Somehow, I'm the only person in my family with an eye for...well, anything! Literally, when we were building our house, I got to pick everything. Wall colors (hence how my room wound up blue...) My mom insisted on having yellow walls, but I got to pick the shade. I even pick my parents' clothes out. I'm not kidding. I also get left in charge of handling our (many, many) assorted knick-knacks.

So these are some pictures of what I've done with them, for inspiration or something. I have so many shells not because I collected them myself, but because I inherited them from my uncle's mother. She was an amazing gal.
Those are our cookbook shelves- the ones without books. We have four that are filled with cookbooks, but the others are my effective playground. (Also, if you're wondering about the snowman in the second to last, he's hanging out in there with the doll till I remember where I put the Christmas boxes...)

Then there's the hutch in the dining room, which was MADE to display random stuff. I have fuuuun with it.
My mom's favorite statues...
They hold glasses, for my mom and quasi-brother.
Aaaand MORE shells!
And then have a picture of my door, and progress on my room.
I swear, it's slowly getting cleaner...

30 for 30 Challenge: Outfits Nineteen and Twenty

From July...

Denim Jacket - thrifted | Tank - A'gaci | Shorts - H&M | Shoes - Payless


Yeah...denim on denim. Trendy, eh? I'm still not sure how I feel about it...I think it mighta worked better with a darker piece. Might try again sometime later...but yeah. whoo.

Since I never got to outfit twenty - or past - we're going to see if I can get through at least some of the remaining eleven days with my vacation outfits.
Day twenty.
Hat - Disney (lol I wish I had it...) | Jacket - F21 | Tank - A'gaci | Jeans - Macy's? | Bag - Land's End

...fine, I only managed one outfit that also came with a picture that had things in the thirty. I'm not sure I want to continue this, though, to finish it up. I've definitely been having trouble thinking of any new ideas.

In other news, I finally figured out what I'm doing with the other earring. I'm making it into a barrette! Oh yeah. : D

shiny shiny

I don't know why, but as we're heading into fall, I have an absolute obsession with crescent moon necklaces.
From here.

From here.
From here.
I showed a picture of it already, but I ~kind of~ made something similar to this last one, from an earring. To refresh your memory of's the necklace in this picture:
Which became this...
(Like my hair? Trying a darker red that looks better with light.)
Still need to figure out what to do with the mate of that earring...I may just glue it to some ribbon and prance around pretending to be Sailor Moon (because I have a short uniform skirt and have yet to grow up) for the heck of it. But any ideas are quite welcome!

And now I'm going to hunt for some other crescent moon necklaces...we'll see if I manage to find any.

School, Some Clothes, and a Room View

School starts back up for me on the 24th, guys. Senior year. I HAVE FIRST PERIOD OFF EVERY OTHER DAY I AM SO EXCITED.
Um, yeah. xD Figured you might wanna know, or something. The power of being able to sleep in till around nine instead of waking up at six is like heaven.

I mentioned my hair cut...have some pictures of it.

The shortness is...different. But I can do a top knot now? My mother told me it looks "weird, but okay". And the necklace is a former earring that I took the hook off of and put on a chain.

I went shopping and you know, bought stuff. Go me.

From Forever 21, I got a shirt, some bracelets, nailpolish and a headband. Whoo~

I got a (cheap) pair of earrings, one of which was turned into a pendant. Still deciding what to do with the other. A pair of sunnies identical to my favorite extremely beat up pair, a pair of $5 six-inch heels that I adore, a purse, and a moustache ring. That ring is going to be the first part of a Christmas gift for one of my friends, who has a moustache obsession.

And remember how I was doing stuff to my room? This is the ~current~ view. It'll get cleaner...slowly.
It's changed a bit since I took the picture... less of a mess, the bookcases have received some rearrangement. Does anybody have ideas on what I can do with old CD cases? Like, I keep all my CDs in a bag thing, so the cases have just been collecting dust on my bookcase for /years/ now. I don't wanna toss them, because that's just wasting, but I don't know what to do with them. Ideas?

Anyhow, I'm trying to start getting back in the swing of things. Which is good, since, you know, school starts next week.

Aaah senior year D:

What the Cali...

Driving from Texas to California is exhausting, first off. My idea of comfortable carwear, according to my mother, verged on the Lady Gaga side of things. Really, the heels were just the only shoes I liked at that point.

