Tuesday, December 29, 2009

2 weeks...

thats right people... in two weeks i will be 
moving to the concrete jungle 
{where i pray dreams are made of}.

i just bought my ticket for January 13th. 
And let me tell you, that little ticket induced
many nerves and a few thoughts of "am i crazy?"

i guess we will just see what happens...

Monday, December 28, 2009

perspectives on time

"How strange that we cannot love time. It spoils our loveliest moments. Nothing quite comes up to expectations because of it. We alone: animals, so far as we can see, are unaware of time, untroubled. Time is their natural environment. Why do we sense that it is not ours? C. S. Lewis…asked how it was that I, as a product of a materialistic universe, was not at home there. "Do fish complain of the sea for being wet? Or if they did, would that fact itself not strongly suggest that they had not always been, or would not always be, purely aquatic creatures?" Then, if we complain of time and take such joy in the seemingly timeless moment, what does that suggest? It suggests that we have not always been or will not always be purely temporal creatures. It suggest that we were created for eternity. Not only are we harried by time, we seem unable, despite a thousand generations, even to get used to it. We are always amazed at it – how fast it goes, how slowly it goes, how much of it is gone. Where, we cry, has the time gone? We aren't adapted to it, not at home in it. If that is so, it may appear as a proof, or at least a powerful suggestion, that eternity exists and is our home."
-from a severe mercy.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

merry christmas eve

Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia!
Christ, the Saviour is born
Christ, the Saviour is born

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

home for the holidays

christmas at my house!

Monday, December 21, 2009


after looking at my graduation pics...
i have decided that we need photography 
lessons at the my household.
{every single pic is looking directly into the sun}
every. single. one. 

farewell texas a&m.
take care of that one of my left :)

*plus i am loving my new car decal & 
being a former student. whoop.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

hope & desire

This was posted yesterday on JR Vasser's personal blog.
He is the pastor at Apostles NYC.  I was extremely encouraged 
by his words.  I hope you will be too...

::via here::

Monday, December 14, 2009

why hello there christmas break...

i took my last final this afternoon... its a strange feeling. i am still scared that something crazy is going to happen but- at least i am done for now. katie and i started packing today, its a bizarre and frightening feeling to know that life is pretty much about to change and i mean REALLY change. as i was packing tonight, i got really sad... i miss old college life. i miss my friends. i miss the 'carefree days."  i miss ayrshire and our giant christmas tree... i miss knowing that i was leaving for christmas and coming back for spring in college station. i miss you guys. {and now i am crying...}

i think all of these feelings are also stemming from the new york move. its here. its happening. and i am already cold just thinking about it. once christmas is celebrated and new years (by the way, i have big dreams this year for nye) i will finalize my departure date but i am thinking january 12-15. one month from tomorrow- scary? yes and fun.  "the big girl days" are here.  i am now officially on the job hunt 24 hours a day. 7 days a week.  lets do this...

Saturday, December 12, 2009

gold + silver

i just got off the phone with my mom... my sweet mom who is waiting 
for me to come home before she decorates for Christmas. i love
Christmas decorations... i do not love finals. I DO NOT love finance. 
these sparkly decorations are so pretty and fun :)
all images via countryliving.

twelve days of christmas!

on the first day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
a partridge in a pear tree.

via michellenstamps on etsy.

via sloe gin fizz on etsy.

I love these Christmas cards! Its only 12 days away! 

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

study, study, study.

let the studying begin...
it is officially the last time i will study for finals.
i promise that grad school is not in the future for me.
i having nothing against it, but I AM DONE. i feel that
it is only fitting that my hardest final ever might
be on monday- my last college test ever.

ps- good wishes are greatly appreciated on monday.
well, here i go- off to study world...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

::perfect holiday shoes::

cute holiday shoes from kate spade!
{and for once, there are no sparkles}
these make me think of you and you.

Monday, December 7, 2009

A+ in stressing.

Lately, I have been a big worrier... everything regarding graduation makes me worry, stress, and think of the worst possible things that could happen.  For some reason, I am even terrified that I may not even graduate.  {I just have this feeling that I will get there next Saturday and they will say, "Sorry, you aren't on the list."} I know that this is absolutely ridiculous and crazy... but I am still worried.  

