Thursday, September 30, 2010

have a lovely weekend

All the wayyyyy back in middle school many moons ago, I used to get really hyper on the bus going home Thursday afternoons. In my opinion, Thursday was (is) the start of the weekend. Even though you still have to go to school/work on Friday, you wake up with the euphoric feeling that it's Friday, which actually fades throughout the day as it passes. College only confirmed that Thursday night starts the weekend. So...zumba with ze ladies tonight, st. louis cardinals game tomorrow, football and photos saturday, perfect fall weather....happy weekend.

golden gate via

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sunday StL Sunset


And overexposed, for fun.

Saturday, September 25, 2010


-fall weather. it's finally here! 60/70s (50s at night!) weather
-farmers market...full of apples, gourds, cider....summer corn and peaches are gonzo
-the photo class I'm taking...going to take some portraits of my sister in law today. thinking about renting a better lens soon to test my skills more....
-the future of my flickr...hoping to have some sort of consistent photo shoot 2x/month....but I've sort of lost interest in posting to flickr
-grateful for my blog. this is the best diary/journal/thought keeper/indulgent self-expression outlet that I've ever had. I used to think I wanted to have some sort of catch/ the wonderful design/fashion/craft/living blogs I love. But that's too much work. And that's not me. Other people do that so well....I love posting what I enjoy, not trying to have a conglomerate of what's trendy and keeping track of everything. I love this for me and my friends.

(photo:autumn gallery)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Friday Night Lights

While not feeling 100% last week, I became obsessed with this show. (Thank you, Netflix instant streaming. An upside to being in bed most of the day) Amazing acting and characters, great writing, football...I feel transported to a tiny Texas town when I watch it. Of course, it is critically acclaimed, so naturally it's had terrible ratings and shorter seasons...blah.

there is nothing - nothing - like a long phone conversation with a close friend. always healing in a small or big way.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

indian summer

It is football season. Fall. My fave. And it is still in the 90s in Saint Louis. This is not okay. I don't care how much I'll want warmth in January (really, the winters aren't terrible here anyway. I don't dread them the way I did in Michigan.) I want to wear a sweater to games, not a tank top and shorts. I want to leave and go home to warm up, not go home to shower and get unsweaty.
My mom came to visit this weekend and watch my little brother's football game, which was so nice. I was feeling quite under the weather (I know...the hot weather) and there is nothing like having your mom around when you're not 100%, no matter how old you are. Naturally we had to be at the game about an hour early, so she could watch warmups and feel the "ambience"

When my brother, who is a captain, walks out hand and hand with the other captains for the coin toss, my heart does a little flip. Brotherly love! Love it! Seriously, click the picture!

I bought a new lamp. My walls are still fairly boring. My mom and I spent Saturday morning in the city wandering around little garden/junk shops and going to the farmers market. My fridge is now half full of fresh veggies and cider, and half full of leftovers from all the meals out we had.

School is too busy. Much to catch up on after being a bit off my game this past week. Onward!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Today I taught my preschoolers the Spanish word for pajamas...pijamas (pee-hah-mas). Tricky right? I now want a pair of classic pajamas. Men's pajamas. Perfect for fall weather.

Monday, September 6, 2010


Okay. Let's talk about the knee sock trend that is the newest thing this fall. Cute? Yes. I loved knee socks when I was little. However, the look is only really flattering if you have long, twiggy legs. Which is the exact opposite of what I have. I'll stick to my fun tights, which serve the same purpose of warmth and fashion and what not.

But the socks with shorts and sandals? Not digging. Trying a little too hard.

images: jo (1), sartorialist (2, 3)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

game show doppleganger

emailed to me by a friend this morning...
"Is this your spin id from wheel of fortune? do you have a spin id from wheel of fortune?"

hahahaha....sorry. Two Ls, not one L.
And Michigan only in the summer :-)

Friday, September 3, 2010

collecting light

today it is 75 and un-humid. i guess dry would be the word. opening up the windows after weeks of air conditioning....breezy heaven.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Photo Wall

Yesterday I was browsing the archives of Jo and came across this lovely post of her twin sister's home. I love the gallery wall - this will be in my future at some point. Right now I still like all my Ikea frames.