i promise to be better

summer mornings turned into summer afternoons turned into summer nights and as sure as the summer sun rose each day and faded into each night, the weeks of summer fluttered by without a single summer post.

...forgive me? i was far and away.

(photos by e.mc-g)


my bangles are your bangles

a loluxe first: DIY techni-color rhinestone bangles

last night l.j. and i found some scraps of thread, stray rhinestones and a few forgotten bangles. with our crafting supplies in place we spent the rest of the eve side by side, chatting like two crackling fires in the night.  

even at twenty-something years old it's never too late to exchange friendship bracelets.


stretch, stretch, staple.



i spotted this bow-backed chair at the thrift store for $8. although the frame needed a good rebuild i thought maybe with the right rub i could make this gem sparkle.


stout-hearted trio

i hoped to share my newest project in this post. but alas! today the minutes hastened away more rapidly than usual and i have nothing to show for a hard day's work. 

so. on another note.  i give you the stout-hearted triplets. 

jewelry by l.darling


the rhymes flowed naturally and the rest is history

chris young the rapper tried free styling for the first time at the age of 12. eight years later he signed to bananabeat records, becoming the label's premier artist.

chris young the rapper: "stop"

hailing from baltimore, maryland, rye rye is an american rapper and dancer. at the ripe age of 19, rye rye is the first artist signed to m.i.a's label n.e.e.t.

rye rye: sunshine ft. m.i.a.