Wednesday, October 13, 2010

joy of pumpkins

Autumn is here and one of my favorite fall things is PUMPKINS! But who doesn't love pumpkins? Pumpkin pie smells wonderful. I love the taste of Starbuck's Pumpkin Spice Latte. I am also looking forward to my visit to the pumpkin patch soon.

Too get into the mood of fall I have been incorporating a lot of pumpkin related things into my life. From making this delicious pasta dish with a cream pumpkin sauce. I also made these wonderful cookies from Sunshine and Carousels. Although I altered it I added apples, and a secret ingredient. Which resulted in a fluffy cookie almost like a muffin top. They were delicious. Last but not least I experimented in the kitchen and made my mother special birthday cupcakes. Chai tea cupcakes with a pumpkin honey cream cheese icing. My family devoured them. Question is whats going to be on tonights menu?

What is everyones favorite fall trend?

I am really liking knee socks and tights. Then again I like them every year. ;]

Everyone enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, read a fantastic book, bake up a storm, take a long bike ride, watch a nightmare before christmas, enjoy a fire, bundle up. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy this wonderful season.

love and pumpkins,

Thursday, September 30, 2010

rainy days

Autumn is finally here and Halloween is just around the corner! I am rather excited for Halloween. I love dressing up in the costumes and going out with my friends. This year I have already planned on two costumes that I need to start working on as soon as I get a chance. I've been this past week and I just feel awful. It doesn't help that it is raining/flooding in Wilmington. So going out in the rain with a bad cold has bee very wet and uncomfortable. It is my second week as a photographer at my new job and lets just say I LOVE IT! It is absolutely fun and the pay is great!

I am really quite a big nerd. I love video games, super heros, comics, star wars, harry potter, kingdom hearts, the list could go on and on. So this year I am donning two super heroine costumes! Silk Spectre II and Wonderwoman!

I've been wanting to show you all my apartment for about a month or so now. I took two shots of two of my favorite things. I would take more but its a bit of a mess since I am too sick to get anything done.
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we are getting ready for the fall!
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part of the tree i painted in our living room above our couch.

And this is how I am spending the rest of my day..crocheting some fall stuff for the new shop First Peter and watching gossip girl! Oh plus eating some yummy Nutella Brownies i made last night ;]
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love and harry potter,

Friday, September 10, 2010

dreaming in french

I have finally returned from an over extended hiatus. One that may have not been announced exactly but a lot has been going on. I've missed you all! I have so much I want to talk about but I think it might be best if i break up this post just a wee bit. So that way there will be more blog posts for you all!

Here is a list of all the awesome things going on right now in my life. Everything has flipped back to normal!
1. I have internet again!
2. I moved into my new gorgeous apartment! I will take pictures as soon as my bf gets batteries in his camera.
3. I am up to 527 followers on tumblr. Which is insane.
4. I got a new job! As of yesterday and I start today! :]

Is anyone excited about fall? I am dying to wear all the pretty trends right now. Its killing me. I want to snuggle up in an oversized sweater and some boots. I am working on presents for my boyfriends up coming birthday and presents for Christmas. I've made pumpkin chocolate chip cookies to even get into the mood. I already have two halloween costumes planned haha. I will be presenting my fall/winter line in the next few weeks. I also will be opening a new etsy shop for these goodies.
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I also am thinking about cutting my hair. Not super short but still past my shoulders. I need help though! I am the worst at hair cuts because I get so scared. I've had numerous horror hair stories. I just want a fresh start on my tangled mess of hair. I know I am dying it darker soon and adding light pink lowlights. The summer has totally made my ends turn a light brown color. So i have two tone hair. This is my current hair right now. I'm just not sure what to do. So any pictures or suggestions would be amazing!
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..I was thinking about going the whole zooey route since i already have the bangs.
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Has anyone ever seen the show pushing daisies? Well its frickin awesome. I am so angry they cancelled it after two seasons. I just recentl discovered it and its my new favorite show. The leading lady Chuck has a fabulous wardrobe. Her frocks are so inspiring when i watch the show. The show is just an absolute blast of color and quirkiness. It is definitely something to check out on hulu.
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Anyways I will be posting every day or every other day! <3 love love love, jas. p.s. harry potter will be out in almost two months!

