gracious gifts from farewell friends.

J'adore my friends.

The following was a goodbye gift from my bestest Miss Kiley K. given to me during a farewell feast for two last weekend.

Crafty little minx, isn't she?

Gift Explanations:

*Harry Potter 3 & 5-A true addict turned pusher, Kiley recently turned me on to Harry by loaning and/or giving me a few books at a time [hardcovers she wanted back, paperbacks were for keeps due to her ownership of multiple copies...told you she was an addict]. I had just returned an unfinished book 3 to her that night, now I can continue reading.
*The Book of Lost Things-Yet another addiction being pushed on me, but rather willingly. Supposedly this book contains everything fairy tale lovers like she and I hope for and more...we shall see.
*Vegetarian Cookbook-No, Kiley is not a veg head. This is simply an addiction of my own that she has decided to become an enabler for...and amazingly it is the first cookbook of its kind in my collection.
*Green Apple Soy Candle-It's soy and that's environmentally friendly, need I say more?
*Little Shop of Horrors-This is perhaps my favorite in the collection. Kiley and I first became friends while portraying the Skidettes/DuWop girls of Skid Row at FC so this has a very special double meaning. ♥
*The Cat's-Eye View-We're crazy cat ladies together. That's really all you need to know.

Love you, Ki. :)


bzzz-y, bzzz-y bee.

Life comes at you fast...
here are some quick updates on mine:

1. While the rest of the world takes a school break for summer vacation, my online classes are still in full swing. I've finally reached the halfway point in my year-long trek towards a digital design diploma so to commemorate I've added the amateur beginnings of a design portfolio to my flickr sets, perhaps you'll notice them fly by the sidebar slide show from time to time.

2. My newest little brain child, Be the Lorax, has admittedly been neglected over the past month. But fear not, I do have a few tiny tidbits scheduled to be posted in the next few days. Once my life in the real world settles down a bit, I'm hoping you'll be able to count on more consistent updates...just hang in there with me a bit longer.

and finally, the source of my current time shortage:

3. I'm officially moving to Chicago at the end of the month. My lease technically begins Friday, but the move is scheduled for the 29th. Why such an overlap? Because I jumped at the chance to have the cutest little apartment that my vintage-covered mind could ever dream of: 1920's building. Garden courtyards. Walk in closets.

What more could a girl ask for?