A hundred years ago on Dribbble – Sticker Mule was giving away die cut stickers! I said hec, why not? I submitted and in a few short weeks I had some fun dribbble-themed stickers. They were much nicer than I anticipated. Die-cut stickers were not a design I had attempted yet, but I knew one day I would. I waited for the Read more..
As a full time working lady I always look forward to shopping. One my favorite ME times… Whether it’s clothes, makeup, jewelry or shoes I’m always scoping out the latest deals or waiting patiently for a coupon to arrive in my inbox. I have even gone as far as checking my email archives from the year before to see when sites had certain deals – and to see if they will run them again. Many times I have found myself forgetting my coupons at home or realizing they are expired (not every place accepts expired coupons, what’s that about??).
If you are a makeup/product junkie like myself you probably heard of Lime Crime makeup. I found them on Instagram a few years back before they had a huge following. I’ve been hearing some talk lately about Lime Crime and it’s website issues. Read more..
It has been a quick and busy summer!! Time really does fly and I can’t believe we’re inches away from September. I haven’t blogged much but it’s for a good cause. I’ve been busy with a ton of other things and involving myself in more crafty/creative things outside the internet. (well, kinda but instagram doesn’t count right?) Read more..
It’s been a busy month+ for me. I went away to the beach, a week after that I attended IRCE 2013. I went to IRCE through work – and it was super awesome because I will always consider myself a student. I love learning and if it were up to me I’d Read more..
It was 2005 when I met a boston terrier for the first time. Her name was Daru she belonged to my friend Jessie. She had the greatest spunky personality, and loved you so much when you got home she not only wagged her tail but she practically danced it off!! In 2007 Read more..
Anyone who knows me personally knows about my “Ariel obsession”. It started before I was even a teenager and I was “moving out” of sharing a room with my little brother and getting my own room. Even then I was pretty crafty and creative. People see while walls – I SEE BIG CANVASES for decorating 🙂 So I thought and about it and I wanted to make my room a THEME. I had some of my old toys left, including an Ariel doll and a case. I decided to make my room into an “under the ocean” / “Little Mermaid” theme. I was 12 then, and I still have those toys to this day!
That’s how it all started… and it never ended. The Little Mermaid Obsession. I went through high school and everyone knew it. Even my teachers. I knew people laughed behind my back, but I didn’t care. It was me – my character. I wasn’t obsessing over N*SYNC or Dawson’s Creek like everyone else, I was doing my own thing. When I turned 16 and I entered my high school’s art program and began learning more about painting and drawing. I decided I wanted to paint scenes from The Little Mermaid movie on my walls. The biggest problem was convincing my mom to let me. It took me a few years but I made it happen… And 10 years (almost 11) years later it still sits in my old room at my mother’s house.
Back then it felt like “oh this will fade, the movie came out in 1989, the 90s will take over and it will be forgotten”. Because in the beginning it was hard to find Ariel-related things. I had to check certain stores every-so-often, and most of all The Disney Store. But today that isn’t the case. It has blown up and now all these kids who weren’t even alive when those movies came out (Sleeping beauty, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, etc) are loving them as if they came out last week. I think it’s awesome.
Originally I was going to make a photo-blog of my “Ariel stuff” and in a way I have. I started an instagram, which also updates the tumblr I created: arielfreak.com. It’s pretty simple, because I can update it with my phone. 🙂 You can also follow my account @arielfreaks on instagram. If you are a big fan yourself please send me any photos of “Ariel stuff” you have or mind come across. I’m always interested to see what others have!
I came across this tumblr that posts photos of random objects organized neatly. The photos are submitted by many users, with all different kinds of objects and subjects. I don’t know why but I’m so mesmerized by it… definitely an interesting tumblr to follow! Follow them here on tumblr. Take a look at some of my favorites: