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.

hit the books.

Now that it's summer I want to get back into reading again. I love reading, but for the last few months I've barely cracked open a book and that makes me sad. So I'm determined read at least a couple books this summer. First, I must finish Mocking Jay, by Suzanne Collins, which I've had a quarter of the way read since February, oops.

Then these are a few of the next books on my list.
Some I'v already read but want to read again because I love them so much.

1. The Romantics - Galt Niederhoffer 2. Peter Pan - J.M. Barrie 3. The Glass Castle - Jeannette Walls 4. Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck (one of my fav authors) 5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky 6. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith

Do you have any good book suggestions? I'm always looking for a good read and I would love to hear some of your favorites.


Thursday, June 23, 2011

memories [via cell phone lens].

I just recently gave my old cell phone to my brother because his broke, and I thought it would be fun to share some old photos that I rescued from it. Some of these pictures are years old...and looking through them all brought back memories from so many good times.

p.s. all these are from college/2008 or prior aka the womb era

little baby noah (who just turned 5 last saturday)
tobin's copacabana/nola feather head piece.
james and tobs stealin my phone
hello kitty in new york
myles, ha
salvation mountain, a wonderful place
womb porch, i miss you so
erin does funny things
new years 2008 times square
finals makes you crazy
jamie as santa (again, finals make you crazy)

those are just a few. more to come in a soon.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

chalk it up.

The other day I mentioned how into chevron I've been lately, well I'm also feeling chalkboard walls too. (Not to mention I came home from the preschool yesterday covered various colors in chalk dust, but it was fun!) I just think they're so fun for an open room in the house, a place where kids can draw or friends can leave you little notes when they come over. I also love the idea of having a chalk headboard or the wall behind your bed (like in 500 days of summer).

{all images via: pinterest}

I really love this last one.
Do any of you have a chalk wall in your house?


Sunday, June 19, 2011

In Remembrance.

Partially inspired by Rachael's post and just because today is Father's Day. This is for my Grandpa Jim, who passed away last Sunday.

a military man,
a little bit of a mad scientist,
a wonderful husband,

I will always remember...
*how you and i would spend hours in your workshop (garage) and you taught me about the art of woodworking and how to use all the power tools.
*the times you used to take me out for ice cream, and you would ALWAYS get two scoops of chocolate.
*that i would try to impress you with my knowledge of the states and capitols when you would quiz me.
*how we would watch Murder She Wrote and then look up the words/things I didn't understand in the giant dictionary with a magnifying glass.

(this is from Father's day probably about 15 years ago, that's little me on the bottom left)

We are thinking of you fondly on this Father's Day.
We love you and miss you and will always remember you with happy memories.


Saturday, June 18, 2011


Right now I'm totally digging everything chevron.

(ombre and chevron *swoon*)

{all images via pinterest}

I'm dying to paint a wall in my house chevron. Or maybe even a dresser. I just love this look. Maybe I'll get around to it sometime this summer.


Oh, and today is this little guys 5th birthday!
We're gonna celebrate, army style. Now I just have to find some camo to wear...?

Thursday, June 16, 2011


I feel like this is quite the topic of bloggersation (blog conversation, make sense? that was lame huh?) right now, but I am totally, 100% on board.

I was invited by my dear friend Jaymee about 2 months ago. Right around the same time thislady got an invite too. And at first I was just not that into it, but once I started pinning I couldn't stop!
I love it. Seriously, anytime throughout the day when I think of something I like, I look it up on pinterest and pin it to one of my boards. I even have the app on my iphone so I can look at pretty things while I'm on the go. It is addicting to look at pretty things and I am feeling inspired to start making things again. So be on the look out for new projects coming up.

here is just a very small sample of some of what I've been drooling over on pinterest:

just so summer
can this pretty please be my bedroom?
sister tattoos

It's so much fun. You should come to and find me.