Monday, September 26, 2011

fall bucket list

I've seen this bucketlist everywhere on the internet since the start of september and as much as I always loved making monthly bucket lists on here with these huge goals I never really accomplished, I've decided to mix it up. I've made seasonal bucket lists with recipes I want to make during each season. So far I have recipes saved on google docs and notecards with the recipes written out, once I have all of them collected I'll put them together in a binder I decorated and hopefully use every year after this. So here's some of what I'm hoping to make this fall:

- whoopie pies
- my grandmother's pumpkin bread
- pumkin cream cheese muffins (like the starbucks ones)
- cinnamon pull apart bread
- applesauce
- whole wheat banana bread
- spiced applesauce cake

my goal is to share the recipes with you as I try them out, these are just a few of the ones on my list. I'd love to hear what your favorite thing to make is in the fall!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

quote of the week


"life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall"
--f. scott fitzgerald

Monday, September 19, 2011


i have this habit of collecting quotes, i write them in planners, notebooks, index cards and eventually if they are important enough or relate to me or inspire me enough i write them in a little flowered notebook i keep with me at all times. it stays on my desk wherever i am, as a reminder i guess. sometimes i flip through it and i just feel calmed or reassured or whatever i need at that moment.

lately i have been collecting quite a few f. scott fitzgerald quotes, i have only read the great gatsby by him and that was sophomore year of high school. i barely remember what happened yet alone these killer quotes from it and other works fitzgerald did. i'd like to share a few with you all before i add them to my ever growing collection.

so here they are i hope you enjoy them as much as i do:

“It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory.”

“I was within and without. Simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.”

“Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss.”

"I’m not sentimental—I’m as romantic as you are. The idea, you know, is that the sentimental person thinks things will last—the romantic person has a desperate confidence that they won’t."

"Why don’t you tell me that “if the girl had been worth having, she’d have waited for you?” No, sir, the girl really worth having won’t wait for anybody."

Sunday, September 18, 2011

quote of the week


"let us eat. festally, first of all, for life without occasions is not worth living. but ferially too, for life is so much more than occasions, and its grand ordinariness must never go unsavored." -- supper of the lamb, robert farrar capon

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


between babysitting and classes and memorizing 10 recipes a week for class i feel like i never have time to write a real blog post. hopefully i'll put something together by the weekend, but until then here are a few things that im loving via my pintrest.

kate spade bangles, i want all of them!

rainbow ikat, yes please

chevron in any color especially pear and grey

i have a strong desire to recreate this outfit and buy a blazer

loving anchors and bracelets of any kind

i want to recreate this shirt in my favorite team colors and wear it every gameday

loving this print, thinking i need to frame it

my boyfriend looking fly aka ryan gosling

cheetah/leopard print (i can never tell the difference)

what are some things your loving lately?

Monday, September 5, 2011

the hunger games

i just recently finished the hunger games series, as in yesterday i was clinging onto the last pages of mockingjay wishing there would be more stories or what occurred in the last chapters were really part of katniss’s dreams didnt occur. originally i thought i would never ever ever read this series. i remember in april i was in atlanta and my friend had it on her ipod and was reading it and i was kinda skeptical she insisted it was totally great but i didnt bite. i went back and forth over reading this and it wasnt until late august i finally gave in and decided to buy the first book and count my loss of 8 dollars when i hated it. with that being said i finished it in 3 days and was itching to buy the next two in the series. and the three books were worth every penny.

i know everyone and their mom is obsessed with harry potter and needs to live, eat, sleep and breather harry and hogwarts but i was never really that obsessed. yes i insisted on seeing the movies in theaters first but i wasnt in line at the midnight release dressed up as hermoine. im not saying i will do that for when hunger games comes out in theaters but if i saw a mockinjay pin for sale i would not hesitate to buy it and wear it everyday. these books are a bit gruesome when talking about the games and the things katniss and peeta go through but they are so much more than that and to look past that you see a series that will stay with you forever much like harry potter and his friends. so dont walk, run to get your hands on a copy of these books, make sure to read and savor every word of them because they are truly worth it.