Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Corpse Whale

So my family and I have been watching this amazing show called Frozen Planet. This show has inspired me to research narwhals (a.k.a. Unicorns of the Sea) and to sketch them. I actually know some people who don't know what narwhals are...and some people thought they were mythical creatures....

Some random narwhal facts:

-Their long horn is actually a tooth and is only found on the males
-Narwhals are what began the unicorn legend
-In Old Norse, narwal means "corpse whale"
-The Inuit people will actually hunt narwhals just for their tusk which is a good source of vitamin C

Friday, March 30, 2012

Rainy Days

Rainy Days: hot coffee, sweaters with leggings, and books books books! 

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Page Pressed Flowers

I've always enjoyed page pressing flowers. It's a fun way to keep the flowers you love and take them with you wherever you go! Here's an easy tutorial on page pressing flowers.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Knitting News

So the latest thing I've knitted is a pillow! It's super fuzzy and soft (as you can probably tell). I still need to stuff it and sew it up but I think it'll be a nice little pillow.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Spring Awakening

Many of the beautiful trees in our yard are blossoming. Every year I take a picture of them at this stage. it's just so beautiful to see the trees awakening after their winter slumber.

Yesterday we found this little guy on our back patio. I just had to add a picture of him, due to his cuteness. He's a Red-Backed Salamander.

Iced Hot Chocolate

Iced Hot Chocolate

3 cups milk (I used coconut milk)
1 cup coffee (if you aren't a coffee fan, just add another cup of milk instead)
1 1/2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
1 Tablespoon vanilla
2 Tablespoons sugar (more if you like it real sweet)
A few cups of ice

Just like you would make normal hot chocolate, heat the milk in a pan on the stove (medium heat). Add all the other ingredients (minus the ice). Stir until all the sugar and cocoa powder are dissolved and everything is mixed. Then pour the liquid into a pitcher and stick it in the fridge for a few hours or more. If you are in a hurry, you can stick the pitcher in the freezer for a little while. Once the mixture is nice and cold, pour into a few glasses and add some ice cubes to keep it chilly. If you want to kick it up a notch, make chocolate ice cubes by simply putting the liquid into an ice tray. You could also make simple coffee ice cubes. This recipe makes just enough for 2.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Beneath Those Silent Eyes

Beneath Those Silent Eyes

I wonder what’s beneath those silent eyes
Is there affection within or is it all lies 
That look in those eyes I once used to see 
It’s no longer there, captivating me 
The endearing look deep in your eyes 
That appear like pools of sapphire ice 
Seems to be as gone as yesterday 
yet on my heart, you still heavily weigh
Has not your fondness died 
with that charming old look in your eye
I’m dying to know what’s on your mind
when your unexpressive face you hide behind


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

It Feels Like Spring

It's beginning to feel a lot like spring time! I love this warm weather. Here are some pictures I took last spring with my cousin Rachel. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Here are some more pictures from my trip to Florida! :) 


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