Friday, July 31, 2009

Fun Tunes

Just for when you want to dance around... or just feel like being happy!

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Have a great weekend!

Photo by Mukumbura via flickr.


So, here's a story about a girl who made some muffins....

They're banana chocolate chip, NOT chocolate muffins.

Moral of the story. Muffins get cooked for 15 minutes, NOT 35.

Oops. At least they still tasted fine.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Perfect Music for a CHILL Mood

Here are some of the best chill musicians:

Nick Drake
Alexi Murdoch
William Fitzsimmons
Iron & Wine
Daniel Martin Moore
Emmy the Great
Ray LaMontagne
Bonnie "Prince" Billy
Laura Marling
Rosie Thomas
Sun Kil Moon

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunday Morning Loveliness

Weathered Piano, originally uploaded by Scamper Girl.

This morning I curled up on my couch, with the windows open, listening to the world outside, and reading the loveliest book ever written, Les Misérables.

After reading a few chapters, I played the piano until I had nothing to play.

It was a lovely way to spend a morning.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Best Movie

Alright, I've decided. Audrey Hepburn's best movie is Charade, where she stars face to face with Cary Grant. Classy. Intense. Witty. Fun. Lovely.

Runners Up:
Roman Holiday with Greggory Peck
How to Steal a Million with Peter O'Toole
and of course, Breakfast at Tiffany's with George Peppard

Friday, July 24, 2009

I want autumn.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I don't like the extreme seasons: summer and winter. They're fun for a few weeks, but honestly, I can't stand months of them. Now that August is nearly upon us, I can't wait for autumn.

Here are some autumnal links that really make it hard to wait:
Nick Drake's Music
This mood board originally from Snippet & Ink
This photo
This bike ride

This recipe
These accessories
These bags

Oh yeah, my birthday is in October, and I go to live in Paris in September, so why wouldn't I be excited?

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Perfection, thy name is...

... this hat. So yum! I found it while browsing the amazing site of ModCloth.

Unfortunately it's $49, so it's a bit expensive.

I proceeded to find this hat from Decadence, Vintage Clothing.

It's £25. A little more affordable.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Kinda Off...

That describes my day today.

It started off really good. I ran 2 miles with my mom. (Keep in mind that this was my first time running for a few... maybe 8 months...)
Then, I had a big, scrumptious omelet for breakfast. Then I did schoolwork....

But then I had a big emotional, physical, and psychological crash. For reasons unknown.

Now, I just stare at this picture, and listen to Leonard Cohen sing Hallelujah.

I really, really, really want...

this haircut:

Now, do you think I can pull it off?

Au Revoir, for now

I was so lucky to have my two best friends come play with me all last week. I hadn't seen them for a couple of month, and I probably won't see them for another year. They're such good friends.

I miss them already. Not a promising start.

Now before everyone asks what we did, here you go:
Jen came on Thursday so we had a picnic in Hyde Park, played in Leicester Square, saw the play the 39 Steps (so good!). Then, we spent a day in Oxford and at Blenheim castle. The next day we toured the National Gallery, saw a matinee of Les Miserables (amazing!), then spent the rest of the day cozy on the couch. It was a rainy day.

Katie flew in on Sunday, so Jen and I went and picked her up from the airport. Her flight came in two hours late. I got impatient. Then, we spent the day lazy.

Our activities with Katie included:
- the London Eye
- Westminster Abbey (for Evensong)
- Buckingham Palace, and the Palace Mews
- the Tower of London
- St. Paul's Cathedral
- Hamlet, with Jude Law. (AMAZING!)
- Kensington Palace and Gardens
- the V & A Museum
- Portobello Road market
- A matinee of Peter Pan, preformed in Kensington Gardens (how authentic!)
- Triolus and Cressida at the Globe Theater
- a day trip to Bath, along with a tour from Bath, through Lacock, and onto Stonehenge

I'm sad they're gone.

Katie, Me, and Jen at Stonehenge

Reenacting the scene from Harry Potter where "He Who Must Not Be Named" kills Lilly Potter. (I'm Voldemort, Jen is Lilly, and Katie is the baby Harry Potter.)

London from the St. Paul's Cathedral Dome

The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben Clock Tower

Blenheim Castle (the childhood home for Sir Winston Spencer Churchill)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

I'm So Excited!

And I just CAN'T hide it!!

This week is going to be Christmas is July! On Thursday my BEST-EST FRIEND in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD is coming to visit me! (Can you tell I'm excited by how I use CAPS?) I haven't seen her for ages (since March- and that's a LONG time!), so I am more than thrilled she's coming for a little more than a week! AHHHH!

We spent most of High School as best buds. We even worked together! I love her so much, even if she loves Twilight, and High School Musical! Nora-Bear, if you're reading this: I'M SO SO SO EXCITED!

Then, it gets even better... on Sunday, another one of my best buds comes out to visit! Ahh! It's going to be SO much fun!!! Just like the ol' days. Katie, je suis tres, tres, tres enthusiaste (pas excite!)

4th of July Weekend

Infinity, originally uploaded by FISH-I Photos <><.

Funny thing about being an ex-pat. You really miss the USA at times like these. Although I had no fireworks, I did have a good weekend. This is what I did:
- Saw the Importance of Being Earnest at Regent's Park Open Air Theater
- Played with friends and family
- Had cherry coke floats with other ex-pats from church
- Did loads of schoolwork- I'm still behind though
- Went to an AMAZING exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts for J.W. Waterhouse
- Enjoyed the fantastic weather

How was you're 4th weekend? Any fun BBQs or firework shows? Jealous.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Just Some Lovlies...

... to finish your week off. They're mostly wedding related. Hold on to your hats!

These dresses. Yum, yum! Found via Vintage Glam Weddings
This wedding. I want her dress.
This wedding. I want everything about this wedding.
Oh, and this wedding. I want her dress, too!

Now we move away from wedding themed lovelies...
This photograph.
This quote.
This reminder.
This jewelry.
This story blog.
This music video.

Enjoy! Have a lovely day.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Gymnastics a la giraffe, originally uploaded by Wild Dogger.

Odd title. Odd subject matter. Today is already an odd day. I slept in for one- never do that. Anyways, on with the story....

A few years ago, my lovely, but kinda crazy sister Laura, wanted to mess up the lives of our nieces and nephew. Is there a better way to do that than teach them something totally crazy? No. She taught them that giraffes say "Meepers." Yes. Meepers.

Now it's a huge joke in my family. My father dear, LOVES to say "meepers." He says it in this really pathetic, baby giraffe voice. It's really cute. I call him "Papa Meeps" now. I how my children call his "G'ampa Meeps."

Crazy family jokes.

Do you have any weird family jokes?