Friday, May 31, 2013

Today I am 30!

30 things I've learned in my 30 years, in no particular order:

1.  "No two Gap stores are ever the same" - Linsey Miller. It's so true. If you don't believe my momma's wise words, go check for yourself.

2.  Use spellcheck. It was invented for a reason.

3.  I am a mediocre cook. My husband is a really good one. Therefore, it is best to let him do the cooking. ;-)

4.  Breaking in new shoes is the hardest part of being a woman.

5.  Gummies from Europe taste better.

6.  "Insane people are always sure that they are fine. It is only the sane people who are willing to admit that they are crazy." - Nora Ephron 

7.  Always pack an extra pair of underwear in your carry-on in case your luggage gets lost.

8.  If you don't like rides, do not go on them. You won't start liking them mid-ride. 

9.  Good friends are hard to find but I got the best of the best. So sorry, you can't have them. Back off. They're mine.

Elf is the best holiday movie ever made.  

Moisturize daily.

12.  You can't do everything. Trust me, I've tried. 

13.  Having Starbucks Gold Status can make one feel like an accomplished person in life.

14.  Allergies are the devil.

15.  Uggs are UGGly, but they really are the most comfortable shoes ever.

16.  If you find someone you can laugh about anything with and that you can't imagine spending a day without, you should marry them.

The word "sporadic" will always remind me of the movie Clueless.

18.  The Nordstrom Semi-Annual sale is the best time and place to purchase shoes.

19.  The value of an amazing mentor is too larger to even be measured. 

20.  Pop music is the best kind of music.

21.  Even after 1.75 years of not having a sip of soda, you can still crave it EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.

22.  If you drop a camera in the Dead Sea it really will float.

23.  Essie is the best brand of nail polish.

24.  Life gets better after age 13, THANK GAWD.

25.  Seeing movies in the theater is just more fun.

26.  Treat people how you want to be treated.  

27.  Every important life lesson can be found in a children's book.  

28.  Always send back the RSVP to a wedding invite. If you don't, the bride and groom are secretly pissed off.

29.  I'm not always right.  Most of the time I am, but sometimes I am not.

30.  Bananas are the most filling fruit.  Jennifer Hudson eats 2 daily. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Illustration Friday: Tension

Tension arrises and Charlie Bird struggles to fix a broken gear!

Friday, May 24, 2013


Some snaps of lately around these parts.

Tristan & I are headed to Puerto Rico for the long weekend! We are preeeettttyyy excited about relaxing by the water with a book in hand for a few days. It's my birthday present- I turn 30 a week from today! Any exciting plans this Memorial Day?

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A Beautiful App by A Beautiful Mess

I have some of the most talented friends in the world. Fun fact of the day!!!

The lovely Elise & Emma of A Beautiful Mess have released a brand new photo app that is really really fantastic. They sent Tristan & I the cutest party-in-a-box to celebrate the release and we both downloaded it ASAP! Between the macaroons they sent and the fact that I can now write "hello" on all my instagrams, they've made me very happy.  Thanks ladies AND congrats on having the #1 APP IN THE ITUNES STORE IN LESS THAN A DAY!

I highly recommend you download it. Go go go! Find it HERE and read their post about it HERE

Oh! And it turns out KellyRipaCat is a fan of the App as well!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

In the world of mothers, I hit the jackpot! Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there, especially mine!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Congrats Caitlin & Chris!

This past weekend we crossed the country and had such an amazing time celebrating Caitlin & Chris! They had a gorgeous wedding in Santa Monica complete with the most amazing personal vows and a photo booth.  I think they should have renamed Santa Monica Santa Caitlin for the weekend, because every corner I turned I recognized someone there for her wedding! It was so much fun! Seeing one of your best friends on the earth look so happy is one of the greatest feelings in the world. They were both glowing. Love is kinda awesome!

Over time my closest friends have moved near and far, so when we get to all spend time in one place we take full advantage. See proof below:

Congrats C&C!!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

this weekend....

These two are getting married this Saturday! Congrats congrats congrats Caitlin & Chris. I just went searching for a photo to post of you two and this gem came up. Amazing. 

Tristan and I are California bound tonight- T for the weekend and I'm staying a few days longer for work.  Looking forward to some Coffee Bean, sunshine, spending time with my favs and CAITLIN & CHRIS' WEDDING!!!!!  

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Painted Girls

This book is an absolute must-read! I loved every page and am keeping my fingers very crossed they turn it into a movie. I loved it SO much that in the acknowledgments I saw the title of the documentary that inspired the author and promptly set to work on finding it. GOOD NEWS PEEPS! It lives on you-tube.
SO…do yourself a favor, and buy The Painted Girls by Cathy marie Buchanan and then watch this documentary after!
Tristan and I will definitely be making a weekend trip to DC soon, to see the artwork that inspired the documentary that inspired the book in person!