the help

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

It's often been noted that before the civil rights era, the American South, while more racist than the North, was in one way more enlightened: Even at the vicious height of Jim Crow, blacks and whites coexisted with a casual and enduring day-to-day intimacy. They'd been living intertwined lives, after all, since the days of slavery. The Help, an emotionally enveloping, sharply alive big-canvas adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's powerful 2009 novel, is rooted in that truth more deeply than just about any Hollywood movie I can name. It understands that the ''separation'' of the races in the South wasn't just a crime — it was a grand illusion.

i don't know if you've seen the help

if you haven't

make time and go see it

made me laugh
made me cry (at least 4 seperate times)
made me thankful
made me angry
made me want to make a big difference.
made me think.

i can't even express to you how it moved me.  those black women truly cared about the kids they raised.  they raised them.  not just nannied, babysat or cared for.  raised.  only to be treated like {less than} dirt when the kids grew up.  can you imagine?  they were truly christ-like people.  they loved their enemies.  i have so much respect for the women portrayed in the film.  i don't know if i would be able to just handle something like that and turn the other cheek like they did.  it definitely made me appreciate what i have.  it made me want to reach out and help other people. 

it was just good.

what did you think about it?

blah blah bfa

Monday, August 29, 2011

i am now into my junior year.  and you know what that means, don't you?  it means i am much much closer to being done.   while i still have a little over a year left until i graduate i'm kind of freaking outi did not choose my major because i knew i would have a guaranteed job when i got done.  i wanted to learn more.  i wanted to grow and develop in something i was passionate about.  do what you love and you won't work a day in your life, right?  well, i still have no idea what i want to do with my degree.  i still have no real clue what i can do with my degree.  be an artist?  let me tell you. being just a plain jane starving artist was not in the plan for my life.  still isn't.  so what will i do?  something creative. you can count on that!  ...only time will tell, really.  but it's good to have kind of a plan, don't you think?  i kind of had a panic attack freak out the other day. have you ever felt this way?  please tell me i'm not the only one who worries about what the future holds.  do you guys have any ideas of what i should look into doing with my bachelor of fine arts degree?  trust me, i've got plenty o' ideas but i want to hear yours.

okay thanks. bye.

ps school starts today!  yipee! so excited.

walt disney. gotta love him.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

hello, gorgeous

Friday, August 26, 2011

stop on over here to see more!

2 people that have completely fascinated me

Thursday, August 25, 2011

in the last 2 days.


the artist behind all of the beautiful fashion illustrations
please check her out on her website

ohmygosh love her.
love her work! 
i'm feeling oh so inspired.

and also
i discovered this lady via paperfashion..


oh you know, just the creative director at jcrew.

i seriously want jenna's closet bedroom full of clothing and shoes! Oh, the shoes.

anyhow, take a moment to follow those links. you won't be sorry!

this brought tears to my eyes

Thursday, August 25, 2011

i seriously cried watching this.


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

i should be in bed.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

i'm going to be honest.

i haven't even thought about this blog in over 3 weeks.

i used to be so on top of things, scheduling post after post..

then finally the posts ran out.

and my brain is far too fried to even come up with anything good to say. 


i leave you with highlights from one of my all time faves.


little cross-eyed gunther will always hold a special place in my heart.

new photos and a new look

Friday, August 19, 2011

go check out my floral blog

a huge thank you to

for the redesign


it's autumn time

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

i caught my first glimpse of autumn the other day.

it was extremely hot outside, but the way the light was on that afternoon
told me that autumn would soon be here.
i know you know what i'm talking about!

i love autumn time.

autumn brings

new school year (more on that soon)
fall colors
crisp, cool air
new fall line in my wardrobe (more on that soon)
corn mazes
pumpkin carving
orange decor.

autumn is by far my favorite time of year!

and this year in particular it brings

lea salonga (more later)
disneyland (more later. eep!)
mary poppins (more later)

and just for kicks and giggles

do you remember

this song?

oh my gosh, i love it! do they sell it on itunes?...

..yes, yes they do.

oh, hey.

Monday, August 15, 2011

you should

follow me



so much fun.
i could spend hours looking at all the darling things pinned.

i just realized

Monday, August 15, 2011

it's only august
and already i've created more posts than the whole year of 2010.
apparently i have much to say.

to: you. love, me.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

it's just that.

i love journaling.
always have.

you remember this post?
so you know.
i have many a journal.

i can't wait to print out this little puppy via blurb and have it in book form.

to show my kids someday.

you see,

in my penning journals, it's mostly things like

today i _________...
oh man i can't believe i'm up at _______ hour..
my classes are_____...

so mostly, it's just very documentation-y..(is that even a word?! with it.)

but here, i'm writing to somone.

even if nobody is reading.

hello, are you there?


someday when i'm long gone people will get a feel for who i really am. 

that's what i want to think, anyway.

blogs are just the greatest, aren't they?

vital information for your every day life

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

if a boy who is 6+ years younger than you tells you to date his friend, it's probably a good idea to say


do it. i dare you!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

please watch

this video

of my sister and i

this is the kind of music we sing to


it's not a lie, not a joke.
not even for a second.
this is my real life.


are you ever like.. i am so glad that isn't me.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

via awkward family photos {dot} com

i just want to build a cake..

Thursday, August 4, 2011

..full of rainbows and smiles.

she doesn't even go here!

do you even go here?

no... i just have a lot of feelings.

..go home.

mean girls, anyone?  love that movie.

four for you, glen coco!  you go, glen coco!!

i also looove to quote this movie...twenty billion points to gryffindor if you can name it.:

patches? we don't need no stinking patches.

do you go by dictator or just dic?  ...just call me bon bon..

it's khaki wishes and cookie dreams!

if you betty crockers think you're here to teach toddlers how to make cuppy cakes then you can leave now!

this one time last night,

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

my eyes saw one very cute boy


in a store i frequent

and after i spotted him

i spotted him spotting me

i smiled.

he smiled.

and then i blushed and ran away.

why am i 12 years old?!


dear you,

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

stop your grumbling, ornery attitude as of late and just get on with it.  vacuum your room like you've been meaning to for weeks. organize your desk.  have a black eyed peas dance party and belt out some sound of music or my fair lady.  it will make you feel better.  then, wear some bright lipstick and smile at some people. stop crying so much. stop eating four cookies in one sitting. (i know that only happened once, but still.) this you is not you.  for heavens sake put on some makeup and get dolled up.  that's it.  i give you until tomorrow to get it together or i will kick you in the head!



i see the light. again.

Monday, August 1, 2011

i've been wanting to paint something like this for my bathroom for awhile!

finally finally got around to it.

i'll post pics of them on the wall soon, but i couldn't wait to show you!

it's shiny because it's still drying... ha! 
done in watercolor.
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