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five things friday: on the verge of turning 29

So, I’m turning 29 tomorrow, which is pretty crazy to me. In celebration of getting older and hopefully also wiser, here are a few things I love at the moment:

I’m a huge fan of Daniela Andrade’s music. Gotta show some love for a fellow Daniela and Latina, after all. Her cover of Regina Spektor’s “Us” is so, so good:

I just recently discovered local jewelry studio, Mineralogy and I sorta obsessed with her pieces:


Theresa’s custom work is also really beautiful. These are a just a few pieces I would definitely splurge on and buy for myself (clockwise from left): white topaz teardrop ring, diamond solitaire necklace, chrysoprase and druzy cuff bangle, and grey druzy gold stud earrings. For those of us in Chicago, Mineralogy now has a a storefront in Ravenswood. Otherwise, you can check out the shop online.

Although I have plenty of artwork and a limited amount of wall space in my new apartment, I love Luke Gram’s art prints. If and when I’m in the market for more prints, he’ll be the first I buy from:

The weather in Chicago is FINALLY warming up, so I’m making the effort to try new paleta recipes. Mashable put together a great list of coffee-based paletas and I definitely need to make the ones with dulce de leche:


And last but certainly not least, I randomly stumbled onto this art project in Mexico and really, really love it:


The Mexican government asked the Germen Crew, a youth organization that specializes in grafitti and street art, to revitalize the Palmitas neighborhood in Pachuca, a town northeast of Mexico City. There’s even more photos and a video of their work here. I think this such a beautiful, brilliant idea and the community has had such a positive response.

As turning 29 isn’t incredibly significant (other than this is my last year in my 20s), I’m keeping it low-key and doing dinner and drinks tomorrow night. Maybe the big 3-0 will call for an actual celebration. Have a good weekend!


geeky and girly, vol. 6

I had originally intended to post this on Monday and am just now getting around to it Wednesday night. Work has kept me pretty busy this week, so the majority of my days are spent in my cube working on various projects. Curse you, 9 to 5 employment!

Anywho, I thought it was about time I put together another Geeky + Girly post, so here it is!

Something geeky:
I have been pretty much obsessed with Game of Thrones since last year (Alex and I power watched the first two seasons in less than two weeks) and I’ve been so excited for season three. Last Sunday’s first episode did not disappoint. So much is going to happen! Probably tons of bloodshed! It’s gonna be awesome. So when Fab.com had a sale on GoT merch this weekend (way to get me when I’m mostly likely to splurge on something like this), I just HAD to buy a coffee mug with my favorite house sigil on it:


Ooooh yeah. House Targaryen all the way! Dany is easily one of my favorites (along with Arya Stark) and I’m rooting for her throughout this whole series. She clearly deserves the Iron Throne. I mean, she has DRAGONS. Doesn’t get any more awesome than that. Also, it doesn’t hurt that my metalhead boyfriend approves of this mug since we’ll be combining our mug collections soon.

And now for some girly:

I’m still all about druzy jewelry. It’s starting to become a weird obsession. I’ve been bookmarking tons of Etsy listings until I decide which ones I want the most. This beautiful ring recently caught my eye, courtesy of Rachel Pfeffer Designs:


Ugh, so PRETTY. I have pretty small hands, so I tend to be pretty picky about the kinds of rings I wear. I can’t really get anything too gaudy without looking a little ridiculous and this ring looks like it’s just the perfect size for me. This is definitely going on the top of my list of things to splurge on soon.

Hooray for finally getting this up! Maybe I just need to start blogging at odd hours like this. Then again, I should be asleep right now. Here’s hoping my schedule balances out soon.