I have been collecting things that make me smile! I take pictures of what inspires me, and save them for 

Becky Down :

These are darling illustrations by Becky Down that I found on Etsy. Her shop is  called beckydown (link) Illustration. I just love them!


I made a little trip to the History Museum this week and I was inspired by the friendly dinosaurs . ^-^


I started a new shop on etsy called Hedgehog and Panda . I was inspired by this illustration I did!  I love drawing little creatures.

I am super inspired by flowers right now. I want to wear nothing but floral and stripes!




Okay so, if you didn't already know.... SAILOR MOON IS BACK!!! After years and years and years, sailor moon will finally be back on air. I am superdy duperdy excited and I can't wait! The new series is set to be streamed online next month, but it is still unclear when it will be released in the US. The story is said to be a lot closer to the original manga, and include some plot improvements from the previous anime series. The animation style will also be closer to that drawings of the original creator. As for voice actors, it has been confirmed that the original voice actor of Usagi will be reprising her role in this series, YAY! But the other sailor soldiers will be replaced. It is still unconfirmed whether or not the voice actor of Tuxedo Mask  will reprise his role as well. After watching the series teaser I am REALLY EXCITED!!!! I personally believe that this new series is going to be better than ever!   Watch it toooo!!!!!!


After what has seemed like forever Akong Musician has finally made their Debut!!!! Yay!!! It's about time! Actually,they debuted in early April but for some reason I am the last to find out about it :( I have been waiting patiently since I watched this magical duet win K-Pop Star Season 2, to  see them debut and share their music with the world.  Akdong is already showing the k-pop world how it's done by topping music charts everywhere. Their new album is fun and full of wonderful "akdong-ness" ^.^ I highly recommend you check it out.  The future looks bright for these two dreamers...

-hartley ^-^


Last weekend I participated in the Fine Arts Festival Competition.  This was my Fourth year competing and this year all of my very hard work payed off..... I WON!!!! I received the award of merit, the highest award given, for my vocal solo. I was, and still am so super happy! I have worked really hard these last four years and I have come so far and experienced so much. I am just honored that The judges and everyone else liked my voice and my performance. I have been given so much love and encouragement that I think I might burst! I am so so so very thankful for everything and most of all I am thankful to God for giving me this wonderful opportunity. I say that I am unworthy, but He says that I am worthy, He says that I am good enough, He says that I am special and lovely and beautiful. and He knows a lot better then I do ^.^

Below is the video of  my Merit performance:

On another note! I was in some other categories as well and here are the  videos to prove it!

 Finally, my little ensemble!

INTRODUCING: Greyville Vintage!!!

Introducing to you my newest Etsy shop Greyville Vintage! I am wonderfully happy about my first ever vintage clothing shop. I have always loved vintage clothes. Wearing vintage is like wearing a piece of history. Each garment has it's own unique story. I have already sold a few items and I am excited to expand my shop slowly, piece by piece. Greyville currently showcases 9 unique pieces, with  more coming very soon! For Greyville I try to find clothing from a variety of  vintage decades. Including the 50's, 60's, 70's, and 80's.  I also endeavor to showcase different items of clothing from wedding dresses, to blazers and casual sundresses. I am so excited to share with you a quick look at Greyville's curated collection!

                                                                                         In  Greyville:
Darling vintage 1950's dress! This black and white plaid dress has a full gathered skirt and a fitted solid black bodice. The bodice is outlined with little black rick rack and has a unique square neckline. This sweet dress is finished off by a removable plaid sash that can be tied into a big billowy bow at the waist. This dress is perfect for a lunch date in the park, or vacationing at the beach! Wherever you go this dress is the perfect traveling companion.^-^ 

This brilliant vintage Lara Ashley 50's inspired dress is made of a colorfully vibrant cotton floral. It has a full gathered pocketed skirt and a fitted bodice with lovely sweetheart neckline. This pretty dress is perfect for prom! ^-^ But also for a Sunday picnic or a tropical vacation. No matter where you go this dress is sure to make heads turn! 

This is a wondrous Pendleton Wool wrap skirt! It has a unique flat front and contrasting pleated back. The wool is a bright and vibrant Stewart tartan Christmas plaid beautiful in every time of the year

Simply Wonderful Vintage 1950's shirtwaist dress. Made with a radiant autumn floral challis and finished off with darling little metal daisy buttons. This beautiful dress is a perfect complement for the autumn season. It is simply made to be worn while reading a book in the park and walking through falling colored leaves. ^.^

This 1960's Ellen Tracy Green and Pink Striped dress is perfectly Mod! This shirt dress is made of big and bright striped cotton and is finished off with a wonderfully large pointed collar. This Mod dress is perfect worn with bare legs and toes at beach side picnic, but also darling with tights and flats on a cool Autumn day! ^.^ 

 This Wonderful Vintage 1980's pleated skirt flows like a dream! It is made with a beautiful 100% silk in a ruby red floral. This skirt is perfect for strolling down a moonlit street, or twirling on the dance floor! 

This darling little A-line 60's dress is made of a colorful cotton floral. The neckline is outlined with sweet little Ruffles from front to back. Perfect for an afternoon picnic in the park! ^.^

This vintage 1970's Oscar De La Renta blazer is made out of a soft Khaki Corduroy. It fits the female figure like a glove with perfectly placed darts in the back. This blazer gives a casual edge to a classic silhouette. It's ideal for the Office but is laid back enough for the weekend! ^-^

Keep Dreaming..... and wearing Vintage!

P.S. I have added a direct link from my blog to GreyvilleVintage. Just click the icon at the top of my home page and it will take you straight there!