Deer crossing

Jun 28, 2014


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Waking up early is oddly difficult but so worth it at the same time. It's weird to be able to do so much in a day and glance at the clock to find that it's still only 1pm. Today consisted of much thrift and garage sale shopping (it's quickly becoming one of my favorite "hobbies" despite having disliked it immensely as a child). After today's finds, I have pretty much decided that I don't ever need to buy new stuff again. I can't believe how many treasures can be found at garage sales and the like- believe me, you'll never find a detailed quality vintage bag at Target nor will you ever find a pretty bistro set (that isn't made in China) at Home Depot.

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On the way back from shopping, there was a desperately desperate situation. You see, there is basically deer on every corner where I live- I'm not even kidding. So, while on one of the curvy-ish narrow roads, I freaked out when I saw 2 baby deer (that look just like the ones below) with their mother IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD, frantically trying to escape to the other side. Only problem was, they were so scared and couldn't easily cross to the side because there is a metal barrier that stands in the way (on the other side is a steep hill). The mother decided to jump over the barrier but when the babies tried, they couldn't. It was too high for them so they were stuck on the busy road with oncoming traffic. Though most traffic had stopped, people were getting impatient and one MEAN LADY (this is me being nice) honked her horn which only made everything worse (they are babies, you mean lady!). This caused them to panic so they ended up in the opposite side of where their mother was (the steep hill side). I didn't stay to see what happened but oh my goodness, the whole day, I couldn't stop thinking about them. I hope they are okay. Those poor innocent little babies (please tell me I'm not the only one who gets emotionally attached to every animal I encounter...)

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The dress I wore today is one from years ago when, I wanna say, Alice Temperley had a line at Target (don't quote me on that, I will look it up when I'm not feeling lazy). And it's weird, but the dress shrunk in length when I washed it so it's like super short now. I wouldn't dare wear it without shorts underneath because that would just be an awkward moment waiting to happen.

P.S. Pictured below, is the face that stares at me from the window every time I leave or return home. It's a face of worry and concern and anticipation. Oh, how I love that face.

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P.P.S. Please excuse the comment section because it is currently an ugly color- I am still figuring out how to change colors (it's not the usual easy steps) so everything is a bit weird. HTML kinda hates me.

Outfit details- Dress/Sweater: Target//Sunglasses: Forever 21//Shoes: Dolca Vita via Marshalls


Why I should've started blogging sooner

Jun 24, 2014

...because I've always been in the habit of photographing the food I eat.


...because I've always loved making homemade everything (i.e. in this case, homemade vanilla ice cream- I have to say, it was super yum, which is saying a lot because I'm a chocolate-on-everything kind of girl).


...because I've always been obsessed with photographing the "little things".


...because my parents taught me how to grow a garden before it was "cool" to do so.


...because I'm obsessed with taking pictures of my dog.



...and pictures WITH my dog.


But mostly, I should've started my blog sooner because I'm obsessed with documenting all of life- the good, the bad, and the ugly- but mostly, the delicious...which includes photographing every homegrown apricot I've ever eaten.


***All of these photos were taken 4+ years ago but if I do say so myself, I'm amazed at how "blog-looking" they are. Not professional by any means, just, you know, blog-ish.

Summer begins on the sand

Jun 14, 2014



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A blurry photo always has to squeeze its way in since I started using Manual mode. Months from now when I look back on these posts, I hope I will notice a difference in how much my photography has improved- or not. 




For the longest time, I had no idea how I was going to style this skirt. The pattern was intimidating yet I was drawn to it. I bought it months ago but every solid colored top I have just didn't feel right (some weird basic v-neck tops I have from Old Navy- they do nothing for me). Then, the other day, I found this knit top, immediately loved it and ordered it. I didn't even think of what I'd wear it with, I just love orange- it's one of my favorite colors (in high school I was known as something along the lines of "orange girl" and now I realize that sounds more like an Oompa Loompa than anything). Anyway, long story short, I kind of like how these two pieces look together. They were super comfortable to wear as well (luckily, I chose to wear shorts underneath- the wind got insane almost right away, causing me to have many Marilyn Monroe moments- see what I mean here). I know a lot of people don't like orange so I've gotta ask...do you? 


Outfit details: Top- H&M//Skirt&Sunglasses- Forever 21//Sandals- ASOS//Bag- Vintage