June 30, 2012

Darling Dolls: Men's Edition

Oh the hat and colours. 
Good hair. Nice choice in pattern.  Skinny jeans. Shoes. Jacket. Love. 
Cuffed jeans, boots, and a button down. (Not to mention the water behind him.)
I have no problem with men wearing scarves. And that is one nice coat.  Beanies are always welcome, and some guys just know how to pick jeans that look good on them. 
Okay, I could do without the cat and the haircut, but the tattoo is awesome, and I like it (sometimes) when guys wear v-necks that show their ink. 
I love cuffed jeans on guys and these kinds of shoes. 

June 28, 2012

Sunshine & Carousels: Summer

Last week I met with Miss Erin Wilson to take some more pictures for her summer line of headbands and hair accessories.  Thought I'd share a few of those photos with you. Go check out her shop! She started a new children's line too, and her daughter Penelope modeled all the pieces. The pictures are to die for! 

June 25, 2012

A Lovely Quote

We've been talking a lot in a Bible study I'm in about being content in the place that you are in life right now, and embracing every situation or opportunity that comes your way. Sometimes, it's just what you need to hear. 

June 23, 2012

Hey Look What I Made: Macrame & Clutches

This summer I have started on quite a few projects that I've either found on Pinterest or come up with on my own.  I figured I'd share some of them as I go along.  I made these macrame bracelets.  They took almost no time at all.  I think the blue ones remind me of bolts. 
These are some little clutches that I made out of magazine pages.  I laminated the sheets after cutting them into perfect squares. Folded the edges in and then sewed a button onto the center for closure. They're a bit fragile, but good for carrying just a couple of items, or even to put papers in. 
Come craft with me! :) 

June 22, 2012

Things I Love At Work: June

These are a couple of things I get to walk by everyday at work and wish would jump into my closet. 

June 21, 2012

Get On My Body: Tattoos

So, it's no secret that I want to get a tattoo.  I would actually kind of like to do so before my 21st birthday. (Mom, are you having a heart attack yet? Kidding.) She showed me one last night she thought I should have, I almost fell out of my chair hearing her say she found a tattoo I need to get.  It was of a tiny coffee cup.  The problem with getting a tattoo is never what I want, or how to go about drawing and creating it, it's where to put it.  I have a couple of ideas, but I won't share those until after I've actually decided and get it.  The one I get is going to have significant meaning to me and my life story. I hope that it can not only be something that speaks of me, but speaks of my Creator.  Anyway, I thought I'd share a few of my favorite tattoos and placements from my Pinterest for your viewing pleasure.  Enjoy. 
I love this placement. 
This is probably one of my most favorite placements because it can be hidden in a way. 
I'm rather intrigued by the white tattoos with shading. 
Love how this looks on the side of her arm. 
Body artwork. Beautiful. 
Again, I love the placement on the shoulder. 
Simple and sweet, though I would never get birds. Perhaps, a dandelion blowing instead. 
I used to love dreamcatchers, so I really like this one. 
I have always thought about a willow tree, I have just never found a drawing of one that I like, but this is pretty neat. 

June 19, 2012

Thoughts From A Cigarette Butt

I feel that so often I don't share my thoughts because I cannot put them rightly into spoken words. So I suppose I'll be a bit vulnerable and share with you some of the things I have written in my journal lately. Some of them may sound stupid to you, or make no sense, or sound ridiculous, but they're my thoughts, nonetheless, take them or leave them. 

There is so much strange beauty in this world that goes so unnoticed.  Last night as I was driving home, the person driving in front of me threw their cigarette butt out of their window.  To my surprise, the way the glowing orange ashes moved across the pavement was oddly beautiful to me.  I feel like we let the worries of our day cloud our vision to these strange gems our soul so longs to seek out.  I feel as though my body, heart, and soul craves and desires so much more than I allow myself to see.  I need to open my eyes to what God places right in front of me.  At times, it's like He's practically screaming, "Look at me! Look at this! I did this FOR YOU."  (Not to say that God wants me to look at a cigarette butt, but the idea of the small beauties surrounding me.) I begin to wonder how many things I have missed.  I know that these creative moments of inspiration are what drive me to press on in the turmoil of daily life.  This is where I find my small purpose.  To grow on that creative spirit.  To take it and run with it in whatever direction God leads me to.  Not listening to what the world says or expects of me.  That's what discourages and hinders these hidden treasures set before me by the Maker. 

June 18, 2012

Listing on a Monday

I'm totally stealing this idea from another blogger, but anyone who knows me knows that I love to make a ridiculous amount of lists. So, why not list things on my blog? Here's how it's going to go... every so often I will tell you some things like this...

Reading: I'm started Soul Detox by Craig Groeschel.  Also reading The Resolution for Women for a Bible study I'm doing.  I started Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut as well.  Oh, and there's also my two entrepreneurship textbooks... yay.
Listening: Bombay Bicycle Club.  Deer Tick.  The Lumineers. The Head & The Heart. Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros.  John Mayer.  (Special thanks to Chance Byrd for some of the musical amazingness.)
Hanging: Chilling at Shades of Brown...it's very quiet. Waiting on a friend. 
Crafting: Repurposing an old book into a book of quotes that I love with fun papers and washi tape. 
Drinking: A delicious macadamia nut latte...and then cafe con leche. 
Weather: Hottt.

June 16, 2012

Embracing Who Everyone Thinks I Am: Carmen Sandiego

Alright. For those of you who have known me since high school I have a red jacket that I wear frequently… It is adorable and I absolutely love it.  I loved it even during the time my mom decided to accidentally bleach it… I bought the same one again a day later. My friends always joked with me asking, “where in the world is Carmen San Diego?” Every time I wore this jacket someone made a comment about it. And thus, I must be her. If only I had a little hound dog and was a really awesome, stealthy detective…

June 14, 2012

Summertime Is For...

 Swimming, wet hair, bandeaus
Frisbees & outdoor fun

 Coffee, music, journaling
 Fish fryin'
Neighborhood walks 
 Chillin' poolside

Many magical adventures happen during summertime and I plan on sharing as many as I can with you!