Friday, January 29, 2010

My second favorite golden

A friend sent this to me a while ago, and I've taken to watching it when I'm in a bad mood. It helps.

Also, Maddy told me she totally could've learned to surf, too. She just didn't have a board. Missed opportunity I guess.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Five Beauty Musts (at least for me)

New idea - five things every Thursday. We'll see how creative I get, but for today, I'm starting small - my top five beauty must-haves.

Okay, so maybe this is an obvious choice, being that everyone I know uses Bare Minerals these days, but I can't ignore their wonderful foundation. I was introduced to it about four years ago, and I haven't looked back. It works like a charm, and I really don't feel like I'm wearing makeup.

This summer, my sister and I both got hooked on this eyeliner from Ulta. We both like the dark brown shade, but I'm anxious to add a few more shades to my collection. I promise, you will not see a line on your top lid, which is such an unsightly problem, if you ask me.

One of the items I spent my Christmas Ulta gift card on was Ooh La La Lift from Benefit. I've been using it for three weeks, and I'm sure it'll become a permanent fixture in my makeup bag.

I got Gucci Flora for Christmas, and I love it. It's the perfect smell for me. It just fits.

I think I've mentioned before that I use Philosophy's Purity Made Simple facial cleanser. Well, fine if I did; I just love it that much. It has a subtle lemony sent and always leaves my face feeling super clean. I love everything from Philosophy, especially their shower gels, and their perfume Amazing Grace is my summer scent.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

For my sister

If I had tons of money, I would get this dog for my sister. Oh, the cuteness.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


When I returned home from my weekend at my parents', I found my latest Etsy purchase in my mailbox. I recently purchased this for my study. I've been working on redecorating it for the last couple months (slowly), and I will make sure to post a photo of my finished masterpiece once I finish making a pillow for my reading chair.

I thought this poster was very appropriate for my current state of existence. You can see more of these adorable posters in the Etsy shop By Order of the Crown. And read about the history of this poster here.

Monday, January 25, 2010

It's Monday!

I, for one, had an incredibly productive weekend. This is probably largely due my spending the weekend at my parents', where there is no Internet, combined with Mikael's ridiculously busy work weekend.

This morning I am coveting this laptop case:

I didn't get a new case when I got my new MacBook nearly a year ago, so maybe I'll have to get this for myself... for my birthday that's in three weeks. Ick.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


I've been intrigued by first ladies lately. This is likely due to a paper I'm thinking of writing for my Contemporary Rhetoric class. I've got tons of ideas floating around in my head. I'd love to do something with Jackie Kennedy and fashion, but I have many other ideas too.

I'd also love to write about Michelle Obama, but it's still a bit early. I wish I'd been one of the tourists at the White House yesterday who got a surprise greeting. How awesome would that be? And to meet Bo the dog too!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Aahhhhh... long weekends

So, I'm off to my Lit. Theory class to discuss Aristotle. I have a feeling, after much relaxing this weekend with Mikael, this might be me in class:
See more cute sleepiness here.

Friday, January 15, 2010

And... we're back

Hi friends!

I'm officially back to my old routine, and, yes, that includes my neglected blog (s?). It's been a crazy week. For today, I'd like to share with you a link. Rachel over at Lovely Clusters has compiled a nice list of businesses that are donating to the relief efforts in Haiti. I followed one of her links to this lovely shop on Etsy. I purchased this from their Haiti section.

Isn't it the cutest? I love the crown shaped clasp. An announcement on their main page says they'll be adding more items to their Haiti section soon. And, even if you don't buy something from the Haiti section, they still donate 15% of each purchase to charity:water.

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Sorry for the long absence, but it's not over yet. I still have the weekend before I return to my own home, where high speed Internet abounds. I'm just checking in to say hello.

I hope the New Year is going well for all of you. So far so good here, but then again, I haven't started classes yet.

The lovely shot on the left is from Mikael's latest project. He's taking photos of all his friends and family in this ridiculous hat. I've assisted him some, and it's been amazing to see each person's personality come out as they get used to wearing the doofy hat. This is one of many of me; I'm the test subject as he gets the lights ready.

Check back next week. Things will be back to normal around Tuesday.