Tuesday, March 31, 2015

after a particularly harrowing month, one of my dearest friends took me to tortas mexico for some tacos de papa. and i have to say, those were some good potato tacos. we spent the night eating tacos, drinking coke, sharing stories, and walking the streets of old town.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

i spent a beautiful day out in the sun exploring the downtown fashion district with some lovely ladies. we stopped by the loft to look at fabrics sold by the pound. there were boxes filled with all sorts of scrap pieces, and so many different colors and materials to choose from!

Monday, March 23, 2015

here's a look at what i've been up to the past few weeks-- buying and collecting glass bottles, arranging succulents in coffee pots, making red and white bunting, and lots of spring cleaning! throwing art into my busy schedule makes life all the more colorful. ♥

Saturday, March 21, 2015

there's something sweet about colorful homemade cakes! ♥

Sunday, March 15, 2015

'God teaches His servant through disappointments in his christian life. during these times, God exposes you to what you truly love and believe. your disappointments reveal what you rest in, find satisfaction and security in, and where your ultimate treasure lies. however, you can be rest assured that His provision is loving. He will relentlessly and ruthlessly pursue you in his compassion and grace for your joy. that's how God works. He gets at our most fundamental idolatry and He ruthlessly crushes it in His unfathomable love and fatherly kindness and inscrutable wisdom and He goes after our greatest treasures and He leaves us with nothing but himself so that we go limping on our way for the rest of our lives having learned: 'my grace is sufficient for you for my power is perfected in weakness.' don't underestimate God. don't underestimate His ruthless compassionate gracious commitment to His glory or His commitment to your everlasting joy and good. He will pursue you graciously and ruthlessly and rip out the idols of your soul that would otherwise consume you. He is working for your joy and your good even when you cannot perceive it.' -l. duncan

Friday, March 13, 2015

praise the Lord for allowing me the week to rest in Him! since i was too sick to go anywhere, i just stayed at home in my pajamas and glasses. this gave me the opportunity to start designing again. and i am so thankful for investing in this desktop-- my most expensive purchase to date, but totally worth it when i can work on illustrator, photoshop, lightroom, and firefox without any lag. it makes such a big difference when i'm working with gigantic file sizes!

unfortunately, it looks like my monitor couldn't handle it and fried itself. at least the replacement is half the price of what it once cost.

Monday, March 9, 2015

this weekend, we grabbed dessert at mateo's ice cream and fruit bars. and i have to say, this place is amazing! it totally made my day-- it was that great! ♥

there were so many unique flavors of ice cream to choose from-- cactus fruit, smoked milk, horchata, soursop, yellow cherry, walnut, and more!

and the whole place was colorful-- from their tables and chairs,

to their ice creams and fruit bars. if i'm in the area next time, i'll definitely have to try one of the fruit bars.

we ended up getting zapote, cactus fruit, and guava. it was so nice to just sit and enjoy ice cream together with friends.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

grilled chicken sandwiches; hawaiian bread, grilled chicken, eggs, avocados, kale, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, chicory, almonds, craisins, pumpkin seeds, poppy seed dressing, mayonnaise, salt, pepper.

brown the bread over the stove and spread on the mayonnaise.

lay down a bedding of kale salad and cut open an avocado.

cook the eggs, over easy, and season it with salt and pepper.

grill some chicken and add it to the pile.

stack it altogether, and you've got yourself a delicious sandwich in no time.

Monday, March 2, 2015

retail therapy never solved any problems, but it makes me feel a lot better. i found these sweet yellow rollie shoes and instantly fell in love. ♥

Saturday, February 28, 2015

i woke up the other morning and went to old town on a whim. it was a bit chilly in the morning-- and by that i mean anything lower than the 70s. but it was refreshing to be outside, surrounded by strangers and yet, all alone. it was exactly the kind of day i needed to relax and take a break from life.