Archive for February, 2011

the one who makes the moon reflect the sun

today (as well as the past week or so) has been exceptionally warm for february in north carolina.

i can’t for the life of me decide what to wear because i’ll be too hot in winter clothes & look ridiculous in summer clothes (it is february, tank tops by themselves are not acceptable…. yes, i’m talking to you girl at starbucks on saturday in a tank top & capris).

so today i decided the perfect outfit for a 75 degree february day would be jean shorts, argyle tights, and pink moccasins.

it’s a good mix of summer, spring & winter.

kudos to me.

& it’s kind of a ode to my high school wardrobe of randomness.

(did you know i was voted best dressed in high school?)

ha, what were those people thinking?

but truth: i love this shorts & tights deal.



i see it all now that you’re gone

monday confessions.

[one] i did NOTHING productive for school over the weekend (i did run errands, paint, went on an amazing run saturday morning & heard an awesome message at church) but it’s okay, i always get my work done.

[two] i’ve been eating chocolate peanut butter & bananas for breakfast (it’s delicious).

[three] i had dessert after dinner friday & saturday night… (both times were delicious, i hate it when you splurge & it isn’t even good & one time it wasn’t even my idea).

[four] i’m horrible at using my time wisely, so i’ve scheduled time to do all the things i have to during the week (we’ll see how this goes).

[five] i actually wanted jeff gordon to win the race at phoenix yesterday (true, i like him a lot better than i used to, he’s not that bad. but i’ve never wanted him to win more than i did yesterday). ANYONE is better than kyle busch.


don’t leave me hungry for love

i’ve decided to start doing a friday recap, similar to cole’s on her blog, letters from coco.

(if you don’t read her blog, you totally should, it never dissapoints when i need something inspirational to read).

[verse] let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. galations 6:9.

[song] marry me by train.

[obsession] black & white cordone toms. i REALLY want them.

[accomplishment] i finished the painting i’m doing for a friend of my mom’s, just waiting for the verse she wants on it (i might have a little something extra i want to add to it though 🙂 ).

[goodbye] protein bars. no more for me, i think they’re making me sick.



none like You

i’ve decided to link up with julia from black tag diaries for thankful thursday this week (& probably in the weeks to come too).

i read her blog regularly & love it!

so here it goes…..

[one] i’m thankful for such a wonderful family. it’s been rough the past few weeks with school & i wouldn’t have been able to get through it without them.

[two] i’m thankful for apples, honey, & cinnamon. i’ve been snacking on this combination the past few days & yes, high in sugar, but a pretty healthy snack.

[three] i’m thankful for bully sticks (for dogs). annie loves attention & i love to give it to her but sometimes i have to do work & her sweet little crazy self barking & jumping all over me doesn’t help. bully sticks last FOREVER (unlike rawhides) & are better for her digestive system (unlike rawhides) & are less of a choking hazard (unlike rawhides) = she is entertained (safely) while i do my work.

[four] i’m thankful for chamomile tea. i’ve given up all coffee (& any other non water drinks) during the week (saturdays & sundays are the only coffee days) & although i really do love water, sometimes you just want something warm to drink.

[five] i’m thankful for how blessed i am.


what are you thankful for today?

i shine because of You

pretty picture day.


_casa_de_isabelle_ a kitchen affair

this is pretty.


the smell of honeysuckle

monday confessions.

[one] that was one of the best daytona 500’s i’ve ever seen (even though junior didn’t win).

[two] trevor bayne was so adorable in all his victory circle celebrations.

[three] i changed my thesis topic again on wednesday.

[four] i’m so over school right now, i’d rather stay home & paint.

[five] this past weekend was crazy good.