Sunday, May 19, 2013

A Million Miles in Just a Few Short Years....

Hey, y'all!

It's been a few years since I last posted...but in that time I've been VERY busy!

1. In December 2011, I left my job as a college recruiter and student taught in the local public school system.  I graduated with my M.Ed. in Teaching, Learning, and Leading in May 2012!

2. My big brother also graduated in May 2012...but with a M.D.!  

3. I started my very first teacher job in August 2012!  I teach 7th grade Social Studies in a local public middle school.  

4. And in January 2013, my adorable nephew was born!

Busy as ever here! (And it is ALMOST SUMMER!)

Scout (and Boo!)

Friday, May 20, 2011

A note from Boo Radley

Hey there! Boo Radley here.  My momma named me after her favorite book, To Kill a Mockingbird, and I definitely try to channel my namesake and sneak around the apartment.  

My newest passion is hiding in paper grocery bags.  Scout left a Whole Foods bag on the floor, I crawled in....and it was heavenly.  Crinkly. Cozy. Dark. What else could a kitten as for? (maybe some catnip...but hey, I'm still doing pretty good!)

Any one got some paper bags they want to give me? 

Boo (and Scout, too!)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Happy Happy

1. The public library 
2. Iced coffee
3. Hulu
4. Lightning 100 (local radio station)
5. Boo Radley
6. Long walks

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

a letter to a stranger.

dear attractive man with the chocolate lab:
we made some serious eye contact while walking on lipscomb's campus.  we passed at the corner of mcfarland, both listening to our ipods.  
you were cute. your dog was cute.
maybe next time i'll bring boo radley (although it would be strange to see a kitten on a walk).

Monday, May 2, 2011

Things I Want from Thrifting

1. Windows.  Gorgeous, shabby chic, paneled windows.  Sashes and all.  If you have any leads, let me know!

2. Sideboard/Buffet. Currently, I have my narrow desk sitting on the inside of my front door.  A sideboard or buffet would be the perfect place for flowers, mail....

3. Antique Wall Mirror. I found a fabulous mirror on Craigslist recently, but the seller wouldn't take less than $100 for it.  Back to the drawing board!

4. Dresser.  It's for my craft room (in progress).  I want some place to store all the crafty things without leaving all over the place.  

5. Vintage Posters.  I have a couple vintage-inspired posters hanging up in my apartment, and I must have more!

What sort of things make your thrifting heart happy?

Scout and Boo

Friday, April 29, 2011

The Royal Wedding

Did you wake up eaarlllly this morning and watch? Did you record it? Or just wait for the snippets on the evening news?  I think the Royal Family is fascinating (History nerd and an aspiring teacher...), so I knew I would be following the story all day. 

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I was up at 4:30, and settled in on the couch with a blanket, coffee, and Boo Radley.  Poor Boo was very confused and thought it was time for breakfast and play, but alas, I wanted to curl up on the couch and see a handsome prince marry a beautiful commoner.  It's a fairy tale, and--whether we choose to admit it or not--a lot of us dreamed of that when we were little. 

My all-time favorite Disney movie is Beauty and Beast.  What's better than an intelligent, tough, no-nonsense girl getting the prince in the end?  Kate (Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge) is smart, has a good work ethic, gorgeous, and seems down-to-earth.  Who better than to marry the oldest son of Princess Diana--the People's Princess? Diana was poised, compassionate, and brought attention to important issues that no other Royal wanted to acknowledge.  Let's hope Kate picks up some of Diana's gumption!

(photo credit: US Magazine)

Kate's dress was absolutely gorgeous. It was a throwback to Grace Kelly; I love the long lace sleeves with the sweetheart neckline of the bodice.  I'm sure that in no time, we'll be seeing replicas in weddings all over the world, as with Princess Diana's dress in the 80s.  Sara Burton for Alexander McQueen was an unexpected, but perfect, choice for the young bride, and it showed her willingness to be a modern influence.  
Grace Kelly on her wedding day in 1956 to Prince Rainier of Monaco
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The ceremony was sweet and family-oriented.  It was obvious to all that the prince and his beautiful bride are deeply in love. 

The Archbishop of Canterbury said these words at the beginning of the service, and I thought they were a beautiful, true statement, necessary to put the hoopla into perspective.

"Every wedding is a royal wedding for we are all subjects of the King of Creation."

What was your favorite part of the ceremony?

Scout and Boo 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Let me introduce you to a few of my friends...

Did you ever watch the TV series "FRIENDS"?  I own the DVDs from the series, and every so often I find myself re-watching all 10 seasons.  All. 10. Seasons. 

I love it.  

Ross. Monica. Chandler. Phoebe. Joey. Rachel. 

They're fun, loud, witty, and awkward.  They have cool jobs, fun clothes from the late 90s and early 2000s, and crazy relationships.  Monica's a quirky, neat-freak, chef and sister to Ross--a paleontologist who's in love with Rachel.  Rachel, a runaway bride turned waitress turned buyer for Bloomingdale's/Ralph Lauren, is a Daddy's girl from Long Island.  Joey and Chandler are the "boys across the hall."  Joey, an actor whose big break is acting on "Days of Our Lives<' and Chandler, the funny, sarcastic awkward friend (no one actually knows what his job is...).  AND they have a chick and a duck! 

The characters are well-developed and the back story is consistent.  Good dialog, witty comebacks, and fun times.  

What are some of your favorite shows?

Scout and Boo