Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Pray for Boston

Remember to pray for Boston in this time of tragedy.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

5 Things

So, 5 days ago Tara from Jimmy Choos and Tennis Shoes tagged me in a 5 Things post and I really have had the best intentions of getting mine up waaaaay before now but I have been busy, busy, busy [see picture from my friend's baby shower below!]. That's my excuse. please take it (:

Here are 5 things you may or may not know about me...

I have a degree in Interior Design from the University of Arkansas! Woo Pig Sooie! I graduated in 2009 and work for an architecture firm off the square in Bentonville. I have been there 3 years this past March. Times flies!

I am quite obsessive. Actually, INCREDIBLY obsessive. When I find a new interest I wear it out. I went to see Les Mis when it came out, got the soundtrack and listened to it on repeat for weeks. I saw it two more times in theater...BAWLED...and listened to the soundtrack innumerable times more. That's just one example. I obsessed over the Twilight Saga, I obsessed over the Hunger Games, I obsessed over painting intricate designs on my fingernails for awhile. Those are just a few of my obsessive phases.

Fashion Blogs. Don't get me started. I LOVE THEM. I just started reading fashion blogs last fall and now I read so many that I have a hard time keeping up with them all. That's how I found Jimmy Choos and Tennis Shoes. Some of my favorites are JC&TS [obviously], Ashley Treece, Signeroo, Kendi Everyday, Tulip Louise and Selective Potential. Also, I would LOVE to be a fashion blogger! It's not my time yet ;)

My little sister is getting married in less than 2 months!!! She gets married on June 1st and I couldn't be more excited to her! The approaching date brings not only great joy but her departure from the United States as well. My sister met a man from Saudi Arabia at the University of Arkansas and after they wed, she will pack her stuff and move with him to Saudi. Although I know we will miss her greatly, I don't think a greater man exists in the world for her. I know he will take the absolute best care of my little sister for her whole life.

And my sister's wedding brings me to my final topic...graphic design. If i could quit my job today and start a business, it would be a graphic design/photography business (with a fashion blog on the side). I wish I had taken some classes when I was in school because I have loved designing invitations and other various things recently. I took some engagement pictures, designed their Save the Date and designed the invitation to her wedding shower with matching address labels! Her colors are hot pink and yellow and we are having a mustache themed shower [she was on the mustache train before they became popular]. You can see them below!

I'm going to tag Sarah, Kelsey and Kati!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Music Monday: [fun.]

I have a serious obsession with the band fun. right now. I got their second album [Some Night] last year and loved it...I have a seriously high play count on every song on iTunes. A couple of weeks ago, I bought tickets to their Most Summer Nights Tour in Dallas in September and I CAN'T WAIT! Since then, I have been listening to them pretty much non-stop as well as listening to interviews on YouTube. I just purchased their first album [Aim and Ignite] and it is seriously incredible. I wish I had been a fan of them since 2009...then I would be really cool (: 

Below is a quote from Nate Ruess' acceptance speech for Song of the Year at the 2013 Grammy's. I think it is hilarious!

"I don't know what I was thinking writing the chorus for this song. If this is in HD, everybody can see our faces, and we are not very young." — fun. lead singer Nate Ruess as the band accepted the song of the year Grammy for "We Are Young."

Watch some of my favorite videos below. Hope you enjoy!



 [P!nk featuring Nate Ruess]
 [Nate Ruess with former band the Format]

I will be posting pictures from China soon-ish! I have a very long to-do list at the moment. Also, Tara from Jimmy Choos and Tennis Shoes Tagged me in a 5 Things post and I am going to write up my answers hopefully tomorrow! (fingers tightly crossed!)

Thursday, April 4, 2013

China Recap VIA Instagram

My trip to China and Hong Kong was amazing! My mom and I were there for 2 weeks and got to see SO much! I am going to be posting pictures from each city we visited [Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai, Hong Kong] on my blog after I go through them [1,900 pictures!] and edit them. For now, see the thumbnails below from my Instagram feed! If you want to see the pictures enlarged you can click on the link in my right sidebar to go to my profile!