Monday, February 22, 2010

just for now

Lots of activity going on lately. My family is in town, and there's been restaurants to try out, shopping to do, babies to hold, mini reunions/late birthday parties to attend. My manager at work has been out of the office for the past week (get better soon!) and there's been extra work to cover. I'm a happy little bee (and a very behind bee too) and it's all been good, but I'm thankful for a little time to sit here and just not do much of anything. I'm ignoring everything else, just for now.

So just for now, the carpet will lay un-vacuumed, the bedroom will lay cluttered, the errands will remain un-run, and I will sit here in my fuzzy bathrobe, drink my apple tea, post some random self-indulgent pictures (and hope you like them too), browse some bloggies, and listen to Slightly Stoopid.
Music is so therapeutic for me.

Photo: Willpower

French toast kebabs!? Tasty tasty.

Photo: Us magazine online

Thursday, February 18, 2010

shameless self promotion

What's up?
I've opened up a brand new Etsy shop, selling vintage clothing. (finally) (been meaning to since...a really long time ago)
Isn't much yet, but new and fabulous additions will be coming soon, I promise.
So that's it.
I'm selling that coat up there, for one.
(As you can see, my bangs have decided to rebel against the rest of my hair. They're their own entity now, it's very frustrating. GROW already. No, faster)

the green nectarine

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

take your time

"It is a great art to saunter."
-Henry David Thoreau

"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet, and the winds long to play with your hair."

-Khalil Gibran

"Wander a whole summer if you can. Thousands of God's blessings will search you and soak you as if you were a sponge, and the big days will go by uncounted."
-John Muir

I feel that we as Americans (myself included) are so rushed. It's busy this, busy that, honking cars, screeching brakes. "I'm busy" has become a common and wildly popular response to "How are you?" (once again, myself included)

But what are we rushing to do all the time? Is it just because we're used to our lives being that way? Sometimes that makes us become inconsiderate of each other. I'm often surprised at how impatience can make one human so rude to another. I know that sometimes life gets busy, and that's okay. But I don't want to be busy just for the sake of being busy, if that makes any sense. Some things really can wait.

We're meant to enjoy life, and how can we enjoy "the little things" that are so vital to happiness if we don't stop, take a breath, and look around once in awhile?

Brighten someone's day, if you can. Sometimes all it takes is a smile.
Sit down and eat breakfast. (I've long been trying for this one)
Try doing nothing sometimes. It's hard.
Listen to music.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Lately I've been loving:
'Words with Friends' on my iPhone, watching really old (hilarious) movies, eating Quakers Instant oatmeal (Maple and brown sugar of course) with fresh blueberries, and playing Dominion with my hub (cause we're geeks like that).
Oh and I fiiiinally got my haircut today after like 9 months and I'm loving that too. Don't know why I put it off so long. It feels delightful.
What's on your 'love' list right now?

photos from here.

Weekend y'aaaall.

And big thanks to MissT for including me as one of her favorite bloggers. You're a sweetheart!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

fashion plaits

(I'm all about the wordplay) (perhaps unfortunately)

photo by Vanessa Jackman