Lovely Lily

it’s been a rough few weeks around my house.

as some readers of my blog may know, my dad has been valiantly battling bladder cancer for the last year and things have simply gone down hill lately.

so I apologize for the lack of blogging, however family comes first.

in the mean time, we do receive flowers frequently and I had to share this beautiful lily that opened up. (excuse the photo quality, it’s from my phone.)



Happy Birthday California

162 years ago today, my favorite state became a state. So I just want to say….


Obsession of the Week | Ho Hey

2012 is a great year for Internet-related commericals apparently.  First we had the IE9 commercial with Alex Clare’s Too Close (which I already blogged about) and now we have a Bing commercial with an awesome song by The Lumineers.


Ho Hey” is definitely a feel good kind of song.  The lyrics for this song almost act as background to the melody, so I’ve yet to really listen to them — I have absolutely no idea what this song is about — time for a little Googling later this afternoon.

The marketing team at Bing did a great job timing the song within the commercial, not to mention including all those wonderful pictures of Hawaii. I mean who doesn’t like Hawaii?! :)


In other news… I’m in the midst of packing like a wild-woman. This was how I caught up on some TV shows this morning over coffee.

Hulu. On top of a box.

Yep, that’s my life.

a bloggers confession

I have a confession. (this is stolen from my bff, who starts out many conversations with those four words)

I feel pathetic and a little ashamed.

Here I call myself a blogger, but what have I been doing: not. blogging. (oh the horror!!!)

I feel uninspired. My life is consumed with far too many other things like work, school, upcoming graduation (52 days!!!!), and trying to find a job, to be focused on the exciting things in life. Sad, I know. Soon enough – hopefully – the stress will lessen and I can go back to sunshine, music, and enjoying the little things in life!


What’s a blogger to do when they’re lacking creativity and inspiration? Log onto Pinterest, of course.

Unfortunately, I am still left without any obsessions/fun finds/recipes/ etc.. that really get me in the blogging mood. BUT….here are a few fun ones that hopefully get your inspiration juices flowing, even though mine are stuck somewhere between job apps and research papers.

Spring Cleaning

today is quite an icky day. clouds. a few sprinkles here and there. and overall just a stay inside kinda day.

according to the calendar it is technically spring. so i decided to take my free saturday to do some “not-such-a-spring day, spring cleaning.” this is from instagram. clearly all the stuff piled on my bed is a sign that i have a lot left to do… so i better get back to it instead of being distracted by the interweb. :)

hope it’s warm and sunny wherever you’re spending spring and you’re out having fun… or cleaning. whatever makes you happy!

11 Questions

Rebekah from Head Over Heels tagged me to participate in the “11 things” post that has been going around. I don’t normally do things like this on my blog, but I figured there is a first time for everything! So here it goes…
1. Post these rules.
2. Post a photo.
3. Post 11 random things about yourself.
4. Create 11 new questions and tag people to answer them.
5. Go to their blog/twitter and tell them you’ve tagged them.
“Rhummie” & “Frenchie” in Austin, Texas.
11 random things about me.
1. I hate Jello more than anything.
2. I have 3 sisters, 5 nieces (and #6 is on the way), and only 1 nephew.  Clearly males don’t run in my family.
3. I’ve moved something like 12 times in my 22 years. I stopped counting a while ago.
4. I think a good pair of shoes can cheer up any day.
5. I love almost every kind of music.
6. I have seen EVERY episode of Friends (most of them 10+ times)
7. I love to read, but school consumes my free time.
8. Graduation seems too close, but at the same time, too far away.
9. I love all things Paris.
10. Going to midnight premiers of movies is one of my favorite things to do.
11. “10 Things I Hate About You: will forever be my favorite movie.
rebekah’s 11 questions
1. What is your all-time favorite movie?
“10 Things I Hate About You”
2. What is your biggest pet peeve?
it’s tied: people chewing/drinking/etc.. loudly & people touching their feet
3. Who is your role model?
my dad. he has always been driven and smart. now he has caner. his strength is undeniable.
4. What do you want to do when you grow up?
work for a company that amazes the world. preferably Apple.
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
who’s not my celeb crush? I love Channing Tatum, Shia LeBeouf, Ryan Gosling, etc..
6. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
In dream world: Paris. In reality: wherever my family is.
7. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
I’d like to be taller.
8. Who is your best friend?
All of my friends are my best friends. They know who they are.
9.  Who is your favorite artist/band?
10. In your opinion what is the best books turned movie?
Probably “The Notebook”
11. Do you ever think about deleting Facebook?
 Never. I love all things technology, and social media is simply amazing.
my 11 questions:
1. What’s your favorite website?
2. If you could meet anyone in the world (dead or alive) who would it be?
3. What’s your favorite accessory?
4. Twitter or Facebook?
5. Spotify or iTunes?
6. Coffee or Tea?
7. What is your ideal style of house?
8. Which do you think is worse, being dirty or being messy?
9. Who influences you the most?
10. What is your favorite type of weather?
11.  PC or Mac?
I tag:

Pardon the Dust

For those of you who are avid readers of things may look a little different around here.

I’ve decided that my blog needed a more mature look to go with my upcoming graduation and leap (holding my breath!!) into the real world, so despite my love of the previous theme, I chose something with a little less pink (actually none at all).

You’ll have to excuse any weirdness that may happen for a few weeks on the site as I am still learning the ins and outs of the new features.

In the mean time I leave you with an image of my coffee cup from this morning.  Valentine’s Day is only a few days away ladies and gentlemen, get excited!

starbucks "everylove" cup



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