Tuesday, January 31, 2012

January Blog Follower Prize Winners...

As promised, I added the name of all new followers in January (who stuck around the entire month- yes I did go through and cross off people who "unfollowed")... I put the names on a list, and printed them then cut them out... we are getting HIGH TECH.

Those strips of paper were then folded, placed in a large votive or small vase - still not sure about that - the "container" was then shaken until 5 pieces of paper had fallen out - thus my 5 winners!

The winners of some Artsy swag (which I will mail out once they contact me via email)....

Courtney @ My Family Puzzle
Jenni Austria Germany
Sand and Starfish

---Any winner I have not heard from by Saturday Feb. 4th at 12:00pm Central Time will go back in the vase, it will be re-shaken and a new winner will be drawn.

*I will not be contacting you to tell you that you won, see this is part of the following my blog :) - if you want to read it, you will be reading it... but if you just followed to win a prize, you might miss out on more prizes!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Blog Buddies Questions...

So apparently someone (Andrea @ Love Is...) did this and didn't really tell me I was tasked to answer and then ask the questions - but I am stoked! I love learning more about my blog buddies! 

The rules:
1. You must post these rules.
2. Each person must post 11 things about themselves on their blog.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.

11 Things About Me:
1. I still watch One Tree Hill... just finished re-watching the whole series of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and I like movies by ABC Family...
2. My family gets me something with a frog on it for like every holiday - because I guess frogs are my favorite animal - but really, they build up...
3. I love to buy old, worn down and forgotten things that I can make beautiful and love.
4. My favorite movie is “Knotting Hill” - really I think it’s just because of the “Whoopsy Daisy” line and the “I’m just a girl, standing in fromt of a boy, asking him to love me”...
5. My favorite Starbucks drink is a Soy (gross) Chai Latte with 3 pumps of Vanilla
6. I am lactose intolerant...
7. The one craft I can't do is Knitting... and I dislike Scrap booking - it takes forever!
8. I love to read, especially on my Kindle
9. Fear of sharks leads to hyperventilating while snorkeling, but I like to scuba (you can see them coming and look less like a seal...)
10. I love Country Music.
11. I love the smell of Vanilla candles.

Questions for: KC, Kara & Lindsay Lee
1. What is your favorite meal?
2. What movie are you excited to see in theaters soon?
3. What is your favorite episode of Friends?
4. Who do you wish you could meet, dead or alive?
5. How do you feel about the whole chocolate or vanilla thing?
6. What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?
7. Who is your celebrity crush?
8. What is your favorite type of pizza?
9. What is your favorite item of clothing?
10. What do you want to do when you grow up? Hehe.
11. What U.S. city do you want to visit or live in?

My answers to Andrea's questions:
1. What is your guilty pleasure - TV show, magazine, food, etc.?
Tv Show: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Magazine: Cosmo
Food: McDonald’s French Fries!
2. Favorite quote of all time?
 “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible” – Walt Disney
3. Craziest thing you've ever done?
Goodness, I’m too boring for this...
4. Dream vacation spot?
I want to go to Greece! I’ve never been, and I want to go!
5. You wake up in jail. What were you arrested for?
Probably something ridiculous like “jay walking”… I don’t like to break the law, not a fan.
6. What is the last book you read?
"Message in a Bottle" - Nicholas Sparks
7. What is your dream job?
Working Homicide for the PD or FBI
8. If you had an extra $700, what would you do with it?
Pay off my credit card... :)
9. How do you spend a rainy day?
Watching movies and drinking coffee or a Starbuck’s Chai!
 10. Who is your best friend?
My mom! Don’t tell her though, it will go right to her head!  But I also have some great friends Nicole, Kristyn, Megan… it’s cool I like them
11. What is your biggest fear?
Falling, I hate it… like that feeling of falling – because you know it’s going to end in hitting something.
Or sharks… terrifying.

Wow, slacking on Insta-Friday?!

