Monday, April 18, 2011

Spring is in the air!

I am SO READY to start planting little things around my new house/apartment (only 40 days away!) I will have a bunch of herbs left over from the wedding so that should satisfy the need a bit.

(via here and here)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Beg Bicycles 

Some of you might have already seen this on Design Sponge today but it's not very often that I visit a website that I literally want everything they're selling, agree with all their design decisions, and let out little squeals of glee every time I click a link. Beg Bicycles not only sells vintage, retro bikes but all the most perfect vintage accessories for said bikes and bike outings. I mean a Tea for Two Flask? Come on. Precious.

P.S. When you add items to purchase, you add them to your "wicker basket". So adorable.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Feeling like...
Adding a touch of lace to my life

(1, 2, 3, 4)

P.S. Over the time I haven't been blogging, blogger has become WAY more user friendly which I think means I'll be blogging more often. Yay!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Back to the Future-And I'm back! 

So I thought I'd start off with something that REALLY blows my mind. Completely recapturing childhood photos years down the line. Photos by Irina Werning.

(Warning: Not all photos are "appropriate" Ya know how you take naked photos when you're a baby? Yeah 20 years later thats awkward.)

Friday, December 17, 2010

This weekend...

I plan to:
Have the 1st family dinner in a long time with the WHOLE family (yay brother!)
Visit Ryan's family at his grandparents
Go to Old St. Charles and get all Christmasy with good friends

And tonight:
Make Christmas cookies
Watch the Nutcracker (so sad that I can't watch our old VHS taped one)
Do wedding crafts!

What about you?

P.S. Feeling slightly better since the last depressing post!
(image via Pinterest)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Perfect with a capital P
(illustration by Adam Hancher)

I feel like I usually try to keep things pretty light hearted and happy here but as this last year of college is halfway over I feel the weight of the world on my shoulders more than ever before. All the things that I've cared about and invested time in over the past few years (other than Ryan, friendships and Jesus of course) are seeming like a pointless waste of time. See, I've always felt this huge pressure to really BE somebody. Being voted "Most Likely to Succeed" in high school really pierces you in the side in college. Everyone thought I had potential. I thought I had potential. I'm so ticked off at my school for not teaching me the things I wish I knew, and not guiding me toward a career path. But really who's fault is it other than mine? Never in my life have I felt less skilled, less important, and less focused.

I know you think this is the rant of any college student but this really feels like the darkest, scariest place I've ever been. I'm embarrassed to say I'm graduating with a degree in Advertising because I DON'T KNOW A SINGLE THING about Advertising. I have nothing to show for myself, no confidence in my future, and no hope of what it's going to turn into. And so I leave you with this thought...School really is a messed up system. Straight A students are never the ones that succeed. I may have passed every class with flying colors but I officially failed college.

Monday, November 22, 2010

New couch!
Well here it is. Soak it up. The beauty of our first mutual furniture purchase. The Corona sofa from Macys of all places. I love it. LOVE. I don't get to use it for 6 months but no matter! I can picture all of the exciting things that will happen on this couch. Ryan's decided to* make a movie of the couch's life with us as newlyweds watching a movie, our future huskys snuggling with us, our future kids opening christmas presents. It'll be like a part of the family.
Oh and we got it in the dark color like the chair you see. Cafe Noir. Swanky.

*"decided to" could also be replaced with "thought about briefly" or "probably won't"

Monday, November 15, 2010

Cinderella Shoes
It's probably no secret that I'm kind of obsessed with gold. So..naturally I want gold "Ever After" shoes for the wedding. Yes, I know I'm channeling my inner princess. Any opinions about these options (or where I can find exact replicas of those shoes)?

I'm kidding about the exact replicas...I think.
(via here, here, here, and here)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Visual Cookbook

This is just further proof that everything in life can be made more visually appealing. This cookbook from Ikea (..of course) is all Swedish recipies as of now but if they release an American one I am all over that.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Vintage Botanical Drawings

So inspired by botanical drawings. These were done in the 17th century and changed the face of classifying plant life. I just love the way science needs art and the other way around.
(images by Basilius Besler)

Oh and happy birthday to me! The fiance is taking me out tonight for a surprise!