Wednesday, July 29, 2009


I am guilty. I still love ashley olsen
She has coke cans in her hair & still looks fabulous?
image via marie claire.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


these pictures make me laugh out loud.
gotta love mustaches?

Monday, July 27, 2009

scenes of the weekend.

It was such a good weekend.  How was yours? Mindy and I worked an event for Katie, well actually we DJ-ed the event... it was awesome. Mindy loved it.  I spent time with Katie and her family, laid out at the pool for a lonnnnng time and had some of the best conversation of my life.  Its really strange, but I felt like a grown up this weekend. {& it was pretty fun and not scary}

future plans?

Do you ever just feel like everything is finally falling into place?
To be honest, I have not felt this way in a long, long time.  I have been anxiously awaiting this feeling... coveting it.  Well, after waiting, waiting and waiting it has finally arrived with full force. For the past two weeks, there has been an undeniable yearning for myself to return to nyc.  I have not felt this way since early last fall.  Looking back on early last fall, I love who I was as a person. I was proud of that person.  She stood for things that I believe in...I want her back.  These feelings have truly been put on my heart with purpose and I cannot ignore them.  Since exploring this option, I have felt alive and as though I have found my post college home.  I understand that there are so many questions, reservations, and that some of you are probably going... what?????  And to be honest, I do not really know how to answer you.  I do kind of think that I am crazy.  I will be finishing school at a&m in December and then tentatively making the move, the very very COLD move in January.  {i am going to freeze.}  

friends, please do not freak out. please just call me.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

DJ Such & Such

We began our DJ career this weekend...
Mindy is a natural & party-goers loved her.

i. love. you. mindy.
& i am so blessed by your friendship.

Friday, July 24, 2009


wow... they have done it again.
the august 2009 catalog is just very pretty.
plus, the entire catalog is themed around
John Steinbecks, "East of Eden". 

my absolute favorite thing from this catalog...
the light grey schoolboy blazer. 

Thursday, July 23, 2009


it was incredible. i was dumbfounded. speechless.
in a dream world. best concert of my life.
... coldplay heaven

concert party pics

"You can take a picture of something you see
In the future where will I be?
You can climb a ladder up to the sun
Or write a song nobody has sung
Or do something thats never been done"

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

project time

Would you think I was crazy if I told you that 
I am going to try and make this awesome light...
well, i am going to try to make this awesome light
{with the help of dear old dad}. 

i will let you know how it goes.

Chris Martin & Crew

Today is THE day!
I only have to sit in this chair 
at work for 5 more hours...
My love for Coldplay really began in high school. The first song I ever loved by them was Fix You. It still is my favorite along with Lovers in Japan and Life in Technicolor.  I think it might be the background of Fix You that gets me along with the fact that the lyrics seem applicable to my life at any point in time.  Did you know that Chris Martin wrote it for Gwyneth when her Father died... I loooooove Gwyneth. She is flawless. 

When you try your best, but you don't succeed
When you get what you want, but not what you need
When you feel so tired, but you can't sleep
Stuck in reverse

And the tears come streaming down on your face
When you lose something you can't replace
When you love someone, but it goes to waste
Could it be worse?

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

And high up above or down below
When you're too in love to let it go
If you never try you'll never know
Just what you're worth

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

Tears stream down on your face
When you lose something you cannot replace
Tears stream down on your face
And I...

Tears stream down on your face
I promise you I will learn from my mistakes
Tears stream down your face
And I...

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

its REUNION time!

hello friends.

the time has arrived to choose our reunion weekend.
whoop!  i am suggesting sept 26: UAB
which apparently stands for the U of Alabama at Birmingham

let me know your opinions... 
katie & i cannot wait to host you all!
'there is a spirit that can ne'er be told, 
its the spirit of aggieland.'

