Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Lyrics I Love: To Build A Home

I have loved this song for what feels like forever. It's over six minutes of glorious piano and heart-wrenching lyrics. I believe my heart first fell in love with this song when it was used in the Another Earth trailer (you can learn more about this movie here). This song just gives me so many feels I can't even explain them. When you listen to it, you will know what I'm talking about!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Quotes & Sayings Sunday

Love this quote! It puts into words a feeling I sometimes have about people... if they aren't contributing to your relationship, drop 'em! You don't have time for boring people in your life. Life is too short to be bored.

Friday, July 26, 2013

July Playlist

I am aware this playlist makes me look like a complete lunatic. The songs are all over the map; there is no cohesion. But to be honest, that's me! I like all kinds of music and these playlists I put together are mostly the songs I get obsessed over. They relate to the people, places and things of my life. Sometimes it's a song I heard on the radio once and fell in love with. Other times it's a song from a movie (see This is the End!). And I can't forget about the songs that remind me of the people in my life and that one person I can't stop thinking about.

What songs are making your July awesome?

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Color Scheme of the Month: Navy

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This month I am feeling the color navy. I believe navy is a seasonless color and I love to wear it all year round. I also adore navy accents and home decor. I always gravitate to the blue items in any store. I am naturally drawn to it.

What is your go-to color?

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Quotes & Sayings Sunday

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
I definitely believe in this. For myself and for others. Remember that no matter what we go through in life, we will make it!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Beautiful Hair

If such a thing as a hair fairy existed and said fairy visited me and asked how I would like my hair to look, I would answer with any of these six styles: 

I love the asymmetrical cut of the first look. I don't have the guts to cut my hair like that, though. I got one bad short haircut and I have been scarred for life.  :( 

The ponytail look is closest to my own hair but I can never get my updos to look like that. They usually look messy but not that good kind of messy, you know? 

The curls in the middle picture are just to die for. I can't curl my hair to save my life so I wish I could have curls like that. 

I think it's possible I could pull off red hair... I have pale skin and light features, which seem to work with red hair.  

I have envied the ombre look of the bottom picture for months now. The coloring is just perfect and I would love a cute cut like that, too. (Not to mention the curls!)

The last look is probably the one I could maybe pull off in real life. And it seems to be a pretty easy style to maintain. I love messy but perfect looking hair styles. Styles that look like you just rolled out of bed but you actually didn't. 

What's your favorite hair style?

Friday, July 12, 2013

Pretty Patterns: Summer Colors

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I love, love, love patterns! All of these patterns feature pretty summery colors, including the Pantone color of the year - emerald green. I would love to have prints of these to hang up around the house... bathroom, living room and bedroom, maybe? If I was feeling daring I might choose one for wallpaper?! That would be amazing! 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Meet Brutus!

On June 29th 2013, my boyfriend and I adopted a basset hound puppy! He's a purebred dog who comes from a long line of champions. He was born in a litter of four boys (himself included) and two girls. His original name was Legend but we thought the name Brutus suited him a bit more. At this point, Brutus knows the "sit" and "come" command; he's trying very hard not to relieve himself on the hardwood floors and carpet. He gets a bit of peanut butter (his fave!) when he successfully goes to the bathroom outside.

His ears are too long for his body. He is always stepping on them when he's running around the yard. He loves to run after me when we're outside. He's very snuggly and will give you kisses. His crate is his favorite place to sleep but he is known to fall asleep right in our laps. His bunny, squeaky dog and tennis ball are his favorite toys.

My boyfriend and I are very excited to start this journey with Brutus. I can't wait to see what kind of dog he grows into!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Movies that Move You: Another Earth

 When another earth is discovered, Rhoda Williams, a lover of stars and space, dreams of visiting this new planet. But her world crashes down around her when she is involved in a terrible accident. Her future at MIT now ruined, Rhoda takes a job as a cleaner and through a series of events meets John Burroughs, a man inextricably linked to her past. As her relationship with John develops, Rhoda receives a chance to visit the other earth. Will her duplicate be just like her? Did she make the same mistakes? Is John's broken life on this earth whole on the other? Will Rhoda make the trip to the other earth?

Another Earth is a beautifully written and heartbreaking story. The cinematography is on point; the acting of both Brit Marling and William Mapother is something to behold. Weaving together what is essentially a sci fi narrative with a love story between two broken people, Another Earth packs an emotional punch. It asks this question: how far would you go to fix your mistakes? For Rhoda, it might be to another planet. For us, it could be much smaller. What would you do? 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Color Inspiration: Purple, Blue & Green

I absolutely fell in love with this picture the moment I saw it on Pinterest. I obviously pinned it and kept it in the back of my mind for my next Color Inspiration. The colors in this photo are so striking and vibrant, right? Almost electric. It doesn't even look real, as if it's inside some video game or animated film. Whatever it is, I just want to be there and soak in all the color. Don't you?!

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