Thursday, October 30, 2008

so sad

some guy set himself on fire today in the middle campus at the university of washington. i can't believe something so tragic could happen so near to me yet i JUST found out a few minutes ago. we get so caught up in our lives, so focused on our own problems, that we sometimes forget the struggles of others. i am truly shocked right now.

read more about it here and here.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


do you love pasta...enough to wear this around your neck?

fyi, it's made of gold.

...just in case that changes your answer.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

italian chic, no?

you can't always be pretty. you can't always be sexy. and you definitely can't always be young.
...but you can always be chic...

image via the sartorialist


i just dropped my voting ballot in the mail...have you????

feels good.

Monday, October 27, 2008


"just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly."

Friday, October 24, 2008

my nose doesn't work anymore

so, i can't breathe with my nose anymore. it just decided to stop working. it sucks. i don't know what the problem is, i don't have a cold/allergies or a stuffy nose. i remember watching oprah a while back and hearing about neti pots (nose bidets). they supposedly help with nasal problems. ever since being featured on the oprah show, there has been a spike in sales and they are now available at common places like walgreens and whole foods.

has anyone tried one of these? what do you think?

i'm a little timid to try it. it looks a bit...disgusting. but if works, i'm willing to give it a try. why not?

here is a NY times article about them.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

i'd advise against it

i usually love everything jcrew, but i don't know about this one...'s a bit too 80s-prom-dress.

in a couple of years, this will be one of those dresses that will make you wonder and say "ohmygoodness why?" when you see a picture of yourself wearing it.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

this looks incredible!

1 teaspoon oil
1 chicken breast
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 slices of bread or 1 bun cut in half (toasted if desired)
1 roasted red pepper
4 basil leaves
1/2 ounce goat cheese

1. Heat the oil in a pan.
2. Add the chicken breast and cook for about 6 minutes on each side.
3. Remove the chicken and set aside.
4. Add the balsamic vinegar and soy sauce and deglaze the pan.
5. Add the chicken and simmer until the sauce reduces turning the chicken occasionally to coat.
6. Place the chicken on the bottom slice of bread/bun and pour the remaining glaze onto it. Add the roasted red pepper, basil leaves and goats cheese.

recipe from closet cooking. one of the best cooking blogs i've found. check him out!

Monday, October 20, 2008

from an unlikely decor source

framed memo/picture holder

my fave find

wall decal

jewelrey holder

all of this is from deLiAs! can you believe it?
i remember thumbing through delias catalogous back in middle school but i never remember them having decor stuff.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

penelope cruz hair

i love her hair...

today is my birthday!

happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, haaapppy birthday dear me, happy birthday to me!

image via here

i think i'll always be *a little* excited on my birthday...even when i'm celebrating my 90th!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

happy boss's day

did you know that today is boss's day? yea, i didn't either. but i suggest going over to your lovely/insane/horrible boss and giving them a good ole pat on the back!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

running with scissors

i just finished reading running with scissors by augusten burroughs. this book was crazy. it's hard to believe that the stories are actually real. it's about an extremely dysfunctional family and, at times, it was funny. however, most of the time, i was either completely shocked by what i was reading or just straight out disgusted! the author is gay, so there were several very graphic descriptions of homosexual sex. and i'm not going to lie, i was quite disturbed. i was NOT ready for that level of detail. overall though, this book was an easy and fast read for me. i just became so intrigued by how weird it was!

all i know is after reading this, i feel so grateful for the family and life that i have!

Friday, October 10, 2008

happy autumn

how wonderful does the orange look against the gray stone stairs? the white pumpkins are just fantastic. image via inspired room

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

alright everybody, listen up...

are you registered to vote? are you sure? really, really sure? go to this website to be absolutely positive that you are registered to vote and that your status is active. because if you're not registered, you won't be able to take part in a historical election...and that would just suck.

Monday, October 6, 2008


"people do not give you love, and they do not take love away from you. you choose the degree of flow between yourself and another. someone else's love will mean nothing to you unless you choose to accept it."
-sonya green-

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

why i love october...

  1. the smell of autumn in the air
  2. halloween
  3. pomegranates are in season
  4. cozy sweaters
  5. my birthday
  6. dressing up on the 31st
  7. pumpkins
  8. crunchy leaves on sidewalks
  9. plethora of bite-sized candy bars in stores
  10. seeing little chubby kids in costumes
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