a few photos...

here are a few photos of mike and i before i headed to work last night to tie you over until i can get a good update in tonight! i promise to update about the past few days, i've just been a busy busy bee! hope you all had a lovely holiday and are gearing up for the new year! i'm going to make this one a good one! <3


Merry Christmas!

Sorry to be one of fifteen million blogs to crowd up your reading space with a text-only post but I wanted to say Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Friday, or whatever it is for whatever you celebrate before heading off to be with my extended family! I have so many great things in store for you with the new year so be ready!


Things I Love Thursday! (photo edition)

How To Pick Yourself Up Off The Floor

♥ Immerse yourself in something positive. Volunteer at a no kill animal shelter. Read to the elderly. Start an art project. Do something to create a positive influence for yourself. Negative thoughts and places are dangerous when you’re down.

♥ Stop letting yourself only see the negatives when you look in the mirror. I used to always think “I’d be acceptable looking if I lost 10 pounds and my skin was better.” and that’s all I saw. I saw the negatives first and I almost never saw the positives. What do you like about yourself? What good things to others see in you? Why are you unique? How are you beautiful?

♥ Avoid negative people for a while. It’s best to cut those people out all together, but that’s not always possible. Just take a break. You’re weak right now and you need to avoid people who will further bring you down.

♥ Don’t be afraid to take it easy and don’t beat yourself up for it. Just like if you had a cold, you’d try to make yourself feel better with medicine, rest, and good eating habits. You’re under the weather right now, just not physically. Do things you like, surround yourself with people you love, and don’t forget to fill your life with positive energy 24/7.

♥ Try something new. Change up your hair or your clothes. Stop listening to music that reinforces how you’re currently feeling. Stop watching sad movies.

♥ Buy a blank notebook. Draw a huge heart on the cover. Don’t write anything negative in here. If you need another outlet, make a separate notebook. This one is all about love, personal growth, and getting back up. Fill it with beautiful images, reaffirming thoughts, and quotes. Write in it every day, and each day write one thing you’re grateful for in your life.

♥ Get on a healthier path. Stop eating junk food. Quit smoking. Cut back on sugar. Start exercising. Get plenty of sleep. Buy some daily vitamins and drink a lot of tea each day. Replace unhealthy foods with plenty of fruits and vegetables and drink TONS of water.

♥ Pick up a new skill and refine it.

♥ Go to the bookstore and navigate yourself to the self help section. Choose a book that appeals to you the most and best applies. Read it and then go back for another.

♥ Dedicate at least two hours of your day to yourself. This is your writing, thinking, and growing time. You’re on a mission, you need time to complete it.

♥ Find someone you can talk to. Have deep conversations with them.

♥ Do not let yourself sink into your old habits even when you start to feel better. If you fall of the wagon, get right back on it.

♥ Make a list of your negative traits that you feel can be improved. Work on them one by one.

♥ Don’t be that person who’s always complaining or upset. When you talk to people, be positive. Find the good in every situation and point it out.

♥ Never be embarrassed or afraid to admit that you’re not the strongest right now. Be honest. Everyone’s been there. Don’t hide behind a mask.

♥ Don’t jump into new relationships or cling on to people for stability. Be your own rock.

♥ Be open. Try new things. Go out and do something. Meet new people. Explore opportunities.

Quoteeeeeee Overload!

"I heard what you said. I’m not the silly romantic you think. I don’t want the heavens or the shooting stars. I don’t want gemstones or gold. I have those things already. I want…a steady hand. A kind soul. I want to fall asleep, and wake, knowing my heart is safe. I want to love, and be loved."
Shana Abé


Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, it’s unlikely you will step up and take responsibility for making it so. If you assume that there’s no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, there are opportunities to change things, there’s a chance you may contribute to making a better world. The choice is yours."
Noam Chomsky


"You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts."
Kahlil Gibrán


"Everybody is a genius. But, if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing that it is stupid"
Albert Einstein


"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are."
Erick S. Gray


"I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain."
-Frank Herbert, Dune


"There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be…"
John Lennon


"I don’t know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change."
Nicholas Sparks


