Friday, June 29, 2012


there's really something special about typography - and i'm not sure what. just the impact the font has on me. it helps me see things in a new light that old fashioned times new roman couldn't quite do.

in other news, i am in the good old south of america: birmingham, alabama visiting my sister. tomorrow i'm going to visit a college! yikes. how the time is flying.

how's everyone's weekend starting out?

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

summer bucket list.

it's summatime.

as it is my goal to not waste away my summer, i've decided to make a summer bucket list! i'll be a senior next year, so i figure that this summer, Summer 2012, is pretty much my last as a 'kid'. 
Here's what's on it so far:
  • read 10 books
  • kick the diet coke habit
  • go to the drive-in movie theater
  • visit the beach often
  • make a new friend
  • get a tan
  • buy a car (iffy)
  • get a pair of converse
  • take a daytrip somewhere interesting
  • gain 50 tumblr followers (my selfish goal. :)
what do you think? think i can do it? i'll keep you all posted on the status of things... :)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

california: part 1

Yesterday my sister and I spent the day exploring Balboa Island!

It's probably the cutest place I've ever been to. We spent a good 4 hours just going through all the shops on one street!

If you ever visit Balboa Island (which you should), make sure to get a Balboa Bar from Dad's Donuts! So good. It's basically just ice cream dipped in chocolate, and then dipped in any topping. I got sprinkles!

Cute quote I saw on wall art in a shop yesterday: "You are the sprinkles on my ice cream."

Thursday, March 29, 2012

pacific coast.

Saturday afternoon, this gal will be headed for sunny Southern California.

My school's spring break is April 2-6, and I will be spending this time visiting my sister in SoCal.

When I was in middle school, it was my ultimate dream to visit Cali! Five years later and that dream is coming true. We're going to visit Balboa Island, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, and many other places. So excited! (I also think I'm going to get my tragus pierced. But don't tell the 'rents.)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Going vegetarian for a week!

This week I've decided to go vegetarian!
I started today, and made my first vegetarian lunch.

Here's a photo:

It was pretty delicious, not going to lie.
It's orzo pasta, green beans, fennel, garlic, and olive oil.
It was so simple too! It only took about 20 minutes to cook. And I think it would be good cold too, so I can take it to lunch at school.

The reason why I'm only going vegetarian for a week though, is to see what it is like. I hate eating food that I know has preservatives and chemicals in it, so I'm considering making this be my new year's resolution: to go vegetarian. This is just a trial period to see what it entails and see if I can do it. :)

Would you ever go vegetarian?

Sunday, November 13, 2011

I got a job.

Two weeks ago I got a job at our local cafe inside our local bookstore.
it's very local.
I make sandwiches, create coffee drinks, clean up after people, and take orders. I love it! it is one of the greatest things that have happened to me.
It is so fun. My favorite part is making drinks!

It's one of the funnest things ever, and I feel very sophisticated when I'm doing it ;)
I seriously look forward to going into work everyday, and I got really bummed when I realized I'm only going to be working 2 days a week. :(

In other news, my junior year is tick tick ticking away. Slowly, I assure you. Nothing special has happened. Really. The only eventful thing was me getting a job.

However, I am going to visit my sister and brother in law in December! They moved from Nashville to Birmingham, Alabama and I'm counting down the days until I get to see their new place.

Sorry I've been MIA!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

And we thought we wouldn't have enough things to do . . .

I arrived in Nashville last Friday. My flight went smooth, and there were no bumps!

My sister just quit her job recently, and we weren't sure how many fun things we were going to be able to do while I was here. Well... that wasn't something anyone needed to worry about.

When I came Friday, I spent the day with my (other) sister and her husband, and my nephew Owen. :) When my brother in law came to pick me up, (Josh) I was greeted by this in the guest room:

Saturday, my sister was working on a conference she had gotten hired to do. It was fun, but also very tiring. We were on our feet a lot, and more than ready to go home when we did.

Sunday was pretty much a relaxing day. We both were very tired from the conference (she worked 3 10+ hour days) so we just chilled. For dinner, we sat out on their patio and ate dinner. We grilled out and had chicken, squash and zucchini grilled, baked potatoes, and bread. It was delicious!

(the patio lights added a nice ambiance to things. Plus the relaxing music!)

On Monday, my sister and I ran errands. We didn't do a whole lot this day either. For dinner we went to my other sister's for my OTHER bro-in-law's birthday.

When we got home from the dinner, we (Ashley, Josh, myself) started playing Scrabble while watching the Yankees play the Kansas City Royals. Josh mentioned that they were playing a game on Tuesday, and jokingly said we should go. Then, Ashley mentioned how she thought the drive was only about 5 and a half hours. We decide to go. What the heck? Josh is very detail oriented, and is so excited about going to see the Yankees (his favorite team) that he doesn't even think twice about checking the driving distance. As we check Google Maps just to see the route...we realize it's 9 and a half hours. Oops. Tickets already bought, hotel booked.

We arrive early for batting practice. This was my first major league game!
Sister and I

On our way home, we have to go though St. Louis so we decide to stop at the Gateway Arch.

View looking down

They say you can see for 30 miles on a clear day.

On Thursday, Josh and Ashley mainly played catch up.
Ashley and I swung by Sweet CeCe's to grab some frozen yogurt. It was my first trip, so I went all out. :)

My bro in law Josh is the road manager for the band Hawk Nelson. They had a show in Leitchfield, Kentucky on Friday, so Ashley and I decided to drive up and see the show. We hung out on the bus a lot, and this sign is in the bathroom:
I'm sorry. It's funny.

Then, the show.

PHEW! What a whirlwind of a week!
I think we're ready to take it a little bit slower this week. We're planning on going to the zoo, a museum, painting, and playing Scrabble.

How was your week?