Thursday, July 18, 2013

love notes & summer dresses

I didn't plan on this color scheme, it just happened. The funny purse was an Adamstown antique mall find.

Added a few pretty summer dresses to the wardrobe, as if I needed more of them...

A sweet love note tucked away into a beloved beaded purse by a certain handsome mountain man, waiting for me to find it.

I'm obsessed with organizing books by color. I used to organize alphabetically, but this way is much more fun.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

fancy locks

After talking about cutting my hair and fretting over it for far too long, I finally just did it. On my lunch break at work. Luckily for me I work with amazingly talented freelance hair stylists every day, and one of these lovely folks offered to cut my locks in exchange for cocktails and many thankful hugs. It's a crazy thing to go from waist long hair to this new shoulder length 'do, but I am super happy with my decision. It was time for a change! I still keep making these long haired lady gestures, like trying to flip it all over one shoulder (channeling Cher probably), and then feeling silly because there is nothing really to flip. It feels amazing to have all that weight gone, especially during these sweaty sticky summer days. I loved my long hair and how it sort of became part of my identity over the years, but I'm glad I got over it and went for something new. It was about damn time.

Friday, July 12, 2013


A few little bits and pieces around my apartment: my new yellow cart (which I'm turning into a makeshift bar), a rapidly growing collection of plants and vintage pots to put them in, a pretty 1960's beaded cocktail dress I found at Brimfield (fresh from the dry cleaner across the street who probably thinks I'm the world's biggest nut), and the usual silly tchotchkes that I can't seem to stop collecting.