Tuesday, January 31, 2012

something old. something new.

                                                                             Source: Uploaded by user via Joan on Pinterest

                                                                             Source: urbanloft.tumblr.com via Joan on Pinterest

                                                                              Source: Uploaded by user via Joan on Pinterest

Something old.  Something new.  A perfect theme for a new look on an old read.  There's still some tweaking to do, but I think I'm liking the neat and tidy makeover.  It was time for a change; time to cut through the clutter and prioritize... kinda a nice little metaphor and something I'm working on in my life offline as well.
Now onto the next big project... 
Look at me, makin' good on those New Year's goals.
G'night all,

Friday, January 27, 2012


I know this video is from last year... but I'm swooning over it nonetheless.  It still gives me that crazy longing for spring: short skirts, lightweight fabrics and warm breezes.  Yes, please.  Just a little inspiration for your Friday morning... 
I'm hoping to tidy-up loose ends on the blog re-design today so that it's ready to roll out before the first of February.  I can't wait to see what ya'll think of the new look.  Soon.
For now, coffee and more screen time.
Happy Friday!

Friday, January 20, 2012


Meet my new laptop sleeve from Fele Case on Etsy... it's the *perfect* fit for my MacBook Air.  There's nothin' like opening mail you've been anticipating and finding that it exceeds your expectations - Thanks Eve!
I've been in my studio behind the screen ALL day so far... working on the blog makeover and HAPPY-HAPPY to say that it's this.close to being ready to launch!  That means I'm making some strides on those 2012 goals... well, there's been progress on goals #1-3 at least.
I'm calling it a day and heading for the treadmill... 
Happy Friday ya'll - Enjoy your weekend!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


I'm having a cozy sort of day... hunkered down, catching up on reading and homework.  These chilly winter days I'm all about the fireplace on, blankets, sweaters and warm beverages.  
The pics above are all from Sarah's House on HGTV (season three).  I'm certain this is her comfiest reno to-date.  It's the perfect farmhouse for a cozy country getaway... this season kinda made me wish my century-old home was in the country.  
Then again, this little town is about as quaint as you can get.
Homework day with a chai latte on order, topped off with yoga this evening... not so bad, for a Tuesday.

Friday, January 13, 2012


For whatever reason, I'm enthralled with my drop cloth today.  It has seen a lot of love, success, confusion and failure too... it's beautiful, harmonious, simple and at the same time, a bit ugly.  
A messy little metaphor perhaps.
It's Friday, so I am trying with all my might to put homework out of my mind for the day - it's been a long week and today needs to be a re-fresh sort of day.  Bring on the latte, bring on the sister visit and bring on the paintbrush.
Wish ya'll a Happy Friday,

Thursday, January 5, 2012


Sunglasses - WetSeal
Blazer - F21
T-shirt/Cardi - Urban Behavior
Jeans - AE
Boots - Aldo
It was back to school yesterday after what felt like the world's quickest Christmas break... I blame Biology for making it feel like I had never left the building (talk about picking up where you left off).  Ha.  It's good to be back though and with one less class in the line-up, not to mention grad looming in spring, it *SHOULD* feel pretty great... right?!
Side bar:  How weird is it that I can even take outfit post photos outdoors right now?... no snow and mild weather DOES NOT happen around here in January (knock on wood, etc, etc).
Anyway, I'm working on the 2012 goals post for tomorrow... It's a bit o'this, bit o'that sorta list (disorganized is how I roll).  Then it's on to homework, cleaning, laundry, groceries, the gym and all that other stuff that's just gotta be done today.
Here goes Thursday.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Lovin' this pic - everything about it: staging, colour, lighting, and of course, the dress.

                                                                           Source: anthropologie.com via Lydia on Pinterest

Monday, January 2, 2012

NYE hair.did

Approximately once a year I am inspired to actually style my hair... and it takes WAY too long, reminding me why I won't be doing that again anytime soon.  Ha.  Seriously though, it is a process to turn insane-outta-control curls into something that looks 'done.'  A process that looks like: wash, blow-dry straight, straighten with a flat iron and then re-curl into an orderly mess.  This is it kids, my very best hair.
(And no, I didn't go to a New Year's party in a hoodie, that was a whole other lot of effort, involving sequins, tights and the whole bit).
I'm still pondering the un-resolutions for 2012, but after spending ALL afternoon painting (FOR FUN), I'm at least certain of some of the aims for the year...
A proper list is in the works.
G'night Moon,