"Excuse me Reverend, as long as two people love each other, I don’t think God cares whether they have the same who who or ha ha."
Marge Simpson


"I must say a word about fear. It is life’s only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life. It is a clever, treacherous adversary, how well I know. It has no decency, respects no law or convention, shows no mercy. It goes for your weakest spot, which it finds with unnerving ease. It begins in your mind, always … so you must fight hard to express it. You must fight hard to shine the light of words upon it. Because if you don’t, if your fear becomes a wordless darkness that you avoid, perhaps even manage to forget, you open yourself to further attacks of fear because you never truly fought the opponent who defeated you."
Yann Martel, Life of Pi


"Going to church doesn’t make you any more a Christian than going to the garage makes you a car."
Laurence Peter


"It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it."
Lou Holtz


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Two-Day Recap!

I suppose I'll use this entry to update about the occurrences of yesterday and today. Yesterday we woke up (10 again. gah!) and headed out to do all the errands we didnt manage to do on Monday. we were all over the place. the mall, walmart, barnes & nobel, etc. I managed to finish all my christmas shopping though! I had a beautiful family tree-thing engraved for my Nana and finished up the stockings for the dogs (yes, i'm one of THOSE people). we ate at genghis grill for lunch AGAIN.. the second time in 3 days. haha we came back home around 5pm and were EXHAUSTED. we did the usual routine. i took care of blog stuff, we baked yummy cookies, we made dinner, big ol' bubble bath and then we watched 500 days of summer. we've gotten pretty routine in watching a movie every night before bed. i like it. I let yesterday stress me out a lot for no reason. I started thinking about NYC and BUST and my career, i freaked myself out. i received my internship evaluation in the mail from BUST and i got nervous. luckily it said wonderful things and then i cried. i cried a lot yesterday. it was just one of those days i suppose. i was happy, but at the same time i was so worried that i wouldn't get a job at BUST and if you know me at all, you'll know that that is the single publication i am INCREDIBLY passionate about. sometimes my thoughts wander but when i pick up an issue its like it smacks me in the face and screams 'YOU NEED TO WORK FOR THIS PUBLICATION!' bleh. i'm going to own my 2nd internship this summer though. every ounce of passion i have will be poured into that office.

after cookies and baths and dinner and the movie, i managed to lay in bed with mike and just start sobbing. lordy. i think it frightened him a little at first but it was like i was feeling all of these emotions and all i could do about it was cry. i was happy... SO happy... but the only way i knew how to convey that was to sob like a fresh-from-the-womb baby. it was one of those self-realization moments... where you just KNOW. needless to say yesterday was a ridiculously emotional day. i was drained. so we slept.

this is what i wore yesterday: i didnt want to wear jeans but mike suggested that i do... so i obliged. i felt awkward all day but whatever.

Outfit Details:
Shirt: Forever 21 ($25)
Cardigan: Wet Seal ($20)
Jeans: Charlotte Russe ($30)
Shoes: Flip Flops from Old Navy ($2.50 holla!)
Necklace: For Love 21 ($8)

Here was my yummy food from Genghis Grill. You can see Mike's in the background too haha We're both huge fans of the mongolian stirfry.

Mike while we were waiting for our food at lunch.

And a few pictures of lazy baby G last night. she was sooo dead to the world!

The alarm was set for 10am yet again but i so cleverly turned it off and we woke up at 11:30. Much to mike's surprise, that is. I woke up to the sad realization that today was again "just one of those days"... One of those days where I doubt myself and I hate the way I look, etc etc. I'm not sure why. Granted, we all have those days, I know. But I was just sad for no real reason. I felt bad because it's been apparent all day. Mike even asked me in a store what was wrong several times and I finally just said "I just don't like me today"... meh. I guess I'm just ready for today to be over :) We got ready, headed out and went to Green Hills Mall where I bought him an iPhone 3g for Christmas at the Apple store. he was able to upgrade so it was way cheaper. We got the heck out of that mall because its way too dangerous for my bank account. We went to Nashville West where I took my curtains back to World Market that were a few feet too long. Then we headed to his house so he could pack his bags for his Christmas visit to his family's place. We came back to Franklin and ate a super late breakfast/late lunch/early dinner at Garcia's. His brother, Ryan, came to join us. I suppose we were there for a little over an hour or so and they dropped me off at my place and now i'm getting ready to head to my parents'. gah. go go go! I have so much to pack and get sorted and organized and loaded into the car... not to mention Georgia has to fit in there, too. bleh! having a tiny two-seater car is NOT practical people! especially when you dont have a trunk!

