Monday, November 29, 2010

I want to throw a fistful of glitter in the air
I want to learn to do these acrobatics

there you are sitting in the garden clutching my coffee
calling me sugar you call me sugar

Sunday, November 28, 2010

before the amazing race starts!

1.   Black Friday is scary, seriously someone DIED two years ago.

2.  Christmas shopping this year will include NEXT weekend, WWSW - Williams Women Shopping Weekend. one of the highlights of the year.

3.  Holiday shopping makes me excited for the season and finding "perfect" great gifts.

4.  This year my Christmas list will include  cozy pants for lounging on the weekends, measuring cups, original art for my walls, a keychain, the things my loved ones know are "just right for me" / "so kate"

5.  Bargain hunter, or full price shopper?   whatever I find next weekend that's right, I'm so for! hopefully sales though.

6.  The best and worst things about shopping is are? The best thing about holiday shopping is an excuse to hang out with family, my oves. The worst thing about shopping is  the crowds and inconsiderate fellow shoppers, maybe if I am more considerate (and more hydrated?) it will be a better experience.

7.  Online shopper or in-person shopper? I certainly appreciate online shopping, impulse shopping any moment of the day, yes please, but I enjoy in-person shopping a lot for gifts... more in-person shopping than online...

SERIOUSLY Amazing Race WHY?! does someone get a 5.5 hr lead and then they all have to take the same flight?! (over 12 hours later) NOT FAIR! ugh.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Are you?

Miss Elsie included this reminder on her BEAUTIFUL blog this week.

I'm not sure I'll be shopping today, and if I do I'll definitely be 
staying away from the mall side of town.
Bay City has the SWEETEST little downtown with some really 

Maybe I'll take you on a tour
or at least share some of my favorite purchases.

thankful for my cozy home.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

two videos

thankful for amazing, creative people like those who've made these videos.

via jezebel

Sunday, November 21, 2010

four days!

1.   My Thanksgiving plans this year will include two dinners, the first nervously meeting a very important family and the second laughing with my lovely family while they meet a very important someone.

2.  My favorite Thanksgiving was they are all special, can't choose.

3.  My signature Thanksgiving dish is I'm going to make some pecan pie... my mum's making the green beans I'm in love with so that's kind of my signature on the meal, even though someone else is signing it.

4.  My favorite Thanksgiving food is  the aforementioned green beans, this is their Thanksgiving debut though. Stuffing is my favorite, turkeyday standby!

5.  Thanksgiving free association!  family, travel, goodness, crisp air, chirstmas is right around the corner, yummy food.

6.  Thansgiving is  the holiday season kick-off! I love the next seven weeks like no other.

7.  I am thankful for new love, family, the holiday season, a great meal, my wonderful home, sweet kitties, a good job, loud laughter, ridiculousness, friends, honesty, caring, silliness, happiness and seeing the beauty of everyday.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

it's beginning...

thankful for: my orange boots. [not being afraid of color, wearing five different, solid blocks of color today. maybe too much of good thing.]

yesterday my friend posted some christmas music lyrics on facebook, which interestingly caused a debate that it's to soon to even think about xmas vs. we're so full of holiday cheer we need an extra few days to celebrate. i'm definitely in the latter group. (i love that word, even though (or maybe because) i always go back and reread the latter statement to double check i understood correctly.)

i haven't always been this way. i remember about six years ago being disgusted that they couldn't even wait until the day after thanksgiving to start in on the christmas music. but this year i'm ready for the holiday season already! maybe it's because life moves faster now and i want time to enjoy my holiday decorations. maybe it's because i have my own home to decorate and love displaying my special seasonal items. maybe it's because i decorated for halloween in mid-september and i'm ready for something new. whatever the reason, the holiday spirit bug has bitten me. i'm excited. i won't pull out the decorations until after thanksgiving, but i can dream (and start on/gather little projects) to my hearts content

how beautiful is the christmas scene at lost river modern?
 set up by the lovely couple behind something's hiding in here.
i want to fill my porch with these sparkly tinsel wreaths!
 oh, hello friend has a great collection of advent calendars.
i love the variety of this one from sperobene
 i love rachel's practical yet still special one too.
what would you tuck away in your advent calendar? 
ah, grinning at my finger knitting success.
working on finding the original tutorial, via elsie's beautiful nook (and blog) 
speaking of elsie you should probably follow these links too:
they'll surely put you in the holiday spirit!

Monday, November 15, 2010

mixtape monday - something in the water

thankful for: hope.

this week i want to celebrate new hope.
"i wear a demenor of bright pretty things" well, why yes, YES i do.

Friday, November 12, 2010

best most perfect day ever [is on the list]

thankful for: dreams.

1.   The most spontaneous thing I've ever done was I'm not really very spontaneous... this is a goal i guess, do one ridiculously spontaneous thing before the end of the year.

2.  The best gift I've ever received was tangible gift: I can't think of a gift I haven't loved. intangible: unconditional love.

3.  A time that I was truly and genuinely surprised was when I realize that it doesn't have to be so difficult, it just is. I'm glad I remembered that.

