Friday, June 18, 2010

Well, Pneumonia has been kicking my butt for about a week now, and I'm struggling to find enough energy to get out of bed these past few days. I've been unable to get photos of my newest creations, therefore There have been no new listings on etsy.
I did manage to take a few minutes to make this tribute to a few of my favorite things.
Softies and Sweeties on Etsy.

hope you all are feeling better than I am. :)

I am off to catch some more Zzzz's.

Monday, June 14, 2010

I Took The Handmade Pledge!

and I think you should too. :)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

First Blues on the Mall of 2010

Sunset on the Grand River

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Birthday party at the zoo.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

A Little Goodness

I guess summer is here now, And that means time for good listening. My new old favourite songs at the moment...

Kansas - Dust In The Wind
Sugar Ray - Fly
Simon & Garfunkel - The Boxer
The Turtles - HappyTogether

(pst. listen for free. )

While i listened to these songs and others, I've finally come up with my own pattern for a slouchy hat. I have been wanting one forever! Now I've got one, but i think I might list this one on Etsy, and make another one in a different color for myself. I realized after i finished it that mustard yellow isn't really my color...

Thanks Everyone as always for taking a peek through my blog! :)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

I've never been a huge fan of the iPad... but now I have been convinced - iPads aren't so terrible after all!
Just another miracle use for velcro. :)

iPad + Velcro from Jesse Rosten on Vimeo.

How handy!

P.S. I'll be tweeting my new listings and Upcoming sales... follow me at

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Hello again! Been spending a lot of time working on my etsy, and making new items.
I am very proud of my new banner and avatar for my shop. I don't think they're as great as I was hoping, but with my experience in photo editing, I think I've done pretty well!

I've gone from this:To this:

I think it's atleast a little bit better than before.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

so i've finally got RAEBLOSSOM up and going. well, kinda going. going slowly, perhaps. but non the less, SHOP IT OPEN FOR BUSINESS! and i am excited. lots of jewelry, my favourite is all the hemp.

p.s. Check Meowt! -

I made these little beauties in my spare time between shooting around town looking for potential jobs and cars (and cheap furniture - what a hassle!) they're like my own little therapy in all of this hectic business of moving to a new house... :)

so i've finally got RAEBLOSSOM up and going. well, kinda going. going slowly, perhaps. but non the less, SHOP IT OPEN FOR BUSINESS! and i am excited. lots of jewelry, my favourite is all the hemp.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Armpits and Breast Cancer

As part of working my way to all natural living, I discovered today that there is new research that will encourage the use of natural and organic antiperspirants and deodorants. Studies show that the aluminum ingredients in manufactures antiperspirants are linked to breast cancer. WEll, we all have heard this before, right? Most of us were skeptic. We heard, but didn't think much of it. Many things cause cancer today, and some are just hard to avoid. Very few bother to make a change for such small things. However, This Article gives some shocking statistics that might help a few of us think a little bit harder about how we take car of ourselves.

I decided to give some of these natural deodorant recipes a try. I will update with my opinions and discoveries.

Coconut Oil Deodorant
Spray Deodorants
Liquid Deodorant

The coconut oil resipe has the best reviews
, and is also the most popular to find.

Here goes to experimenting!

Friday, May 7, 2010

help wanted to free slaves

I probably shouldn't be shocked, but I sure am.
This is ridiculously terrible. disgusting.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

oh, how long it has become...

School is finished for the season, and wireless internet has finally arrived at the house. After a few days of frustration with trying to set up the ridiculous modems, we've (But really I) figured it out.
Now what does this mean, besides hours and hours of watching ridiculous and cool youtube videos? (including, of course, SAILOR MOON!) new etsy! I've been wanting to set it up, but I'm so paranoid with entering my credit card information on strange internet connections. I've already had fraud purchases on my card before, I certainly don't want to deal with that again! Now, I have a 24/7 available internet connection and it's private. No worries here!
Well, I thought i'd give a quick update letting you know to expect me more often!

p.s. that ridiculously cool youtube video really is pretty sweet, i advise you take a minute to check it out!

Oh, and I found a super awesome macro setting on my camera last weekend!
check how upclose and personal I can get:

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Etsy Super Sale!! Everything under 2 buckaroos.

Check it out.
and help out a young college student pay her bills so she can actually take a warm shower again! :)

I need to clear out as soon as possible.

also: new etsy on it's way, RaeBlossom.

easier to spell, no?

*mention blogger in your message to seller and i'll throw in an extry little gift with your purchase!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

P.s. keep your eye out for RaeBlossom on ETSY.
I'm switching to a new account.
One that is slightly easier to spell...

