Things That Make My Heart Flutter

Random Bits of Happy

*  My Knight in shining armor!  I had a terrible week last week that ended up draining my already hurting bank account and sitting on the side of the road with a flat tire, no lug nut bar to remove said tire and hives (I had just come from the Dr.)  I called my husband and not only did he come running….but we ended up having to tow the car and he took me home while we were waiting on the tow truck and let me stay cool in the AC while he dealt with that mess!  Also came home with the meds my Dr. prescribed for the hives.  He is my hero and I told him so many times!!!!


* Breakfast for dinner.  This week I wanted breakfast for dinner.  It’s such a guilty pleasure but we went to Village Inn and had crepes filled with yumminess and covered in fresh fruit.  Delicious!


*Bat For Lashes!  Her sophomore album feels like mellow magic.  It feels like fairies are dancing in my ipod.  I want to light candles put feathers in my hair and let her read my fortune.  Her songs are these beautiful descriptions of life.

*Craft night has been small lately and it has been a lot of fun to get to know all the ladies a little better.  Plus I have come home with a cute votive holder and also swanky cool greeting cards to send to friends!

*Working with people that I like.  I eat lunch with them and we end up having these conversations that result in belly laughs and sometimes tears.  Those laughs are seriously so good for the soul.  I feel lucky to be where I am even if it is only for a one year contract.

Quick mentions: candle light, vampire playlists, book club meeting, new tires & perfect alignment, true blood episodes that rock (Oh Eric!), cool gel benadryl (makes the hives stop itching like a charm), feather necklaces, Project Runway (finally! Season 5 on Lifetime), Riverside Arts Market, Birthday parties with jello shots, safely driving home drunk friends that yell funny stories from the backseat, Meeting people that wear shirts that say “Construction Worker by day, Ninja by night” and having them be as funny as their shirt!

Things That Make My Heart Flutter – July 30th

Random Bits of Happy

Crafty crafty!  My new purse!

* I GOT A JOB!!! I start Monday and I couldn’t be happier.  An administrative assistant for the IT department.  Working with geeks….I shall do very well in this position!

*I have been working at improving my crafting skills and sewed the above purse and make up bag out of a pair of old jeans and a tie.  I am a proud little crafter and also proud of my recycling skills.  I also saved my favorite jeans this week after the riveted button fell off (in a strange manner in which my jeans were being ripped off *shock*) and I found some old vintage buttons to replace the closure and also the the back pockets (which one had also come off….cheap rivets or something!) and it made the jeans super cute!  Reuse, Reduce and Recycle in full effect baby!


* I found a perfume that smells exactly like Aveda yummy products.  You can smell wonderful in an essential oil all day long!  Violet in 5 Points has the entire mini line of rollerball essential oils and you can pick your own scent.  Read more about the Tsi-la organics.


* This weekend is the SummerTime in the City annual celebration of Hip Hop!  Go to the site to find out who to see and where to go!  We plan on spending Saturday bouncing from site to site ending up at Shantytown in the end!  I can’t wait!

As a side bit of happy…free music and it’s all Hip Hop to celebrate the above:

Damn It Feels Good To Be a Gangster! a mixtape by LA Leakers & Murs this is a fantastic mix

LEAK AT WILL a chance for Atmosphere to thank their fans. They are amazing, take a listen if you don’t know.

Urban Jacksonville #9 a mixtape collaboration by UJ & Thought &Theory is worth a listen.

There you go, 3 free dope soundtracks to get you through the summer.  Don’t say I never give you anything! Lol!

*The last little bit of happy is just me being so in love with my husband.  He supported me over the 3 months that it has taken me to find a new job.  It is stressful to switch to one income and he handled it with class and love.  He kept my spirit up when it was a little crushed and that is everything and more that was needed.

Things that Make My Heart Flutter – July 17th

Random Bits of Happy

*Craft day with my friend on Monday was a lot of fun.  I ended up with 4 pieces and with a little practice I’ll have something I not only am proud to wear but maybe even proud to sell.  Searching for the bits and pieces we used was fun too!  I can’t wait to get another craft day in order!

*Most of the rest of the week I was fighting being sick but it caused me to slow down and just take a little me time break.  I feel much better and am glad I didn’t let the sick creep in all the way!

*Late night whispers of our future.  These talks have been my saving grace.  When things are bad and the job search is so rotten, it helps to lay in the dark with his arms around me and whisper out our future that WILL be better!



ruffle panties for us plus size girls, we like the sexy too!, music you forgot you had but is such a treat to your ears, and all it’s little rooms of awesome, Harry Potter is out and I can’t wait to see it, catching my girlfriend in Japan online the same time as me and getting to talk to her for an hour, finding amazing books at the library, Black Phoenix Alchemy Labs has a steampunk area!

Things That Make My Heart Flutter

Random Bits of Happy

This was a trying week as I had medical testing that drained me and stressed me out a bit.  However there are a few things that made my week better, made me smile and kept me on a positive mind set.

bangles and bracelets 2

*Saturday Terrell & I went to the Riverside Arts Market to see what was on the tables.  I bought some cheese from a nearby farm & some fresh organic red bell peppers.  We had a healthy lunch from the food vendor booths and then headed to my favorite thrift store.  At the thrift store I found 2 really neat bangle bracelets one plastic red & white and obviously vintage and a metal gold & silver that I’m guessing is from the 80’s.  I also came home with some funky picture frames and with a coat of black paint they were ready for some prints that I needed to frame.


*Tuesday was craft night and also my Dad’s birthday.  We were going to dinner as a family and I was upset about missing craft night.  I thought it out and went early so I could at least get the pattern and find out how to make it.  It’s a cute little retro owl and I picked colors of orange, yellow and green fabrics.  My owl pillow makes me smile.  I also got super crafty earlier and made my Dad’s Father’s Day card and made a messenger bag from an old pair of jeans.  All my crafts were very successful!  I gave myself big pats on the back!


*The best best best thing that happened this week happened yesterday evening.  My IPOD!!! It’s working correctly again.  It was working on the level that I could play it but every time I tried to hook it up to my computer so I could load my new music it went to “verifying…”.  It did this for 2 weeks and I finally let the ipod run completely out of battery and it powered up hooked to my computer correctly.  Look for 2 album reviews next week…Grizzly Bear & Regina Spektor.  Oh yay!  I have an 80G and only have about half of it used so I was going to be really sad if I had all that unused space forever!  Happy happy day!

*Last but not least my honey was feeling really burned out from work.  He took a few days off and has been spending the day with me.  We are silly together and have been spending lazy mornings in bed, afternoons running around town, lunches of grilled cheese and leftover curry (separately!) and lots of hugs and kisses.  Maybe tomorrow we can go walk the beach!  Of course I haven’t been good about looking for a job…I’ve been preoccupied.

What random bits of happy made your hearts flutter?