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blur of photos / re-posts I fancy + occasional fresh personal revelations

fightingforanimals:

asylum-art:

Realistic House Plant Cupcake by Alana Jones-Mann

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Inspired by a gardening project, Brooklyn-based baker Alana Jones-Mann decided to make cupcakes that look like common miniature cacti. Using frosting, green food coloring and of course, baking talent, Alana successfully made a bunch of cacti cupcake cuteness and even planted them on soil (crushed graham crackers). These realistic cacti cupcake are made with such impressive details that some of them even appear sharp to the touch. If you like those edible cacti and want to make your own, head on over to Alana Jones-Mann’s blog and find the step-by-step tutorial.

omfg

Badass

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— 2 days ago with 3391 notes
FB withdrawals

I’m am going through Facebook withdrawals. How embarrassing! I think it’s because I miss everyone so much and just want to know how they are doing. My cousin in the Philippines getting married really triggered it. I also kinda miss being nosy and knowing what’s going on with the acquaintances in my life… I have been off since around June. Let’s see how long this lasts! What’s been new on fb? Might reactivate…

— 1 week ago with 1 note
Blessed by People

I feel so very blessed by the people God has surrounded me with lately. Though right now is a very confusing and tough time in my life, I feel like He has shown me love through people. Not just my friends and family, but lately it has been through adults years older than me. At my Aunt’s high school reunion I witnessed people coming to see each other from all around the world just to laugh and have fun. There was no judgement or comparing they just purely loved and cared about each other so much. They just sang and laughed and accepted me too. The love felt palpable. Also last night I was at my first small Bible study, and I was somehow grouped with two other older couples. And they just listened to me and accepted me with no judgement or expectations. I think because they genuinely have gone through so much in their own lives already, that they could see my life situation in a different way then a peer may see it right now. And that is a new point of view for me. I still cannot believe that these older adult strangers could just show so much care and love towards me, and not even know me. That is truly Christ’s love. It still blows my mind.  I think God is also trying to teach me to love my own parents more (which was a huge struggle for me in the past)  though these people too. I feel like old prayers from some sad desolate years are being answered slowly everyday, I may not remember them but I feel them being answered little by little. That is what I learned last night.

Not going to lie, prior two this I was having a terrible couple of weeks filled with crippling self doubt, fear of failure and just terrible anxiety over the choices I have made, to retake the test and quit my job. I am still have to deal with these things. But life is so much better now that I have let God and Christ be in it more to help me be vulnerable and let them navigate. There is hope now. 

I feel so blessed really about how God is showing His love to me, through the kind words of my friends, through the support of my parents and family, and through the listening ears of a stranger. I am so blessed to have you all. I feel so comforted to be covered by Him and have people pray for me. God loves me and loves you so much too. Before I never really thought I could feel God’s love, but lately I really really do. I am so glad I have come back to church to try it out. Hopefully this leads to more better things! :)

 

— 1 week ago with 2 notes
theimpossiblecool:

Robin. 

Of course they found a good one

theimpossiblecool:

Robin. 

Of course they found a good one

— 2 months ago with 10955 notes
sunny-yogi:

Let us have peace! 


Life goals

sunny-yogi:

Let us have peace! 

Life goals

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— 2 months ago with 325 notes

wetheurban:

SPOTLIGHT: Statues Taking Selfies

This selfie thing is getting out of hand (and as long as it looks like this - we don’t mind it).

On a recent visit to the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork, one Reddit user had the clever idea of photographing the museum’s collection of plaster Greco-Roman statues to make it look as though they’ve taken a series of statue selfies!

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Love it!

— 2 months ago with 1742 notes
Cafe Temple
I look up
The Air is thick with music, chatter 
and expensive coffee making
My blood tingles with caffeine as
My fingers tip tap on the keys 
Contemplating the moment
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— 2 months ago with 4 notes
Must Love Tribe

I was watching an interview on Oprah Prime and it was with Pharrell and he was talking about how his deal breaker with girls used to be whether or not they loved A Tribe Called Quest. So freaking awesome, and made me love him even more cuz I grew up listening to stuff like that. As I sit in a Barnes and Noble trying to study, I find myself just wanting to reminisce and go on my Spotify and listen to ATCQ and think about how I got the “Jazz” and I could “Find a Way”. I think I will enforce a similar rule for my future boo (haha). I think that is why I am so drawn to norcal, because there are so many oldschool hip-hop Filipino (Daly City) boys (not necessarily partial, cuz I love fly guys of all colors anyways) up there who are hardcore about stuff like that. Kinda hot.

