Monday, August 30, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

Afternoon Snack

I'm loving so many details of this kitchen:
So sidenote, I think my boyfriend finished reading his first book since we've been together. The cool part of it was that it was a book I was reading at the same time! We coordinated our reading times, kinda. But I think I'm impacted a bit by whatever book(s) I'm currently reading, so it was fun that he was a part of that.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

August is (almost) over

Feeling under the weather a bit, and it's got me craving a good reading spot. I like these chairs' potentials.
And this was an exciting week:
Sully turned 1
Me and my mister have been together 7 months
And 2 months to my sister's wedding
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I dare you..

"She always had the feeling that it was very, very dangerous
to live even one day."
-Virgina Woolf
...go be dangerous.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


"Taking the time to be silly means that we're infecting one another with good cheer, and people who enjoy silliness are one third more likely to be happy."
-Gretchen Rubin of The Happiness Project

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Reflection: Applying lessons to life

So today, I started reading The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin. I love how she starts it when she's happy, but recognizes that she could be happier. And that everyone's path would be different. She has monthly goals, kinda like resolutions, and I'm looking forward to applying them to my own life. January starts out as Vitality, or going to sleep earlier, excercising better, organizing, tackling tasks, and acting more energetic. Intriguing.

Happy Monday

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
-Winston Churchill
. . . a wonderful thought for a brand new week, and hope yours is off to a perfect start!

I like random ladders for some reason.
and I like these J Crew outfits for fall.

and some whimsy:

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

25 things I'd like to do before I turn 25

So my birthday was on Sunday, and I'd like to knock some things off my realistic bucket list before the following year. Here it goes!
1. Bake a roughly perfect (apple) pie.
2. Complete a half marathon.
3. Learn to play the Pachelbel Cannon.
4. Sing karaoke (with the girls).
5. Take an interior design course.
6. Pursue two volunteering opportunities.
7. Write a short story I'm not ashamed to share.
8. Develop a filing system.
9. Plant a vegetable garden.
10. Go on a ghost tour.
11. Learn to cook with a crockpot.
12. Reread all the Harry Potters.
13. Teach Sully to roll over.
14. Make someone else's dream come true.
15. Try hot yoga.
16. Use my fondue kit.
17. Visit a major city.
18. Learn to paint (a picture or a room.. or both).
19. Find the globe that will live in my future house.
20. Learn the art of up-dos. (know how to do a messy and a neat one)
21. Take and turn pictures black and white for my future coffee table.
22. Make a chores list and (mostly) follow it.
23. Develop a strength workout routine.
24. Find a perfect red lipstick.
25. Get further committed to my ff!


"The woman who is chic is always a little different. Not different in being behind fashion, but always slightly apart from it. "
-Emily Post, Etiquette

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Today is a special day.
Happiest Birthday to my gorgeous sister.

There's no one better to twirl on a mountain top in Denver with.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Birthday weekend :)

Cheers to my sister and myself - and all the other August birthdays!


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Day dream

I'd like to wake up in this house, have breakfast in bed, with the crossword..

Snuggle up in a comfy chair by the fireplace..

And watch the latest season of Dexter. Sigh :)

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