Thursday, October 30, 2014

Collin McLoughlin

He kind of caught me off guard.
I was browsing through some of my music - and noticed seeing his name a few times on one of my spotify playlists...
These are my favorites.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


There's only one person I trust with my hair. That's always been the case. 

The only problem with that? She's in Michigan. 

So I've had to get creative in keeping my hair trimmed during the "in betweens" of my trips home.

I've been considering a "big chop" over Christmas while I'm home....

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Things are Changin'


Movies on the Lawn

Last Thursday the Museum hosted:
"Movie on the Lawn"

They played Monuments Men, which we had already seen - but it was nice.

We took snacks, a few beers, and a decent group of friends met us there. We also took the little dog, who seemed to enjoy himself as well :)

It was something different to do, on a weeknight. I'm glad we went!

Friday, October 24, 2014


A few weeks ago a friend had a wine and cheese party. 

Everyone was to bring a cheese, and she supplied the wines. 

While I didn't get a lot of pictures, it was a ton of fun - complete with a plethora of wines,cheeses, and other fun details.

It was beautiful weather outside to enjoy the patio, and have good conversations with fun people drinking wine and nibbling on cheese!

Enjoying the beautiful weather on the patio <3

well... not really, but... lol

Thursday, October 23, 2014

I Can Feel Your Pain

"Cause I can feel your pain, in my bones, in my bones.
I was scared to call your mother
For news that you weren't getting better...
Well my God, what the hell am I supposed to do?
And I ran off and ran on to something
That I swore, was everything but beautiful...
I only say that word for you"

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Saturday Soccer

One of our friends 4 year old little boy is playing soccer this year. 

We try to go as much as we can - and really enjoy watching the little ones run around!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Say Anything...

                                                        "If I could say anything, anything what would it be?
                                                                   A good question for our destined reality
I would tell you that I love you
Even when it didn't show.
I would tell you that I love you, baby,
By now I hope you know..."

Tristan Prettyman - Say Anything

Monday, October 13, 2014

Homeward Bound

Words can't describe the happiness I feel inside right meow!!!
Last week, honeydoll and I booked flights to Michigan for Christmas.
What's most exciting is we are planning it now, ensuring to make a trip up north, across the bridge to see my aunt - and also to the west side of the state!
I'm so excited that the babes will get to meet almost all of my family that hasn't been introduced yet, as well as see most of the state that I will forever call home.
I'm praying for a white Christmas <3

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Ray LaMontagne

I feel like it took me a bit too long to get into his music.
I've heard of him for a while now, I guess I just never bothered to listen.
He's got some really great songs, and *what I appreciate most* some deep, powerful lyrics.
I only wish I would've given his music a chance sooner!
"When you kissed my lips, with my mouth so full of questions
It's my worried mind that you quiet"

"Yes and I try to ignore
All this blood on the floor
It's just this heart on my sleeve that's bleeding"



"Outside the rain is tapping on the leaves
To me it sounds like they're applauding us the quiet love we make"


Friday, October 10, 2014

Blazing Skies

It's wild how amazing the skies have been lately. 

Truth be told: there are alot of times I simply breathe it in and don't take pictures - but sometimes...

I just can't help myself. 


Thursday, October 9, 2014

I will never let you down

... and she hasn't.

I still think Rita Ora is beautiful, and still enjoy her music! 
I also liked her on Black Widow w/ Iggy Azalea

Rita's badass.

RITA ORA - I Will Never Let You Down

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Pumpkin Party!

Last weekend a friend had a Pumpkin Carving Party. 

Almost everyone brought a pumpkin, we munched on snacks, drank beers, listened to music, chatted away and carved our pumpkins. 

It was a lot of fun, and the hostess has a chubby black cat who was super adorable and sweet - and hung out with us, only adding to the Halloween vibe ;-P 

This was my first year carving a white pumpkin. I decided to do something different than usual.
 I originally planned to do a Jack Skellyton creation, but I changed my design last minute - and let babe carve Jack, while I attempted the Tim Burton Chesire Cat :) 

I love carving pumpkins. I can't remember a year back home where we didn't get everyone together and have a pumpkin carving contest. 

While this year wasn't a contest, it was fun to have a large group of us together enjoying the seasons festivities!!
White Pumpkin Pre-Carving

He Hung out with us all night <3 lol

Makin' a mess


All of our pumpkins complete :)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Gone Away

"We were never meant to be this damn broken,
Words were never meant to be this half-spoken,
Falling in the space between the universe
and all we see has
gone away,
gone away..."


Monday, October 6, 2014


I stumbled across this incredible etsy page called The Velvet Acorn
Well, actually my mother did... but she said she thought I'd love it... so I checked it out.
She was right, I did!!
It inspired me to attempt making one of the crocheted animal cowls, since it's just the patterns that are available for purchase.
 Most items are advertised using the owners daughter, but easily these could be adjusted for adults.  
I crocheted a scarf and it turned out quite well, but I haven't done a whole lot since then - and definitely nothing with a lot of detail, or anything other than basic patterns.
I picked up a bit of yarn, a large hook, and some buttons...
Now I just need to decide which one I like best! ;-P
Yarn, Buttons, and large hook I picked up

Friday, October 3, 2014

Side by Side


"We sat side by side in the morning light
& looked out at the future together."
- Brian Andreas 
(Side by Side)

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Poison & Wine

I've liked this song since I first heard it yeeeeears ago.

"You only know what I want you to,
I know everything you don't want me to...
Oh your mouth is poison, 
your mouth is wine..."

Poison & Wine - The Civil Wars

Wednesday, October 1, 2014




"Stranger I've known you for so long
I found you lost with a compass in the fog
Stranger you know me too much
Illusionary-self had not be touched, until you...

Humming Hallelujah in the dark,
Whispered poems leave you to be.
Humming Hallelujah in the night,
The sun might rise, as sometimes does it fall


Stranger you've followed me so far
Until the roads converged, as did the stars
Stranger the moon looks blue tonight
Your photo framed, raw within my mind, but not tonight

Humming Hallelujah in the dark
Whispered poems leave you to be
Humming Hallelujah in the night
The sun might rise, as sometimes does it fall..."

murdered out mani

I swooped this Matte Topcoat by OPI a while ago.
Honestly, I've been hesitant to jump into the matte nail game...
I feel like it's been drilled into my head the shinier and glossier the nails are, the better!
(hence why I'm constantly top-coating, and why I love shellac)
I'm definitely opening up to the matte look though - my favorite right now being the matte black manicure with the glossy black french tip.
My two staple nail colors (excluding a French) have always been black and nude.
I love how classic, simple and clean they look with anything.
OPI Matte Top Coat

My first matte black manicure.
I think next week I will try livening up a matte manicure with a nail art accent.