Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

VRMW Giveaway!

Amanda at Vinyl Rocks My World is having a giveway! Shannon at Musettemade is giving a beautiful cooper bracelet. Click here to visit VRMW or here to visit Shannon's shop.

I'm in love with this necklace by Shannon

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Calling all travelers!

The BFF/MOH (also affectionately called my Satan) and I are hitting the Big Apple in less then 3 weeks!

We're spending a day and a half at Hyde Park visiting my brother at the Culinary Institute of America (where he goes to school) and then off to NYC!

As neither of us have ever been we need your suggestions!
What do we visit?
Where do we eat?
Cheaply, of course.

Ideas people!

Monday, February 23, 2009

visiting the eighties

My best friend will turn 22 on Thursday, so to celebrate I threw her an 80s party this past Saturday.

Here are some highlights.

The whole group

Lindsay (all the way from NY!) and me

Pin the Sequin Glove on Michael Jackson! (with Holly)

Me and Jordan <3 href="">
Awesome Tom Selleck birthday cake (courtesy of my mum! thanks!)

The birthday girl and her date! Check out her 'fro!

Best Hair!

Best Costume!

Happy Birthday Jen!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

why i read {part one}

(Thus beginning a series of many reason why I love to read)

I read because I now know that upon arriving in Italy (which I will, one day) I must eat Neapolitan-style pizza at Pizzeria da Michele.

So Sofie and I have come to Pizzeria da Michele, and these pies we have ordered--one for each of us--are making us lose our minds. I love my pizza so much, in fact, that I have come to believe in my delirium that my pizza might actually love me, in return. I am having a relationship with my pizza, almost an affair. Meanwhile, Sofie is practically in tears over hers, she's having a metaphysical crisis about it, she's begging me, "Why do they even bother trying to make pizza in Stockholm? Why do we even bother eating food at all in Stockholm?
-Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Monday, February 16, 2009

i like books...and contests

This summer I discovered the Jessica Darling series by Megan McCafferty, which I loved!
And her new book, Perfect Fifths, is coming out on April 14th, but you can pre-order it now here.

Wanna know what the book is about? Check out these trailers:

(my fave!)

These three girls won the trailer contest on Megan's website, and by posting this, I have a chance to win an ADVANCE copy of Perfect Fifths!

Now. Go read some books.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

A Great and Terrible Beauty

I finally finished one of my Victorian Challenge books.
I posted my review here.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009

ah, better.

Not quite what I wanted, but at least now I won't have to re-size every single photo to fit the itty-bitty width of the last layout.

I'm currently working on a Shutterfly album for my Europe trip and I'm spending quite a bit of time, trying to figure out when we were where. I kept a journal all through London and most of Paris, but once I got two days behind it was impossible to catch up. However, only spending three days in both Poland and Switzerland makes it easier to find what I'm looking for. I've only written two pages, but I think this is going to be a great way to remember my trip and have a nice way to display it.

I miss London

For all Mac users (you know, the best kind), if you download the latest Shutterfly application for iPhoto, you will recieive a free 8x8 photo book. You still have to pay shipping and handling, though. I recently order a (free) calender through the website and pleased with the results.

Also, they sent me two when I order one.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

I hate my blog.

As in, I hate the format.

I need the middle column to be bigger, but I love the three column format.


I need help.

Monday, February 2, 2009

so, in march...

This funny looking guy on the right is my little brother.
The pretty girl on the left is his girlfriend.

In March, I'm going to see both of them!



Even better, NYC with my best friend!
and my mum!
If only Jordan was going...

I can't wait until March!

Anyone have any good recommendations for the Big City?