Sunday, December 5, 2010

Dear BF:

These are things I wouldn't hate seeing under the tree on the first Christmas we spend together : )


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...

New statement necklace for the holidays? Yes I think so.

Thoughts? Suggestions? Recommendations?? Please???

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

What do you do when Google doesn't help?

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.

The whole good people and bad things question feels really relevant right now.  

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Trying to get back in the game...

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.

Age you will be at next birthday:

Favorite Color:

Middle Name:

Last thing you ate:
Apple- To try and cure the salsa after-taste. Fail.

Your bad habit:

Favorite Fruit/Veggie:

Favorite Animal:
Lhasa Apso

Where you live:
The Region

Most useful thing in your house:
Pizza Pan

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

Why wouldn't I leave my pictures at Hacienda?

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.

Well, that sure bit me in the ass. Totally forgot them there so now I have to take another drive to Warsaw to go get them. Oh well!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sequined Sweater

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... 

F21 Version- $19.98
JCrew- $135.00

Come on! I mean I looove my JCrew, and the outlet at my local mall is one of my favorite haunts. But hello, this is like no contest. 

JCrew Looks at Forever 21 Prices?

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.

The JCrew look roles in around $330 (not including the skirt)
The F21 look comes in at around $30

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Contemporary Christian Love Songs Suitable for a Wedding...

Hermione and Ron are finally tying the knot! The BF and I got to watch these two pull through the ups and downs and come out stronger on the other side. They are a fantastic couple and probably the funniest people I've ever met. The last time we met up with them at Baskin Robbins in Valpo we spent hours laughing and planning how they will juggle their fleet of ushers (seven in all I believe). 

Well, Hermione asked me to sing in her wedding and I am absolutely ecstatic about the idea! BUT. I can't find a song! She wants a contemporary Christian love song. I have to say, my experience with Christian music pretty much ends with my undying love for Relient K and a few others that I'll sometimes catch on the radio. I'm looking, but this is hard! 


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I love pretty pictures and fashion, decorating and paper. I use Harry Potter pseudonyms for all of my friends because as of now they are skeptical of the blogging world. I expect when we grow and up and move away and have babies we will all have blogs because that seems to be the thing to do. And when that day comes I will laugh and gleefully answer all their questions about blogger, thankful that they can finally share in the obsession with me! And secretly, I will be very proud that my archives stretch back much farther then theirs. Pennies From Heaven is where I write everything. I put my favorite photographs there, my favorite fashions, thoughts, stories, and humorous conversations between Hermione and I.

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