Wednesday, November 28, 2012

starry eyed

hey guys! how are you? tell me about your life! ;)
this week we're going over everything we need to know for the state tests that we're taking next week. yuck. my brain hurts! but last week i got 95% of everyone's Christmas gifts ready to go and i'm SUPER excited about all of the Christmas-y cheer going on!
hope your week is going wonderfully! stay happy!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012



"Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life."

Monday, November 26, 2012


hmm.. i'm trying to come up with more clever ways to name these posts. today it will be IG!
{my favorite Christmas movie: Elf!}
{the fire on Thanksgiving}
{a pretty new ring i got! its two hearts, but i think it looks like a bowtie, don't you?}
{all alone at the gym! it was probably one of the scariest moments ever. not gonna lie.}
{DIY bracelet i made! Michaels didn't have an anchor, but this works perfectly! and i fixed the huge knot on the right side there, no worries}
{a nice sunset. crazy how early it gets dark!}
{a tennis mom always makes super cute cupcakes for sleepovers! love them!}
{my license!!!}
{a super tall light up Eiffel Tower at Lowes! GOTTA GET IT}
how'd your break from work/school/life go? mine was FAB! :)

Sunday, November 25, 2012

House to Home

Pretty floral bedroom dressing area | Decorating ideas | Country Homes & Interiors | Housetohome
Textured white bedroom | Country decorating ideas | Ideal Home | Housetohome
Coastal-inspired living room | Coastal decorating ideas | Country Homes & Interiors | Housetohome
Colourful country kitchen | Kitchen designs | Country Homes & Interiors | Housetohome
Ornate modern bathroom | Modern bathroom ideas | Living etc
Simple rustic bedroom | Bedroom decorating ideas | Livingetc
i love all of these pretty rooms from House to Home! that website is so fun to look at -- it has tons of great ideas and you can look at modern, country, or traditional rooms. it's also where i got the kitchen picture from this post! nice, right?!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Friday Fancies - Black Friday

ahh, Black Friday! gotta love huge sales. last year was the first year i actually went out for it and LOVED IT! i didn't realize how great the sales were -- and we went to the Gettysburg Outlets and they weren't even that busy! so i'm determined to go shopping again this year. i don't think we'll be meeting up with friends like we did last year, but hopefully my friend, Emmy, and i will definitely take a trip to the outlets!

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so, in honor of Black Friday, here's a black outfit! i don't think i'd wear this to shop, but i would totally wear it out to dinner tonight! and i had to add red, because i never think black looks good without a little red or yellow ;) thanks, {av}!
have a great Friday! are braving the sales or taking it easy?

Thursday, November 22, 2012

be thankful

Happy Thanksgiving!
in my house, we are eating cinnamon rolls for breakfast, watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and then i'm the only one who watches the Nation Dog show with Cody... then i will set up the Christmas tree in my room while watching Elf, and at the end of the day we are going to my aunt and uncles house for a yummy dinner, of course. sounds like a good day to me!
go ahead and comment with something you're thankful for in your life :)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Loving: the holiday season, of course! we put a couple of our trees up this weekend (yes, i said a couple. in total we have 4 big trees in our house, including one in my room, and then a bunch of mini ones. :), but that made me super excited for more Christmas-y things to come!

Making me happy: the fact that i have my license and can go ANYWHERE and escape my house whenever there's a feud going on. it's FABULOUS. and if i want to go to Target, I'M GOING TO GO TO TARGET ;) SORRY FOR THE CAPS WAH
Watching: MODERN FAMILY -- if you don't watch that show, we have to chat. it's literally carved into my Wednesday schedule. funniest. show. ever. and the Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas started Sunday!! i know it's a little early, but hey. Christmas is only once a year, right?

