Friday, August 21, 2015

Favorite Friday Favorites

1. New Music Videos-

2. Misfits T-Shirt-


3. I Love the Look of This Outdoor Bar- 

I'm already planning for next summer's patio! 


4. Nail on the Head-

I've always loved this Salinger quote! 

5. August Spotify Playlist- 

Just a Few More:
-I laughed longer than I'd like to admit at this
-I love these little Mary Janes. They remind me of character shoes! 
- Salem Saberhagen knows what's up...
-Imma need this puzzle before the snow starts flying! 
-Are these seriously real? And do they grow in Colorado? 
-The book nerd in you life needs this gem

Happy Friday, Friends! 

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Leading up to 30: 30 Films in 30 Years

My 30th birthday is swiftly approaching & it's got me feeling nostalgic & thinking about my favorites. So, I have spent some time thinking about it & I have compiled a list of film favorites from each year that I've been alive. Now, I don't actually remember seeing films in the theater until 1989, when I saw The Little Mermaid, but I've picked films from those early years that I now love. This certainly doesn't have all of my favorites, but it's a pretty good start & lists some real gems. What are some of your favorites? Do we overlap at all?

1985-The Goonies (Honorable Mention: The Breakfast Club, Legend & Enemy Mine)
1986- Labyrinth 
1987- The Princess Bride (Honorable Mention: Innerspace & Roxanne)
1988- Willow (Honorable Mention: My Neighbor Totoro & Beetlejuice)
1989- The Little Mermaid (Honorable Mention: The Burbs & Do the Right Thing)
1990- The Witches (Honorable Mention: Mermaids, Home Alone & Pretty Woman)
1991-Fried Green Tomatoes 
1992- Buffy the Vampire Slayer 
1993- Benny & Joon (Honorable Mention: Hocus Pocus, Groundhog Day & The Sandlot)
1994-Reality Bites (Honorable Mention: The Lion King)
1995- Empire Records (Honorable Mention: Casino, Outbreak, Tommy Boy)
1996- Fargo (Honorable Mention: From Dusk Til Dawn, The Craft, Matilda, )
1997- Goodwill Hunting (Honorable Mention: Gattaca, Con Air)
1998- You've Got Mail (Honorable Mention: Rushmore & The Wedding Singer)
1999- American Beauty (Honorable Mention: The Green Mile & 10 Things I Hate About You)
2000- High Fidelity (Honorable Mention: Almost Famous & Billy Elliot)
2001- The Royal Tennenbaums (Honorable Mention: Joe Dirt, The Others)
2002- Bend it Like Beckham (Honorable Mention: Panic Room, Secretary, Gangs of New York)
2003- Finding Nemo (Honorable Mention: Big Fish, Identity)
2004- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Honorable Mention: The Life Aquatic)
2005- Walk the Line (Honorable Mention: Brokeback Mountain, Constantine)
2006- The Fall  (Honorable Mention: Perfume)
2007- No Country for Old Men (Honorable Mention: There Will Be Blood, Juno)
2008-  (Honorable Mention: Doubt) 
2009- 500 Days of Summer (Honorable Mention: The Road)
2010- Tangled  (Honorable Mention: True Grit) 
2011- The Help (Honorable Mention: The Muppets)
2012-Moonrise Kingdom (Honorable Mention: Argo)
2013- Gravity (Honorable Mention: Star Trek Into Darkness)
2014- The Grand Budapest Hotel (Honorable Mention: Wild, Interstellar)
2015- Mad Max: Fury Road (Honorable Mention: Me, Earl & the Dying Girl)

Friday, August 7, 2015

Favorite Friday Favorites

1. Whosits and Whatsits-

My main issue with most Disney merchandise is that it's (in my opinion) pretty cheesy & often over-the-top. Then Whosits & Whatsits comes along & changes all that! Check our their subtle & well-designed Disney merch!



2. This Makes This Over-played Song Listenable- 

3. I Love my Job-

This is what I do September through May. I feel very lucky & thankful to get to do what I do. 

4. #moriartywasreal 

"In a world of locked rooms, the man with the key is king." 


