Thursday, July 31, 2008

little things that make me happy today.

01. the carmel macchiato that my co-worker brought me in this morning unexpectedly! YUM.
02. being so absolutely genuinely happy for another person.
03. still messing around with picnik. {see a few more here.}

04. trying to decide what to get brian for…
Wednesday, July 30, 2008

just us {cont.}

Remember a few weeks back when I told you about our wedding gift from my aunt & uncle?? A custom silhouette painting from Chicago Contemporary Art! This is their most popular piece that you might recognize. Anyway, we just got an e-mail from the…
Tuesday, July 29, 2008

come fall.

I have been eyeing this bag for weeks....

....periodically clicking on the link in my favorites and admiring how amazing it would be come fall. My luck changed the other day when I checked on it and it was listed as on sale! I found it at a local dep…


I will start by telling you about my darling Caitlin. Caitlin and I have been friends since forever; since we were little tots having tea parties with our dolls. She is practically my sister and always will be; our families are basically intertwined…
Monday, July 28, 2008


For those of you browsing my current happenings in Google Reader, pop out for a second and notice the new header! I messed around in Photoshop for a bit on Saturday morning and came up with it. Fairly simple, but I love that picture of us. I worked …

hello miss lady.

At last, we finally had a bit of "normalcy" this weekend; and we took full advantage. Friday night we met up at Aaron & Kathy's place and chit-chatted, ate, and drank some brewskies before heading to our late showing of Stepbrother…
Friday, July 25, 2008

happy weekend.

See ya Monday!



Hopefully my plans for this weekend will infact remain the same as how I actually spend my weekend {not like last weekend}...... including carnivals; family time; ferris wheels; rolling rocks; funnel cakes; visiting grandma; stepbrothers; lots of la…
Thursday, July 24, 2008

i am...

I am worried about my grandma.

I think that I am very blessed.

I know my husband is my best friend.

I want to be a mother someday.

I have an amazing group of friends and family.

I wish that we had no debt.

I hate negativity.

I miss my childhood.

I fear not …

flickr me.

As if I'm not already obsessed over flickr enough, ambika at (into) the fray posted a series of questions to answer about yourself, via flickr images. Here is my resulting mosaic:

The images are from the first page of results from these questions…
Wednesday, July 23, 2008

on tap.

This is the most amazing thing I have seen in quite some time.

I want one. Thanks Orange!

{cinema} craze.

The best movies always come out during the summertime.. but this summer seems to be jam-packed with must sees. So far we've been able to catch The Happening; Wall-e; and The Dark Knight. See my quick review for The Happeninghere {I loved it}. I …
Tuesday, July 22, 2008

happy things.

I haven't had to try this hard to be happy for quite some time. But I just can't tell you enough how much I hate being sad. While I know that there is nothing that can replace this sadness right now- I am really trying to focus on the positi…

in my bag.

Artsyville blogged this earlier this week and I think it's a good cheer-me-up right now. I'm always getting comments on my huge bags; so for all of who ever wondered what the heck is in there....

This is the bag I'm carrying today:


a {single} day.

This print via artsyville speaks volumes about my world right now. Thank you all so much for your kind words and thoughts.
It means so much to me. There is really no update... my grandma is the same. We all feel horrible just sitting around and doing …
Monday, July 21, 2008

the negative.

As much as I try to see the positive side in all aspects in my life; there are times that is just so hard to do. This weekend tested us and all of our family tremendously. On Friday afternoon, we realized that my 16-year-old sister was gone. We had …
Friday, July 18, 2008


{as long as the weather cooperates} my weekend will consist of....

the dark knight. corona with lime {many of them}. the beach. fishing. innertubes. the lake. campfires. swimming. canoes. stories. smores. laughing. our amazing friends. chasing harry
Thursday, July 17, 2008


I want this so badly. Only a whopping $19.19 at Tarjay.

{spied via CC.}

currently listening to :: seven things by miley cyrus.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008

go on green.

I just ordered this gorgeous shade of polish that the list called lucky featured yesterday. I can't wait for it to come in so I can paint my toes! :)

currently listening to :: feel fine by augustana.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008


I also have to share that in addition to the wonderful news of engagements over the weekend, Stacey has asked me to be her matron of honor! I am so thrilled and honored to share their special day with them and can't wait to help her with all of …

i love this.

{spied via bliss from here.}

third time's the charm.

A little afternoon distraction a la elements of style...

1. What are the last 3 things you purchased?
* this tank the i've been eyeing for months via f21.
* scattegories.
* gas. ouch.

2. What are the last 3 songs you downloaded?
* the new katy perry a…