Thursday, March 31, 2011

One Day Without Shoes

I'm sure you all know about Tom's shoes right? Well, if you don't, here's a little bit of info about them.

Tom's is a wonderful company that donates a pair of shoes to a child in need in other countries. They work off of a 1 for 1 plan. When you purchase a pair of Tom's shoes either through their website or in a store they will donate a pair of shoes to a child. There are so many children in the world that have never even had a pair of shoes before in their lives. Can you imagine that!? I think I have between 10 and 15 pairs of shoes right now! I can't even begin to think about how many pairs I've owned throughout my life. It's such a sad thing but Tom's is here to help and you can help! They have an annual event called One Day Without Shoes, it's pretty self-explanatory. You go one day without wearing shoes. It helps them raise awareness and get the word out because of course if someone sees you not wearing any shoes they will most likely ask why and you can share the story of Tom's with them. I am totally not doing this story justice so here's a little video about Tom's and their One Day Without Shoes.

I hope you will all join in and help spread the word. It's really a wonderful cause and a wonderful company to support. I know I will be going without shoes for the majority of the day so I hope you will too!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Marry Me

One of my absolute favorite songs right now is Train's "Marry Me." It is so cute and the lyrics get me everytime! Here's the video and the lyrics!

Forever can never be long enough for me
Feel like I've had long enough with you 

Forget the world now we won't let them see
But there's one thing left to do

Now that the weight has lifted
Love has surely shifted my way
Marry Me
Today and every day
Marry Me
If I ever get the nerve to say
Hello in this cafe
Say you will
Say you will

Together can never be close enough for me
Feel like I am close enough to you
You wear white and I'll wear out the words I love
And you're beautiful 

Now that the wait is over
And love and has finally shown her my way
Marry me
Today and every day
Marry me
If I ever get the nerve to say hello in this cafe
Say you will
Say you will

Promise me
You'll always be
Happy by my side
I promise to
Sing to you
When all the music dies 

And marry me
Today and everyday
Marry me
If I ever get the nerve to say hello in this cafe
Say you will
Say you will
Marry me

I made my favorite lines bold :)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

This week...

Instagram is my favorite app! I love it so much. Here are some photos from this past week.



Sunday: One of my favorite ice cream treats.
Monday: New coffee creamer that is amazing!
Tuesday: I watched the Google goes Gaga interview.
Wednesday: What I wore.
Thursday: New favorite gas station drink!
Friday: I know it's barely Friday but I needed a little midnight snack.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


What does everyone think about the idea of selling prints of some of these photos on etsy?

Thursday, March 10, 2011


This is how I feel about spring right now. It's like I can almost see it but it's not quite here yet. I need it to hurry up. I want to wear shorts and dresses!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

springtime lemonade

I had a photography assignment due today. The assignment was to take a photo in the style of the person I interviewed for my midterm. I interviewed Joy the Baker, so I had to take a photo in her style. I had bought a bunch of lemons with an idea in my head about a week ago and this was the perfect opportunity to use them. I also ended up making some amazing lemonade with them! It was super simple and seriously probably the best lemonade I've ever had.

This last photo here I may be entering into the student art show at my college. What do you guys think?


for simple syrup:
1 cup sugar
1 cup water

1 cup lemon juice
4 cups cold water
sliced lemons for garnish

Bring 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water to boil to make simple syrup. Combine lemon juice and simple syrup in pitcher. Add 4 cups of cold water and stir. 

You can add slices of lemons to the pitcher or individual cups for garnish. Also, this recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.

I'm hoping that if I keep doing more spring like things that I can hurry up mother nature and spring will get here sooner. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

iphone photos

Since I got my iPhone about a month ago I have taken quite a few pictures with it. I have 4 different camera apps! It's crazy! I have used all of them quite frequently but I think my favorite is instagram. I seem to use it the most. 

Here are some photos that I've snapped in the past month. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Long time no see...

or chat! Sorry that I've been missing lately. We finally got all moved into our new house! OUR house! We own it! Sorry, that's still really exciting for me. I hate that I've been neglecting the blog so much but with moving and school I have been the busiest person ever! I have midterms the next couple of weeks and then after that 2 research papers due! So, looks like I'll be gone again for a while. After this semester though, I am not sure where my education process is going to go. I only have 1 semester left for my scholarship then after that I'll be paying for school myself. I have been so blessed with being able to go to school for this long for free but I can't figure out what I'm even doing going to school. I love to learn but I have no clue what I want to do. I would like to work but not at a regular type of job. I would honestly love to do something with makeup, photography or food. Those 3 options sound easy enough but they really aren't. I would love to go to cosmetology school for makeup and I'd love to take some more photography classes to learn more about that too. I do also love the thought of doing hair. As much as I can't do my own hair I think it would be really awesome to be able to do other people's hair. I don't know. At this point in my life I am just trying to figure it all out. Luckily, I have an amazing husband who is supporting me the entire way. Never once has he told me I need to get a job or tried to make me get one. He really is amazing. I couldn't ask for a better husband and and best friend. 

In lighter news, I finally got an iPhone which means...MORE PICTURES!!! I have downloaded the hipstamatic app and the instagram app. Both of which I love so far! So, now that it will be easier to snap quick pictures on the go be ready for a ton more pictures from me!