Thursday, October 29, 2009


I love this series from Cade Martin. Makes me want to be a ballerina. In another life maybe.

I would put the second one on my wall.

See more of his photos here.

Friday, October 23, 2009

yes I am

I feel like this book was written for me. I have been called neurotic on more than one occasion.

Those aren't my issues - but these are:

{I eat my m&m's by color - always. Green, orange and yellow first. Then red. Then blue and brown. But I save a few red to eat with my last blue's.}

{I don't like to eat outside because I have to wear sunglasses - but then I can't figure out whether to look through the lens or under them.}

{When I eat pop tarts I don't toast them - but instead microwave them for first 15 seconds and then 7. Every time.}

I'm sure there are more. Some of you may have been on the crazy end of them...

Thursday, October 22, 2009


I'm back on the independently wealthy kick. This is what I would buy today...

jacket, tee, pants, flats, headband (I cheated, it's from Anthropologie)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Sweet Caroline

on Glee this week!!

Watch the second sneak peek. I couldn't get the embed to work so the link will have to do. I'm loving this show!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Class of '99

This weekend was my 10 year high school reunion. I was unsure of what to expect but ended up having a great time! For me, it was the perfect balance of spending quality time with my best friends who I miss a lot and catching up with people who I haven't seen in a long time (some in 10 years!). By the way - that's a Red Raider. Whatever that is.

I got to see all of my best friends from high school on Saturday except for one. We missed you Holli! Clarissa is missing from this picture too but I got to see her and her beautiful Zoey.

Gina, Ella & Karyn

And after the reunion I got to spend some QT with my cousins. We definitely had some laughs!

Katie, Juli & Ella

And John was there. He was my trophy husband (and probably knew as many people there as I did) (surprising because he didn't go to school with me).

It does not seem like it's been 10 years. In some ways my life is nowhere near what I expected it to be. But in others it is exactly like I pictured it. I've done a lot in 10 years, but honestly the thoughts leading up to this weekend made me realize how much further I could be pushing my life. I could be doing more; for myself and for others.

Now to turn thoughts into action...

Friday, October 9, 2009


I have a problem with accessories. I don't wear any! Coco Chanel's advice was always take one thing off before you leave the house. But honestly, I think I need to reverse that. I think I'll try to put one accessory on before I leave the house.

Can I start with these please?

found on oh joy!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


The afternoon is creeping by because I'm ready to go home and watch Oprah. Which is weird for me. Not that I dislike Oprah. I just don't normally pine for her.

But today is special.

Stephanie was on Oprah today and I can't wait to watch! I have laughed and cried many times reading her blog. Mostly I think about her life and the way she makes me want to live better.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Baby Shower

My mom and sister-in-law and I hosted a baby shower yesterday for my other sister-in-law. It was lots of fun and turned out great! They haven't decided on a name yet, but when they first told us they were pregnant I started calling him Hash (because his last name is Brown....get it....Hash Brown...). That has stuck pretty well so that might as well be his name now!

Yummy cupcakes!

Food & Decorations

The proud parents writing a note to Baby Hash!


Nana and Aunt Birdie

My favorite kiddos - Tucker & Sarah

My cousins and the mom-to-be