Saturday, April 24, 2010


Its a good day to read a book. We are pretty much under a tornado watch all day. Gabrielle, Davis Ann, and I have spent the morning sitting on our porch watching the rain, making pancakes, and watching the news. The rest of the day I'm going to be working on final projects for my art classes that are due next week. Saying "final" feels so good. Hopefully we wont have to go into the basement at all today... even thought "they" say we have a 9/10 chance of a tornado. Anyways Anthropologie sells these lovely books published my Penguin. Gah, this is the kind of thing that made me want to be a designer. Elegance and simplicity. So great. Wish i was spending the day reading out of one of them.

Friday, April 23, 2010


I stumbled upon these awesome bangles yesterday. I thought the were rings at first and decided id want them as rings. They came from a place in NY called Doyle and Doyle and i found them on this Lovely blog. Literally. Thats their name. They share such beautiful things.
Eek. If only i was a victorian princess.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


I made this video as part of my final in my Digital Media Seminar. Its pretty simple.. and not as complex as some of my other projects but i'm happy how it turned out. Enjoy! xoxo

Yahweh is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear? Yahweh is the strength of my life. Of whom shall I be afraid? Psalms 27:1

earth day.

I was going to try my best to not do more than one post today but since its Earth day i felt it was a must. So in celebration of that... here you go. I love flowers. Who doesn't? I've always been that person who buys them for themselves at the grocery store.. i did it even when i lived in the dorm. A few of my favorite flowers are Ranunculus (the 2 at the top), Anemone-Coronaria (the 3rd & 5th picture), and Poppies/wildflowers... all three types come in different shapes and form and i do like certain ones more than others but i love them all none the less.

Happy Earth Day! xoxo.

(photos via ghetty images)


My best friends boyfriend posted this on twitter this morning. Made me smile.
Have a great thursday! xoxo.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Wow am i really just now doing this? So my Brother Wesley and his now Fiance Emma (thats them at the very top) are photographers. They are so amazing and do all sorts of awesome things! They met in spanish class a few years ago.. went to Spain and fell in love. Cute huh? yeah.. they are that kind of couple you kinda look at and wonder how they are so perfect? Both speak spanish, both have an eye for photography, are trendy, and are super sweet at that. So here they are W+E Photographie. Check them out! (oh p.s they are getting married 4 months from tomorrow!? i cant wait)


I think God may or may not have put this store on earth for me...
Spool No. 72 - Clothing Company.
I saw it advertised on another blog yesterday and almost flipped out.
No joke. I didn't see anything on the website that i didn't somewhat like, and found plenty of things that i loved. The store has a hippie, native american, prairie girl feel. Exactly what i like to be in the summer time.
Mmm. Too bad i already had a birthday ;)
Today my parents are coming down to eat lunch with me at Zoe's Greek Cafe and to take a few things home. It is indeed a happy Tuesday! xoxo

Monday, April 19, 2010


So ive been cleaning out my room. Im not moving out for two and a half more weeks but my parents are down here tomorrow to get a few things since it is their spring break.
I decided I may or may not have minor characteristics of a hoarder. Haha. I mean i keep a lot of things. A lot of things i think i may need in the future. For the most part i think i only keep useful things minus things of sentimental value. Ever since i was little i looked for "treasurers" and now that i sorta have my own house to put them in i have collected quite a few. My grandkids will thank me in the future. Its the types of things i wished i had found in the attic at my grandmothers. Old notes from high school.. pictures.. And antique types of things. Going thorough all this "stuff" has not been all that bad. Its pretty organized.. well.. in a messy sort of way.. and i enjoy "finding" things again, things that make me laugh.. and finding things to throw away.. both give awesome feelings.
I found these Polaroid's in a book of Matthew and me during spring break last year in Dallas. I also found my old dance dvd's. You know what i'm going to be doing while laying in bed tonight...
and tomorrow im sure i will wake up and write about how i never should have quit dancing and how nastolgic i feel.. ha.. Lets hope that doesnt happen ;)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

How He loves.

