Sunday, October 31, 2010

lady bug

1 and 1/2 year old addison,
my niece is adorable.
& i dressed up like her.

this was the first year
i have gotten to pass out candy.(i was so excited) although a little disappointed.
some of the kids were so rude. next year i am only going to give candy to people dressed up and if they are nice. none of this i am young enough to go trick or treating but i am too cool to dress up... losers.

also the kids LOVED that i had kit kat bars and said i was the only house with them. how odd.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Music - Sufjan Stevens

Lets talk music for a bit.
I don't think i've posted a thing about what i'm listening to lately since David Bazan's -Curse Your Branches (so good!)

Last week bradley came home with Sufjan Steven's new cd- The Age of ADZ.
let me tell you it's so great. I've always loved Sufjan Steven's for many reasons
but this next cd is wonderful and every song sounds epic. The album art work is great
and I haven't stopped playing it in my car for the last week.

It starts out with the song 'Futile Devices', it may be my favorite song on this album. It's beautiful sounding, like a soft story is being told in his hushed voice about his relationship and loving someone deeply. Which reminds me of something off of seven swans ( one of my favorite cd's Sufjan Stevens has put out)

This quiet song is followed by the song 'Too Much', you won't be able to stop listening to the complexity of all the synth sounds, mixed with horns and jerky electronic sounds. The music paints a picture in your mind more than the words do.

To skip to the end of the cd the song 'Impossible Soul', is impossible not to love. With 25 minutes of glory, in a melting pot of different music genres, it's got something everyone will love. It starts with Sufjan's soft spoken words telling you about a dream of his of the perfect love and love for us all.
"And I was in a dream, I was gone away without you, but not too slow
Lest I put it off, 'fore I put it right for the impossible soul
And all I couldn't sing, I would say it all my life to you, if I could get you at all
Don't be a wreck, trying to be something that I wasn't at all
Seems I got it wrong, I was chasing after something that was gone
To the black of night, now I know it's not what I wanted at all
You said something like, "All you want is all the world for yourself"
But all I want is the perfect love, though I know it's small, I want love for us all
And all I couldn't sing, I would say it all my life to you, if I could get you at all
Oh, oh oh oh, trying to be something that I wasn't at all"

There is a break of electronic mixes and horns which Sufjan Steven's shouts and sings different phrases leading into the 2nd part where his voice actually has some sort of effect on it talking about some man.. leading into a sort of hip hop electronic mix of sounds and chanting in the back ground.. on to the 3rd part last but not least. An up beat conclusion to the cd with answer and calls with multiple voices. Not only is the music up beat but so are the lyrics:

"It's a long life
Only one last chance
Couldn't get much better
Do you wanna dance
It's a good life
Better pinch yourself
Is it possible? Is it possible?
Boy we can do much more together
Better get a life get a life get a life get a life
Boy we can do much more together
Better get a life get a life get a life get a life
Boy we can do much more together
Better get it right get it right get it right get it right
Boy we can do much more together
It's not so impossible
It's not so impossible"

If you listen to the whole cd and lastly the whole 25 minutes of the last song, I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

fall 2010

Pumpkin patch!
it's fall...

Went to Stuckey Farm with Bradley this weekend to pick our pumpkins.

I now understand why people have the urge to smash pumpkins, as we were walking around there were some already smashed, seemed like fun ha.

i enjoy doing these things with bradley. This is our third halloween together. Fall is always a good time with him.

[25 days until our road trip!]

Thursday, October 21, 2010

ready for fall

bring it on mother nature.
i'm ready for the chilly wonderful
fall &winter days you have in store
for the midwest.

after searching high and low for the perfect fall boots.. [leather not suede, slouchy, no buckles, no studs and no extra frills, & flat not heels.]

i bought these lovely steve madden boots.. [thanks to bradley's last minute need for running shoes]

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

book additions

i got my newest book in the mail today :)
i'm excited to flip though it's pages soon

Friday, October 15, 2010


my days have been long, I feel as though I am spinning and cannot stop.
Yoga has been my way to unwind. Yoga found it's way back into my routine.



Tuesday, October 12, 2010

sleeping under stars

sometimes in the middle of the night i'm awake...
laying next to you wondering if you're awake thinking of me too.
i keep quite not to wake you and try to fall back into my dreams.

i wish i could hear your thoughts,
when i walk in the door after a long day
what do you think? how do you see me?
when i tell you a story and you seem lost in my face
what are you thinking?
when we hug goodbye or hello do you ever want to hold on
for a second longer like we did years ago after getting coffee and talking for hours?

it's good to be with you, to call all of this home.
my thoughts get away from me in the middle of the night
but they are pleasant as i drift off to sleep.
only to wake up next to you again and start a new day.

i love you

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Delicious Halloween

Britt and I were talking about putting on a Halloween Party together.
We would want to do all the yummy/scary food for people to munch on.

Here are some ideas of food I would like to make.

1)Monster Munch
2)Witches Wands
3)Spider Dip (7-layer taco dip)
4)Mummy Dogs
5)Ghoulish Goodies (pumpkin pie cups)

Let's Bring Back

Mod Cloth has the cutest stuff. I could buy so much from them. But I think I may get this.
Seems fun and a good coffee table book.

Girl from the Ring?

did you think this was the girl from the movie The Ring?
yeah it's not (i'm 99% sure it's not)
she's recently became 'the face of Pitaya'. and i think it's interesting...
Pitaya needs someone to be/look friendly, smile a little and focus on
selling the clothes NOT her HAIR or pouty looks....
just saying you're probably just as cute if you smile :)

can you even see the outfit this picture is showcasing?
no it looks like a bed head ad.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

hey you

cute art:

[if you knew how much
i love you
you'd faint]