Monday, August 2, 2010

august makes me queasy

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Hey ladies! I am back after a much needed break and mental relaxation.
I didn't get the nanny job which sucks but I am still looking around! Hopefully something will work out soon. Thank you for all the kind words and comments! I greatly appreciated them and love you all

August makes me kind of sick. It makes me so uneasy because of the past. Two years ago in august was such a terrible thing but lets leave that for last. I have decided to do a bunch of new things with my life. So i have a list of goals for the month of August. Every beginning of the month I will make a list and at the end I will discuss how it went. I have decided to live my life to the fullest amount possible. I don't want to be a normal 21 year old. I want to learn new and interesting things. My facebook status was something I wrote the other night because it seems like everyone is rushing into marriage and children. I don't remember exactly what it is and it somehow is missing on my fb? go figure. Anyways this is what I think.. I want to live my life to the fullest possible extent. I want to drink cheap wine and get Chinese take out with my girls. I want to date guys with foreign accents and discuss politics over tea. I want to live in a loft in the city. I want an organic garden full of veggies. I want girls nights with chick flicks that make me cry. I want to watch foreign movies with subtitles. I want to go on a month long camping trip. I want to travel the world. Study in london. I want to be a teacher, a designer and laugh all the time. I want to collect antiques. Make more art, open a cupcake shop, write a novel. I want so so so much. I want so much more than an early marriage and a baby. This is my life and I am in control of this. This is God's plan for me.

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So here is my monthly goals..
1) Finish reading Pride and Prejudice along with Sense and Sensibility. I am reading all the Jane Austen Books..although I've already read P&P
2) Learn to play the ukulele. I believe my boyfriend is going to teach me. ;]
3) Start my fall line and halloween costumes.(princess jasmine + hermione!) yeah!
4) Go on bike rides daily! I've been wanting to but just haven't had a chance
5) Start a lingerie line. My goal in highschool was to own my own undie shop with my BFF. I think it would be fun to make some pretty undergarments!
6)Paint more! Or paint every other day really..

...i think there are a few other things I contemplated earlier. I can't remember this list may be updated. I am ready to start my new life! I am ready to take advantage of my twenties. Let there be life! And *fingers crossed* that I can find a new job asap. Blehh.

love love love,

P.S. August makes me sick for a certain reason. Two years ago my heart just broke. I don't want to get into details because I know some close friends read this blog. We are all mutual friends. (friends, me and boy) So i don't want to start anything silly. Anyways, I fell for a boy I've known since I was 15. Didn't see him for like three years. We started talking. Fell for him. Had a great time visiting, hanging out, snuggling. You know usual couple stuff. Anyways, we started dating. The day I left.. he dropped me off at the bus stop to go back to Charlotte. My plane was cancelled so I hitched a ride back to the pervious destination. Spent the night with him again. I had no money left or anything because I spent my last 23 dollars on getting a ride. He dropped me off at the bus station super early in the morning knowing i had no way of getting bus fare to the airport. He gave me my suitcase, kissed me on the cheeck and said i love you darling. Then bailed. My card was obviously declined. I stood outside in the cold and rain. I cried. I called people desperately. Missed my flight. Thankfully got home that night. Worst feeling ever.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

hasn't felt the same

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Hey ladies. It hasn't felt the same for me lately to blog over here. I am going through a lot of stress right now. Some personal things messing up with my blogging world. Miss Cara
told me to update my blog more and that made me smile. I just feel weird lately and I am slipping into a world that is altered. I'm just sad I guess. I am not sure if I should even blog here anymore. Anyways just for Cara I am blogging because I love her! She also added me on facebook which was a pleasant surprise. :]

On behalf of Cara..I am going to answers to questions she asked me earlier.
1) Do you have your own apartment?
Yes, I do! I actually am moving out by August 22nd. I haven't found a place to live yet though.. and I am not sure if i am even staying here now. (Oh Cara if you look at the birthday picture of me that you commented on you'll see my apt living room in the background:]. Oh and bedroom door ;])

Do you have a job? I hate it. It drives me crazy. I am praying/hoping to get this nanny position I just was interviewed for today. It is perfect for me honestly. Its the only motivation I've had lately. *fingers crossed, prayers keep going* Please, keep me in your prayers! I really need this job to stay in wilmington.

I am loving the idea of fall right now. I am craving to get a few of these items for my fall wardrobe. What do you all think? I know my style is a little odd.. :]

These shoes are gorgeous. I want to wear more heels this fall :]. I also want a pair of clogs..


add some bright sweaters, cute print tights and new earrings. I'll be set. You will also be seeing a lot of new refashions soon.

P.S. Spread the word on the giveaway! I am pushing the end date till August 17th! Love you guys!

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

giveaway time

hey ladies. i'm sorry i haven't updated or commented in forever. i've been contemplating a giveaway for you all. i thought about making you all something neat and cute..or maybe a print of a drawing i've done with cute hair clips..or something more fun. Ironically my new tumblr already has over 70 followers. It's not even two weeks old! This is why I decided I need a giveaway. Its bad enough my two week old tumblr is beating out this blog. It made me kind of bummed. So i thought why not a giveaway to spice things up? So here goes..

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This gorgeous shade of nail polish by MAC with Alice and Olivia. The shade is So rich So Pretty
Here are the rules to the giveaway. To enter you must do the two following things.
1) Follow me
2) Repost this to your blog.