Here's what I wore today...

Outfit Details:
Dress: Rodarte for Target ($40)
Tights: Walmart ($5)
Cardigan: Charlotte Russe ($24)
Shoes: Vintage from Southern Thrift ($8)
Headband: Charlotte Russe ($6)

I think Mike might come back before we both head out (I'm making him a cd) and we might take a nap. I dont know why i'm so beat! I hope you're all having a fantastic Wednesday!


ps; whoever left this in my formspring, THANK YOU. so so so much. I read it last night after I had my little breakdown of the sorts and it seriously made me feel a million times better. those are SUCH kind words for someone to say, especially when you merit no recognition for them (anonymous). i've never purposely ignored someone who has sincerely tried conversing with me, so please say hello! i'm so sorry if i've missed you in the past! thank you again!

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Questions Answered: Round Three!

(follow up to Round One and Round Two)

1.) I know this may be too personal, but I'll stretch the limit since people do it to me all the time, but what was your childhood like? I've always been interesting in how people grew up and what they've become.
Hmm.. my childhood. it was an interesting one (who's isn't?!)… it was really just my mom and myself… my dad kind of blew us off early on so he was in and out of my life the whole time. i went 7 years without seeing him once, and ever since i was 13 its been a very turbulent relationship. i haven't seen him in a year and a half and honestly, things are better this way. it was my ultimate decision. my mom and i fought A LOT. i mean, i guess you could expect that… i was an angry angry child… soooo much pent up emotion and anger towards my father but i'd take it out on her (unaware at the time that this was the reason). but over the years things got way better. by the time i moved out on my own, we had become best best best friends. and to this day she's STILL my very best friend on the planet. i can't go a single day without talking to her and when im in nyc i call her about 5 times a day. she's the most amazing woman on the planet and i'm so thankful for her. the rest of my childhood was just spent playing with the neighborhood boys. i was the only girl on the block so i'd have to play tag, hide & go seek and football. i loved it. i was a realllll tomboy for a long time. SUPER tomboy. i would dry-heave at the thought of a dress. true facts. but as i got older i started to reallyyyyy get feminine. and now i dry heave at the thought of jeans and i only wear dresses. amazing how things change, huh? i played sports my entire life. cheerleading from 4 yrs. to 14, volleyball from 13 to 18, and softball from 4 to 18. it was good stuff :D

2.) what exactly happened with you and adam? you say you stuck by him through the good the bad and the ugly? can you say what exactly happened it a sort of detailed nutshell?
it's about 3 hours after i originally posted this and i'm changing my answer. i removed everything i typed for a reason... i'm beyond happy with the relationship i'm currently in... happier than i've ever been in my entire life in any relationship... so with that being said, i know what happened with Adam and our falling out was supposed to happen. my relationship with him was meant to end. it was meant to end so that this could begin again. had it not been for the sequence of events in both mike's life and my own, we never would have found each other again. i'm happy and content with the way things turned out so i can only hope that adam finds someone who he's willing to be 100% honest with 100% of the time. he has the potential to be a wonderful person and a great companion... it just wasn't supposed to be me. so i end any and all things that i've ever said about him in a negative light on that note. if you missed my original answer, i apologize. but i suppose thats really just history. and that shall stay there. thanks for understanding :)

