Friday, August 31, 2012

Hipster Soup

Apparently, Campbell's wasn't selling well with the 18-30 demographic, so they did some market research and are now launching a line of hipster soups. Seriously. To coincide with this new soup launch and to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Andy Warhol's 32 soup cans, they will also be releasing tomato soup cans in Warhol-inspired labels. I might have to get me some pop-art tomato soup this fall.

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Love to eat

I was daydreaming about my Toastmaster days this morning and I started outlining a new speech in my head about why I love cooking and the social/communal nature of food and the fascinating process of turning one of life's basic necessities into something beautiful.

And then I found this image above and I thought... It's officially time to throw a dinner party.

Saturday, August 25, 2012


Maybe…you’ll fall in love with me all over again.”
“Hell,” I said, “I love you enough now. What do you want to do? Ruin me?”
“Yes. I want to ruin you.”
“Good,” I said. “That’s what I want too.

 Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

Friday, August 24, 2012

I'm ready for fall

... Who's with me?

Art Deco

Cheap & Classy

Those are not two words that I usually use together, however, this will come in super handy for a bridal shower that I have to throw someday.

Dollar store mirrors and candlesticks to make a beautiful cupcake stand!

That is just rad

Planetary alignment of Venus, Mercury, and Saturn with the Giza Pyramids in Egypt. This phenomenon only happens once every 2,373-years and the next event is set for December 3, 2012, at one-hour before sunrise.

Blue Eyes

A glimpse of the future...

Barnacle Pod

I want one.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

You best believe it...


My hairdresser friend just got a tattoo of the deathly hallows that says "mischief managed."

Lots of porch




Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Classics

Great lengths

Confession: I love watching "Say Yes To The Dress" (available on Netflix! and therefore my phone). I'm already married, I've already chosen and worn MY dress (which I still love), but I love the fashion aspect of the show... Hearing the bride describe what she is looking for, seeing what the consultants pull, and the seeing what amazing things a well made dress can do for your body, not to mention the outrageous styles... SO fun.

And I melt...

I'm 18 weeks along today, that's just two weeks shy of the half way point. I still can't really wrap my head around the fact that in 5 months, taking care of a little person will be my life. The only time this pregnancy feels real is when I'm at the doctor's office and I can hear the heartbeat. I haven't even bought a single item of baby paraphernalia.

My mother assures me, however, that it's about to get real very soon and remain so until it takes over my life.

Do you ever feel like you're imagining it all? At what point did it really hit you that you're having a baby?

Monday, August 20, 2012


I re-read Mr. Darcy's Daughters and The Adventures and Exploits of Miss Althea Darcy whilst on this little getaway. They are fun, fluff-reads and now I keep wanting to use words like "perchance" and "thither"... and "whilst" for that matter.


OH my goodness. I forgot how difficult it can be to come back to real life after a superb vacation. I feel like my head is in a fog that smells like sunscreen.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Baby Moon

Husband and I are headed off on our last chance vacation before baby and law school. Don't hate us because we'll be sipping Diet Coke deck side for the rest of the week. See you on the other side!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012

Sweat, Tears & Sea


If it kills you.

Women like...

Well, at least THIS woman does.

Good thing I picked a good dressin' man.... Most of the time... When he doesn't wear hockey jerseys in public... And stays away from grey t-shirts... And pretty much just wears what I want him to... Just kidding honey, you look great all the time. Love you.

Thursday, August 9, 2012


White walls and secret nooks

Ombré and sparkle

The Cooperative Paradigm

This article is an in-depth and interesting examination of the role of women in the LDS church. I'm putting it up here on my blog because I want to have access to it in the future, and because I think it is a worthwhile read for men and women who engage in Church service.

As a woman in the church I have always felt that my worth and value were professed emphatically. The doctrine has never portrayed women in an inferior capacity. I also believe that there is room for improvement in the way that this translates into leadership and administration. The cooperative paradigm described in the article is an approach that respects church structure and revealed truths while opening the right doors for moderate change.

Like I keep saying...

Pride & Prejudice

I love all the Pride and Prejudice movies, but I think I like this one the best. Director Joe Wright did such a beautiful job, the movie is visually breathtaking. And Keira Knightly and Matthew McFadyen play Lizzy and Darcy is such a human way that I find endearing.

If you're into that sort of thing, I highly recommend watching the film with the director's commentary. Joe Wright talks about different ideas that went into the scenes and raptures on and on about how great the actors are. I noticed details afterwards that I wouldn't have caught before.

Le Tour

My family got big into cycling a few years ago, and now every summer we watch the Tour de France. It's fun to cheer for your favorites and groan over the big crashes and watch the massive crowds that gather along the race route.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Train Track Table

Geeking out right now.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Two Wholes

An intimate relationship does not banish loneliness. Only when we are comfortable with who we are can we truly function independently in a healthy way, can we truly function within a relationship. Two halves do not make a whole when it comes to a healthy relationship: it takes two wholes.

- Patricia Fry

White Wolf

Blissed Out


Alfred Hitchcock directs the MGM Lion

Always in the middle

"Being always in the middle means that the game is never over, hope is never lost, defeat is never final. For no matter where we are... an eternity of beginnings and endings stretch out before us." - Dieter F. Uchtdorf