Friday, August 2, 2013
1) Listening: The new Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros album. I'm obsessed!
2) Eating: Almond butter on bread + fruit = The perfect lunch!
3) Drinking: Peet's Coffee. Is that even a question?!
4) Wearing: Overalls, saltwater sandals, and sunglasses!
5) Feeling: Restless. I'm ready for school to start.
6) Weather: Sunny but cool in the shade.
7) Wanting: Harem pants, a baseball hat, and casual tops.
8) Needing: A hair cut!
9) Thinking: I am thinking about traveling! I want to go everywhere!
10) Enjoying: Planning my fantasy football team! Yes, I'm playing and yes, I'm going to win.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Check out my summer playlist! I have been listening to tons of new music this summer and I thought it would be fun to create a playlist of all of the songs that I will associate with this summer. Some are silly and are from camp and others are just songs that have been the soundtrack to my life. Enjoy!
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
It is amazing what you can do when you aren't constantly online. These past few weeks have been filled with creativity and I thought some of these things were worth sharing. Guys! I'm blogging! This is an exciting moment haha!
Recently (read: today) I've been getting back into embroidery and cross stitch and its been bundles of fun. I'm still playing around but so far I'm starting off small with the arrow letters and the crooked heart.
There was an entire day where I didn't leave my house (except to make two trips to Home Depot) and all I did was scrapbook. I think I cranked out eleven pages, which for me is record breaking. Unfortunately this is the only page I've photographed, but if you are interested in seeing the other pages comment below and I'll do another post on my scraping adventures.
My camp friend, Hannah, makes these super coasters from those 16 cent tiles at Home Depot and I decided to try my hand at it. I've seen this craft circling around Pinterest for years, but it wasn't something I was interested in--until I saw Hannah's! She used adorable scrapbook paper and stamps and it inspired me to make some for some of my friends! Here are mine!
I get JoAnn's coupons sent to my phone (this is a slippery slope, beware signing up because you will find yourself buying more craft supplies than usual!) and I got one a couple weeks ago for 50% off one item. And the second I got that text I knew. I was finally going to get those giant cardboard letters! They are usually $10, but with the 50% off and my 20% off student discount, the letter was a steal. I modpodged pages from an old atlas and it gave it the best look. I finished the whole thing in the time it took to watch Donnie Darko. Let's just say, it was a good day.
And lastly, I've been making more bead necklaces! I still had a ton of beads that hadn't been painted and decided to give it a go. This is the easiest craft and its deeply satisfying! There's just something about wearing something you made that makes you feel all happy inside. Its true folks.
Well, until next time! I hope everyone makes something everyday! Its extremely gratifying.
Monday, July 15, 2013
I'm home from camp y'all! I think I can honestly say that this has been my very favorite summer ever. And its not even over yet! I'm done working at camp (tears!) but it does feel good to be back.
Tank- Old Navy
Shorts- Urban Outfitters
So now comes the "let's get real" moment of this blog. This summer has been incredible and it has changed me a lot. I've been reevaluating a lot of my priorities lately. Here are a few of the things I've realized about myself...
I love living in the moment. And by that I mean, I like hanging out with my friends and talking to them. Sounds simple right? Well, not exactly... My generation likes being social, but they mostly want to be social online. Everyone cares about their facebook profile, their twitter account, their instagram pictures, their tumblr posts etc. I'll admit that I like those things too. Before I went to camp, those things were what my life sort of revolved around. At camp, we don't have internet or cell phone service, so you learn to live and enjoy those around you as opposed to being plugged into the virtual world. And I LOVE living this way. I love not being tied to an online persona or having to keep up with everyone. I love being with my friends around me and not staring at my phone when I'm with other people. I love real communication. So, I'm kind of getting rid of some of my online involvement. I deleted my twitter account. I'm not logging on to facebook very often. I'm trying to use these social medias less. All that to say, you may not see me here very often. (Or maybe you will, I don't know haha) I think I need to learn to balance social media with real life better, so I'm taking a little bit of a break. For a while I felt obligated to post on a blog, or write a tweet, or instagram my life...but for now, I'm not going to feel obligated. I'm just going to live because its what makes me feel the happiest. I hope no one thinks this is a goodbye post or a post about how much I hate the internet because this post is neither of those things. Its just sort of a "hey, I might post here every once or a while or I might not" kind of post. Ya feel?