*check your email. 
{the 19th is courts bachelorette party}

Monday, July 20, 2009

its going to be a gooooooood week!

it is monday...  i. do. not. like. monday. 
but this week there is a glimmer of hope.

tonight, mindy has promised to 'wow' me 
with her michael jackson karaoke skills
{white glove included}

my brother is in town for the next few days
which means i will be getting lots of phone 
calls regarding meals

wednesday is colplay!!! i have only seen 
them in concert once and it was incredible.
i cannot wait. i assume that i will be dumbfounded...

& this weekend katie youngkin is in town 
for the bryan high reunion, which i will 
be attending. 

what are you doing this week?

Sunday, July 19, 2009

summer reading.

I love it when you come across a book that you cannot put down... its such a great feeling! The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger is one of the best books I have ever read. I am loving it. So... if you havent read this book- you should.

Also sitting on my nightstand:
1. The Four Loves (still sitting there, half way read)
2. The Weight of Glory
3. East of Eden ( also 3/4 read.)

Saturday, July 18, 2009


i cant call myself a harry potter fan. i have never taken the time to read ANY of the books. (i know, its bad). and i have only seen one movie, whichever one was out when i was in England? i thought it would be cool to see harry and the gang at an english movie theater...

but i do think Emma Watson is the coolest!
i have a thing against white sunglasses but she looks perfect.
(& of course I love that button down shirt too)

new york, on my mind.

new york city {summer 08}

It has honestly been a very long time since I have felt drawn to New York City. Last summer while there I experienced a multitude of emotions from happiness, excitement, adventure, loneliness, fear, hope, love and independence. I learned far more than I could have imagined in those quick 2 and a half months. I was suddenly emerged in a culture that was completely foreign to me. And I saw life in a different way. When I returned back to Texas, I was determined that I would be returning to live this upcoming fall. I had even convinced Katie to come with me (or I was trying!) And as the semester progressed and spring came, followed by summer I had decided that I would stay in Texas. And I know that I will at least be here through December. Whoop for graduation.

But lately, things have been changing in my heart and I am not fully confident that New York is completely out of my system. My reasons for staying in Texas seem silly and childish, and not prayerfully decided upon. I have this new found desire to go there again...
to be changed for the better.
to see God in ways that he is not seen here.
to be challenged and strengthened.
to become more like Him.
to not settle because I am scared...

These thoughts are all very new to me. I am exploring them and trying to figure out their meaning. My parents have been completely supportive of my "exploration" and are even flying me back to nyc for five days in a few weeks to spend more time there. So, these are my recent feelings... I am confused but confident all at the same time. I am not scared but very at peace.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

so true!

since entering the summer working world... 
i have become known to begin my 
"working mornings"
with these two things. 

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

sending love to calli rae.

happy twenty second birthday!

today is the twenty second birthday of one of my favorite people, roommate of three years, and hands-down the most colorful person i know.  i wish you a wonderful and happy day & i will see you friday night. 

i have been thinking about how i wanted to celebrate calface on my blog, and i decided there is no better way than to salute here love for the quirky, mismatched & chaotic things in life. 

so here it goes.... happy birthday calface

* she craves pickles.  {as snacks, by themselves.}
* i have only one time in my life seen her wear a swimsuit that matched. 
* she regrets every outfit she has ever worn to a crush/ date party.  her outfits usually consisted of a variety of hairdos... the mullet was my favorite. ( i cant find a pic of it)
* her style... she pulls off anything & it looks PERFECT, even baby pink tights?
* boz skaggs? is one of her favorite singers. 
* her dance moves. those who know her, know what i mean.
* and she loves her ivy plant, even though it rarely gets watered. 

{her infamous last crush party outfit. oh, 
i am going to miss those memories.}

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


july 1st has arrived...
& today is a BIG day for many reasons.

1. happy birthday SARAH!
2. ELYSE starts her new job in atx.
3. new car day for KIRBIE.
4. and katie returns to america!

*wishing all of you a wonderful day! i wish i could
be with you tonight to hear all about it. love you!