Sunday, August 30, 2009

nine dollars and fifty cents, my friends. for these three awesome bracelets. apparently estate sales cut a lot of prices on sundays. these were all half off. I would have paid full price for probably two of them, but had to get the third when I found out they were half off. A lovely little gift for myself to celebrate the start of school tomorrow.

Friday, August 28, 2009

last night i fell asleep to the sound of thunder.
i lay facing the window to watch the lightning, until my eyelids decided otherwise.
no rain.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

last call

It's a cruel season that makes you get ready for bed while it's light out. ~Bill Watterson
3 non-school nights left. yes, even as a teacher, you still count things like that.
melissa got her wedding photos back. they are gorgeous. this one of me was snapped when we were getting ready.

Saturday, August 22, 2009


Today I am grateful. It is usually in the 90s and humid in St. Louis in August. This weekend it has been in the 70s, with no humidity. Blue skies with white cotton candy clouds that almost make you weep, they're so pretty. It makes the transition of coming back easier.

I went to Barnes&Noble and bought 5 magazines, something I rarely indulge in. 2 travel magazines, 1 home decor, 1 photography, and 1 current events/politics. I couldn't quite justify the new fall Vogue.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Libby + Steve = wedding greatness

calla lilies, dwarf iris, and peacock feathers to carry down the aisle.

and peacock feathers to adorn the cake.

soft lights illuminate the bride and groom

nothing cuter than kids dancing.

we wore michael jackson pins in honor and jammed to his songs

while the sun set over the detroit river. it was a hazy, sultry night

crepe station: a little sugar pickup so people could get their 3rd wind


wedding hair, undone.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

My summer is ending soon. I have to leave this.

Unrelated: I'm getting sick of all the images on we heart it. Newsflash: pictures of young women glaring into the camera with a cigarette and "vintage" clothes that are really just recycled from the 90s are not that original. Smoking does not make you look edgy, or fashionable, or like you don't care. It makes you look like you're trying too hard.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

round em up

happy sunday. or happy week ahead.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Hey You Guys!!!

Last night I went to see The Goonies on an outdoor screen in the park at our town's film festival. It was so fun. Lots of little kids dressed up like pirates, which was awesome.
Some adults dressed up too. Not quite as awesome.

So pretty watching the sun set over the lake while we waited

Yes there was a "pirate schooner"

seriously one of the best movies ever. and I notice more funny, subtle parts now that I'm older.

"When I was in 3rd grade I cheated on my math test. When I was in fourth grade I stole my uncle's toupee and put it on my face...."

fin. it's raining and chilly AGAIN today. what a summer.