Monday, January 31, 2011

Week 6

1) This fantastic coffeehouse in St. Louis. All non-profit that goes towards clean water in Uganda. Coffee and Uganda mixed in one non-profit. Yes please!

Three Avocados

2) The Fremont House now has a blog! Excitement!
What do you think my first post should be about?

The Fremont House

3) This new Invisible Children movie trailer. I was there the night of the bombings they talk about.
For those of you that don't know, Invisible Children is the organization that started my passion for Africa and specifically Uganda. They hold a special place in my heart. Please check them out!

4) This exciting giveaway through a new favorite blog Coffee and a Cardigan
So cute right!?

5) TOMS bracelet! I know! Free with a "personal note" from Blake Mycoskie. 
See...this is why I love this company.

Whew! That's a lot of love. I covered all my bases, coffee, Africa, TOMS....such a good Monday.

30 day music challenge:

Day 15 – A song that describes you

This is hard cause thanks to Maci's annual "Hannah's Songs" CD, I always have a song that describes me. But one of my favorites is...

Dream - Priscilla Ahn

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Memory 1

Words that are used to describe Hannah:

-childish (but in the good way)

I love to remember, even though I'm not always good at it. And so in honer, I have started a new series. 

yes this is me at 5 years of age (I liked to play wedding with my moms old veil)

Each Friday I will feature a "flash back" to something from my childhood. Come on this journey of remembering with me. 

This week (and one day late):
in honor or the epic movie night that took place at the Fremont House

One of the most beautiful endings to a movie ever. 

Friday, January 28, 2011

Surprises are fun!

Surprise! New blog button. So if you would be so kind as to replace the old one, cause it'll just look funny now. 

As much as I love bubbles, it just wasn't that fun to look at. I kinda like this so much more. 

And no, it's not cause my face is on this one thank you very much. 

Also, since I'm here

30 day music challenge:

Day 14 – A song that no one would expect you to love

What?! I know! I'm just full of surprises tonight. I used to (when I was crazy depressed in high school) drive to the cemetary and listen to this song in the rain. There was something wrong with me guys, just sayin'.

45 - Shinedown

Monday, January 24, 2011

Week 5

1) This amazing bag I discovered this week from Amani Ya Juu. In their own words, "Amani ya Juu (meaning “higher peace” in Swahili) or Amahoro ava Hejuru (in Kinyarwanda) is a sewing-marketing-training project for marginalized women in Africa." 

Kanga Medium Tote Green

2) This giveaway by Bethany Grace. Make sure to enter and tell her it was me that sent you over! 

photo props here

3) Gabe Bondoc. Plain and simple. 

4) Oh Em Gee! This amazing blog post by the magical hippie. Who feels special? This girl!

photo props here

5) Roadtrips! So simple...but oh so true this week. 

30 day music challenge:
(shhh...I didn't already do this today)

Day 13 – A song that is a guilty pleasure:

Don't you dare judge. I'll admit it. I dance around my room with a hairbrush and this song blasting. It was a favorite on the roadtrip this weekend. Thank God the hippie supports my guilty pleasures. Extra points that Evan Taubenfeld was still with Avril at this point and is therefore in the music video. 

For those of you that don't know...I'm kinda obsessed with him. He wrote a song called Pumpkin Pie. It was love at first...sound.

Girlfriend - Avril Lavigne

Little things that made this morning great...

...I got McDs (and there was a dollar menu, but more on that later) just cause I wanted to
...a parent was nice to me
...the lady at the drive through smiled at me like she meant it
...I ate cereal with my roommate this morning
...I drank coffee out of my owl mug
...I listened to the mix CD my brother made me for Christmas (the best present he's ever given me)

What made your morning, that could have been terrible (cause it's Monday...let's be honest), great?

P.S. - Five things I heart to come soon!

30 day music challenge:

Day 12 – A song from a band you hate:

I love this song, but Rise Against is a little heavy for my taste (so no I don't really hate them...but they aren't a favorite)

Swing Life Away - Rise Against

Friday, January 21, 2011

No sleep tonight (cause I just had a Spice

Roadtrips kinda make me happy. 

I think I told you about jenny&tyler once or twice. Now let me tell you about Gabe Bondoc.

