Thursday, January 28, 2010

Things I Love: Peacocks

All photos are from unless otherwise noted.

I'm obsessed. But I have my reasons:
  1. Peacocks combine my favorite colors- blue, green & brown
  2. I love feathers.
  3. I have never seen a more gorgeous bird in real life. Find me one and then maybe I'll switch it. 

It took me forever two weeks to make my peacock headband. Two weeks in my world is a lifetime—especially when it comes to crafting. Also, notice my love of owls by my vintage necklace & my lovely pal whose last name happens to be Hooten. Awesome, right?

This makeup makes me want to dress up as a peacock for Halloween. *Storing idea away for later*

I really want to get my hands on some white peacock feathers.

Clutch, please be mine?

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Gratitue Tuesday: Key Things In Life


Found through StumbleUpon. If anyone knows where the orginal came from please let me know!

This photo was a simple reminder of what's important for me so I thought I would share it this week. But why compassion so small? Meatphore? Or is my PR background kicking in and making me think that nothing is an accident and everything has meaning? Ah, the joys of being over analytical.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Music Monday: Pinback

It's been raining a lot lately and whenever it rains Pinback usually pops up on a playlist. When I first started listening to Pinback it was in midsit of a long winter rain storm that seemed to last forever. From then on, rain and Pinback have been synonymous in my mind.

But the song that reminds me most of the rain is Penelope. If raindrops could have their own indie theme song Pinback's Penelope would be in the running.

*Not crazy about the video, but its the song that counts

Saturday, January 23, 2010

New Header

I got bored with my original and told myself I would hop on Illustrator and make something fun. But after using my all my creative ideas at work on someone elses projects I realized I'm all out of ideas for myself. When did being creative become a chore? Ugh. Anyway, the new header that took under two minutes to create is up...for now. Maybe I'll find some new inspiration soon.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Things I Love: Tights

If you were to look in my closet or dresser drawers you'd find a lot of dresses, cardigans, ballerina-esque flats and my all time favorite—tights. I absolutely love wearing tights, I used to think that jeans were the most comfortable thing to wear but after trading in denim for office attire I realized that tights are truly the closest thing to wearing sweat pants in terms of comfort while still looking like you put in an effort when getting dressed. Besides comfort, I don't think you can ever go wrong with classic black tights. But statement making tights are fun too:

I just snapped up this up, I can't wait till they arrive.

Red tights remind me of "Clarissa Knows It All"

Swiss Dot tights are my favorite.

They're kind strange but I would totally wear vein tights.

I wish I could find these little heart swiss dot tights.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Twenty Five Things: Student Loan

 I made a plan of accomplishing at least twenty five things before I'm 25. Think of it as a new way to approach a new year's resolution or as a way to help me avoid a quarter life crisis. To be totally honest, its a way to hopefully avoid a quarter life crisis.

Some of the goals are plain silly while others are serious. Paying off my student loan was serious.

I'm really proud that I put myself through school, I worked my butt off for scholarship money and was lucky enough to receive a few grants along the way but my loan is what gave me my last push to receiving my degree. At the time it felt great to not have to ask for help. That is until my loan payments kicked in. Paying for something that isn't technically tangible feels like a waste of money. Yes, my degree got me a job, which I receive a tangible pay check for but it doesn't feel that way when you're paying for college when you're not in college anymore.

As soon as I made my first payment I told myself that I would have it paid off in full before I was 25. I wanted to get rid of it. I didn't want to pay extra in interest or stick to the "ten year payment plan" option that I chose when applying for the loan.

So, after a year of making LARGER than necessary payments, I'm happy to say that my degree is 100% mine, in effort and payments.    

One down, twenty four more to go!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Music Monday: Carla Bruni

Carla Bruni makes me want to learn French and not just the silly French that I do know like, "Je me pelle Angela. Je suis un ananas. Donne-moi tout vous croissant. Uhauhauha!"

Which translates into "My name is Angela. I am a pineapple. Give me all your corissants." As for the laughter at the end, just imagine Pepe Le Pew laughing and that's usually what I do to signify that I'm speaking French. Shameful? Maybe. Funny? It is to me.

On a serious note, she makes me want to jump start the ongoing list in my head full of life's to-do's. Carla is not only a musician, but a former model and the First Lady of France. Jelaous? 

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: NYE


I know the title of this post is Wordless Wednesday but I figured I should do a bit of explaining with words for the first post just so it doesn't seem too out of place. I'm going to try post only photos on Wednesdays. This shouldn't be too difficult to keep up with since I've been rockin' my 365 photo project. I have less than twenty days left to make an entire year documented in photos, I'm pretty excited :].

I am a firm believer in the theory that a good start to your year means a good year. After this NYE, I know 2010 isn't going to be good. It'll be great.

Now, enough words and more photos: 

Monday, January 11, 2010

Music Monday: She & Him

Warning: This post is 100% biased because I have a non-sexual girl crush on Zooey Deschanel. If I could be besties with any celeb it would be her. That way we could share clothes, listen/play music and then I could hang out with Ben Gibbard too. 

She & Him is comprised of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward. They're the perfect combination, Zooey has a beautiful soulful voice and M. Ward pulls it all together with a bit of folk/blues guitar. 

This video features my favorite She & Him song, Change Is Hard, from the Volume One album. I'm anxiously awaiting their follow up, Volume Two. But until then I will be listening to this on repeat:

Monday, January 4, 2010

Music Monday: Nik Freitas

I wasn't planning on having a MM post today since I was in San Francisco for the past four days and didn't do anything on the interwebz during that time (that's quite a long while for me... a few more days and I probably would have gone crazy). But someone actually demanded a post. So here it is last minute:

Nik Freitas is my MM this week for a few reasons:

  1. He is a great songwriter
  2. He is from my hometown
  3. He is a really nice guy
What more could you ask for? I've seen him a few times doing his solo act and touring with Conor Oberst as part of the Mystic Valley Band. I couldn't find an "official" music video of my favorite song of his Sun Down but I found some diy video someone made of Youtube which will do. Honestly, just listen to the song... no video needed to make it interesting.

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