On a less serious note, I have had way too much fun this summer. I went on an amazing road trip to see two bands (Tame Impala and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros). I went caving. I canoed down a river (and busted my lip open). I played with kids. I danced way too many embarrassing dances. I played in a street band. I lived in a cabin with no air conditioning for a month. I've hammocked in the woods. I made a dumb movie. I became a vegetarian for a month. I cut a bunch of people's hair. My adventures are too many to count and my heart is richer because of them. I wouldn't trade this summer for anything. I hope you folks are having an amazing summer and I'll catch you on the flip side!
Monday, May 20, 2013
Goodness gracious! I have been gone from this blog for a long time! Things got a little too crazy at the end of this semester, but I've been enjoying a few weeks of summer before I embark on my third Camp NaCoMe summer. I've said goodbye to my friends at school, caught up with my friends from home, and spent lots of quality time with the fam. So, where am I going?!
I'm going to live with these crazies at camp! I'm leaving tomorrow night and I couldn't be more excited! Some of you guys may not know this about me, but I LOVE the outdoors. And I love kids. So being a camp counselor is the best job for me. Unfortunately I will have to hold off on blogging for the majority of the summer because there is no service or internet in the woods. But I'll be back in full force and I will give a camp update if everyone wants it. I'll miss blogging, but I'm ready to go out into the wilderness and love life. I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful summer!
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Alright folks, you know the drill. Here's all of my instagrams from April in one hot spot! I actually feel like I haven't been using instagram as often as I usually do, but I think when this crazy school week is over and I'm home, I'll feel more inspired. Georgie actually embodies everything I'm feeling right now haha.
This spring has all about homemade chai lattes for me. I've tried both of these brands and I have to admit--I like the Oregon chai better. My mom makes the Tazo chai all the time and I love it when she makes it, but if I'm making them for myself I've found I prefer the other.
I have discovered milkmaid braids to be the greatest hair life saver on those days where you don't want to wash your hair. Seriously this my replace the "Annie Bun" for me at camp. Plus they are so darn cute!
My mom got me the prettiest calendar this month. I know, April is a little late in the year to put up a calendar, but at least I'm finally embracing the new year. I even write 2013 instead of 2012 now!
Georgie (who I will NOT miss next year) actually smiled at me this month. This is the only time it ever happened, so I'm glad I documented it.
I'm so thankful that I live in a place where I can sit on the roof and read in the sunshine. This is one thing I will seriously miss about living in this house. But for now, its lovely and I should do it more often before I pack up and leave.
Einstein's Coffee is the love of my life right now. Pretty much every day after Environmental Science I have to get a cup!
I went home a couple of weekends ago and looked at some pretty succulents downtown. I'd really like to have a terrarium of succulents. I hate flowers, but I think I could do cacti! Maybe next year I could have a terrarium in my dorm. That would be a nice touch!
This is my sister! I don't know if I've ever shown any pictures of her before, but she's adorable! Chloe has become one of my best friends and I love her so much! We decided to be twinsies and wear similar denim overalls/rompers. This is the first picture I've ever seen of us where we actually look like sisters. Like holy wow! We look so similar!
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Lets talk about change. I know my blog is usually a light hearted piece of fluff. But life isn't fluff! So today I'm going to share a tiny bit about life. Its not fluffy or pretty. Its changing.
Everything in my life has changed this semester. I've lost my boyfriend. I changed my major (barely). I've gotten in contact with some old friends. I've rediscovered my relationship with God. I've lost some friends. I've discovered who my real friends are. I'm moving out of my apartment. I'm moving into a dorm with someone new.
Some of these changes have been GREAT. Some of them have been really hard. But I'm learning to trust the Lord and follow His plan for me. Its weird how much things have changed, but in a way I'm looking forward to it. Its a clean slate. The chance to start new. This summer at camp the theme is "new beginnings" and I cannot think of a better thing to focus on. Everything is new for me! And I'm excited to go on this crazy new adventure!
Shirt- Forever 21
Skirt- Vintage via Etsy
Flats- Old Navy
So here's to some new beginnings. Times are hard now, but I'll keep my head up and my heart strong and embrace whatever life is going to throw at me next.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Fashion Fave: The Man Repeller aka Leandra Medine. This woman in FINE! She rocks every single outfit ever. And the best part about her style is that she is completely her own. She wears what she wants to wear and I LOVE that! Also, that girl can rock some overalls, which you know I love.
