Sunday, December 23, 2012

sunday quotes.

Christmas doesn't come from a store, maybe 
Christmas perhaps means a little bit more...

~ Dr. Suess

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try 
to keep it all the year.

~ Charles Dickens

Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most 
real things in the world are the things 
we can't see.

~ The Polar Express

Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, 
a special day spent in the warm circle 
of friends and family.

~ Margaret Thatcher

Friday, December 21, 2012


Thursday, December 13, 2012


gift guide.

one, two, three, four, five, six, seven

wait, it's december 13th? i'm waaay behind.

time to:

christmas shop. find my winter coat. plan NYE. get thicker socks. decorate the tree. send out christmas packages. find my snow brush. make a gift guide/wishlist.

oh right, that's what this is. check! well, here are a couple things that any girl would love - especially me ;) what's on your wishlist this year?

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


you just want a lil' snow.

Friday, December 7, 2012


tomorrow's the big day!

still need to get your christmas shopping done? come visit me & 50 other vendors at the vintage charlotte holiday market! i will be selling my prints & some cute vintage knickknacks, but you'll also find local, handmade & vintage housewares, clothing, and more :]

hope to see you there! <3  

Monday, December 3, 2012

music monday.

happy monday, friends.

this week is full of 6-3's, more prep work for the market on saturday & lots of holiday fun. we're going to a holiday party saturday night, and i will be decorating the house sunday. i'm going try and make a deal with a. - since the tree is going up a week late, we should keep it a week later in january. think he'll go for it? ;)

i've been listening to norah jones a lot lately, and i feel this song is perfect for this time of year. hope you enjoy <3 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

cyber monday special!

i am so pleased to announce that my etsy shop has been updated! 

you'll find lower prices and more photos, in addition to a cyber monday special - 25% off your entire purchase! so head on over to my shop to stock up on unique christmas gifts [and a goodie for yourself], and if you need a different size, don't hesitate to contact me :)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

current obsession.

cozy sweaters.

one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten

it's finally getting chilly in charlotte... which means all i want to do is put on a cozy over-sized sweater, grab a mug of tea & turn the fireplace on. here are some sweaters i'm crushing on at the moment :)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

pretty things.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

sunday quotes.

Success is the ability to move from failure to 

failure without losing your enthusiasm.

~ Winston Churchill

Hot coffee and cold winter mornings are two 

of the best soul mates who ever did find each other.

~ Terry Guillemets

You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you 
died each year when the leaves fell from the trees 
and their branches were bare against the wind 
and the cold, wintery light. But you knew there would 
always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow 
again after it was frozen. When the cold rains kept on 
and killed the spring, it was as though a young 
person died for no reason.

~ Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

Friday, November 9, 2012

recap friday.

hello, friends.

although today is friday, it's like a monday for me - the start of another crazy week of seven full days at the store, and lots of side-work in between. adam and i were lucky enough to get away for a couple days, though, before the madness started. we visited the biltmore & grandfather mountain's mile-high bridge. have you ever been? it was lovely, but very scary since it was extremely windy that day.

anyway, here are a couple photos from the past couple weeks. hope you enjoy <3

Thursday, November 8, 2012

yes we did.

happiness, relief, hope.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

an explanation.

many of you may have noticed that my social media platforms have been a bit quiet for the past couple weeks. though i have been trying to limit my time on the interwebz, this isn't the only reason for my silence.

i got a new job.

when adam and i found out we were moving to the south, we only had two weeks to find an apartment & get everything packed up. so, i just decided to transfer with starbucks because a] it was easy and b] it ensures a paycheck. although i love free coffee [who doesn't?], my heart wasn't in the job & i couldn't see myself wanting to move up in the company. so after a month of getting settled here, i started thinking about what i am good at, what i love & what i would want to dedicate myself to.

i love photography, but it takes a long time to get established in a new location. and though i hate to admit it, i was having some serious doubts about my photographs and my abilities.
i love event planning, but i didn't want to be an intern anymore. i would love to start my own company, but i feel i don't have enough experience or overhead yet. and though i had an amazing time planning this event freelance, i was looking for something more stable.

then i found the job. merchandising team lead at urban outfitters.

i love clothes. i have loads of experience in retail. i love visual displays and design. and, i'm detail-oriented.
it was perfect.
and it is perfect.
i've been at UO for almost a month and i am loving every second of it <3

so there's my explanation.
i still need time to balance everything out, but, i'm here and i'm not going anywhere :)

Friday, October 26, 2012

recap friday.

long time, no see.

don't worry - i'm still here. just been a little busy & tired. and honestly, i haven't been online as much as i normally am. it's been nice. 

hope your week was swell. here's a small glimpse into mine.

1. dessert before dinner.

2. clearance goodies from macy's.

3. autumn is finally arriving in north carolina.

4. sunday hikes <3 

5. ash looking cute & sitting like a human.

have a great weekend, everyone. i'll be back soon. promise <3 

Saturday, October 13, 2012


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

ampersand love.

i love ampersands. obviously. so when i saw via twitter that grace bonney just posted about these beautiful wooden ones, i knew i had to share.

bonus? they're only $15 right now. 

well, what are you waiting for? get to shopping! and pick one up for me, will ya? :)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

sunday quotes.

"I have found that, just as in real life, imagination 

sometimes has to stand in for experience."

~ Steve Martin

"Know this: Our problems can be solved. Our challenges 

can be met. The path we offer may be harder, but it 

leads to a better place."

~ President Obama

"Accept who you are, and revel in it."

~ Mitch Albom

"Believe in yourself. Dream. Try. Do good."

~ Mr. Feeny

Saturday, October 6, 2012

i hiked in my tom's.

when i put this list together back in may, i really had no idea what hiking entailed. in my head, it basically involved ugly hiking boots, sweating, bugs and wheezing - all of which i hated. but, i figured that a lot of people loved doing it, so i should experience it.

so on thursday, a. and i packed our bags and headed two and half hours northwest to asheville. our first stop? chimney rock state park.

chimney rock [where the flag is] is approximately 2,280 feet high. no, we didn't climb that.. we took the elevator up and then climbed to exclamation point - a .7 mile/150 foot uphill hike. pretty difficult, but well worth it.

after our hike, we spent the afternoon in chimney rock, and the evening and following morning in asheville. on our way back home, we stopped at dupont state forest.

i have never seen waterfalls up close [except niagara falls, if you can count that], so i was super excited to see triple falls. the clincher, though? parts of the hunger games was filmed there! yes, i am a geek. 

the hike was about a mile round trip - and then we decided to climb some of the rocks. can you find me? :)

so yes, there was some sweating and some bugs - but no wheezing and no ugly hiking boots. i did it all in my tom's! and you know what? i loved it. i am already trying to persuade a. to go hiking with me once a week :)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


autumn, to me, is harry potter.


Monday, October 1, 2012

music monday.

happy monday, dears.

today calls for photo editing, yoga & mexican hot chocolate because it's cool and rainy - an actual fall day in my neck of the woods! i love it.

this music monday post comes from delta rae. if you've never listened to them, you're missing out. they are raw, deep & super fun. this is their first single and my favorite of theirs.


delta rae ~ bottom of the river

Saturday, September 29, 2012

pop art.

a dabbled in a lil' pop art tonight.

industrial warhol? 
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