our christmas was spent in mexico at an adults-only resort. it was super relaxing and fun.  here are a few photos from our trip.

many margarita's and pina collada's were consumed, emily griffin novels (?) read (four!) and a celebrity sighting (Brad G. from Rachel Zoe Project).

will post dslr photos soon.


rant: thank you cards

does no one send thank you cards anymore (or an email or even a text??)?
two weddings, no thank you cards. if you do anything for your wedding-send a thank you card!

i guess its expected when they didn't get us a gift for our wedding...


from the suhs!

the suh's always send thoughtful gifts for christmas. this year the mailed us this salad spoon & fork + dressing mixing bowl (in a shape of a planter) and a gourmet salad garden. we don't eat enough salads and maybe this will encourage us to do better. new years resolution?
adam and i are pretty bad with plants (maybe just me 'cause he's watering the christmas tree everyday). i hope we can grow the gourmet lettuce seeds. wish me luck!



on the way back to oklahoma city

what are you reading?

i just purchased the marriage plot because the cover is so neat looking. can't wait to read it.

for the first time in over two years, i didn't take my laptop on a trip. i brought the ipad and downloaded a movie (also my first). i rented the film beginners(have you seen it?). it's cute. i want the dog arthur in the movie.

i'm trying to figure out what books and/or movies i want to download for the trip.

mindy kaling's new book?
the paris wife?

i want to read wallis simpson biography-need to pre-order

any books or films you would recommend?  i like the girly variety. :)

image via goop



just finished my final project for 3d class.  after my critique tomorrow morning, my fall semester will be done.  this semester has been the hardest for me. i'm getting my first B :( in graphic design..

in other related school news, i got a top score on a online quiz on logos and won a poster. i kind of feel bad for taking the prize away from the kids but i was a little proud. :)

also when the teacher asked the class which final campaigns they liked, a kid said he liked my california one. crazy!

i don't think i will ever be successful at graphic design because i can't properly judge my work?

well i'll miss my classes but can't wait to clean the house (it hasn't been cleaned in forever), finally turn off the computer (been on for a month!) and start to pack for okc. yaay!


christmas tree 2011

since moving to mount pleasant,  we have been going to a local farm and cutting our own tree.  adam started feeling bad so this year we decided to buy a fake tree. i wanted a miniature pink plastic tree from target.  adam wanted a six foot fake tree. we couldn't agree so we bought a real tree again this year. 

it smells really nice in our house.

p.s. adam is listening to xmas music and getting into the spirit. i am working on my final (doing terribly).



i have hoarding tendencies. it is in my genes.  i bought this over thanksgiving weekend...

it's an eggplant jar.. and it cracked on the way back to michigan :(

photo from here


we came from nice, cool, sunny california to cold, windy, and snowy michigan.

as much as i enjoy living in michigan, i sure do miss california...


brother sister

did everyone have a wonderful thanksgiving? we had a pretty relaxing trip (minus the 13hr trek from mp to sf) to berkeley.  i just wanted to share this photo of caroline and adam napping after thanksgiving dinner. awhh.
off to work on final projects. wish me luck.


holy hotness

joanna hillman's wedding
wedding love! maybe my next wedding.. ;)

from here


four days

.. four pairs of shoes. i need to stop doing this...
i hope everyone has a magical thanksgiving weekend!

source: unknown



can i tell you about last night? (i should be working on my final projects but maritime is playing in the background so i'm gonna talk about it)

anyway, a few weeks ago, adam emailed me about maritime playing at this local (like a two minute walk) bar.  i don't believe that maritime would play in mount pleasant so i look it up.  maritime of the promise ring/cap and jazz/dismerberment plan was playing mount pleasant. omigod!

i don't know if i was in a bad place at the time but promise ring's wood water album was soo good. there are only a handful of albums i will continuously listen to.  todd calvert recommended maritime to me in 2005? we, the vehicles became one of my favorite albums of the year.  adam and i started dating and i gave him a maritime cd.

so last night adam watched a really tense/exciting usc v. oregon game.  we get to rubbles at 11:30pm. we head to the bar and adam buys me a pbr on tap, and a christmas ale for him. adam points out the lead singer of maritime is standing near us. he looks like a normal midwestern person.. so i don't believe him until adam points out that he is on all the posters. duh.

