Saturday, May 7, 2011


I love my mom. Sometimes I don't think I tell her that enough, but I know that she knows. It's funny thinking about how much our relationship has changed over these past 25 years. She went from being my creator to my sole source of nourishment, my teacher (literally she was my 6th grade teacher) to my arch nemesis. I am pretty sure we fought every morning before school my freshman through junior year of high school. After I moved to college I learned to appreciate her for all she was trying to do for my in those 3 years. I got to see her in a whole new light, and she became my best friend. I know it sounds dorky to have your mom as your best friend, I mean I know she has to love me, but my mom is awesome.
My mom is extremely smart, has the most caring heart in the world, and is kind of a hottie (see exhibits A and B). I have those moments, like I'm sure most women do, where I say something or make some sort of facial expression and I immediately know that it was EXACTLY something my mom would do, but instead of cringing I am kind of relieved. I hope for my future children's sake that I turn out as good as my mom did. I LOVE YOU MOMMA!

Exhibit A: Classy Momma

Exhibit B: Sexy Momma dancing in "Chicago", the musical.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

frame shopping...

So, I got a little Warby Parker gift card from my sis for Christmas and I STILL haven't spent it... what the what?!?! I finally got around to getting some at-home try-ons and I just cannot decide which ones I like best. I think I may have to go for another round of try-ons... here are the ones I picked out this last time. Let me know what you think!

{the winston}

{the tinley}

{the griffin}

{the clear webb's}

{the sinclair}

I wish I could have them all! I heart you Warby Parker...

Monday, February 28, 2011


Most of the time on my blog I write about fun, trivial, and simple things. This past week has really helped to put my life back in perspective. I flew home to Oklahoma last Monday to help arrange and to attend my Granddad's funeral.
I feel really lucky as far as grandparents go. I am 25 years old and I have had all 4 of my grandparents until the age of 23. My Pawpaw passed away in November 2009, and now my Granddad just last week. All of my grandparents are/were extraordinary people, and I learned something from each of them. My pawpaw was a very humble, brilliant, and loving man. He taught me how to retain your own principles without judging others.

My Granddad, on the other hand was a very principled man and he wore it on his shoulder. Everyone knew exactly what he believed in and he let you know what you should believe in. For him there was only one way to do things, the right way. Which proved to be true in his life-long hobby of building and inventing.
My granddad was also one of the biggest-hearted people I will ever know. He loved to make people laugh. One of my earliest memories of him is holding me down and drawing birds on the bottom of my feet. My grandmother thought it was torture, but it would always resort in uncontrollable laughter on my part.
He had his beliefs, but they never got in the way of helping others out. My grandparents took in countless "strays," as they called them. Most of them friends of my mom and aunts and uncles who were abused, homeless, or recovering from drugs or alcohol.

I feel blessed to have had him in my life for as long as I did. In 2006, as I was studying abroad in England, my grandparents, and most of that side of my family came to visit me. We were able to fulfill his life-long dream by traveling to the Vatican and meeting the Pope. I have never seen him happier. He was literally dancing and singing down the streets of Italy. I think that is how he will live on in my memory. I will miss him terribly, but I take comfort in the fact that his presence lives on in the lives of anyone that ever knew him.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

i now want colorful extensions and to learn how to fishtail braid...

some NYFW inspiration...

saw these images on the Miss Moss blog, and I am smitten...

{from Jonathan Saunders show}

{from Jill Stuart's show}

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

home sweet home...

Hello neglected blog, long time no see... Jonathan and I have been in moving mode for far too long now. The good news is that we are almost settled in! Yay! All that's left is a trip or two to goodwill and some pictures to hang! Our new place is starting to feel like home, and I really like it. I was definitely apprehensive to leave our little yellow house for apartment life, but it is treating us well so far. Our place gets lots of light, we are close to everything, and apparently I live next door to one of my co-workers, haha. I am a little distracted at the moment watching Jennifer Anniston on Rachel Ray, so I will let the pictures do the talking for me. Enjoy!

(side note, i made that "hello" banner and will be making similar ones for my online shop)

This is our temporary clothes storage solution. kinda ghetto, but better than the floor.

trouser hangers are a great way to hang art. so easy to change out pieces.

the alphabet poster will be hung on the wall eventually...

Please excuse the mess in the corner. It is our bar in the making. Right now it is being used as a place to put all things we don't know what to do with...

new chair from Urban Outfitters, I love it!

Kitty tipi! And our new black and white rug from Ikea which I also love!

Our cute but tiny kitchen. The refrigerator had become Sawyers new favorite hideout.

My valentines day daisies and my succulent from Mrs. Rhoads, which seems to be bouncing back from my overwatering by the way :)

And there you have it! Obviously still a work in progress, but I am pleased with how things are going. I'm ready for it to be done so we can start having people over. I also need to study up on some cocktails...

Friday, January 28, 2011

Well, in just a couple of days Jonathan and I will be moving out of our little yellow house and moving into a cute one bedroom apartment. Most people ask "why in the world would you be doing such a thing?", but we are pretty excited about it. For us, this is an opportunity to simplify life, cut costs, and travel more. We definitely caught the bug while we were in Europe and we have A LOT planned for this year. I am also looking forward to getting rid of all our old stuff and starting fresh in a new home. I love decorating and I love change... win win!
Even though we are excited about the change, that doesn't mean we wont miss this house where we made our first home together as Mr and Mrs. Here are a few of my favorite things in our home...