Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A Fresh Start.

since the start of this blog, i've definitely had trouble finding direction.  after following some amazing bloggers, and reading countless articles on how to host a successful blog, i think i finally have a small clue!

i'm so excited about the potential for this new blog, and i can't wait to start sharing all my ideas with you.  of course, in order to wipe the slate clean i need to leave this old blog behind... and i'll do that gladly ;)  i've decided to move on to a new platform and work my magic with wordpress.  this move seems to fit my long term goals for both the blog and rockarooz in general.

i'm still working on the design for the new blog so in the mean time i may post a few new updates here on blogspot.  i'll let you know as soon as the new site is up and running!

thanks for sticking with me!

~ Shannon

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Biggest Rockarooz Giveaway... EVER!!! {A Good Life Blog}

it's true friends.

i've teamed up with one of my favorite bloggity bloggers to give y'all the opportunity to win $40 in rockarooz store credit.  yep, that's right.  all you have to do is visit amy over at a good life blog to find out the details.  it's easy peasy to enter, and in just a few short weeks your little rock stars could be sportin' their very own rockarooz gear.  and just like p-ray here, they'll probably be the coolest kids on the block.  i'm just sayin.

so what are you waiting for?  click here to enter.  giveaway ends june 17 at 11:59 pm pst.

good luck everyone!!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wordless{ish} Wednesday: Costa Rica Style

so i'm lounging by the pool today and this is what i see.  poor me, right?  i'm absolutely in love with this place!

happy hump day everyone.  may june bring no gloom.

Friday, May 27, 2011

My Paradise Awaits {Costa Rica}


tomorrow night at 11:30pm i'll be jetting off to magnificent Costa Rica!  for 12 glorious days i will explore the wilderness, zip line over waterfalls, and bask in the sun on pristine beaches.  my packing list consists of sun block, bathing suite, book, and an appetite.  and probably a lifetime supply of bug spray.  i'm a little concerned about the bug situation seeing as how i'm horrified of the teensy little arachnids that dwell here in LA.  i'm sure my predicted screeches will entertain a number of locals throughout my stay. but i shall face my fears and add another stamp to my passport.

i'm hoping to have internet access throughout my stay, and will do my best to post updates for all my wonderful followers.

may you all have a fantastic, and safe, holiday weekend!!

adios!!... for now :)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Rockarooz Is Going Granny!


one of my all-time favorite crochet styles has to be the classic old school granny square. i just can't help myself.  there's something about the granny square that's just flat out awesome.

maybe it's because it reminds me of my grandma who taught me how to make them when i was 8 years old.

maybe it's because you can make them in absolutely ANY color combination you could ever imagine.

or maybe it's because you can make just about anything with the always dependable, go-to granny square.  it's versatility is endless.

granny cushion covers {source}

no matter what you're making--a pillow, blanket, sweater, hat, or jewelry--the detail of the granny square brings its own special pop to every project.  i have to admit that sometimes the assembly step can get a little tedious, but the final product is always an amazing reward.

check out a few of these awesome granny square products available on Etsy.  and trust me, there are tons more.

motif cuff bracelet {source}
granny square earrings {source}

owl blanket {source}
granny square scarf {source}

rainbow granny square blanket {source}

aren't the colors fabulous??  i'm completely in love with the cuff bracelet by nothing but string.  i just might have to add it to my birthday wish list ;)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Creating Inspiration {Vol. 25}

i recently purchased a blogging magazine, which i'm loving, called Artful Blogging.  the magazine consists of multiple articles written by people who create visually inspiring online journals.

one of the articles in particular, written by Jessica Rose, caught my attention for a number of reasons.  she began her blog four years ago to help draw attention to her Etsy shop, Vol. 25.  i'm absolutely in love with her artwork.  the style and colors put me at ease, and the inspirational quotes bring a smile to my face.  she has so many wonderful pieces, but i think my ultimate favorite is "some see wishes".


this piece brings me back to my childhood when i used to close my eyes, blow on a dandelion, and pray that my wish would come true.  my dreams were big, my hopes were high, and i was determined to reach for the stars.  the joy and simplicity of it all warms my heart.

i'm so excited to have found Vol. 25.  being a fairly new blogger, and Etsy seller, it is important to find people who inspire me.  as much as i love what i'm doing with Rockarooz, sometimes it's hard to keep my head up.  i just have to remember to believe in myself and know that my hard work will pay off.  one day i hope to inspire someone else, as so many have inspired me.

go check out Jessica's blog here, and her Etsy shop here.  it'll brighten your spirit and bring cheer to your day.  i promise.

now, let me send you off with a couple more of my favorites.


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Some Recent Projects

per usual, i've been a busy little bee lately.  i sincerely apologize for neglecting my amazingly awesome blog fans so here's a little update....

on easter i had a little dilemma... i had no idea what to do with my hair.  it's getting way too long, and with the weather warming up i have zero interest in drying and styling it.  so {in true rockarooz fashion} i made myself a headband and popped a fun multi-color flower clip on it!  everyone loved it and i ended up having to make one for my cousin's girlfriend too.

then, yesterday was my sister's birthday.  i honestly can't believe she's 17!  so {again, in true rockarooz fashion} i made her a totally awesome patchwork bag.  i just might have to make one for myself now.  words can't describe how exciting it is when you have an idea in your head and it actually works out!  this will definitely be a new rockarooz item.

and finally, i'm finishing up a baby blanket that was special ordered by my aunt {back in november - shhhh}.  i definitely slacked on this one a bit, but it's coming out beautifully.  the colors are simple but it's perfect for the design.  i'll always have a soft spot for granny squares.  they're perfectly timeless and so versatile.