Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas village? For real?

Things I will never want for Christmas:
- video games
- a Christmas village
- a giant tv

Things I will always want for Christmas:
- reunion with Andrea, Jenna, and Sarah
- everything from Anthropologie
- a date with Luke Wilson

What do you want and not want for Christmas?

Thursday, November 26, 2009

giving thanks

Happy Thanksgiving!
My dad almost cut off his finger on a turkey knife. Way to go Terry.

PS- This picture should say "you're welcome" not "your welcome"

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I want to paint

This is so beautiful.

I'm a strange girl.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

thanksgiving sweets

I made some Thanksgiving indian headbands for some sweet babes.

Sorry for the poor quality and lighting.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

yes please

Reason number 287 why I love Lake City:

Stop! Hammer time.
This was absolutely NOT photoshopped. I took this today... and it made me SO HAPPY.

Friday, November 20, 2009

sometimes I'm 14 years old


Yep. Sometimes I'm 14 and watch teeny bopper vampire movies with my friends. Now, don't hate... I watch real vampire movies too. I've seen Lost Boys, Last Man on Earth, Interview with a Vampire, Dracula, and Nosferatu. I'm legit. Probably too legit to quit.

Also, team Jacob. Edward annoys me.

Don't be RUDE.

When did everyone become so rude. Let's be ladies and gentlemen.
Things I find SO RUDE:
- being chronically late. Okay, being late once in a while is fine. Things happen. Being late all the time is not fine. My time is just as valuable as yours. Don't be selfish.
- playing with your phone during dinner. WORST. Uhhh, please stop. It is incredibly rude to be starring at your phone instead of my face.
- movie talkers. Quit.
- parents that let their children be loud and ridiculous in public places. Okay, I realize this cannot always be helped. Children are crazy sometimes. I've been around children my entire life. I've babysat before. However, have some control. Don't let your children become savages just because they're in walmart.
- bad tippers. If the service was sub par, tip accordingly. Just remember people in the service industry get reduced pay because they are supposed to be tipped.

Don't be rude. End of rant.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

bears beets battlestar galactica

The Office is the only real show I actually follow. Sometimes I think I might be a little too invested.

I do not like 30 rock. Sorry boutcha.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

sicky sick

Today I don't feel good. I kind of just want to drink banana smoothies and read old Nancy Drew books.

Monday, November 16, 2009

tear down the house

A few weeks ago I finished reading A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller. I think if someone tells you "it was good" or "insightful" then maybe they didn't really read it. Or get it. To me, the book was brave and provocative and new. It made me think about God and people and how we're all creating this story together.

We enjoy music, movies, and books that contain good stories. I believe good stories resonate deep in our souls because we were meant to live them. We were meant to have “life to the full”. However, that does not at all mean complete happiness or health or wealth. It means a good story. Friendship, changes, heart break, tragedy, peace, love, and joy. I believe we have a short life and we can waste it with a boring safe story... or we can do something. We can move. We can write a better story.

So, that's what I'm working on. One way I'm changing my story is going to Macedonia in April
and Guatemala in September.

There's more, and I will be talking about it in the future. Also, watch this video. It might change your life.

Friday, November 13, 2009


I'm starting Christmas early. Here are some ornaments I've been working on. They still need some work...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Hey boys...

Happy veterans day! We appreciate you.

Monday, November 9, 2009

current obsession

Richard Scarry illustrations

Weekend pictures coming soon.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

good things not by Martha Stewart

1. No Shave November. But not No Shave Life... source

2. Great American Things. It's a blog celebrating American pastimes, people, food, culture, etc. My new fave.

3. cute tattoos

source 1, source 2, source 3, source 4 source 5

4. David Bazan looking like a baby singing Be Thou My Vision...

and looking like a man singing Hallelujah...

5. Sleeping with the windows open! Best sleep ever.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I just want to celebrate...

Today is the 40th anniversary of Sesame Street. If you know me, you know I LOVE Sesame Street. Like, I probably love it way more than any 24 year old ever should. How can you resist monsters that teach kids how to count and spell and play nice? I honestly think the writers and creative directors on the show are complete geniuses. My childhood would not be the same without Grover, Snuffy and Big Bird. So, please take a moment to celebrate with me!
Sesame Street has good taste in music...

Look, Scrubs loves Sesame Street too! Thank you Daniel, for making me watch this clip.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

weekend in review

I had a pretty great weekend. Birthday celebrations, leaving work early, dinner with friends, late night shopping, carving pumpkins, micanopy fall festival, amazing finds at said festival, tennis player, halloweenival, kids in LAME costumes, party in white springs, great friends, rotten apple punch, sleep, church, lunchy-lunch with friends.

Here's the loot from the micanopy fall fest:
- amazing yarn art for only $5! steal of the year!
- butterfly shadow box
- fish camera case
- 5 vintage necklaces
- folk art jewelry box
- hand made fingerless gloves
- nautical earrings (not pictured)
- several Christmas gifts (also not pictured, of course)

If any of you are in the North Florida area next year, I highly suggest you make it out to the festival. It's incredible. I hope you all had a great Halloween weekend!

fall playlist 09

november blue - avett brothers
relator - pete yorn
i am a stranger - the welcome wagon
the sunshine state - mike dunn and the kings of new england
the trench - chuck ragan
home - lilies and sparrows
revolution - the beatles
aint no easy way - black rebel motorcyle club
i am young - coconut records
when paula sparks - copeland
sesame street theme - joshua radin

Best playlist ever. If I was cool I would take a screenshot of the list... but I don't know how to do that.

Check it. I can now do a screenshot. Also, I have added a few songs to the list. Yay!