I feel a sense of stagnation whenever I am home here in socal. Even Central California, as beautiful as it is, and the bonus of a close friends and family, but I don’t think it feels completely right. When I am in Nor-Cal, and it doesn’t have to be SF, I just feel like my heart swells and it just feels, right. Even just the idea of other places makes my heart swell with hope. I think the man I belong with is not here, that is why my heart is unmoved. I think he is in Nor-Cal (or a place like it), and that is why my heart is so excited and happy whenever I am up there, cuz maybe My Heart knows I am physically closer to theee one I could just very well love. Could be, couldn’t be, just sounding off some silly fantastical thoughts from my heart/mind. But all I know is I cannot wait to meet him one day. It’ll be freaking amazing.

It’s actually 3 am now. Time to sleep and stop being delirious. Song in my head: gust of wind by Pharrell
— 2 months ago with 2 notes
#atcq  #pharrell  #love  #hopeful  #daydream 
Getting in my own way

Ugh, I just wanna take a nap.

— 3 months ago
Trying to Grow.

(NOTE: This song doesn’t really have anything to do with this blog post, I just think it would be a nice backdrop to read to. And also I just really really like this song ;))

I have been home for less than a month and its just been so crazy. One issue after another just keep popping up, and I have been swatting away at them like ping pong balls. I have a feeling they wont go away either. But, alas, I am good with it. I am glad I have taken this hiatus for awhile just to think, heal and work on things that need to be done. I don’t believe God will let me go on to the next step without fixing my foundation first. It has been some hard, hard, hard lessons that God has given me to help improve. Sometimes it hurts, stings, makes me cry, and makes my heart oh-so sore… Ouch! But in the end I know when I work on myself like this, and face hard truths, it causes me to be a better, more emotionally fit person. So right now it really freaking sucks, but it will be worth it. Hopefully I will find the solutions to move on and be worthy enough for my next, higher level in life. New level, new devil they say. This is all training to be strong enough to deal with harder problems that may come in the future. Ugh, indeed.

Through all this, I am still excited for life. I am excited for my future possibilities and for the dreams I haven’t even dreamt yet. I am hopeful for; and declare an abundant and fulfilling life that captures the essence of who I am. I expect that one day life will reveal a time where I will have to be courageous, and do out-of-the-box things, in order to have outrageously good results. I don’t think it will  be easy at all, there will be opposition and tough times (Obviously, but I have to remind myself of this or else I will forget and breakdown when it happens). But I have to Trust that God will help me through it, and that there is a reason for everything. And as much as I love lounging around, I just need to do the work (Work Work Work Work Workin’ on my ish like Iggy Azalea says lol).  Mustn’t forget that work sows and waters the seeds and accelerates results. Time to clock in, tune all the negativity out, and keep moving forward.

— 4 months ago with 2 notes
I Love God, and loathe facebook

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So last night I could not sleep because I tried to make myself a double brewed iced coffee. That ended up being far to strong and kept me up way past 2 am even though I drank that coffee at around 9am-10am that morning. What do you do when you are up late and can’t sleep? Facebook. Facebook all night with those crazy gossip links and snarky opinion pieces can make one go crazy. My brain currently still feels like mush. Staring at my tiny iPhone screen all night in the dark can get to you. I forgot the negative undertones some things can be on facebook, especially on gossip blogs, etc. I unsubscribed to them in the end. I don’t think I can deal with that useless snark right now, I am already pretty snarky on my own lol. So now its the next day and I feel slightly drowsy and slightly angry at everyone on facebook for being so dang entertaining and more than slightly disappointed in myself for giving in to the mess of it all. I really really really wanted to deactivate, and tried a few times…but my Spotify is connected to it and needs it in order to access….. WHYYYYYYYYYYY?!?!?! I cannot live without my Spotify at the moment, so this is the ultimate sabotage. I need to call Spotify or something, because this is ridiculous.

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( 2 timothy 1:7 little thing message I painted for fun and to remind me to be fearless.)

I Love God, because this morning I was praying and thinking about listening to a Joyce Meyer podcast. I have been listening to her podcasts for a long time, and in my mind I was thinking that I wanted to listen to the one where she talks about being out-casted from her church when she decided to start her ministry and how everyone ridiculed her. Well, I forgot about it and went downstairs to eat breakfast. I was flipping through the channels with my mom, and what comes on, on the Christian channel? The EXACT message I wanted to listen to is rebroadcast. God is so good, and in those sweet little things He does for me, I know He loves me. And it makes me want to do more :)
— 4 months ago with 1 note
girlsdressingcuteforwork:

Chriss #gdcfw

yeah freakin right I wanna wear this to work!

girlsdressingcuteforwork:

Chriss #gdcfw

yeah freakin right I wanna wear this to work!

— 4 months ago with 137 notes
vogue:

The world lost Maya Angelou today.In memoriam: 1928–2014Photograph by Taylor Jewell

vogue:

The world lost Maya Angelou today.

In memoriam: 1928–2014

Photograph by Taylor Jewell

— 4 months ago with 13862 notes
thevsangelz:

Josephine at Zac Posen Fall 2014

Jadore black

thevsangelz:

Josephine at Zac Posen Fall 2014

Jadore black

— 8 months ago with 185 notes