Samhain

posted on: 10.31.2014

 (Last year's very last minute costume: Eeyore and his Butterfly)

Happy Halloween my beloved ghouls and goblins! Thank you all for your genius suggestions on my Sugar post, and also a major thank you to those who made me feel less bad about my addiction. We're all in this together! Tonight I plan on continuing my bad habits, but hey it's a day of indulgence. I hope you all have an amazing yet spooky evening! xx

Sugar!

posted on: 10.28.2014

Alright all, I am coming to you for help. I have alluded to this in the past but I have major food issues, actually let me rephrase that, I have major sugar issues. For example tonight I ate a chocolate chip cookie, then a salad, then another chocolate chip cookie. So much for my low carb dinner. Here you see me on Sunday. I woke up and then, continuing another bad habit, looked through Instagram only to find that someone had posted a beautiful photo of a Belgian waffle. Instantly, there went my healthy Sunday. Once the craving enters my brain there is no stopping me and it is getting ridiculous. So help, please! Any tricks for kicking cravings?

Or should I just say eff it, bring on the cavities and love handles! Yolo. << You should know that was a first.

If you're a bird...

posted on: 10.27.2014

Well isn't this ironic, Erik is away on a work trip in Charleston, SC and The Notebook is playing on Lifetime. Obviously I am watching it and I doubt I even have to tell you this, but I am infinitely jealous of his journey. I mean what American girl hasn't fantasized at least once about recreating that whole, "if you're a bird, I'm a bird" moment? I guess tonight my television screen, Saturday's sunset photos at my west coast Southern beach, and giddy memories of my 15 year old self making out in the movie theatre to this all time romance (yes, to Erik) will have to suffice. Too much? Naw, I know you've been there too.  Do you love this movie as much as I do? If not, what are your favorite romance films? xx

(PS- Sorry Bear for posting the photo with your eye closed, it was yours or mine ;). )

Weekend Inspiration

posted on: 10.26.2014

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.” - Camille Pissarro

Bay Walk

posted on: 10.23.2014

I love San Diego, through and through, can you tell by my run down Chargers shirt? Every time I visit it is like a breath of fresh air and I feel recharged. My mother, better known as Captain, and I make it a point to go on multi-mile beach/bay walks during my short visits, and so today I am choosing to share with you a few glimpses of last week's walk. She really is America's Finest City (and Mom), oh how I cherish these moments with both. What are some of your favorite activities to do in your home town? Better yet, how do you like to spend time with your Captain?

Birthstone

posted on: 10.22.2014

My birthstone and I have a rather complicated relationship. In the early days I could not have loved amethyst more, it was as if purple was the only color in my eyes. Yet as I grew older I realized several other shiny stones existed, often in colors that better suited my tastes. Sadly but surely amethyst and I grew distant. When Anjolee contacted me about reviewing one of their diamond pendants I was immediately drawn to this beauty! My love for the blended blue and red was revived and I knew, as I always did, that we were truly meant to be. This diamond pendant is perfectly crafted and there's something about wearing a beautiful and dainty piece of jewelry that makes me feel like a princess. Well done Anjolee, well done.

Tour Through Blogland

posted on: 10.20.2014

Happy Monday all, only four more days until the weekend! Ha, gotta stay positive right? Anyway, the lovely and talented Chelsea of Holland's Reverie asked if I would be interested in participating in the current web trend "Tour Through Blogland", where bloggers talk about their process and introduce their readers to some other awesome blogs, so obviously I was down. See my responses and selection of bloggers "to know" below!

1. What am I working on? Oh you know this and that, honestly this blog is more or less a day by day process for me. Although I have a few collabs in the invisible queue, my procrastination is unavoidable and I wouldn't say I am truly working on them until an hour before I post. So currently, I am working on this entry right here :).

2. How does my work differ from others in it's genre? Can it be different in that I am unable to nail down a genre? My blog is ever evolving, and so I would say it's unique in that you never know what might end up on this site, nor do I! Also, veracity. I am working hard on being true to you, to not edit out who I am out of fear of rejection. You can be sure that what you read on my blog is very much my real voice.

3. Why do I write/create what I do? Because I LOVE it, duh! But really, I love blogging I do. This blog is incredibly fulfilling and it feels so right to have a space that literally anyone can read. I suppose I write to document, to push my literary abilities, and to in a way give my experiences purpose. 

4. How does my writing/creating process work? Hmm, this varies. I am constantly writing down creative ideas in my journal, sometimes I turn these into posts. Other times I just wing it and then narrate my experiences after the fact. I will say that I am constantly thinking out how to improve my blog and my art, it's an obsession that cannot be silenced. 

Now onto the blogs I highly suggest you check out! 

First, Malia of Little Lady Chang. Each post she creates is like a beautiful poem. When I visit her blog I yearn for a rainy day so that I can curl up under a knitted blanket, sip on a cup of tea, and better enjoy her lyrical words. Also, I love her instagram account. 
My name is Malia Dhawn. The h is silent. So yes, like the morning time, as I was born at 7:10am with the sun. And yes, how appropriate because it's my most favorite time of day. Everything is so bright and fresh -- alive.

I am a twenty-four year old sensitive, thinking, creating soul determined to make life as lovely as possible. Because I have faith in seeing the small and making it important. Twirling in the little nows and soaking them in to my bones. Slowing down and being right here, right this very instant. My favorite things are breakfast, writing in thought streams, lavender, books, a very special man who is my soon to be husband, wedding planning, significance, and my very small, always cold hands.
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Next, sweet sweet Maggie. She may not realize this, but in my mind we're totally friends, like super tight. She is such a friendly and welcoming blogger and this just shines through in her words. Also, this girl has her sh*t together, just check out her credentials. Her posts are always flawless and I would happily invite the creative genius behind Polished Closets to jazz up my life!
I am a personal stylist, closet organization specialist, and a fashion blogger, living in Charlotte, NC with my husband and our two cats. After earning my MS and MBA, working in the "real world" just didn't satisfy my need for fashion, so I started Polished Closets as a creative outlet. While I still work full time in finance, Polished Closets has become a special place for me to share my personal style, organization tips, and lifestyle. It is my hope that Polished Closets inspires women to dress confidently, to express their inner style, and to feel their best.
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Last but not least Kylie of Dress in Sparkles! This girl is probably the only fashion blogger out there to give you a full teeth smile each and every post. Kylie- I thank you for that. She is such a bright and cheery spirit that her superb style is only a fraction of what her blog has to offer.
Hi there, Kylie here! I’m an accelerated second degree nursing student, who plans to go into pediatrics. My blog, Dress in Sparkles, is my outlet for all the other loves in my life, such as fashion, baking and just all around pretty things. 

And there you have it, a tour through blogland.