September 29, 2014

Dinner. Fair. and an Infectious Smile.

Hey hey!!

My weekend was super incredible. It was full of fun, great surprises, constant laughing, good convos, and a whole lot of memories.

It all started at Highlands Bar & Grill downtown. 

You know a great guy when he actually ask you on a D A T E that he has thoughtfully planned out rather than asking you if you want to meet up for a drink {and conveniently for them, they are already at the place they asked you to meet them at. Ha! You're all a joke}!! 

Here are some photos from the entire weekend!

{The Fair}

{O'Henry's Coffee}

{yall...he surprised me with a Boston Bruins hat. Seriously!!!!}

{Hops City 2nd Birthday!}

{California Pizza Kitchen & the Equalizer}

{O'Henry's Again!}

The wonderful weekend ended with church.
Really it was such a Fun Fun F U N weekend with someone who is incredibly thoughtful with a smile that is infectious and lights up every room. 

I hope you enjoyed our photos!!!
That's all for now

September 26, 2014

Pinterest & the "Hipsters"

Its f i n a l l y here!!!
I have been waiting three long long weeks for this day to get here.
It's going to be a very fun fun weekend my friends.
and don't you worry...there will be photos. Probably an overload of them. But you love them right??
I sure hope so.

So...I've been wanting to write about a few things from last weekends adventure.
The main thing is "PINTEREST"
|| Please note that I do realize the following paragraphs are solely my opinion, but this is my little space in the vast world of the internet, so if I can't voice my own valued opinion here, where else can I do so. ||

I want to start by saying for some people who just are not born with one single creative bone in their body, it might {and I highly emphasize MIGHT} be a good source for them to learn how they can achieve creativity without any effort. For the people who  |A R E|  born with natural God given talents to create, stay the heck OFF of pinterest.  Create things that are uniquely you, not some pinterest replica. This website {along with some others} gives you the perfect route to lose track of practicing your own creative thinking, creative processes, and creative problem solving. Sure, there is nothing at all wrong with researching and learning what other artists are creating. This is how we as artist stay inspired. Mainly, this is how new processes and mediums are founded. If artists only copy and duplicate each others techniques and styles, where is there room for experimentation? Where is there room for the next accidental creation? 
Get my point?? I sure hope so. 

So, I rant about pinterest to now get to the topic of last weekends Music Festival; 
the freaking CLOTHING.  "Festival Style" = every female dressed the exact same. 
I swear...If I saw another sunflower on an article of clothing, another floral head crown, or another little backpack purse with fresh flowers sticking out of the bag I thought I was going to vomit. 

{oh lookie there...I found a cookie cutter example.}
{p.s. I think this image is gorgeous!!! Oh if it were in B&W it would be stunning}
Also, please note that I, myself, DO own an article of clothing with flowers on them. I'm NOT saying you shouldn't own them.

Seriously ladies, I hate to break it to you but compared to the girl only wearing her high wasted shorts and fresh acrylic painted topless skin, you are not Hipsters. "Hipsters reject the culturally-ignorant attitudes of mainstream consumers, and are often seen wearing vintage and thrift store inspired fashions, tight-fitting jeans, old-school sneakers, and sometimes thick rimmed glasses. "  {please go read Urban Dictionary on Hipster...Its comical:)}
I would almost bet my life that your 'Hipster' clothing was mass produced within the last few months, shipped to America, and then stacked on shelves for your mainstream consuming selves to then purchase and portray that you do indeed live a Hipster lifestyle. 

Since the world of the internet has become at the very edge of every human beings fingertips, fashion has changed drastically. In the south, we have always been the 'last to know' kind of area. Our "in style" was most likely 'a few years ago style' in the big fashion capitals of our world. Prior to the explosion of the ||WWW||, CHOOSING to drool over the pages of Vogue instead of  drooling over my favorite boy bands on the cover of J-14 was the route to take if you were the teenage girl that truly just loved fashion. Even if that meant being a fish out the water in the south, I was okay with it because it allowed me that freedom to express myself as a creative. 

I've noticed over the past couple of years, if I am at an event, every girl is basically dressed 
 ---to a T--- the exact same as one another and it honestly drives me up that wall.  I blame the internet for this. Please friends, I challenge you to step outside of the 'Pinterest Style' box and for once in your life put the clothes on that you love, simply because you love them, NOT because some website said you should love them.  I make sure everyday that I am dressing to make myself happy for ME, even if that means wearing one pink sock and one striped purple sock; even if that means my wonderful beautiful mom shooting me a weird look, basically translating to "that does not go together!" which then translates to me as, "that does not follow southern belle fashion rules!"  Anywho....seriously, today dress for you!!!

That's all for now loves

September 25, 2014

Fall Fun List

I guess we can officially say 
F A L L   is   H E R E
which for me means
more coffee

I absolutely LOVE fall and honestly wouldnt mind if it was Fall ten months out of the year, as long as I have two full months of Summer!

