Tuesday, May 31, 2011

tuesday song love (stu's song)

yuuppp.....from the Hangover uno.
A couple of friends and I saw the Hangover 2 this weekend...so good. Although not as good as the first. Anyone else see it? What did you think???

Friday, May 27, 2011

summer tunes

Hey all!
Hopefully you stopped by the awesome blog party yesterday on this sweet blog. If not, check it today for awesome posts....and you can see my post including some awesome summer tunes I can't get enough of!

Check it out here.


ps..happy weekend!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

inspiration thursday (cottage love)

Sometimes I wish I lived in a cute little cottage, with a big front porch and a white picket fence.....


Monday, May 23, 2011

5 loves on monday

So apparently, I almost forgot it was Monday...being a bum with no job will do that to you.
(I seriously need to find a job).
Anywho, my list of 5 loves....enjoy :)

1. big papi--one of my favorite baseball players. seriously.i love him.

2. these too cute shoes, found here

3. this cute panda mug, found here

4. this adorable sailor dress, found here

5. Blog parties!!!!
And my pal over at lilac and lace is having one this week!!

Be sure to check it out!!! (I'll even be participating with a blog post :) )

xoxox Kel

Saturday, May 21, 2011

heels! Heels! HEELS!

Sometimes I really hate being so tall. I feel like its completely impossible for me to wear any type of heel and not feel like a giant, over-towering everyone I encounter. Even since middle school I was taller than boys (and granted, boys are then only at the beginning stages of their growing) but still....Middle school years are tough enough and being taller than most definitely left its mark. Now, at the ripe ole age of 24 I still have problems wearing heels and not feeling funny. It's something that I need to just get over, I know. It's a mind-set thing, I'm quite aware. But after feeling this way for so long, it's going to take a little bit of time to just "get over it".
However, seeing all these pretty shoes definitely help!!!

ruche shoes found here

steve madden shoe found here

steve madden shoes found here

forever 21 shoes found here

forever 21 shoes found here


Friday, May 20, 2011

Lately it's been so quiet....

For some reason I've had a hard time getting inspired to do much of anything.... I wish I knew why or could explain it, but I haven't even been able to do that. So on a quest to scour the internet in search of things to inspire me, I actually found a lot (go figure, eh? Hope you enjoy and find inspiration like I did :)

From Vivanna's blog, oh-shoot, I found some awesome art journaling ideas. She truly inspires me and these posts are no different!

I also found some awesome baking sites...including sunshine and carousels' snickerdoodle cupcakes.... 2 awesome things combined into one amazing thing!! yes please.

And speaking of wonderful cupcakes.... I found a recipe for churro cupcakes on goddess of baking's blog.

I also found an amazing site full of inspiration, including a free pattern month feature. a bunch of amazing sewing patterns, all free!! all found on grosgrain's blog.

And last, but not at all least, I found this awesome home decorating and inspirational site. I've tried to so hard to find good ideas to spruce up my place and this blog, the home stories of a to z, has a ton of amazing ones.

If you have any inspirational sites, please share the links!! I need as much inspiration as I can get- I'm sure we all could.


Thursday, May 19, 2011


hello loves!!!

Today I have:
-done several loads of laundry
-played way too many games of words with friends (pst..you should add me: kellie-ie)
-went grocery shopping, which i HATE
-made my own starbucks mix....(i added extra coffee (what was i thinking?) and extra cinnamon!

And now I am:
-catching up on Lost
-enjoying my darker chocolate brown hair ( i got it re-dyed darker yesterday!)

I've decided that I need to start creating more to-do lists to make sure that I keep myself moving (with pants on). And tomorrow I apply for more jobs. **Cross your fingers**


Is anyone else taking Janel's 2nd annual 30 day journal challenge?? i am! and i cant wait! :)

inspiration thursday (white)

Monday, May 16, 2011

a reason to put pants on in the morning

Lately, I’ve started to feel like season 3 Marshall from How I Met Your Mother.

Before I go on though, I should probably note:

*Spoiler Alert for season 3 coming up*

Oh and I guess while I’m posting warnings and alerts, I should also note that while what is written below may first come off as whining or complaining, I swear it’s not. Really. I promise. I just watch too much tv and found a silly comparison that I just had to share. Maybe I do need more of a life... haha

For those of you HIMYM addicts, like myself, you know what I am talking about....the Marshall with no job and sits around all day in his boxers....although then the area of where he wears no pants (boxers only) begins to grow and soon, he’s walking around NYC without any pants on. When he finally saves his sanity and lands a job again, he tells his wife although it may not be the ideal job, at least he has a reason to get up and put pants on in the morning. I’ve started to find myself in that same mind set. I might not want to work at random crazy jobs (that I once tried so desperately to avoid) but at least it gives me a reason to put some pants on in the morning. Perhaps this sounds a bit pathetic, but I painfully aware of that fact.

Before you walk away from this post thinking I’m a whiny snob though, I should mention something. I’ve always been the go, go, go kind of gal. Sitting in one place for too long quickly irritates me and I’ve often only escaped boredom’s grips by multi-tasking. It sounds silly, but it’s just an odd quirk of mine. I guess I should probably also mention that I am in no way trying to whine or seek pity (or any other feelings you might be sending my way). I am extremely happy with where I am currently. Yes, I do want a job and yes I am looking for one, but right now I like being free (well as free as one with bills can be). I just couldn’t help noting the humor in the comparison.

Well, I'm off to be an adult for a bit. :)


5 loves on monday

Good Morning!
Here's a little eye candy for your Monday morning. Hope it's a good one!!

1. this do it yourself picture display, diy found here

2. this pretty, pretty dress, found here

3. my bff's blog, especially this english lingo post

4. jane austen books.... and all the pretty etsy finds relating to her:

(above magnet found here)

(above tote, found here)

And speaking of Jane Austen, I especially this love letter from Jane Austen's Persuasion:
"I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago. Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant. You alone have brought me to Bath. For you alone, I think and plan. Have you not seen this? Can you fail to have understood my wishes? I had not waited even these ten days, could I have read your feelings, as I think you must have penetrated mine. I can hardly write. I am every instant hearing something which overpowers me. You sink your voice, but I can distinguish the tones of that voice when they would be lost on others. Too good, too excellent creature! You do us justice, indeed. You do believe that there is true attachment and constancy among men. Believe it to be most fervent, most undeviating, in F. W. "

(above mug found here)

(above magnet, found here)

5. Chuck....perhaps one of my favorite shows right now. I'm hooked. And ps...I lovelovelovelove Chuck and Sarah!

especially Chuck. haha


Friday, May 13, 2011

the k & s book

Since I have more time to do craft stuff now, I've started working more on this book. I figured it would be a good way to remember our first year together. I'm kind of liking how it's turning out. I'm not finished...but I wanted to share what I have so far :) Maybe it will also help motivate me to finish it.