Sunday, May 20, 2012

This weekend, after a nice and relaxing night away camping, we came home to find that our house had been broken into. I can't recall the exact moments of this discovery, because I utterly and completely lost my mind and things have a been a very surreal blur of reality ever since.

We thought that our house was safe and secure, but we first noticed that the screens to our windows in the front had been slit. Upon further investigation, a total of eight windows on our main floor were all slit in an attempt to find an unlocked window. When this failed, because we had all of our windows locked, the burglar broke open the latch on a window and entered our home, leaving a broken vase that was on the windowsill and handprints on the wall and ceiling behind them.

This is the type of thing that I would have sworn would never happen to us. I suppose these things always feel this way. We have lived in our house for five years, in a safe neighborhood, we know all of our neighbors. I tend to have OCD about things like locked doors and windows and am always, always paranoid about break-ins and house fires and tornadoes. Up until now, I have never had a reason to be so worried about these things, I just was. If these past 24 hours are any indication of how I will be from now on, I feel sorry for my husband, because this break-in has done nothing but enable my OCD behavior. I actually made Brian sit in the bathroom with me while I showered. In my defense, this was right after the cops had taken fingerprints of the intruder off of our kitchen ceiling. Making him accompany me up and down for every load of laundry I can not begin to defend, however.

I am so eternally grateful that we were not home when these thieves entered our house, especially including Guinness. I am so grateful that we were not hurt and that we did not have to experience waking up to find an intruder in our home. So, so grateful. But I am still so completely tore up inside and can't find anything to help me heal. Thankfully, this has taught us what security needed improving in our home, which will hopefully now deter any future break-ins, but I still can't shake the feelings of someone being in my home. When I lay in my bed, I just look at my nightstand that they rifled through. Or wearing my necklace that a burglar touched and decided they didn't want. How am I suppose to ever feel safe again? I feel hurt, and betrayed, and violated, and scared. And then I feel angry, and bitter, and appalled. Why did someone think that they could do this to us? Why does anyone, anywhere have the right to take away my security in my own home? To touch my things that mean something to me. No one has that right. 

I love my house. And I really hate the fact that someone has tried to take that away from me.

I love my house. And so I will find a way to get over this.

In the meantime, I can be grateful that I had a nice and peaceful nights sleep under the stars on the beautiful lake with my friends... the last peaceful night of sleep that I will have for a while.


scenes as of late.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

kellan has been home for little over a week now and things are going great!
i have a ton of photos from the big day, but here are a few for you.
{tons more on my flickr}. he was a very happy peanut.

i received the loveliest tin canisters from a dear friend.
and they are happily residing in my kitchen.

i found the new domino {YAY, IT'S BACK!}
and little manhattan on dvd and some corona lights
all in one trip to target. huzzah!

3d clouds.

pedicures with stacey on friday!
{because i have friday's off now... amazing!!!}

finally received my empire records soundtrack on vinyl.
oh, happy day!!! on gold vinyl too! i'm a happy girl.

happy weekend all!


ps. i am still thinking about TVD finale. jeesh!

julep maven.

I am full-on addicted to a little online nail boutique called juelp. It's this great little program where they send you monthly packages with nail colours and accessorizes tailored to your style {this is called the julep maven program}. Boy, do I love getting the packages in the mail every month. Click here to take the quiz and see what style you are! And the best part, julep just shared a coupon code with me for my friends and family to get their intro box for just 1 cent! I figured it was finally time to share this little secret with the world so that you can take advantage of the 1 cent deal for the month of may! Just enter the promo code "SHAREONMAY" after taking the quiz!

Each month julep will email you with your package for that month, and send it out to you automatically. After the first month this will be $20 a month, but you can cancel at any time. My original plan was to try for a few months and to take advantage of the great deals, but I have NOT been able to cancel because the colours are to die for and the little packages make me feel special.

I must give Jasmine so much credit for turning me on to this site! I simply cannot get enough!!

I promise I'm not getting paid or anything to promote this program, but I just loooooove it so much. Lately, I have been repainting my nails once weekly. It's the little things people. I hope you enjoy!!



Friday, May 11, 2012

I just watched The Vampire Diaries season three finale. {twice}.

I am shocked at the affect it is having on me and cannot stop myself from crying and thinking about it. If you are a TVD watcher and haven't seen the finale yet, don't watch the video below, but for everyone else, even if you're not a fan {is this possible?}, it's a must watch, or just hear...

Sigur Rós
 premiered their new song, Dauðalogn, off of their upcoming album, Valtari {out May 29} at the end of the finale. So many emotions. I didn't fully appreciate the song until my second viewing and I am so glad that I did. Check it out below and hurry up May 29th!

Scratch that.. hurry up September because how in the hell am I suppose to wait FOUR MONTHS for season four!?!?!

Please hurry.



ps. listen to the full track

Thursday, May 10, 2012

i'm forgetting stuff.
and focusing on...



the fault in our stars.

Friday, May 4, 2012

I finished this book this week and it is so good. It is so, so good.

It took me back to my adolescence with a very "Perks" feel to me. Though a completely different story, the feelings were there. I felt it.

I love John Green and will support him in everything that he does. Such an epic writer and I urge you to check this one, his latest, out.

Some of my favorite quotes from the book, which I promise don't give away any details of the story, but will only alert you to the utter superb writing, are here. Consider this me wrapping four tiny, perfect bows around a story worth sharing....

"...and they were good songs, but because I didn't know them already, they weren't as good to me."

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once."

"Some infinities are bigger than other infinities."

"My thoughts are stars I can't fathom into constellations."


this is kellan wearing a frog hat.

and here is just more of kellan being adorable. naturally.

I am currently en route to the hospital to PICK UP KELLAN AND BRING HIM HOME.
today is a good day. such a good, good day.

happy friday, loves!
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