Wednesday, January 27, 2010


i really like the iPad concept.
i think i might need one when they come out?

i do need a graduation present..

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


i love what uo has in store for the spring.
i feel like i'm living in another decade.

so juicy.

i want these so bad.
if you know me, you would agree they
are very me.

valentine's day gift from my mom, perhaps?

goodbye elliot.

this past weekend was Elliot's going away party.
more pictures and info to come soon.

it was great seeing everyone,
but i am very sad to see him go.

luckily, there are several events in the upcoming months
to keep everyone connected.

diary documentation.

new obsession:

any and all kinds.
i have bought like 5 in the past 2 weeks.

i guess now that my life has
slowed down a bit i plan on taking
time to document.

daydreams and dancing.

you should download the two new tracks from the owl city cd.
"butterfly wings" and "rugs from me to you"
i have been dancing in my room to them all afternoon...!

Monday, January 25, 2010

productive monday?

slept in until 11.
downloaded some music.
ate a bowl of cereal.
caught up on some Melrose Place.
unpacked from Houston.
showered around 1.
tried to untangle my messy hair.
applied for GRADUATION.
visited Kellie at NGvintage.
ate "lupper," Starbucks, and shopped.
trip to target for snacks and magazines.
talked to friends on fbchat.
ice cream with Shawny.
talked to my Mom from Costa Rica.
laid up on the couch with the Monday night lineup.

-- all in all, it was a great monday and i am at peace.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

spring forward.

in lieu of the unseasonably warm texas weather,
i decided to check out the spring look book from uo.
these are some of my favorite spring looks.

lately, i have been really into winter, and wanting it to last.
but due to the fact, i want the semester to fly by and
the weather change, i cannot wait to dress for spring.

i felt like i should have been in a sundress today on campus!

flower phenomenon.

love these.
you can find them here.

asian chicken salad.


1 roasted chicken or 2 chicken breast sauteed (chopped)
2-3 green onions chopped
1 bell pepper chopped (any color)
2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
2 tsp. soy sauce
2 tsp. olive oil
Toasted sliced almonds (optional)

Chop chicken and vegetables. Mix mayonnaise, soy sauce, and olive oil to make dressing. Toss together. Sprinkle with almonds.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

{instant} photography.

blahhh, i am dying for one of these. i love instant photography, and this seems to good to be true. i got an email that showed the instant back + splitzer and the pictures look amazinggg.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

ready to read..

her other books were to die for.
i can barely contain my excitement!
may 11 seems so far away...

moving forward in 2010.

while 2009 definitely had it's ups and downs.
all in all i would say it was pretty great year.
2009 brought about traveling (CO, LA, FL, NY),
new friends as well as maintaining old friendships,
one step closer to college graduation,heartache,
dance parties, picking myself up to be extremely happy.

i dreaded this year because most of my friends were
going to be moving, but like everything else. things
always seem to work out.

i feel like the year was definitely a growing experience,
and i know that 2010 will bring about even more
growth and changes that i will get through.

Friday, January 8, 2010

2009 reflection.

skiing in Vail, CO. ran in a 5k in Houston.
i went camping for the first time.
attended a few of my brothers soccer games.
went to Austin for Holly's 21st. road segways for Valentine's Day.
went to a few A&M basketball games.
went to New Orleans for Spring Break.
Had a Vampire Party for Steph's 23rd.
dancing in CS with Mel. home for Easter.
Laurena's Ring Dunk.
went to San Marcos for Candace's graduation.
attended Steph's graduation from A&M.
went to FL for Memorial Weekend.
baby brother graduated from high school.
i spent most of the month working for my dad.
most of july was spent in FL.
it was magical for sure.
i went to NYC in august.
then came home and got ready for school.
i got my Aggie ring in September!
went to all the home football games.
i went to ACL. went to Dallas for a girls weekend.
dressed up as an apple and grapes. went to see Owl City in Austin.
then dressed up as Raggedy Ann.
went to the Galleria for our annual shopping trip.
celebrated Danielle's birthday at Kona Grill.
the boys came to CS for the weekend.
went home for Thanksgiving. attended the UT vs. A&M game.
went to Austin for the weekend.
went to Houston for my 22nd birthday.
celebrated the holidays at home.

-- i would have to say 2009 was a great year.
very unexpected, but a good unexpected for sure.

january jumpstart.

so a few days ago Mom & i went to the Galleria to make some returns. we ended up coming home with bathing suits? yes, we are in one of the coldest weeks of the year and will not be able to wear them for months! but i am sooo excited about my purchases.  

i just need to get this tote to be ready for summer...

you can find everything here.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

my {special} christmas : )

So every Christmas we have the exact same rituals...

Christmas Eve we get up and get ready for the day.
We go my Grandpa's house and celebrate
Christmas with my dad's side of the family.

After we leave Grandpa's we go to church for candlelight service.
It is one of my favorite Christmas rituals even though
i like how they used to do it when i was little better.

After church we have some family and close friends over for
finger food, desserts, and wine.
Even though we are now 22, 19, 16, and 13 we still all sleep
on my parents floor on Christmas Eve.
I made my favorite lime jello salad.
(mom and i almost forgot to make it!)
Papa brought his new puppy Coco.
She is just a doll.
As usual, we had to take some family pictures outside.

So everyone brings various dishes and comes over for
an afternoon feast.

Christmas night we open presents with my mom's side.

I love that we practice the same Christmas routine every year.
I hope that when I have a family we will have a similar
routine. It helps to make everything extra special.

it is also so sad when it's over...
but until next year!