After you do those two things comment below! Leave your email address so I can get a hold of you. The giveaway will end on Sunday August first.

good luck ladies!

love love love,

p.s. there is this really awesome site called Giveaway Scout. They have a site that consists of showing you where all kinds of giveaway are! Its pretty cool. I am already entering into a few

check it out!

Monday, July 12, 2010

he was the bravest man i ever knew

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I know, I know many people aren't too fond of Severus Snape. I though have a soft spot for him. I am one of those weirdos who feel too much. I am also one of those people who has a soft spot for others who seem pushed away. I know a lot of people think Snape was a jerk, and so on and so on. I honestly believe h was a nice guy who had a bad string of unfortunate events. He did save Harry in the first book. He also was hopefully in love with Lily Potter and protected her son for the rest of his life. He also worked as a double agent and did a realllly good job. So this HP post is dedicated to Snape. You may not agree with me but I stand by what I say and what Harry said: "He was the bravest man I ever knew." (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)
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I know the next statement I say may make me sound borderline crazy but.. I am already excited for fall and christmas! I already started working on some that way I don't get too stressed out close to the date. I will have to share some pictures in my next post. I thought it'd be lovely to share a little bit of my wish list. I personally feel that these items are useful and very relevant to my life.

1) A dress form! I reallly need one. It is kind of hard creating clothes at times because I have to put it up against myself. Which kind of sucks cause I only have two hands..too bad i don'tt have eight or so. I would love to get an adjustable one so it'd be easier to make other people's clothes. Easier to size things out, and easier to make my own patterns with. I am saving up for one and maybe adding it on my christmas list this year. *fingers crossed*
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2)A Tablet for my Macbook Pro. I love working on graphics, art and all that fun stuff. I work on art outside of the computer world such as painting, drawing, and some other fun stuff. I have been wanting a tablet for a while now though. I think it'd be great for making some clothes designs and other fun things.
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3) A serger! Currently I don't have one and I definitely want to get one as soon as possible. Thankfully I have a finishing stitch on one of my other sewing machines. I just feel like it'd be handy if I had one. A nice professional finish.
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Thats all I really wish for I hate being greedy. I feel guilty just even wanting any of those items! Do any of you sew? Do any of you want a quick/wearable/cute tutorial? I kind of want to make one for all of you. I think it'd be fun. I need ideas though if you even want one! Let me know

love love love,

P.S. Since we all LOVE Emma so much.. a little picture gift of the lovely lady!

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

give me some emma

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Since it seems everyone enjoyed my last post about HP i thought it'd be fun to continue the trend. I am going to add a touch of HP to every post for a little while. Today though I am focusing on the gorgeous and fresh Emma Watson. I still remember seeing her with her bushy frizzy hair and now she is this gorgeous woman. Yes I said woman. I believe she is a way better role model then Miley Cyrus could ever wish to be. Emma Watson turned in to a lovely woman. I can't wait to see her in other roles.
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i love these shorts! i think i am going to go thrifting and find a pair of jeans. then i will cut them up. ;]

Oh and speaking of other roles. They are creating The Perks of Being a Wallflower into a movie. Which I am honestly not happy with at all. The book was amazing and I'd hate for them to ruin the specialness of this wonderful story. Although Emma Watson is rumored to be playing Sam. We will see what happens..

I feel like i haven't had an OOTD in forever. So I finally snapped a picture of the outfit I was wearing today. Don't mind the wrinkly skirt. I was rushing out for lunch and din't have time to whip out the iron. Although my necklace is awesome. My little sister got it for me for my birthday. I swear its the cutest thing
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Tshirt- Forever 21, 3.50
Skirt- Forever 21, 10.50
Necklace-Forever 21 birthday gift from my little sister
Sandals- Forever 21
Purse- Rue 21

love and harry potter,

p.s. i know you all know i haven an unhealthy obsession for Zooey. Well i decided not to kill you all on my zooey loving. So i created a tumblr dedicated just to her..

check it out! :]

Monday, July 5, 2010

for in dreams..

First off I am so sorry that I've been a horrible blogger. I am also sorry I haven't been commenting as much. Its just been a crazy busy mess lately plus still have internet problem. I promise I'll be a better blogger friend to you all and if i have to get on my iphone to comment. I shall :]


It is almost the beginning of the end. I can't believe it. Can you guys? It kind of breaks my heart that within in a year it will all be over. :'[ I plan on having my own little harry potter party this fall. I think it would be a nice start for the season. Also, I am going as Princess Jasmine and Hermione for halloween. Should be fun! :]

Anyone else excited for Harry Potter?
I honestly just tried to write a list out of my favorite books in order but I can't! All of them just built up into a great collection. Something i want to share with my kids also. Ironically as i type this i am wearing my Gryffindor shirt. ;]


