Things That Make Me Happy #5

Things That Me Make HappyI haven’t made a post like this since last month! I had no idea. July 31st to be exact. I guess its time for another round of things that make me happy. Here’s to it!

heart Thanks to Gaia09, I’ve finally changed the visual style on my desktop. I also got some new Rainmeter widgets and a new wallpaper. I absolutely adore it. Gaia 09 has been wonderful!

heart My Blackberry Storm got a new look as well. I was using an old Tiffany’s theme I had for a while, but I’m really enjoying this bDroid Storm Reloaded theme. It’s animated and the icons are cute. It’s different from the standard bottom dock theme, which is hard to find for a free BlackBerry 9500+ theme. It doesn’t get much better than that.


heart Since I forgot to mention it yesterday, I made another trip to the library. The top three books are: The Joy Luck Club, The Kite Runner, and Digging To America. The bottom four are a few books on interior design that I will be posting about soon, so stay tuned. There’s some amazing rooms in those books. I can’t wait to fully study through them. I completed The Kite Runner and I’m halfway through The Joy Luck Club. Amazing books so far. I hope to complete The Joy Luck Club over the weekend so I can get through Digging To America next week. I want to put a hold on Domino: The Book of Decorating. It’s an interior designer must have!

My Remember The Milk Task Page!

heart I’ve been searching for a proper to-do app for months. I heard of Remember The Milk before but I never gave it a second thought. I decided to download the app, Remember The Task, which is an Adobe air application for Remember The Milk. I love it! It’s so organized and wonderful. I’ll definitely be using RTM from now on.

heart I recently discovered artist, Vienna Teng. Her voice and music are wonderful. I’ve been indulging myself into her entire discography today. She’s quickly become a favorite.

heart David and I finally finished The Curious Case of Benjamin Button late Wednesday night. It was wonderful! I watched half of it earlier in the year but couldn’t commit due to technological issues. It was worth the wait. I loved every minute of it. I’m thinking of getting the book on my next library journey.

heart I found illustrator’s Julia Rothman’s portfolio this week, and fell in love. Her work is wonderful, all of it! If you want to be inspired, definitely take a look. I may feature her in a post in the near future so be on the look out!

heart Gossip Girl actress, Leighton Meester, dropped a style bomb on the red (err…green) carpet at the Teen Choice Awards on Monday. I am in love with her shoes. If I had $1000 to spare, I would buy them to be married in. They’re gorgeous. Her entire look is fun and flirty. I don’t usually give teen idols a second glance, but she looked gorgeous.

That’s it for the week. I have more but this list would have never ended. It’s been a pretty happy week. How about your week?

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Angelica Yarde
My name is Angel Yarde. I am a designer, front-end developer, and speaker. I am the editor and designer of Studio 404 whic was founded in December 2006. In January 2014, I launched Studio 404 Paper, a paper shop which includes type-focused greeting cards, note cards, and prints. I currently reside in Celebration, Florida where I co-own a branding strategy studio, Sevenality, with my husband.
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  1. Thanks for the comment. Feeling uninspired is definitely a downside to designing but once you manage to figure out what you want and what method you’re going to use to approach your goals, it’s downhill from there. Everything becomes clear and then it’s addictive determination to finish what you’ve started.
    I’m glad to see that designing is your passion. I saw some of the work you’ve done on Sevenality – the Blackberry work is sleek and sophisticated – keep it up!
    As for your webpage, it’s got a cute interface. I was a bit suprised that you’re getting married at 19. It’s a very young age and I wish you all the best for the future – I’m only commenting on the suprise because I’m the same age and I’ve never dated and I guess where I am at, I’m not ready at all. I’m happy for you though! My parents married at that age.
    Anyway, I’d better get back to the real world for a bit. Take care!

  2. Oh my gosh your desktop looks awesome! I absolutely love how you’ve set it up. I used Remember The Milk for a while. I absolutely loved it but then I forgot about it, hehe. Thanks for reminding me (no pun intended)! I definitely have to make a trip to my new library.
    .-= Caity´s last blog ..Five Words =-.

  3. I wish I could make my desktop took like that, I might stop and look at it more often.

    I’d sell my left ovary for those shoes, they are amazing! They own that outfit.

  4. Wow, this is an awesome post!

    The red shoes are amazing, i think it makes her whole outfit so bold and sexy!

    I love the wallpaper πŸ™‚ i change my frequently with my mood, i have no life! lol.

  5. Your desktop is so pretty! And I loved the Joy Luck Club and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button πŸ˜€

    That’s soo sweet that your fiance bought your domain for you!

    I think my boyfriend will have a lot of strong opinions on the music he likes, I’m just not sure if everyone is going to like the music that he wants to talk about. But I think that’s ok, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. And I’ll still of course blog inbetween his Tuesdays πŸ™‚
    .-= Julianne´s last blog ..This City Has a Beating Heart =-.

  6. I’ve been wanting to read The Joy Luck Club for awhile. You’ll have to let us know how you liked it. πŸ˜€ I also hope you enjoyed The Kite Runner. It’s one of my favourite books. It’s so very powerful. And a big YES to checking out the Domino book. I own it and it’s the greatest interior design book of all time! I never tire of flipping through the pages. There’s a tonne of really crafty and unique ideas.

    Leighton Meester is a goddess. She has amazing taste and always look impeccable.
    .-= Krissy´s last blog… Break Out The Champagne! =-.

  7. This post is full of gorgeous things! πŸ˜€

    I think I’m going to have to need to take a look at Gaia, because your desktop looks absolutely breathtaking! Isn’t it astounding how NEW your computer feels when you change the desktop? It’s almost like it’s not yours. And I think I might have to look into getting that to-do ap, because I find myself forgetting a lot of things, and I don’t think I’ve realized until now how much I really need one :S

    Very interesting! πŸ˜€
    .-= Sofie´s last blog ..Sofie + 4 + 1? =-.

  8. Wow, your computer desktop is GORGEOUS. I adore it. How did you get it to be like that? Just Gaia ’09?

    I love those red shoes, but HATE Gossip Girl πŸ˜›
    .-= Crissy´s last blog ..Sweeney Todd =-.

  9. Thanks for the Gaia link, I’m checking that out now! :mrgreen: Also this list is a great idea! Always good to keep in mind what we’re happy about! πŸ˜‰
    .-= Mel´s last blog ..5 Words! =-.

  10. Such a great post!
    I too really like your desktop… and Julia Rothman and Domino the Book of decorating.
    I love it that I discovered your little blog! πŸ˜‰
    .-= Alexandra´s last blog ..5 words =-.

  11. Good to be visiting your blog again, it may be months for me. Well this post that i’ve been waited for so long. I need this article to complete my assignment in the college, and it’s same topic with your post. Thanks, great share.

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