28 February 2011


inspired by these hairs - the cut of the
first and the 'do' of the second
Ignore the heinous suit thing

27 February 2011


sometimes, i feel like ill burst with thankfulness. is that cheesy? maybe. but now is one of those times. 

24 February 2011

daily inspiration

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them
They think I'm telling lies.
I say,
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It's the fire in my eyes
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing of my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can't touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them,
They say they still can't see.
I say
It's in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Now you understand
Just why my head's not bowed.
I don't shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It's in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
The palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
'Cause I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me. 

Maya Angelou

23 February 2011

change of plans

After a day of moping over grad school rejection and my plan A being thwarted, I have begun the process of making personalized cover letters and selling myself to social work agencies in Southern California. I realize that I've just entered into a whole new realm of potential for plenty of rejection, but overall, plan B is starting to look a lot more exciting than another year of school.


with this - grandpa sweaters and sexy shoes

19 February 2011

14 February 2011

from: mom

to: me
(along with a valentines care package)
p.s. yes, that sandwhich is cookie cutter-ed into the shape of a heart.
mom hasn't made my lunch since high school. i miss this.

from: tim

to: me

the line about the jars is my favorite. i'm a lucky girl.

13 February 2011

Best Love Mix Yet

A lot of thought is essential for making love mixes - the timing and the flow are everything. Having a special Valentine to inspire makes it feel that much more important. I must say, I'm proud of this one. 

1. Run - Ben Kweller
2. That's How Strong my Love is - Otis Redding
3. You and I - Ingrid Michaelson
4. Ivory Road - King Charles
5. Got to Get you Into My Life- The Beatles
6. Take Care - Beach House
7. Poison Cup- M. Ward
8. The Thought Gives Me the Creeps- own personal cover
9. She's Mine - Brett Dennen
10. Believer- Ben Kweller
11. 2 Atoms in a Molecule- Noah and the Whale
12. Say Yes- Langhorne Slim
13. Dearest- Buddy Holly
14. Gotta Have You- The Weepies
15. Let's Twist Again- Chubby Checker
16. Honey Pie- The Beatles
17. Anyone Else But You- The Moldy Peaches
18. Inside and Out- Feist

love love love

proud goodwill purchase

11 February 2011


Recipe here for Stuffed Zucchini.

10 February 2011


favorite song of the week.


Jason de Caires Taylor is brilliant with his life-size, cement sculptures that he then descends into the ocean. These sculptures take residence on the ocean floor, gaining more dynamic and character as they become apart of their environment, and their environment apart of them. I found them to be eery and beautiful. The rest really speaks for itself with the photos. View more on the artist and his work here.

Inspired by Melanie & Brianna to blog more frequently. Here goes.