friendly weekend

October 23, 2009

i’m so looking forward to this weekend! some friends i’ve known since elementary school are going to be visiting DC and i really can’t wait to catch up with them. it’s been forever.

this weekend will also include:

-more baking

-[hopefully] a visit to the pumpkin patch

-lots of reading

happy weekend!

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what are you up to?

road trip!

October 22, 2009

this summer my dear Aunt helped me move up to DC. we had so much fun along the way & once we got to DC we had had a little sightseeing adventure too!

<since my hard drive died, I’m just now getting around to putting these up!>

biscuits and gravy!
biscuits and gravy!

we ate lots of Southern food along the way

dollywood!
dollywood!

we had an extended adventure in Tennessee. we even made it to Dollywood for a few hours!

see Suz is excited too!
see Suz is excited too!
beautiful candied apples
beautiful candied apples

we stopped at Gatlinburg and found some really delish food

FUNNEL CAKE!
FUNNEL CAKE!

our fave.

TN is pretty.
TN is pretty.
and outdoor-sy
and outdoor-sy
Suz's house when she lived in TN
Suz’s house when she lived in TN

this house is pretty awesome. it’s right against a mountain!

i spy..a little fawn!
i spy..a little fawn!

can you see her?

roar!
roar!
nice kitty
nice kitty

best gas station of the whole trip. hands down.

we made it to DC, now we have to go down down down to the metro
we made it to DC, now we have to go down down down to the metro

the Rosslyn metro stop has the 3rd longest escalator ever!

smithsonian!
Commerce Department building

first stop, Smithsonian!

Julia Child's kitchen!
Julia Child’s kitchen!
and Dorothy's shoes
and Dorothy’s shoes

the Washington Monument
the Washington Monument
sometimes we like to play tourist
sometimes we like to play tourist
so we like to do it alot
so we like to do it alot
bf told us all about the air & space museum
bf told us all about the air & space museum
we stopped by the President's house
we stopped by the President’s house
we saw Lincoln too
we saw Lincoln too
bf and I hanging with Abe
bf and I hanging with Abe
last monument on our must see list
last monument on our must see list

we had a pretty awesome time. i’m ready for another road trip already!

my dream come true

October 21, 2009

a real life musical.

when I was younger I–along with BFFs chels & michelle, would watch this musical over and over and over (to this day it’s one of my most fave movies)…

it really solidified our love of the genre, which is exactly why i adore this Improve Everywhere:

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mad for plaid

October 21, 2009

…and the grunge-y nordic feeling of this photo shoot found in Teen Vogue:

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just beautiful.

after seeing this i can’t stop thinking about The Sound of Music, and running away to Scandinavia.

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i made eggplant parmesean for dinner tonight.

look what i found on the eggplant:

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i’m such a lucky girl.

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new shoes and weekend news

October 19, 2009

this whole no-job-thing really discourages me from going shopping, however since I moved from Texas to DC I’m really unprepared for winter. This weekend it was cold (about 40 or so degrees) and rainy–and it’s only October!

I was pretty much freezing.

So I got these new saddle shoes from UO!

my new little saddle shoes

my new little saddle shoes

I love them and can’t wait for sweater shopping later this week. I adore fall/winter clothes so I’m excited to actually be able to see the seasons & bundle up!

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We had a pretty laid back weekend full of:

-group projects

-the usual Sunday bagels

-a spontaneous mini photo shoot

and

-movie watching

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today I can’t get enough:

…of martha’s carved pumpkins

<not usually a huge halloween person, but wow these pumpkins are awesome!>

we haven’t got our pumpkin yet, but I hopefully next weekend we’ll make it to the pumpkin patch

here are a few of my faves:

http://www.marthastewart.com/photogallery/pumpkins

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<all photos from Martha Stewart>

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best bunny commercial ever

October 18, 2009

this is silly, but i adore this commercial:

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