Mar 12, 2010

Bits O' Green

I would love to be in Ireland for at least one St. Patrick's day of my life.
(maybe someday) ;)

Did you know that the real St. Patrick was actually born with the name Maewyn Succat? And that he changed his name to "Patrick" after spending 15 years to become a priest? Thanks, Wikipedia!
I also didn't know that he used the shamrock to explain the trinity of Christianity. Learn something new every day online!

Do you guys have a favorite past time for the holiday?

Mine is the usual, the common green beer as the staple of the evening.

Here are a few bits o' green found in the shop to celebrate the holiday and prevent getting pinched!

Cheers to GOOD LUCK !


Batch of Space Age by Balenciaga

I don't know how I feel yet about these Fall 2010 Space Age shoes by Balenciaga.

I can usually appreciate a variety of color on shoes OR clothes for that matter.

But the variety of textures here kinda throws me off, and they don't look comfortable at ALL.

Regardless, they're unique as all get out, aren't they?

Images via

Mar 9, 2010

Hints of Spring Fever

So. . . I broke out my black leather sandals today! Yes, I did. :)
It' wasn't actually THAT warm outside, but I didn't care because I've got the strongest case of Spring Fever since Senior year.
Can you see some hints of the season breaking out in the shop?
These are the most recently listed items.

Enjoy the pretties, and I hope it's sunny where you are. ♥


Mar 8, 2010

If You Love Me, Read Me a Story

The title of this blog post came from a shirt I bought for my son when he was just a toddler. I wish I would have kept that darling shirt, isn't it a perfect sentiment?

Did you know that March is National Reading Month? Being a lifetime fan of reading since grade school days of Reading Rainbow, (LeVar Burton, you're my hero) I had to dedicate at least one post to books because they are such a PURE JOY to my life, and I'm grateful for them!

Some of my favorite authors include: Barbara Kingsolver, Tom Robbins, Sandra Cisneros, Anais Nin, Anne Lamott and Louise Erdrich.

I also take great pleasure in finding old poetry books in the library.
Don't even get me started on how much time I could spend in the library.
One year my son and I visited every neighboring town around where we live simply to check out the library in each one. It was blissful to me. :) And here's a little confession::
I love Children's literature too, so having a son gives me an excuse to read any of the cute books in the kids section out loud. I've had some of the sweetest moments in my life reading stories to my son. ♥ Reading is something I've always wanted him to cherish, it's SO important.
Now he's old enough to read to me. . . and who doesn't love being read to?

So. . . next time you want to do something special for someone you love,
READ A STORY, I PROMISE it will be time well spent.


"He fed his spirit with the bread of books."
-Edwin Markham

"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers."

- Charles W. Eliot

"The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,

And all the sweet serenity of books."

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"If you can read this, thank a teacher.
- Anonymous Teacher -

"We should read to give our souls a chance to luxuriate.
" -Henry Miller

"Book lovers never go to bed alone."
- Anonymous

Please share your favorite authors in the comments, along with favorite titles. Would love to check out some suggestions next time I'm at the library!

Photos via Weheartit

Freedom Must Feel Like This

Today one of my lovely twitter friends introduced me to the images of photographer

I love them.

Winter honestly had me feeling like a crumpled up love note in a dirty old waste paper basket.

I'm ready to BREAK FREE. Aren't you?

So far the beginning of March is fantastic!
This past week it's been sunny where I live every single day, and not just dull sunny either. The brilliantly bright kind of sunny. That kind of light makes everything gorgeous. I'm so inspired to take pictures these days.

But more than that, I'm starting to literally ACHE for a road trip, a place far away, new territory to explore.
It's true, the W a n d e r l u s t bug has bitten.

These photographs just make the longing felt even more.


Mar 7, 2010

For the love of The BOSS, Bruce on a T-shirt

When I was a little girl I remember developing quite a bit of a crush on Bruce Springsteen!
I was thinking about it the other day when I heard "Glory Days" playing on my car radio.

One of the things I really want to do this spring is
invest in some awesome vintage

Nothing says "cool" like a great pair of comfy jeans, your favorite band tee, and some hot boots!

For the love of the BOSS, check out these awesome vintage t-shirts below from a few online sellers. I may be scoring one of these tees soon. . . :)

1 of the coolest album covers EVER.

The original Glory Days video, such a fun song.


Which one do you like the best? I've got my eye on the first, Hotstuff in a bandana right there!




If you were gonna invest in a cool vintage tee, which band would you choose?
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