Links to the Past

Hyrule crest

  • Lately I’ve been feeling unsatisfied with my apartment,interior design-wise, so I’ve been having a blast fooling around in these home design sites: Homestyler and Room Sketcher. I love that I can input the dimensions to be able to design for rooms I already have. Also, really handy for down the road when we are ready to build our house!
  • In the same vein, if you’ve never been to Houzz, check it out. Think Pinterest for room design – so many beautiful rooms to look at! And super easy to add to your idea book. I love that you can add notes, so if you only like one specific thing about a room image you can mark it.

Today’s fanart is a bit different. . .

This video is almost fifteen minutes long, but for me the time just flies. I love watching time lapse art vids, and this one is just amazing. The compositional layout is just crazy! This is the poster for the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, and it’s stunning. In fact I love it so much I have a linen print of it in my living room!

Life In Photos #10

It’s been a grand week around here! My birthday was on Wednesday, and it was spent with my hubs and daughter. A nice simple day, just the way I like it! This weekend has been filled with family, fun, and laughter as my dad and brother are up to visit. Such a wonderful way to celebrate!


Ready for an adventure in the woods at Grammy’s house!


Happy Eli bathing in sunbeams.


Books make the best birthday presents.


My mother-in-law took a trip to Cancun and brought me back this vanilla! It smells so rich – can’t wait to bake with it.


Happy mail from Scrawny Girl.


Gotta get ’em started on geek while they’re young! She loves her MLP comics.


1AM Promise: February Purchases

How is it the end of another month already?! I feel like February passed so much quicker than January did, but then again, I’ve been super busy with projects (does binge watching Vampire Diaries on Netflix count as projects?? I’m going with. . .yes). Seriously though, February was jam packed with art mostly! But I did manage to squeeze in time to do some indie shopping online.


I’m at it again. More stickers from Scrawny Girl Shop. Apparently Shawna (the creator/owner) has zeroed in on my exact love of her illustrations and stickers because I just can’t resist them! These guys are going to be used to decorate my 2014 planner (yes, I know we’re already two months into 2014 but I haven’t quite gotten around to it yet….shhhh….). And perhaps adding more of them to my art journal so I can stare at them more.

Besides the stickers I decided to go out on a limb and buy a new candle! I love candles, burn them almost constantly in my house, and am rapidly dwindling my supply. So I figured a new one was in order. Bubble and Geek offers tons of different soy candles in nerd-themed scents. How perfect is that?! It was so hard to decide which one to buy, but given that spring is on its way (supposedly) I opted for Hobbit Garden. Besides being a huge LoTR/Hobbit dork, the scent sounded really pleasing.


I’m not going to lie, I was nervous about this one. Blind ordering a candle is pretty risky. What if I hate the scent?!

In this case I was supremely happy!! It smells fabulous. It’s actually sweeter than I was expecting, which is perfect for me as I usually gravitate towards sweeter scents. It also burns quite milder than I thought it would, which I also really love. Even scents I adore can be too much when they are super strong for hours on end.


The above photo is after it’s been burning for about 12 hours, so it’s got a good life to it! I’m definitely happy with it, and will certainly order more from their shop.

Loving my indie buys this year. I’ve got some ideas for what I’m looking for in March, so stay tuned next month to see what I drum up!