You are not meant for crawling so don’t. You have wings-learn to use them and fly.

title: Rumi.

Interesting article over at MAKE about supporting local libraries and their potential for continued growth.

Mobilizing Project TV on Vimeo: "Philadelphia's Campaign for Nonviolent Schools has been actively promoting nonviolent student leaders by using the traditions of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ghandi as models.”

Really interesting: Let Kids Rule the School: "I recently followed a group of eight public high school students, aged 15 to 17, in western Massachusetts as they designed and ran their own school within a school.”

Using art to raise awareness: "For more than a century the world has been haunted with harsh reoccurring events of genocide. After viewing memorials of these horrible atrocities that occurred in Rwanda in 1994, art professor Lauren Sleat has taken it upon herself to raise awareness through artwork. The awarewness is not only for the genocide that took place in Rwanda, but also for genocide and crimes against humanity all over the world.”

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Image: source, JFK

Hellooooo! I’m alive! I promise!

Hello to whomever is reading this blog! It has been a pathetic 4 MONTHS since I last posted, and for this I feel terribly. Although I have not published anything publicly, I have thought about this blog several times guiltily, but have also started to question what I really would like to get out of blogging. I would like to still randomly post like I have been about my life, but slowly move in the direction of a craft blog, since that is what I have been up to lately. Well, since we’re being honest, this blog is a reflection of the little things that I find pretty, colorful, good reads or inspirational. There are no boundaries as to what can please my eye and I like to pay it forward to other people. You may be thinking, well that sounds like what a Tumblr is! But no, I don’t have a Tumblr, and if you don’t like what I post, well, then get over it. (ha! sorry..)

For those newbies out there (because I see I have some new followers...yay, gettin’ on up there!! :D), here’s a tad bit about me, and by tad I mean this just scratches the surface, if you want to get to know me more then please...ask! :)

I am seriously obsessed with oldies music, dolphins, wint-o-green lifesaver mints, and old VW bugs. I’m working on my piano skills, but can more often than not be found crafting the day away using the tshirt a roomie threw in the garbage and other recycled materials of the like. I think a good outfit and a note written to give a friend can drastically turn around any down-in-the dumps mood. I love spending time with my family, as well as the many honorary families that I get the privilege of babysitting. I get seriously upset when I think about how fast time goes by and that good times from the past are over, but am almost always instantly comforted when I remind myself that my life is just a blip in the huge span of eternity that my creator has planned :). And of course, I love blogging, reading other people’s blogs and being constantly inspired. I don’t know if I want to put a label on “what” kind of blog this is necessarily, but for the time being it’ll serve mainly as a catalog (mainly for me) of my life, beautiful things, and interesting tid bits I think deem sharing. So...enjoy, and here’s to hoping you’ll be hearing from me more frequently!


Crafty Coveting

Here are some things that have kept me from the land of blogdom lately. Take a peak and leave some feedback!