Monday, November 28, 2011


I have to keep reminding myself of this:

"my absolute, all time, favorite thing about you.
is something that is hard to describe in terms of what you DO.
but you have the most freeing quality about your spirit. you unknowingly invite others to be free as well.
i'm serious. i feel more freedom and peace being around you than any other person in the world. i wish i could say what exactly it is...but it's just your spirit. and that is important."

Thank you Jamie for the kind words.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


thank you heather for this. it's summer.


Friday, July 15, 2011

memories [via phone] part two.

i posted some photos from my old phone a few weeks ago. and here's round 2. these are all within the last year and a half (i think, some might be a little older)...

cutie noah at the baseball game.
my cousins and i send this picture to each other from time to time
with the caption, "she's watching you!"
it's a picture of our great, great aunt francis.
shawnie's 21st birthday!
birthday cards for obsessed friends.
her name is fergie, yes like the black eyed peas, and i like to dogsit for her.
birthday cake for noah.
the first set of pinwheels i made.
mustache crafts.
james in a 'wedding dress'
my very first granny blanket!
nights in the emerald city with heather, eric, and eric
bachelorette party for this babe
at one of the 10 weddings i've been to in the last year and a half. just for fun.
hula hello kitty cell phone charm from hawaii
books for best friends.
friends/most of the boys
feathers for fun thanksgiving headresses
rescued the cutest little bun bun with my little cousin
opening day
remnants of a bungalow night.
making our mark #bendnewyear
the last four generations photo
speed racer and batman riding go-karts in the living room
thank you from noah and rachael
tattoo texts from jamie

i feel like i have more and some even better ones, but now its just to find them. until then enjoy these gems.


Thursday, July 14, 2011


Tonight is the night!!!

It All Ends.
I can't wait and am also very sad that it will be over.
See you at midnight.

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Today I am headed up north the bay area. Mainly to visit one of my besties, Lauren, and have what we like to call "BestieFest." Mostly we drink LOTS of coffee and visit our friend St. Francis at the winery. Have a picnic or a late night stop at Vista Point just across the Golden Gate Bridge. Drive around listening to the best mixes. Go to La Boulange in North Beach and have giant bowl-cup sized lattes. And laugh. A lot.

one of 47 cups of coffee.
late night vista point picnic on the way home from the city
meeting st. francis in 2006
couldn't have said it better ourselves
(oh and those are our matching elephant necklaces hehe)
La Boulange = best lattes (and they're HUGE!)
I can't wait to get out of town for a few days, it is so needed.
And I'll be back next week probably needing a vacation from my vacation,
but it will be so worth it.


Monday, July 4, 2011

American Girl

Happy 4th of July!
This is one of my favorite holidays.
It's basically the ultimate summer day.

I can't wait to eat these today.

And dance around to this song along with many others.

Hope you are all having a wonderful day outside,
at parades, bbqs, the lake, a park, or even your backyard.
And please enjoy some fireworks, I know I will.


Saturday, July 2, 2011

post grad.

"...that you feel a little bit lost right now about what to do with you life, a bit rudderless and oarless and aimless but that's okay that's alright because we're all meant to be like that at twenty-four. In fact our whole generation is like that...I certainly don't have a master plan I know you think I've got it all sorted out but I haven't I worry too..."
One Day, David Nicholls

came across this in the book I'm reading the other day. it fit perfectly.
so now, I will go and enjoy the summer sun.

Friday, July 1, 2011

gettin back to the hook.

It's been quite a while since I've picked up a crochet hook.
I haven't really made anything other than something very small here and there since I finished my granny square blanket and wavey blanket last year.
I've been feeling inspired lately to get back on the crocheting wagon.
I think that granny square circles shall be my next task and I absolutely love all things crochet that come from miss dottie angel.

Perhaps I'll make a nice little pillow/cushion or a ottoman cover of some sort.

These pictures can be found from her posts here and here.

It's decided, I'm bringing my crochet basket back out this weekend. (Okay maybe not this weekend since it's a holiday and all, but next week definitely.) Keep your eyes peeled for new projects soon!


Wednesday, June 29, 2011


i used to share a room with this girl.

and she's incredible. how lucky am i?

go to her blog. you won't regret it.

jamie, i love you.

SUMMERtime lists and such.

It's now officially summer and has been for a week now.
And I've been makin lists of things I want to do and see and places I want to go.

I'm gonna make me (at least) one of these. Image found here.

-D.I.Y. Now that it's summer it feels right to be doing/making a lot. there will be lots (hopefully) of d.i.y.s happening this summer. I already have a few in mind.

-Beach days. Bonfires. BBQs. These are some of my most favorite times with friends and I can't wait for more of them.

-San Francisco/Bay area. I'll be headed up north in less than two weeks! To be reunited with friends. I wish I was going tomorrow!

-Etsy. I haven't been very focused on my Etsy shop in the last couple months and when I went to check on it the other day I realized that I had no listings anymore, they've all expired. Goal: get better pictures of my product and revamp my shop.

-Books. I've been reading like a maniac these last few days and I am determined to keep it up over these next few months. As much as I hate to admit this, I almost forgot how much I love to read.

-Room. I almost forgot, I'm dying to re-do my bedroom. Even if all that means is to just rearrange the furniture. It just needs to be spruced up and I need a little change.

Yes, I do realize this list is not super extensive, but it's a start and I don't want to overwhelm myself with making a list so long that it just intimidates me. So for now, this will do.

What kind of things do you have on your list for summer?


Sunday, June 26, 2011


Have you ever been haunted by something?

I feel like I have, or still am rather.

Fleetwood Mac Rumours.

It follows me around. All the time. Wherever I go. It's like I can't escape it, not that I want to.

When I lived in the womb we had this album on vinyl and listened to it at least 5 times a week. Probably more like once a day, (at least). All five of us were in love with this album.

(Jamie and I were in love when we saw this poster at our friends house in Oregon)

I have been hearing songs from this album at least every other day, either on the radio or at the store or pretty much anywhere I go. But I can't complain because it makes me happy and reminds me of the womb and living with my best friends.

Get a playlist! Standalone player Get Ringtones
Please do yourself a favor and listen to Rumours on this beautiful Sunday afternoon.