Friday, June 25, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
I’m sure it seems like I mention movies a lot. I don’t know if you can consider “movies” a hobby, but if you can, I’d like to add it to my list that currently consists of baking, singing, photography, playing games, and now movies.
I especially love romantic comedies or chick flicks. I know, I know… The fact that I am admitting my love for and even blogging about chick flicks probably bumps me down a few rungs on the coolness ladder… but it’s true. I love them. I love the cheesey lines. The funny moments. The attractive leading men (ok, I maybe don’t LOVE the men in the traditional sense of the word, but I do enjoy their looks, I mean acting.) I love the settings: normally in a big city (and now that I’ve been to New York I actually recognize a lot of the places which is fun.) I love the wardrobes. I love the love stories. I just really enjoy watching chick flicks.W
While driving the 9+ hour drive home from Colorado the other day, I rented the chick flick When In Rome. What a ridiculous, ridiculous movie… but I loved every minute of it.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Growing up in Missouri, I have had to sit through a lot of conversations where people hate on the state of Kansas because “it’s flat” and “there’s nothing there.” I’m sick of it and it’s time I speak out:
I was born in Kansas and lived there until I was four. Nearly all (but one aunt and one cousin) of my extended family from BOTH sides live in Kansas. I was born a Jayhawk lover and a Tiger disliker (I would say hater, but I don’t like that word…) It’s in my blood. I just love the state.
I had the pleasure (yes, I said pleasure) of driving through Kansas on my way to Colorado and I’m just as convinced as ever that it’s a beautiful state. There’s something simple about it, and I like that. It has a color palette of just about ever shade of green and gold and I like that. Yes… it’s flat, but it’s refreshing to be able to see forever with no obstructions whatsoever and I like that. I like it all.
I once had the epiphany that I think that Kansas was a gift from God to the settlers as they were traveling West: flat, easy land before getting to the treacherous Rockies. Thank you, Kansas. You were the calm before the storm that help the settlers make it through and discover the rest of our beautiful country. (Ha… that’s ridiculous, but maybe true, who knows…)
Sunday, June 13, 2010
I have never really thought of myself as a person with a fetish (ok, let me explain before you start thinking the wrong thing…) I guess I really like to buy cardigans… and scarves… but I wouldn’t call them fetishes. BUT, I’m starting to think I may have a bag fetish. Ok, not really, but I really, REALLY like to buy bags. And they are gradually growing to be more and more expensive. Remember when I got really excited about my mustard purse a few months ago? Imagine that excitement times ten when I received the above beauty in the mail…
It’s a Timbuk2 bag and it’s glorious. I custom designed it and I think I’m in love. I know… it seems shallow that I can get so excited about something so… man made and superficial. But I do occasionally… especially when it involves the purchase of a new, beautiful bag.
I love bags. Especially this one.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Anyway, here is the finished product. Pretty cool, eh? And here are a couple of my most recent creations. A pool party cake and a cake for a Princess Belle nature birthday party (hence the grass that she is surrounded by.)
Friday, June 11, 2010
I have had a crazy last couple of weeks and have been a slacker about blogging. Starting today, I am on vacation for the next 8 days… It’s kind of funny that one of the first things (well, second to sleep) that I wanted to catch up on is blogging. I’ve missed it… but I’m back. At least until things get crazy again.
Speaking of vacation… how great is it! Being a recent college graduate this is the first summer that I don’t have a summer break. Summer life doesn’t change as an “adult” besides the fact that my brother Cory is home having fun all the time (reminding me of the good ol’ days of summer break), there is the added possible activity of going to the pool, and my hair is frizzy… all. the. time.
Don’t get me wrong… life is good. I could be unemployed and be in a constant state of “summer break.” I am thankful, for sure. And I guess this new stage of life has made me even more thankful for vacations. I have always loved them (because I have been blessed with parents that value travel and took us on a vacation every summer that I can remember) but this summer I actually feel like I’m truly escaping something… which is kind of nice.
Anyway… yay for vacation! I love it and it is just beginning. I’m headed to Colorado with my family… I’m sure there will be great Colorado stories coming to you soon. (Can you tell I’ve been away from blogging for a while, I’m extra wordy today. Sorry…)