Thursday, April 28, 2011


So, I love lockets. My favorite necklace for the past four years has been a big brass heart locket that I picked up for super cheap at Target. It's dented and has had several interior decorating changes; it's currently empty inside. I wear it perhaps too often. I can't help myself from picking up cute lockets when I happen upon them; my collection will likely never be complete.
Today I found locket bliss - Verabel + Fox on etsy.
Sigh. Some really gorgeous, even affordable pieces. Online shopping is so dangerous! Next time I need to treat myself...

Monday, April 18, 2011

collection trade hosted by Oh, hello friend

I received my package from the collection trade today! 
Inside were the most adorable little owl salt & pepper shakers and five skeleton keys - perfect additions to my collections.Mail is a marvelous thing.
Especially when it arrives on stressful Mondays.

skeleton keys

My collection trade partner, Brianna from collected blog, collects vintage plates, vintage robots, antique cameras, and anything yellow! It was fun searching for things to send her. I found a cute little plate, lots of little yellow goodies, and I covered a canvas with fabric printed with vintage cameras. I hope she enjoys her package as much as I did mine!
collection trade
Three little chicks, Burt's Bees lipbalm, two mini notebooks, a wallet, yellow m&ms and a plate with tiny red flowers.Inside the little bag are lemon drops & I tossed in a yellow bathbomb from Lush for good measure.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


"I mark the hours, every one, nor have I yet outrun the sun. My use & value unto you are gauged by what you have to do."

Isn't it lovely? A time-turner of my very Hermione of me ;) I'd like to find a longer, thinner chain for it, I think I'd wear it all the more often then.

Monday, April 11, 2011


I recently got quite a bit of hair cut off (almost six inches). I instantly regretted this decision, but now I've decided I like it and have been wearing my hair down rather than in a pony tail much more often.
I've also fallen in love with my first pair Toms shoes, they're so comfy! And I think red was a good choice - I was nervous at first, but I now consider them a neutral ;)

Three weeks remain of this semester and I have the week off from work to focus on getting the mountainous pile of assignments I have started need to work on.

Happy Monday!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

first holga photos

I developed my first roll of holga film! I feel like it was a good trial & error experience, and I got some cute photos out of it. Ignore the dusty quality my printer lent to the situation.

Saturday, April 9, 2011


I turned twenty-one on the twenty-first of last month. We discussed last week in my editing class that one simply does not write out ages. It's 21 years old, not twenty-one. But I simply don't appreciate this rule, because I like the shape of words & twenty-one just LOOKS pretty.
Anyway, I can drink legally now. I can go out for drinks like a real adult now. It was a nice birthday: dinner at the Cheesecake Factory + cupcakes + wonderful presents from wonderful friends, including a bag of Lush goodies. (I could spend hours just inhaling the aroma of a Lush store. I even put in my resume a couple weeks ago, though they're not hiring at the moment.)
I even wore heels for the evening - something I rarely do.


I got a new tattoo about a month ago, as well. It's white ink & near invisible, but I love it.