Headband - F21 | Top - BuiYahKah | Skirt - Body Central | Socks - Gap | Boots - Rue21
Rest stops are...different.

The next day involved - surprise! - more driving. My outfit actually changed over the course of the day, and that change involved swapping shirts in the middle of the street. Nobody even noticed. xD; We were in Arizona at this point, and managed to get to New Mexico by the next day, now with the quasi-brother-child-thing in tow. Sadly, I did not manage a picture of the outfit. A recurring problem, I'm afraid.

The day after that, we arrived in California, and visited UCRiverside. It was hot and boring and all, but I got a picture at the Clock Tower there.
Top - don't remember | Jeans - Macy's (I think) | Flats - thrifted

The next day we went to a church and -sigh- my outfit was abysmal. I was trying out the maxi skirt trend - I'd already tried it out on Day Two, but it looked better (I think). Anyhow, that was about all we did that day. Besides slicing my ankle open. I'm still not sure how /that/ happened.
Earrings - thrifted | Top - don't remember | Skirt - Wet Seal | Flats - Wet Seal

The next day was - wait for it! - DISNEYLAND. I bought a plastic sword and it's now hanging on my wall and it is awesome. But it's also sad that I have to wait till twenty-one to buy a real one! I uh, have an obsession with swords guys. It's kinda bad... But anyhow, I went simple and comfy, for obvious reasons. My feet still felt like hell at the end of the day, and I had one amazing sunburn (someone actually called me a lobster...damn my skin), but it worked. Once I pulled the jacket thing I'd worn off.
Cardi - F21 | Tank - A'gaci | Pants - Macy's | Flats - thrifted | Bag - Land's End
am totes a pirate
Sixth day, I recovered from the sunburn and we did things I can't really remember. I don't even remember what I wore. Seriously, all I remember is buying flip flops from WalMart because I had blisters from my flats.

The next day was Knott's Berry Farm, which was epic and awesome. I rode as many roller coasters as I possibly could. All on my own, since no one else in the family likes the things. I also picked up a fake spear and a choker made by a Sioux lady named Shannon YellowHorse. (They had a Native American store there, where they sold a number of things...if only it had been payday, I could have bought more...and I would've too.) Basically a reprise of day one, just with flip flops from WalMart. Note to self - shots like the one below are awkward and should not be attempted. I also got hives from the sunscreen my mother foisted on me. Yeah, I'm allergic to it. What. Fun.

Next day we drove through downtown LA and UCLA after visiting Monterey (and the aquarium there!), without stopping anywhere (ugh, my mother hates the whole place so much it's kind of scary). We also tried the beach but it was too windy and cold.
Choker - store @ Knotts | Top - Kohl's | Jeans - Macy's | Flats - thrifted | Bracelets - Wet Seal | Purse - thrifted

Then we started driving back (sigh). No pictures from the first day. The second day of the trip back, we arrived back at the chiquito's parents place, where he decided to (at least, for a year) live with us.
Top - idk | Skirt - Wet Seal | Gladiator sandals - Payless

And then at some point we arrived back home and I passed out.
gahhhh I miss California weather and In-n-out and everything. :<
But I'll live.
And with luck, I'll wind up at college there.

Back and Alive

Okay. I finally have the energy to actually do this. (Cheer or something, I guess xD ).
I got back from California late at night on the 24th, and other than one outing to the mall, and one mad dash around bookstores for the Hunger Games (gah, I got addicted, shh), I have been sleeping like around the clock. I don't ever really sleep on trips. Something about having to share a bed with people makes it impossible for me to really sleep.

Anyhow, I'm in love with California, and LA. My mom spent the entire time we were there stating how much she hates LA and SoCal (she grew up there) and why she thinks I'm crazy for wanting to move there and on and on. My dad was just as "I love this" as I am when he wasn't swearing at traffic. Under his breath of course, so Mom wouldn't lecture him. And the kid in the backseat was loud and obsessive. Of course. XD

Anyhow, it's left me with two distinct college possibilities there: University of the Redlands and UCRiverside.

I'm going to go back to missing mountains and cliffs and not-100-degree weather. (Confirm for me; is it utterly bizarre to be in the LA area in July and have it be in the seventies and eighties? And I don't mean the decades...and that one's more of a warning to myself and my sleepiness).

And let me give you one interesting tidbit: I cut my hair not long ago. You'll get to see it soon enough. ;D