Friday, May 28, 2010

friday favorites!

I usually don't do a friday favorites post. Actually, i don't think i ever have. Last night i was laying in bed reading, and i decided that there are so many things that i love right now. So, why not document it?! Here goes!

Mr. Kurt Vonnegut.
I never thought i would be into his books because i thought they were way to science fiction for my tastes. But i was wrong. Very, very wrong. He's an incredible writer. And, i think he's really adorable. His charm just pours through every page.

Ms. Natalie Portman.
She wears short hair better than any other person in the world, i think. I love her so much in Hotel Chevalier. She's SO pretty. Just incredible.

Paint Samples.
I've been collecting them lately. I've got a pretty project brewing up in my mind. I'm very excited about that.

I really love pretty wallpaper. I think it's kind of overwhelming when an entire room is covered, but i think it's really pretty and fun when you do an accent wall.

Rag Rugs.
I'm really entertaining the thought of making one of these. I think they're really pretty, and i think it would just be easy peasy!

That's about all for today. I'll catch you goons on the flipside!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

my house in is shambles.

I am so mentally exhausted with the constant state of madness that my house is in.
Currently my bedroom is a swamp. The kitchen sink is leaking so much, that all the water started spilling over into my bedroom. So, all of the molding around the floor is rotting and mildewed. The carpet in my room has soured because there is so much water. And my room smells TERRIBLE. It is so irritating.

Not to mention that every single door in the house is broken. Literally. The front entry way door is broken. The sliding glass door in the kitchen is broken. My bedroom door is busted, and my closet door doesn't even have a knob. Both of the roommates have broken doors. And Chris' are especially bad, because if you shut the door behind you, it locks you in. And the only way to get out to is to take the whole damn door knob off!

I haven't been able to enjoy a bath at my house since we moved in because my bathtub refuses to give me any hot water for whatever reason. I'm the kind of girl that needs to sit down and take a bath every now and then to maintain my sanity. So we all have to take showers in the boys bathroom. Which really isn't too big of a problem. I'd just like to use my own bathroom.

I'm very happy to be out on my own, and doing my thing. But, my house is just driving me crazy. Every day repair men are supposed to come. So, i get up and wait for them, They're either running 3 hours behind, or they just don't even show up. And i just end up losing a lot of sleep because i work at night, and they always say they're coming at 8 am.

I am just so over it.

Friday, May 21, 2010

give me a shopping spree,

(just kidding. kind of.)

But seriously, Anthropology has some of the prettiest dresses i have ever seen. 

And Urban Outfitters got some new bedding in, and i love it. Big surprise, huh?
While we're on the topic of bedding, i finally did some major re-arranging to my bedroom. Sadly, it wasn't because i had a sudden boost of inspiration. I came home one night from work with my room literally smelling like it was rotting. It was totally putrid. I got to moving things around to find out where the smell was coming from, and i stepped in a giant puddle of stinky water. In my bedroom floor. Which is covered in carpet. Not good. Turns out the dishwasher has a leak or something, and it was flooding every time we used it, causing it to leak into my bedroom floor. So, the stinky smell was soured carpet. Yummy. Needless to say, i had to do a lot of re-arranging to get my furniture out of the water so it wouldn't mold. The new arrangement is proving to be much better than the original. My room is SO tiny, but the new layout makes it seem a little bigger. That's a HUGE plus.

I think i'm going to turn in for the evening. I think me and Nathan are going to try to have a little date day tomorrow afternoon, so that should be nice. The main focus is to tear him away from his video game tonight, so he'll wake up tomorrow afternoon. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

cha cha changes.

I'm not really dealing well with change right now. I'm very thankful for the friends i have, i love them all dearly. Sometimes it's just easy for me to get caught up in feeling nostalgic. I've grown up a lot differently than most of friends, and dealt with a lot of things that they haven't. I want to shield them from everything in this world that's bad, give them advice, lead them in the right direction based on my experiences. But sometimes they don't want my advice. And it really hurts me feelings. I just want to help.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

happy weekend!

My best friends sister is getting married today! I couldn't be happier for her. They're having a small outdoor wedding out in the yard. Everything is decorated so pretty. I love it when people i love get married. Today should be a fun day! I'm debating on whether or not i'll cry. This family is really just like my own, i'm so close to all of them. They're some of the best people on earth, and i'm very grateful for each and every one of them in their own special way. So, i'm sure there will be plenty of waterworks. I think at this point it would be weird if there weren't!

As for me, i'm not so sure i'll ever tie the knot. I used to not care anything about it, and Nathan wanted to get married. Now Nathan doesn't care anything about getting married, and i think i would love to! Obviously not in the near future or anything, but i think a few years down the road would be nice. I guess a girl can dream, right? I think planning a day that totally revolves around you, your tastes, and the love that you share with another person sounds really dreamy. Maybe i can convince him one day.

In keeping with the wedding theme, i'd thought i'd post some pretty wedding pictures. All these photos, kinda mixed together and shoved around as one, i think would be my dream wedding.

Dreamy, right? I know. I love it.

I better get going though. I've got to shower, do the brides hair, do my own hair and make up, paint my finger nails, enjoy the wedding and get in the car and drive home for three hours so i can make it to work on time. shew!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

what an interesting day!

