Sunday, May 6, 2012

link love 04

Hi, I'm back from my rather long hiatus with a link love! Hope everyone is enjoying the start of May flowers and warmer weather.

Love all these giveaways from oh hello friend blog! I want this camera package soooo much.

I love the succulent plant trend! Who doesn't enjoy having such a low maintenance plant you only need to water every couple of weeks? Here's a great guide from Green Wedding Shoes with a bunch of beautiful groupings and bouquets.

picture via succulents galore
Plus I adore this succulent wreath from Simply Succulents. If I had $80 I would totally pick it up!

Have a great Sunday! xoxo

Monday, March 5, 2012

dancing feet

source: flickr
How gorgeous is this Swan Lake costume from 1934? My feet are still sore from dance lessons tonight -- lessons after a two month hiatus. It didn't help that I was breaking in a new pair of ballroom shoes that left my heels and toes aching with every step!

I have never been to a ballet production, but I love the graceful dancers and the gorgeous fluffy tutus and costumes. My first real exposure to ballet was the movie Black Swan which featured the most amazing stage and costumes. Made me want to see one in real life! Even my boyfriend took ballet lessons when he was a kid. I think I'm too old and out of shape to even try (maybe one day eventually). Ballroom and swing dance are more my style anyways.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

motivate me

flickr/intertwyned photography

Hi all - it's been about a month since I last posted, but I haven't been away from the internet at all. My Tumblr has been a bit more regular with loads of images of fashion and art. But I haven't had the motivation to regularly post on my little blog at all! I've been inspired by so many blogs and people that I guess it feels a bit intimidating to even really try (I know, not a good reason!). I just wanted to thank everyone for having such wonderful photos and writing that distracts me from me. 

Hopefully back?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

february love

flickr/ alice b gardens
It's a week until Valentines Day and love is somewhere in the air. In the apartment, we're not a couple to celebrate any holiday or special occasion, but I really want to go all out this year and decorate, cook, and romance(?)/be romantic.

Today's been busy with running to the mechanic, getting frustrated, and having to try again tomorrow, but I'm glad to have someone to run around with me. And a little puppy to take along too! Enjoy the rest of the night. xoxo

Monday, February 6, 2012

tv addiction

I have to say that I'm a complete Netflix/Hulu Plus streaming addict. At the apartment, we only have about ten basic cable channels, but it doesn't matter because all the great shows arrive instantly and with no to minimal commercials through streaming.

My picks for lazy afternoon or weekend watching:

Parks and Recreation -- a show with a hilarious cast and great characters about government parks department without all the awkwardness of an older season of The Office

Breaking Bad -- a dark comedy/drama about a chemistry teacher who struggles to sell meth. It's brilliant performances by the actors and great writing makes this a must-see

David Attenborough narrated nature documentaries -- I love animals and having an intelligent and non-sensational narrator makes the beautiful shots seem so amazing and educational too

Doctor Who -- Science-fiction with a lot of campy fun and heart (and a dorky Doctor too!)

Do you have a streaming service and what shows do you recommend? I'd love to know!

Sunday, January 29, 2012


Sunday is (usually) my day of rest and I'm just trying to catch up on all my feeds on Google Reader (way over 1000 posts!). Earlier today, I went out for brunch with my friends (even one from out of town) for some gyros and fries and conversation. It feels like everyone has their own thing going on and it's nice to just hang out after a long week. Afterwards it was warm enough outside to play some 3 vs 3 ladder ball. I love little friendly outdoor competitions.

I'm a little melancholy right now; just thinking of how things have changed the past couple of months. Lots of people and friends moving and changing, but I know things will get better eventually.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

overcoming shyness

Read more of this cute booklet at tumblr/omocat. + omocat shop

I would definitely describe myself as a shy person, so I very much love this. xoxo