Monday, January 21, 2013

Things I Learned

... This weekend.
  1. I think I'm officially as some people may say, a "cat lady." This morning I looked at my camera roll on my phone and realized that 80% of the pictures I've taken since I've been home from Florida have been of Clive. Example: picture about. Little Clive was just loving the oscillating fan in my bedroom, how could I not document that??
  2. Antique stores are the best. For Christmas JJ is in the process of making me a craft desk out of old refurbished wood (woo ho! don't worry, more to come on that when it's in action.) He bought the old wood at this antique store in town and we decided to go look around on Saturday. It was like etsy but a store. There were 30 different "vendors" in the store in little sections. It was awesome, I could have spent hours there. My take aways? A beaded vintage clutch and antique ring. 
  3. Chicago winters are brutal with no snow. The last couple months it's been chilly in Chicago but nothing unbearable... and then January 20th happened. It is like negative degree windchill! And there is no snow! Snow would at least make this frigid tundra worth it.
  4. Sometimes neon green & neon pink nail polish is a must. I'm usually not the first to pick the bright colors for my nails or toes but because of the weather (note above) it only seemed necessary to go with neons this go around.
  5. I only need to see 3 more of the best picture nominations this year! (Amor, Dijango Unchained, and Zero Dark Thirty) I'm really looking forward to seeing them before the Academy Awards in a couple weeks. Right now, my favorite noms are Silver Lining Playbook, Argo, & Les Mis... Who knows though, I'm sure that'll change tomorrow! So many great movies this year. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

December Twenty Twelve

It is still unbelievable to me that another year has come and gone. 
And with that being said, another playlist has come and gone. 
  1. Distance - Christina Perri feat Jason Mraz
  2. Orphans, Kingdomws - Brooke Fraser
  3. One Foot - Fun.
  4. Big Parade - The Lumineers
  5. I'm on your side - JJ Alberhasky
  6. Heart's Content - Brandi Carlile
  7. O, Holy Night - Sleeping At Last
  8. Scream & Shout - Will.I.Am feat Britney Spears
  9. Something to Look Forward to - Ari Hest
  10. Mountain Song - Trent Dabbs 
  11. Little Drummer Boy - Sufjan Stevens
  12. All This And Heaven Too - Florence & the Machine
  13. Where the West Wind Blows - Green River Ordinance
  14. Someone - Future of Forestry

Monday, January 14, 2013

Merry Christmas [Part II]

Happy New Years from yours truly! (a bit late)

date brunch with JJ

JJ got me a polaroid camera for Christmas! It's the best!
Here are some of my Florida holiday captured on film. 

Life doesn't get better than the beach and diet coke.

sweet alfie boy.

Nothing like one last shot of palm trees and some Florida sun.

2013 is really happening. After my 10 days in Florida with my family I returned home for a couple days and headed right back to Florida for work. I feel like I have not really been present in my life here in Chicago. I'm ready to be back in my (chaotic) rhythm of life.

Here are some last snapshots from my time in Naples. I'm excited for what is in store this coming year. And just as excited to document it here.

Looking forward to the journey.