Wednesday, December 30, 2009


it's finally here!
tomorrow morning i leave for tampa
and i am so excited i can hardly contain myself
i have missed bennett SO much
it's quite ridiculous

we have so many fun things planned
and i can't wait to share stories and photos with you all
when i get back

so here's to 2010!
may you all have a most wonderful new years

Tuesday, December 29, 2009



movie of my life

i cannot wait for this movie to come out
it will be the movie of my lifetime
babies are my favorite
a movie all about babies?
even more my favorite

Monday, December 28, 2009

Sunday, December 27, 2009



ho ho ho

santa was good to me this year

(photos from google, boots from urban)

Saturday, December 26, 2009


5 more days...

Thursday, December 24, 2009

it's the most wonderful time of the year!

it's christmas eve!
of all the days in the year,
today is my absolute favorite

i don't know if it's the parties
or the food
or the christmas eve service at church
or driving around looking at all the lights
or snuggling up with my sisters
and trying to fall asleep but we can't because we're too excited...

whatever it is
today couldn't get much better
(unless bennett was here of course)

i probably won't be blogging much for the next few days
since it's christmas and all
but i hope everyone has the most wonderful christmas!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

bad blogger

i'm sorry i haven't posted anything in a while
it's just that not much has been going on
other than last minute shopping for my family
and trying not to get the bug that's going around
and that's about it

mostly i'm just ready for christmas
and then i'll try to keep myself occupied until the 31st
when i fly to tampa
early in the morning
to finally be with bennett
because i miss him a whole lot
and we're in love
and this is my favorite picture of him
that i keep in my planner

merry christmas eve eve eve!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

red lips

i met up with the lovely stephanie for dinner last night
and we ate
and talked about our lives
and exchanged christmas gifts
and talked about our futures
and other exciting things
and here's the thing about stephanie
i absolutely love her
she has become one of my good friends really fast
and she is one of the most encouraging, honest people i know
AND she looks amazing in red lipstick
(see photo below)
so i went out and bought some tonight...

i wasn't so sure about it at first
but i think it's growing on me...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

sad day

bennett left for tampa this morning
and i don't get to see him again for 2 weeks and one day

christmas without the love of my life?
it's a terrible, terrible thing

Sunday, December 13, 2009

christmas date night part 2

last night
bennett took me to franklin to eat at one of my favorite restaurants
and then we drove around the little town and looked at christmas lights

it was probably one of my top 5 favorite date nights
because bennett is my favorite
and christmas is my favorite
and downtown franklin is my favorite

life is good

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

a little photoshoot

my wonderful friend stephanie came over
and she took a bunch of photos for one of her classes.
she is an incredible photographer and a beautiful person

here are some of the results!

Monday, December 7, 2009

rocking around the christmas tree

just a few polaroids from our wonderful christmas date
where we went to the opryland hotel to see all the christmas lights!


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

happy list

a few things that are making me very happy right now...

- writing things in my moleskin planner
- listening to a charlie brown christmas by vince guaraldi trio
- the chocolate santa that is waiting in my backpack
- only having 2 days of classes left
- gingerbread cookies from trader joes
- this picture...

baby, it's cold outside

it's december
and classes are almost over
and i have eggnog in my fridge
and bennett planned a wonderful christmas date for friday
(i just can't wait)
and christmas is the most wonderful thing in the whole world
...besides bennett
and my dad is taking me on a walgreens date tomorrow
to buy garland
and chocolate marshmallow santas
and candy canes

oh, how i love this time of year!

Monday, November 30, 2009

so close

it's crunch time

there's a week and a half of classes left
before finals
which includes a debate
2 papers
and a LOT of art projects
and i still have so many christmas movies to watch
and so much peppermint bark to make...
...oh it's that time of year again : )

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

happy thanksgiving!

i'm snuggled at home
in my robe
with a mug of hot chocolate
and so much to be thankful for
my family
my bennett
my friends
my life
my faith
my health
bennett's health
...i could just keep on going

i hope that everyone has a wonderful
and turkey-filled thanksgiving day

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

christmas wish list

if santa happens to read my blog
here are a few hints...

if only...

Saturday, November 21, 2009

today was a wonderful fall day
the weather was beautiful
so bennett and i went to the park
to eat lunch
and read one of my favorite christmas short stories
(which i think everyone should read)
and we are now sitting in a warm coffee shop
drinking hot christmas beverages
doing greek homework (benn)
and blogging/dilly dallying (me)
and tonight i get to decorate our christmas tree with my roommate
and then go see bennett play a house show.

christmas is so close
so close
(photo via flickr)

p.s. i watched cold mountain with bennett last night
and it is a phenomenal movie.
if you haven't seen it, you should probably go rent it this weekend.
just saying.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

happy holidays

can you believe it?
thanksgiving is a week from today!
and that means that christmas is so close
and christmas is my favorite
because the music makes me almost cry
and everything looks so much more beautiful under christmas lights
and egg nog is just so wonderful
and christmas parties are the only parties i like
and i get to sleep under the decorated tree...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

spring 2010

despite the fact that i have to take a terrible 18 hours next semester
yes, 18
i am really excited about my schedule
because it includes:
introduction to art education
3rd year writing
photography I
drawing II
clay II
and baroque and rococo art and architecture
...i love my major

Monday, November 16, 2009


in 2 hours...

it's that time of year

tonight i listened to christmas music
and drew in my sketchbook
and read magazines
and cleaned my room
...i am now ready for the holidays

Saturday, November 14, 2009

date night

tonight we're going to see this movie
and i can't wait
i love audrey tautou

Thursday, November 12, 2009

oh happy day

i hope your day was as wonderful as mine

oh, and i'm trying to become a better blogger
so you can expect to see more posts from now on
: )

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


sometimes i forget to see the wonderful in things

think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy
-anne frank

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

new header

a little change to my little blog...
what do you think?

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Saturday, November 7, 2009


i'm off to chattanooga
to spend some time with my best friend!

have a wonderful weekend

Friday, November 6, 2009

something lovely

i am in love with these photos by cedric bihr