Danielle Torella

Unfiltered Chaos

A Little Bit of Rochester

I wanted to share with you 4 (so far) watercolors that I did, which are of places I love in Rochester NY!

First up is one of the BEST cafes in town JAVA’S I love the coffee and treats here along with the fun easy going vibe.


Next is another cafe I love to death is BOULDER. They have an amazing assortment of coffees, foods and even, yes, coffee COCKTAILS! So good here! And they have a huge collection of vintage furniture and old TV’s. Instagram worthy!


Now we have something a little different here. This is ARENA’S, a sweet eclectic 2 story flower and decor shop. Now, I love what the store has to offer and the people are pretty nice. I feel a little out of place in here when I do visit. I dress a little more on the darker/weirder side so I feel like I am being watched. BUT, they are nice there I promise!


And Last, but not least we have the famous, the amazingly awesome LITTLE THEATER! I love coming here when they do throwback movies! Its a cool old school theater and I just adore it here.

LIttle thater original

I hope you have enjoyed these little gems from here in Rochester. I plan on doing more over time. I will be making prints available of these and the others to come. I will have a handful with me in 5×7 at the ARTISTS ROW AT THE ROCHESTER PUBLIC MARKET on September 17th, 2017; along with many original pieces of work!



Sorry. So sorry.

Hey everyone It’s been WAAAAYYYY to long since I’ve posted about anything on here!

I’m going to try and get back on track here. Things have been crazy between my boys school stuff, family stuff, working on new art projects and planning a secret little trip for my boys!

I’m not sure what ya’ll (no, I’m not southern, but I say it anyways! lol) would like to see. So what do you want to see more of from me? Pics? Videos? Random babbles?

For art I AM taking custom requests/commissions now. I have been working on making shaker sleeves/pieces/bookmarks for anything, but making them for planners is a lot of fun. I will make a post about those SOON!

So, tell me what you want to read or see!

Signing Off.

Coffee Kisses and Cyanide Wishes,


Better late than never 

Hey! So remember how last month aka a couple weeks ago, when I posted that video about me bleaching my hair over coconut oil? (No? It’s up on the blog and YouTube 😉) so after I had done that I attempted to fade my darker purple root area down to a lavender/ice blue shade… Well I wasn’t having it lol So I did a bleach bath on my hair (a bleach bath is mixing your developer, bleach powder according to the packaging and then diluting it with shampoo and then applying it onto either damp hair or oil saturated hair. I did it over oiled hair) I only did that to my roots, resulting in a less amplified bleaching results, which I wanted. I didn’t want my virgin roots to go white! So I ended up with something like this:

My ends were dry, but not dead. Still had some purple in there and that’s fine with me. 


The impulsive hair person I am decided on Valentine’s Day morning that I was going to get a new do. I always admired a certain style and without a second thought, I grabbed my car keys and hit Supercuts (I’m also the type of girl who refuses to pay more than $20 for a haircut lol) with my picture references ready to go on my iPad I got in the chair and the lovely Cassarah started chopping away. 

I love my new style! And it feels so good! 

Here are some pics…I’m awkward…sorry lol

Gotta love SnapChat filters!

And that above pic is me with my sexy hubby 💏🔥

What do you think? I’m also considering doing cotton candy pink all over! Yay or nay? 

Signing off.

Coffee Kisses and Cyanide Wishes.


Music These Days

As most of us know the Grammy’s aired this past weekend and did I watch it? Nope. Did you? Why didn’t I you ask? To be honest, I don’t care all that much about today’s “popular” music or musicians. I’m not going to judge anyone based on the music they listen to, I never would do that, because music is a driving force and is meant to inspire.