Don't forget to follow my blog!  All new followers are entered into a give away, which entitles them to earn some fantastic free stuff!!!
life rearranged

Okay so I have most definitely been slacking on InstaFriday, which is silly because I love it! Mostly because I love Instagram, it's just too fun!

New Fabric... Big bows are coming soon to the shop! 

Fun little paper garland I made when I probably should have been doing homework... or cleaning or something...

There are just some days when you don't want to get outta bed.

Look at my living room! I got home yesterday and decided that my apartment looked like it was inhabited by some frat guys - needless to say I dropped everything and finally cleaned up... and I am quite happy again.

Yes, so this is supposed to be for Creative Estates... but since I'm not going, this one is MINE!

Sorry for the short week in photos... but I have worked like every night this week and it's going to be the same next week... so I am going to try to be better about it next week and give you all kinds of things to see!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wednesday Stripes & Spots

Hey all, linking up with The Pleated Poppy for "What I Wore Wednesday"... so far so good on that pesky January mini-resolution to not repeat clothing! Yay.

pleated poppy

Okay wow, so this week has been crazy busy and I haven't had time to do too much... in fact I am currently eating breakfast, reading an article for class and blogging about what I'm wearing - almost simultaneously... but not quite.

Any-whoo, this and Friday are my two favorite posts of the week... even though I've been skipping Friday lately - hopefully not this week! 

So today I decided I was going to wear my polka dot shirt... but I only have 3 navy cardigans, all of which have white stripes - how that happened I don't even want to think about... but alas, I am rocking the stripes with the polka-dots and hoping that it is an okay fashion thing to do? Honestly it's all the same to me.

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Monday, January 23, 2012


Hey everyone!  Welcome all new followers!  Sorry it's been a really very very very slow blogging week for me.  I just started school and a new job... so it's been crazy busy around here. This coming week will probably be just as eventful over here, as I am working like 6 days. But please keep with me! I am still here, I will resume posting way way more in the near future!

Don't forget all new January members are entered into a give away to win free swag!  Also follow me on twitter @artsyanthro for occasional surprise coupons to my shop - the last one was for 50% off!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Mind Blowing Fish Tacos!

Okay, maybe not "Mind Blowing"... but still absolutely delicious... especially with a nice bottle of beer, quite amazing.

What you need:
* about a pound of white fish: mahi-mahi (best best best), tilapia (cheapest, and 2nd best) or cod (not best choice).
* flour tortillas (or corn)
* avocado
* salsa
* sour cream
* cheese (cheddar or "Mexican Blend")
* limes
* panko bread crumbs
* 2 eggs
* flour
* oil (I use canola)
* 3 bowls, a bunch of paper towels, a plate and a saute pan

1. Cut your fish into small pieces - I usually go about 1-2 inch strips
2. Pour about 1/2 inch deep of oil into pan and turn to medium heat.
3. In your three bowls you will have 1 thing in each.

  • Bowl 1: Flour, salt, pepper, I also add garlic salt. (far right)
  • Bowl 2: the two eggs all scrambled up. (middle)
  • Bowl 3: the panko with more salt, pepper and garlic salt if you are feeling it. (far left)

4. When the oil is hot enough to fry, if you drop in a piece of breading it should dance, then you can start with the fish...

5. Take each piece of fish and dip it in bowl 1, then bowl 2 then bowl 3 and drop into the oil - should be about 1/2 under
6. Cook each side about 4 minutes then flip, the fish will be cooked through and the crust should be golden brown, take them out of the oil and put on the pile of paper towels you have waiting on the plate...
7. Take your tortillas and put in the ingredients.
     - My order goes
     - Tortilla, sour cream, fish, lime juice, cheese, avocado slices and salsa


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

New Glasses, Converse, Wednesday!

Hey all, linking up with The Pleated Poppy for "What I Wore Wednesday"... so far so good on that pesky January mini-resolution to not repeat clothing! Yay.

pleated poppy

So today is day 2 of classes... and also I got new glasses this week so I am definitely rockin' them!  It's "cold" today, around 50, hence the sleeves.