Anticipating:  the break! i can't wait to take a breather from school. on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, i always skip school and my family goes out to breakfast and it's fab! and i'm SO pumped to go Black Friday shopping this year! last year was the first year i went... and it was the best thing ever. AND i'm also anticipating seeing my beautiful friend, Abby, in a few days! she went to college and this is the first time i'll see her since August! i can't wait to be able to drive HER places this time! ;)

Listening to: tough one, but i'll go with Skyfall by Adele! what can i say. but also, Give Me Love by Ed Sheeran and Dreaming With a Broken Heart by John Mayer -- that never gets old ;) OH and Holiday by Vampire Weekend -- if you need a song to pump you up for the holidays, it's that one!

Working on: reading more. not because i WANT to, but because i HAVE to. my english teacher makes us read 400 pages a marking period and it sucks because reading really is not my thing. oy... book recommendations??

Wishing: Alexandra would come back would Christmas this year. ugh -- what will i do without her for 2 whole years?! last year was literally the best Christmas ever because i got to spend it with all of my best friends, and even though i had a pretty bad cold, we had a sleepover 2 nights before Christmas and exchanged gifts and oh man i miss it too much.

hope you all have a great start to your break!

*pictures from all 'currently' posts are always from my Tumblr! and don't forget to check out the blog Sometimes Sweet -- that's where i got the idea for this post!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Lucky One

the Blue Mountain Region in North Carolina by hensley.catherine on Flickr! so beautiful, isn't it?
and this is actually where the movie The Lucky One takes place! which, by the way, is SUCH a fantastic movie. woah. i rented it a little while ago and literally couldn't stop watching. i highly highly recommend! and not to mention Zac Efron ;)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Pinned Image
i love this picture! nothing's better than a city skyline at night.
make it a great Monday! :)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Kitchen | Take a tour around a Cornish cream house on the sea | House tour | Livingetc | PHOTO GALLERY
cute and simple kitchen!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


NEW Dreamcatcher Bracelet

Lucky Star Dreamcatcher Feather Custom Made Purse Charm/ Bag Ring
Minimalist Gypsy Dainty Necklace
Natural Unique Variant Extensions/QTY 10 Natural True Variant Saddle Feathers
NEW Color Gold Suede Dreamcatcher Bracelet
 check out Etsy shop Turquoise Crush -- the jewelry is so beautiful! look at all of the dream catcher stuff! those bracelets are SO pretty! it's a very lust worthy shop, indeed.
i have a very busy day today ahead -- a presentation and 2 quizzes. and then after school i have to help take swim team pictures with TNT Photography. but we're on the wheel in ceramics! yay!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

"You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life."
Albert Camus

Monday, November 12, 2012

recent purchases

lately i've spent an unhealthy amount of money, which is a problem, but hey. let me show you what i bought!
this reallllly comfy sweater -- thrifted of course ;)

ok, first let me tell you that i don't in fact have an iPhone. BUT this super cute iPhone case was so cheap! i mean look at it! and there were only 2 or 3 left! that's reasonable, right? sooo... hopefully one day i'll be able to use it. :/

i got these cheetah print shoes from Target! i LOVE them! but...

can i ask you why the heck they put these stretchy things in the back? all they do is push my foot up farther and cramp my toes in. it's so painful!! is there a way i can take the stretchy thing out or something?? help! i've only worn them once because my feet needed to recover from the first time i wore them.

and i got this pretty poster from AC Moore -- but haven't done anything with it for a few weeks because i want to get a frame... which costs  money.

oh, this is exciting! this is the curler i use -- it's Revlon, which surprised me because i didn't think they make things for hair. it's 3/4 inches, which is exactly what i wanted! i think the smaller the curler, the better. and it heats up in literally 20 seconds, no lie! PLUS, it was only $13. probably the best $13 i've spent all year!
i needed new mascara, but didn't want to spend a lot of money, so i went with this. the other mascara i used was perfect but it was quite expensive. i honestly don't recommend this Volume Express one. it's SO clumpy and doesn't really do what it says it does.
and then i just got this sparkly silver eye shadow from Ulta, which i love!

and of course, the Red by Taylor Swift!
i need to stop spending on myself and start buying Christmas gifts for people -- or else i need someone to babysit asap! :)
what have you bought lately?