Sunday, May 30, 2010

week 39.



1.  alas, summer is here!-
& this picture makes me
want to spend the whole season
outdoors in the sunshine!


2.  what an
awesome illustration.
i love the look 
she is making &
that yellow dress!





3.  this baby is absolutely 
precious.  &
i'm smitten with
the clever onesies!




4.  ban.do will forever
have my heart &
this hair clip/brooch is
my new favorite.
 i want it in every color!!


5.  i'm in love with big
hats, red lipstick &
bright dresses--basically
everything about
this gorgeous photo
what a perfect summer look.













xo-
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Thursday, May 27, 2010

{Quote of the Week.}

week {vierundsiebzig};   

{via: cleo by artist summer pierre.}
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

birthday recap in photos II. : dinner with my sweet friends & hitting the town.

thanks to everyone, including You, for making this birthday incredible.  i love you all so very much.  more than you will ever know!
xoxo.
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Monday, May 24, 2010

birthday recap in photos I. : dinner with the siblings & our loves.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

twenty-one & counting.

 [Jon & Me circa 1994?]

today i turn twenty-one.  so, in honor of such events i have decided to list the top twenty-one things i have learned in the past year...
21. Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to drink dr.pepper daily to survive.  who knew?!
20. Some people peaked in high school, and i am oh, so glad i was, instead, a huge nerd.
19. Reading can be fun.  
18. Sometimes staying home on the weekend with just your family can be good for your heart.
17. Blizzards aren't just something we read about in Laura Ingalls Wilder's books.
16. Kansas really isn't as boring as i had declared. (well, Lawrence isn't at least.)
15. I have the best friends in the entire world. entire world i tell ya!
14. The Smoothe-Away does not work at all.
13. Corn dogs still gross me out.
12. Growing up can be really hard.
11. Growing up can be really awesome.
10. Trying to be happy makes things so much better than being angry.
9.  Poodles are super high maintenance emotionally.
8.  Blogging was one of the best decisions i've ever made.
7.  Money makes everything more complicated.
6.  I really was able to finish my math credits.
5.  My dad's a pretty big deal, but the most humble man you will ever meet.
4.  My siblings are such great role-models.
3.  I will always be a jayhawk.
2.  Sweet genuine boys really do exist, and i am the luckiest girl in the world.
1.  The world is filled with a lot of love, & i have the most loving family a girl could want.

Whew!  :  )
thanks for all of your kind support this past year- 
i adore you.
xo
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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

because everything tastes better heart-shaped.

Last week i decided i was going to cook dinners at home now opposed to going out to eat.  i really enjoyed shopping at the grocery store for specific ingredients and i especially fancied searching for some yummy recipes.  


first up in this summer cooking adventure? 
--
some scrumptious pizza!
you can find the recipe here. 
--
my boyfriend ross & i decided to go with the heart-shaped pan.  ok, more like i was determined to make it work in the heart -shaped pan.  nevertheless, we devoured it & filed it away under delicious dinner ideas.

before:
after:
yum, yum, yummy, yum.

bon appetit!
xo-
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Bead for Life.

It's in honor of a wonderful cause.
good luck!
xo-
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{Quote of the Week.}

week {dreiundsiebzig};     

 
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Sunday, May 16, 2010

week 38.



1. I'm absolutely
loving
this adorable collage.






2.  i love 
the decor in 
oh & what a 
cool poster!




3.  this calendar
is brilliant.
so modern and
crisp!



4.  this kitchen is 
so beautiful & cheery.
 it's so inspiring!


5. what a 
here's to 
sweet, sweet,
summertime!






xo-
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Saturday, May 15, 2010

day five.



{via: tumblr.}
the end. 
i had a wonderful finals week & am so relieved to be finished!  thanks to all of your encouraging comments & messages--you make even the most hectic of days beautiful. thank you for that.
I bid you adieu Spring Semester 2010.
we had some good times.
i can't say i won't miss you some.
thanks for being pretty swell,
and for creating so many wonderful memories.
here's to a perfect summer & lovely Fall Semester 2010!
Love, Anna.
xo-
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Friday, May 14, 2010

day four.

this semester i took zumba for a fill in credit.

i loved it, though i was pretty terrible. we had to choreograph a dance & present it to the class... my song of choice? spices girls spice up your life. i already had half of the dance from when my cousins & i came up with one in 1997.
i really love the class & definitely want to get certified some day...i highly recommend it--and i'm not one for working out...!

learn more about zumba here.

see my twin liz lemon attempting cardio-hip-hop-groove here. that is pretty much how i looked in zumba everyday...ok, that is how i looked everyday.
xo-
p.s. this picture is too stinken' adorable for words!


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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

day three.

this semester i had to take the course First Amendment & Society. the amount of information i learned in this class was incredible.
though it was at 8am, i really enjoyed every lesson. i could hardly believe how much i didn't know about the importance of the U.S. first amendment, and how much i tend to take it for granted.
[notes notes & more notes.]
it's a fascinating amendment which brings up a plethora of tricky cases and i loved analyzing each of them. so much that for 1.3 seconds i seriously considered going to law school...but then i saw something shiny...
here are some of my favorite quotes on the freedom of speech--

“I have always been among those who believed that the greatest freedom of speech was the greatest safety, because if a man is a fool, the best thing to do is to encourage him to advertise the fact by speaking.”-Woodrow T. Wilson.

“The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with.”-Eleanor Holmes Norton.

this graphic on the current state of the freedom of the press in the world is astounding.
i never even realized how lucky i am to be able to participate in my desired career as a journalist/writer--while some attempting the same face substantial punishment and censorship.
so i sign off this post the same way my professor did in our last email: have a good day & "remember to stand up for free expression".
xo-
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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

day two.

math + me = badnewsbears.
so after i finished my final math test of my LIFE last week i squealed with happiness.
an ode to math.

dear math.
i hate you more than cats hate baths.

we got along up until long division-

then we had a major collision.


don't get me wrong some like you swell,

but to be honest, you make me yell.


to others you really seem to inspire-

but for me to agree, would make me a liar.


so i bid you farewell, our journey is over-

as for me missing you,

there's a better chance of me someday driving a moon rover.

so goodbye old math, don't worry about me-

you'll still be very well thought of by the rest of my family.


with love and thanks a bunch,

but seriously, don't worry about keeping in touch.


xo.


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Monday, May 10, 2010

return of the finals countdown...day one.

in traditional finals week fashion, i give you...

i would have to say the very best part of this semester was meeting this handsome boy:
this is ross & me on an amazing picnic next to potter's lake on campus. we started dating around valentine's day & i have never met a sweeter boy. and I am oh so blessed to be his girl.

we didn't meet at school, but he was definitely a highlight of this semester--to say the least.
: )

xo-
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{Quote of the Week.}

week {zweiundsiebzig};

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

week 37.

{mother's day edition.}



1. such a cool photo!
(mothers with babys
in bonnets &
messy ice-cream cones
are definitely swoon-worthy.)










2. this is one of my
very favorite
post secret finds.

so so sweet & so so true.










3. i love this
photo
tina fey
did for an ad.

ah, she rocks.!



















4. this sweet
photograph

of jackie kennedy
with john jr.
is precious.








5. i love this
painting
so much.

and the sweet quote.



















happy mother's day
to all the moms of the world!


with lots of love.
xo-


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happy mother's day!

[my mama & me circa 1989.]

i love you so much mom!
this song will always remind me of you.



happy mother's day
to all you wonderful mamas! : )

xo-
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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

beautfiul Nie.

NieNie just posted
a wonderful video.

check it out!!

oh how i admire her, so very much.
xo-
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