Friday, October 28, 2011


I am BEYOND excited for this weekend. So many great people are going to be making their way to the apartment and we are going to have THE BEST TIMES.

okay so you MUST listen to this song that my best friend melis recorded with our friends matt (vocals and guitar) and peter (camera and sound). I honestly can't get enough of it and if you love it as much as I do comment and tell me so I can encourage them to make more music together. 

Private Estate (Video #1) from Peter J Miller on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

this weekend.



hey!!! So I LOVVVVE Halloween. Mostly because I love a good excuse to play dress up in public. 

my mom was a cutie and scanned in a bunch of our halloween pictures from the past so my brother and I could have a good laugh and they are too cute not to share. 

CLOWNS! (check out the shoes, so cute) I'm with my dad and our family friends have a son the same age as me.

Bees! Thats Tommy and I again. lol.  

why do we look so confused?

again with the same family friends, they just have more kids now and I have a brother? 

dragon and Ian's a panda! Look at those pom pom ears :) 

this was a wicked costume. I had a fake green nose that extended like an inch away from my face. 



hahaha dragon again. 

50's girl. Leanne I adore that dress ahaha.



hahah from left to right, White Trash, Pirate, Mime and Dust Bunny

Tennis player (my hair was so short!)

literally wipping up this bird costume moments before we left.

and thats the recap! 

this year I am being a mechanic on the weekend and then on Monday I am dressing up at work as the bird again. I love both costumes and CAN'T WAIT!!!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

how adorable is this for $15? from here

play hearts kid they work well

I had the craziest dream last night where I was having a bad dream about spiders and then I 'woke up' and saw a HUGE spider on my ceiling...maybe two feet in circumference on MY CEILING! He had huge daddy long legs and was coming for me. I screamed and jumped up and (fully awake now) turned on all my lights expecting to have to find and kill this gigantic friggen spider.

I've never had that before when I thought I was awake but there were still dream components happening in real life. scared the pants off me!

can't get enough of this song right now. new pornographers, go places

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

advertising rant part 2034983590

in the same theme as the earlier post I found this online today and think it makes an extremely valid point.

We are not sheep, we are informed, educated customers who work hard to buy what we do.

There is a shift in advertising. It can be funny now. clever. REAL. it can connect with you in your own environment instead of a megaphone blaring out of your TV screen.

the online and virtual space makes brands accountable for what they create. advertisers can be involved in the conversation.


its easy to blame advertisements and big brands but at the end of the day your the one reading them and taking the message seriously.


Can you tell it drives me crazy that people hate advertising?

advertising is our media, our currency.

its how we see ourselves and above all its the ART FORM of our current culture. Its our expressionism, the way we relate to each other.

its not the problem but we can use it to create a solution.


and in a small plug, randomly on-topic, here are the newest minds fresh from the creative advertising degree program this year

"Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you are doing, but nobody else does."

Sunday, October 23, 2011

one thought at a time

I should really be in bed right now.

like really really really shouldn't be awake.

but I am literally high on life these days. I can't get enough of it!

we have this saying.....

"everything's coming up PB and J"

and thats the truth.

sometimes the world just sends you signals. it lets you know it hasn't forgotten about you and that its working its magic behind the scenes. setting up the foundations and leading the charge.

meeting new people is amazing. I forgot how much I adore making new friends.

I've never felt more alive then I do at this time.

I feel like creating again. pulling out my sewing machine and making things. Its been SUCH a long time since I've felt like creating.

I think my mind has to be in a good place to want to create things. the stress of life can't be overwhelming and there needs to be time for my mind to drift.


I am very inspired by so many things right now it feels like i am being spoiled. I have wonderful people in my life that make me laugh harder then I ever have and understand me and get excited about the same things and every day I smile so hard my cheeks hurt.

Everythings coming up PB and J these days

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

the look that was in his eyes, stealing kisses from me on the sly

woke up this morning and HAD to listen to this song. Son of a Preacher Man. Does that ever happen to anyone else? you just NEEDED to hear it. I watched Pulp Fiction for the first time this weekend and was pretty in love with the scene this song is played in. Just make yourself a drink Vincent and I'll be down in two shakes of a lamb's tail.  I haven't really stopped listening to it, and now i'm cycling through a Dusty Springfield youtube playlist while working away. snapped some pics of my morning singalong.

last week I didn't go to my usual pilates classes. boy can I feel THAT today. in one of my classes we are working on the 100 push up challenge. I must say we are far from the goal but it still feels great to be able to ANY push ups haha. ugh how do the backs of my arms hurt so much?!

things have just been SOOOO great lately. its all so new and fresh and lovely and exciting. its invigorating, I can't wait to get up in the morning and smile and laugh. I am so confident in life now and should just trust it to work out for the very best, it is really doing a great job.

a friend of mine said on twitter 'you don't remember the nights you went to bed early' and that is the truth.

reasons why this weekend was phenomenal:

-double servings of pulled pork
-whiskey in water bottles
-chocolate chip cookies (even if they were a little crispy)(lesson learned: don't ask me to bake anything without a timer and a deadline to get ready to go out) 
-watching movies under blankets
-roman candles
-NOT bottle rockets
-windy walks through dark streets and curb kisses
-somersby beer
-wizards and jesters
-limo cabs (AT NO EXTRA COST!)
-candle lit ghost stories
-the mad doctor in the forest
-running down hills and spinning, always spinning 

don't forget to enter my giveaway on tea cups and bubble baths!

have the most wonderful day and don't forget to dance! xoxoxox

Monday, October 17, 2011

give away!!!!

So carly is hosting a great week of give-aways on her blog and I invite you to hurry over there and enter for my prizes. I am giving away two separate prize packs. the first one is a collection of vintage items that I have thirfted. two great leather belts, two wooden teak trays (perfect for jewelry or keys) and a fabulous embroidered black purse.

Here is the link to my giveaway, but there are tons of great prizes so make sure to check them all out!

prize number two is a davids tea lovers dream. five of their most popular tea choices (voted by the customers) and a vintage green wooden mug. Also in case you don't usually drink loose tea I've included a ball for steeping the tea. 

so head on over to carly's blog and win some goodies! its super easy! 

Friday, October 14, 2011

eight kinds of 80's

Just wanted to check in and say that I have a double batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies in the oven and my dearest friend melis just got here and there is a night of adventures and surprises ahead of us.

its going to be a great night!

I am hosting a giveaway on my cousins Carly's blog right now so hop skip and jump on over there and get yourself some goodies! all you need to do is comment/follow my blog/twitter etc.

have a wonderful weekend lovlies! xoxox

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

thanksgiving weekend

I am so thankful for the friends and family who I love in my life. Honestly, I have had so much positive support in the last few months it has been humbling. There are so many people who have reached out and said nice things and just given me hugs to say they care. For some reason when I pictured being single I pictured much more alone time and well feeling more 'lonely'. but that is soooooo not the case.

thanksgiving weekend is both happy and sad. only sad because it is the last weekend of the cottage and we close everything down, shut off the power and wait for spring again. HAPPY because there is always SOOO much good food, so many laughs, fun times with the cousins, bonfires, stuffing, long sunny walks and new memories (CHIFFON!!!).

Our weather was B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L this weekend. absolutely stunning. so sunny and warm, I even went for a jetski on the lake.

Some fun things coming up on the blog in the next little bit, including a giveaway!!! Stayyyy tuned.

I can't believe its Wednesday night already. I love short weeks! I'm going home again to lindsay tomorrow after work for a doctors appointment friday so my week is even shorter. love it!

hopefully this rain stops, I'm excited for a little adventure that is still in the planning stages for this weekend.

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