Tuesday, September 29, 2009


i can't concentrate on anything!
i have a paper to write & a test to study for.
but i really like her skirt.
& that room.
& i have a thrifting date with my mom on thursday!

photo from here.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

the things i love...

....right now at least:

this song.
this wedding. (thanks wendy)

there is more, but i have to go pick up my mom from the airport. will continue the list soon!

this quote (from here):
"i want to sit across from you and photograph your eyes.
i would love to be able to keep the picture on my nightstand with a bouquet of
wildflowers, to keep it in my pocket, to stick it on the fridge, to post it on flickr.
because everyone in the world desearves to see the most beautiful pair of eyes in the universe."
this photo (from here):

Friday, September 25, 2009


i ride the train to school every monday, wednesday, & friday. this is me on the train with my new vera wang bag. i love it so much!
anyways, going along with this little train theme, here is the new chanel no 5 commercial with audrey tautou that i saw when i was watching the premiere of grey's anatomy last night. i loved her in amelie & i want to see her in the new coco before chanel. enjoy!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

bye bye raquel

i'm sorry i haven't been blogging! a lot has been going on lately. my sister left for college last week. i threw her a going-away party. all of her friends painted her a banner to hang in her dorm room. above is what i painted & the "your heart is gold" quote.the best friend, the boyfriend, the brother, & the cousin all came with me & my family to move my sister into her dorm. it was a very eventful long drive in a large van which i do not care to explain (too long of a story). but now she is far away there & i am here. makes me sad :/

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

this is amazing.

a few things

this is where my sister & i stayed a few days ago. it was simply beautiful. we fell asleep hearing the waves splash against the rocks. the house reminds me of a jane austen novel.my strawberry plant has grown quite a lot since i first got it. it even had a few strawberries on it!the floor in my room is covered with things for school, just like my life is covered with school at the moment. so so busy! i got a postcard from jennifer & one of nicola's famous packages a couple of weeks ago. having penpals is really one of the best things that can happen : )
thank you for all of your sweet comments about my tumblr. it's really a fun thing to do & doesn't take very long to post things on.

Friday, September 11, 2009


aaahhhh! i'm sorry i haven't post in a long while : (
i've been too busy lately.
i started a tumblr though...
tell me what you think!
i'm on the university computer so i don't have my resource of photos.
i'm thinking of putting off responding to comments again...sorry!
i think that is one of the reasons i haven't been blogging as much lately, becuase i would have to catch up on all of your insightful comments.
i hope this post finds you all well.
now i am off on a camping trip for the weekend!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

congratulations jennifer!

yay!! jennifer of make.tea.not.war has won my celebration giveaway! woo hoo!
jubilee helped me pick the winner : )

*inside the cabinet of wonder: oh i know! i love taking photos from the vintage photobooths. it reminds me of amelie. ooo! that's another movie that would be on my list! hehe.


my sister & i took these photobooth photos at the state fair on thursday. we take one every year : ) we just got back from a weekend trip staying at a hostel. it was quite the adventure!
my celebration giveaway ends today. i'll be posting a winner later today!
i'm sorry i haven't posted in a while. there has just been so much to do that i feel i've been going going nonstop! i'll be catching up on sharing a few things with you soon!

* delicate diaries & caitlin & jennifer & linda & asunlitday & allison & jessica & jane: you are all so welcome! i love to read your blogs : )
*amy: thank you! yes, it was a good day.
*raquel: ahahah! i'm still waiting to read yours!
*mieke willems: thanks! my sister doesn't really like cake so we put candles in her favorite green tea ice cream : )
*hayley: she had a fun fun day!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

celebration giveaway!

guess what!ta-da!it's my blogs one-year birthday! i'ts also my 200th post! yikes!! i started this blog exactly a year ago on september 1, 2008, to let people know what i was up to since i moved away from home. & now i am so blessed to have met all kinds of wonderful bloggers because of it! you all make me feel so special! you have no idea : )

to celebrate this occasion i'm having a giveaway! it's a little compilation of treasures: a little pink box filled with vintage ribbon lace & trimmings & buttons, a old black & white photograph of strangers, a handmade forest green beeswax candle, one of my handmade books, & black ink powder from colonial williamsburg for quill pens. also there will be a letter from me to you : )

to win this giveaway, all you have to do is comment below! all are welcome, you do not need to be a follower, but you must have a blog! i will send it anywhere! i will randomly select the winner one week from today.

responses to comments will be in the next post!