august's mix

since it is my birthday month,
i have decided to make a playlist full of some of my favorite songs.
some old, some new, but all of them are great in my mind. 
hope you also enjoy!
1. The Tokens: the lion sleeps tonight
2. Camera Obscura: french navy
3. The Beach Boys: california girls
4. The Beatles: octopus's garden
5. Youth Group: forever young
6. David Bowie: golden years
7. Eurythmics: sweet dreams
8. Queen: i want to break free
9. Spoon: the way we get by
10. Rocky Votolato: white daisy passing
11. Van Morrison: brown eyed girl
12. Billy Joel: piano man
13. The Beatles: maxwell's silver hammer
14. The Get Up Kids: campfire kansas
15. Biz Markie: just a friend
16. The Foundations: build me up buttercup
17. Talking Heads: this must be the place
18. Weezer: island in the sun
19. Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons: big girls don't cry
20. Electric Light Orchestra: mr. blue sky
21. Passion Pit: sleepyhead
22. Tears for Fears: everybody wants to rule the world


i just signed up for the tinkerbell 1/2 marathon.
i'll be running through the happiest place on earth with my sis (she's the one that told me about it).
i might be a little crazy for doing this, mostly because i highly dislike running,
but hopefully that'll change in the next few months leading up to it.
i'm excited for the new challenge!

what i wore

i am linked here & here
check them both out to see other blogger outfits

to work i go
dress: anthro
belt: urban outfitters
shoes: todds
to work i go... again
pants & top: urban outfitters
shoes: steve madden
belt: j.crew
to church i go
dress: anthropologie
shoes: seychelles
necklace: urban outfitters
rings on the left: blue ring- cambria, stacked ring- france, gold pinky ring- ldsbc
rings on the right: thumb ring- gift, gold coral ring- lucky brand, green  ring- handmade weddings
around the town i go
jumper: urban outfitters
sweater: gap
necklace & bracelets : j.crew

to the movies i go
jacket: j.crew
shirt: anthropologie
tank top: target
leggins: lulu lemon
sneakers: all stars

my week through pictures

this past week has been busy & fun. shayla & dave were both at my house so the three of us went on a few adventures, mainly to the fashion district. it was great. we also made it fishing off of santa monica pier, to the getty, & dave & i went down to sd for a wedding. 
local graffiti i saw.

we saw so much fabric & so many different kinds of ribbons, buttons, clasps.. anything you could think of.

nick fishin

the infamous pier 

me with some squid

david, the happy fisherman 

nick & shayla, the lovebirds

me & shayshay at the getty

the getty

sd temple, where scott & courtney got hitched

the newly weds

wedding bells

this past friday my brother rus & kris got married! i could not be happier for them. they both looked great on their big day & were so happy & excited. they put together such an amazing wedding, it was one of the funnest & prettiest ones i have ever been to. they got married in the los angeles temple, followed by a ring ceremony & reception at saddle rock ranch in malibu. everything down to the last detail was great. hip hip hooray for the newlyweds!


this past weekend i went up to cambria for kristens bachelorette party. it was a lot of fun. we headed up friday afternoon, stopped by santa barbara for a late lunch then continued on towards cambria. we were able to stay at kristana's moms house (kristens maid of honor), it was such a cute little place we all fell in love with it. before arriving we stocked up on loads of sparkling cider type drinks so we can mix and match different flavors for a mellow, girly night in that we had friday night. saturday we drove up to the coast to big sur & then onward to carmel where we had a spa day. the drive was unreal, i loved every second of it. after the spa day we went back down to cambria where we went out to dinner & heard live music played at a local hotel. this morning we woke up, cleaned up & went into town for breakfast and a bit of shopping. all in all it was a really fun weekend. i loved going up there & seeing all the places i always hear about. can't wait to go again.
the house we stayed in
kris with all the sparkly drinks

view from our drive

i want you on my feets

i am loving these shoes by seychelles.


aint this the truth? life wouldn't nearly be as fun or exciting without any of these.
it's the simple things that are the best if you ask me. summer wouldn't be the same without late night swims. life would lack passion if it weren't for those deep kisses, we would be nowhere if we didn't go on adventures, & we wouldn't be as close with the ones we love if it weren't for ramblings. a perfect friend is someone i can ramble on with & not worry whether i'm boring them or not. i'm ready for to set out on a great adventure.

glow sticks

the other night i went to a glow in the dark party with some friends & we went in style. one of my friends came up with the idea of glow stick people. we wore all black, got a couple packs of glow sticks, taped them onto our bods & we were done. it was simple, quick & a lot of fun being a glow stick person. we were a hit. if you need a cheap costume, do this. 

july's mix

1. The Knack: my sharon a
2. Creedence Clearwater Revival: up around the bend
3. Blue Oyseter Cult: (don't fear) the reaper
4. Electric Light Orchestra: don't bring me down
5. The Cars: bye bye love
6. James Taylor: country road
7. Wings: silly love songs
8. Pink Floyd: shine on you crazy diamond
9. Van Morrison: caravan
10. Janis Joplin: piece of my heart
11. Joe Cocker: with a little help from my friends
12. Quiet Riot: come on feel the noise
13. Creedence Clearwater Revival: have you ever seen the rain?
14. Foghat: slow ride
15. Creedence Clearwater Revival: i heard it through the grapevine
16. The Eagles: one of these nights
17. Van Morrison: into the mystic
18. The Velvet Underground: oh! sweet nuthin'
19. T.Rex: mambo sun
20. Creedence Clearwater Revival: who'll stop the rain
21. Supertramp: breakfast in america
22. Lynyrd Skynyrd: tuesday's gone

i was in a certain kind of music mood when i made this one..


i just want you all to know, there is a site dedicated to 


it was my big brothers birthday last week & i had told him i was planning a great present for him. i hardly think he suspected a terrarium. he's big into planting things & that sort of thing now-a-days, so i thought he would appreciate my thoughtful gift. 
it was pretty easy to put together, just took me a while to find a bowl to put it in. originally i planned on making three smaller hanging terrariums, but i couldn't find any little glass guys that i could hang. i settled on a big fishbowl.. that didn't really look like a fishbowl. i went to home depot and picked out a few succulents (they're less maintenance & easy to have indoors), got the soil, picked up some little rocks from the pet store for added decor, and bam. i got myself a terrarium. 


if you have some free time and want to hear about hipsters, read this article. it made me laugh