favourite things | march

most of you know this already, but I might possibly have a hard time being decisive about, well, pretty much anything. not only am I indecisive, but I change my mind frequently on not-so-important-things. my favourite colour changes about every six months, I get into different types of art, and eventually that new fashion trend that I loathe- i end up falling for. I’m a complicated soul.


so I’ve decided to share my latest obsessions- erm- I mean, favourites, of the month, or every few months (whatever I end up getting time to blog). just for fun. if anything, you can laugh at my quirkiness.

favourite things | march

1) chevron print… it’s been a craze for a while now and I have also succumbed to it’s charms. this print in particular is a rug from overstock.com which I would love to have in a future home (I’m also kinda obsessed over homemaking right now… can you be “nesting” even if you’re nowhere possibly near being pregnant??)
2) foxes… some people want a pet polar bear or tiger. i want a pet fox. they’re pretty and smallish and look uber softy. wouldn’t it be fun to cuddle one like a cat? i just love the little expression of mischief on their faces. I know, it’s unrealistic. but a girl can dream. oh, and I love their tails.
3) watercolour & oil paintings… my latest art obsession. I spent about an hour perusing Etsy one evening for watercolour paintings, especially of red poppies, although I don’t know where that particularity came from.  I also very much like impressionism, like Monet, Degas & Mary Cassatt- there’s something pretty about the soft colours and strokes.  Eventually I would love to have a couple pretty paintings for my walls.
4) silhouettes… a lot of it started with Jane Austen somehow. to me, silhouettes are fun, romantic, and whimsical. Whenever I get married, somehow I will incorporate silhouettes into the theme/decor.
5) navy… one of my more recent wardrobe colours of choice is navy blue. i don’t know why. but it does pair well with mint green (see obsession #8). the end.
6) birds… especially little bird printed fabrics. also, tying the pattern into obsession #3, I would like to find a watercolour or oil painting of a bird. just one. no flashy background, just some colour and a little bird.
7) leopard flats… ok, so you know how I said some fashion trends eventually win me over? well, I despised anything animal print for the longest time. it makes me think of an over make-uped, nip-tucked cougar-woman in leather and hideous fur. ick. buuut, slowly, I started warming up to the idea of leopard print flats. it’s a slight touch to an outfit, and not too flashy. I hope. so now I actually have a pair ($20 from Target). but leopard is the ONLY one i can do. no zebra for this girl (plus also, the flats go with a lot, surprisingly).
8) mint green… another colour fav. but actually I’ve liked this colour for a while, and now it’s everywhere and I’m afraid soon I’ll get burnt out. but for now it’s fun, feminine, and fresh- I am SO ready for spring!! it’s a common outfit- a flowy mint top with white skinny jeans and leopard print flats. *cheesy grin*
9) coloured pants… although I haven’t worn them in a while, I still love my cobalt blue dress slacks that I got from NY&Co. back when I was workin’ at the Farm. Amazingly they still fit, unlike my pair of green skinny jeans from Old Navy. I’ve had my eye on several pairs on ModCloth.com and this summer I hope I can venture out and get some yellow, or mint skinnies.
10) throw pillows… again with the homemaking. but isn’t that just one of the cutest things ever? it is from Society6.com, a site I recently discovered through the blog I follow, ABeautifulMess.typepad.com. S6 has all sorts of fun graphic art that can be printed on pillows, iphone cases, totes, or even just as wall art. I’ve pinned quite a few pillows for future reference- I particularly like the typographical ones, which leads to my almost last obsession…
11) typography… it’s such a thing. how did it start? I don’t know, you’ll have to research it (you thought I would give you a history didn’t ya?). typography art is all over the place and can be purchased on sites like Etsy, but being the creative guru that I am, I don’t like the idea of buying something that I can most likely make myself. I’ve played around on photoshop with different fonts, but mostly I have used Overgram, one of the several typing apps I have on Leia (iphones are fantabulous).
12) nail art… Finally, I like painting my nails. I always have. but like everything else, I go through phases and don’t always take the time to do it. I’m a perfectionist when it comes to nail art, so I won’t paint my nails unless I have some time to spare. Pinterest is chock-full of ideas, and the source of most of my inspiration. again, it’s such a “thing” right now.
So that’s it for now. sheesh, I didn’t even get into favourite music or food… those could be their own seperate posts for when I have nothing better to do… hope you enjoyed!
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ps. the collage was created using Polyvore… yet another “obsession” (insert Humphrey the Bear “hehe”).

blog dreams | goals

Along with figuring out how to navigate wordpress [and posting more regularly], I have been dreaming and scheming about what I hope this blog will become some day- Mandi at www.vintagerevivals.com aptly calls it “blog puberty”. though my blog is still practically a helpless newborn, its awkwardness is more like a tween/ teenager who doesn’t exactly know who it is yet (oh those awkward years… much longer for some *ahem*).

Years ago, after watching Julie & Julia, I was inspired to do a food blog. that was back when I cooked a little more regularly, and though I do still cook sometimes (when I’m not intimidated by my awesome brother who usually does), I don’t really have the time to document it along the way. well, if I do it’s more like snap some photos with my phone and post them to instagram, cuz I mean, who doesn’t want to see like 5 photos of the process of cheesecake in iphone quality, right? (I might actually share that recipe at some point. SO GOOD).

Anyways,  where was I? oh yes, Julie & Julia… [sidenote: if you haven’t seen that movie, just do it].

so I wanted to blog about my cooking, because also I love photography and writing so what better way to combine 3 loves? (even though “the whole world and his wife” has a blog). Also, I’m kinda all over the map (I’ve been likened to a squirrel), so if my dream blog ever becomes reality, it’s gonna be crazy people. This one was born to keep folks back in FL in the loop of my random little life here in WV, but it’s gonna grow into something beautiful and better! i hope. once we are settled in Charlottesville, I intend to get cracking.

so stay tuned for recipes, {better} photographs, maybe some fashionishness (not fashion tips- I’m not that good), and hopefully some creative writing. in the meantime, check out my inspiration aka the other blogs I follow. They are all fantastic and I aspire to glean from each lovely lady.

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adventures| begin again


packing. it is about that time that I would be boxing up my belongings to head back to Florida, but instead, my destination is Charlottesville, VA. Kim has taken a new position with a new company, putting her back in sales (much better than the management position she was in), with a territory or VA, NC, SC and GA. she and
Matt detest Morgantown, for it’s poor streets, poopie weather, and lack of kiddie activities, and are very ready to leave it all behind. 

I can understand their concerns, but I don’t mind the town as much- plus also I have made some good friends, like Destiny and Andrea, and will miss them, along with the other girls in my small group. I am, however, excited to narrow down the drive to Williamsburg from 7 hours to only 2 at the most… I am very much looking forward to actually being able to see Ryan more than every two weeks!!

we have to be out of the townhouse by April 30th, which means we have six weeks to pack AND still find a house. it will be interesting/ challenging because Matt is still in school and working, and Kim is going to be in and out of town travelling for the new job. but we can do it. We already have made a good start.

Kim and Matt are looking for something with a yard, an extra room to be used as a study, and space for a future Baby Schwab (of course by then, I will probably be living in an adorable, shabby chic studio apartment with my faithful dog that I have yet to adopt and working at an art gallery, so they can use my room). 

Next week we are taking a couple days of Matt’s spring break to visit Charlottesville and check out rentals and Matt and I are gonna scout out some jobs. We are pretty excited- it is finally happening! Who knew that in the course of one year I’d live in 3 different states? not this person!

Wowie wow wow.


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