Thursday, July 30, 2009

Happy Songs for a Happy Weekend!

So I got an itouch for free this week and i've been putting together a fun playlist, and I'm enjoying this one so much that I thought I'd share them with you guys for your weekend! It's a happy little playlist. I find myself either bouncing, swaying, or dancing with these songs! I hope they brighten up your weekend, because I know they'll be brightening up mine!

photo by Danielle (aka: queen's lace)

Happy Songs:
Pocket Philosopher-Mandy Moore
La Bamba -Leon Thomas
By and By - Lay Low
Grace Kelly- Mika
Mushaboom- Feist
Speeding Cars- Imogen Heap
Shine- Rosi Golan & Human
You Make My Dreams Come True- Hall & Oats
Upside Down- Jack Johnson
Pony (It's Ok) - Erin McCarley
Nothin from Nothin- Billy Preston

Vegetable Gardens and a Tree Swings

the vegetable garden:
I don't think I could eat for another month! Today I went to my grandparents house. We ate fresh vegetables picked straight from their garden (the decision to go down there was on the spur of the moment, so I didn't get a chance to grab my camera. If I had thought fast enough, I would have grabbed it and taken pictures of the garden to share with you guys..dang it.) We had black-eyed peas, corn, green beans, okra, tomatoes, and squash; the perfect southern meal. It was savory, delicious, heavenly. I enjoyed myself, because I knew it would be a while before getting to eat something so deliciously home-cooked once I got back to Savannah.

Oh yes. I can't forget., for desert, we had old-fashioned blackberry cobbler. The blackberries were picked as well right outside from the vine! I remembered to save room for it. My mouth waters thinking about how wonderful it was. Are your mouths watering yet? After we ate, my granddad wanted me to take some fresh veggies home (no hesitation there), so we went out back to the garden and picked corn, tomatoes, and peas. I can't wait to cook them! He also gave me some home-made blackberry jam he and my grandmother just made. I had a little taste-it was perfect. (Thank you both so much! I love you!)

With this, I've always wanted to have my own little garden. My goal is to eventually have one after I am settled in my own home in the future. I think gardens are wonderful and a perfectly sustainable way to live. No preservatives or pesticides, and its like your own little market in your backyard! I can't wait. Oh yes, and I found a website about organic vegetable gardening that is very informative if you want to start creating your own!

My Grandparents garden looks a little something like this one, plus corn.
Home-grown tomatoes are so sweet and juicy!

the tree swing:
Another thing that I've always wanted growning up is a tree swing. On the way back from my grandparent's house, I saw the perfect tree for a swing. I thought to myself, "If only we had had that tree in our back yard." Living in town, we don't really have wide open spaces like in the country where my grandparents live.

I got to swing on one at a family reunion we had down by a creek when I was around 7 or 8 years old. The location is vivid, but I definitely remember the swing. It was plain and simple. Some rope and part of a 2x4. You could walk the swing up a huge hill, settle yourself, and then drop. Oh, it was so fun, and I could swing so high. I loved how free I felt on the swing. The perfect technique is leaning back with your head tilted back as well. Then you close your eyes and imagine yourself flying as the breeze hits your face from the momentum. That was the best swing I'd ever been on. Oh, to find another.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Keep your eyes peeled!

Okay, so I know I've had "Coming Soon" under my portfolio tab for a little while now, but really keep your eyes peeled, because its coming! I'm so close to finishing up all of the photography for it. You can look for my work within the next week of some of the projects I've executed throughout my student career at SCAD, and there be more to come in the future.

I Adore You

I have so much random music on my ipod, there are songs on there I haven't even heard yet! I recently discovered this song on my ipod, and I can't get it out of my head! The tune warms my heart :)
This song is by Melpo Mene. The music video is fun to watch. It is an animation with illustrations and paper cut outs. Very cute.

Lost in a daydream of blue
And I feel so free
And then It's like I fall from the sky
Everything that I see is you
And you should know that I'm
Thinking about what you said
When you held my hand

Oh I adore you

Now we are older and
Things disappeared somehow
And I was thinking that maybe
We'd stand a better chance If we met today
I find myself talking to sharks
On my way to an island and still

I adore you
I adore you
I adore you

I was young I was old
And we were in we were out
I wanna see I wanna see it all
I wanna die I wanna die

sweetheart sweetheart

I thought I saw I thought I saw a light
See it now see it now

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A Pleasant Rain

Today it has been raining all day long. I got up for work this morning...rain. Leave for lunch....rain. Come back to work, and leave work... rain. It's a pleasant rain though. More like a never ending light shower. Don't you think those kinds of days are nice sometimes? Now I'm home and I really want to pop in a movie to watch with my family.

