Wednesday, October 14, 2009


This weather is making me write in cursive and keep Bon Iver on repeat. And I'm pretty sure I composed a poem last night? There's also a possibility I have been spending too much time with my cat, Agnes. We had breakfast together this morning (in addition to the last like thirteen straight meals). Eh :/

"This is not the sound of a new man or crispy realization. It's the sound of the unlocking and the lift away. Your love will be safe with me." -Bon Iver, "Re: Stacks"

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Terry the Mouse in a Cat Suit - cute felt mouse ornament by TheHouseOfMouse
The House of Mouse is adorable! This is "Terry the Mouse in a Cat Suit."

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Instead of writing my midterm paper, I've been surfing the net. Guilty!
This little wooden needle case is so neat.
where the wild things are CAROL and MAX silver pendants WTWTA
I can't wait 'til Where The Wild Things Are is released! Zach and I want these necklaces to share- tee.

Image of Porcelain Hedgehog
Cute hedgehog #1
Cute hedgehog #2

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Rewards Program

I went a week without paying for a single meal. I used giftcards, relatives, friends' relatives, and a lunch box. I'm turkey sandwiched out, but I rewarded myself afterwards.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Hey girlfriend

These "Keeping Snail Mail Alive" postcards are adorable, and they are perfect for my adorable friend, Kristina.
Keep Snail Mail Alive!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Another Weekend

-This Laura Marling song has been my favorite lately.
-I enjoyed the Beatles with my bubble bath today.
-Delphine is a letterpress and design company with
beautiful works. I just love the inspiration list they've
included on their website.
-I've been staying up too late watching entire seasons
of Lost.
-"You'll accomplish more in the next two months
developing a sincere interest in two people than you'll
accomplish in the next two years trying to get two
people interested in you."
-Dale Carnegie

Friday, September 11, 2009

"The best thing to hold onto in life is each other"
-Audrey Hepburn


I was searching for a pair of heels I found at Payless this week. My friend tried to convince me that they were ridiculous. She was mistaken. I will prove her wrong after my next pay check.

I want all these purple finds from Payless!
Womens FioniSasha Ruffle BootieWomens Lela Rose for PaylessLela Rose for Payless Mallory Suede BootieWomens FioniKoture Ruffle Peep-Toe

And these others as well.
Womens Abaeté for PaylessAbaeté for Payless Dauphin PumpWomens Christian SirianoChristian Siriano for Payless Saunter FlatWomens DexterDexter Gillian Bow Flat

I love Fridays. I don't have school or work so I get to sleep in til lunch, take time to get ready, then usually go on a date with Zach. I think we are picnicing today!

Stars Concert Poster by The Small Stakes
I love this Stars poster.

And this one for Breakfast at Tiffany's.

"The only real elegance is in the mind; if you've got that, the rest really comes from it."
-Diana Vreeland, quoted in Newsweek (December 1962)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


NineWestHeechBlackFront_405x540.jpg image by lululu120

I am never taking these off.

Monday, September 7, 2009


I broke down, and I'm excited about it.

Saturday, September 5, 2009


What condo doesn’t have wireless internet? Who has granite countertops, multiple showerheads, and flat screen tvs without an internet connection? The concierge says they’ve only been open six weeks so that has not been taken care of yet. Don’t open the place up til you get that established, yo.

So I'm currently curled up in a corner, pressed up against the balcony wall with the curtains shielding me from the sun.

My brother's setup.

My work space/fort/canopy.

Family Vacation

I am currently at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with my parents, brother, and sister-in-law (my sister was a bit too pregnant to join us this time).

Unlike most, I really do love being with my family. I still live with my parents and as of right now I have no desire to “get out” or “move away.” It’s not that I have numerous freedoms or that my parents are my best friends, it’s just that they are so sweet and precious. My father, a retired educator of 36 years, proofreads my papers and helps me with my teaching program. My mother spends the majority of her time making things perfect. She offers daily to lend a hand with my studying or art projects. She sews, cooks, creates, and loves. Not to say that growing up I was problem free or that life was a breeze living at home, but I do think that my parents are nearly perfect- at least for me.

