Archive for January, 2011

Hello there!

January 31, 2011

Just popping in to say hi!! It’s supposed to snow tonight and I keep peeking out the front door to feel the temperature falling.  I feel that Texas got cheated out of a proper winter so I’m beyond happy about the storm a’brewing. 

I’m in the middle of watching a nice 80’s flick – Say Anything – but wanted to say HI before returning to my cozy couch and blanket situation.  Purrfect.  I love quiet nights when I can spend time relaxing.  Guess that means I’m getting old!!  I like it. 

Oh….I found this hat and I’m in LOVE!! I’ve been looking for one for quite some time but of course we had the perfect fit at my Urban store so I swooped it up!

Ok so maybe I found a pretty feather bracelet as well.  Oh goodness.

But no more!! I am cutting myself off!! Put the employee discount card down and step away…..much better.

Have a lovely Monday evening and Tuesday morning.

Yep…I’m a Texan

January 28, 2011

As most of you know, I finally painted my living room a nice shade of goodness.

I finished painting a few weeks ago and just now finally decided to start the decorating process.  It takes a while to decide what to do with a huge empty freshly painted space!  So, in full Texan fashion I’ve picked the first thing going up on that wall…
FREE SHIPPING Life Size Hand painted Acrylic Faux Deer Head (AOKI)

FREE SHIPPING Life Size Hand painted Acrylic Faux Deer Head (AOKI)

Of course, I found it on etsy.  You can get one too if you like!! Check out the artist here.

So pretty…
Happy Friday!

*bling bling*

January 27, 2011

Guess who is enjoying her employee discount at Urban Outfitters?  Yep, this girl. 

{my precious — said in my best gollum voice}

A few days ago, during training, we had a little contest and my team won gift cards!  Woop!! So, with my discount + the gift card I scored this GORGEOUS ring for $0.  I never ever wear rings but this beauty isn’t coming off of my fingers EVER!! Don’t even think about taking it from me.  Sneaky sneaky.  Want one of your own?  Easy.  Check out the pretty UO ring selection here.

I’ve loved working there part time so much.  The people I work with are incredibly talented and kind plus the store is beautiful.  I’m in awe every time I walk through those huge beautiful wooden doors.  Yep, I’ve already spent my first paycheck COMPLETELY on pretty clothes and one, shall I see, rather foxy hat.  This little girl in in heaven.

cutest/video/ever

January 25, 2011

…if this doesn’t make you all happy and smiley then we are in a heap of trouble.

I Get By…

January 24, 2011

…with a little help from my friends. 

And I do admit that I think they’re ah-mazing.

I came home after a normal day at the office and found a little piece of happiness in my mailbox.  There was a package from Jamie just waiting to be opened.  Inside I found the kindest note and this adorable cloud pin! She made it herself and sent it my direction.  I’m still smiling about it.

How in the world I fell into a pile of amazingly brilliant and loving people I may never know.  I thank the Lord every day for the friendships I’m lucky enough to have.  Seriously.  The kind of friends who make a point to call, text, mail letters, make roadtrips, send emails, ask deep questions, never tire of the trouble I get into, put up with my insane travel schedule and always always love me unconditionally.

I know friendship by example and I also know I have a long way to go before I repay all of the kindness they have shown me.  In a world full of online relationships (of which I do have many fantastic virtual friends) I’m so happy to have plenty of people close and willing to give a hug or lend an ear when I need it.  It takes work and effort to keep up with people but they’re worth it and I’m thankful they think I’m worth it too. 

“We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.”
–CS Lewis

Photos Photos Photos

January 21, 2011

Busy time in the life of Laura Elizabeth!!  Instead of going on and on with all the things that have occupied my time lately, I’ve decided to share some pretty iPhone photos that I’ve taken this week.  Honestly, I’ll get around to using a ‘real’ camera soon enough but for now…..this will do just fine.

{i bought myself some flowers because i like them}

{still loving my turquoise wall}

{the sun reappeared on Monday and it made my entire day}

{another Mark Twain quote that I needed to hear}

{more sunshine!! Plus, I got you something.}

{my new french press is ah-mazing….really, it is}

I hope your week has been fantastic!! The tour season kicks off tonight so this girl is about to be in a whirlwind of fast times and new places to explore.  Xo!

Mark Twain Was The Coolest

January 17, 2011

I’m sure all of you have read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer or Huckelberry Finn at some point in your life.  I was in third grade the first time I stumbled upon the mind and imagination of Mark Twain.  His life and works have fascinated me ever since.  Plus, he’s got one heck of an award winning mustache.

{google image// check out that stache!!}

A few years ago, while in Hartford, CT I visited his home and took a tour to learn more about this man that outraged and won over so many different people during his life.

{Mark Twain’s house// google image}

Why am I telling you all of this?  Because I’m a huge nerd and totally geeking out about the Mark Twain autobiography which was just released.  He didn’t allow it to be published until he had been dead for 100 years…which is now.  That’s how you build some intrigue!  I’m currently reading his biography but will start the new one soon.  You should check it out, if you’re into that sort of thing.  I’ll leave you with some of my fave Twain quotes.  Who doesn’t love a good quote every now and again? Exactly.

{We Heart It}

A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar.
-Twain

A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.
-Twain

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
-Twain

Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
-Twain

Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.
-Twain

Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
-Twain

Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
-Twain

Love is the irresistable desire to be irresistibly desired.
-Twain

//i could go on forever but i’ll stop here.

Feather Crush

January 15, 2011

 Lately I’ve been crushing on all things feather related.  Why are they just so pretty? From paintings to jewelry to cookies to music…I love it all.  Here are some of my favorites feathers at this EXACT MOMENT!! It’s exciting, yes?

Take Flight Sterling Silver Feather Bangle{pretty feather bracelet found here}

Golden Feather Bobby Pin Set{pretty little hair pins found here}

Feathers{pretty feather print that I want super bad found here}

{if i ever got a tattoo if would be of one of these bright feathers// via We Heart It}

{yummy feather cookies// via We Heart It}

And of course my favorite feathers of all….the beautiful band Horse Feathers. I cannot get enough.  I made this entire blog post just so I could make this playlist and listen EVERY DAY!! I do apologize to those outside of the US that can’t get the playlist to operate.  I’ll find another option ASAP.  Until then, feather love to all.


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Up In The Air

January 13, 2011

It’s been a nice break (if you can call it that) but soon I’ll be leaving my cute little home….

{my cozy record nook}

…to return to my life in an airplane. 

{flying flying flying}

In one week, tour season starts back up and we’ll be putting on three different tours AT THE SAME TIME all over the country.  What does this mean for me? I’ll be one busy little lady.  Check out my travel schedule below and prepared to find it a bit cray cray (that’s crazy, in case you were confused.)

January::
Dallas, TX Revolve Tour

February::
Kansas City, MO Revolve Tour
Nashville, TN for a week long work trip
Portland, OR Revolve Tour (YIPPEE)

March::
Portland, OR to see some of my favorite people the first week of March
Lakeland, FL Revolve Tour which includes a visit to the HARRY POTTER THEME PARK

April::
Hartford, CT Revolve Tour and afterwards a train ride to spend a few days in New York City
Houston, TX for my cousin’s wedding
Las Vegas, NV for Women of Faith

May::
Ireland/Scotland for 10 days!!

Whoa….I totally got this. 

{We Heart It}

*giggle*

January 11, 2011

So true and so funny and so true and…..so funny.

{we heart it}

That is all.
*smile*