[ family photos ]

This past weekend I did family photos
for some friends ... it was 93 degrees outside!

In all of that heat with eight little ones (and one young lady),
they were all such troopers! I must say, it's always fun 
to do pictures with fun kids and nice families.


[ heartbeats ]

Jose Gonzalez - Heartbeats


[ ramma-lamma-ding-dong ]

Who put the 'bop' 

in the 'bop-shoo-bop-shoo-bop?'

Who put the 'ram'

in the 'ramma-lamma-ding-dong?'
(via fgr)


[ etsy love ]

I've been doing some Etsy browsing lately ...
See what I've found for goodies?

This clutch from  {A03} Designs is heavenly
I love the Mad Hatter T-shirt from No Wonder.
This Peacock Blue Freshwater Pearls bracelet is so pretty.


Samson is a rat. 
(Mine, specifically)

He's pretty cute, and very spoiled. 

In fact, he's so spoiled that he has no qualms about
making messes like this and making people clean up after him.

And then he sleeps all day and glares at me when I 
take pictures of him while he sleeps. I never feel guilty 
because he's probably slept 90% of his life. Seriously.


[ a weekend at home pt. 2 ]

This past weekend was spent over eating, sleeping in,
looking through family slides, and laughing with the family.
Overall, I'd say it was pretty successful ... 

This is the whipped potato master of the ages. I dare you 
to challenge me on that. Actually, I double-dog dare you.

The parental unit got a new ride! It's a pretty VW Passat. 
This here doo-dad on the back makes me and Mom feel 
like we ride in the Batmobile ... so incognito and clever oh my
OK, maybe we over-reacted a little bit, but still. It's really cool.
So what if we don't get out much? Don't hate. 


[ why do you let me stay here ]

I love She & Him ... especially this fun video.

[ a weekend at home ]

I am feeling spoiled today.
I'm going home this weekend. (Hooray).
Have a great weekend!

[ road trip ]

I'm starting to get a little sick of the massive job-search
that I've been doing lately. My solution to this?
Road trip! A camper-van, tent, warm weather clothes,
camera, laptop, and good music is all I want. Well, and 
a travel companion. Take the northern half of the country 
the first round, and take the southern half of the country 
the second round. Things to see/do: Grand Canyon, armadillo 
playing dead, Mt. Rushmore, roaming bison in Montana, the 
Pacific, Yosemite, Chimney Rock, swim in the Mississippi, 
airboat in a bayou, eat real creole food whilst listening to
real southern jazz, and whatever else fills in along the way.
Okay, so maybe I'm not being that realistic, 
but a girl can dream, right?


[ boston terrier love ]

So, there's something about Boston Terriers that makes me feel 
all warm and fuzzy inside. I'm not really sure what it is ...
Maybe it's those squishy little noses, and those bat-dog ears,
and the fact that these adorable little pooches act like big dogs
but are really Hannah-sized? Gosh, the cuteness is overflowing.
If I ever get one, his name will be Teddy, for the great
Ted Williams. Seems appropriate, right?

[ the breakfast club ]

Dear Mr. Vernon, 
We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a 
whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was 
we did wrong. What we did was wrong. 
But we think you're crazy to make an essay telling you 
who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us... 
In the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. 
But what we found out is that each one of us is 
a brain, and an athlete, and a basket case, a princess, 
and a criminal. Does that answer your question?
Sincerely yours, 
the Breakfast Club


[ tattoo love ]


I love these tattoos ... so simple and pretty.


tumblr alert

I'm following sister's lead,
and I've created a tumblr account!

I guess it'll be a good spot for me to post the hundreds 
of random photos that I've saved on my hard drive.

Check it out here


[ i'd rather be ... ]

Today I'd rather be ...

... goofing off in the sun than sitting in my office.

(images via fgr)


[ an education ]

Recently I watched An Education ...
... and I highly recommend it.

(not to mention, the clothes are heavenly)


[ reasons why i want to be a designer ]

When I see things like this, 

I am reminded why I want to be a 
graphic designer ... so badly.  ps. I've applied 
for over 35 positions in the last 5 days.


[ i love the 90s ]

I am loving these posters right now. 
Who doesn't love the 90s?


[ forever 21 finds ]

I am loving these tops from Forever 21.
The thing I love about them the most,
besides being insanely cute? They're affordable.
(images here, here, and here)


[ big apple love ]

My trip to NYC was a wild success! I had tons of fun,
made some great connects, and fell in love with the Big Apple.
I kind of want to go back ... now. Or yesterday would be good.


[ back to the grind ]

After shopping for pretty things with sister and company
all weekend, it's back to the grind for another week!

Happy Monday!