March 21, 2013

awkward and awesome thursday



Most of these awkward and awesomes are stuff from last week that I never posted FYI ;)

Awkward:

-writing this post at 10 o'clock at night...eeep! (but hey, it's still Thursday ;)
-driving in the most horrible rainy/foggy weather where you could barely see two cars in front if you. 
-trying to sell a bag of clothes at Plato's Closet and having them tell me that the brands were too old....hun, I bought that shirt just last year.
-pulling up to someone in front of the redbox with my headlights on like it's an interrogation. Sorry innocent movie renter.
-having been given strict instructions to buy bananas at the store to use in a recipe latter that day and finding them ALL completly bright green! Really? You haaaad to get a new shipment today?
-this kid on the awana team I help with walking around the entire night with his eyelids flipped up. Eww!

Awesome:

-saw a bubblegum pink slug bug. Pretty much the best thing that happened to me on that particular day.
-finished Oliver Twist. You totally had it comin to you Fagon!
-that /\ stationary from Target. Every thing that store produces is pure happiness.
-I've started painting. I never paint!? But I'm loving it!
-my sister randomly bringing me home my favorite Starbucks drink.
-Disney from Ruffles and Stuff is now following me on instagram and that makes me a wee bit excited x)
-the first day of spring!!!
-Oh, and last but not least....I'm going to California with my sister for spring break :D



xo
summer

March 19, 2013

today it is sunny

It's been a while since I've let a whole week go by without posting.... but I was in one of those phases of life where I just wanted to be "in the moment" of things. So I let it go and told myself I'd get back on schedule with blogging today.

The weather is slowly transitioning to spring over here and more than ever I want to spend my time outside! Today it is sunny. And as I write this, I can feel the warmth of the sun on my back, promising even sunnier days ahead. The sky no longer wears its drab shades of gray but is swelling optimistically with blue. Grass that has laid dormant, suppressed under layers of white, is now exposed and soaking up every drop of sunshine it can get. *sigh* Spring is my favorite.

And I couldn't end this post with out sharing my favorite piece of happy from the week ;) If you've heard of and love the song "Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop" by Landon Pigg, you will just HAVE to watch the adorable music video for it! It's pretty much a creative work of art.



I hope you all have a lovely week of warmer temperatures and brighter hopes!

xo
summer

March 12, 2013

I'm quoting myself...

So sooooometimes, I think of little sayings in my head that I think are pretty clever. Or little quotes that are kinda inspiring. Or just something where I go "Hmm, that needs to be on pintrest." So I made a few "pins" of some of these things. Feel free to pin any of these of just smirk at my attempt.... either one is fine by me :)

There you have it. I had fun making these and I hope that there's at least one that tickled your fancy!

xo
summer

March 11, 2013

five things

:: new notepad courtesy of the dollar section in Target ::

Spring is on it's way and as this merry little season draws nearer, there's nothing that excites me more then the thought of taking beautiful pictures outside! I've stretched my creativity this winter with various indoor photos, but I'm ready for sunshine, grass, and flowers now. I just find such immense pleasure in setting things up all pretty and taking nice pictures of them! My family may poke fun at me for it but I don't let that bother me ;) There's not much people can say that could stop me from doing what I love and enjoy.

"And He has filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, with intelligence, with knowledge, and with all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold and silver and bronze..."
~ Exodus 35:31-32


:: homemade sour cream raisin bread ::


:: new all-time favorite photo editing app ::


:: a little deer in the yard ::

:: scheduling out my studying for the SAT ::

xo
summer

March 9, 2013

Jasmine Ash

:: source ::
Dear Ferrero Roche,
Thank you so much for choosing Jasmine Ash's song Starlight to use in your chocolate commercial. If it hadn't of been for you, I might not have ever discovered this fabulous artist. Starlight is now, what I like to call, my "happy song" and Jasmine Ash is now my favorite. Her voice has got this Melanie Martinez sort of sound to it that totally draws me in because she was my favorite contestant on The Voice. Your chocolate is pretty good too, but you know what they say......music is food for the soul!

xo
summer