9.8.11

spending way too much time with the sibling brainstorming ideas for our future bubble tea franchise (if we're failing at life before we hit thirty)

Dearest children,

Hello there! I hope you are all glorious. I, myself, am quite glorious - thank you oodles for inquiring. I've had a solid past coupla' days filled with marvellous goodies (save for early morning screaming fits from small infants we call "family") (consequently, we still manage to love them, despite the fact that their vocal cords could blow up the roof). For instance, today I purchased the most pyschedlic shoes EVER. I'm so excited to flaunt them. Hint: If the 70s and Bratz had a shoe baby, my new shoe would be THAT shoe baby. AW YEAH. It sounds hideous, but trust me, well, yeah... it is. In the best way possible. (My brain likes to think.)

By the way, here are some collages that I snipped and pasted out a week or two ago. Backstory: the door to my room is embarassing. It consists of red-carpet images circa '04. Real high class, too. There's some Paris, some Lindsay, some *siiigh* I cringe. So, about 4.4 years later, I've decided that it's time to axe those bad boys and replace it with something a little more... enticing? Yeah. Solution? New collages with my favourite quotes! Can I get a "boo yeah"? Oh, no one says "boo yeah" anymore? Well, BOO YEAH.

1. "Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert the integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the common place, the slaves of the ordinary." - Cecil Beaton. P.S. I feel like it's important to say that BAM! I love this quote. I've quoted this quote multiple times on this good ole' "blog" thing. In fact, I even used this as the quote in my yearbook bio. Yup. YEARBOOK BIO. That's how much I am intensely in love with this quote.
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2. "Most of us go through life as failures, because we are waiting for the “time to be right” to start doing something worthwhile. Do not wait. The time will never be “just right.” Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along." - Napoleon Hill. This one just really resonated with me because DANG! it's so true. I find that people are always so full of excuses as to why they didn't do something. It's sad, really.
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3. "You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself." - Alan Alda. I'm always up for authenticity and intuition and following the heart and all that cheesy stuff with heartshape sirens and bubbles and what nattt. This makes me feel at least decent for being up in the clouds.
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Anyways, I hope this post granted you with enjoyment. Sorry. That was really awkwardly worded. Nonetheless, what I really DO hope is that you're having an incredible day. I really do. I hope you're all waking up smiling. I hope you're all happy and fearless and filled with dreams. Kisses!

What are YOUR favourite quotes or motto?
(Who knows? It may end up snipped and pasted into a collage that is then snipped and pasted onto my door. WHO KNOWS.)

25 comments:

Rimi said...

You must show us those obnoxious shoes!! i'm dying to see them O.O

p.s. fave quote:
"Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart"
psalm 27:14

---
rimi

Sarah said...

I like these, Lexy, they're puuuuurdy. You are making me want to make some collages, now. I may just have to! Anyway, I have some quotes on my facebook that I like to read now and then.

1. "Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be." Thomas Kempis

2. "Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." Howard Thurman

3. "No price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." Friedrich Nietzsche

4. "We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves." Francois de La Rochefoucauld

5. "Until you stop breathing, you are alive. You have to fight." Nando Parrado

HazelandMare said...

I love all these quotes! That second one hits close to home- so true! :) Thanks for these little nuggets of inspiration!

sojourned in style said...

I think I should reciprocate your BOO YEAH, so BOO YEAH! my favourite quotes comes from yours, what can I say I think you have a knack for this sort of thing :) just saying these collages are artisically sweet creations. how you cover their eyes is so intersting especially with the older ladies.

dahhlayne said...

Boo yeah!! Is it me or every time I hear that, I am reminded of Ron Stoppable from the Disney show Kim Possible? I don't know...now I am being flooded of green-skinned villains and naked mole rats...haha Anyways, I love your collages. I was never really a collage girl, and they never really had much sense in them. They were just basically a bunch of photos pasted together in one canvas. But these quotes though...very empowering. One of my favorites would be this:

Romans 5:3
We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance.

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Mrs. April said...

Those are AMAZING. I am in the love with the first one. Kinda considering jacking it and using it as my new wallpaper. :)

Sabina said...

Those quotes are all brilliant (I can't believe I haven't heard them before but yay, something new) and I love each collage you made for them, especially the top one with the stargazers.

One of my fave quotes:
For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in others.--Audrey Hepburn

Ally said...

boo yeah my friend. Boo yeah!

xo www.veritableally.net

Prateeti said...

kk. my fav. quote/motto is:

better to be dead last, than to have not finished, than to have never started

*Glam Chameleon* said...

There is absolutely no chance I can choose one cause I found so profound meaning in all quotes!! Love them so much and I'm very inspired now! Anything that speaks about following your dreams and discovering your true personality catches my attention!! Great post sweetie, really great!
xoxo
Jelena
http://glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Need! to see! shoes!
My favourite quote has to be "Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else."
I love your collages and the crazy little cut-out eyes :)

♥ sugarpuff ♥ said...

My fav quote is "Go Ahead"
I saw it on advertising media in Indonesia
It looks simple on my first impression but I realize it to be more important thing in our life <3
Have a happy day!

♥ sugarpuff ♥
Pinkie Anggia ☺
http://pinkieanggia.tumblr.com

Chika-san said...

You're so stinking COO-OOOOL! I love your snipets and unfortunately I don't have a favorite quote that comes to mind. :'-)

xoxo

Stephi Dee said...

These are so pretty! You have mad collage skillz girl!

One of my favorite quotes is "I Dwell in Possibility" which is a line out of an Emily Dickinson poem. It's so simple but I'm a total dreamer and always think about all the possibilities that are open to me all the time. It's overwhelmingly wonderful! I like that line so much that I've actually been considering getting it as a tattoo.

Bisous
Stephi Dee

Stephi Dee said...

Also a bubble tea franchise is so not a failure! It's something I had actually been considering doing lately. I make pot stickers with alternative fillings instead of the usual pork and I wanted to open up a little tiny snack restaurant with those a bubble tea. It'd be a life full of Happy Stomachs. Cause lets be honest, who doesn't love bubble tea?

roxanne said...

i know a couple who graduated from harvard and started a mobile bubble tea franchise, so hey, maybe you don't have to all fail whaling out before you make that venture! your collages are the jam - partial to the third one, i must say, but i'd really like to see the before picture of that door, red carpet and all, haha!

Pop Champagne said...

nice quotes you picked out haha ohh I totally remember writing those yearbook bio it was hard

jess said...

The quotes are great and I love the collages you paired them with.

Heather said...

so cute!


Xxx

Florence said...

i LOVE your collages, how do you make them ? computer or paper ? gorgeous
my fav quote is .... probably something profound

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Stef / Diversions said...

Awesome collages :)

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles [..]"
Jack Kerouac

aki! said...

I love inspirational quotes. I've been using them as the background for my laptop.

olivias-pizzaz said...

wow wow wow those are sooo coool!!! You are sooo creative just wow!

Style Porn said...

These are fucking rad. They're like the collages of my dreams. I always imagined making ones that looked like this but whenever I did make them they looked stupid. Oh well, I'm still happy. I'll just leave the collage making to you from now on, ok?

Vivi said...

Favorite Quote: "Shoot for the moon. And even if you miss, you will always be amongst the stars."