P.S. Sorry this post is sooo short, I'm running behind today and have to leave for class, battle all those pesky undergrads for a parking spot! 

Don't forget to follow my blog!  All new followers are entered into a give away at the end of the month!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Scallops with Parmesan & Tarragon Orzo

Yummy is what't for dinner!

Scallops with Parmesan & Tarragon Orzo
*  1/2 lb of large scallops (usually 4-6)
*  Butter (hmmm 3 tbsp?)
*  Garlic (minced or pressed)
-- Heat the pan on medium until hot, then add butter and garlic - cook until garlic turns golden
-- Rinse the scallops in water and dab dry with paper towel, 
-- Shake salt and pepper over both sides of the scallops and place in the pan
-- Cook the scallops for about 4 minutes on each side or until they are golden on the ends and no longer translucent in the middle.

Parmesan & Tarragon Orzo - aka, Heaven
* 1/2 box of Orzo pasta
* More butter (2-4 tbsp)
* Parmesan cheese (1/4-1/2 cup)
* Dried tarragon (a dash)
-- Cook the pasta until it is ready to your liking and drain
-- In the same pot add the butter, cheese, tarragon and some salt & pepper (Turn off heat)
-- Mix together until the butter and cheese have melted sticking most of the little grains to at least a few others (I'd say let the thing mingle for about 4-5 minutes, off the heat)

**Serve all of this with your favorite veggie 

Swag Swap Week!!!

the long awaited swag swap week is going on right now :)

 Cliff Notes: All shops participating in the swap get to trade their swag with swag in other shops too!
Not participating in the swap? No Worries!

Our shop owners have graciously offered you fine folks COUPON CODES so you too can go all "click, add to cart" crazy on these awesome handmade shops!

Are you participating in swag swap week? Make sure to re-read all the rules and contact your swapper via email! Please make sure your swapper is actually participating in swag swap week by referring to this list :)
Now what are you waiting for? Browse our shops, go swapping, use their coupon codes, and check back later in the week at YellowHeartArt.blogspot.com for group giveaways from some participating shops happening this Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday AND Friday!
COUPON CODE: homegirl is giving 15% off ALL items in her shop with the code "CELEBRATE", works worldwide too! Go on our friends in Europe and Canada, get shopping! -------------
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 [shop] [blog] [twitter] [facebook] COUPON CODE: Enter SWAPWEEK for 30% off (WOWZAS!) -------

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  [shop] [blog] [twitter] [facebook] COUPON CODE: Enter SWAGSWAP at checkout for 10% off ANYTHING! (holla) ---------

  [shop] [blog] [twitter] [facebook] COUPON CODE: Enter SWAGSWAP10 and get 10% off any and all items in the shop! --------

  [shop] [blog] [twitter] [facebook] PROMOTION: Free Shipping on all prints until December 20th. No coupon code necessary- all print shipping is already discounted. Free shipping available on U.S. print orders only with discounted shipping rates internationally. ------------

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COUPON CODE: Enter "SWAGSHOP" at check out for FREE domestic shipping!

  [shop] [blog] [twitter] [facebook] COUPON CODE: Enter SWAGWEEK for 20% off anything in the shop! (she also has items for big people too! Fun iPad sleeves and purses) --------

  [shop] [blog] [twitter] [facebook] ***IMPORTANT NOTICE*** Kristina had to put her shop in vacation mode during this week, please visit her "sold" section to see what items she has. She will be available for contact. She apologizes for any inconveniences!

[shop] [blog] [twitter] COUPON CODE: Enter SWAG15 for 15% off these ADORABLE purses! (I should know I own 4)

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[blog] [twitter] [facebook] [shop] Swag Swap Week is going on from January 16th 2012 - January 21st 2012. Coupon codes will expire once the week is over.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

New Happenings

Yes, so I got bored with the same old thing... and decided to start another project that will just keep me busy. I have gone back to my roots, drawing... also, I have taken my ability to say ridiculous and inappropriate things and put that to good use!


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