Friday, February 22, 2013

Doin' the polka dot

Doin' the polka dot

Doin' the polka dot by thebowmans3412

i'm in the mood for spring somethin' fierce!
aren't these two lovely outfits the perfect way to spring into a new season?

Friday, January 11, 2013


is it really 2013?
as a child, this was classified as "the space age".
we were supposed to have flying cars by now!
and robots for maids.
well, maybe my whole thought process as a child was swayed by the jetsons.
but let's face it folks, we're livin' in the future!
and i'm about to turn...
gulp! 32!
these are the years i romantisized about as a child.
i constantly wished to be an adult.
i couldn't wait to be on my own, to have my own house, husband, children.
make my own rules!
a part of me feels like i'm lost somewhere between growing up and growing old.
i don't "feel" like an adult.  at times i guess you could say i don't exactly act like one either.
i (we) have a house (and in the process of moving to another).
i have a husband.
i have a career.
no children yet though.
staring at the face of 32, i still feel like i have time.
but in the reality of things, i feel too old.
is that possible?  are you with me?
when does it click that i am in my thirties?
maybe this will be the year.
maybe this will be the year that i finally feel "settled down".
hopefully our house will sell, we'll move to our forever home.
maybe think about having kids.
but that's still a bit down the road.  i've still got some livin' to do!
and on that note, and better late than never, here are a few of my resolutions:
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shed some pounds.
i know, i know, you've all heard this before.
this is my year.  i'm gonna do it!
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go to a salon and get a hair style! dang woman!
i've had the same one-length style for the past few years. 
and i wear it the same way every. single. day.
it's time for a change.
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bake more.
cook more.
spend more time in the kitchen.
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be more homey and make things!
like body scrubs!
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take more pictures and learn photoshop.
'nuff said.
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have more adventures!
hiking, day trips, weekend getaways, sunday drives.
i've gots lots of living to do.
2013 is gonna be a great year.
let's do this!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

dear santa,

i've tried been good all year! 
except for that one time...
nevermind that!
who's keeping track!
anyway, so here's my list.
Excursion quilted vest in herringbone
Image of Volume Six
my very own copy of kinfolk
NEW -  green marble necklace
this lovely marble necklace from etsy
i thought i would ask for one piece this year, instead of the whole set. 
chemex. to make fabulous slow brewed coffee for more than one.
breville juicer. so i can get back on track with my diet.
trip to ireland.  we talk about this every year.  maybe this will be the year?!
if ireland is too much to ask for, at least another trip to this city
to hang out with this girl and her beau.
i've kept it simple so you shouldn't have any trouble.
sincerely yours,

Friday, November 23, 2012

a new outfit


this would be a perfect outfit for a saturday running errands or doing a bit of christmas shopping.
i ordered a pair of pony hair loafers.  i have a chambray button down and a gold watch.
i'm a scarf hoarder so all i need is this vest from j. crew and a louis vuitton bag and i will be all set!
a girl has to look stylish while battling crowds at the mall right?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

fall at biltmore

whenever i need to get away, biltmore is just an hour away, but feels like another country.
the leaves were beginning to turn and bears were preparing for the winter! such a sight to see!

those rare moments

when my bestie and her man came home from NYC for a visit a couple weeks ago, i had to get some good southern cookin' in them.  we had a little dinner party with cubed steak, gravy, cornbread and the fixin's.
and you can never say no to a few bottles of vino.  
that evening, even though time passed so quickly, is one i will remember for a while.
here's to some special folks that i am thankful to have in my life!

pumpkins and misty mornings

i'm happiest this time of year.  we are entering a season of thanksgiving, a season tangled with the warmth of family and friends. i only wish october lasted longer.