New Hobby

I am by no means fashionable. Or an illustrator.

I do, however, like to try new things. So, I’ve decided to pick up a new hobby. It’s called, “trytodrawfashionillustrationseverynightuntilyoubecomedisgustinglyawesomeatit”. Here are a few of my drawings. I’m sure eventually I’ll get better – practice makes perfect right?

Also, just so you know, this hobby is FOR FUN. That’s right … it’s for mere enjoyment. There’s really no use for these drawings, except to fill up my Moleskine.

Some of you are probably wondering what inspired this hobby. *For those who are not wondering can skip the below paragraph.*

Once upon a time (approximately 4 days ago) I walked into Barnes and Noble to buy bookmarks. I decided to peruse through fashion books just because. While perusing I bumped into this little number …

The illustrations in this book were pretty dang neat. I figured it’d be pretty dang neat if I could draw these myself instead of having to look at a book. That night, I decided  to draw my first fashion illustration. And now I’m hooked. (It’s only been 4 days since this hobby began… so I’m really not that hooked). And there you have it, that’s how I started drawing dresses on twig-like figures.

Oh yeah, I’m also a fan of Garance Dore, a fashion photographer, illustrator and writer. I’m sure her illustrations have inspired me too.

– C

If your dog doesn’t like someone you probably shouldn’t either

I have a dog.

Her name is Xena.

She is not a Warrior Princess. Although she could probably rip your face off.

She is sweet and antisocial.

I am terribly allergic to her, but she doesn’t know it.

One time I was so sad, I cried. She climbed into my bed and put her head on my shoulder. I think she was consoling me … or maybe she was just taking advantage of my full size bed.

I hope she lives forever.

Because I love her.

Xena and I went to the park last Saturday in order to soak up some sun and burn some calories. As you can see, there wasn’t a single soul at the park. There are numerous reasons why this was the case. Let me explain:

1. it was bloody hot, humid, hot, humid and humid.

2. every mosquitos on the planet has decided to migrate to Kendall in Miami. so being outdoors is miserable.

3. xena doesn’t do well in big crowds (aka. dog parks, neighborhood, etc.) so we have to hang out in secluded / abandoned areas.

4. it was bloody hot and humid.

Despite the humidity, heat and obnoxious mosquitos, we had a blast running freely in the beautiful grass. It really did feel so nice to trot around carelessly. I’m sure Xena’s counting down the days for our next park adventure.

– C

5 simple rules for happiness:

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1. Free your heart from hatred
2. Free your mind from worries
3. Live simply
4. Give more
5. Expect less

There are so many beautiful reasons to be happy.

Europe 2012, Part 1

Europe Vacation: May 17-May 28, 2012

First Stop: England Countryside

  • Titchfield
  • Winchester
  • South Hampton
  • Portsmouth
  • Brighton
  • Hailsham
  • Salisbury

We stayed in a beautiful home… away from the hustle and bustle of a big city… to enjoy quality conversations, beautiful vegetation and delicious home-cooked meals – prepared each time with the right amount of love.

Here are a few (be warned, it’s not really a “few”) photos from England’s countryside. I hope you enjoy each photo and that they give you a little taste of what I was so blessed to experience.


Next Stop: London, England!

Meet Mute Miami

Meet the Mute Miami team. My dear friends, Johanna, Julian and Alejandro.

If you have nothing to do tomorrow night… Now you do!

Come check out Annie Erin Clark, better known as St. Vincent in the music world. St. Vincent will take “The Stage” (voted Miami’s Best Bar) this Thursday, May 31st as she performs in our city for the very first time.

The evening is brought to you by Mute Miami, a young local production company striving to un-mute great music and expose artists who have never visited our city. Can’t wait to hear of who they’ll bring next… Tickets are still available for $25 or $30 at the door. For more info visit

Check out this article, where Johanna share 5 of her favorite things: here

Check out the Mute Miami tumblr: here








(two sides of the same coin)




– Seth Godin

Something New.

So I’ve been a fan of Kinfolk Magazine for some time now, however, it must have slipped my mind to share this with you! Hopefully it stirs up some lovely ideas for small group gatherings.

Enjoy, my little blogger friends.

Also, check out the Kinfolk Magazine – Journal: HERE

A Visual Journal

Look at all the pretties I found!

Daily …


I pray I believe and apply this daily…

1 peter 3:

  • unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, is of great worth in God’s sight
  • live in harmony w/ one another
  • be compassionate and humble
  • do not repay evil with evil, but with blessing
  • keep your tongue from evil
  • do good
  • seek peace and pursue it
  • even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed

1 peter 4:

  • but live according to God in regard to the Spirit
  • be clear minded
  • self-controlled
  • love each other deeply | it covers a multitude of sins
  • offer hospitality
  • use your gift to serve others
  • speak|serve with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ

Baby Levi’s Baby Shower, Prt 2

More photos from my sister’s baby shower.

Can’t wait for baby number 2. Tee hee…