Monday, August 31, 2009

{Quote of the Week.}

week {fünfunddreißig};

{via: tumblr.}

In life, we do things. Some, we wish we had never done and some we wish we could replay a million times. They make us who we are and, in the end, they shape and detail us. If we were to reserve them, we wouldn’t be the person we are today. So, just live. Make mistakes and have wonderful memories. But, never second guess who you are, where you’ve been and, most importantly, where you’re going.
-unknown.
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Sunday, August 30, 2009

week 6.




1. i love this creative way
to brighten someone's day!

Wouldn't this make your heart so happy?















2. this sweet photo reminds me of how wonderful it is to have a friend to confide in.
i don't know what i would do with out my close friends who are always there to listen...even if its four in the morning.







3. this cute list
makes me giggle.

isn't it so funny?
i love the "bad music (but like really bad)" piece.






















4
. i admire this "little red haired girl's" courage.
don't you?!










5. someday i want
my apartment to look
as lovely as this one.
it is so cheery & inspirational--
i love it!










xo-
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Friday, August 28, 2009

happy happy weekend!


{via: flickr.}

do something
{ simply wonderful }
this weekend.
You deserve it.

i will, if you will.
xo-
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Thursday, August 27, 2009

the postcard project.

the design site booooooom collaborated with site design for mankind
& came up with this encouraging project.
here are some of my favorites:
click here for part one of the project.
you can click through to the others at the bottom of each page.
isn't that such a cool concept?!
they make me smile.

xo-
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Peer editing at its best.

note: 87% of college boys have this poster hanging somewhere in there apartments.


My favorites...

“Is this a typo or are you being experimental?”

“Maybe a little less time should be spent describing the Cheetos in this scene.”

“You talk about pregnant raindrops and chaos and auditory canals and ‘the passing of time’ as ‘an orifice,’ when you could really just be talking about humidity and ears.”

"This character seems like a huge jerk for an otherwise savvy lady to bring home."

"The jungle images and alien abduction seem to clash a bit here."

“It’s your story, your voice, your choices, and I don’t want to question them, but why these words?”

“The problem is I have all these questions I don’t necessarily want you to answer for me. I raise these questions to let you know that there were questions, and if you had intended me to perceive the answers to any of them, I didn’t.”

“You probably don’t need about half of what’s written here.


such moments are just another reason why {i love college} ...

xo-

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

7 traits.

{via: flickr.}

the wonderful Cat passed on a splendid award & task to me... i am so flattered!
thank you, darling!
The Premium Meme Award

{For this, I have to list seven traits about myself and then pass the award onto seven other bloggers who deserve recognition for the personality they share through their blog.}

1. i am a very sensitive person.
2. i procrastinate. almost always.
3. i am very silly & hardly ever shy.
4. my expectations are often unrealistic.
5. i am impatient. very.
6. i am a huge worrier.
7. i am a dreamer.

so here are some lovelies i wish to pass this award to:
danika

xo-
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Monday, August 24, 2009

{Quote of the Week.}

week {vierunddreißig};

{via: flickr.}
Never apologize for showing feeling.
When you do so,you apologize for truth.
— Benjamin Disraeli
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Sunday, August 23, 2009

week 5.





1. this simple love note makes me swoon.















2.
i absolutely adore freckles.
aren't they just so beautiful?
{i wish i had some!}
just one of the reasons
i love this picture.








3. don't you fancy
this yellow themed wedding?

i think its so fun!

















4. the 500 days of summer soundtrack is amazing. & here's a clip of one of the best scenes. if you haven't seen it, you should plan a movie date! it is a must see!







5. i wish i were talented enough to make
hand drawn typography...
isn't this so sweet?!
















xo-
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Friday, August 21, 2009

A friday note for You:


{via: flickr.}

Yes You. You reading this!
don't forget that, ok?
xo-
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Thursday, August 20, 2009

10 questions for me.

My lovely friend Helen passed on this little quiz to me yesterday from her blog...
so i suppose i'll let you in on some scoop from my life.

The rules are, erase the answers already listed and fill in my own then pass it on to four bloggers of my choice. So here it is:

1. Who is the hottest Movie Star?
seeing as how conan o'brien is not a movie star...
i'll have to go with hugh laurie.
He is a F-O-X.
2. Apart from your house and car, what is the most expensive item you have ever bought?
My plane ticket to Germany back in 2005. $1,200 i think?

3. What is your most treasured memory?
Oh, that is far too difficult. I have so many treasured memories, so many. And i have an excellent memory which proves to be both a blessing & at some times, a curse.
I would say that my entire childhood was a treasure. My family is incredible.

but here's a funny memory for you all:
My sister katie & i used to share a room when i was a little girl. She had a poster of Albert Einstein on the wall next to our bed & every night i would make her take it down because i was terrified of it! thanks sister, i still appreciate that. ; )

4. What was the best gift you ever received as a child?
My blankey Pinkey. I have slept with her every night since having recieved her when i was three months old in the hospital for a stomach problem. I used to take her in my backpack on stormy days incase a tornado were to hit our house, so she would be safe with me.
5. What is the biggest mistake you have ever made?
i'm going to steal Helen's brilliant answer:
"My mistakes have led me to here."

