Thursday, January 17, 2013

dude things

This is the most ridiculous list I've ever compiled, also it's the most fulfilling (winky winky)... And also incomplete. There are so many things I love about the dudes. Yep, I'm a huge fan. 
There, the cat's out of the bag. 

Anyway... Some things that make a guy hot to me: (totally superficial version)


Good hair

Lips (actually Macklemore's lips. haha this is such a fun list)

 Hats (!) & "The Strong Jaw"(!) 
I'm all about the jawline. 

A dude in a suit 

or just be Bradley Cooper (don't be afraid to get specific with your dreams!)

did you guys love this list?

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


(Image via Michelle Armas ... I love her work!)

I've got a minute to kill so might as well update this DARLING blog. (that's a jk)

We should talk about 2012...

But first (being logical):
2013 resolutions

Fearless: I feel like I didn't really push myself out of any comfort zones in 2012, a big reason for that was fear. Fear of failure, rejection... those are the two factors I guess for me. Well this year when I want to do something or I get an idea, when the thought comes "you can't do that, what if you fail?! You might really suck at that." I will do that thing. Improvement and progression is based on being able to move outside your comfort zone, even a little bit at a time.

Volunteer: I'm thinking of becoming a Big Sister... it'll be fun to hang out with a little kid & get out of my self-centered lifestyle once in a while

Get fit: I've worked out inconsistently for years... and shocker! I never see a huge change in my body. I don't gain weight, I don't lose weight (not that I need to) I'm just the same no matter what I do... This year I am stepping up my game. I want to be toned and have amazing arms. Please gym gods give me amazing arms!

My roommate & I have been getting up at 5 am for the past two weeks to work out & honestly, AM workouts are where it's at.

You have to wake up at 5 am
You will hate yourself when you are getting out of bed at 5 am
It's freezing outside

You are DONE working out by 6:30. In the morning!
You have time to eat breakfast
You have time to shower
You have time to watch an episode of Modern Family
You feel like a rock star for the rest of the day
You can brag to everyone

Really, the pros outweigh the cons in a big way. DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! (That's a chant. I'm big into chanting these days.)

... It's pretty cool actually... (name that movie, & we are soul mates)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas from my phone

I'm dubbing this Christmas "the Paper Christmas". Almost all of my decorations are made out of paper. Paper chains & garlands happening everywhere. It's kind of like Elf. 

Last Saturday I literally rolled out of bed, made my way to the kitchen table & started crafting & pouring glitter everywhere.  I didn't stop until 6 pm when I was forced to shower for a date. 

 I made all the paper garlands, glitter reindeer silhouette, dipped pinecones, & cut out about 70 snowflakes w/ my new roommate. 
Oh, & the TV was never without a Christmas movie playing on it. 
Probably the best Saturday I've had in a long time. 

Do not fight the urge to craft when that urge comes-a-calling! Especially when it's about Christmas.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

27 (last week)

At 12:01 I got the sweetest text from my brother. 
"Happy birthday Dre! You're only 3 years away from 30."
 Thank you so much.

Despite the fact that I'm having mental breakdowns about getting older, I had a wooonderful birthday. I woke up to a little scavenger hunt that Cat, Amy & Megan put together for me with all my favorite treats (Diet Coke, bubblegum, & nachos. I'm really 10 at heart). After work my friends took me out to dinner and literally spoiled me with gifts. I felt embarrassed (am I the only awkward gift-receiver around?) & so grateful for these girls. They made my day!

Here's to 27!

(I stole the top photo from Ashley & the bottom one from Amy... )