wild girl

i am a wild girl. we are all wild girls. we do not want to be caged. we want to sneak out of our windows at night onto the roofs of our houses and bath in the constellations. we want to dance in the rain until we are soaked through to our lovely bones. we want to wear pretty dresses and red lipstick, and stay up to watch the sunrise. we want to fall in love so deep that we become dizzy and drunk with it. we dream of kissing boys in meadows, running into the sea and becoming mermaids, falling asleep amidst the flowers and tall grasses . we are made of pure golden light. we want all of this so badly it hurts, and yet what we want the most is the courage to do all this. we must all find our courage.
i've been gone and i am truly sorry. school has been sucking up most of my time. i feel alot better now, and i thank you all for your positive comments, they really helped me so much ♥
i've been feeling slightly uninspired lately, which might be due to being locked up in a classroom all day.
i hope it goes away soon...
i'll try to post more often, i truly will.

nibble nibble

this video was too cute to resist!

oh so adorable

last night was spent sleeping under the stars, camped out in a tent pitched beneath the apple tree. i carried out my lantern and crawled into my cosy nest. there i snuggled up under the covers with a good book and read by the glowing lantern light with the sound of the leaves above me rustling and the gurgling of the neighbours fountain next door. i'll be out there again tonight if you wish to be spirited away with the fairies to come visit me. we will make animal shadows on the tent walls and wake up early to watch the sunrise and steal peapods from mama's garden to munch on. i hope some fairies will come out to play!



catch my dreams

hello everyone! today i though i'd post my not-so-helpful instructions on how to make a dreamcatcher
first of all you will need:
-a small branch from a tree. mine is from an apple tree but anything flexible will do.(willow is best)
-twine to wrap the branch in. or you could leave the branch visible which is just as whimsical
-some sort of thread for making the knots

first off you'll need to wrap the twig around into a circle. you might have to bend it quite a bit to get the shape you want and to make it stay better. tape the branch together where the ends meet.

now take your twine or jute, which is what i'm using here, and you can get at any craft store, and wrap it all the way around the circle. or like i said before you can leave the twig exposed and just wrap some twine over the tape so it's not showing.

next tie your thread (or sinew or whatever) to the top of the circle where the ends meet

take the thread and bring it over a distance (it doesn't matter how far. (the wider you go = bigger knots, closer together=smaller.) TIP: as you can see here i have my thread wrapped on a piece of cardboard. it's easier if you wrap your thread around something small, like a tiny piece of paper, so you can fit it through the knots better without tangling

pull the thread out towards yourself through the opening that's swooping down underneath. pull tight.
continue by bringing it over again about the same distance and pulling it through until you get back to the top of the circle

once you get back to the top, bring your thread through the first hole that you made from underneath and then bring it over and through the new hole that you have swooping down (the big one that's circling my knee) so it's: under-up, over and down-through.
pull the thread pretty tightly and then do the same in every hole until you get back to the top again. then continue doing the same thing you've been doing, but in the newest hole.

keep knotting until you get closer and closer to the center of the circle
there will be a hole in the middle (for the good dreams to fit through of course!)
you can make the center hole as big or as small as you'd like. when you want to, just tie off the end of the string, making sure you tie it in a way that the string won't unravel

i sort of screwed mine up here but you can't really tell. if your's looks somewhat along these lines you've done good.you can also slip on some beads by just threading them onto the string anywhere you want, and then keep on knotting.

and when you're done, have fun decorating it! i usually tie on feathers, but this time i decided on an acorn :)i really hope that was clear enough! if not there are plenty of videos out there that show you how to do it!have fun!



*~*a charmed life*~*

number 51-101 of my goals :