He likes swings, giraffes, Legends of the Hidden Temple, and The Lion King. 

He once wrote a song that talked about Ariel. 

Bubbles make him happy.

I think 8 hours is well worth the drive to see this talented musician. 

Dorm Room - Gabe Bondoc (an original)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Week 4

1) This magic blog post a far-away friend wrote. I want him to turn it into a children's book.

2) Cunningham: the newest member of the wander and the runaway team

3) Awkward youtube stars that my roommate finds and shares with me

4) This quote by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr (Happy Dr. King Day): 

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

5) Getting dressed up and getting coffee with someone you live with just cause you haven't in awhile

30 day music challenge:

Day 11 – a song from your favorite band

My favorite band changes on a monthly basis. Right now:

Little Lion Man - Mumford and Sons

Thursday, January 13, 2011

A Love Letter: Part II

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.  ~Anna Quindle

I bet you were expecting to see a picture of a book. 
But I choose instead to show you a picture of the place I do a large chunk of my reading. As a poetry major who sometimes wishes she was a literature major, my homework is all reading and writing.

POHO. Potters House. My love letter to coffeehouses was mostly written about this house of flavored serenity. It's where I go to think, play, talk, dance, dream, write, read, be alone, or be around everyone at once.

I think of my favorite word. Serendipidy. 

ser·en·dip·i·ty –noun 
-an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.
-a wonderful coffeehouse discovered by chance and accident

30 day music challenge

Day 10 – A song that makes you fall asleep:

This song makes me fall asleep for the simple fact that I used to fall asleep to it every night when I was 15. 

Angel - Sarah McLachlan

Monday, January 10, 2011

Week 3

Thrifting yesterday revealed some great finds. Plus I got crafty last night. I love those moods.

1) I took something old and made it new. This used to have a bleach stain on it, but Malory (new housemate) showed me how to make this beauty. 

2) Clear plate turned to beautifulness with some old fabric

3) The Fremont House in the snow

4) Digging out my old poetry books for class

5) My cousin Rachel's new "Lola Bag" design. Beyond amazing! 

Photo via Driftwood Blog

30 day music challenge: 

Day 09 – A song that you can fall asleep to

I used to dream about singing this song to my children. 

Lullaby - Matt Costa with Jack Johnson

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

List Love

I have a secret adoration for lists

On the list of things to do today:
- finish decorating the room
- run errands with the hippie
- get chalkboard paint for a fun craft project
- update the wander and the runaway (yeah, I know...finally)
- finish Going the Distance (don't care what you say. they make me laugh out loud by myself. it takes talent to do that)

photo props here

Our room is slowly becoming a perfect expression of my deepest and truest heart. That's kinda what a room should be yeah?

Guess whoooooooo? (the who was a clue)

The secret room will be a secret no longer in a few days. Just need a finish a few things for the pictures. 

30 day music challenge 

Day 08 – A song that you know all the words to:

I always sing very loudly with my musicals. This is one of my favorites (and also my dream role for anyone who wants to know). I will admit it. I used to put my earphones on and act this scene out in my basement. There were tears. Don't judge. 

On My Own - Les Miserables (Performed by Kaho Shimada)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Week 2

About 2010!
How I have missed you all! I'm so sorry for my absence. So much has happened. Quick run down. 
* I moved in with the hippie
* I went to Kansas City 2 weekends in a row
* I got sick 
* I got better
* My computer broke
* My computer got fixed
* Christmas happened
* New Years happened
* Hannah almost went crazy not blogging

So...five things I loved about 2010...let's review shall we?

1) Went to Montana with my brothers

2) Went to Uganda, Africa

3) moved and then moved again.

4) Saw jenny&tyler in concert favorite Christmas present. 

5) Anyone recognized this beauty? I'll give you a clue
And better yet. After I was already overjoyed to recieve this beautiful necklace, my roommate one-uped my brother and made this beauty for me?! How lucky am I to have the friends and family I do? 

Yup...pretty lucky. 

30 day music challenge

Day 07 – A song that reminds you of a certain event

There are few songs that can take me so completely back to a single moment in my life. This one takes me back to Junior Year of high school, Sadie Hawkins dance, last dance with what was to be my first love. 

Getaway Car - Audioslave

It's lovely to be back. I missed you all.