I watched a squirrel groom her fluffy tail then scratch hyperspeed, her hind leg thwack-thwack-thwack against her side We were alone by the monument, two mammals feeling the sun on our faces in February Holding our breaths that the winter had fled for good - for now
Besides this, you know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we became believers; the night is far gone, the day is near. Let us then lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armor of … Continue reading first sunday of advent
When I started blogging, I didn't expect to fall in love with graphic design. I'm quite proud of the headers, graphics, and sidebar details I've created, particularly the Platinum and Rust logo and the design details on my fair trade blog, Style Wise. I use a combination of PicMonkey and Pixlr for editing. I get … Continue reading blog design
I had a hard time getting inspired to accomplish much of anything this week. My new work schedule has totally shifted the way my week runs, so I've been fighting physical and emotional fatigue to acclimate to the change. Pinterest was created for times like these. It's a sensory escape. I've been drawn to girls … Continue reading (p)inspiration saturday
Madewell styles clothing in such a cool, effortless way. Their catalogs are inspirational - you don't need to buy expensive garments to pull off the Madewell look. It's all about mixing trends and being confident.
The weather was blindingly cold today (that will make sense to you if you had to walk outside facing the wind for any length of time), so I felt no desire to venture out once my shift at work ended. Instead, I'm sipping my second cup of Oolong tea and enjoying some quality time with … Continue reading images & inspiration
Winter hasn't quite hit Charlottesville, but I'm already excited for spring fashion. I know fall is the season for fashion, but I've always preferred the bright, floral, bare-legged styles of spring over the drab, monotone glamour of fall. Fall is too serious for my taste. I've been flipping through old Google catalogs for inspiration. Here are … Continue reading catalog favorites
(based on a misreading of A Beautiful Mess blog's challenge) 2013 goals: Grow my online business: be intentional about advertising, sourcing items, bookkeeping, and having an online presence. Put money in savings every month: emergency preparedness and stocking away for the future are always good things. Buy fair trade/second hand as often as possible: stop … Continue reading 4 simple goals