Month: August, 2011


I keep thinking, while I’m helping my mom in the 106 degree weather:

“Finish every day and be done with it.

You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities crept in; forget them as soon as you can.

Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

So good to remember.



Wish List.


I’ll take one of each:


Two Reasons …

… I hope that South Korea gets movies when America does.



Oh, how I love films.

Shift Change.

I’ve been changing the site a lot lately. Perhaps it’s been my mood. Regardless, I’m finally please with the results. I like the clean and simple background much more than the busy previous theme.

Perhaps it has to do with falling in love with these two blogs:

Amanda Jane


And Andrew + Carissa. Aren’t they the cutest?

Plus, both are collaborators for Kinfolk magazine, which is sheer brilliance.


Thanks Kate Spade.

Just in case you were wondering how to make newspaper hats.

Click here for the full tutorial.


I did it.

I broke down and finally bought something I’d been wanting for years.

Ray Ban Wayfarers.

Now I’m normally not a person who typically loves name brands. (A ship that sailed shortly after a three year obsession with wearing nothing but Roxy)

I like what I like.

But, I had some extra money I wasn’t expecting and felt like it was the perfect time to buy something I never would otherwise.

And sometimes its nice to treat yourself.


Friday Favorites.

Clinging to those last days of summer…


If I had a daughter, her room would totally be this cool.


Almost finished with Alas, Babylon. Oh my, that’s some wonderful literature.

Since I’m currently cat-less, I have to settle for collecting cat names. Fiddlesticks is my new favorite.

Welcome to August friends! What will you do with it?

Black Hole.

I dropped a friend off at the airport a few days ago and I began to develop that itchy feeling as I walked her to the gate.

I wanted to go too.

Not necessarily with her, but go, get out, see things …


This summer I’ve been considering and praying about moving to South Korea and teaching ESL in Seoul.

Big step, huh?

But as soon as I stepped foot in the airport, I knew it was what I want to do. But I also want God to be first in my life, so this decision belongs to him, not me. My current job ends in one week. I have a concert, a wedding, and what happens after that is a giant hole.

But I like it that way. It leaves plenty of room for surprises.


A lot of miles separate my sister and I. In the future, it could be many more.

It was only appropriate then, that for graduation she gave me this book:

The book vividly captures the photos of these two women, who I blogged about ages ago.

But this post isn’t about these two remarkable women and their friendship, it’s about Tabitha, my sister, and how she is one of the most thoughtful people I know.

I miss you!

Take a Walk With Me.

All photos taken on a recent walk around my neighborhood.