Things that remind me of things
So I’m reading this book called The Bolter right now. No surprise, it’s about a woman, Idina Sackville, who naturally hails from an aristocratic family in early 20th Century England. She keeps leaving her husbands. LOVE it! Love how a divorce a scandal back then - see that’s a scandal I can get behind. None of this raunchy, sex-tape, drugs, reality TV bs. They kept their orgies...
Heaven can't wait forever
What I learned from Fiona Apple today
First time Fiona Apple poster, long time Fiona Apple fan. I can’t really articulate why I’m so drawn to her music. True, I’m into a lot of alt chick rock (Fiest, Alanis Morrisette to name a few) but Fiona is something else. Her melodies are beautiful, but after you listen to the songs a few times because you (almost selfishly?) like the way they sound, all of the sudden you...
That means you did something right. I mean that’s getting to eat the pie without...– Jason Stackhouse, True Blood Are you watching it? We’re watching it - well kind of. I’m paying attention to it while I go about doing other chores on Sunday night and The Cpt watches it and complains if there’s not enough nudity. It’s campy.
Kickstart your Monday
Ways I trick myself into loving Monday mornings wearing sunscreen, even if it’s not sunny, because a) sun protection and b) reminds you of your last vacation. taking leftovers from delicious Sunday night dinner for lunch. Today - peppercorn hamburger! showing up at 9am EXACTLY and not giving them an extra second of your time. Stretch that weekend out! Planning your week - ie identifying...
This fella in Tofino (holla at ya!) is building a totem pole out of debris from last year’s Tsunami. I think that’s really interesting. Also I find it interesting that it took a whole year for the debris to start showing up on shore. And only because it’s crazy to think that the Pacific ocean is THAT big. Seriously! That big. Image via Huffington Post
Cross Body Bags
Saw this post on Made by Girl today and am totally feeling what they’re saying. I’m into cross body bags lately. I have this awesome purse from Deux Lux and frankly, as close to the perfect bag as it’s going to get. It’s a leather weave, which I love. Without the long handle, it’s small duffel and I love the nice square shape. It fits a ton. With the handle, it...
Starting today with yellow
Rachel Leigh Cook. Rachel Leigh Cook!!!! I love RLC - not from any of that Can’t Hardly Something business she did in the late 90’s, but from the Babysitter’s Club movie. I remember seeing that movie and literally thinking she was the most beautiful human ever to live. And now, here is she making my heart flutter in this yellow jumpsuit. There is so much about this outfit not to...
Live stream poodies.
Seriously, no one would be mad if you spent all day watching these poody poohs. Live video from your Android device on Ustream
I don't love this song but I do love this list
The Daily Beast did a recap of the best and worst covers of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”. I didn’t know that it hit no. 1 on the billboard charts, but mostly because although I know it’s popular, I don’t actually like the song all that much. I liked her song “Tug of War” better. ANYWAYS The Daily Beast’s list is worth going through -...
The elegance of clutter
But is it really elegant? I don’t mind a little clutter - gives you something to look at beside your couch. But I’m not into over cluttering and I feel like all the design and decor blogs have been pushing clutter down our throats, as if it was chic and cool. Incorrect. Case in point, this photo above. This is a clutter place. This person’s wall is covered in magazine rip...
Give this little tune a turn
Finding your inner peace while rolling your eyes
I try and read Tiny Buddha as often as I can - I follow them on FB, I follow them on Twitter. They offer (what I feel is) non-condescending pick me ups. As in, I don’t feel like I need to spend a day in yoga pants drinking soy milk and oohming while picturing a yellow ball of light. Although I do love a good ohm. I’m not a particularly anxious person or much of a worry wart, so when I...
My Vacation Reading List
I was in Hawaii for the last ten days. Vacations are amazing but they always end and then you feel like you need a vacation from your vacation. smrt, kill me. I thought I would share the 6 books I took on vacation and the 5 of them I ended up reading. I tend to read quickly, hammering out books faster than neccessary. Not bragging, it’s actually pretty stupid because I spend twenty...
It wasn't always like this
Poor Beatrice. What’s her nickname in the press? *Quick google: she has no nicknames, I repeat, she has no nicknames. Which really signals her importance in the papers* Here’s the world’s favourite Royal clique of Harry, William and Kate in an extremely telling photo. Naturally, those three are as thick as thieves and, slightly off to the right of them, probably a row back, is...
Blue blazer & brass buttons
Love this look - except these really thick soled white tennis shoes. Why is she wearing those? In fact, they’re more chunky than thick. Not my fav, but I love the clean look of the rest of it! For years I had the Rachel Hair cut, in fact, you could probably argue I still do. I love the long layers around her face, but mind you, everyone knows that J.A has fab hair so why am I even pointing...
Kristen Dunst & Honey Boo-Boo Child
I’ll be shocked if anyone even reads this anymore, as I am such a spazzy and sporadic poster that I wouldn’t be surprised if you’ve deemed a social leaper. But I was in Hawaii so if you don’t hate me because of my lack of writing discipline, then you hate me anyways because I was on a big long beach for almost 2 weeks. Can we have a moment for the chubby cheeked little...