Thursday, July 19, 2012


Peter bought me a camera last week and I've spent all week playing around with it. I'm still getting the hang of it, even though it's just a point and shoot. I had another, cheapy point and shoot a few years ago, but it was waaaay simpler and didn't have nearly the amount of settings that this one does. I feel like I haven't figured out all my settings yet so my pictures seem a bit off in color and clarity. No bother, I'm sure I'll get the hang of it soon.

Life has been good recently, albeit hot. I know that's all anyone talks about, but sheesh! Summer dressing is really the only good thing about the heat. Waking up and just throwing on some cut-offs and a tank top is about the easiest thing ever. Peter's gigs have been really picking up the last few months, so he's been gone a lot more than usual. I've been missing him lots, but am happily overwhelmed with pride for how much he's accomplished with his music in such a short amount of time. His passion really makes me strive to find my own.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

the last week and a HALF in instagram

I'm just simply embarrassed. I said I'd update this more. I said I'd be more diligent. And look at me, 10 days later I update again. Ten days?!?! That's absolutely ridiculous. So since it's been literally a week and a half since I updated, I included NINE pictures in my post instead of SIX. That makes up for it, right? Right. I'll just keep telling myself that.

peek of the city 4/20 food galacti-cat
heart on my pillow sheets on sheets on sheets early morning doctor visit
queen city q neva eva gonna give you up Oliver helping

1. A small peek of the city, around the corner from my house.
2. A delicious treat my roomie and I made for 4/20.
3. My new favorite shirt. I like to call him galacti-cat.
4. I made a little pillow on a whim last week and put a little heart on the back.
5. My bed is a mix of old and new sheets, all ridiculously soft.
6. Me, post Planned Parenthood visit, in their 70's office building. Side note, support your local Planned Parenthood, especially if you need birth control and you're low on funds.
7. I found my new favorite BBQ in Charlotte: Queen City Q. Unfortunately, their service paaaaled in comparison with this delicious meal.
8. Fixing my forever favorite UO jeans. I've had these for 3 years and the only thing wrong with them was the button that had popped off. Replaced it with a vintage navy coat button. All fixed!
9. Oliver helping with laundry, his favorite thing to do. At first I wasn't going to include a photo of Oliver in this update. You see, I'm planning a whole post for him, but I just couldn't not post this with this collection of photos of my week. In fact, the majority of photos I took this past week and a half has been of Oliver, but I had to show SOME constraint. You know?

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

the last week in instagram

cool mug dawg colorful plaid chambray sailboats
claw salon kitchen cat hornets vs ex hornets

1. An amazingly cool dawg mug I found at Value Village. His little face brightened my cup of coffee today.
2. The most beautiful plaid I may have ever found. It doesn't hurt that it was $2.50 and fits me perfectly.
3. I'm in love with my new sleeveless chambray sailboat top.
4. Welcome to the kitty claw salon.
5. Oliver is an excellent model. All I have to do is catch him doing something cute, call his name, and I'm pretty much guaranteed a great shot.
6. Great seats and a big old beer thanks to some great friends.

I've had an excellent week so far. Peter will be back from tour on Sunday, so I'm just sitting around counting down the days and planning surprises for his arrival home.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

starting over, again

newish haircut by JAIME JAMEY JAMIE
newish haircut, a photo by JAIME JAMEY JAMIE on Flickr.
I'm taking your advice, Lindsay. I'm going to start updating this thing on the regular and try my hand at blogging, again. Let's see how it goes!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

decisions decisions, warby parker style.

I've been following for a bit now but have been a little too hesitant (and broke) to actually order from them. A few days ago, on a whim, I decided to sign up for their at home try-on plan. I chose five of my favorite frames, some traditional and some just plain fun. Today they arrived in a beautiful little box. Now, the real problem begins.. which pair?!

option 1: "Owen" in Revolver Black Matte.  I've been on the lookout for a solid pair of large, thick black frames for a while and have yet to find a pair that fit my face correctly.  These fit perfectly.  I like how big and kinda dopey they are.  I could see these looking good with every haircut/color I have.

option 2: "Fillmore" in Tennessee Whiskey.  I picked these for the name and shape alone.  They're really fun and quirky but I'm not crazy about how they fit on my nose.  The actual nose rests (is that what those are called??) set fine, there's just this weird gap is all.  Looking at them more on the website, I think I'd like them better as a whole in a different color.  Too bad, I love whiskey.

option 3: "Preston" in Sandalwood Matte.  I love the way these matte frames look and feel.  Sometimes, shiny glasses bug the hell out of me.  Between glare, glass, and shiny plastic I feel like I'm a walking headache sometimes.   The color of these frames is really really beautiful and they're so lightweight.  I think they're cute, but eh, they kind of feel like my backup safety pair.  If I'm going to get a pair, I want to REALLY love them.  Also, weird, the site now has them named as "light tortoise".  Whatever.

option 4: "Tenley" in Burgundy Fade.  I absolutely love these.  I've been wanting a pair of cateyes for a while but didn't want something TOO CATEYE.  I love the color of these and how barely feminine they are.  I actually have been staring at these for months and even almost just ordered them, but looking at them on my face now I'm not so sure.  They're HUGE for one, which isn't bad, but I almost feel like they're too big for my face.  If anything, I think they'd be better suited as sunglasses for me (which they have :D).

option 5: "Sinclair" in Greystone.  Last but not least indeed!  As soon as I put these on (the first pair I put on) for my boyfriend he said THOSE.  These are rounder than any pair of glasses I've ever had, but I like it.  The color is so perfect (duh, I love grey) and I like that my eyes sit smack in the middle of the lens.  It's the little things, you know?  I might have to order these. 

So which pair should I go with?!  I kind of love them all, but definitely do not have $500 for glasses, so one will just have to do.  I need your help!

Friday, August 19, 2011

spooky scary

(Halloween '09, Spock)

I've been thinking about Halloween a lot lately. I guess I'm so over Summer I'm just ready for Fall and turning leaves and cooler weather. Usually I'm the type to figure out my costume VERY last minute and just throw it together with whatever is in my closet and a few accessories from a costume shop.
This year, I kind of want to go all out. I really have no inkling of an idea what I want to be, but I want to plan a little better so I can knock 'em dead (tee hee) for Halloween in Charlotte.
Anyone else know what they're doing for Halloween, or am I just thinking way too far ahead?

Thursday, August 18, 2011

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new start

This is me.
I'm trying this blog thing out again for the first time in years. My life isn't crazy, I'm not into high fashion, I don't moderate a successful etsy account, or have a slew of adorable children to brag about, but I do live a fairly simple life and hope you can relate to my daily musings around my new home of Charlotte, NC.
Hope you enjoy!