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.