I was seeing a lot about the Grammy’s on my Facebook feed that night and a little the day after. Hell, even on the morning shows and entertainment shows I would see in passing. Adel this, Beyonce that. Ok, I get it, they are “popular” and shit Beyonce is preggers with Twins! so….? Lots of women and couples have twins all over the world. I feel like a lot of these entertainers get noticed not just for their music, but for their attempt at shock value. Which lets face it, there isn’t any anymore. Marilyn Manson did this shit YEARS ago! Now Lady Gaga, yes she is out there and very creative. She is one of the more “popular” musician that is really out in the public eye. Why her? Because she is honest to who she is, she doesn’t hide anything and just like everyone else on this earth she has had her phases, but each one in passing was a piece of her (Another topic for another time, I don’t believe in “it’s a phase” thing because even though we had done something odd or different for a period of time, doesn’t make it any less of who we are. It shapes us.) Another “popular” musician I respect is Katy Perry. Love her, always have, always will. Do I listen to her music all the time? No, I think I have two of her albums, but her as a person I like.

Now the difference from MUSICIAN and ENTERTAINER is that that a musician can write, perform and sing the material THEY create. An Entertainer gets noticed for gossip, trends and lifestyle BEFORE their music. (On that note I will also eventually bring up the Kardashians… Yeah I bet you can guess how I feel about them)

I know I am probably stepping on some toes with my opinions here, oh well, I’m sorry. But I’m sure you’d have some opinions about the stuff I listen to. I have a few favorite Go-To bands and a crap ton of others that I probably couldn’t even fathom listing, because there’s just so many and I’d leave so many out.

Now this band is one of my ALL TIME favorites and I got hooked waaaaay back in the ninth grade! They are VERY different and I adore them so so so fucking much! I have had the privilege of seeing them live a couple of times and I’m dying to see them again!



This was a Show back on July 7th 2015 one of the last times I got to see the band. I waited after the show and was LUCKY enough to snag a moment with Spider One, the bands lead singer. He was so kind to take a minute to get a pic with me and to sign my CD and then to later on “like” my pic on instagram, well that was just the icing on the cake!

Anywho, we ware getting off topic but I just wanted to give you a little taste of what I like to listen to. So like I was saying, a lot of the mainstream hootannanny stuff may be fine for most, I like different stuff. Sure I might find something on the radio that’s catchy, but it doesn’t  inspire or get me going that often. It’s in one ear and right out the other. Nothing memorable.

I WISH they would finally do a music award show that’s featured on normal non cable or dish networks that praise and feature more rock, metal and alternative musicians.

I will be featuring a different band each week undo my MUSIC tab so make sure you follow me and keep an eye out, you just might find your new favorite band! 

Signing Off.

