Friday, April 29, 2011

Memory 11

First of all, please let me apologize for the lack of posts. It's all I can do to keep up with my series posts. 

But I promise once summer hits you'll get sick of me. Plus the boy snail will be here so I'll have fun stories I'm sure. 

E is for Emmy, Custom Initial Letter Necklace, Sterling

Parker (from the daycare) has a very special necklace she likes to show me. 

It's a sparkly letter P, "for Parker, cause my name starts with P!" 

She showed me every morning for a week when she walked in. 

I remember those special necklaces. They made me feel like such a grown up. The first one I got was from my parents on the day I was baptized. It's a golden cross. I still have it. 

It made me feel so important to have "grown up jewelry." I think Parker feels the same way. 

What about you? Do you have any special grown up jewelry from when you were little? 

Speaking of jewelry...can you just drool over this etsy shop with me please? Gah!

The boy snail promised to get me the long distance love necklace. What a sweet one he is. 

It's a Joshua Radin kinda day. 

"I'd Rather Be With You" - Joshua Radin

Monday, April 25, 2011


Realizing how hard it is to communicate without talking gives me a new appreciation for those that have no choice. Because at the end of the day, I get to talk again. There are some that don't.

Part of the way I communicate is through this blog. So today, instead of telling you about myself and the things I love and rambling on about my life.

I'm staying silent by choice for those that don't have one. 

Go check out Invisible Children for more details, including a live feed all day

Friday, April 22, 2011

Memory 10

Sunday is soon.

And it's Easter. 

With bunnies...

...and chocolate...

....oh come on, you guys know where this is going...


Easter Egg Hunts!

Epic were they not? 

I remember, every year mom would let me buy a brand new dress that was bright and fun. And we would hide eggs everywhere. My brothers used to purposefully hide them where they knew I couldn't find them. 

I think one time my dad found an egg four months later in the yard. 

Please, for me. Put on a twirly skirt. 

Paint your fingernails lime green. 

And enjoy Easter, family, and Jesus. 

P.S. - Cheers for Narnia nights with the hippie!

Can't Take It - Imogen Heap

Monday, April 18, 2011

Week 13


1) I have been dreaming of swinging all week (with no such luck) and this print from this etsy shop just makes the itch worse.

2) Teehee. Disney songs make me feel 5 in a good way. 

3) Speaking of Disney. You have no idea how much I love this! I jumped up and down when I saw it! Recreation of the movie UP!

full article here (with more pictures)
I might have almost cried when I saw this...just saying. 

4) The boy snail...might have possibly...bought me tickets...To Mumford and Sons...AND...Cake! Craziness! Best. boy. ever.

I might possibly sing along with this at the top of my lungs while driving...just saying. 

And to top matters off...the hippie and her boy (also known as Topher my best friend) are coming too! Really, seriously boy. ever.

5) Inspiration 

Happy Monday! Don't get too blue!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Memory 9

See this is why I love my life.

I just asked my new friend Ceisha, "I need something to write about, what makes you nostalgic."

Her answer...

...the zoo.

Which is weird, because at the daycare last week the kids took a trip to the farm. Which in turn reminded me of an epic trip to the zoo with my beautiful group of friends, CHEMM (Cadie, Hannah, Emily, Maci, and Moree...we're weird. we know)

There were rhinos. Moneys. A lion. A giraffee with an obnoxiously long tongue. 

Zoos are epic even still. But do you remember those amazing gift shops? The stuffed animals you just had to have. 

Or the bird show with the parrot that could talk. 

Or your mom telling you that flamingos were pink cause they ate shrimp and your mind being blown. 

Or maybe the little villages they set up so you could see how the people in Africa lived? No? Just me? Well that's ok. Not everyone can have a secret love obsession (but not so secret) with a whole continent. 

Zoos make me happy. End of story. 

Monday, April 11, 2011

Week 12

1) Gasp! I would never have a bad dream again! 

2) Rewatching fantastic movies with fantastic soundtracks. 

3) weheartit wars with the hippie

4) the excitement of taking Children's Literature next semester (just for fun!) 


5) Cigars and books on a front porch

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Memory 8

Hi! P.S. - Pretend it's not Saturday. Mk? Mk!


Gasp! I know right. 

My dad used to read me these books every night before bed. We had a full color volume with pictures every few pages and maps of Narnia. I pretty much wanted to live there. 

Then, when a roommate moved out of The Fremont House we had an extra room. I very timidly requested that we rename this room "Spair Oom." Guess who has the best roommates in the world, who let her have her small girlish whims. Yup, this girl. 

But seriously, go get those books from the library or my new obsession bookmooch. Cause they make you feel 9 years old again in the good way. 

This is Home - Switchfoot 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Jane Eyre, beaches, houses, playing pretend, gardens, and trees

"I daresay you haven't had much practice,' said the Queen. 'When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before 
breakfast." - Lewis Carroll

1) I can learn to love Victorian Literature (Jane Eyre you are my God send)

2) I will, one day, live in a place where it does not snow. 

3) I will own a house and paint it bright pink (or some other fun color)

4) I will take time every day to play pretend with my children (as long as they'll let me)

5) I will plant snap dragons, sunflowers, and daffodils in my garden, and I will not let them die! And in this garden I will have a big beautiful swing (like in The Secret Garden) that the boy snail will build for me. 

6) I will have a tree that people can leave and take treasure's from. 

"Please Add to the Tree"

30 day music challenge: 

Day 30 - your favorite song at this time last year:

It's a tough one. But this one still fits me oh so well. Kinda reminds me of a certain little male member of the molluscan class.

First Day of My Life - Bright Eyes

Monday, April 4, 2011

Week 11

1) What says Happy Late Birfday more than an awkward over-sized hedgehog named Hubert? 

2) Tom Hanks. Oh how you make me smile. Kuddos to Coffee and a Cardigan for the find. 

3) Perfect! Thanks Anna for bringing this lovely quote out of the woodwork. 


4) One Day Without Shoes tomorrow! Yeah TOMS! Try going barefoot for the day. 

5) Gasp! Look familiar? The boy snail might have gotten me a St-Patty's-Day-but-really-just-cause-he-loves-me-gift. Yeah I know. You wish you had one too (the boy snail and the necklace snail). 

I just can't stop looking at it. So cute!

30 Day music challenge: 

Day 29: a song from your childhood

Dad used to play me to sleep with this one on the guitar. 

Puff the Magic Dragon - Peter, Paul, and Mary

Friday, April 1, 2011

Memory 7

I found this picture some time back here


I thought I just loved it because of the brilliant idea. But I realized something today when I was trying to decide what to reminisce about. 

Twirly skirts. 

When I was little, it was all about the full out from the hips twirly skirt. The fuller the better. There is something about being a five-year-old prancing from room to room asking people to delight in the sheer fact that when you spin, your clothing dances too. 

I absolutely adored them. And I still do (I just bought one at a thrift store a few months ago, and I'll sometime secretly put it on in my room and twirl).

You're never too old for them. I promise. 

30 day music challenge: 

Day 28 - a song that makes you feel guilty:

Guilty because I know most of the words to this. Yes, that's Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan. Please love the fact that Eminem is singing in a field. Yes, a field. 

Love The Way You Lie ft. Rihanna - Eminem