Saturday, October 23, 2010

The blogger lives!

It's been ages since I lasted posted, but for good reason.
Do you ever feel "bloggers guilt" after not posting as you regularly do? I had felt that a lot lately and decided that I needed to take a break and let that go. Blogging is supposed to be something fun - not a chore you must keep up on. Thus, I decided I would post whenever I wanted and not worry about some silly schedule. Our whole lives are scheduled down to the last minute (at least mine is) so why should this be? Blogging seems to fit seamlessly into some blogger's lives, but not mine.
Anyway, being a full time college student, having a part time job, belonging to three clubs (one of which I am vice president), and singing in two choirs has been taking up most of my time.
I also enjoy sleeping, so it's nice to fit that in once and a while, too. ;)

Anyway, there's my lame (but legitimate) excuses for why I have been gone and will explain the future irregularities of this blog.

That being said, my fall season has been wonderful so far. Every day I journal something that I loved about that day:

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10/8
Living in an autumn dream.
Running around campus at night with mason jars, trying to fill them with "eye of newt" and "monkshood".

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10/10
Driving nearly to Canada through the pouring rain and birch trees to take a train ride through the mountains. (Then, eating huckleberry pie at a roadside diner and getting so distracted by discussing lyrics that we took the wrong turn home) Lovely.

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10/20
The feeling of my bed when I first wake up in the morning

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10/22
Hearing the melancholy sound of church bells from my window on a perfectly rainy day.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Oy vey.

Currently, my "trusty" Macbook isn't working,
thus it makes it quite difficult for me to post some of my pictures and things.
In the meantime, I will be updating my tumblr regularly, and I hope you'll visit me there!
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(Illustration by Laurel Long)

Also, I am in desperate need of some new music.
Anyone have any suggestions?


Sunday, August 1, 2010

My Room

I thought it would be fun to show you my room. :)
I know I've shown you my desk before, but I've redecorated a little since then.

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Isn't my little suit of armor darling?
I'd love to see all of your rooms or homes...please share!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Another year older.

The days pass by slowly, but the weeks are passing by so quickly this summer!
I celebrated my birthday on Sunday which was very nice, just a small dinner with my family.

I decided that my lack of outfit posts has less to do with having to wear a uniform to work, and more to do with the fact that I have no idea how to dress during this warm weather. Luckily, we're heading to the coast this weekend and it will be much cooler there. :)

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P.S.
If any of you would like to write me a letter, or would like me to write you one,
send me an email and we'll set it up :)
If there's one thing I have time for in the summer, it's letter writing.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Evening Flowers

This summer has been nice and lazy so far...except for work, of course.
There is a uniform for both jobs I work at, which I honestly don't really mind, but explains my lack of any interesting outfit posts. Thanks for bearing with me, and I wish many huckleberry lemonades and watermelon eating contests your way. :)

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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Independence Day!

"I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure that it will cost to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the gloom I can see the rays of ravishing light and glory I can see that the end is worth more than all the means; that posterity will triumph in that day’s transaction, even though we [may regret] it, which I trust in God we shall not.”
-John Adams July 3, 1776

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Photos by me @ Colonial Williamsburg

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Letter writing and the glory of summer

I just found out about the Letter Writers Alliance, affectionately known as the LWA.
Their mission statement explains,

"In this era of instantaneous communication, a handwritten letter is a rare and wondrous item. The Letter Writers Alliance is dedicated to preserving this art form; neither long lines, nor late deliveries, nor increasing postal rates will keep us from our mission."

Best of all, membership is only $3, or $12 if you're interested in the vintage style LWA stationary. I'm joining...are you? :)

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via LWA

In other news...it's summer!

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Follow me to the village green...

So, I've finally joined the Tumblr club!
I think it's a great medium to share inspirations in text, pictures, video...etc.
You can find me here:

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But, my main point of this mostly pointless post,
is that I want you to comment with your Tumblr links!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Food for fathers?

Here's the little treat I made for everyone coming over to my house for father's day dinner.

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I had to use cake mix out of the box..but at least I made the frosting from scratch!
The chocolate frosting was just a run-of-the-mill recipe, but I thought I'd share the other.
It's a blackberry buttercream frosting:
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp almond extract
5 cups powdered sugar
pinch of salt
1/4 cup blackberry puree (I couldn't find this anywhere, so I ended up just putting jam in the blender to make it thinner. It tasted just as good, and I love the color!)

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Sing hi-lo-lay at the end of the day...

I love these photos from Katherine Hooker's Summer collection.
They're effortlessly British, plus the model's hair is perfection!
(I wish myself luck in trying to emulate the style...)

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Farm Chicks

I went to the Farm Chicks show at the county fairgrounds this last weekend.
If you don't know about them, they're basically a huge phenomenon up here in the northwest, ahem, at least with the women-folk. Picture aisles and aisles of perfection (aka vintage dresses, furniture, books, letters, etc.).
I took so many pictures that I can't post them all here!

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Monday, June 7, 2010

114th Regiment

I took these photos last weekend, when, as always, I went
to the Memorial Day civil war reenactment.

This girl was my favorite reenactor to shoot.
I feel like she came straight out of a film or book, and someone needs to write her story.
From what I can tell, there were a small number of women that fought alongside the men,
mostly acting as cantinieres and they weren't disguised in men's clothes.

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"Hers was the only face in the vicinity which seemed in any way gay. She was laughing and pointing very unconcernedly, as she stumbled over axes, spades and other obstacles, on her way through the trench! She was wonderfully courageous or else did not understand the danger . . . the shower of musket-balls, shrapnel, and every sort of projectile falling in the midst of us was trying to the nerves of our coolest."
(Frank Rauscher, Band Leader of the 114th PA on Marie Brose Tepe)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Understars

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Blouse & Skirt - Thrifted

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