One of my favorite things to do is sit by a fire with friends.
Catch Marshmallows on Fire.
And chat the night away.

Last year one of my favorite fall memories was doing this with some awesome people from Epic! I miss my Florence friends and all of the fun times we had last year. 

Anyway, so this fall, here are a few things that I R E A L L Y want to mark off the
 Fall To Do List!

__Catch Marshmallows on Fire
__Go to the Greek Festival
__Go to a Carnival or Fair
__Bake Fall Treats
__Make my Own Fall Coffees
__Go to an AUBURN GAME
__O H M Y G A H go to every Hockey game physically possible
G O   B R U I N S
{obviously I most likely wont be going to Boston for a game...}
__Go see the Havoc Play a whole bunch!!!
__Explore Florence the last three weeks of Florence
__Downtown Cool Night Birmingham Adventures
__Have a crafty lazy saturday
__Have a cute new wall display
__Try not to go into depression when I send Gyp to Hawaii
__Keep kicking my own tail with Yoga & Barre
{I'm on a mission to my Hawaii Body}
__Plan for my SYNC Trip to Destin
__Plan for my Trip to H A W A I I
__Make lots and loads of new fun loving memories

Well that's my list. 
Pretty chill & simple, yet rewarding. 

Well I'm off for a little fun day that may or may not be full of a little surprise for someone.
Are you the one??!?!  Probably NOT but if you are, isn't it just your lucky day. 

Bye now

September 24, 2014

Quirky Office Love

Hi loves. 
If you know me, you know I love paper, notebooks, pens,....basically any and all cute office supplies. Well, since I've been working from home, it seems to have gotten a little worse. I am always writing in a notebook; always searching for the perfect pen; always writing a 'Thank You' note or a little 'Just Because' note. 

It's worse friends..way worse!
Here are a few things I love and definitely would love to have in my working area.

{Large.Medium.Small Notebook}

{Mechanical Pencils}
{Felt Mini Bag}
{Message Illustration Postcards}
{Pink Shirt Bookmark}
{Smart Phone Wallet}
{Camera Stamp}
{Monopoly Leather Backpack}
{Sonny Angel Figures}
I mean really...does it get any cuter than these things?!?!
{Kitty Point Pens}
{Pretty Canvas Pattern Bags}
{Antique Stamp Stickers}
{Minesweep Postcards}
{Tree Magnet Clip Holder}
{Retro Notebooks}

Well....I could honestly go on and on and on with this LOVE list.
So, I think I will call it stops on that and just tell you where you can find all of this wonderfulness. You can find it all at MochiThings!
Everything is so so sssoooo cutsie.

If you want to be a sweetie and feel like gift giving, by all means, feel free to take any pick from this list or any pick from the entire website.

Bye for now loves..I hope you enjoyed my list and I hope you take a few minutes to stop by MochiThings and browse around for yourself.


September 22, 2014

Music Midtown Recap!

Hey hey!!!
This past weekends trip to Atlanta with Wilbert was a blast!
We left out early on Friday Morning, grabbed some coffee, and hit the road for Georgia. If you dont know who Will is...He has been my best guy pal since 7th grade.
We even went to college together!

As soon as we got to Atlanta, we stopped at Home Grown for some delicious food!!!

After stuffing our faces, it was time to do something that was part of the plan for this trip  from the very beginning. And that thing was get new tattoos.
Sooooo we did just that!

I have been wanting the So Worth Loving Logo on me for a couple of years now
f i n a l l y did it!!!
and I do L O V E l o v e L O V E it!

Here's everyone that we got to see during Music Midtown:
Bear Hands
Jack White
John Mayer
The Strypes
Twenty One Pilots
Fitz & The Tantrums
Gregg Allman
& Eminem

Soooo. Basically my phone was dead for most of the two days that we were there. So, needless to say my photo collection is very slim. 
All of the Artists were A m a z i n g
It's hard to say who my favorite was. 
I absolutely love Lorde so seeing her at midtown only made me love her even more. 
John Mayer of course was amazing as well as Jack White.
I loved seeing took me straight back to high school days. So many memories. 
I got a few videos of Eminem, but no photos.

I did however, get to see Eminem perform while feeling like a tall person and actually being able to see. It was pretty nice but also a little scary being up so high.

I loved loved loved getting our tattoos. It was so much fun. 
I think Wilbert had just as much fun as I did. 

To end the trip, we had Brunch with Will's brother Collin!!!
We ate at this place called R. Thomas!
It was such a neato restaurant. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was on point.

After eating with Collin, it was time for the drive back to Alabama. We just enjoyed the beautiful weather and good tunes on the way back!

I can't wait to go back to Midtown next year. It was crazy fun and worth every cent I spent. 

I hope your weekend was half as fun as mine and Wills.
This weekend coming I am OVER-THE-MOON about getting here.
Apparently someone lives for the weekends.

Bye for now,