May 31, 2012 § 6 Comments
After too many years (three years to be exact) of my bedroom walls being bright teal, I have grown up and realized that bright teal is not a good color for me. And the bright teal was not doing anything for my tiny room. I decided to update the color of my walls, and I settled on a colored called “sprout.” The first coat of paint is done, and so far I absolutely love the change. My room looks so much bigger and brighter and overall, calmer. I love nature, and I’m not sure why it took me till now to realize a soft green room was just what I needed. Since I’m waiting for the painter to paint another coat tomorrow (hopefully), you’ll have to settle with images from Pinterest for now. I will hopefully be able to post photos of my newly painted room soon!
(Images via Pinterest)
May 29, 2012 § 27 Comments
This summer, I would love to host a tea party (or a tea-themed coffee party). I love the way tea parties look, but I love coffee more. Hosting a tea or coffee party would be a lot of fun. I never had a tea party as a little girl, but I’ve always wanted to have one. I hope that I can have one with my friends and possibly family this summer. I think a brunch high tea with some cupcakes and tarts would be absolutely divine!
(Images via Pinterest)
May 27, 2012 § 9 Comments
(1. Relaxing in bed, 2. Yummy brownies, 3. Vitamin E moisture cream, 4. Carnations from my grandpa’s funeral in an old wine bottle, 5. Watching the first season of Gossip Girl)
I slept in today, and I’ve been relaxing all day. I’ve been watching the first season of Gossip Girl, since I just got it on DVD yesterday. I love Gossip Girl. I can’t wait to get all of the seasons on DVD. Hopefully Chad has taken all the hints I’ve been giving him! But for the rest of my day, I’ll be a bit busier. At 4:00 p.m., I’m going to a birthday party with all of the family. We are celebrating my aunt and my brother-in-law’s birthdays. It should be fun! I’m excited, and of course, there will be cake. Yum!
May 26, 2012 § 13 Comments
(I tried kiwi for the first time)
This week has been crazy busy and very emotional for many reasons. That is part of the reason why I’m just now posting my Saturday Six post when it’s almost Sunday. First of all, this week has been rough on me. I have been very stressed with my future. I changed majors, which was stressful in itself. And I’ve been given different opportunities that just won’t work, which is also stressful. Then, my grandfather died. And I didn’t think it would affect me much since I wasn’t very close to him. But I was wrong. I cried a lot at the calling hours and the funeral. I cried when I saw my grandmother cry, and I cried even more when I saw my father cry. Everything the pastor said about my grandfather sounded so much like my dad. And my dad told me this morning that he was just getting to know his dad. He’d go to the nursing home, and he really got to talk to his dad all about his life. My dad was the youngest of the four brothers, and he always felt left out. And my grandparents often took vacations without the kids, so my dad felt that he got the short end of the stick sometimes. But he was taking time to really talk to his dad and get to know all about him. And then, my grandfather had another stroke and he stopped talking as much. That’s when we knew it wouldn’t be long for him to go.
But when my dad told me how much he didn’t know about his own father, I felt so sad for him. And I told him to face it head on positively and get to know each of his children so us kids would never have to feel that way. He looked at me, smiled, and said, “Ask me anything you ever want to know. I’ll tell you everything. Don’t be afraid to ask me to talk. I’m always here.” I love my dad more than I’ll ever be able to describe, and I hope he knows it since I don’t always show it (or say it). I love you dad! And as I type this, tears are running down my face because I now realize how important it is to really get to know your parents as more than providers but as friends.
(I’ve enjoyed spending time with my sweet fiance, Chad)
(I’ve enjoyed spending time in the pool soaking up the sun)
(I changed majors from Information Design to Photojournalism)
(I watched Chad practice his Ollie)
(I’ve been reading True Whit by Whitney Port)
May 24, 2012 § 2 Comments
My fiance Chad recently started skateboarding. He is learning from one of his best friends (Mike), who has been skateboarding for over 10 years now. Although Mike knows lots of tricks, Chad is just learning. I love watching Chad when he is practicing. But I do get a little scared that he will get hurt. (I’m too much of a worrier.) Anyways, while he practices, I like to photograph his skills. He hasn’t quite mastered the Ollie yet, but he is doing awesome! I can’t wait till he can do more sweet tricks. I would love to photograph them! I’m thinking that he and I will definitely be doing a couple’s photo shoot soon, involving his skateboard. I’m excited!
(Photos via Pinterest)