things of the moment

Today marks the first day of my four day break. I have passed my first two classes in nursing school, only 12 more months to go! It’s officially happening now. I’m kind of weirded out because I have extra time on my hands..and not sure what to do with it. Do I actually take a shower, paint my

52dd6260acc2b3381c09910461f3746afingernails and look presentable? Damn. I have time for that the next four days. Unbelievable. Since I started school in January I haven’t had a break. Sitting here this morning browsing Pinterest for hours and drinking coffee was a guilty pleasure. I felt like I should have been doing something way more productive. Reluctantly I let my mind wonder. My niece should making her appearance any day now. My sister is 39 weeks and probably the most gorgeous pregnant girl I have seen. {Except for my other sister who is pregnant too- at almost 21 weeks} I’ll be going back to school next Monday and will most likely miss the birth festivities. SAD FACE. Happy Wednesday! ❤



Have you ever seen that show Community? Ok well if you haven’t (and to be truthful- I’ve seen the very first episode on Netflix and gave up after that) but whatever the premise is a lawyer has to go back to a community college to finish up college credits. Funny, right? It’s my life right now. I’m living the ‘Community’ life. And frankly I’m enjoying it. I feel eighteen again. Among the group of young people are your fair share of the random forty year olds still trying to figure it out. I’m totally not the one to judge them. Hell at forty I hope I have the balls enough to go back to school to keep my dream alive.

Ok back the topic. Stay focused! That’s the other thing. This whole new era of being back in the college mind-set at 25 (26 in a month) is making me feel so ADD. I’m loving it. I’m back to myself again. Back to the forty year old in the community college class- they have it all right. They don’t want to let go of their golden years. The days of college were just too damn good for them to let go of. They might have tried the real world for a few years, got married, had children- the whole kit and kaboodle. And BAM. What happened? The realization that the days of sitting in college listening to the professor ramble about history in a chemistry class was actually really awesome. So they enroll in community college. I just figured it all out.

My morning coffee and a realization of what life is really like in community college. This is my last semester (hopefully) before I am in nursing school. It is actually weird saying nursing school. I never imagined I would go to nursing school, it was never a passion for me. But in the last couple of years I just chose it. It’s about time my life revolve around something more than just day-dreaming about lofty entrepreneurial ideas they may never happen or hoping back over to Barcelona to spend the rest of my life. I realized (with the help of unfortunate bank account) that I needed a career path. Nursing seemed fit. The more I am working towards it, the more I am getting excited about it.

Happy Saturday, my friends.

oh and tomorrow- I am taking pictures of my beautiful pregnant sister in St. Augustine. I am going to use a FILM camera. So vintage. Cerca 1995..

New Year

Lately when I sit at the computer my brain freezes. Throughout the day I’ll have so much on my mind unfortunately the only person listening is me. I will end up talking mindlessly to myself. Yes in public. It gets weird. Especially when I catch the glares of random bypassers as I continue to mumble my thoughts outloud as if they weren’t there. New Years Resolution – break this habit. I’m going to get labeled as a lonely cat lady soon.

This year arleady feels tremendously different than 2012. I’m a full time student {yes, again}. I am nannying for my niece and nephew {again}. This time it feels different. I have something I am working for. Nursing school is right around the corner. I can’t wait!

My other New Year’s Resolution is to come back to my business. Appleseed + Sprout needs some TLC. I didn’t give it my all last year. With a refreshed mind I will dive back into it.



This weekend Dusty and I met up with my best friend from college, Anna and her husband. He is on tour with his band, The Canes. They came through town and we were lucky enough to catch their amazing show. Besides our lovely evening with The Canes, Dusty and I spent the weekend together enjoying each other. His mom gave us this awesome pumpkin plant. It is so festive! ❤

DIY Photo Canvas

My boyfriend and I have been enjoying our lovely little apartment now for almost three months. The weekends are my DIY time. I’m taking the decorating slow because I want it to be perfect! My latest project was DIY photo canvases. It was the easiest project so far.


Photo {I printed 3 (8x 10’s) at Walgreens}

Canvas to fit the photo

Acrylic Paint {I used black, my pictures are B+W}

Sponge Brush

Mod Podge

Step 1:

Paint the outer edge of the canvas with the paint.

Step 2:

When dry, mod podge the front of the canvas. Place your picture directly on the canvas. Using a cloth (I used a soft sock because it is lint-free) smooth out the picture onto the Mod Podge.

Step 3:

Paint the picture with Mod Podge.

Step 4:

Wait until dry! It’ll be an awesome paint brush look and a super easy project.

No-Carve Pumpkins {perfect for toddlers!}

Florida is finally cooling down + I am pulling out the sweaters. Even if the low is only at 66 degrees right feels like heaven. With kids- this is the best time of year. From fall until Christmas it is nonstop fun. Pumpkin carving, Thanksgiving traditions, Christmas lights..the holiday season is in full swing. To really get into the spirit you have to embrace it with everything pumpkin.