Photo by 17 yr. old Oksana a.k.a {the twinkling of an eye}

Monday, July 27, 2009


So I have a confession to make: I am a huge movie buff. If I have nothing to do, there is nothing better than popping in a movie (aside from blogging- I've actually blogged while watching a movie- multitasking) Anyways, I wanted to share with you a movie I have seen and a movie that I'm dying to see.

Julie&Julia is based off of a true story about a writer, Julie Powell, who begins blogging about reclaiming her life by cooking. She then begins a project, The Julie&Julia project: 365 days and 524 recipes. I can't wait to see how the story unfolds. I just bought the book today. I'm so exciting to read and then watch!

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day was fabulous! The movie is set in the late 1930s, so I was loving the wardrobe! Anyways, to get on with a snippet of the story, recently unemployed Miss Pettigrew (Frances McDormand) is a very modest middle-aged woman who has lacked a love life for a very long time. Serendipity comes her way when she meets Delysia Lafosse (Amy Adams) by responding to an ad for work as a social secretary. Being a famous actress during the time, Lafosse introduces Miss Pettigrew to her world of glamour and fame. From there, Miss Pettigrew's story unfolds while having a very unique time of her life.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Jenna's Picks

Just like Gap, and Banana Republic, I love J. Crew. If there's one around, I always make a pit stop. Here are a couple of Jenna's Picks. I adore each and every one. Check out their new arrivals as well. They are all lovely!

Friday, July 24, 2009

have a fun weekend!

Photo by John French

John French

So today I was browsing around at the only art store we have in my little town. I usually go to look at the posters for fun, and came a cross a gorgeous one that caught my eye of a lady in a cute little dress and a fabulous hat. I figured the era was around the 50s. The photographer of the poster I found was John French. John French was London's famous Fashion photographer in the 50s and 60s. I loved the style back then. I wish everyone dressed like that now, because everyone would look fabulous! (click images to see a larger view) For more images, click here.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Oh my! I'm in love.

Oh my. Words can't describe how in love I am with these vintage neck pieces and earrings! I want them all. I found them via twitter through Etsy itself! These pieces are done by two sisters who love vintage and handmade things (a.k.a whiteowl).

Claire Cole

I love these pieces by Claire Cole. I was so amazed at her work! She uses free stitching in her work, which is very very effective. She stitches old vintage wall paper together to create beautifully composed collages. She even stitches through porcelain. Lovely.

These illustrative pieces are gorgeous. Everything works so well together. Again, the free stitching is wonderful and adds so much to the pieces.

Finally, a break

I can finally breathe! I've been so busy with work and class that I've slacked off on posting. Today I finally get a break from all the speech writing and the loads and loads of yellow files that have to be organized. It's a beautiful day, and I'm sitting on my front porch as I type. The sun is gleaming perfectly through the flowers nestled in the window boxes hanging from the wrap-around, and there is a perfect, slight breeze blowing the ferns that are hanging above. I could sit here and watch them rock back and forth all day. I can never get enough relaxation, so when I do, I love to sit back and take it all in, drink a cup of tea, watch a favorite program, or even better, read a fabulous book.

I found this photo via Jill Clarkson. I want this cozy nook so bad. It's the perfect reading corner. I would probably find myself in it every single day reading, or blogging. I want to take all physical aspects of this image and put it right in one of the corners of my room. It would be perfect.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


This is precious. Love the dress, love the shoes, love the hat. I wish I could pull off a cute pixie cut like that.

Ooh la la... wow

Simple and fabulous

The news boy hats get me every time..

Photography by the genius Sartorialist

Monday, July 20, 2009

Gorgeous Gowns

I'm not getting married any time soon, but every girl can dream right? I found these gowns on Once Wed, and guess what!? They are all for sale.

This one's my favorite by Amsale

Perfect for the beach. Designer Nicole Miller

How can you not love them? Vera Wang