3.) How were you different when you were 16-19? Were you ever rebellious? Were you scene? Did you date a lot of guys?
man oh man oh man! boy was i ever different! in high school i definitely went through the scene phase… but it was the front end of it. like, my 9th grade through 11th grade years (2002 - 2004). not like scene is today. but i definitely did it. i remember my myspace name was "x kaelah cutthroat x at one point HAHAHAH SOMEONE ACTUALLY CAME UP TO ME AT A SHOW AND REFERRED TO ME AS THAT! WTF?! im glad i got over it. i was never really "rebellious"… i never even drank until new years of my senior year. i've only ever tried pot (and that wasn't until i was in college).. nothing else. and i don't drink OR smoke OR do any drugs or anything anymore. but i deffff had my "~wild" stage the summer after moving out on my own. i was from a tiny town so you can imagine the slight culture shock of moving to franklin/nashville, etc. coming and going as i please, all that jazz. i dated a ton of guys that summer. i never tied myself down to anyone for long. i dated mike that year, too, the first time. but it was in my freshman year that i met adam, so we dated for 3 years and only recently split. i've been with mike ever since. granted during the time that adam and i were off and on over this past year, i dated a lot of dudes, but it was nothing serious and it wasn't sleeping around or anything of the sort. just casual dating. :)

4.) My hair is fine and I don't know a thing about styling my hair! What should I do with it? I usually just put it up in a ponytail and call it a day.
lordy girl my hair is super fine too! i mean it is thinnnnnnnnerrr than bible paper! gah! its frustrating, right?! theres so much you can do for it. dirty it up a little bit and curl it, scrunch it loosely with rave hairspray, etc! i could maybe give you better ideas if i had a picture of it? i don't have to show it to everyone, but if you'd like i can post it on here and people can give their suggestions! you can block out your face if you want to, or not if you don't haha :D but it could be helpful!

5.) Do you feel like boys are better friends than girls?
not necessarily. granted i grew up with nothing but guys around so i just came to know how to be "one of the boys", but truth be told, as mike just said to me (i read this question to him) i'm SOOOOO not a fan of passive aggression… and 75% of girls are nothing but passive aggressive. like… if something's bothering you, speak up. don't get snarky behind backs and sneer and chit chat amongst people who aren't even involved… just man up, grow some balls and stand up for yourself you know? i have lots of girl friends now (more than ever before, actually), but i also have lots of dude friends. i just like being able to relax and kick it with the boys sometimes. luckily the girls i'm friends with here in franklin have the mental attitudes of guys so they don't let petty drama seep in anywhere, its so nice :D

6.) What are your biggest pet peeves?
WHEN I CAN HEAR PEOPLE EAT! OH. MY. LORD! YOU HAVE NO IDEA! mike was eating something earlier and i could hear him chew and i just shot him the death glare… I CANNOT STAND IT! i feel like it makes me a bad person because i'm so intolerable of this.. but whatever. and when people scrape their forks and spoons in their bowl/plate… HELLO! FOOD WILL NOT MAGICALLY REAPPEAR BECAUSE YOU ARE SCRAPING TO THE BOTTOM OF THE EARTH! YOU ATE IT ALL, PLEASE STOP NOW! typically thats really it. i just hate hearing people eat food. :) [/end rant!]

7.) what's your favorite thing about yourself?
physically, mentally, etc? physically i like my lips. i love the shape and the slight pout. idk i just like them. and mentally…. my new optimistic attitude that i've managed to find over the past year or so. seriously… i'm able to hand stress and stuff SO MUCH BETTER. its so nice! :D thanks for asking this though.. sometimes i only concentrate on the negative stuff (i have my days where i doubt myself substantially) but this question helped me realize that i need to use that new optimism and focus on the good :D

8.) You wear your style with such confidence, are you confident with the way you look? I mean i know everyone has some flaws, but explain how you feel overall.
like i said in the question above, i def have days where i just doubt myself completely. i get super self conscious and i'm worried about how i look to other people and how i feel about myself… whether its body issues or intellectually… sometimes i just do not feel up to par. sometimes i wear things that even I am like WTF AM I WEARING?! AM I REALLY GOING TO ATTEMPT THIS?! but i just do it… the key is to fake it until you make it. even if you're questioning what you're attempting to do… don't ever let anyone else know that. don't let anyone else see the insecure side of you because then they'll focus on it. if you make them think that you're nothing but confident, they'll never second guess you. i promise this is true. how do you think i made it through high school and managed to snag Best Dressed senior year? i promise… some of the crap I wore makes me cringe to this day! :D

Feel free to ask me anything HERE... i'll be happy to answer them <3


Tattoo Tuesday! (My Edition)

In my formsprings I received lots of questions about my own tattoos, their meanings, etc, and was asked if I'd care to share. So here they are... in all their glory. I'll start with the oldest and work my way to the more recent...

