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jinx, you owe me a coke pt. 2

My sister created this for me out of the Frank O'Hara poem. She's a clever little gem. Definitely going to frame it and hang it in my apartment. Now I want a sip of soda pop.

sunday spark

"To want what we have and take what we're given with grace." -Don Henley

jinx, you owe me a coke

I guess I'm in a lovey dovey mood today, which is why I'm posting one of my favorite love poems. It mixes romance and art. The sweetness of it just melts my little heart.
Note to readers: write a gal somethin' like this and you've got her.


HAVING A COKE WITH YOU

is even more fun than…

ink + wit

Little paper trinkets and simple words really make this gal smile. I think it's the simplicity of a piece of paper that can really turn someone's day around, whether it's an invitation or a note, that make it special. I found and fell hard for INK + WIT, an illustrative paper goods comp…

dreamy

The past few nights I've drifted off to sleep and dreamt solely of shoes. I realize there isn't a whole lot of depth to these sleepy encounters, but at least they aren't nightmares. I also realize that I may have a slight obsession with pumps, wedges, booties, sneaks, and sandals. I'…

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Magic Ink I don't go anywhere without a cat eye, which is why liquid eyeliner is an essential in my makeup drawer. I've tried quite a few, but have found my favorite. Benefit's Magic Ink Jet-Black Liquid Eyeliner goes on smoothly and with precision for those with a steady hand. Practi…

sweet tooth

We all get cravings for something yummy in our tummies. I typically crave salty over sweet. Goldfish, tortilla chips, crackers, anything crunchy with sodium is fair game. Lately my taste buds have had a change of heart, though. I've been craving ice cream, cake, and candies. Food Network has pl…

crazy for navy

I've become a bit smitten with the color navy lately. It's a perfect shade for Fall, which is quickly approaching. Just because Summer is ending doesn't mean we have to throw out all the colors we've come to love wearing. I think this shade of blue can be worn as a neutral. Here is …

wakin' up in vegas

The four best friends that anyone could have are home safely from Vegas. Let's re-cap...

We were incredibly antsy on the drive there, but playing some good tunes and scarfing down some In-N-Out Burger helped. Wearing our high heels into the fast food joint in Kingman earned us our fair share of …

sunday spark

"The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.” -Flora Whittemore

33 ways...

I found this while perusing the BLDG 25 blog today. What a great way to remind us of the little things in life. As if there weren't enough reasons to love Free People, they have a blog that gives us inspiration for our everyday life as we parade around in their clothes.


I love #2, #13, #20, and …

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Vegas
Sometimes the gals just need a get-away, which is why we are venturing to Sin City tomorrow. With great hotel deals and a lucky weekend off work, we're packing our highest heels, sparkliest mini dresses, and bubbly...'Cause we're the four best friends that anyone could have.
2. …

anythin' but a slump

I've been anxiously waiting to hear the finished album from my wonderful and talented friends of The Summer Set. I had only heard little snippets of their songs on a car stereo while crammed into the backseat with them. Now, their completed songs are finally sitting pretty in my iTunes library …

lose it in lululemon

Working out has become a way of life. You read about my personal struggle with shedding some pounds in my "i used to be fat" post. Since then, I swore to stay healthy by leading an active lifestyle. I no longer dread hopping on the cardio equipment and am exploring new ways of exercise wi…

go-go gadget

As you know, I love spending time in the kitchen. Whether I'm baking a sweet treat or whipping up a dinner, I enjoy piling ingredients on the counter and seeing where they take me. One of my favorite stores is Williams-Sonoma. I can spend hours in there looking at all the kitchenware, recipe bo…