26 7 / 2014

living that boat life.

living that boat life.

25 7 / 2014

here is an outfit i “designed” to wear to my prom when i was 8. it includes a long-sleeve navy silk dress with a black silk jacket, black velveteen high heels, and a straw bonnet with matching navy ribbon.
(needless to say i did not actually wear a straw bonnet.) this might have been during my laura ingalls wilder phase.

here is an outfit i “designed” to wear to my prom when i was 8. it includes a long-sleeve navy silk dress with a black silk jacket, black velveteen high heels, and a straw bonnet with matching navy ribbon.

(needless to say i did not actually wear a straw bonnet.) this might have been during my laura ingalls wilder phase.

25 7 / 2014

  • re-reading my diaries - i kept one fairly regularly from 8th grade through my freshman year of college - has been surreal. i feel a little bit like i’m reading a novel, except i already know how things will turn out. (also i have extreme second-hand embarrassment for my little self, who was apparently really confused about what flirting is. the conversations i recount: ohmygee.) i’m also a bit sad that once i started keeping blogs, i no longer wrote in a paper journal; instead i had a diaryland, then a livejournal, and then a tumblr. (stephen was like “when do i appear?” - the livejournal years.) now i kind of want to go back, copy all those entries down into a journal, and delete the blogs. i probably don’t need those things to be online since the internet is forevvvvver. 
  • the boxes, in addition to diaries and yearbooks and copies of the school paper i edited, also include a lot of my childhood art projects, including some “designs” from when i thought i wanted to be a “fashion designer”. i will share my favorite one imminently.
  • my in-laws are in town, so tomorrow we are going to go out on a sailboat on the lake, and despite my long-time fear of boats, i’m actually pretty excited. 
  • we test-drove a car on tuesday that we really liked, and when it came time to negotiate, i was quite proud of us. we had an idea in mind of what we wanted to spend, and went back and forth but didn’t get convinced by the salesman that a higher price was worth it. we walked away without a car which was kind of a bummer, but one i felt ok about. i felt like a real adult. (when does that feeling go away? how many adult-y things do i need to do before i no longer feel like an imposter, but it’s just like “my life is adult, i do adult shit.”)
  • i too read that kanye article about kim being a dinosaur that turns him on, but unlike the people sharing it on my facebook feed, it made me like him even more. i mean, it should be noted that for years i have really liked kanye and his unapologetic love of the self, so most of his more grandiose statements don’t bother me. (and usually they’re pretty funny.) also, i felt like that interview was actually pretty human, for someone who lives a kind of life - with opportunities and issues in a different stratosphere than my own - that i cannot even imagine. 

22 7 / 2014

than being sent your diaries from 8th grade through college, and getting to rediscover just how incredibly boy-crazy you were. eep. (my yearbooks were also delivered, meaning i can cross reference the entries with photos, since i definitely did not remember most of these people…)

21 7 / 2014

inspired by an invite to leo dicaprio’s foundation gala, my boss and i were emailing about our middle school crushes this morning (the best way to ease into a monday, i think.) her’s was jared leto, so she sent me this - thirty seconds to mars covering rihanna’s “stay”.

so who was your middle school crush? still swoon-worthy?

18 7 / 2014

  • this weekend we have family visitors (stephen’s brother and his girlfriend) and next weekend we have family visitors (stephen’s sister and his parents), and the best thing about visitors is that we get to sight-see alongside them. i’m going to try to convince people to do the craft beer festival and the sheffield garden walk (or maybe benfest since it’s right around the corner), and i really want to go to par-king
  • lately i’ve mostly been wearing tees and cut-offs and drape-y tops and dresses, which feels pretty different from my past wardrobe. i think it’s a combination of working from home, and feeling like chicago has a different sense of style. (also i wear less make up and i pretty much never wear shoes on weekdays. whatever it is, it’s good i guess - the other day stephen told me “i really like your style this summer.”)
  • the best thing i’ve eaten recently was a blueberry “doughscuit" at endgrain. side note: most of the articles that appear when you google doughscuit are frantic little thinkpieces about how the doughscuit is the cronut’s offspring but will also do the cronut in eventually, and honestly? i think there’s enough room in our world for any pastry hybrid that decides to appear. anyways, this was like a slightly thicker, chewier donut, or like a fluffier biscuit that had been iced. really delicious, i think.
  • yesterday i found out that my vacation request has officially been approved, which means that i can blog about the fact that we are going to ireland this fall! we’ll be traveling with my parents to dublin, galway, and the dingle peninsula, and if you’ve been to any of those places and want to give me your tips, i’d be much obliged.

18 7 / 2014

last night’s patio was just so lovely - they had a progressive space from an all-weather sunroom to a covered porch to an open patio. it was gorgeous. (and decorated with old chairs and sheepskins and chic rugs and rattan poofs. it was a bit like living in a catalog version of northern california.)

last night’s patio was just so lovely - they had a progressive space from an all-weather sunroom to a covered porch to an open patio. it was gorgeous. (and decorated with old chairs and sheepskins and chic rugs and rattan poofs. it was a bit like living in a catalog version of northern california.)

11 7 / 2014

(Source: library-lessons, via edatrix)

09 7 / 2014

and i’m not going to post that cupcake (i don’t really care for it.) in that time, on this silly tumblr, i’ve very occasionally posted about some of the biggest things that have happened in my life so far (changing jobs twice, getting engaged, getting married, moving three times including to chicago), made some of my dearest friends, and watched the platform change pretty radically. at this point, i frequently have to google the jokes that seem to run rampant across my dash (kids these days!) but i still love this little thing.

maybe i’ll post more. probably not.

01 7 / 2014

dylancoulter:

Go USA! Portrait of Clint Dempsey by Dylan Coulter for Outside Magazine, July issue. 

i just want to you know (and then i promise to post about something other than the world cup even though it is almost all that we have been talking about recently) that on sunday stephen and i were making fun of the clint dempsey deodorant ad (he couldn’t sound less excited if he tried), and then stephen turned to walk into the other room and smacked his nose on the doorjamb and it is bruised and slightly swollen and i fully believe in karma. 
sorry, clint. also, this portrait is excellent.

dylancoulter:

Go USA! Portrait of Clint Dempsey by Dylan Coulter for Outside Magazine, July issue. 

i just want to you know (and then i promise to post about something other than the world cup even though it is almost all that we have been talking about recently) that on sunday stephen and i were making fun of the clint dempsey deodorant ad (he couldn’t sound less excited if he tried), and then stephen turned to walk into the other room and smacked his nose on the doorjamb and it is bruised and slightly swollen and i fully believe in karma.

sorry, clint. also, this portrait is excellent.