Friday, July 22, 2011

B&W ♥

I'm never too busy to get inspired. This week has been pretty difficult. I have a pain in my right side that isn't going away. I'm trying to convince myself that it will. I hate going to the doctor. My plans for this weekend include Zombee-making, reading, drinking wine, playing with my hair, writing, cooking and NOT going outside. I hate summertime, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel ... and it's glowing!! Please enjoy these decidedly not summery pictures ...

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Bookmarks! ♥

I've got quite a collection of Halloween stickers ... I figure I'm a few years away from being on Hoarders. I've decided I need to start using some of them, obviously so I can buy more. What is the point in having things if you don't use them? Funny thing ... I feel the same way about money, which is why never have any.

Cute! And they serve a great purpose since I'm usually reading a few books at a time.

Friday, July 8, 2011


Read!! It will do you some good, I promise ... 


Have a great day!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Miss Wilhelmina ♥

This is my "new" car, Miss Wilhelmina. 

I love her. She's my dream car.

And she's finally mine! [since May, actually ... busy! eek!]

Monday, July 4, 2011

Watermelon Iced Tea ♥

So, I saw a recipe for some watermelon tea the other day. And, of course ... I decided to switch a few things up make my own! The original recipe didn't really turn out that great, so I'd like to think I've improved it a bit. This is really great for barbecues, light, summertime meals and even a cocktail. At the Farmer's Market, I saw a "tendersweet" watermelon ... orange!! I fell in love, of course. I found out they also call them  "yellow meat" watermelons, too. I think "tendersweet" sounds better, but I have to admit, I just call them "ohmygodHalloweenwatermelooooons!"

You'll need:
6 cups chilled green or white tea
2 cups watermelon puree 
1 cup pomegranate juice
2 cups cranberry juice 
 Splenda to taste [optional ...
... I liked it without, Brandon liked it better with the added sweetness]

Add it all together and enjoy over ice, or with some white rum  for a cool summer cocktail!

When you're done, you can make a fruit boat!! I've never made one before, so I was pretty excited. Just hollow out your watermelon, cut a zig-zag edge and freeze until you're ready to use. It will last a couple of days if wrapped. So fun!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Favorite iPhone Pics

I recently hit my limit with iPhone pictures. Apparently, I've never deleted any! That isn't entirely true, but there are definitely quite a few that I keep around just to make me happy if I need a boost or a laugh. I am a pretty visual person, so I can usually stay pretty entertained that way. Here are a few of my favorites from this past year that I really love for one reason or another. I finally put them on my computer and I'm starting fresh with a new blank slate on my phone. Ah, changes ...

 No idea about the first one ... I think I just like the idea of taking snapshots of crap I spend money on. One day I'll either go "oh my god, I used to be able to afford Oreos" or "Jesus Christ, I was a poor bastard" ... I'm hoping for the latter. The tights are self explanatory : awesome.

Shreveport has a couple of really great pumpkin' patches. 
This picture is an instant mood-lifter for me.

I remember doing this and NO ONE being impressed with it on Facebook. Then I realized wow, this is my life?! ... so I quit Facebook.

 Christmas pictures always make me happy.  Not as happy as Halloween pictures, but Brandon looks great in a scarf and he usually wears one during the holidays & smokes his pipe. Swoon.

I know, this is bad. But, I love this damn picture. I "edited" it with a crappy iPhone app and then deleted it, so it simultaneously reminds me of the dangers of buying photo apps and why I should always be grateful for my decolletage.

I can't seem to let this picture of Buster go. He died this year, but he still makes me smile. 
The other is a picture of Salvatore Dante on the day I got him. He now sits in the Bug.

Can't wait to have my orange hair back! Currently looking for a colorist since mine moved to LA. 

I keep the bathing suit picture as a reminder to love my waist. Both pictures are from my trip to Cape Fear where I learned that people don't mind if I sing from the balcony after a few beers and that I need to live on the East coast at some point.

Brandon gave me an early Christmas gift and paid for a ridiculously priced ticket to watch 8mm with Nic Cage and Joel Schumacher. My hero and I bumped into each other because we both apparently wanted to sneak out in the middle of the movie to avoid a crowded bathroom. We talked, I nerded out and got a picture. Great night.

I love that damn "whole pie" picture. It honestly makes me laugh every time I see it! So weird.
Also, Moscato is a dangerous game. 

My first iPhone pic from Maui. The view from our balcony ... ahhhh. 

Brandon's face is priceless. It says, "Hey, weirdo." Ain't love grand ...

Still the best thing I've ever gotten from King's Antiques.

Prince Peter wearing Pop's scarf. 
One of the two tree paths at school. I walk this to get to the library every day. I love it so.

The pic on the left sums up my wardrobe the best. I keep it to remind me to continue to drink vitamin water and stay in school. Both do wonders. Also, fake bangs! hah.
 I can't bring myself to cut them, but they're cute sometimes.
Gorgo at the Farmer's Market.