adam tells me to go talk to him. i say you do it. he says i am a girl, it's easier. i ask davey "can we buy you a beer?" he declines but he talks to us. like for a long time.  he loves college football (i think adam's eyes light up).. but he calls Lane Kiffen a virus (usc coach). ahha

anyway show was so awesome, we danced, they played their old stuff and later i talked to the other guys in the band and asked them to play LA and come back to MP. okay the end. :)


eye twitch

i haven't been sleeping very well the past week. i've been in the computer lab and library practically every night working on projects and studying for tests. today my eye started twitching like crazy.

am i mean to post this thom yorke tutorial with my eye twitch post?

i love this graphic. when will i see radiohead live again?



no presents

i don't want any presents this year. i'm happy for my health, the husband, and two A's this semester.

two A's. that is all i am asking for...

post edit okay i said i didn't want anything but these jcrew saturday pant might be a lovely...

buy them here

image via


fur cape

okay, so we went to the antique mall today and i found this beauty. a fur cape. adam vetoed it since i probably won't wear it. hello, doesn't everyone need a little fur in their lives?
i mean this doofus wants this mink fur (no joke). he looks like a pimp/bear.
seriously, someone please tell me i should go and buy it.. $45 is a steal, right?


when i grow up, i want to be a stylist.

seth smoot via destinedtodesign


offerman woodshop

Do you watch Parks and Recreation? we watch it pretty religiously here. Adam's favorite character is Ron Swanson. huge fan of breakfast meats.

Adam was super excited when we saw Nick Offerman at a restaurant in Oklahoma City. He was eating dinner next to us with his wife Megan Mullaly (who went to the same prep school as Adam). I think Adam wishes he were more like nick offerman. tough and outdoorsy.

nick offerman has a woodshop. he sells things online. i kind of want to buy adam the mustache comb but i feel $75 might be too steep for a joke gift...

his site is here amazing!


end of the semester

why is it when you began to enjoy your classes, it comes to an end?

i'm busy with schoolwork but my brain is not functioning at all..

i have a presentation tomorrow (you know how bad i am at public speaking..) and my logo for a project due tuesday is still in progress (or more like not in progress)..... argh. we have only three weeks of class left. i think i am going to fail....

source unknown (i'm sorry).



Remember writing papers? I feel like this semester I have been writing a ton (for art classes!). 

I am currently working on a little power point presentation on Barbara Kruger for class.  I need a measely two pages and I have one paragraph total.  Can you believe that one of my sources is a W magazine with Kim Kardashian on the cover?

Totally off subject, but I feel bad for her husband Kris.  From watching parts of the show, he seemed like a nice guy.. but I guess that's what you get for marrying a reality star.  Kim K is on her way out.. People are starting to realize it's all for show. Who watches the Kardashian's and why are they so rich?




adam xmas 2011

i don't know what to get adam this year. old-fashion glasses? socks?



guess who ate all the halloween candy and had to buy more?

need motivation.. someone. help.


link 1-2-3-4

*macrumors says hold off on buying unless you really need it..
** i should use that idea for everything on my list....


my favorite holiday

thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.  can you believe it is only three weeks away?

adam and i are headed to sister caroline's in berkeley for thanksgiving weekend.  last year was pretty fun, we cooked all day, ate leftovers and went on a fancy (with a stretch suv limo!) wine tour.  I can't wait for this year!

photo source



are you dressing up as anything?  i have a cleopatra costume and a mime costume and nowhere to go.

we found out last night (at a rocky horror picture show screening) that the hosts of our usual halloween skipped town this year. i guess we can stay in and watch its the great pumpkin, charlie brown ..

photo from


covet: map

this special map comes with pins so you can tack where you've been  (includes a red pin for headquarters and blue pin for next target and 200 black pins for destinations). 

i think it is a nice gift for adam (or is it for me?) for christmas.  $180 might be slightly out of reach. what do you think?



one piece

i am looking for a one piece. im too old and too fat to wear a two pice..

watercolor by caitlin mcgauley


art class

my project made it to the display case in the art building. so far every class has displayed my "work." yaay!


life is a highway

today i lost my drivers license and received a parking ticket at the library (i was studying). things were not going my way. i have two critiques tomorrow (one project still far from done, second project i am not too fond of). i'll be staying up this evening.. and i shouldn't be posting on blog.

i was about to order my dv online when we received a call that it was found at our local co-op.



covet: chanel

dear journal, one day i would like to inherit a vintage chanel...

image from lascomposantes
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