6. 4 words to describe yourself?
i like to laugh.

7. What was your highlight or low light of 2008?
highlight: KU winning the NCAA Men's basketball National Championship.
lowlight: My Grandma Allen's passing.

8. Favorite Film?
A Very Long Engagement.

9. Tell me one thing I don’t know about you.
I can not stand cotton balls, papertowels, q-tips, popscicle sticks, etc. they give me goosebumps & makes me cringe... like how "fingernails on a chalkboard" are to some.

10. If you were a comic book/strip or cartoon character, who would you be?
PepperAnn!! i wrote a paper in 9th grade on how much alike we are.

The four bloggers I am tagging with this Meme are:
sara
tooj
barb
belle

xo-
p.s. did you see my about me page i added??
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

"teacher marks our height against the wall."

I start back to school tomorrow.
summer really flew this year- but i suppose i'm ready...clearly not as ready as i was on my very first day of school in 1992-- seeing as how my outfit tomorrow will not be anywhere as cool as the one i'm rocking in the picture below.
{oh & my hair just won't do the old "mushroom top" as well as it used to...}

{me & geoff, 1992}
first day of preschool.

in lieu of
my rekindled white stripes obsession
,
i've been listening to
this song a lot today.

it is so delightful.


We're Going To Be Friends
-the white stripes-

Fall is here, hear the yell
back to school, ring the bell
brand new shoes, walking blues
climb the fence, books and pens
I can tell that we're going to be friends

Walk with me, Suzy Lee
through the park and by the tree
we will rest upon the ground
and look at all the bugs we found
then safely walk to school
without a sound

Well here we are, no one else
we walked to school all by ourselves
there's dirt on our uniforms
from chasing all the ants and worms
we clean up and now its time to learn

Numbers, letters, learn to spell
nouns, and books, and show and tell
at playtime we will throw the ball
back to class, through the hall
teacher marks our height
against the wall

And we don't notice any time pass
we don't notice anything
we sit side by side in every class
teacher thinks that I sound funny
but she likes the way you sing

Tonight I'll dream while in my bed
when silly thoughts go through my head
about the bugs and alphabet
and when I wake tomorrow I'll bet
that you and I will walk together again
cause I can tell that we're going to be friends.

xo-

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

a letter addressed to Heaven.:

{me, gma allen & geoff.}

dearest gma allen,

summer has come to pass quite fast this year. its not the same without you here. nothing is the same. i have only swam once this year--i know! i used to be a fish--so much has changed.
we miss you. i miss you everyday. i always look at precious photos of us & i smile, remembering each moment vividly. if i close my eyes tight enough, & block out the world around me i can still hear the laughter echoing through your house, i can still smell the perfume on your sweater as i hugged you. you are missed, but you will never be forgotten. never.

i miss you, grandma. how i long to rewind time & push pause. wouldn't that be something? i would want to relive so many moments...but i can't--i can only cherish the memories you have left us with, & be thankful for having had you in my life. our lives. i am so blessed. we are so blessed for having you.

i know you watch upon us, laughing right along in our happy moments, & patting us softly on the back when we have been defeated. i know you are cheering for us in our successes, and i know you are helping us every step of the way... thank you, grandma.

i miss you so much. know that i love you, & that you are always in my heart. Always.

i love you grandma,
i always have & i always will.

Love always & forever.
Anna Banana.
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yes, please.

i'm slightly obsessed with that wonderful clock...
{via: tumblr.}
{via: isuwannee.}
{via: everythingfab.}

xo-
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captured moments.

My sister katie's blog has a plethora of beautiful photos
taken by her talented husband
brandon.
{katie & brandon 2009.}
I love this series:
Julia, age 2.Carolyn, age 4.

sisters.

xo-
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Monday, August 17, 2009

{Quote of the Week.}

week {dreiunddreißig};
{via: flickr.}
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Sunday, August 16, 2009

week 4.









1. these illustrations are so beautiful.
the artist, garance dore is so talented!
















2. what i've come
to understand:

in one statement.
such a wonderful realization.










3. red lights would
not be so bad

if they were this cute.











4. another precious embroidery find.












5. & this is too flippin' adorable!
aren't kisses the greatest?




xo-
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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Hooray for Nie!

{the beautiful Nie with her beloved mr. Nielson.}
image via: cjane.

Remember the amazing woman i told you about a few months ago,
Tonight she is hiking the "Y" mountain.
its been one year since the plane crash
she & her beloved mr. nielson survived.

it is her milestone.


two articles about her story:
here & here.

she is such a strong woman.
i truly admire her.

love to nie.

xo-
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fetching fashion.

i love the site lookbook.nu.
everytime i peek at the day's fashion i suddenly have a burst of inspiration to liven up my own wardrobe.
then i remember that i am broke. oh so very broke.
but if i weren't-- i would love to fill my closet with pieces inspired by
Andy T.

the blue shoes are such a great accessory!
i wish i were brave enough to sport such a fun yet chic outfit!
--one day...

xo-
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