Saturday, May 21, 2011

Dear Florida,

Sometimes, I really miss you. Scratch that- all the time I really miss you.

Growing up there, I didn't really appreciate you. The beauty of sunny days, of always being able to wear flip-flops even in "winter", driving over the causeway to "beachside" and seeing the vast ocean unroll before my eyes. Every time I go back to visit I relish in the delight I get from just a single warm, sunny day, a single peek at the waves, a single toe dip in the cool water. I roll my windows down and crank my music up and think "Gosh, why did I ever move away from this place?" So really, Florida, this is an apology. I'm sorry I neglected you when I lived there and I'm sorry I didn't realize how beautiful you really are. Now that I'm here in Georgia, I miss you. I tell people about Melbourne and "The Beaches" as if you were a long lost friend, one I greatly loved but sadly moved away from. I'm proud of being a Florida Girl and being able to say I grew up in a place that most people will only vacation to. Melbourne may not be famous Miami or the Keys, but it is still Florida and there is still the ocean and the Sunshine State and I still love you.

This is getting a bit depressing, so I just want to tell you that I'M MOVING BACK! Not to the exact place, but I will soon enough be back in your loving, albeit very hot, Florida arms. I'll be rejoicing in the fact that I will never (and this is a fact) be more than 60 miles away from a beach at any given time. Despite my paleness, the beach will be a sight for sore eyes. Florida, I love you. And I cannot wait until we meet again.

All My Love, Skye.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Stealing is bad.

Which is why I'm gonna go ahead and link to all of the places I found images, stock, etc. for redoing my cutesy bloggy. Thanks goes out to all of these talented people for so kindly giving their work to people like me for free!

The Graphics Fairy

Pugly Pixel- So super cute and so many freebies!

MellowMint from deviantART.

And! I used Picnik and FotoFlexer to edit everything (bounced back and forth would be a better way of putting this). Both photo editing sites are free, they just have different features I like so I mix and match. Most fonts I use come free from DaFont or are found via the two editors. SO happy with how everything came out and can't even say how excited I am to start blogging again. I've neglected my baby for far too long. XO.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

21 Before 21

Finally (Finally!) I've decided on twenty-one tasks I want to accomplish before my 21st birthday rolls around next March. A lot of things have occurred since March of this year and I've been horrendous to my poor blog, neglecting it until just yesterday. BUT! That shall change, I pinky promise. So here it is, the official (may possibly change again but probably not) list:
  1. Pet a llama.
  2. Go to Hogwarts.
  3. Gamble at a Casino.
  4. Buy and play a ukulele.
  5. Have a picnic.
  6. Go to St. Augustine.
  7. Plan my 21st Vegas Trip.
  8. Bake a rainbow layer cake.
  9. Get an iPhone.
  10. Go to NYC.
  11. Perfect one dinner recipe.
  12. Go to at least one big museum.
  13. See a fortune teller.
  14. Visit NASA.
  15. Finish my Ariel cross-stitch.
  16. Eat a yummy banana Split.
  17. All A’s and B’s in my classes.
  18. Find Sailor Moon on DVD.
  19. Camp in a tent.
  20. Revamp my clothing collection.
  21. Buy a Diana Lomo camera.
There ya go! Now just to wish and wish all of these lovely things into my life. Some are slightly easy and others take a lot more work, but, if I'm sure of anything, this shall turn out to be one exciting year! XOXO.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Here Goes..

Everything? Nothing? A lot?
This feels like my world right now- super pretty but SO big!
So So So! many changes are happening at the moment that I can't even describe them all. Wonderful, amazing, fabulous, heart-attack-inducing, kickass, lovely changes! It's weird to finally take down my 110 in 2010 list but it is MUCH overdue. I'm trying to figure out my 21 before 21 list but narrowing things down is so terribly difficult. Perhaps I shall simply write a "Things-I-Want-To-Do-Sometime-In-The-Future" list?
Anyway, much is happening and I'm trying to stay on top of everything whilst keeping my head and heart and all in the right place. Looking forward to my next big moves.