Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Currently reading:
Montana Sky by Nora Roberts
(Almost finished--need suggestions for a new book!)

Currently listening to:
Light Outside by Wakey! Wakey!
Poison & Wine by The Civil Wars
Almost Everything by Wakey! Wakey!
Timshel by Mumford & Sons
(Possibly similar to a One Tree Hill soundtrack.)

Counting down the hours until:

Newest love:

Little Trigger (better known as Lucas Scott.)

-Noir Furniture Burlap Bed
-Anthropologie Italian Campaign Canopy Bed

-Urban Outfitters Waterfall Ruffle Cutrain,&navCount=49&navAction=jump&color=&pushId=A_NEWARRIVALS&popId=APARTMENT&prepushId=&selectedProductSize=

-Anthropologie Dock Glow Chandelier

-Michael Kors Acrylic, Midsize Watch, White/Rose Gold

Just wishful thinking!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


New found obsession: Antiquing.
I have a few blogs that I stalk on a daily basis, one of them being The past 3 recent posts on this blog have been pictures and details from an antique "show" this mother/daughter duo attended in Brimfield, MA. After reading the posts about the show, I was inspired to check some local antique malls in my small college town.
Lately, I've been looking for something to start collecting...something that can carry on into adulthood. From their May 18th post, I fell in love with Fenton Hobnail Milk Glass. It comes in different shapes, sizes, and colors. I like white the best, but found a few other colors I liked also.
I am proud to say that I purchased the first piece of my collection today! At the Gateway Antique Mall on our town square. Here's a picture of it:

A few other pieces that I really loved were:

(Fenton Hobnail Milk Glass--really LOVED the purple one in the back, right corner!)

Fenton Hobnail Milk Glass

Candlewick Glass Bowls

Ruffled Marigold Carnival Bowl (similar to pieces in the goodbonesgreatpieces May 21st post)

It's safe to say, antiquing will become a regular happening in my life!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Father, let my heart be after you.

It's no secret that I'm a sucker for a good love story. I fall for them every time--no matter how unrealistic they may be. A few of my favorites include:

Derek Shepard and Meredith Grey:

"Love is blind." -Shakespeare.

Nathan and Haley:

Just some of my favorites I've found over time...but somehow, none of these love stories I've found or people I've loved--none of these love stories outweigh the love I've found in my Creator. They are passionate and flawed, like my love for Him. The difference is, my love isn't returned by an imperfect human. It is returned by a flawless, unwavering, constant Savior. This love is unlike any other. It is unchanging. It is beautiful, strong, unconditional, personal, intimate. How one being could love so many other beings in ways that are personal and specific to each one is so far over my head, I could never grasp it. But I fully accept it. The best description I've found of this indescribable love comes from a song written about eight years ago...

"He is jealous for me. Loves like a hurricane. I am a tree. Bending beneath the weight of his wind and mercy. When all of a sudden, I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory. And I realize just how beautiful You are and how great your affections are for me. We are His portion and He is our prize. Drawn to redemption by the grace in His eyes. If grace is an ocean, we're all sinking. And Heaven meets Earth like a sloppy, wet kiss and my heart turns violently inside of my chest. I don't have time to maintain these regrets when I think about, how He loves us."
(John Mark McMillan)

He is jealous for me. For me? Yes. And for you. He is jealous for and wants us. We are His portion. Is He your prize?

"How great is the love the Father has lavished on us that we should be called children of God!"
1 John 3:1

Monday, May 10, 2010

Textile Obsession

This past semester I took my first Textile Design course, & of course, immediately became obsessed. Funny how this all Mom forced me into a Beginning Art class in high school because she said I needed to quit taking so many P.E. classes & become more "well rounded." I thought I'd hate it, but soon proved myself wrong. In short, I was so intrigued in the world of art that I chose Art Marketing as my major in college. I intended to use it for something Fashion related after I graduated--which I still do. But, the specifics of what I want to do are continually changing. After this past semester, I've found a love for dying fabrics, designing patterns for fabrics, & using fabrics to make an ordinary object something more. I've found dying scarves & sewing & embellishing cuff bracelets to be somewhat therapeutic--& even better, becoming a side job.

Above is a picture of a few of the cuffs I've made recently. They're for sale, if anyone is interested, for between $15.00 & $20.00. They each took between 3 & 6 hours to make. Let me know if you'd like to buy one! I'll post pictures of the scarves soon. I currently have 7 that I've made for sale.

Let me know if any of you have any good ideas for textile projects!