Pow Wow

Both sides of my family lay claim to a famous Native American ancestor. And although I doubt that I'm descended from Pocahontas or Sacajawea, I will admit to a slight obsession with headdresses. I mean, look at these babies:

I figured it was about time I made myself one. What else am I supposed to wear to a concert at the beach next weekend? Duuhhh.

Headdress Headband

Step 1: buy some feathers, some fabric (you'll need it for the inside of your headband and the outside), some suede string, and dig through your drawers for beads and shells and jingle bells and whatever your inner Indian desires.

Step 2: Measure how long you want your headdress and cut out two strips of fabric, about an inch wide. (I used a piece of furniture tie-down rope for the outside of mine)

Step 3: Glue about 35 feathers, evenly spaced, to the wrong side of one strip of fabric. Let it dry, then glue the other piece of fabric to your headband, wrong sides together. You'll now have two strips of fabric glued together with a row of feathers in between them.

Step 4: Measure and cut eight pieces of suede string. Six of them will hang down, two of them will be used to tie behind your head.

Step 5: Tie more feathers to random pieces of suede. Add yer charms and whatnot.

Step 6: Get your tomahawk and scalp some white people.

Just watch out for sudden wind gusts.


Try Try Again

I have a feeling this blog will never leave me alone. I love blogging, I love writing, I love web design, I have a codependent relationship with the internet. So I'm going to keep this up (probably) and use it to give me a bit of entertainment and self-fulfillment once in awhile. The less free time I have, the more of it I like to spend :)

So without further ado, I leave you a little bit of everything.

Good Food

Misleading Chocolate Bundt Cake with Caramel Lime Glaze

You will need:

1 box of dark chocolate cake mix (and eggs and oil and whatever else the box tells you)

4 tbs butter

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup white sugar

1/2 cup heavy cream (or half and half if that's what you've got)

2 tsp lime juice

1. Bake the cake in a bundt pan. Remember to grease the pan with butter. It does make a difference.

2. Melt the butter over medium-low heat and add sugars.

3. Cook, stirring often, for two minutes.

4. Stir in the cream and bring to a boil.

5. Add the lime juice and cook, stirring without ceasing, for two more minutes.

6. Remove from heat.

7. Poke holes in your cooked and cooled bundt and pour glaze lovingly.

8. Engorge on faux gourmet deliciousness.

Great Design

I'm chomping at the bit for a blog redesign. Even better, a personal website to advertise my web design skillz with its own blog. Major inspiration:


Scrumptious Fashion

If I could wear anything to the MGMT concert:

Rackk and Ruin

Beautiful Art

Children are seriously artistic geniuses. All of them. Proof is in the picture:

Yeondoo Jung

Lovely Beats

Arcade Fire + Gritty Western = Stunning


Finding a good sewing pattern is tough. Especially since you don't know if it's good until you've spent twelve hours and stabbed eight fingers numerous times. After all the blood, sweat, and tears, it better be worth it. Look up reviews for sewing patterns first and save yourself some inevitable heartbreak.


**Warning: this site is hideous and poorly organized. Take this as a lesson to never mix various shades of peach, brown, and red together unless you're designing a tampon box for the dollar store.**

Until next time. Don't sniff the fruit salad.


ink and watercolor

Hey, I entered a contest ages ago and lost. :( But I can post the pics here for y'all to admire!

I drew them, my boyfriend painted them.

There's a meteor shower tonight. Blankets + backyard + champurrado + friends + shooting stars = ^_^



Hello. :)

I feel really bad about this little blog. Like, shameful just about. But here I am, in this weird mood where I'm feeling a little creatively stunted and hoping starting the blog back up will remind me of how important and... almost therapeutic... drawing and painting and creating is.

Plus, I just found this amazing blog that makes me want to start it all again.

Maybe someday... I will be that talented. And have awesome experiences revolving around my art. I mean, I can't even call it art can I? Someday maybe.

I've been working on some shtuffs. I'm thinking a nice big Etsy update is in order soon. I'll keep you (oh yes, all of you) posted.

Until then...


Part 3: How to Make a Podcast

Part 3

So... how do I put it on my blog?

How to Embed MP3 Audio Files In Web Pages
I use Yahoo! Media Player on my blog. Look at item 3 on this page to learn more.

* For the hearing impaired, the text-only versions of these podcasts are available here.

Part 2: How to Make a Podcast

Part 2

But... how do I record something?

* For the hearing impaired, the text-only versions of these podcasts are available here.


My First Podcast! Part 1: How to Make a Podcast

I know, I know. It's confusing. A podcast on making podcasts? Just bear with me. This is for a class I'm taking on multimedia on the internet, and since podcasting has always been a curiosity of mine, I thought it would be a good thing to research and try out. To read my report (which also explains what exactly podcasting is) you can visit my website. So here goes, part 1 of my three part podcast that teaches you how to make your own podcast on your blog.*

Part 1

So... what do I need?

Free audio editing software
Audacity (recommended)
Aldo's WAVEdit

* For the hearing impaired, the text-only versions of these podcasts are available here.