Monday, January 31, 2011

"I don't love you but I always will"

This song by The Civil Wars just knocked me off my feet. Check it out and sing along

"Poison and Wine" - The Civil Wars

You only know what I want you to
I know everything you don't want me to
Oh your mouth is poison, your mouth is wine
Oh you think your dreams are the same as mine
Oh I don't love you but I always will
Oh I don't love you but I always will
Oh I don't love you but I always will
I always will

I wish you'd hold me when I turn my back
The less I give the more I get back
Oh your hands can heal, your hands can bruise
I don't have a choice but I still choose you
Oh I don't love you but I always will
Oh I don't love you but I always will
Oh I don't love you but I always will
Oh I don't love you but I always will
Oh I don't love you but I always will
Oh I don't love you but I always will
Oh I don't love you but I always will
I always will
I always will
I always will
I always will

I always will 


Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

T H A N K F U L tonight

I just watched this video of a boy on Christmas receiving an Xbox360 and Halo. After opening the game console and accessories all he repeatedly says is "thank you! thank you! is this really mine? do I get to keep it forever? this cost you a fortune, thank you!" He says it over, and over, and over again.

It made me cry to see such genuine gratitude. A pure and naive gratitude as well. The boy was only 11! It honestly reminded me how beautiful giving thanks is. I cannot get over how thankful he was. I want to be so grateful in my everyday life. How can we do this? How can we be so authentic and honest-to-God?

I want to be transparent and virtuous. I don't thank God enough for the blessings He constantly and consistently bestows upon me. Or even my family for that matter... I don't thank them enough for the amazing things that they do for me on a daily basis. The tangible things and more importantly, the intangible. I am so thankful for their love and support. Even friends! I don't thank my friends enough for being so dependable, loyal, and significant in my life. For being themselves. I am so lucky to have a beautiful group of friends that hold me accountable, make me laugh, and always have open ears and arms.

I am so... t h a n k f u l 

... And what makes me so sad and almost sickened is that half the people that I am most thankful-for do not even know! Now how awful is that. So...

Starting N O W, I am going to be as up-front and frank about how fantastic certain parts of my life are! I am so lucky and I really love so much.

Here's the link to the video that sparred this whole post- beware it's one of the sweetest things I've seen:

Alllllright - I'm a big fat emotional nerd and I don't care who knows it! :)



Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Jesus for you.
-1 Thessalonians 5:18

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Daily Musings...

1. Silver Pig I want for my room/house - why... not so sure this is a daily musing ;)

2. If these aren't disco potential I don't know what is - I want them in gold aaaand silver ;)

3. Boba Tea - I love almond milk, green tea, chai and mango - list goes on and on
the best I've had was in Chinatown last time I was in nyc

4. The falsies I wore on NYE - I loved them. Wish they were real. 

5. If I had these disco stairs in my house I think I would pretty much be set... for life

6. The prettiest pair of Louboutin's ever. Turquaaa

7. I cannot wait to be in this city for the summer...

8. Excited/Nervous/Embarrassed Thrilled about the longboard I recently invested in..  

9. This cotton candy table set-up at the Atlanta Market... Delicious!

10. Nutella in general 

11. More specifically the Burnt Marshmellow and Nutella milkshake from FLIP in Atlanta, GA. Wow wow wow.

12. Girl crush on Sienna Miller

13. My Rose ring that is similiar to this one... I wear it everyday

Thursday, January 13, 2011

I have a thing for hot air balloons

Ever since I was a child hot air balloons have mystified me. I love them! A family friend owned one and we would often go to the hot air balloon festivals that were nearby and watch the detailed set-up process. Every now and then, they would let me and my sister tag along while they tethered the balloon. When I was in the air in that wicker basket floating above the city it was an unbelievable feeling. After all, everyone wants to fly anyways right...? It was so magical for some reason.

And oddly enough, one of my most favorite memories as a child is the summer morning I had another encounter with a balloon. A close encounter! I was about seven and my step-sister ran into my bedroom around 7 am (waaaay to early for a summer day). She was saying that there was the strangest noise outside and it was frightening her.

The whole family ran outside to see that it was a hot air balloon! LANDING IN OUR FRONT YARD! They had used our yard for a annual routine test because we had a large front yard without many trees. All of the neighbors came over... many in curlers, pajamas, and robes. It was hysterical. The company that tethered the balloon in my front yard let all of the neighbors go up in the balloon and soon enough, the entire county was at our doorsteps asking for rides because they had seen the rainbow contraption looming above their homes.

So there it went. From then on I had a secret obsession with balloons and seeing the festivals. Many of them took place in a park near my house and I loved to go watch with my dad.

How romaaaaantic would a proposal in a balloon be?? Ah, so awesome. Always been on my bucket list to go on a long adventure in one... Ooooooone day :)

I hope you are having a fantastic day! 



Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Bath Tubs Are A Girl's Best Friend

There are very few things that please me and relax me as much as a long, hot, bath.... 
Say it with me: aaaaaaaaaaahhhh. It is the very best way to relax and end a day. 

Sound fabulous to you? One day- I will definitely have a fantastic and luxurious bath tub. It may be indoors or it may be outdoors. It may be white, it may be black. Here are a few that inspire me and forced me to turn my very own tub on as hot as it will go, light some candles, put on some music... and forget about everything else*

1. The White Claw

2. The Silver Subway Bucket

3. The At-home Spa

4. Simplicity 

5. The Way It Should Be

6. The Princess Tub

7. Tiki Tub + Hot Tub *I don't hate it

8. Olympic Sized Tub

9. Eat. Pray. Bathe.

10. Rainy Tub - Oh. My Word. 

11. The Way They Used To Do Baths

Go run a bath, un-wind, and thank me later ;) 



Monday, January 10, 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Years Eve Fun ~


Hope you had a happy and safe nye! I know I sure had a fun time -- ;)



Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Girly Guns --> Yowza!

Those gun chandeliers... Oh my word!
 So very edgy... so very cool~