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."   Matthew 11:28-30

Thursday, December 3, 2009


I kind of want to be her today. 
And yes, I understand that this is shallow
and pointless... I am way too into sparkles.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


25 days until Christmas! 

via potterybarn

december 1. 1960

taken when i was 11 years old, field day.

today is my moms last "young" birthday...
she hits the big number next year, but dont tell her i told you.

This picture is very appropriate for my moms day of birth celebration because it was at an athletic event. You see, I was not much of the "athlete" daughter... I took dance 4 nights a week my entire childhood. There is one time that I will forever remember, it was in the eighth grade. And I was on the track team- yes, I ran track... for two whole years. {athletics were a different story in HS}  Anyways, I was a 300 meter hurdler and a one mile relay team member.  Our 8th grade track schedule was terrible, I think it rained every. single. track meet that year.  Except the last one, at home, in Dragon Stadium.  And let me just preface by saying that this is East Texas competition, girls are big and fast and a whole lot more athletic looking than me.  I was a cheerleader, a scrawny, skinny, awkward cheerleader with frizzy blonde hair.  So the race begins, and I am kind of dominating. I get back around to my moms side of the stadium and she is possibly the proudest I have ever seen her. And she is jumping on the sideline, jumping and screaming and doing her sports yelling thing. I finish the race in first place- I actually won the entire meet.  I beat every other girl in hurdles? Its still shocking to me... 8 years later and I still kind of cant believe it. Its my only "athletic" claim to fame ever- I really hope my children get my husbands sporty genes? Or I hope he is sporty? who knows...  or my moms?  Anyways, happy birthday mom!

I love sports because of you. and chocolate cake.

Monday, November 30, 2009

christmas music

the "happy christmas" playlist is now in full force! i really try to not listen to christmas music until december but i cheated this year due to "winter song" being played on gossip girl a few weeks ago combined with seeing mindy over thanksgiving... that girl loves christmas music. have you started listening to it yet? what are your favorites? i know that i am lacking something that i just neeeeed to download from itunes. 

here are my all-time favorites:
winter song by sara bareilles
merry christmas, happy holidays by n*sync
o, come all ye faithful by chris tomlin
all i want for christmas is you by mariah carey
happy xmas by sarah mclachlan
its the most wonderful time of the year by amy grant
have yourself a merry little christmas by diana krall
baby its cold outside by etta james


it began a little unusually for me... 
this morning we {the future bride & myself}
 hit up the pilates class at the rec. 
for those of you that i know and love- i am sure 
that you just laughed a little to yourself...
time is not being wasted here my friends. not at all

also, happy last day of november!
can you believe december arrives tomorrow.
if only we were bringing in december as usual...

Sunday, November 29, 2009

katie b.

thanksgiving at home!
i love this friend A LOT too.
{and i dont like the black friday jcrew schedule}


Last night was one of those moments in life where I wish I could freeze time.
It was the perfect little evening full of anticipation, excitement, 
friends {and more friends} and a lotta love. 
It was the first time that I have been with all of these people in a long time. 
I love these people dearly. These people are college to me. 
And this pose will always be ayrshire. lylas.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

team edward.

wow. wow. wow.
i was contemplating team jacob but i think this harpers bazaar editorial might have changed my mind. edward cullen you are very attractive... damn.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

trees + fall

via me and central park


i just said farewell to texas a&m for the next FIVE days. yep... and i am beyond excited. well actually i am beyond excited about a few things, TONIGHT i get to have a sleepover with katie c and katie b and then we {kitty and myself} are headed to nac town tomorrow. I LOVE GOING HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS! there is nothing better in the world... right?

and then all of that thanksgiving goodness awaits... did you know that i love dressing. looovvvvvveeeeeee it meaning i eat it for days and days after thanksgiving! plus i heard on the radio today that if your favorite part of thanksgiving is dressing, then you are a traditional person with a flare for adventure and a spark of wild behavior. [i love that...]

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

::fall has arrived in texas::

is anyone else excited about this?...
i turned the heat on this morning! and then drank my coffee happily...
this happiness not only stems from this fall weather but it is also my
{which is why my blog is suffering. sorry friends}

its also one week until Thanksgiving break...
and since i feel like i am one of the only few people
in this world that is not already listening to Christmas music-
this excites me.  So does this wonderful piece of music,
and this and these too. Christmas shopping is soooo close now

Friday, November 13, 2009

i love this:

taken from the wonderfully
inspiring sweeterie

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

a blonde moment?