My first tattoo was a sparrow on my right hip done on my 18th birthday. The colors are blue, green and orange... no significance to the colors really. Cliche but whatever, the bird symbolized my ~freedom and all that jazz.. you know, where you think you own the world when you're 18 haha i love my little bird though. I typically forget I even have him. (March 2006)

My 2nd (and 3rd, i guess) tattoos came in August of 2006, when I was first dating Mike (he sat with me at the shop and held my hand the entire time haha crazy!). They say Art and Love on each of my feet. The plan was based off MeWithoutYou's "god is love love is real" but "art is love love is real" i just never finished it because i didnt care for the way he did the lettering. therefore my current artist will be covering both of them up with traditional roses, etc etc etc. it will be one of my first ventures after i finish my full sleeve.

In April of 2007 I got the first Kurt Halsey piece on my upper arm. The "There are places and there are opportunities" piece with the 2 kids, etc etc etc. Then slowly I started realizing I wanted to make it a half sleeve so I added 3 other Kurt pieces plus the pigs from "Numb" (one of his pieces) and it was completed in October of 2007. The first picture of this sleeve is after 5 sessions. I did 7 or 8 sessions total.

The text on the bottom reads "this song means an entire city to me"

The whole meaning behind the sleeve is representative of the fact that I KNOW i'll be up & leaving tennessee... there are bigger things for me out there and thats the plan (obviously, since i've already migrated to NYC). We colored the suitcase yellow because I have a fascination with vintage luggage. The first piece i ever bought was a super beat up yellow set from goodwill and i cherish it to this day. I guess its just a reflection of knowing I'll have to say goodbye to my home state to find things that are right for me. Pre-nostalgia if you will.

The last day of January this year (January 2009) I got my chest piece by Jason Smith (my current artist) because he was one of my best friend's artists. I got "Alis Volat Propriis" which is Latin for "She Flies With Her Own Wings"... as soon as I saw the quote (and translation), i KNEW exactly what I wanted on my chest. I'd always wanted a chest piece but committing to something there is a hefty decision. This was perfect and i think it sums me up to the T. It's a direct reflection of myself and how my mother raised me. I love love love it.

This is the top of my full sleeve on my right arm. It was started in March of 2009 by Jason. I wanted a traditional-style ship and the quote "I cannot change the direction of the wind but i can adjust my sails" to symbolize my positive and optimistic attitude on life. You can't control what life deals you but attitude means everything.

Basically if you wanted me to break it down, the boat symbolizes me and the lighthouse up in the dark stormy clouds symbolizes my mother (the top half sleeve is pretty much dedicated to her). She's always been my "guiding light" (*cue cheesy music*) and I know that I can always count on her to guide me the right way.

On the inside of the half sleeve is my mom's portrait. It's her senior portrait from 1978 and it totally resembles Axel from Guns 'n Roses... my mom was a badass! It's inside a baroque frame because they're my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE. we still have to finish out the detail on her portrait and then we're coloring in teh frame the same color as the bottom of the boat. we're just letting my inner arm rest because it's not hte most pleasurable experience.

The newest edition was to take my half sleeve into a full sleeve. I've already raved on my insane love for cephalopods and all things octopus related so I got one on my forearm. The swirls behind it is an ink cloud. We're coloring him orange/maroon/purple and then on my inner forearm is a treasure chest and we still have to outline the compass too.

