Feb 23, 2010

ATTENTION FOLKS! My favorite band the Shout Out Louds release their 3rd album "Work" today here in the U.S.A!!! SOOOOO EXCITED! :) To commemorate this fantastic day I am giving away a free S.O.L. mix cd, pennant &&& a digital painted portrait of them [it will be under 8.5x11"] This Saturday I will pick a lucky winner by random, but to be chosen, you have to leave a comment telling me who your favorite band is and your favorite song of theirs!!!! Thanks and GOOD LUCK! >>> roxy <<<

For Valentines Day, my sister Mari got me these AMAZING fringe scissors from The Martha Stewart Craft section at Michaels I love love love them! They are about $13-15 dollars I think? :)

Feb 22, 2010

Before I head to bed, here is a new little character I just developed tonight! :)
>>> nighty <<<
Currently, I am working three jobs, two of which I absolutely love! The third [the Bed & Breakfast, I could easily do without!] ;) One of my jobs is working every Wednesdays for my dear friend Lindsay's mom Cathy. Cathy is a midwife here in Salt Lake City, and in my opinion, a very good one! Before working for her, I have always wanted to do home birth and have always loved the idea of it, and now that I get to work for a midwife, my feelings are even more solidified about this amazing profession! There is the sweetest spirit and aura about Cathy, she has such a relaxing yet bubbly personality! She will DEFINITELY be delivering my babies!!! :[)

Moi, hard at work! I love this job!

Prestley, also known as Pretzel! <- TOO CUTE! is Cathy's granddaughter. She was spending the day with Grandma and sadly was not feeling well. Pretzel was wanting to cuddle with Cathy but she was upstairs tending to one of her mothers, so Pretzel came and snuggled right up in my lap. :) I was in heaven! I can't wait to have kids....someday... :/

>>> soooo cute she is! <<<

Feeling better: lollipop in hand, sitting with her cousin.

Feb 19, 2010

Happy Friday Everyone! Heading off here soon to work at thee ol B&B as usual! ;[) My brother Paul [who is just 2 years older than I] is driving up here to Salt Lake from Jackson Hole, WY for the weekend. He is a flyfisherman, and a very good one! Below is a fun video that he took of me shooting a shotgun for the first time! That was fun day!

Paul & I just before heading off to go shooting with our "Bonus" dad Rich! :)

Paul in his fly-fisihing gear standing with our Mother

My first time shooting a shotgun! ;[) LOVED IT! Thanksgiving 2009

Feb 18, 2010

My favorites from Reed Krakoff's Fall 2010 collection - And check out the picture of him below! Hilarious! :) Seems like a fun guy to know!

LOVE this purse! Found via Purse Blog

Feb 17, 2010

::: WOOD >>> WOOD >>> WOOD :::

Just came across this lamp by Muuto over at Design Sponge I am absolutely IN LOVE!!! It comes with either a white or green cord, I prefer the white. ah! :( just one more thing to add to my life long wish list... :)

Cape Town Designers Animal Farm have new wooden lamps called "lite" ::: they come in several different species of wood and are designed so that they can only be used with an energy saving light bulb. Neato!

Maarten Baas's "The Shanghai Riddle" chair!

Feb 16, 2010

Something that I really love doing is writing in my journal, online ;) but especially offline... in it's more tangible form. I have been pretty good about writing in a journal since I was about 12 or 13, but I have had dry spells throughout my life... last night after I was finished writing my entry, I went back to the very beginning to read some earlier entries.... it is soooo funny! The thing I love most about writing in my journal is getting to see how quickly my thoughts change... Something I am really grateful for is the fact that our thoughts have the ability to change. Sometimes it is for the worst and sometimes for the best. But the fact that they aren't concrete once made, is a huge relief don't you think? I wish I could have perfect thoughts and a perfect mindset, but then I would be a total robot. There are times when I get down on myself and think "why did I think or feel that Roxy?" but those were my feelings at the time, real and pure. As much as I would love to go back and erase a lot of things I wrote and re-write them... I am able [at times] to look beyond that and see the growth I have accomplished. Keeping a journal can be hard. I have many friends who say they wish they could do it, but don't have the time to do so... here is the best trick to keep a journal. Go in with the intention of ONLY writing bullet points. Write the date :) and then write 5 to 10 things that you did that day... and just be super brief... carry your journal with you. When you are waiting in line, in the car, at a restaurant etc...write these 5-10 items down...if you do this pretty consistently for a couple weeks you will then start to really write every day AND you will actually start to write in-depth entries! I PROMISE!!! It becomes so fun that 5 pages will go by and you will be having to force yourself to start writing. Plus, it is soooo therapeutic if that isn't reason enough. :)
This Millimeter/Milligram Journal was given to me by one of my dear friends Jenny Kwok of CutxPaste this past summer... this has been one of my favorites thus far...the paper quality is soo fantastic and nice to write on!

