Sunday, December 5, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
So I am indulging in holiday season luxuries and considering my first Anthropologie purchase...
I've always been quite a JCrew girl and I never really got into Anthro, but I see that may have been a mistake...
Thoughts? Suggestions? Recommendations?? Please???
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Normally, when I need an answer to something, I "google" it. Life has been throwing a lot of questions at me lately that Google and a well cited Wikipedia page cannot help me with. The historian in me wants answers to everything. It's almost painful when someone throws me a question I can't solve.
A year ago a friend of my family was killed in the war by someone on our side. A few weeks ago one of the most beautiful families I know lost their mother to cancer. Yesterday my best friend's sister woke to a dead husband. Today we learned that a little boy in second grade my friend is very close to has lost his battle with cancer, and isn't expected to make it to Christmas.
The whole "why does God let bad things happen to good people" thing was never an issue with me. I have such faith that everything happens for a reason and like it is supposed to. Sometimes sad things happen but it's ok because it is part of the plan. I know all of these people have gone on to or will go on to things so much better than anything I can imagine, I'm not worried about them. But the people left here, that is what is unfair. The parents without their sons, the children without their mother, the wife without her husband.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Oooh I am trying to get back in the blogging mood. I've made a few pathetic little attempts, but still seem to be failing miserably. Here's another little pathetic attempt, bear with me!
It's one of those horrible quizzes. Write something in google and copy and paste the first picture. I'm a little ashamed of myself for doing this but it's a lot better than research papers and I've got that awful salsa after taste in my mouth and nothing better to do.
Where you live:
Most useful thing in your house:
Most recent purchase:
Iron- needed one to iron the hem on a skirt I made! That's me, tooting my own horn... Toot toot...
Thing that makes you happy:
Chicago : )
Thursday, October 7, 2010
I spent a good amount of time yesterday editing a picture of the BF and I. I asked him what he wanted for his birthday and he requested a picture of us. I started thinking about it and it's really kind of weird that neither of us have any physical pictures (non-Facebook) of us together. So this photo had to be good.
Well after copious editing, I sent them to Wal-Mart via their website (best. invention. ever.) and picked them up on the way to dinner with some girlfriends.
In the parking lot of Hacienda I took a moment to consider my options. I could leave the pictures in the car and they would be perfectly safe. The sun would be down soon and it was already in the 60s, nothing would hurt them. Or, I could take them in and brag about my very cute picture. Option 2, definitely.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Ok it's not as garish as it sounds, I swear. In fact, I even bought the F21 model and it looks super cute with dark jeans and gold flats. I considered silver, but decided it'd be too matchy...
My goal in life is to look like a JCrew model. A really short one without a stylist, but nonetheless...
As a college student, my budget really supports more of an H&M or Forever 21 kind of look. Just because that's what I can afford does not mean I need to walk out of the store in a hot pink ruffle skirt, tube top, with neon nail polish. Some of the gorgeous looks of my beloved JCrew are easily recreated with F21 pieces.
I loooove this look! Either cardi from F21 would work, I'm partial to the stripes because that model had great jewelry on... I'm not including the skirt because student teaching is over and I plan on pairing any and all outfits with blue jeans these days.