NO, THESE ARE NOT A of the strangest and most heinous combinations of footwear I have ever laid eyes on. A collaboration between clothing brand Grey Ant and granola-stomping-through-the-woods-yes-I-live-on-a-commune TEVA. Mind officially boggled.

(article and photos via)


a small collection of things i love


I just returned from six days in this great state, and as much as I love Louisiana, there really is nowhere like Texas. Corey came home with me for Thanksgiving this year, which was an extra special treat. Such a wonderful time--relaxing, laughing with family, catching up with my Aunts, great food, comfy beds, and Mom's cooking.

I'm really hoping that our first house has a back yard (with a tree) so that I can rig up something like this. Probably not this fancy, but something sparkly and twinkly nonetheless. 

For C., who loves to hate the Starbucks sizes.

Love cheese, so naturally, love this cute little poster. Probably should eat less of this with a wedding fast approaching.... 

Four Words: Nutella. Banana. English Muffin.
Seriously yummy.

Now that the temperature in Nola has decided to be a little less August and a little more November, I can actually snuggle under a big comforter and quilt. Long gone are the days of laying as still as possible on top of the sheets, because one slight movement would cause me to break out into a sweat. So glad for cooler nights and a comfy bed.

I had very mixed feelings about the high-heeled clog trend, since all I seemed to come across were very horrifying and tacky options. But thanks to a beautiful dark brown pair from Lucky Brand with a great natural wood sole and modest heel, (scored at Swap for $45!) I have become a clog lady. Now, mine are nowhere near as tall as these, but I love this look. Yes, socks with clogs. Before you roll your eyes and think I've reverted back to my socks-with-Teva sandals days, let me explain. I have a few great pairs of thin, subtly sparkly socks from Anthro that I wear with the clogs to keep my feet from getting clammy (gross) while I'm working (yes, these shoes are so comfy I can stand in them for 8 hours and my feet don't ache in the slightest...a miracle, really) Since I have been wearing my clogs with skinny jeans, I simply roll the ankle up a little bit which lets the socks peek out. I've had only good reactions to this combo, so if you're still not a believer, you'll just have to trust me. 

I have Sunday off for the first time in a long time, so I hope all of yours is as relaxing as I plan mine to be! 



My wonderful madre--thanks for everything you do for me and for being so lovely. I read the excerpt below and it made me want to say "thank you" a million times over to the woman who would go to the moon and back for my sisters and me. I love you!

"No matter how your relationship is defined, your mother - present, absent - leaves the biggest footprint on your life. She inhabits you, she defines you. No one will ever care quite as much about whether you take your vitamins, whether you get enough sleep, whether you're getting too thin. You'll take your mother for granted because she lets you, because you know she'll always forgive you. But if you're lucky enough to have a good one - and many of us do - count every single one of your lucky stars. She's your history, your future, and she's got your back."
Elle magazine, 2010 

counting down


always remember, there is nothing worth sharing
like the love that lets us share our name
the avett brothers

Only FOUR days left until I get to see all of these faces (minus one...we'll miss you Chan) 
Can you tell I'm just a little excited? 

awake my soul


Great band, incredible song. 

five things

Five things making me smile today:

 In five short days, I will be here with my favorite family!

Scout Finch's great words of wisdom from one of my favorite books of all time. 

Photos like this make my heart ache for snowy Colorado Christmases. There's just something about waking up on Christmas morning to snow falling outside your window. 

Moon Beom's "Possible Worlds #360" 

 Every time. 

I'm throwing in a bonus #6...I finally finished our wedding website and it's up if you'd like to take a peek!

Have a great Tuesday!

light the sky




To my like-minded friends: thank you for uplifting me and encouraging me to live a life of purpose. You've done a marvelous job, whether you realize it or not, and I can only hope that I will one day return the favor. 

october saved the best for last


Halloween & Saints over the Steelers in the Dome wrapped October up very nicely!

Granny, Gramps and the cat, Crackers

My rebellious Goth these days.

 Leave it to EA to perfectly capture the Dome's reflection in my glasses!
 Let The Wild Rumpus Start & Rodrigue's Blue Dog
 BEST. TAILGATE. EVER. Please note the crouching Blue Dog and the Baby Brees Superbowl Simba moment reenacted....