Tuesday, December 18, 2012


I have had so many ideas for new posts, but in light of the recent tragedy in Connecticut, I have decided to take a moment to reflect on what I think is important. As a child of the 80's, I was but one avid watcher of Mister Roger's Neighborhood.  Who would have known we could look to the old television show for inspiration as we approach 2013? 

Mr. Rogers said in times of trouble, we have to look for the heroes. At the risk of sounding majorly "out there," in times like these, I choose to focus on hope. There are many things in this world I cannot make sense of, but I know that there is a message in every experience. I pray for the families of the victims. I pray that we can all learn something for this tragedy so that those beautiful children did not die in vain.  I hope that as 2013 approaches, we can all live in a better world. That is what I hope for today.

                                                                     {image via}

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Famous Last Words

Just 10 days ago, I told a friend that I never get sick. "Really. I have a pretty killer immune system."

I am sure you all know where I am going with this...

I was out for the count for about a week. I am just finally getting back into my old routine so I promise I will post something of substance soon.

I hope you all got your flu shots!



Thursday, November 1, 2012

My Lackluster (but still good) Halloween

Being the respectable former sorority girl that I am, if there is any excuse to wear a costume, you can count me in. In fact, the roomies and I decided that whenever we host a get-together at la casa, we are going to make visitors adhere to some random theme. Because Halloween is the best justification possible for dress up, it is easily one of my favorite holidays. Unfortunately this year, any early brainstorming and trips to Michaels fell by the wayside. I feel as though October was here and gone in a flash! If I had my act together, I would have dressed like Dottie Hinson (thanks to Taylor for finding this now-declared Halloween 2013 gem).

A League of Their Own was my absolute favorite movie growing up.

Instead, Oct.31 8AM EST, I grabbed a pair of cowboy boots and a hat (all items I own for legitimate reasons other than costume) and headed into work. At least I can say that I still enjoyed good candy and company.

Did you dress up this Ween?

Sunday, October 21, 2012

An Intro in JPEGS

Hello again! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend.

I figured that these beginning posts are a part of one large introduction to my blog. We all know that photos are much more interesting than epic-novel-type posts. So here is a little bit more about me in jpeg files. (Spoiler Alert: I started with my most recent photos, so this post is just me, my roommates, and my work. I promise more photos in later.) 

Just Me

{photographed at Morikami- and now you know I love sushi}

{same day- playing with Buddha}

My Roommates

{Meghan, Me, & Dee- this photo was taken tonight at a friend's birthday dinner}

Where I Work (and spend a lot of time)

{As you can see, it is a bright and cheerful place}

{Me (on right) and a coworker- taking photos for Periwinkle's facebook page}

 {playing dress up at work- we do this a lot, which I love} 

Working at a place where playing dress up is part of my job description translates into lots of photos by myself. Before working at Periwinkle, I was never the gal for solo photo shoots, unless of course, I was posing with a funny statue (see above). 

That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The first post is always the hardest.

Hello friends!

I decided about two months ago to take a break from my old blog. I decided about one month ago to create a new blog...the very one you are (hopefully) reading. Despite the fact that I was as amped up as a kindergartner on pixie sticks about the whole thing, I have delayed the official first post for weeks.

In the spirit of dramatics, I found myself at a fork in the blog launch road: I could wait to start the chatter until something new and crazy found its way into my life OR I could simply say, "Hello. It is nice to meet you."

My life has been pretty status quo for the past two weeks (which is diametrically opposed to the past two years), so I decided I am just going to introduce myself in this post. Who needs new and crazy ALL the time? In fact, I think that constant new and crazy is pretty overrated...or, probably more accurately put, pretty exhausting.

So here I am: I am a 28-year-old dreamer. I am a Florida Gator. I am a formerly-practicing attorney who has recently (and gratefully) found herself utilizing her right brain (again). I am working in a fabulous boutique in the downtown of a medium-size town.

Today, I get to work with colors and prints, happy people, and social media. I have been obsessed with social media for some time now. Even in law school, I wrote articles about social media sites. While those articles focused on the legal implications of the sites (stay with me...), I have always found myself enamored with the human-interest side...how these sites are little windows into the lives of loved ones, celebrities, and even strangers.

The blog world specifically has always held a very special place in my heart. To me the blogosphere is a place where people can explore their own creativity, discover their own voice, make friends, and realize that many of us are all continuously learning about life.

This is what brought me back to the blogosphere. I look forward to giving you a glimpse into my life, and if you so choose, to hear a little about your's.

It's great to be back!