Coffee Kisses and Cyanide Wishes,


Bleaching My Hair OVER Coconut Oil

This is my very FIRST video of myself and I’m doing my hair!
~~~~~~OH THE AWKWARDNESS!~~~~~~~
~So I used coconut oil to condition my hair and then I bleached the ends in hopes of the oil protecting my locks.
~Everything I use is described in the video.


I will be featuring videos like this, here and on my YouTube channel
~Overall I feel like the oil did help in a SMALL way with protecting my hair. Sure bleaching your hair will dry it out in some way. I think ~I will be adjusting my color a little more, seeing as I’m not completely happy with it.Its a little green/gray and the transistion from purple to “Blonde” isn’t the cleanest. So, overall, not a bad start, but I hae a process yet to do!
~At the end of the video I apologize for how tired and crappy I look. I had no makeup on and I was getting ready to head to the gym lol

Sick Dream Last Night

So last night I had a crazy but cool dream. I don’t know what I did for a living in this dream to get the opportunity to do this, but I got to go on tour with my favorite band the SICK PUPPIES! I remember planning the rout to each stop, how many breaks we could take and everything. I remember we had to make one long shot from Florida to New Hampshire! And the GPS got us lost.

I don’t normally remember my dreams, but this one was so vivid! Maybe it’s because I love them and their music so fucking much!

I’ve seen them 6 times now I believe, the most recent being on my 30th birthday. My husband Jeff got me tickets to see them over 200 miles away into PA! Each time I see them I bring them artwork too.  I’ll be posting more about them….believe me!

Such a cool dream.

Signing Off.

Coffee Kisses and Cyanide Wishes,


Fifty Shades Darker!

I am a HUGE fan of everything Fifty Shades, if your not, that’s perfectly fine too! But I LOVE it! And I can’t wait for


I have been TRYING to avoid seeing too many teasers and previews, I want to be stunned and surprised. Now, I know many other super fans waited and scouted theater sites for movie tickets as soon as they went on sale a while ago..frankly I’m surprised I didn’t do that! But, today the day before it opens I get on Fandango and look to see whats available and I was lucky to find some GREAT seats for FRIDAY night!

I’m going to drag my hubby to this one, just like I did when I actually dragged him all the way to NEW YORK CITY for the premier with the Today Show for the first film! BTW that was one of the MOST epic of epic experiences of my life! I will have to make a separate post about that later 😉

Anyways! I am so stoked and I can’t contain myself!

Tell me, are you seeing it? If so, when?


Please no negative comments, if you don’t care for any of it, then please keep it to yourself, or say so in a respectful manor ❤

Signing off.

Coffee Kisses and Cyanide Wishes,


Mother Nature: 0 Me: 1

Today s motivation was limited but not defining. Lucky me mother nature decided to kick my butt! But here I am on the stationary bike, after completing 30 minutes on the elliptical and burning 171 calories

Normally I would match that with the bike…. AND I DID! 

My level starts on 2 on the bike and I have my earbuds in and cranked. I don’t know about you but I love heavy rock and energetic or dark and cryptic music when I work out. No rap or hip hop for this chick! I eventually work my way up to 4/5 depending on the song.

Today’s top artists to get my blood boiling are

Powerman 5000

The Distillers

Three Days Grace

I listened too a hand full of others but those three really did it for me today!

Today’s workout is not balls to the wall, but it still counts, because I’m out here doing it and sweating my ass off!

I managed to do 30 minutes on each piece and a total of 334 calories burned. Not bad considering…well, cramps.

Signing off.

Coffee Kisses & Cyanide Wishes


38 Days In

Now, I am going to say this once and only once right here.


Ok, now that, that’s out of the way… I am on my own “path” to getting fit. Here I will be posting what I am doing. Most of the workouts I do or foods I eat are my own ideas, things I’ve found over at the holy grail aka Pinterest. 

Okay…now here’s what might get you peeved at me. I’m going to give you where I started at and my personal goals…

On January 1st 2017 I weighed in at 108 lbs. I am 5’0″ flat. I wasn’t liking how my clothes fit and how sluggish I was feeling. So, I decided to change that. I feel like if your not happy in your own skin then you are the only one that can change that and should. It doesn’t mean you have to be a tooth pick to be happy. I believe you can be a curvy bad ass and love the shit out of yourself and that’s what matters the most.

Today is February 7th 2017 and I weighed in this morning at 101 lbs! Now, I’m not looking into pounds as I am how I feel in my clothes and where I want to lose some excess weight. I want to be fit and strong. In May there is a Color Run happening in my city and I want to do it, but I would like to run as much of it as I can and not walk it.

I have been holding myself accountable, bu logging into my 365 Happy Planner with the fitness pack. It allows me to keep a food log, track exercise, water intake and at the end of each month there is a progress selfie spot with follow-up questions about how I feel I did and what I could do, to do better. I loooooove my planner! I use it everyday and not just for the fitness stuff. BUT I do feel like it helps a TON!

You know how many women will have a goal outfit? A piece of clothing they have or want to have, that helps motivate the progress? Most will pick a pair of jeans, a dress, even a swimsuit…me? Nope I like to make myself suffer. My goal item is a replica costume piece. Harley Quins bottoms from the movie Suicide Squad. Yup gluten for punishment!

I am lucky enough to love in an apartment complex that has a SMALL little gym. I go 3 days a week 60 minutes each day. I usually do the Elliptical and the Stationary Bike.

Here are some of my pics of my own crap from starting out. I will post random fitness/progress stuff as normal posts and the important ones here. Maybe the Butt and Gut challenge I’m doing also.

Again not a doctor or of any significance to direct you in any medical shape or form, but I’m here to talk about whatever!

This blog post is also in the menu tab titled “My Everything Hurts…I Mean Fitness”

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