Jan 4, 2013

This is Life.

Reading: I am finally getting around to reading again. Not just blogs either. Although we all know that's our favorite thing to do. I could seriously browse the interwebs for daaaaays. I just got On the Road by Jack Kerouac and every free chance I get, I read a little bit. I also started my online class a few days ago so I am also reading a lot about product development, and it's actually really interesting.

Watching: Honestly not much; not TV at least. I watched Amelie the other night, and I also got around to watching Return to Oz, which is one of my favorite childhood movies. It's a creepy sequel to The Wizard of Oz that never really became famous. It's like my little tiny secret treasure movie. (I guess not anymore-ha). Fun fact: This is the movie that got me interested in skeleton keys. Since I watched it when I was six I have been obsessed with collecting keys.

Listening: to Head and the Heart. I am officially obsessed. I know they have been around a while, and to be frank I have had their album downloaded for over a year, but for some reason I never sat and listened to it. The other day I saw a video of theirs posted on Kinsey's blog and I started listening to them, and haven't stopped since. Favorite songs? "Lost in my mind" and "Winter song"(watch this video, it's pure magic)

Wishing: For warmer weather. I know, I know. Snow is great. But so is feeling my body after I get in the car. Yesterday was frigid and I must say I lack serious motivation when the weather gets bitter like this. So summer, if you're listening, hurry it up.

Loving: My new bamboo tablet. As you can see in the picture above I have been practicing. I am finally starting to get the hang of it, and I seriously love it. One of the best Christmas presents ever! :)

Looking forward to: My new internship at the end of the month, and my final semester at fashion school. It's been a crazy journey and I'm a big dork, so the more I learn the more excited I get. I am excited to finish up my classes, and get the ball rolling on a new career. I am also excited for some upcoming collaborations with some companies I really adore.

This post was inspired by Danielle of Sometimes Sweet who started this series of posts a while back.

Can we also talk about how this happened, and made my year. 
I didn't stop smiling for a few hours.



  1. Great picture. What's a bamboo tablet?

  2. I'm determined to do some proper reading this year too, I spend so much reading blogs I forget to read actual fiction at all. I'm starting off easy though, and re-reading the final Harry Potter book. Congratulations on the UO tweet as well, I would be ridiculously excited xo

  3. What a cute picture & an awesome shout-out from UO!

  4. Return to Oz was also a favorite of mine when I was younger! It's so creepy yet intriguing! I really like the concept of this post! xx


  5. The Head and the Heart is SUCH a good band!

    <3 Melissa

  6. I was just saying the same thing about summer yesterday... Christmas is over so I am ready to go bask in the sunshine now lol..

    This Lovely Little Day

  7. I love this post, so fun. I'm totally jealous you have a bamboo tablet, I want one! :)

    xo, Courtney

  8. AH URBAN TWEETED AT YOU? Dude i am so jealous. MAJORLY JEALOUS. oh yeah, and ive gotten back into reading too! it was one of my new years resolutions to get back into reading my favorite blogs :)
    Enter my Fifth and Orient giveaway and check back everyday this week for ANOTHER new giveaway!

  9. Love Winter Song! I love your headband btw.
    The Introverted Brunette

  10. I too have taken up reading again... I just bought Sad Desk Salad by Jessica Grose. So far, I love it! And that's awesome that Urban tweeted at you! I'm sorta jealous. = )

    House Of Jeffers

  11. Great post! I really enjoyed getting to kow you a wee bit better :)

  12. I've never seen Amelie :(

    xo Ashley

  13. Head and the Heart are awesome. One time Urban "favorited and retweeted" me, and my heart fell out of my chest. Yours is way cooler, but still. Cute, cute blog. Annnd lastly I'm trying that cat eye ASAP...

  14. I got a bamboo tablet for christmas too! It's a bit hard to get used to, but i'm practicing. Hope you have a good weekend!

  15. Congrats on the UO tweet...that's really cool! I just started listening to Head and the Heart, too...about a week ago, actually, and I love them! And enjoy your new tablet - I have one and it's amazing.


  16. AH! I loved my bamboo. I hope you have a LOT of fun practicing. Also, you look adorable in that picture. :D

    I'm getting around to reading again as well, mostly the free weekly best sellers on Amazon's Kindle List and I found an EPIC site called BookLending.com where you basically lend an ebook from someone; like a digital library. Authors can choose if their book is available for this or not.

    However, during the holiday craze, I didn't get much blogging - or blog reading - done so I am slowly catching up now!!!

    Happy 2013!

  17. How AMAZING that U.O tweeted you!! That would def make for a great day! I really enjoyed reading your little tid bits of what you are doing/liking lately! I sometimes wish for warmer weather, but I REALLY love dressing up warm, it's more fun I think!


  18. I had no idea there was a Return to Oz movie. I am waiting for the movie Oz, the great and powerful!


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