This is an entry from last month: I decided to paint a self portrait of me wearing a turban. :-p
Forgot to wish everyone a Happy Valentines Day. Hope everyone had a great day/weekend! I got to spend the last couple days in Alpine at my mom and stepdad's house. It was really nice and definitely insightful! I love this holiday and everything it represents. Love is such a funny funny thing! Here are some of my favorite love quotes:

"Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all." -St. Augustine

"There is no remedy for love but to love more." -Thoreau

"If you love someone, let them go. If they return to you, it was meant to be. If they don't, their love was never yours to begin with..." -Unknown

No woman ever falls in love with a man unless she has a better opinion of him than he deserves. -EDWARD W. HOWE

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. -Robert Frost

This last one... is so beautiful. I especially love the line "Let no one ever come to you without leaving better & happier" <<< I love that, and hope to be better about this... :/
"Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor... Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting." -Mother Theresa

Feb 13, 2010

ah! I can't believe I forgot to mention this! If you haven't noticed... I have been doing a lot of digital illustration lately!!! :) Well, no more rainy days for lil ol Roxy Marj... Last Saturday I took my mac to the Apple store and FINALLY got it fixed! It was my power supply that had gone caputey! So, back in business... I will confess.. All I can think about lately is photoshop.... I have been spending sooo much time with him, I would even go as far as to say that he and I are officially in a relationship! :) <3
Monday night I was at a single adult activity for my ward [a church thing for those of you who are not Mormon] annnywhoooo...I somehow brought up the subject of hickeys and how they are so weird and asked everyone "are people still giving those?" >>> this question was followed by tons of laughter and comments!! Next to cigarettes, hickeys, in my book... are officially thee SECOND worst accessory one could ever wear! So, for Valentines day my friends... please don't give a hickey... gentlemen, this is especially geared towards you...I only mention this because recently I have seen a few too many on some girls and it has been righteously tripping me out!
found these lovelies online the other day, but was silly and forgot to write down what sites I saw them on.. :( will find the info and post later on...

BEAUTIFUL COLLECTION! AH!!!!! Now I can't wait for fall all over again! ;)

view the rest of the collection here

Feb 12, 2010

Happy Friday friends! Going to work at thee old B&B now... the picture below describes PERFECTLY what I would rather be doing right now!!! :) Found via Flickr

2 of my lady friends back in Brookly [New York] along with their other girlfriend, started a fantastic label called Harvey Faircloth Here is their second collection >>> spring/summer <<< so fun so fresh! I love every single piece in their collection, but these are my absolute favorites! Also, my friend Abby Low who is one of the co/owners & co-designers, and who also have a wonderful design blog, did the Sitelet for H.F.

The collection is in stores now...can be found Here

Feb 11, 2010

In need of a Valentine to give, but no money? No worries my friends... click on this here design and it will enlarge to the size of 8.5x11" >>> print it out...and give it to your sweet heart! I seriously love Valentines Day, even though I don't have a love of my own...it is such a great holiday! I want it every weekend!!! love me :)
HOLY YAY!!! <- ahahahah lol... that thought just popped into my head after opening my blinds just now and seeing TOOONNNNS of snow outside!!! ;[) YAY YAY YAY! Just did this little drawing [below].... depicts kinda what my life feels like... A CIRCUS! 2010 <- WOW! You lil lady have been kicking my booty! But even though my life is feeling craaaazy right now... my roarness is kicking in...and I am learning to go through the motions and jump through one hoop at a time... :)

Feb 8, 2010

Trying to get ready for bed, BUT I keep getting side-tracked with all the videos I am finding that I forgot about and are totally making me laugh. This one below is of the day I got my invisalign braces put on! :[)

and another! :)
A couple weeks ago I started 2 new jobs [I am working 3 jobs now folks!] One of my new jobs is getting to assist one of the FUNNIEST, COOLEST & SUPER CREATIVE lady's, jewelry designer Allison Dayton! character pic I did of her below. :) Allison just got back from the INSANE crazy gem show in Tuscon Arizona, and has some awesome pictures to share along with a new blog she has started called Stacks of Style which is mostly about jewelery, hers and other designers/styles she admires and all the different stacks of style that is out there. My 2nd job that I started is helping my friend Lindsay's mom, Cathy whom is a mid-wife here in Utah with file/organizing etc. and she even talked about bringing me to a home birth with her sometime! Fingers crossed! Anywhoo...check back in a couple days to read about my opportunity of getting to work with Cathy. :)

While at the gem show, Allison met this dude Kinyon...and apparently, he has no last name! ;[) Hilarious!!! ALSO, he MADE the jewelry he is wearing! Seriously AWESOME!!!!!

this is just a glimpse A GLIMPSE of what was there in the booths... go to:

Stacks of Style to see more pics and read about her adventure! ;) A real treat!

Feb 5, 2010

Okay friends, I am off to ride my Shetland Pony now!!! :[) HAPPY FRIDAY!!! Love love Loooove >>> roxy <<<
pic found via Simply Marvelous
Johnson & Johnson's vanilla oatmeal baby lotion is wonderful... and even more so when she is all dressed up for a party! :)

Momo Natural was one of my favorite shops to visit when I would go to Japan [back in the day when I was married, my ex-husband is Japanese] Check out these pretty lovelies... :)

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