This past week while in The Empire State, I realized something...
blondes are rare- very rare. On Thursday night, I was told that I 
looked like a "dixie chick."  My only thought, please let it be the 
pretty one and not the one that hates George Bush?

Its a slow day at work. Can you tell?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

new york recap.

is it too much to say that i love that city.
the weather, the people, the atmosphere, the energy, the love, 
the need for truth, the style, the work ethic, the ecclecticism?,
the feeling of being alive, of working for something greater 
than myself... i love new york city. 

I had the opportunity to meet with five different companies
while I was in town.  Each one had something completely
different to offer... each one was a truly nyc company.
From magazines, to events, to music... they were fun.

I was also SO very lucky to see tons of texans, aggies, 
new yorkers, friends! while I was in town.  To say the least, 
people made sure I loved every second of my trip. 
From college friends to intern friends- it was a blast.
I felt recharged, energized, and excited.  I still feel this way.
I am ready for January.  I only hope that New York is 
ready for me... still crossing my fingers.

Monday, November 9, 2009

central park

leaves. leaves. and more leaves.
i LOVE new york in the fall.
central park was a beautiful site on friday afternoon!

...just pretty enough to solidify a move in early january.

november + new york

oh my gosh... it was an INCREDIBLE trip.
i did not want to leave, i even joked about canceling 
my flight home, which was not at all an option.
i took this picture on day 1 in my old neighborhood.
{perry street, the west village, nyc}

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

::out of town::

I am currently procrastinating packing for my trip- i leave town at 10 am tomorrow morning and not one single thing has been folded, packed, crossed off my list, and the last minute target run has been postponed until morning... its going to be an early Wednesday morning around here. {its always early for kcrawf :)}  In my defense, I have not packed because I have no idea what to take to new york for the fall. I have meetings on Thursday, its supposed to rain :(. For those of you who aren't familiar with new york rain, its terrible. {I am certain that it actually rains sideways causing any umbrella to turn inside out, along with turning your choice of footwear into water shoes = not fun at all for interviews}. And then I am also having trouble deciding what forty degrees means in regards to outerwear.  In Texas, it would mean uggs, scarf, heaviest jacket owned, and possibly gloves? I'm not sure that it means that in nyc. And don't worry friends, my uggs are not making the interview trip... maybe next time? To wrap up this meaningless post, I would love your prayers for this trip. I am meeting with a lot of people about everything in regard to my future life in new york. Back in Texas on Sunday, crossing my fingers for some big news! {I would absolutely love it if you would cross yours too? Thanks!} 

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

a little crush

As most of you know, I am now a MadMen junkie.  Within the past two months, I have successfully watched 2.5 seasons and caught up with the show {to be honest, I think I caught up in two weeks but who's counting and I had swine flu?}  So throughout this process, I have become quite the fan of January Jones and Jon Hamm.  If you haven't seen the show... where have you been? And they both very much resemble a modern day Grace Kelly and Cary Grant. Bottom Line: they are dashing!

all images via Harpers Bazaar. June 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

owloween withdrawal

Lastnight, I had "owloween" withdrawal.  I was envious of everyone that got to dress up in a ridiculous costume and hang out with their friends for the night.  I missed the amish costumes, the robots, the jamaican bobsled team, the goths... and all those c. vines costumes.  So friends, what are you being for halloween? Right now my top contender is Taylor Swift due to the fact that I love her and I will take any excuse to wear a sparkly silver dress and cowboy boots... Thoughts? Ideas are welcome.
Happy Owloween! hoot hoot
via martha

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

::empire state::

hey there pretty city that i love, adore & miss-
the one week countdown begins. see you next week new york.

via thesartorialist
* 9th avenue new york

its just a fall week

happy halloween week!
i have gotten into the halloween spirit today...
which means that we now have several bowls of candy
sitting around our apartment {sorry roomie}

in other news, i am also on an itunes kick
which usually happens when i am procrastinating
studying. {test on thursday in marketing}so...
what am i loving these fall days?

*taylor swift's fearless platinum album with 6 new songs. 
its already on repeat. i know youre so surprised
*michael buble's crazy love. 
*where the wild things are soundtrack