My friends all have parents with their own awful situations- some that yell, some that discourage, some that are never satisfied. Just yesterday my friend Kristen said, “you know Caroline, we are so lucky to have normal parents.” I honestly think the type of parents I have are no longer the norm in households. I truly am blessed.

What got me thinking about all this started at the Cracker Barrel in Madison. Yesterday after lunch my dad had bought everyone those little peanut butter chocolate balls and was ready to pass them out as we left. I almost got teary. He is such a precious man. I have the highest respect for him and his advice and wisdom. I’m so lucky to have such a guide and resource just at the other end of my house.

For the ride to Madison, I drove my mom. She is so funny. We laughed and talked about Flo Rida, baby names, and the rules of the road. Though I’ve been driving for a few years now, my mother still felt it necessary to tell me yesterday that the right lane is for slow drivers and the left lane is for passing faster cars. Also, she proceeded to let me know how to use my turn signal when changing lanes. Sometime her nagging and pestering ways put me on edge, but at the end of the day I know it’s just concern and love. I can only be grateful for that.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Weekend

All this week I spent snippets at a used book store that just recently created a .25 cent section. This is a 1971 book with beautiful illustrations. One day I plan on framing them in some fashion. I bought my mother an antique directory book and a friend some photojournalism books.

I want these little guys.

custom order your own crocheted cat

Custom ordered crocheted cats! How precious?

I have been wearing lipstick everyday. It makes me feel more feminine in a subtle, delicate way. Ernest Hemingway's great-granddaughter Dree Hemingway has an adorable name and pulls off this look so well.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Oh goodness!

Frozen Smiles - Denture Ice Cube Trays
These are so funny to me.

Needle and Pin Storage Booklet
I've been thinking about getting back into sewing lately, and this is just the item to inspire!

As much as I love the clean sleekness of my mac, these removable graphics are tempting.

If it was up to Zach, we'd probably have Koi fish wedding invites. They aren't too shabby.

Ochre and Brown Personalized Leather Keychain
Lastly, I'm excited about this keychain! It's a step towards maturity in my Snapdragon world of monograms and polka dots.

A very shy Zooey Deschanel arrives at LAX Airport wearing similar glasses as fiance Benjamin Gibbard.

How did I go over a year not knowing they were engaged? Ben Gibbard's gotten so skinny. And Zooey looks wonderful in llilic.

Friday, August 14, 2009


My brother and his wife came in town just as I was leaving. Luckily, since I've been home they've stayed a few more days. I just adore their two little mutt puppies- Pebbles and Bam Bam. Pebbles looked too precious with her pink collar and nails. Photo op? Mhm! Can you believe they are from the same litter?

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


just a day of doing nothing, and it was almost everything I could have wanted.


-managed to never change out of my pajamas.

-watched the Helvetica documentary.

-enjoyed my coffee with a clearer view out the recently de-screened windows.

-made my sister some sweet little moving announcements.

-stalked a precious grey cat.

-considered buying this for days that just need cheering.

Happy kitten

-labeled mini mead notebooks in magazine collages with Ashley.

-read Love That Dog by Sharon Creech.

"The best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you, the right person's still gonna think the sun shines out of your ass." -Juno

Monday, August 3, 2009

little one

i'd like to be young again

tiny, yet profound

immune, cradled

fragile, yet carefree

let me down, please

please just let me down

Saturday, August 1, 2009

A blog and twitter all in one week- like I needed another reason to always be online.

This is such a cute pattern for a child's room

And these Olive Manna jot books are so useful to label like shopping, school to do, or brainstorming.

But seriously Olive Manna, this isn't a peacock. You aren't kidding anyone.