Chuck E Cheese

What a super-rat he is. cheap dollar store prizes. But, boy, did I have a blast! I felt like a kid again.
I went with my boyfriend and his family for his little brother's birthday. We bought about fifty tokens, but found maybe a hundred or more. Boyfriend, Jimmy, taught his younger siblings how to scam. my favourite trick : watch someone play a game, "accidentally" knock over their cup of tokens. Act nice and help them pick them up, but pocket a few by slipping them in your sleeve as you put a few back into the child's cup. Free tokens! Devious, I know, but this, along with scouring the place for dropped or forgotten tickets, earned us a few bags of cotton candy, suckers, stickers, bakugan(sp?) fuzzy coloring poster, and my (almost) favourite, a spiderman dart game. Of course, the dart was really just a velcro ball...

my favourite souvenir, however, was the picture Chuck E Cheese sketched for/of us:

Happy Birthday, Lucas!

Monday, March 22, 2010


I'm trying to be nicer these days.

I'd like to have a few friends.

The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters - Goya

Artist - possessing the ability to try?

Monday, March 15, 2010

SO purchaced a high-powered green laser...


I'm almost as excited about this laser as he is, i admit. :)
it's highest power is about 5 megawatts, shoots up to 9000 feet (oh my stars!) and has a twinkle light cap. it's pretty neat.

Writing on the ceiling with delayed shutter time.

Done by "capturing" incense smoke in a random plastic box, and waving laser beam back and forth through the smoke. pretty awesome...

p.s. I've got a new batch of Items that will be listed on etsy withing the next couple of days!
Most or almost all are made with mroe natural items. i.e. hemp, stone, bone, wood.
i like. :)
Sneak peek photos:

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Quote for Thought:
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of majority, it's time to pause and reflect."
~ Mark Twain

breif update:
I've been very much into hemp jewelry lately...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

get in habit...

while waiting for my Art History exam to begin, and Art major asked if i minded her taking a few photos of me studying. Of course i didn't mind, but it got my mind wandering. Why am i not the one walking around with the camera? What happened? I used to be a photography guru... So my plan is at least one photo per day. I know, i know, project 365 for facebook... but what can i say? It's good encouragement. Plus, i really need the practice taking photos of my creations. Anyway, i thought i'd tell you that so someone can hold me accountable. It's in visible proof, now i MUST do it.

Yes, so off to Psychology class. fun fun...

Monday, February 8, 2010

I've been a lazy bum this weekend. sitting around the house with a head cold. Sneezing and wheezing all over the place, but I'm feeling much better now. Waiting for class to start: Art History. Not the most exciting, but i'm still grateful to finally be in college.

Rainy Day Movie Suggestions:

-Sunshine Cleaning
-Taking Woodstock
-Moulin Rouge
-Benny And Joon

The Puppy and I. = ME!

Monday, February 1, 2010

becoming a broke-ass college student.

hmm. It's been an interesting journey so far. I'm now taking classes at Community college. It's tough, but I'm glad to be here. At least I've got my health insurance back!
Life's just rolling on, I've been studying twenty-four-seven. My life is pretty boring these days.
Many days have been spent at coffee shops where I type an average of 4 essays a week. I knit while I wait for the bus, and cook while I wait for my Significant Other to come home from work.
My new year's resolutions are going pretty well. I'm still smoking, of course, but at least I'm not paying. I bum an average of 3 cigarettes a day from random passer-by's on my walks downtown.
Yes, life as a broke-ass college student it going pretty swell, for the most part.

and what happens during art history lectures these days, you ask?

Monday, January 4, 2010

new year

...with tons of new oppourtunities.

resolution 1: i'm not buying anymore cigarettes. yup, that's right, i'm taking the lazy way out. i'll still smoke 'em, but i just won't pay for 'em anymore. 8 dollars a pack for my preference is such a waste when you're a chimney like me.

resolution 2: will not cut my hair more than once a month, and no more than an inch at a time. i think it's time for me to start growing my hairs out long again. i miss them. and maybe by next year i'll finally be able to dread my hair like i've always wanted.

resolution 3: leave michigan at least 4 times. i don't care where, but last year i did not travel as much as i wish i did.

resolution 4: do not drop any classes once i've started. i've already skimped on college too much.

resolution 5: last but not least, do not break previous resolutions.

P.S. meet my cutie pie Jimmy!

of course we look like 13 year olds, but i guess i'm okay with that. i'm happy, and that's all i really care about. :)

Happy belated new ear!