Thursday, June 7, 2012

new haul of depression glass and summer semester

hey everyone! man this week has been so long and somehow gone so quick at the same time!
i just dropped by to show off the depression glass i bought when i went back to the fleamarket last sunday and to update you on school.

what did $20 get me? man did i make out like a bandit. i got a citrus juicer, cream and sugar bowls, butter dish, and 6 mini coctail glasses or maybe theyre for ice cream... hmmm
all pieces have minimum wear and only a few have tiny chips
was i lucky or what??!!??

i looooove the way the green glows under the flash of my camera!

so as you know, school started this week
my schedule is beyond HECTIC... way beyond
i am still working 40hrs a week (no way i could pay for next semester if i didnt)
and i go to school for 2 hrs in the morning Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
and 2 hours in the evening Monday through Friday
not to mention the 2 internet courses I signed up for that i need to also study and do homework for...
man how i despise school
but i sure love learning! my pathophysiology class moves so fast because i am absolutely engaged in the lesson the whole time.
the human body amazes me!

so here is how i expect to do this short and cramped summer session:

interpretation of lab results (only 5 weeks) - so far i think i will ace it. its all reinforcement of what i learned in anatomy and ive been performing well in class this week. as long as i study what the teacher mentions is for the test i should be golden

pathophysiology (only 5 weeks) - definitely my heavy hitter. thankfully i am actually interested. this class does scare me a bit, i dont want to lose my 4.0 gpa but i plan on focusing more on this class than any other

intro to computers (full 10 weeks) - to be honest i wish i could test out of this class. it is required for my degree plan but so far its all child's play. the first lesson is intro to windows and how to save files... i havent even felt the need to open the book lol. lets hope im not too cocky and do as well as i imagine i should in this course

english composition (full 10 weeks) - okay so this class scare the who-who-bee-jee-bees out of me. as you may notice, english is not my best subject (hopefully you dont notice haha) i have always had trouble here. and i started with such a feeling of intimidation since it took me 3x to pass the essay placement test... ugh! biggest problem: studying for this class is like a sweet lullabye and puts me right to sleep

so we shall pretend tomorrow has already passed so i can officially say only 4 weeks  left of the heavy part of my semester

wish me luck!
hope to be able to stop by soon

study bug extraordinaire
Lily Bean

Saturday, June 2, 2012

pinspired snack and fleamarket finds

hey everyone!
well i have been obsessed with pinterest just as much as any other person these last few months.
i have seen blueberry yogurt drops all over the site and they look so simple and yummy!
now that it is summer and i had to seek desserts and snacks that don't require the oven, i decided to try them out for myself

i did a trial batch and was super happy with the results!
just as i suspected... super easy and yummy
i have seen most people using fresh blueberries but i decided to buy a frozen bag of blueberries and plain vanilla yogurt.
i let the blueberries thaw in the fridge over night
get a pie pan, bowl, spoon, and 2 of those pick things you use for cracking  nuts (name? hahaha forgive my ignorance) or toothpicks/kabob skewers... anything of that nature
 put some yogurt in your little bowl then put a blueberry on your pick. dip and swirl until well covered. you may need to use another pick if the blueberries seem to slide off. just gently use the second pick to hold the blueberry in place while you swirl
 place each blueberry on your pie pan or tray keeping them all separate from each other then pop them in the freezer.
 it doesnt take these babies a long time to freeze at all. try to give them at least an hour so you are sure they are solid before popping them off. i used a spoon to gently scrape them off. it doesnt take much force at all. in fact... too much force will make them fly so be careful
 put them in a freezer bag or tupperware and store them in the freezer
just grab a few when you want a snack
i want to try it with strawberry bites now

i worked at the fleamarket today and it was the SLOWEST day since opening
thinking maybe since its graduation party weekend.
hopefully tomorrow makes up for it
in my boredom i walked around and did some shopping  myself
both window and real shopping haha
first i spotted this adorable summer hat.
i tried it on and fell in LOVE! instantly!
i put it down and told the lady i would be back after i had some sales myself
when i came back around later, i saw this hat at her stand as well
 i knew before even putting it on that we would be inseparable as well
so i got both!
she cut me a deal for being a vendor and for buying both
even better right!

and this is the piece i really want to gush about!
when i walk into the fleamarket i always pass by a booth with old stuff.
(i never let mysef walk around because i end up spending all my profits... just like today haha)
so i finally made my way over to his booth. he had amazing glassware
i wanted to buy so much but again, "sir, i will be back when i have some sales"
later in the day my uncle grabbed this up for me
(maybe because i kept talking about how awesome it was and how bad i wanted it haha)
hooray! thanks!
it is green depression glass... yes, it glows in black light.
 i had intended to use it for jewelry from the moment i saw it but really want to know what it is truly for. i have tried to research and find similar pieces listed as
-ash tray
-dessert tray
-jewelry tray
-sandwich tray
does anyone have any insight?
doesnt my jewelry look so cool on it!
i love the way it reflects the pieces!
well, needless to say, i am now ADDICTED and OBSESSED with depression glass
i plan on going to the fleamarket with money tomorrow to buy myself a tea set, butter tray, and whatever else i can squeeze out of $20 or so
and if i have good sales, ill go right back to the booth for more
i want MORE!

well, tomorrow is my last official day before school starts
can you believe last week one of my teachers already sent an email stating a quiz will be on tuesday.
geez! i havent even bought my books yet!
i have been doing some "motivational" crafting to keep myself focused and smiling as i go through these next 2 years. but first to focus on these next 6 weeks. i will try to peek in on you all, at least to say hello and update you on anything awesome
but i cannot make any promises until i know how intense it will really be

Lily Bean