I've had such a wacky day so far, i don't even know where to begin!

I woke up this afternoon around 1:30. I was hoping to wake up a little earlier today, because i thought Nathan was going to come over for lunch, but we both slept in on accident. Whoops! After i'd been up a few, i call Nathan. No answer. I figure he's still sleeping. No big deal. I lay in bed for a while, watch the cooking network as per usual. I hear Chris (roommate)walk in the house, talking to someone. He's telling the person where the bathroom is, so i assume this person has never been over before. I'm still in pajamas, so i don't rush out to see who it is. I don't really think much else of it. Whatever. About 15 minutes later, i get up to use the bathroom, and Chris meets me at the door. This is our conversation.

Chris: Ok, so i picked up this homeless guy at the bar. And brought him back here cause he's a Rainbow and needs to use a computer to check his Myspace to find where all the other Rainbows are.
Me: What in the world is a rainbow?
Chris: He's like a real hippie. He told me he's been hitch-hiking from New York. He's been sleeping under bridges. He's 36, he's really dirty, and i'm cooking him something to eat. And his name is Rizzo.
Me: Uhh, ok. What if he kills us?
Chris: I don't think he will, but you i was just telling you in case you want to stay in your room.
Me: Ok, i definitely do that.

I walk back into my bedroom. Sit down for a minute, collect my thoughts, and start freaking the hell out. In my mind i'm thinking this guy could be anyone. He could have robbed us, tried to kill us, anything! I call April to tell her what's going on. She starts freaking out too. So, then i frantically start calling nathan. He finally picks up, (he was sleeping) i tell him the situation. He's not freaked out. He comes over.

Chris proceeds to cook Rizzo something to eat, and then Rizzo proceeds to get in the shower. Chris tells us Rizzo's story, but to be honest i still wasn't too sure that he wasn't planning on killing us. We ended up fixing up a bag of food so he could take it along with him. And we put seven dollars in it. Rizzo came into the kitchen after his shower and was so appreciative for our hospitality. He apologized for being in the shower for so long, but he said he felt really embarrassed being around clean people. He wanted to throw his old socks away, but he didn't want to throw them away in our trash, because he was afraid it would stink up our house, which totally broke my hearts into bits. About two minutes later, Nathan and Chris took Rizzo back to the bar where he was planning to sleep. And i sat at home. Rizzo was just some guy who was hungry and needed a shower. He didn't want to kill, or rob me, no more than you want to kill or rob me. He was an alright dude who just lost his way. And i think that's something we all need to remember.

Waking up to a homeless person in your house can be very startling, but it's not always a bad thing.

Friday, May 7, 2010

maxi dresses?

Never in my entire life did i think i would ever buy a maxi dress. They've never appealed to me because they're so long, i thought you have to be a giant to wear them. You know they always hang them 6 foot high in stores so they don't drag the ground. So, i just assumed i hated them and wouldn't look good them because they're so long and straight. And i'm, well, not ;).

So, with that being said me and April were out shopping around today. More specifically i was dress shopping for her sister's wedding. I wasn't finding much, everything i tried on was too short. (i have a serious leg showing phobia.) So, April suggested that i try on a maxi dress. So, i did. The first one i tried on was o.k. It was strapless, and had this aztec type print on it, and i thought that it as just a bit much. I felt like i looked like a drape. I actually did end up buying one though. It's black, with braided straps, and a really cute little ruffle on the boobs. Right up me alley. I was really surprised that i liked the way it looked on me. I felt long and lean. And very comfortable to boot! And it wasn't too long either. And the best part about it was, they were buy one, get one free! Two dresses for 24 dollars. NOT BAD!

So, now i want more! The search is on!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Well, today is Cinco de Mayo. And i'm sad to report that i did not get to enjoy mexican food today. I had pizza from the pub instead, and it was DELICIOUS. So, everyone out there celebrating, eat a taco for me! (or three or four.)
Today is the perfect day to share my love of traditional mexican folk art with you!
It's all so wild, bright, kinda weird, and tacky. It's almost a sensory overload, but i think that might be why i like it so much. So many pretty little things to look at. Cute, Cute, Cute.

Moving right along, i did make some progess in the cleaning, organizing and decorating of my bedroom today.
  • I vacuumed my floors.
  • Changed the sheets on my bed. They're very cute. I'm pleased.
  • Picked up all the mess in the floor.
  • Put my yarn back where in the cubbies where it belongs.
I really need a set of curtains in my bedroom. Right now i don't have anything up other than the blinds that were in the windows when we moved in. I don't like them.
I'm also looking to buy this wall hanging from Urban Outfitters. Words cannot describe how bad i (think)  need it.
Ugh. I love it. I don't really have the extra money to spend on it right now. But, i'm thinking if i'm lucky enough a certain someone might buy it for me, for our two year anniversary. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Ok, there is only 8 minutes of Cinco de Mayo, so i better post this right now. Or the entire post will be almost completely irrelevant.


Saturday, May 1, 2010

i love a rainy day.

I would love to be doing some thrifting today.
But, i'm just too tired.
I'm going to take a nap and i think you should too.
1, 2, 3 GO!