Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

Sunday, October 28, 2012

weeping willow

One day while out exploring...
 I stumbled upon a park that houses this weathered weeping willow
I wished to know it's story...

Saturday, October 27, 2012

october sky

The sunrise the other day was so beautiful...
it lit up the whole sky with the rich colors of autumn <3

Friday, October 26, 2012


skull bandana


sisters <3
.purple puma.


*hippie van*
Decked out for our favorite season!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Raven

“It’s the ones you have the highest hopes for, that hold the ability to do the most damage.”

Her light eyes sparkled as she prepared to explain.

“I knew a boy once.…at the time I thought he was the most intriguing being that I had ever encountered. He wasn’t the most attractive person that had ever pursued me, he wasn’t the richest, and to be honest – he wasn’t the funniest. But he had a way about him that made him hard to dismiss.”

She smirked.

“I used to tease him about his lack of rejections. No one denied him… if at first they weren’t interested – by the time he worked his “magic” (that was really no magic at all, just his organic charm) they had become victims without realizing they were a target.”

Averting her eyes to the hem of her dress, she paused as she reflected - and carefully orchestrated her next words.

I knew better. I always did.

The last time around I fought it.
...and I fought a good fight.

Many times it was declared that it wasn’t a game, a match, or a competition to win.
Inevitably, I forfeited and offered a part of me… of course in the fashion of a true lady; I kept more than I gave.

… then the predictable moment came alive the day I became a permanent fixture.
That was when the closet door exploded and all the secrets, lies and deceit were exposed.”

A visibly forced and meaningless smirk crossed her face.

She seemed to be willing the times to whisk her back to the days of her stolen romance – to feel excited and inspired – only to remember the disappointment and hurt.

“I ask myself, why bother?
… and I have no answer.”

Her voice cracks before honestly uttering;

“I miss him.”

Again she averts her eyes, this time her eyes twinkle with an aura of sorrow.

“There are some people you hold a connection with. For us we just *got it*. We understood each other on some level that made – and still makes - it hard to let go.

I think about him more than I should. I wonder if he thinks about me. About us.

I wish sometimes that he would have been man enough to stand tall.”

To think about speaking any further must have registered as torture, because that was it.

She stood up,
straightened her dress,
forged a smiled,
and excused herself as she walked out the door.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

picture day!

Last week we went to get our Christmas pictures taken.
It was alot of fun!


Sunday, October 21, 2012


It was chilly the other morning... perfect day to rock some timbos.

pumpkin patch

Pumpkin colored nails!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

racks on racks

This got built forever ago.
However that weekend, there just wasn't enough time to finish.
So it sat
... until recently the weather was perfect,
and I felt like going outside to enjoy the breeze and paint.




Organized by color...
After I took this picture I realized I had missed a small box of polishes.
Despite that, I think this size was just right. If I acquire much more though, I will need to make another!

Friday, October 19, 2012

messy endings

What do you do
with a messy ending?

What do you do
when you miss the story?

The naive and beautiful beginning,
that carried so much hope...

The climax,
learning through love and loss,

Concluded with a messy ending.
Out of nowhere.
Catching readers breathless.

What do you do with a messy ending?

Can you fix it?
change the perspective unwritten?

Or do you wait...
until the characters learn,
and let go.

What will we do
with our messy ending?

What will we do
when we miss our story?

Thursday, October 18, 2012


I miss the beginning of a fall semester in college.

I miss the way it smelled,
the hungry idea for a fresh start,
new goals to strive for,
feeling like we could conquer the world.

You would return,
reminding me that I was alive and
life was exciting.
Making plans for events,
and relaxing in a large sunny room on a big couch
playing video games.
I miss talking with you...
you didn't judge, you were like her
but even more like me.

I miss tailgating and random parties
I miss sorority meetings and bitch fests at applebees for half off apps
I miss college pride and your passionate ramblings.
I miss lazy saturday afternoons, craft attempts, and daytime fun.

I wish I could change so many things.
I would have called.
I would have came.
I would have been there.
I would have stayed.
I would have been better.

I miss you, and that time in my life.

You were both here... and I miss it.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


I'll admit it.
I only got this because the commercial is badass. lol

But this is a great addition to my mascara routine; I love the brush!

black wedges



Monday, October 15, 2012

magic bun maker

I love my bun maker!


black on black

A few simple, random DIY's

I painted it black, added the knobs I had  (I still plan to buy some new cute season specific knobs), and strung some beads to give it some flair. The best part is that the beads aren't permanently strung, so I can always switch up the look of this with different color beads, a different color/fabric/style garland or as I mentioned - swapping out knobs!!

This cheap 50 cent basket started off dull and lifeless.
Again, I painted it black, wove a ribbon throughout the basket and mounted my choice of flowers to the front.
Looks great after a bit of TLC!