Saturday, July 2

I'm Under Construction, yo.

Friends, thanks for checking up on me, but I'm taking a break from the blog right now.

I'm still in the midst of discovering which projects I feel really passionate about, so I will keep you posted!

In the meantime, please follow me on Twitter @_iamtheheiress and I'm Tumbl'n at

Wednesday, June 15

Barbie disco party!

Just a quickie mobile post showing off my lover-ly manicure. Isn't it sweet? Inspired by Emily of I would say hers is more delicate and subtle, but I dig the fact that mine looks like I dipped my wet nails into a confetti pot!

I got my ring at moncadeau's etsy shop. Only $13!

Have a great Wednesday! Get out and enjoy this beautiful weather for me, I am stuck at work all evening!

Monday, June 13


picture by me :)

Today, I'm taking a little joy in these mini cupcakes. C/o a co-worker's early birthday celebration. Aren't they cute? I'm enamored with sprinkles lately.

Speaking of sprinkles, I ADORE the manicure on Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere. Click on the link to see her recent Sparkled Lilac post, and easy tutorial taht will show you how to acquire a fresh pink manicure garnished with a bit of gold + sparkley sprinkled along the top! I've got a similar Essie color (Touch of Grenadine, weird name for what is clearly a purple-lilac!) that should do very well for a base coat, and my roomate has a MILLION glitter polishes so I'm sure I can pilfer a little silver or gold. I'm excited to try it out and share the results, friends! Soon soon soon!

Until then - have a great week, everyone. Happy Monday!

Sunday, June 12

My goals as a blogger.

This is just a free-write examining some of the reasons I'm beginning to blog.

1. To improve my writing abilities. I enjoy writing a lot, but I'm currently very rusty at it. I'd love to expand my abilities by writing about a range of topics that I find interesting.

2. To meet new people. The entire WORLD is on the internet - I'd love to be lucky enough to make new friends and meet people who inspire me!

3. To expand my worldview and learn new things. This is definitely related to #2, but I certainly have an infinite amount of new things to experience and I want that to start NOW, please!

4. To discover a passion or niche to eventually lead me to something entrepreneurial. I have these nebulous little baby ideas floating around, I'd like to be able to work for myself, but I have no great ideas. I'm hoping that by blogging about the things that I love, I will discover a niche.

Tuesday, May 17

Spring Cleaning & Creating My Dream-Space!

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I have become a woman possessed and obsessed with making my bedroom a more livable space. I simply must making it my dream space.. the space where I dream, and also the dreamiest space ever! I personally spend much of my free time in that room - it serves as my sleeping area, office space, dressing room and entertaining area! It's my intention to streamline everything and make the space as functional as possible.

It began as just an urge to rid myself of unused furniture.. but once that task was completed, I could not stand to put the room back together without a complete overhaul. So this is what I'm going to do:

1. Remove most of the furniture and the bedding and move it into the living room - sorry, Mom! I'm taking over the space (we never have guests anyway.).
2. Completely wash, dust, and vaccuum everything that will stay still.
3. Organize all drawers that have been removed from their spaces. Buy spacers/organizers if necessary.
4. Anything that I don't want inside my bedroom must be donated, sold, or thrown away! And I'm going to be ruthless and unsentimental. Who needs the junk? Not me.. I need SPACE TO BREATHE!
5. Acquire some lengths of coaxel (??) cable so that my computer doesn't HAVE to sit on top my DVR - so annoying the way the Ex had it all set up. This is gonna be MY SPACE NOW.

There are still many, many details to be worked out and it's going to be an arduous project, but I'm really excited about it!

Part of it is definitely the feeling that I will be cleaning out the last vestiges of the Ex's existence from my living space, that is an attractive thought. Part of it is that I've convinced myself that if I declutter my space, I will declutter my mind. And part of it is the knowledge that I will be moving far away, soon, and don't want to have a lot of possessions to worry about.

In short, if I can't fit it into my 10x15 or so shoebox room, it's getting the boot. I am saying goodbye to clutter and saying hello to a functional life!