happy videos for a not-so-happy day

if you couldn’t tell, i spend quite a bit of time on the internet. i love finding amazing creators or people doing cool things in general. as today is not exactly the best day in the world, i am distracting myself by collecting some cool things i’ve found online and sharing them with you.

this first video is an amazing de-stresser, but before you watch it, you must first do the following things: 1. put on headphones 2. stream it in the highest possible quality you can on your computer (not your phone) 3. turn up your brightness a little 4. make it fullscreen

now you are prepared to witness this:

was that not the most mesmerizing, psychedelic, effervescent video you’ve ever seen? i can’t stop watching it. the artist, thomas blanchard, created it by mixing paint, milk, oil, and dish soap. here’s a making-of video of his process.

dayummm jon cozart. i hope we are friends someday.

will darbyshire is one of my favorite youtubers. just… watch and you’ll see why.

the best way to describe sonia is a free spirit. her films are unique and creative, someone who doesn’t care what other people think and is totally, unapologetically themselves. soul pancake has lots of other amazing youtubers too, like new age creators.

prince ea is just amazing. you’ve probably seen his videos floating around facebook. this is one of my favorites of his.

i hope you have a little more faith in humanity after watching these. our country is divided right now, but we will never move forward unless we unite. i hope people can put aside their differences and focus on fighting for what’s right, no matter who our president is.

we the people.

okee bye.

itty bitty survey

hey guys! i recently took a break from designing, but i want to start back up. i love designing things for your blogs and social media, but i’m not sure what types of products you would be most interested in. so i have a little survey. it would be awesome if you’d take two minutes to fill it out. thanks loves!

senior year lessons


’tis senior year, a time where every few weeks i have a college freakout. i am moving out in one year, which in itself is terrifying, but i am so excited to be independent. here are some things i’ve learned so far:

apply for college and scholarships and the SAT and FAFSA at the beginning of the first semester. being homeschooled, i had no idea how anything worked and somehow i thought i didn’t have to worry about this stuff until the spring. oh was i wrong.

don’t stress too much about grades. they don’t really matter this year because colleges and scholarships will mostly look at junior year’s grades.

daydreaming about how you will decorate your dorm is totally normal. so is watching millions of dorm tours, move-in vlogs, and what to bring to college videos.

be nice to your teachers. they will write letters of recommendation for you.

be nice to everyone. senior year is the year to make a difference. when you graduate, leave a legacy as the person who was everyone’s friend.

make a plan on how you’re going to pay for college. i recommend reading dave ramsey’s total money makeover to see what not to do. don’t take out student loans unless you have to.

have fun. senior year is for making the most out of the little time you have left at high school.


this post is part of a series with the lovely sophia. check out her post!

if you’re a senior, what are some things you’ve learned so far? if you aren’t, what are some things you’re looking forward to senior year?