Monday, December 10, 2012

LEGO HappyHoliplay Contest

I remember building rockets, spaceships, planes, cars and houses out of those small, colorful blocks with my older brother when we were kids, and being sad when I had to destroy them to make new things. Fine, LEGO blocks make me nostalgic! I'll cut to the chase before I get all weepy about how much I miss being a kid: LEGO is holding a contest and it's so easy to join. Simply build one of their Christmas-related items (using LEGO of course) and take a photo of the said item, remembering to relate the picture to what the item is. Good gosh, that took a while to type, so just head on the link below because I think my sinus problem is blocking my brain's capacity to work properly:  

Here's a video too:

I really, really hope you win!!! :)

Tally, Ho!

I loooove dogs, which is why I was ecstatic when Threadless held a dog hoodie design competition. I sent a total of 5 designs (2 of which did not go through) on the last day of submission because all these ideas just started pouring in about 7 hours before the end of the contest. I've been wanting to get published (is that the right word?) on Threadless ever since I started designing shirts for them, and lo and be hold, the one that finally made it was the very last design that I submitted, and which had taken the least amount of time and effort to make. Weird, right? I guess sometimes that's when genius really strikes, when you're pumped with adrenaline and your brain cells finally cooperate to provide you with a brilliant idea that's actually pretty simple and will resonate with more people than the complicated, carefully constructed ones that have been sitting in your mind for eons. Finally, here it is!

Original submission

What's even better is that they're currently on sale for only $24.99, slashed from their original price of $29.99. Please support Threadless (and me) by purchasing this hoodie! A (bit hoarse from a sore throat) shout out to all the people who helped me scratch this off of my bucket list by voting! Thank you for all the love, now I can recuperate in peace :)


Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sick of being sick

Ugh, my throat is itching like CRAZY. It's weird because I've been feeling ok these past few days despite being sleep-deprived. Or maybe that's the cause of whatever it is I have, because I held up pretty well when I needed to (headed a short presentation of "It's A Wonderful Life" for SFC's Christmas party last Friday and attended meeting on Saturday morning) and just collapsed once my duties were done. Anyway, enough of the negativity and let's stick to the positive side of life!

I finally was able to wear my emerald-green reptile print pants yesterday, and debuted it with my flowy black top from New York and Co., a turquoise statement necklace from my cousin (the lovely Eliza from, black suede boots (worn here: Uneven Layers) and my trusty Dooney&Bourke black leather bag which I got from Poshmark for $50 (sweet!). The pants are pretty hard to style though, so I'll probably just stick to black, silver, tan, brown and dark blue tops. Maybe a good yellow jewel toned top? Hmm..