It hasn't even been six months since I reallly started to sew ( i did mess around when i was like 12).  I can't believe how much I have improved since then.  I am so blessed to have gained this skill and also for having a great bf who taught me the ropes. I also am so blessed that i have all of you amazing people who actually read this silly blog. All of your wonderful and sweet comments has given me the drive to start sewing more and more. Fall is approaching and I am excited to introduce my fall line to you all when it is time. I love you guys and I appreciate every comment you have left me. Thank you for letting my blog blossom a little bit. Even though i only have 27 followers I thought i wouldn't even make it to ten. It'd mean the world to me if you spread the word about my blog. In return i will introduce a new giveaway once i hit 50 followers. I promise an amazing dress or shirt or just something really really cute. Maybe even a giftcard to one of on my fave places (mod cloth!) So please give me some love and spread the word! love you all

So in honor of me mentioning this I have decided to make a timeline of some of my creations from the beginning to now. 


love and harry potter,

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

made by me

Hello Ladies! As promised I am posting the two dresses I made. I love both of these dresses a lot. Specially the short one. I've had so many compliments on it so far which makes me feel really happy about my dresses.

My maxi dress: I love the colors in these dress. The red is so vibrant.
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Circle brown and cream dress. It reminds me of the 70s. Which is a decade I am loving right now.
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I saw Toy Story 3 finally on Friday. It was so so so good! It almost made me cry though. I love how I got the chance to grow up with toy story. It was such a great last toy story and it tied up everything wonderfully. I am definitely going to have to purchase it on DVD when it comes out. My boyfriend, my friend Michelle,and I were probably the oldest people there minus the parents. As we were leaving the movie we were attacking by loads of children. One child decided to slip his hand up the dress I was wearing and grab my butt. Another child grabbed my boyfriends hand. I also was pushed around in the bathroom by children half my size. I love children don't get me wrong but they were a crazy bunch in the movie.
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xo & love,

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

man on man your my best friend, i'll scream it to the nothingness.

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I've been sewing so much lately. I have made a lot of lovely pieces! I made a very cute dress that reminds me of the 70s. I also made my first maxi dress, and I am currently working on a very baby dollish dress. The dress I am working on now I am kin of obsessed with making. It screams nothing but cuteness. Pink fabric with a bow print, cream jersey, grey stripes and a peter pan collar with a floral flip side. I went all out and crazy cute with this dress. I will have pictures of my creations soon! Speaking of sewing. I am working on my fall line and all I can say is its going to be pretty darn cute. I am feeling the vibe of soft fabrics, wonderful details, and peter pan collars. I am considering opening another etsy store with my little crafting creations away from my clothing. Pin cushions, cute pillows, the works. I am sorry y'all I am just really excited!

Since I don't have an OOTD here is something I enjoyed, something i look forward too, and something that makes me smile.

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1) This morning I woke up really early because I wasn't feeling well. Michael left for VA so I was in bed alone and decided to watch 500 days of Summer. I love this movie! I've seen it over ten times by now. Pathetic? Maybe. Obsessive? Possibly. In love? Yes.

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2) Holy deviled eggs! I am realllly excited to see Toy Story 3. I was supposed to see it yesterday but things came up. I heard its wonderful! How ironic..a commercial for ts3 just came on the tv haha.

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3) My favorite beatles song is Dear Prudence or Blackbird. Those songs always make me smile and always make my day feel so much better. :] Whats your favorite beatles song?

love love love,

Sunday, June 20, 2010


Aww so I won my second award ever from one of my favorite bloggers.. Miss Anonymous at Confessions of a Pop Culture Junkie. Check out her adorable blog. There is always something interesting that she posts and I enjoy reading/catching up on her blog. Thank you again hun for the award!

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Okily, so the rules of this award are:
1. Thank the person who gave this award to you
2. Copy the award and put it on your blog.
3. List three things which you love about yourself.
4. Post a picture you love.
5. Tag 5 people you wish to pass this award on to.

Now the three things i love about
1) I love the fact that I am half filipino. Which means I got to grow up with great food and an awesome culture. I think being multiracial/mixed is a beautiful thing. :]
2) I love how I can wakeup in the morning and not have to do anything with my hair. I just roll out with nice beachy waves. :]
3) Last but not least..I love my pain tolerance. I can endure lots of pain and not be bothered.

Photo i LOVE
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I reallly just like this t-shirt and whats on it! I think its so true.

I award this award to these 5 lovely ladies. Their blogs are very cute, enjoyable to read, and always make me smile. Thanks dolls! :] check out their wonderful blogs!

Michelle @ Living a Life of Love
Cara @ The Marvelous Flight of Cara
Melanie @ Unravelled Threads
Christine @ Tie Me A Bow
Kalie @ Hope is this Thing with Feathers..

enjoy ladies and have a great sunday!

love always,

p.s. happy fathers day to my great dad! xo

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