He is jealous for me,
Loves like a hurricane, I am a tree,
Bending beneath the weight of his wind and mercy.
When all of a sudden,
I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory,
And I realise just how beautiful You are,
And how great Your affections are for me.
And oh, how He loves us so

Happy sunday! xoxo.

Saturday, April 17, 2010


my sweet friend gabrielle made me origami birds as part as a birthday surprise.
love them sitting on my bulletin board :)
they make for a fun decorative idea in the future... hmm.
happy saturday!

Friday, April 16, 2010


"Creativity takes courage." -Matisse
(So very true. Happy friday! xoxo)

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Here is my dress that Matthew sent me for my birthday. The theme he went with was buying me things i would not buy myself. I love pretending I'm a hippie because lets just face it.. in real life I'm not sadly. It came from a "real" hippie clothing place called SoulFlower.
So here i am a poser but a happy one! xoxo.


Today i'm dreaming of cool summer nights listening to iron and wine and other folk-like music. I went to the pool today alone and left after an hour of getting hot and bored. School will be over in 3 weeks and i will be free. Well sorta. This summer hopefully i will have a job in Cleveland TN and be able to send some afternoons frolicking with my best friend.
Im not sure i have mentioned this before but Iron and Wine have a special place in my heart, Sam Beam does at-least. Last summer I arrived in long beach only to find that He played at a music store down the street from my apartment. I heard about this a day too late. Sad huh!? I was devastated to know we were in the same city & i did not see him. Anyways here is a song from that day at Fingerprints music in Long Beach California that i missed.
Happy Thursday. xoxo.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


The way you loved me, you won my heart
(elle holcomb)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

products to love.

So ive always been amazed by packaging design and labeling. Also by unique design to everyday objects. For my birthday i got quit a few of these things that exemplify just that.
My sweet friend Sarah Wright got me Sprinkles cupcake mix which i told her i don't ever wan to use because the packaging is so cute! I love the tins and the label. She also got me a candle that turns into lotion after you burn it! How awesome. It also smells so amazing. Davis Ann (my roommate) got me a few things from Anthropologie. You can never go wrong shopping there for me. She got me the tiniest/cutest measuring spoons ever and an orange shaped (but green) sugar bowl. So perfect.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

day of birth.

Formal weekend was great. It was spend walking around downtown Memphis, throwing the Frisbee in the park, celebrating my birthday, and dancing all night on a river boat. Matthew made me an awesome cake that i was totally surprised by. He also picked out my formal shoes (the last picture at the bottom) because i couldn't find any in Tuscaloosa! Thought i should share since he did such a great job! He has great taste huh? Memphis is a cool place. I think that it has a bad reputation in some aspects but i was totally impressed this time i went. It has its cool spots. Anyways. Also for my birthday i got an awesome graphic design magazine, a cool hippie dress (like legit hippie dress) and a new yellow purse to replace my awesome yellow leather messenger bag that i have had for a few years that is now falling apart. I like being 22. Its not too old sounding but its not highlight year that makes you feel really young. Its a good age.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


So my birthday is next tuesday. When I went home for easter my mom gave me my birthday gifts from the family! Here are a few lovely things i recieved. I love that my mom knows to go on my wish list at Urban to buy me things. She's pretty great. I update my list on occasion because you just don't know when she will be in the mood to send me a surprise ;)
As a side note. Im going to Memphis this weekend for Matthew's formal. Hooray! Its only been 2 weeks since we saw each other but it feels like the normal 5 we usually have to wait. I'll post pictures from our weekend adventures next week!
Have a happy weekend everyone! xox0.


Ok. So my best friend sent me this website for "pretty foods & pretty drinks." Its pretty awesome. Love these unicorn cupcakes/cookies, not sure which.
(for those of you who don't know unicorn is another fun word to say)
Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

etsy love.

Joanna Goddard is a famous women in the blogger world. She does a giveaway once a week or so and this week she did a necklace from this lovely artist at postcards + love on etsy. Thought i would share. I love little dainty things.
Also if you arnt following A Cup of Joe you totally should. Its the cool thing to do ;) since that seems to be theme for today! I know i've posted 3 posts already today but its a thought sharing day i think.
Once again Happy Wednesday! xoxo