted basketball, so off to the court we went in the evening. I’ve been wanting to try new things, so this was a great chance!
I had a blast!! I’m sure it was quite a sight to see me running around the court, dribbling the ball, and jumping mid-air to shoot the basketball into the hoop. My friend and I played around the world, and surprisingly, I won. BOOM!
What did I prove? That you can do anything in a dress!
I’m going to continue playing basketball for fun. Next activity I want to try? Roller skating!
And for your entertainment, here are some pictures of me randomly standing in the road:
As you can see, I’ve been wearing lots of green lately! 💚 It was a really fun weekend, and I also had lunch with my long-lost grandfather and long-lost cousin I just recently met for the first time! So that was really lovely. 💜
What about you, dear reader? Good weekend? Is there an activity you’ve wanted to try before, but haven’t yet? Basketball, check! Roller skating…soon!