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   This past year I really took this up as a lowkey hobby I occasionally engage myself in, but I actually really should. I encourage other cheap crafty people to do the same.
    Its fun because you get to use rubber glue (and if you’re weird like me, you’re probably equally obsessed with it) or decoupage-which is also fun.
  The other plus, is that your materials are virtually unlimited. If you have old newspapers, cool scraps of fabric, paper with nice grain, you can create really interesting pieces and play with colors, depth, perspective, you name it! Try it out sometime.

Collages


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   This past year I really took this up as a lowkey hobby I occasionally engage myself in, but I actually really should. I encourage other cheap crafty people to do the same.
    Its fun because you get to use rubber glue (and if you’re weird like me, you’re probably equally obsessed with it) or decoupage-which is also fun.
  The other plus, is that your materials are virtually unlimited. If you have old newspapers, cool scraps of fabric, paper with nice grain, you can create really interesting pieces and play with colors, depth, perspective, you name it! Try it out sometime.

One Lovely Blog Award


So happy for being nominated!

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Thank you so much to the kind Nishita for another nomination!  If you want to be inspired, go & follow her at: http://walkingtomydreams13.wordpress.com/

The rules for this award are as follows:

  • Thank the person who nominated you for the award
  • Add the One Lovely Blog logo to your post
  • Share 7 facts/things about yourself
  • Nominate 15 bloggers that you admire and inform the nominees by commenting on their blog

7 Facts about me:

  • I adore animals, I have done ever since I can remember
  • Every night I look out of the window, at the night sky & take in the beauty of it 🙂
  • I love music, the day doesn’t feel right without it!
  • I’m currently trying out something new, which is meditation (Any tips/links to helpful websites would be great!)
  • I quite enjoy cleaning, is that odd? Haha.
  • My favourite place to be is by the sea
  • I want to hug…

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I Am, Without A Man


Looks like it’s time to cleanse my heart again,

I open my palm, crusted and dusty from age,

Opening it like you would an ancient egress,

Or something like a sandy shore,

Yet instead of waves smearing the gritty land askew,

My palm pushes the deposit mud encrusting my heart,

This ooze of my past,

And it ripples and folds cross this metaphorical heart,

Onto the floor.

Underneath the mire is a lustrous surface,

A smooth and sultry mass,

See how it pulses on it’s own,

The sludge that once slowed its steady beat,

Now leaves it to thump thrifty and hard,

As if this sludge had intentions to return again someday,

And slow it’s vital purpose like it once had.

The heart reacts to this cleansing like a derelict might,

If he were asked to stay a night at a Hilton suite,

Unsure of the permanence of this luxury,

He steals and indulges in every amenity procurable,

The heart will now feel sagacity towards a creeping realization,

As though the indispensable process its been gifted,

Cannot be carried out without someone to pump the blood themselves,

It feels as though I, a woman,

Contingent upon myself alone,

Cannot carry on as such,

Without the sludge,

Without a man.

I hope you all enjoy this poem. I wrote it recently as we were discussing gender and gender roles in my AP English class and some of the articles we read by Rebecca Walker and other writers gave me some inspiration to write about being an independent woman. I’m not really a feminist, but I feel like this poem can relate to any woman who sometimes forgets that we don’t need the sludge of life, or other people, to help our hearts beat and help us live. We live all on our own.

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Non/Anti/Un- Hyped About Sports


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Anyone else? I think it’s seriously messed up how emotionally wounded and worked up people can get. If people got half as hyped over helping save baby kittens from getting stuck in trees or helping the homeless as they do over who thew the ball to the guy the best, the world would be a perfect place.

x.x.

Light Painting Photography


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Here are a few nice shots I got for class, the dancer is my friend Taylor and she was absolutely phenomenal. She bought a “mood hoop” (lighted hulahoop)  for the electric forest concert we may or may not go to this summer. I used my normal camera (Canon Powershot) and turned my IOS waay down and I think it turned out pretty nice. Tell me what you think!

God Bless x.x.

For All Cancer Cure Supports and Music Lovers


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My friend Clayborn has recently started up his career in DJ-ing, which I think is amazing, and he is currently doing shows to support cancer cures and raise money to help anyone with cancer or help the cancer patients families. His beats are sickkkk and you should check out his site or his YouTube page. If you’re looking for a ringtone, a background sound for a video, a good song to listen to, or for a DJ from the lower Michigan area, hit up DJ Kamikaze, he’s your man. He’s spent thousands and thousands on fresh, new equpiment, has put his blood sweat and tears into doing this thing he loves, and I think he deserves as much support as we can give him.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/OFFICIALDJKamik4ze

Twitter: https://twitter.com/OFFICIAL_DK_

Website: http://officialdjkamikaze.weebly.com/

Snow Flake Cocoa Recipe


The Snow-Flake Cocoa

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What you will need:

-3 cups whole milk

-8 ounces of white chocolate, chopped

-1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

– A pinch of ground cinnamon

-A can of whip cream!

Directions:

Warm the milk in a saucepan and whisk occasionally until it’s heated thoroughly. Remove the pan from heat and slowly and carefully stir in the chocolates and whisk until it’s smooth and there’s no lumps. Add a couple pinches of cinnamon or maybe even some other spices you might enjoy, and pour into a cute little mug that will make the cocoa look ten times better. Now lastly and most important, fill that mug with LOTS of whip cream! (My favorite part!)

Comments:

I saw this recipe on http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/hot-white-chocolate-10000001892111/, and I love it because it’s so simple and easy to make. I haven’t tried it yet, but if/when you do, make sure to comment and tell me how it is! I hope you enjoy!