Thursday, March 31, 2011

little photos

some spots i like.

these are just a few little spots i like around my building
at school.
this week is going by fast, and yet, i can't believe it's still only the first week.
hard to imagine that it's only going to get busier.
i'm hoping the good weather is here to stay for the weekend, 
so me and lars can get in some park time, before
things get really crazy. 

p.s. i still like my new job
it's a little dangerous, because i kind of just want to do my work for that, 
instead of work for classes!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

visiting writers

dinner with a southern author.

tonight i had the opportunity to go to dinner with 
Susan Rebecca White, a visiting author at SCAD and Atlanta native.
I haven't read her book(s), but she is so friendly, nice and down-to-earth,
and it was awesome to meet her.

(i know these are really bad pics. it was very dark in there! but very good.)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

things that grow

berry bushes!

so, i want one of these berry bushes. or maybe i just want to 
go pick strawberries somewhere. 
either way, i want a spring day. 
where are you spring? 
(it's still very overcast today. with a chance of rain all week).

i still love you too, rain.

Monday, March 28, 2011

recipe for a rainy day

a coffee + wellies

today was my first day of spring quarter, 
and of course it rained, 
which meant no morning run for Lars (darn. guess i'll have to try again tomorrow;),
and which also meant a need for another cup of coffee:)
all in all, not a bad first day back. 

Sunday, March 27, 2011

the end of break

a husband who cooks

while i'm busy starting my new job
and getting acquainted with an online class. 
spring quarter has already begun. 
thanks for being my hero, jazz!

p.s. i love him.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

the things that count.

a Saturday cookout 
today i enjoyed helping with a cookout for a 
church conference.
and enjoying cookies and coffee with friends. 
these are the things that count. 

Friday, March 25, 2011

you've got mail! yes, yes, the real kind!

a beautiful etsy card...

a few weeks (or was it days?) ago, nicole blogged about making her own cards.
i've always hate a slight obsession with paper
(my mom says its what made me start crawling. true story.)
and stationary and cute cards. i'll show you some of my favorites some time. 
anyways, the inspiration card nicole blogged about
turned up in my mailbox! with a lovely letter inside. 
(and all proceeds from these cards go to japan!)
it seriously made me feel loved in a way that 
no email, text or anything electronic really can...
it turns out that letter writing isn't dead after all. 
thanks for the beautiful reminder, nicole!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

an afternoon with friends

lunch with a good friend
(and her beautiful babies!)

i had a lovely afternoon hanging out with a wonderful friend...
i was supposed to be helping her get their house ready for sale, but 
we spent most of the time eating lunch (yummy red lentils!), drinking lots of coffee,
smiling at the tired tots, and wrapping a present for a birthday party. 
probably the best day of my break! i wish i didn't have to go back to school...
thanks for such a nice time, friends -
i miss you already!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

my perfect day begins with

croissant + coffee.

have i celebrated this before? probably. 
i just really love coffee and croissants.
and not the store-bought variety. 
my perfect morning begins at Alon's, 
which sadly, is not that close to my home. 
but, seeing as i'm still on break (for only a few more days), 
i decided to troop over to Dunwoody for some deliciousness.

the rest of my perfect day would involve: 
farmer's markets
walking barefoot on the beach
chucking the to-do list and the calendar
a quick jaunt over to Paris for some more coffee
and a cant-put-it-down book. 

sadly, all of that will have to wait for real life to get out of the way. 
but, coffee + croissants will do until then.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

let it grow, let it grow, let it grow

new haircut (place). 
i wimped out of short hair. again. 
it's just that...i love it on everyone else. but not on me. 
yes, even if it looks better on me.
i don't care. i want long hair. 
so....i got a trim. exciting, huh?
but, i really like this new place i went to. 
maybe even enough to make it my yearly haircut place.
no, i know, you're supposed to get a haircut like twice a year.
but i don't. cause i'm crazy like that. :P

isn't this place cute?
and they had coffee.
'nuff said.

now i just need it to grow...

Monday, March 21, 2011

a project of mail

the journal. 

upon the inspired idea of my good friend,
i am joining a little creative endeavor...
it involves a journal and fifty trips to the post office!
(collectively. not just by me of course).
i am really excited to see where our little journal goes! 
at the end, i will post a link to the website so you can all see the outcome. 
but for now, here's a little sneak peak: 

Sunday, March 20, 2011

today is

the first day of spring.
i did a terrible job of documenting the very unspring-like weather we had today 
(chilly, overcast, windy), so here are a few pictures from yesterday, 
when it actually felt like spring might be on its way. 
also, i've been looking up vacation spots, 
and i really can't wait for summer. 
it's been a long time since i got to lay on a beach. 
but anyways, back to spring - 

Saturday, March 19, 2011

over the supermoon

a macaron date.

i know i've talked about it before. 
now, thanks to a date with jazz at Alon's tonight (under the fullest moon in 18 years), 
we can celebrate them again -
there's little better than coffee + lemon and caramel macarons: