Thursday, December 30, 2010

The True Meaning of Dog Sledding

This makes my day. My dog does this.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Reason No. 5

Doesn't this just make you want a big mug of hot chocolate with some homemade marshmallows? One more reason to love winter, what a lovely sight. I wish I was there right now, by the fire, being cozy.


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Day 10

One thing that reminds you of "love."

- That unspoken touch, the loving look with a faint smile that is exchanged without words. To me, that is love.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Day 9

Two things that inspire you.

- The beauty of nature.
- Items and trends from the past.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Day 8

Three places you'd like to visit.

- Patagonia
- Greece
- Germany

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Day 7

Four songs that mean a lot to you.

- "Wagon Wheel" - Old Crow Medicine Show
- "Do You Realize??" - The Flaming Lips
- "Take 'Em Away" - Old Crow Medicine Show
- "Imagine" - John Lennon

Friday, December 17, 2010

Kelly Reemsten's Ladies

These are amazing. I would decorate my entire house with them. It is a combination of two of my favorite things: dresses and manly things.

More by Kelly here.


Day 6

Five fictional characters you can identify with.

- Charlotte - Lost In Translation.
- Daisy Duke - The Dukes of Hazzard.
- Ariel - The Little Mermaid.
- Margot Tenenbaum - The Royal Tenenbaums.
- Steve Zissou - Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Reason No. 4

Wouldn't this jacket look great with those boots I was just gushing about? One more reason to love winter! 

Reason No. 3

I'm having a bit of a love affair with these guys. If this isn't a good enough reason to love winter, then I don't know what is.


Day 5

Six reasons to keep on living.

- There is so much of the world left to see.
- I have a wonderful family that loves me.
- The anticipation of what is to come in fashion :)
- The quest of finding the person with whom I want to spend the rest of my life.
- The simple everyday things that remind me how beautiful nature is.
- This time last year my mom was going into surgery for cancer, this year she's cancer free.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Reason No. 2

I'd say the gentle falling of snow is also a reason to love winter. How beautiful is this? I can't wait for it to snow again!


Day 4

Seven tv shows you remember from your childhood.

- The Smurfs
- Muppet Babies
- My Little Ponies
- Care Bears
- The Snorks
- The Wonder Years
- Growing Pains

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Reason No. 1

This boot should be enough of a reason to be excited for winter. How cute are these? Seriously. I can just imagine how fantastic these would look with some dark wash skinny jeans and a military jacket. If I didn't already have some pretty awesome snow boots, these would be on my list.


Day 3

Eight movies that changed your life.

- The Royal Tenenbaums
- Shop Girl
- The Pianist
- Gladiator
- The Fall
- Inception
- The Abyss
- The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Monday, December 13, 2010

Day 2

Nine things you have learned about yourself this year.

- how much I enjoyed raising ducks...they're awesome.
- I'm kind of a dog snob...I'm not very proud of this.
- I have social anxiety, it's annoying.
- I have a serious obsession with Anthropologie
- I'm ready to go back to school. This one still surprises me.
- spaghetti squash isn't that bad, I was under the impression that I didn't like it, I was wrong.
- I'm a home-body.
- I have a slightly green thumb.
- I'm a huge sap, I think it's about time I just embrace it.

This was really hard to do.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Day 1

Ten facts about yourself.

- my brother and I dabbled in fire spinning a few years ago, you know, like they do in the circus.
- I have a very short fuse, much to the amusement of my bf and brother.
- I love old cameras, I'm slowly building my collection.
- sharks are my favorite animals.
- I really, really want to live in a tree house someday...really.
- green is my favorite color.
- I absolutely love frozen treats, they are an acceptable meal in my book.
- I hate's silly I know, but don't ask me to eat breakfast with you, I don't want to.
- I think living on a big sailboat would be pretty sweet.
- I love guns, I grew up around them and they're fun when used properly.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

10 Day Challenge

10 Day Challenge

- day 1 - ten facts about yourself
- day 2 - nine things you have learned about yourself this year
- day 3 - eight movies that changed your life
- day 4 - seven tv shows you remember from your childhood
- day 5 - six reasons to keep on living
- day 6 - five fictional characters you can identify with
- day 7 - four songs that mean a lot to you
- day 8 - three places you'd like to visit
- day 9 - two things that inspire you
- day 10 - one thing that reminds you of "love"

This challenge will begin tomorrow.


Photo by me.

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Ok, so this is awesome. Just because I'm a grown up doesn't mean I'm too old for coloring. I think I may have just found a grown up coloring cool is that?!?! I think I want it. 

Images via Anthropologie. Surprise!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Dreaming Again

I'm dreaming again. I just can't help but visit the Antrhopologie sale page and put together an awesome pretend outfit that I will never have. It's ok though, it's always fun to pretend! Wouldn't this be a fun outfit for a low key holiday party? You'd be the talk of the town. 

Monday, December 6, 2010

Oh Hey Snow

While everyone else seems to be cursing mother nature for the recent snow, I'm jumping for joy. Thanks mother nature! I can't wait for a real snow, I love the way it makes the world appear, so soft and yet crisp at the same time. My theory is, why fight it when you can just try to find the beauty it it? I love that we have seasons and I enjoy each one individually.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Bye Snow

Lucy catching some serious air.

On the frozen lake!

I had to say good bye to the snow yesterday and fly back home to Ohio. As always, it was a great visit filled with lots and lots of snow! There is a nice little park about a 5 minute walk from Michael's house where a creek runs through the center, we took the dogs on quite a few walks in the snow. I can't wait for winter to finally reach Ohio.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Snow Globe

To my utmost delight, there was a good deal of snow on the ground when I landed in Missoula on tuesday. The first image is of my brother's front gate and the second is the view from the house we rented on a beautiful mountain lake. It's almost like living in a snow globe! It's so lovely! Call me crazy, but I just love snow, it's fun to get to enjoy it in such a wonderful setting. 

Monday, November 22, 2010


Tomorrow I leave for 6 days in Montana to celebrate thanksgiving with my brother! I'm looking forward to snow covered mountains and good times with great people!

Friday, November 19, 2010


This makes me smile, big time. Two things I love, old VW's and mustaches, what more could I ask for?

Free Stuff is Neat

I got this lovely feather necklace at a fun little store in the Short North the other day while my awesome friend Erin was visiting. As the sales person was ringing me out, I noticed some pretty freaking sweet colorful watches sitting on the counter and I had to ask how much they were (even though the only reason I would have wanted one was because of the bright color). The response I received was awesome, the sweet girl behind the counter said I could just go ahead and have one, since she wasn't sure how well they would hold up as the quality was slightly questionable. I was SO excited! I picked out the loudest one there, and I love it. Not to mention the awesomeness of my new necklace. 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I couple of things you may know about me, I love globes, and I love where the wild things are. So when I came across this amazing work of art, about died (not really). Wendy Gold is the brilliant creator of these beautiful globes...I want them all. 

Check out her other work here!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

In a Perfect World

I suppose I'm feeling a little dreamy today, seeing that I just picked out an entire outfit from Anthropologie. One can pretend right? At least I didn't venture from the sale page. I know better than to even pretend I can afford the full price items, but it sure is fun to look!

All images courtesy of Anthropologie


I was wasting time looking through some old photos on some random disc and came across this picture. I think it's from junior year of college during a shopping trip with some of my favorite ladies. We found this photo both and had to try it out. It's silly and it makes me smile.

Friday, November 5, 2010


It's been grey and cold today and it's making me want to hold on extra tight to those last few nice days of late fall. I was able to enjoy one such day yesterday on a hike with the dog. I snapped this shot along the trail.