Last tuesday we worked for 3 hours on the ink cloud alone. and my arm is NOTTTT having it. man oh man its healing horribly. my arm is not a fan of black but whatev, we'll just make it work! go over it again! haha I was supposed to sit yesterday but i just did nottt have time :(

so thats where i'm at currently with tattoos. and believe me i wont be stopping anytime soon. in the works: my feet coverups, a tribute to my nana & papa on each calf, a big ass sweet shark tattoo on my ribs/side, probably something else on my left forearm, etc etc etc. its never ending.

i love all of my work and i can't wait to get more.

if you have any questions about any of them feel free to ask. i didnt go into *too* much detail and i know photobooth pictures suck but i still haven't found my card reader. bleh!

do you have any tattoos? if so, what of and where? what do they mean?

xo happy tattoo tuesday!


So Mike and I did this thing this morning, where we set an alarm for 10am, thinking we'd be responsible adults and wake up.. yeah... I turned that crap ooooffffffff. It didnt even phase him but when he shook me awake at 10:30am, i wanted to throw fists. Mannnn I just wanted to sleep. But lazybones had to get out of bed We got ready for the day, I made breakfast and coffee and off we went! We left at noon and didn't arrive back home until 8pm... we drove about 100 miles... but never got farther than 5 miles from my door... truth. We were go go go! Mall, walmart, lunch at Blue Coast (yumm veggie burritos & fruit tea!), tj maxx, best buy, kroger, liquor stores, shell stores, coldstone, j alexanders, man oh man it was never going to end! but enough of the grumble, it was a wonderful day and productive (though I still have a list over a mile long.... bleh! ha) Here's what I wore:

Outfit Details:
Dress: Target (Clearance! $14 hayyy!)
Tights: Target ($7)
Shoes: Charlotte Russe ($33. New & got 'em them in black too!)
Brooch: Forever 21 ($5)
Headband: Charlotte Russe ($6)
Cardigan: Forever 21 ($30-ish?)

and another photo of mike and myself.

another new charm came in! My lighthouse! It matches the lighthouse tattoo i have on my upper arm of my sleeve! yay!

So.. I feel like I should explain something really quickly... I LOVE PARTY DRESSES. i'm serious. i look for any excuse to buy one. I have an entire closet full of them. And I love Jessica McClintock dresses for the price! gah! So I stumbled upon the black one in Macy's and fell in LOVEEEE! It was 25% off so naturally I had to have it. We ran back to the JM store so i could see what else was available then i fell in love with the pink one. It's almost a throwback 50's style but still modern and adorable. not to mention its my FAVORITE SHADE OF PINK EVER! i tricked mike into going back to macy's with me and i bought the black one too. it was $195 in the store, $155 in macy's, 25% off that, then i saved AN EXTRA 40% with my Macy's card. I GOT THE $200 DRESS FOR $80! win! the pink one was $150 but I'm in love with it and i'll wear it tons. Mike literally wanted to physically remove me from the mall. Tell me what you think... The pink one I'll wear to my extended family Christmas, and then the black one is for New Years :D

then I tried on this adorable dress at Macy's, too. It was $45 and way too big in the actual waist of it so I couldn't get myself to buy it. Although i did indeed love it. I wish it would've fit better.

We ate vegan spring rolls and lo mein for dinner and I ran a bubble bath and then i used an entire 70 oz thing of bubble bath in the running water.... then i used the jets in my jacuzzi... turned ALL THE WAY ON.... the bubbles overflowed my entire bathroom. it was like one of those movies where you see all the suds spew out of the washer.. yeah, that happened. IT WAS AWESOME. and i plan on doing it again tomorrow. so i will take photographic evidence of this. hahaha it was SO MUCH FUN.

now we're going to crawl into bed and watch The Hangover because Mike has never seen it and I finally got my hands on a copy at Best Buy. 500 DAYS OF SUMMER COMES OUT TODAY! Totally going to go buy it when we wake up! Tomorrow is going to be SO HECTIC AGAIN! but it'll be well worth it!

Happy Monday. Or should I say Tuesday?! <3 Questions Round 3 coming tomorrow I hope!




ITS ABOUT TIME, AMIRIGHT?!?! so I didn't have time to do any album art for this one, i'm sorry! and honestly, it was thrown together last minute but they're all fantastic songs and hopefully i'll be over the whole holiday hullabaloo by next monday! we've literally been going non-stop all day! but i'll save that for our daily roundup!

here's the tracklisting for the album!