5. Literally Everything from Seltzer Goods-

But these in particular! 

Happy Friday, Friends!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Weekend Wrap-up #6: Colorado Renaissance Festival 2015 Edition

Rick & I drove down to Colorado Springs on Saturday afternoon to stay with his sister, brother-in-law & niece. We got in some quality baby-time, met their new dog, Boomer the bed snuggler, & had a wonderful night spending time with one another. I also managed to get in a quick run before dinner & it was one of the most beautiful runs I've had in a long time (even though I was really feeling that increased altitude)!  

On Sunday morning we got up, had breakfast & drove down to Larkspur for the last day of the Colorado Renaissance Festival for this year. As mentioned before,  I've been going to this event since I was a teenager, but haven't been back in the last two years. It was so nice to go & see some of my favorite acts (Arsene of Paris!!!), people-watch & spend time with our family.  I also got to wear the flower crown that I made last weekend! It was one of the best/busiest weekends we've had in a while. 

Sweet Eleanor Ruth 

Cottonwood Creek Trail

Done & done! 
We had an unexpected bed-mate. Boomer, the Wonder Dog!  
Outside the front gates! 

Outside the chapel
The scourge of the pirate underworld

Oh, how I love this man!  
Princess Nora & mama
Sweet rescued screech owl
Rescued Falcon 

Until next year! Huzzah!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Colorado Renaissance Festival 2015 Styling

Rick & I are heading to the Colorado Renaissance Festival today for the final day of the festival for the 2015 season. The Colorado Ren Fest is the the largest stationary renaissance festival in the U.S. I've been attending this event since I was in middle school & even as an adult, I still think it's one of my favorite summer time activities.

While I would love to go to the festival in full medieval costume, it's so expensive to put together an authentic full costume. Also, it's usually 80+ degrees out there & the idea of wearing layer-upon-layer of fabric makes me hot-angry. In honor of the occasion, I've put together a renaissance festival styling. For something like this, I would usually troll the thrift stores looking for pieces that fit the theme. You could wear one piece for a subtle medieval look or an entire outfit for the full look.

Renaissance Festival Style

Have you ever been to the Colorado Renaissance Festival or something like it? Did you go in costume? I would love to hear about your experience!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

OOTD: Saturday Thrifting & Art Group

This morning we got up with the intention of hitting a local swap meet & going to Saturday Art group at our favorite coffee shop! Knowing that it was going to be warm, I put on one of my favorite thrifted dressed and a comfortable pair of sandals. Then I added a quick red lip to pull the entire look together. A little vintage, but comfortable; truly my signature style!

Dress- Thrifted $3
Belt- Thrifted, Target $1
Shoes- Thrifted, Target $3
Glasses- Big Lot's $5
Toe- Modern Girl Blitz $16 (Gift Card)
Lipstick- Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer in Big Bang $4.99
Watch-Target, Gifted 
Copper Cuff- Vintage from my mama

Friday, July 31, 2015

Favorite Friday Favorites

1. This Hand Amulet-

For whatever reason, this lovely necklace has a very victorian curio cabinet feeling to it & that means I LOVE it! 


2. Is it too Late to Become a Roller Derby Girl- 

Look at these beautiful, red roller skates! I so wish that I lived closer to a roller rink! 


3. I've Needed This Reminder Lately-

4. This is Wonderful & Weird & I Love it- 

5. A Game for Swallows by Zeina Abirached-

This book reminded me a lot of Persepolis, but I really liked that it examines a fairly short amount of time rather than an entire season of the author's life. If you enjoy true life graphic novels, check this  one out! If you want to know what else I'm reading, check me out over on Goodreads


6. July's Spotify Playlist- 

Just a few more: 

- This beautiful shirt dress is so dreamy! 
- Clever bike kitty
-It's amazing I get anything done at all! 
-If you haven't already checked out Abigail Halpin, you really need to! 
-Succulent tips from one of my favorite bloggers, The Dainty Squid. But you'll need this shirt to do your gardening. 

Happy Friday, Friends!

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