the kitchen i don’t miss…

So much has happened over the last few months. I started really decorating my house. I bought a giant fuzzy beanbag chair. I have no kitchen… Ultimately, the moral of the story at the moment is that moving into a larger space from a smaller space is not actually easier like I thought it would…

i’m redoing a house…

I read an article about the culture of “busy” and how it’s a choice. The fact that I agree with that doesn’t mean that it’s not currently true though, and especially so lately. My husband and I sold our city life for a piece of the burbs. And I’ve never been happier. We purchased a…

you can’t be original without risking looking foolish

This video from Ethan Hawke on big think is one of the purest pieces of advice I’ve heard in a long time. It’s about identity. It’s about diminishing fear. It’s about finding peace within yourself by understanding that you have to take chances to make a change, or have success, or just be heard. You should really watch…

overly ambitious re-launch!

As you may have noticed, I redesigned overlyambitious.com! I hope you like the new, streamlined layout and what I feel is a more visually engaging format. I also have a few new pages! The DESIGN and PAINTING links lead to some work I’ve done recently. I’d love to hear your thoughts.  Thanks for checking out overly ambitious. I…

life just changes, and it’s hard to keep up…

I’ve been debating on when to start writing again. Life has changed so much for me over the last 4 months that documenting things seemed like a daunting task. But with the impending Snowmageddon upon us, I have decided that now is as good as ever. So, I’m back, and with some big news! 1. I’M…

paint & sip with art inclusive

One of my two extraordinarily talented sisters is teaching byob painting classes in Morristown, NJ! Right now, Living Social is offering her classes for 44% off!!! Check out the Art Inclusive Facebook! Below are a sampling of the work that her students have done in previous classes. You can buy this fabulous deal for one…

ipsy is on it’s way!

So my July bag is on it’s way! Details coming soon, and don’t you worry, I will review every last bit of product in there 🙂 In the meantime, here’s the latest video from Michelle Phan, the creator of ipsy.  

love travels boutique on etsy

Today is a wonderful day for a friend of overly ambitious! Love Travels (lovetravels8) has opened her shop on etsy! New Yorker, Caitlin Casey, is the artist behind the magic of these beautiful handmade custom maps. She will create whatever city is close to your heart,and is currently featuring three maps in her shop: New York, NY,…