2012: Words to Live By

Saturday, December 31, 2011




I Want to Live Here

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


edgewater, chicago loft via apartment therapy

this little apartment in chicago is so cute! it's tiny, but so homey and the owner/renter has done a wonderful and eclectic job of decorating.  i love the mix of traditional and more modern furniture and also the decorations.  and, i love the floors.  i love me some hardwoods, particularly if they're original to the space.  they just look so much nicer than carpets.  i also really like fun throw rugs, and they look so much better on hardwoods than over carpet!



Post-Christmas Update

Monday, December 26, 2011

well, my favorite time of year has officially ended.  i love christmas so much and hate when it is over!  however, this was an exceptional holiday.  i got to see everyone, and i got to spend some quality time with my brother, which never happens anymore! we had so much good food and good times, complete with gaither bros. sing-alongs like the old days.  i'm sad it is over, but excited that i will be home this entire week and therefore able to spend more time with my family!

waiting at the airport, where my flight was delayed for three hours

Cult of Pretty Giveaway

Friday, December 23, 2011

cult of pretty is giving away the following items!


1. Cosmetic bag - production sample, secret source | 2. Fresh Prime & Glow minis (one of my top products ever) | 3. Tarte Park Avenue Princess Bronzer 3.1g mini | 4. Benefit They’re Real Mascarafull size | 5. Victoria’s Secret Dream Angels Heavenly EDT Rollerball | 6-7. Victoria’s Secret Kiss Kit featuring Cinnamints + a full size Beauty Rush Gloss in Melonrageous | 8. Tarte 24.7 Natural Lip Sheer in Thursday 1.85g mini | 9-12. Tarte Lash Primer + Lash Enhancing Mascara in 3ml minis, Tarte Smooth Operator Illuminating Serum and ReCreate Primer in 0.3fl oz minis | 13.Korres Body Butter in Guava 1.69 oz | 14-15. Korres Quercetin & Oak Antiageing Night Cream.34 fl oz mini and Korres Cherry Lipgloss in Light Purple full size | 16. Laura Geller Tinted Under Make-Up Primer in Bronze .50oz mini | 17-18. Zoya Professional Lacquer in Shay .25 oz mini,Ginger + Liz Colour Collection Nail Polish in Chase Me full size | 19-20. Caudalie Crushed Cabernet Scrub 2.1oz mini and Caudalie Beauty Elixir 1 oz. | 21. iQ Derma RestorEyes Firming Eye Cream 15 g | Benefit Cha Cha Tint Lip & Cheek Stain full size

click here for the post: http://www.cultofpretty.com/post/14669974723/for-the-holiday-win

On the Eve of Christmas Eve

hooray!





Today I Want: Scarf






this scarf, from nordstrom is right up my alley! pink, red and yellow.  colors!  it will go with so many of my clothes and is good for all seasons!

this is my last post for the holiday weekend.  i hope everyone enjoys!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Almost Christmas

i am so excited.  its wonderful to be home with my family for the holiday.  i can't wait to see everyone decked out in their holiday finest and to see all the decorations.

here are some things i am loving right now!

Today I Want: Snow Season


kamik damsel

while it does not really snow that much in dc, it does still get cold and so do my toes! so, for christmas, i asked for a cute pair of these snow boots by kamik.  they are cute and would be functional, even in the cold rain that we frequently get in the winter!

Today I Want: Birchbox

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

these next few "today i want"s will feature things from my christmas list!

i really want this.  c'mon, who doesn't want free makeup samples every month? who doesn't need more makeup? and its nice makeup.  even better.  right?

I Want to Live Here

salvaged live/work loft in providence, rhode island via apartment therapy
if i could have an apartment of my choice, i would want it to look like this one.  i love lofts.  i love old industrial buildings.  i want to live here.  look at the bricks! and the floor! and the poles! its so open. love. 
click the picture for more.

Back To Blogger

god, i am the picture of indecision, aren't i? i can't find an interface with a layout i really like.  i've tried tumblr (like, but not the themes), wordpress (nice themes, no customizability) and now i am back here at blogger.  its a little harder to figure out, but is infinitely more customizable.  so, i'll take it.  

at least all this changing of blogs has enabled me to (sort of) figure out what i want from this blog.  so, it's going to consist of things i like, things that interest me, pretty things, places i'd like to go, my pins on pinterest, and glimpses into what i wear.  i hope.

i am going to try to have recurring daily posts.  we'll see how long i keep it up!