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
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