Thursday, September 25, 2008

i welcome fall with open arms.

i am so excited for fall! it's my favorite season. the landscape is so beautiful. i get to wear my fun coats. and though the pool in our apartment complex is closed, everything from cooking to laundry becomes a little more fun. this season reminds me of family, friendship, and love.

thank goodness for autumn.

i have decided...

the funniest woman in comedy is...

tina fey.
seriously, if i could hone in and learn from one person and somehow inherit their skills it would be this woman.

i mean really, being funny is sort of like a super-power. it really is. and i am just a little tiny bit funny, not whole heartily funny. but i wish i was.

so tina, if you're ever looking for a comedy apprentice, count me in.

she's back...

carrie bradshaw is back.

actually all the ladies are...

so yes, i am one of the many women (and men) who went out and bought the infamous movie when it came out on tuesday. the friendships, the fashion, i just couldn't resist. can you blame me?

julia and justin part II

this shoot was towards the end of summer, but with the move and everything i am just getting around to posting them. i hope you enjoy :)

here's a few of my favorites from that shoot:

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

some wall art ideas thanks to

thanks to my mom who loaned me some of her wonderful interior design, do it yourself magazines, i checked out the do it yourself ideas website. and wow. this website is pretty awesome. just check out these wall art ideas:

using a tablecloth as art. i love this.

framing fabric is always nice. i'm pretty certain i am going to be doing some of this in my craft room.
so i bought a vintage atlas book the other day for 50 cents and i figured i would frame them...however, look how stellar this looks (i can't tell if it's framed or unframed for sure, but to me it looks unframed).
this one is really cool. it's a weave that the person did using all kinds of different mediums. i love how chaotic it looks over such a calming chair and on such a calming wall color.
they call these some kind of ceiling tiles. i would absolutely love love love to find some of these. i've never found any this pretty, but it looks fabulous.
yes, using the frame in an unconventional way always makes it a little more interesting.
this is so awesome. i would love to do this someday. it would take quite a bit of collecting, but i think it would be totally worth it.
this is bits of a text book blown up ...awesome right?
framing pictures from magazines. i'm always amazed at how good these look.
this is a new one to me. using placemats as art. i'm a fan.

want more on these ideas and others? go visit...

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

okay, okay. i'm sorry.

i'm currently apologizing to my own blog for such a lapse of time.

apology accepted? good.

moving just is crazy. end of story.

but on a much brighter note, we found a wireless connection where we live, and alas here i am typing away. :)

yes it is true. i am officially a resident of joplin, missouri. and i have to tell you. it's not so bad. i could even go so far as saying i like it. is it smaller than kc? yes. despite the smaller city size, do people in their cars honk at you an abnormally large amount for normal driving? yes. have i made any new friends? no. BUT, the library has FREE dvd rentals, there's a 1/2 of 1/2 store where i have found 3 cute shirts for $1.50 each, i've gotten to see my aunt, uncle and cousins more often, had the opportunity to catch up with fellow jewell grads, have a kitchen pantry, there's a target less than 10 minutes away, the goodwill has been good to me, i've started cooking, and...after much much much cleaning and along with that frustration, i love our apartment.

is it different than kansas city? yes. quite a bit. i no longer wake up to ambulances, police helicopters, and gunfire, rather to trains. that's right trains. not as dangerous, and not quite as annoying. i currently spend my days job searching instead of in the kemper box office and my nights cleaning, reading, and movie watching instead of with my friends. but...i am confident that both friends and a job will come. it just takes patience. and honestly i'm not the best example of patience. thank goodness, despite change, some constants stay the same. family. friendships survive distance, and love. evan, my best friend and love keeps me entertained.
it's been awesome watching evan grow more into a doctor each day.

so if you find yourself going down route 66 or I-44 or 71...feel free to stop by. i'll make some chocolate chip cookies.