My sister recently bought a ton of clothes from Johnnie B. which is Boden's teenager line and I'm obsessed with all their things now. I know I'm not a teenager, but I can still fit so I feel like I should take advantage of that while I still can. But seriously, these shorts are so fun. I'd probably opt for a plain top with these, but I think they are fresh and fun. I'd really like them for summer camp since they are knit and casual!
As you can tell, I'm still pretty hung up on scrapbooking. This layout is to die for! Also, I really want to try some ombre watercolor on some of my layouts. I think it adds the perfect summer feel to the page.
Maybe this is the dumb girl in me, but I adore finding wedding inspiration on Pinterest. This gal's wedding is to die for! I'm in love with all the details and photographs!
I have recently discovered that World Market has some great Anthropologie dupes for a fraction of the price. Check out a few of my favorite finds from the store!
That's all folks! Just thought you'd want to see what I'm loving lately! All images found via my pinterest!
Monday, April 22, 2013
I've been digging the cobalt blue lately if you can't tell from my past couple outfits! Its just a happy color without being too springy or too wintery. Which is perfect because the weather here is still deciding what season it is! When we took these pictures, it was the first time I'd worn tights in a week! But I'm learning to complain less about these chilly days and just embrace them as extra chances to be creative with some of my winter clothes.
We went to this loading dock behind a thrift store that we love in town and I thought it was a nice departure from our usual adventures. I love wandering around town and finding unique places to explore!
Saddle Oxfords- Payless
All I needed was a peter pan collar and knee socks and I could have been Suzy from Moonrise Kingdom! I feel like her every time I put on the ole saddle oxfords. They are such classic shoes and I think they add a little extra quirk to any outfit.
In other news, I had the most marvelous weekend! I went home and had fun adventures there. I got to see my high school perform Bye Bye Birdie which is one of my favorite musicals of all time. It was a blast and a half. The whole weekend was absolutely stellar! Now if I can just make it through these next two weeks, it'll be summer vacation! Huzzah!
Friday, April 19, 2013
So, the thrifting gods shone upon me a couple of weekends and I was able to pick up this beauty of a skirt and I feel as if I have found my new favorite fashion piece--the maxi skirt. I have another one but I haven't found the best way to wear it. This one however, I'm in love with. Its been so hot here and these long skirts are perfect for beating the heat because they are so breezy. Also I like how modest they are--I don't have to worry about flashing anyone in the wind!
Headband- Urban Outfitters
Skirt- Thrifted (Originally Old Navy)
Sandals- Saltwater Sandals via ModCloth
I feel like a boho queen in this breezy skirt. My family has a Woodstock party where we get some bands to play and have a mini music festival in the back yard and I'm sensing that I will be pulling this skirt out for that occasion.
Lots of things are changing with this spring but for now its nice to just sit back and relax a little. Things with school and friends are crazy over here. I'm just wading through until the summer comes. Someone needs to ship me off to camp and stick me in a canoe!
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
I think I probably sound like a broken record over here but....SPRING IS WONDERFUL!
This weather is to die for and I've been having so much with my spring clothes. The wind whips around, there is always that freshly mown grass smell, the sunlight shines through the new leaves on the trees. I walk around campus listening to my spring jams (Regina Spektor, Sondre Lerche, and the Local Natives, if you must know) and I feel like I'm beaming because I love this weather so much! I know I'm being a little romantic about spring, but its hard not to! I adore this time of year!
Not going to lie, I think the back of this dress is one of the main reasons I bought this dress. The dress by the way, is from Target a couple of years ago. Its been one of my favorites for a while now.
When we stumbled across the flowers, it started to rain. It was that nice summer rain though, not a cold miserable rain. It was the kind that made you want to dance and sing. I'm sorry folks, I'm way too in love with this time of year!
When I was a little girl, I had a flower fairy obsession. I was convinced that there were fairies in my backyard because we had fairy rings scattered throughout the lawn. I wanted to build fairy houses and feed them smashed berries I found in the yard. I also enjoyed pulling up that "onion grass" and make a salad for the fairies. I even bought a book on flower fairies and was convinced that I could identify all the different ones. All that to say, I felt like a flower fairy when we took these. It brought me right back to those days when I would pour over that book and dream of being friends with the fairies.
So...I started imagining myself to be one such fairy. It was awesome.
I hope everyone is having a magical spring. If not, go sit in a field and pretend you are a fairy. It'll do you good, I promise!