Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…


A Few of My Favorite Things

The works of Hayao Miyazaki– http://www.nausicaa.net/miyazaki/miyazaki/

Learning about yoga, about its benefits, and how to conquer each asana to achieve inner peace– http://www.yogajournal.com/

Hydrangeas– http://pinterest.com/search/?q=hydrangea

The smell and taste of earl grey tea– http://www.basenotes.net/ID26120484.htmlhttp://www.etsy.com/listing/71394190/earl-grey-tea-perfume-oil. Earl grey ice cream (and any tea ice cream) is also amazing to me: http://gimmesomeoven.com/earl-grey-ice-cream/

What are some of your favorite things? I’m curious to know what all these favorite things of mine say about me. :PImage

This isn’t a DIY post, and I know I haven’t made one in a while. I apologize to my readers–I have been swamped with a lot of things going on in life. 

I just wanted to take a moment to share this blog post by an Asian American woman who is a rising makeup tutorial star and film star. Beautiful with and without makeup, she hashes out the issue of society’s expectation for women to look a certain way.

Please share this with friends and family if you also feel inspired by her courage:



More: http://www.frmheadtotoe.com/search/label/heart%202%20heart

Apologies if I don’t create a post anytime soon (like within the next few weeks). I am getting started on school again and need to put a lot of time and energy into those activities. Ciao!

<3 Vivace

1. Awesome wire mannequin

2. Cute hanging decor

3. “Inspiration board”- created before tackling projects *what a great idea!

4. Lemonade!

5. Flower centerpieces

6. Amazing flower centerpieces

7. Hot Chocolate bar

8 & 9. Loving the labels on these two

Amazing table and hanging decorations

Beautiful flower and candle centerpieces


What great inspiration, and how beautiful and unique these different decor ideas are! I wish I could afford all of these beautiful items, but I think thrifting is definitely one way to go to accomplish these visual designs at an affordable rate. I definitely want to use these ideas as inspiration for any future parties I plan, or even just to have a nice table centerpiece!



This is such a cute card from www.heavenlybloomsblog.com. Definitely check them out! They have so many other amazing DIY crafts!!

I have some suede fabrics, and these portfolio clutches would be the perfect things to create with them. A bright- or fun-colored portfolio clutch can add vibrance and personality to any professional work outfit. I love how the cyan blue one looks against the natural-colored outfit. Also, I love the beige suede clutch with its use of a fringe and patterned and golden horse design. I definitely look forward to having time to sit down and make one of these in the near future. I will need to purchase lining, a purse buckle, potentially some structured interfacing to make it less flimsy, thicker and stronger thread, and those metal corner pieces seen on the cyan blue clutch if I can find them.

Photo courtesy of Asos.com

Black stretch dress with leather panel; Urban Outfitters

Loving the khaki colors with the teals, blues and greens; Giti

Cute chain belt; Giti

Awesome bird cage jewelry holder; Claires

Bebe Lattice Contast dress

Cute structured bodice dress; American Eagle

Nice hemline; Giti

Love the grey long skirt with the sleeveless black turtleneck; Wickets


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