4.  I can't leave the house without keys, cellphone, camera.

5.  My favorite day of the week is   Saturday because   it can go whatever way you want. You can stay in bed all day and still have tomorrow to be productive, you could drive a thousand miles just to have breakfast someplace new, it's whatever you want it to be.

6.  Something that can always make me laugh is my kitties, my family, Matt.

7.  My perfect day would include snuggling in the morning, spending the day out on the boat with the fam, then having the rest of my favorite people over for a dinner party, and a bon fire in the backyard.  full of love and overflowing with laughter. 

What are your plans this weekend?

Oh this weekend, well I wont' be doing much of that or will I. Tonight girls dinner & pedicure with the DC gals,  tomorrow spending the day/weekend with Matt I think, and Sunday well maybe we'll be in Iowa and driving home after breakfast

Thursday, November 11, 2010

a peek in the kitchen

thankful for: adventure. 

last week i spent not one night in the kitchen or two,  but FOUR nights in the kitchen cooking. some new things, some traditional easy peasy nachos. (not there were peas in them, that'd be gross. i dislike peas.)

here's a little peak into my kitchen. 

 mint from my garden!
 and a homegrown pepper
 i did not grow that squash but i'm growing ridiculously fond of this person. <3
for this recipe, butternut squash pizza. mmm.
mmm. pumpkin margaritas. delish. now you.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

good things to come

thankful for: hope. this new beginning.

i'm feeling a tug to do a blog post and keep at this but was lacking inspiration. so i hoped on over to weheartit and found this sweet little kitty. (and of course the link is dead two years later.)

here's an adorable one of Sam

it worked and now i can a list of things i'm looking forward to:

* snuggling up with my cute new beau
* seeing my sweet kitties
* eating something yummy for dinner
* girls' night in midland with my delta pals
* striving to be women's bowler of the week, my teammates have already achieved it
* tacos for dinner tomorrow
* starting to decorate for the holidays too early
* family
* making plans

giveaways: - pretty, pretty jewelry! - awesome hoodies, i love peppercorn pink!

Monday, November 8, 2010

mixtape monday - jar of hearts

thankful for: a fresh start, the perk of a monday.

in the spirit of all this blogging i've been doing recently i figured i'd even do a music mixtape monday post.
this song is so beautiful. the dancers are beautiful. and it's powerful. enjoy.


i just love christina perri.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

monthly delights

last year when i purchased two calendars for my [new] home i didn't realize how much i would love them, how much i would love revealing the new month's surprise. so when decor8 did their "2011 calendar round-up" i was pretty excited.

here are my TOP 5 for the living room!

honorable mention:
 not the style i'm looking for, but how sassy are these girls?! - Paule t.b.

thankful: the sunshine streaming in. warming my heart and home!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

it's november, i should make some goals

starting with, thankful for: feeling whole and goal filled!
* stick to goals, track them. be awesome. (maybe stop watching SO much how i met your mother. yeah right.)
* limit sugar. no candied sugar from eleven/five to eleven/twelve.
* be early for work. (get lunch around night before. get up at 6:20. have clothes ready.)
* make a great christmas list
* drink more water. (64oz/day. if i'm up for 10 hours a day. i should try to drink 6oz every hour...)
* cook (i feel so excited about the three four new recipes in my kitchen this week!)
* get fit. write. take pictures. per usual.
* love it and live it all fully. embrace it.
looking back at ocotober: 

1. go to the gym or a workout class TWICE a week! - inconsistently but i was sore more times this month than i've probably been all year. 2. write. share. - journaled for myself. facebooked, does that count as sharing? :) 3. walk once a week. - not how i planned. 4. read. finished one book, skipped around another. 5. make a new friend. - oh yeah! 6. love your old friends. for sure! 7. talk less. listen more. think before you speak. - eh. i'm not as good at this as i think i should be. but it's me. 8. sew. - hahaha. 9. be neat. - so good on this one!! 10. find the balance. - ongoing, as it should be.
...i'm finally feeling back to where i should be after the summer debacle. i'm not sure what i'm doing with my life, but at least i'm moving on from that unhealthy bit of it.

Friday, November 5, 2010


starting with, thankful for: having hair that i usually don't hate.
1.   My last haircut was a few weeks ago and i was surprised at what a difference it made. keeping it this length and growing it out, i'll have to keep it trimmed.

2.  My most daring hair moment was chopping it boy short five years ago. i loved those cuts.

3.  A hairstyle I'd never be brave enough to try is probably nothing, maybe a mohawk, definitely words shaved it. just no. i love doing brave things with my hair.

4.  I've always dreamt of being a (blonde, brunette or red-head) more red than i am now. jealous of girls with CURLS.

5.  My go-to hair do is blow dried and down. pony tail later in the day.
6.  My biggest hair disaster was  i got one of those round brush blow dryers stuck in it... took my mum HOURS to get it out. 

7.  A hairstyle I am dying to try is a long braid to one side, the reason i'm growing my hair out.

8.  My best hair day was today? i don't really know. really, not today but none stand out!

9.  The worst hairstyle I ever had was the mullet.

10.  My hair is allowing me to try something new, a reflection of me slightly messy but lovely.

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