51.read 'pride and prejudice'
52.buy a beautiful book of poems that i love
53.dress like a hippie for a week :)
54.get a bikini(and wear it!)
55.go for a sunset walk on the beach alone
56.go to at least one concert
57.stop biting my nails!
58.save up and buy my crystal goblets that i've been drooling over forever
59.do something that scares me every day
60.take a dance class
61.plant a herb garden and keep it alive this time
62.be happy with myself on my 19th
63.buy at least one pair of gorgeous shoes/year ♥
64.leave cute notes in every library book that i take out
65.keep a diary for the year i'm 19
66.write a children's book
67.howl at the moon :)
68.get at least ONE haircut in 1001 days!
69.sew a (wearable) article of clothing
70.have a tea party!
71.start running at least 3x/week
72.wake up every morning and smile :)
73.write down everything i don't like about myself and burn it
74.go camping.i mean REAL camping
75.run into a body of water fully clothed. preferably in a pretty dress
76.donate blood
77.go on a road trip
78.drink at least 5 glasses of water/day
79.plant a tree
80.get a pet rabbit
81.try to stop caring so obsessively about what other people think of me
82.send a message in a bottle
83.write 'you are beautiful' on my bedroom mirror. look at it every day.believe it
84.eat fruit every day
85.make a time capsule to open in 10 years
86.buy a bright red coat
87.take a photography class
88.go somewhere i've never been before
89.take a weekly portrait of myself for 6 months
90.visit my grandma at least once/month
91.keep a journal of my poems
92.write down 100 things that make me happy
93.eat vegetarian for one month
94.learn how to knit a pair of socks
95.frolic in a field full of wildflowers!
96.get a collection of my mom's recipes and write them down in a book
97.only eat organic food from the garden for a week
98.fill up my hope chest
99.buy myself good makeup
100.ask more questions
101.be happy with myself at the end of 1001 and one days and start a new and improved list!

what are your goals?


go girl, seek happy days to happy nights

my list of 101 things i want to accomplish in 1001 days (start date august 23rd, my birthday!):

1.lose 5 pounds
2.stop drinking soda
3.wear suntan lotion every day
4.go to 3 movies by myself
5.go on a train ride somewhere
6.go for a ride in a hot-air balloon
7.drive somewhere by myself for the day
8.have a picnic
9.sleep outside 2-3 times each summer
10.get a gym membership
11.say 'i love you' to my parents every day
12.graduate from college
13.buy a car. (i didn't say a good one)
14.go to a farmer's market 2-3 times each summer
15.buy my mom flowers just cause
16.travel somewhere, anywhere, at least outside of my province!
17.learn how to play the guitar
18.bring flowers to my sister's grave every year on her birthday
19.go to at least one party
20.climb a tree
21.go for a walk in the rain. NO umbrella
22.only eat one sweet thing per day
23.get at least 30 mins of excercise/day
24.go on a date
25.buy myself a new bike
26.read(at least) one new book a month
27.give a compliment every day
28.make conversation with a stranger
29.cut down eating meat
30.give a hug a week
31.make a daisy chain and wear it with pride!
32.go on a spa outing with mom
33.take more pictures and make a scrapbook
34.only watch 1 hr. of tv/day
35.go horseback riding
36.learn how to play poker
37.buy 5 used and old books
38.go dancing(as much as you want)
39.paint a picture (extra points if you use your fingers!)
40.fall asleep on the grass once
41.buy myself 2 nice summer dresses
42.go for a bike ride alone (or with kc) in the park.take your time.stop, explore, take pictures.
43.spend more time in nature
44.go to a petting zoo and hold/pet a cute baby pig! (maybe not...ughh, swine flu?)
45.try 5 new foods
46.hula-hoop on the beach
47.make an inspiration book
48.find a spot in the forest and dance by myself!
49.learn how to cook (well)
50.continue to bring my anxiety down to a manageable level

next 51 goals will come soon!

original idea found here: Day Zero Project


if you love piggies

i had a magical day yesterday...

with narnian lamp posts amidst a tangled wildwood

painting my little fingers (i must stop biting!) pinky-pink

dreaming that this lovely room were mine (without the 30% off tag of course!)

going to a kiddies petting zoo and meeting a new friend
and of course....PIGGIES!!!
a piggy in mud is a happy pig indeed :)

Tumbling hair

picker of buttercups



And the big bullying daisies

through the

field wonderful

with eyes a little sorry

Another comes

also picking flowers

- e.e. cummings

have a s'wonderful and s'marvelous friday tomorrow!

go pick some flowers!



in the beginning

hello there!i created this blog mainly for myself (hello self!), to keep boredom at bay and reflect on little knick-knacks of things i enjoy; music, photography, fashion snippets and the like. it will be extremely random, as my interests tend to jump all over the place. i do not promise much to myself or anyone else who happens to come by this, as i am a fool with computers and anything that falls under that category, but we'll see where this road takes us.

au revoir, cherie's!

photography:sarah hermans