Monday, November 7, 2011

My apartment made it into....

Apartment Therapy's House Call! I'm so so shocked, honored and estatic. I think this is just the start to more of my designs coming to life.

Dream on.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I swear I'm not boring....

I've just been really busy savoring every last bit of Fall!

Here's a peak at what I've been up to (the last month or so)

so, I went to D.C.
(yes, The Nation's capitol definitely lived up to the hype...)

one of my best friends got married...
(a bestie, not me)

I moved apartments, can we say UPGRADE! My neew bedroom is below (-: 
(oh how I love modern, vintage fabulousness!)

and then it was Halloween! (I was Rhianna from her new video 'We Found Love') although I looked a lot like Rosie the Riveter 
(oh, well-- it's whatevs)

 More posts to come, I promise! 

Monday, September 12, 2011

An apology... [ to my beloved Chicago(ians) ]

to Chicago...

I am sorry.
I am sorry for running off every weekend. 
I am sorry that as of late, I only see your beautiful skyline from the corner of my rearview mirror, or from the 8x10 window I peer out of from my aisle seat. 
I am sorry.
I am sorry for not showing face at Castaways,
 for only catching three Cubs games,
and for only shutting down Beaumont's twice.
I am sorry. 

... and to my Chicago(ians)

I miss you.
I miss our family dinners.
I miss our bottomless bloody mary/mimosa brunches on Sunday's.
I miss our Saturday morning texts which always included three choices, "North Ave.? Fullerton beach?or maybe a rooftop?" 
I miss you.
I miss too many people to name.
 I miss your smiles, 
your sweet, sweet souls,
and your name popping up on my phone Friday-Sunday cause you know I'm out runnin' again.
I miss you.

So this is just a little note of reassurance. 
Come October, our little long distance love fest will subside. It's been a wild ride and one of the best Summer's to date, but you Chicago make it easy to come HOME.

So here's to Fall... 
to year 24.
to Bears' games (or at least the tailgating part),
to a new apartment,
to extra large hoodies,
and to shutting down Beaumont's more than necessary.

I can't wait to rekindle our little love affair.

until then....

peace. love. and chicago

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Etsy lovin'

As I begin my apartment search, I instantly scour blogs and etsy for fun decorating ideas. Here is one item I'm wanting/dreaming about:

Dragon Slayer Sofa

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

What I'm always wearing...

My Greek prayer bracelet.

Am I Greek you ask? No, but I am a big believer in prayer and I know the power behind it. Nearly six years ago when I started wearing these bracelets, my life changed. While I won't go into details, I will leave you with a short and simple reason as to why you'll never see my arm without one--it's a reminder. A reminder for all that I'm blessed with, for all the blessings God is still working in my life and every time I look at it I'm reminded to breathe, and just let and let God. Not to mention these bracelets are really cute and come in lots of fun colors! In my six years of wearing them I've sported every color from pink and silver to my current rockin' red. I order them here and they arrive in about a week. I definitely recommend buying a few for yourself AND friends-- they make the best gifts (-:

pic of the red one I'm currently rocking. 

Monday, July 25, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Note to self:

Stop ignoring His will.

Recently, I learned this lesson the hard way. I've been one, in my 23 years of life to often go against the status quo. I ignore the signs, I push away the intuitions and I get hurt OR I hurt somebody else in the process. So today, I'm moving forward. I'm going to stop ignoring God's will for my life and follow His plan; whatever that may be. I know God's plans for my life are limitless and he sees the big, while I often see the little-- so I'm trusting in Him. 

Here's getting back on track to a life of unwavering faith. 

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future" Jeremiah 29:11

God > Everything 

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Boots, boots, boots!

Better shine up my  boots! I'm heading to Nashville this weekend for the CMT Music Festival! I can't wait! 
Nashville, you still have part of my heart. 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Happy Thursday.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

It's the Little Things

I'm not a big fan of chain e-mails and rarely will I read it if I see a FWD: next to it. But this one, I couldn't pass up. It was entitled, "The Little Things." And as a firm believer in TIMING and the cliche quote, "what's meant to be, will be" I had to read it... and I'm so glad I did. 

As you might remember, the CEO of a company survived
9/11  because his son started kindergarten.

Another fellow was alive because it was
His turn to bring donuts.

One woman was late because her
Alarm clock didn't go off in time.

One was late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike
Because of an auto accident.

One of them
Missed his bus.

One spilled food on her clothes and had to take
Time to change.

Car wouldn't start.

One couldn't
Get a taxi.

The one that struck me was the man
Who put on a new pair of shoes that morning,
Took the various means to get to work
But before he got there, he developed
a blister on his foot.

He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid.
That is why he is alive today..

Now when I am
Stuck in traffic ,
Miss an elevator,
Turn back to answer a ringing telephone ...

All the little things that annoy me.
I think to myself,
This is exactly where
God wants me to be
At this very moment..

Next time your morning seems to be
Going wrong ,

You can't seem to find the car keys,
You hit every traffic light,
Don't get mad or frustrated;
It May be just that
God is at work watching over you.

So, may God continue to bless you
th all those annoying little things
And may you remember their possible purpose.

Tomorrow, I encourage you to embrace whatever life throws your way. Untied shoelaces or missing the EL you ran a block to catch-- Bring it on, life (-:

O' and to the random man who paid me one of the sweetest compliments today, thank you-- more men should be like YOU.


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Feb. 22nd : Adele's New CD release

Favorite song on the album...

I think a lot of people will feel or have felt this same way at one point or another...

Monday, February 7, 2011

Mr. Marley said it BEST.

I came across this quote recently and while I couldn't believe my man Bob Marley said it, I was instantly intrigued by these words:

"You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She's loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She's not perfect, you aren't either & the two of you may never be perfect together. But if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking of you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she know's you can break: her heart. So don't hurt her, don't change her, don't analyze and don't expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she's not there."
— Bob Marley

All I gotta say is, what a man.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Current Obsession... I should start saving, now. 

                               Christian Louboutin

                                  Aragna Mesh Platform Pumps

See you soon, Saks.