12-21-09 MIXTAPE!
(Click On Title To Download)

o1) YACHT - Psychic City
o2) CARBON LEAF - What About Everything?
o3) FROU FROU - It's Good To Be In Love
o4) MARGOT & THE NUCLEAR SO & SOs - Skeleton Key
o5) KINGS OF CONVENIENCE - I'd Rather Dance With You
o6) YACHT - Your Magic Is Real
o7) THROW ME THE STATUE - Moonbeams
o8) BEACH HOUSE - Heart And Lungs

Enjoy! Let me know how you like it! Songs #1, #2 and #4 are my favorites currently!



Maybe I should start where I left off... last night I had to work so off I went... the weekend grind. I guess I shouldn't complain TOO much... I mean, I only work 10 hours a week. I definitely feel sympathy for retail workers this time of the year. My heart goes out to you if you're one of them! Having to bear the brunt of holiday frustrations, then following it up with less-than-satisfied shoppers who return almost everything they're given. my oh my! the bar is an interesting place this time of year. We stayed fairly busy, which was good, because the night FLEWWWW. However the end of the night wouldn't be the same if we didnt have a huge fight break out. Luckily I was able to calm some people down and after explaining it to my mother, I dont feel like typing it all out again. haha.

Here are two pictures from last night. I was trying to decide at work if I liked my hair better down, or with my bangs up in a pomp. Everyone seems to choose pomp, but i really just feel like i have a seventeen-head haha. awkward, i know.

I sped home and Mike was already asleep. He had tried fixing my sewing machine while I was at work but no dice! Sad! We both went straight back to sleep and I slept an amazing 10 hours. gosh! We finally got up at 1pm. Sooo lazy! It made up for my lack of sleep Friday night. We got dressed and went about our day. Went to PetSmart (where a Chinese Crested bit Georgia on the face! She was bleeding so we brought her home), went back out and went to Lowe's where I bought my parents a giftcard seeing as their week can't be complete without a trip there (they're currently remodeling so it'll come in handy). After Lowe's we went and ate at Genghis Grill (mongolian stirfry) because 1) i love it 2) mike had never eaten there before and 3) it's super easy to eat vegan/vegetarian there. He loved it and we went to the mall. Mike bought some new plugs and I got two new pairs of shoes (I'll post photos soon!). (I feel like this post is like the Asian lady at the drive-thru in Dude, Where's my Car?... "and thennnn.... and thennn..... and then and then and then!" haha). We went to walmart and got some groceries, some yummy new hazelnut candles, etc etc, then Target where we bought Four Christmases. Now we're at home where we made dinner and we're about to watch the movie. We were going get The Hangover, too, but it's sold out EVERYWHERE! GAH! I mean i know it's a good movie people, but dannng!

Here's what I wore today (excuse my faces in the photos, i look absolutely stupid haha) And a picture of mike, too! So you can put a face with the name. yay!

Several people have said in the formspring that they like when I post outfit photos and a run-down of where everything is from, so please excuse the fact that they're iphone photos, i just dont have the patience to get my tripod and all that jazz, and granted I could have mike take them, but i lost my memory card reader for my camera. need to buy a new one this week!

Outfit details:
Dress: Target ($20! win!)
Tights: Target ($7)
Flats: Walmart ($9)
Cameo Brooch: Forever 21 ($5)
Headband: Charlotte Russe ($6)

Here are some ridiculous photos of baby G about three minutes ago... What can I say? I'm a proud Mama Bee!

Peep the cut on her lip from the mean mean dog at PetSmart today. :( Georgia has NEVER snapped at anyone, any dog, any cat, any animal EVER. She's soooo friendly so she wanted to say hello to this dog and it just flipppped its lid. sad baby G. luckily she isn't actually hurt. It never really even fazed her.

Now we're going to go watch our movie! Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon are hands down two of my absolute favorite actors ever! I love this movie.

Who are some of your favorite actors? And what are your favorite movies?!

xo happy sunday!