Currently // June 2016

What I've been reading, watching and loving in June 2016. // dreams-etc.com

reading…

One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid is going to be my weekend read.

watching…

A friend of mine has been watching Gilmore Girls and has been sending me snaps about it. Obviously once she started talking about it, it was only a matter of time before I started watching it too.

creating…

Stories. I’ve been writing and brainstorming and, as always, it feels so good!

make-up…

I had fun with make-up while I was in Colombia, but ever since I returned I went back to the minimal basics of mascara, foundation and sometimes eyeliner. I pulled out the Kat Von D Inner Stellar palette for the Stone Arch Bridge Festival and so much fun putting on make-up again. I should start going to bed a little bit earlier so that I have more time in the morning to put on make-up. I love the process.

learning…

More about Photoshop. I had some knowledge of Photoshop, but I’ve been playing around with it and trying new things recently.

listening to…

A couple of my novel playlists.

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN UP TO THIS MONTH?

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30 Comments

  • Reply
    Christine
    June 24, 2016 at 7:54 am

    Is this your first time watching Gilmore Girls or are you re-watching?

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      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      July 19, 2016 at 9:41 am

      I was re-watching it. It was my second time. 🙂

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    Trish
    June 24, 2016 at 9:43 am

    I love that piano pic! Is it part of the art project that placed pianos in public places in the city (I read about this — I believe it was in Minneapolis/St. Paul)?

    You will love The Gilmore Girls! It is such a great series, from start to finish!

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      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      July 19, 2016 at 9:40 am

      Yes, it probably is! I haven’t actually heard about it, but I live in Minneapolis and it had a plaque that said it was part of the piano parade. I’ll have to look it up. 🙂

      I loved it! It’s such an enjoyable show to watch! 🙂

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    Amelie
    June 24, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Gilmore Girls is such an amazing show! It’s one of my all-time favorites. I’m so excited about the revival!

    Amelie | http://awanderersadventures.wordpress.com

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      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      July 19, 2016 at 9:39 am

      It’s one of mine too! I’m so excited to see the revival! 🙂

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    Lindsay
    June 24, 2016 at 10:15 am

    That piano is oh so adorable! Love the paw prints all over it.

    Gosh, I’m lost when it comes to Photoshop and I don’t have the time/won’t make the time to learn it. I should take a course on it some day…..

    Hopefully you’ve got some exciting stuff planned for your weekend or if not, I hope it’s a nice and relaxing one for you. 🙂

    Take care hun,
    XO

    • Reply
      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      July 19, 2016 at 9:38 am

      Me too! That was one of my favorite things about it! The piano is gone now and I miss it. 🙁

      You should check out Skillshare. They have quick courses to help you pick up some skills for things like Photoshop. That’s what I’m (hopefully) going to be using soon to help with Photoshop. 🙂 I’ll send you a link in case you haven’t signed up before.

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    Emily
    June 24, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Yay for Gilmore Girls! If you haven’t watched before, you should get caught up before they release the new seasons on Netflix!

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      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      July 19, 2016 at 9:27 am

      This was my second time through, but I found that I had forgotten a lot. Probably because I watched it so fast the first (and second, to be honest) time through! 🙂 I’m so excited for the new seasons!

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    Luna
    June 24, 2016 at 11:38 am

    I love the moments when creativity hits us and we just write and write and write! Your blog looks so beautiful by the way, very genuine and interesting! Keep it up! 🙂

    • Reply
      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      July 19, 2016 at 9:25 am

      Me too! It feels good to have that burst of creativity. And thank you so much for your kind words! It means a lot. 🙂

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    Kara
    June 24, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    I need to watch Gilmore Girls…I am probably one of the only girls who has never watched a single episode! My cousins all love it so looks like it’s next on the netflix list 🙂

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      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      July 19, 2016 at 9:24 am

      It too me a long time to watch it too, but once I started a few years ago I breezed through the entire series. This is my second time watching it and I thought I’d watch more slowly since it was the second time, but nope. I breezed through again.

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    Jill @ RunEatSnap
    June 24, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    I can’t wait to read Taylor Jenkins Reid new book! And I am surprised I’ve never watched Gilmore Girls regularly. I should maybe give it another chance.

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      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      July 19, 2016 at 9:23 am

      You should definitely give GG another chance! I love that it’s a show that you can easily fall in love with the characters and they feel like friends.

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    Mia
    June 24, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    I’m so PhotoShop-challenged. I really need to get it and learn more about it! Glad that your writing is going well, that’s awesome. 🙂 Happy Friday!

    • Reply
      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      July 19, 2016 at 9:23 am

      I’ve found that it can be a little confusing to pick up but once you get into it, it starts to make sense. Also, since it can sometimes be time-consuming (and I don’t have a lot of extra time) I’ve found little things that are quick that I think improve the look. They might not be masterpieces all the time, but they’re definitely better. 🙂

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    Christy F
    June 24, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Gilmore Girls is amazing! You should definitely watch it!

    • Reply
      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      July 19, 2016 at 9:21 am

      This was my second time through and I loved it just as much as the first! 🙂

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    Shann
    June 24, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    Gilmore Girls was one of my favorite shows ever, and I can’t wait for the new episodes. Sounds like you’ve been having a creative month…hooray!

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      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      July 19, 2016 at 9:21 am

      Me either! My sister and I have been sharing our excitement and anticipation for them! 🙂 It was… and it’s been a creative month this month too. Just a creative summer, which feels fantastic!

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    Charlotte
    June 25, 2016 at 9:21 am

    OMG, how cute is that piano?! Also I must be the last woman on Earth who has not seen Gilmore Girls, but I am obsessed with the name Lorelei 🙂

    Hope you’re having a great weekend!!

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      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      July 19, 2016 at 9:19 am

      The piano is gone now and I’m so sad! And you should check out Gilmore Girls! This was my second time watching it and it was just as addicting as the first time. I breezed through it! I’ve always loved the name Lorelei too. I actually wrote a short story in high school with a character named Lorelei. And the story was called Lorelei. 🙂

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    Cori
    June 26, 2016 at 8:50 am

    Keep writing! As a fellow writer who is neglecting her muse (shame on me!), keep writing, even if it seems like nonsense!

    • Reply
      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      July 19, 2016 at 9:17 am

      Thank you for the encouragement! It’s so easy to neglect the muse. I’ve been guilty of that, but I’ve found that it’s persistent. 🙂

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    Susannah
    June 26, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    That piano is absolutely awesome!!!!!!!!!

    • Reply
      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      July 19, 2016 at 9:16 am

      Isn’t it so cool? It’s gone now and I miss it!

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    Lisa Sharp
    June 27, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Sounds like a great month. Most of my month has been all about getting settled in my new home. 🙂

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      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      July 19, 2016 at 9:15 am

      It’s always fun to make a space your own! Sounds like you’ve had a productive month. 🙂

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