Ready for the OMS Spring Gala at the Rosenthal Center :)
Dental school successfully consumes my life... though not completely because I am off to this gala soon. I have also managed to stay crafty and have made lots fun things.
I have mastered the arts of procrastination, optimal functioning on minimal sleep, and multi-tasking... not sure if these are feats I am necessarily proud of.
This video. This aquarium. This song.
I am almost embarrassed to say how many times I have watched this. It's beautiful. I would really like to go to there and listen to this song with some headphones on.
I am itching to travel. I want to see new places and meet different people and try new things. I'm creating a mental (and slightly pinterest) list of all the places I want to go and things I want to do. Eventually I want to make it concrete and "plan" each trip. Not full on itinerary plan.. just research and read about things. Hey... it's a nice dream at least.
Sooooo due to my inability to keep up with this blog throughout dental school and my NYC adventures I figured I'd at least post a bunch of pictures from my time so far.
I didn't get to installing this piece until this past December. It was also harder to find a place to put it up than I had anticipated. Wish it could have been in Wynwood but just happy I finally out it up- thanks to my father! Love the final product :) Shout out to Magic Bananas (of course) and my mom for helping me install on the two visits it took.
In the middle of my second semester of my first year of dental school.
I love it.
The summer is finally winding down and that means I have survived my first two months living in NYC. I LOVE THIS CITY.
Regardless of all the times I was caught in the rain in flip flops (Floridian problems) and umbrella-less.. Or the times I walked in circles trying to figure out which direction I really needed to be going.. or how expensive things seem to be (though it seems I have grown numb to this).. this summer has been an incredible experience and I am looking forward to spending my next four years here.
I loved my summer research project and really enjoyed all the work I did with the implants and in the biomaterials department. I met some really awesome people and made lots of new friends! Cant wait to see what else NYC and NYUCD has in store for me.
And of course... no matter how busy I was exploring the city, socializing, and working in the lab.. I found time for my true love.. crochet! This summer I have been working on my next yarn bomb installation. I have actually been working on this yarn bomb for almost three months- so needless to say... it is going to be BIG and AMAZING.
I am going home to Miami for a few weeks on Monday and have a few WIPs already waiting for me- can't wait! I will be finishing a fabulous t-shirt blanket for my cousin!
Just got home from a wonderful cruise with my family and Magic Bananas. We went on a six day cruise on the Carnival Breeze to Key West, Grand Turk, and Nassau. I had so much fun with everyone and met a lot of cool people but I am so glad to be back in Miami.
Of course, I could not go to these three beautiful destinations and not install some yarn bombs! I must admit... my yarn bombing adventures on this cruise were half the fun! :)
I yarn bombed Captain Tony's Saloon in Key West... which was not only the original Sloppy Joe's in 1933-1937 but is also the oldest bar in Florida. It was awesome and they have a deliciously dangerous drink called Pirates Punch... a must try!
Also very exciting... I think I can officially claim to have the Southernmost Yarn Bomb of the continental US! This has to be my favorite piece yet!
Also I am excited to say that Craftina Louise has officially gone international! I yarn bombed a tree in front of the Margaritaville in Grand Turk!
Also more yarn bombings on the light pole in front of the Señor Frogs in Nassau, Bahamas and on an abandoned street sign pole at the Fish Fry at Arawak Cay in Nassau, Bahamas!
This was such a fun and memorable cruise. Though I have been out of school and unemployed since December, this vacation was much needed before I sign my life away to dental school in exactly three weeks from today. More pictures soon!
I discovered yarn bombing this past year.. in the midst of my crocheting obsession. I stumbled upon Magda Sayeg and Ishknits and fell in love. I was instantly eager to do some yarn bombing myself. I think it's a fun and unique way to spread smiles and color across a city while leaving your own personalized mark.
Check out these inspirational yarn bombing videos by these two awesome ladies:
So needless to say, yesterday was an exciting day for me! I finally put up my first yarn bombs! I put five of my pieces up in a few different areas around Miami. I had a lot of fun and could not have done it without my tall best friend and personal photographer, Geri.. thanks, Magic Bananas!
Hi I am Christina :)
I was born and raised in the beautiful city of Miami, Florida.
I recently graduated from Florida State University with my BS in Exercise Science and minors in Chemistry and Biology.
I bleed Garnet and Gold. GO NOLES!
I am obsessed with my little pup, Romeo.
I am a runner.
I am a craft beer drinker.
I am a crafter and DIYer.
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And Stay tuned for new items in my store!
I'm Christina Louise. I am a dentist that graduated from NYU Dentistry in 2017, currently living in Jersey. I got my BS in Exercise Science from FSU in 2012. I love crafting and DIYs. Crochet, Sewing, Embroidery, Cooking, Baking, Long Runs, Red Wine, Margaritas, and the Ocean.