Saturday, March 31, 2012

i'm taking my blog back.

i just spent about 30 minutes going through all my old blog posts
and it made me sad.
sad because i used to take so many pictures
with my holga
and polaroid
and film.
and sad because there was so much substance to my posts.
so much feeling.
so much love.

lately blogging has felt like a chore.
i'll write a couple sentences about the same thing i wrote about last week
or post something neat i came across on pinterest.
and i don't like it.

i want to have my blog to look back on years from now
to remember what made me happy
and what i loved about my life.
i'm not saying i shouldn't complain every once and a while
(i mean, c'mon. it's me after all)
but i should at least try harder to focus on the good rather than the bad
and take more time to thoughtfully write posts.
because i want this blog to go back to its roots.

to remember the little things in life that make me happy.

here's to trying a little harder from now on.

Friday, March 30, 2012

pinterest favorites: yurts

                       Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

                             Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

                             Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

                             Source: via Moon Woman Rising on Pinterest

                                Source: via Abby on Pinterest

                            Source: via Lollie on Pinterest

Thursday, March 29, 2012

better go shake out the ol' tent

enough dreaming about camping... 
we're going!
next week.
and i can't wait.
myakka river state park here we come!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

dreaming of this...

                            Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

i wouldn't mind a camping trip
right about now...

Monday, March 26, 2012

instagram photos from the weekend

new red lipstick
playing with my hair
breakfast in the park
surprise date night= hunger games and dinner

Friday, March 23, 2012

pinterest favorites: spring style

                                                 Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

                            Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

           Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

                                             Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

                                            Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

              Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

Thursday, March 22, 2012

lazy day

yesterday i came home exhausted from a long day of teaching
so we lounged on the couch
drank wine
listened to the thunderstorm outside
and watched brave heart.
it was perfect.

no matter how stressful my job is
or how much i just want to quit sometimes
i always get to come home to my bennett.
he is the light at the end of the tunnel.
a bright, beautiful, shining light.

photo from a rainy day in our first home together

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


best party of my life.
can't believe it was almost a year ago...

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

puddle jumpers

the other day we got popsicles
and walked in the park
and someone took off their shoes and jumped through puddles.
and we fell in love with each other a little bit more...

Friday, March 16, 2012

on my mind

the thought of going back to tampa on sunday makes me cry.
my few days back in nashville have really made me realize
how much i miss my friends and family
and the hills
and the trees
and everything about nashville.

tampa is so flat
i don't want to be surrounded by strip malls
and chinese take-out restaurants.

i need hills
and trees
and air.
i need to breathe.

we are in a weird limbo/waiting period right now.
we're still waiting to find out if bennett has been accepted to northwestern
and although he has been accepted to the university of south florida
we need to wait and see what kind of funding he is offered.

my fingers are crossed for northwestern.
hopefully we'll find out soon
so our lives will have somewhat of a direction
for the next few years....

this uncertainty is driving me nuts.

pinterest favorites: inspire

                            Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

                     Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

            Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

      Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

                    Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

                         Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

Thursday, March 15, 2012

right now

i'm lying on the couch
with the windows open
listening to the birds sing
and the rain fall
and the distant thunder
and everything is perfect
and everything is going to be ok.


disney world was a blast
and now we're in nashville for the next few days.
we spent the past two days in chattanooga visiting with karlie
and the next couple days will be spent visiting good friends,
eating good food,
and wishing that i didn't have to leave on saturday.
i love tennessee.
oh, how i miss it...

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

a good day

my mom and sister come today!
i won't be blogging for a while
since i'll be having a blast at disney and universal all weekend.
sorry, but not sorry.
: )

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


i bought this madewell maxi skirt last week
and i'm kind of in love...

top image: madewell
bottom images: instagram

Monday, March 5, 2012