Thursday, January 14, 2010

Home again

I've been home from Africa since November. Words can't describe the experience I had there. I loved every minute of my time in Zambia and was not ready to come back home. Now its back to school for my last semester of college (yikes!) Getting back into the fast paced daily routine has been a shock to the system. I'm glad to be back with fam & friends but still desperately miss the Zambians that captured my heart!

To read more about my time in Zambia go here
(Joe: my favorite boy in Africa)

Monday, August 31, 2009

So sorry...

I have to apologize to the few followers that I have for not posting at all these past few weeks. I've been spending alot more time on my tumblr, better than fine, and getting ready for my upcoming trip to AFRICA in ten days! I'll be there all semester working in clinics, orphanages, and spending time in the villages. Keep me in your prayers and I'll see you come Turkey Day! Until then I'll be updating my tumblr when possible so be sure to check in for a little romance from time to time.


(photo via etsy)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Obsessions meet

I have a small obsession with mugs.
And I have a large obsession with quotes.
So this quote mug from Brookish Esty store is heaven to me!
In fact all her products are wonderful.
Be sure to check her out.

(photo via Brookish)


My friends and I have discussed moving to Seattle after graduation this spring. If we do, I want this poster!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Woodsy Wedding

Absolutely GORGEOUS wedding captured by Hugh Forte . What a perfect setting. I love the woodsy feel.

Someone once told me

SOTM is one of my newest obsessions. A new black and white photo is posted everyday with a message of what someone once told them and the story behind it. If I were to send a message it would probably have to be "follow your bliss". What would yours say?

p.s. Be sure to listen to the audio and watch the videos. Its the best part!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Your world

This is your world
Shape it
Or someone else will
- Gary Lew

(photo via weheartit)

Making the bed

I love all the different ways that jerk in the box has mixed and matched this bedroom! So creative and pretty.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Light it up

I like these antique looking lights from Michele Varian

A laugh

I could use a good laugh today

(photo via animals at the zoo)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Pretty camping

Although roughing it in a cramped and tiny tent is always loads of fun in itself, I would love to spend a night in this floral beauty!

(photo via shoptalk)

Monday, August 3, 2009

I want you back

Loving KT Tunstall's version of I Want You Back

Perfect Party!

This weekend I made two cakes for a family party and they both turned out wonderfully! The first was Dori Greenspan's Perfect Party Cake and the second was an Apricot Carrot cake from my new Sky High: Irresistible Triple-Layer Cakes (which I'm now in love with). The only trouble I had was making the buttercream frosting for the Party Cake. It looked more like soup than frosting, but after adding some confectioners sugar and mixing and mixing and mixing it finally came together. Success!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

In a box under my bed

Have you ever written a letter you knew you would never send?
There are just some things that we can't imagine someone reading. The timing is wrong. The topic is complicated. The outcome scares you to death. But there is something cathartic about pouring your heart out on an empty piece of paper that has the potential of being read by the one person you have chosen to write at the top of the page. And the letter sits in a box, or a book, or on your computer, just waiting for the day when it will be read...

Sincerely yours,

(photo via beautiful fragile)

Friday, July 31, 2009

Flying by

This week flew by! I'm thinking about coaxing a friend into taking me on a motorcycle ride tonight, then I have to make two cakes for a birthday party tomorrow, and I'm doing absolutely nothing on Sunday. What are you up to?

(photo via le love)

Thursday, July 30, 2009


I was SO happy with the outcome of the bachelorette! Ed had my heart from the beginning. What a catch! I felt horrible for Reid though, even more so than Kip (and I didn't even like him that much). Too little to late I guess. Ce la vie. Best of luck Ed & Jill! xoxo

Mini goals!

Look what I got in the mail today! Last week I was lucky enough to win marta's give away of one of mary kate's beautiful mini goals calendars! It even came in a cute personalized package with my name on it. Goals for today: unpack and workout. Thanks Marta!

(photo via marta)

Home again

I'm home from vacation and had a WONDERFUL time! The cabin we stayed at was the ultimate cabin of my dreams and I had a hard time leaving. We tubed the river, panned for gold, and did a little cliff diving. How was your week?

(photo via cowgirl blues)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Cabin vacation!

I'm leaving tomorrow morning for a beautiful trip to Tennessee with the fam! We are staying in my Uncles gorgeous wooded cabin with a perfect river for tubing right in his back yard. After this week at work I definitely need a vacation. I can't wait to have my customary plane ride gingerale! See you next week luvs!

(photo via moderniteter)

Rain rain

I wish I had this umbrella from Urban Outfitters on days like today...