Monday, April 30, 2012

Lover of the Light

Have you ever heard of heliophilia?  Apparently it's an attraction or adaptation to sunlight, as the sunflower. I don't think I've stumbled across a word I love so much in a long time.  I live for the sunshine.  Even though I appreciate rain and fog, I think I am even happier and more fulfilled as a person when it's a sunny day.  I bloom under bountiful yellow rays of light, and had no idea such an awesome description of my desire for sunshine existed.  Consider me a heliophile, especially considering sunny days are rare in the Bay area.

Scene from the weekend. I love that this is basically my backyard.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Oh Hi Friday

Dear "beach" volleyball, thank you for filling me with nostalgia.  I have so many silly, magical and intense memories of my time playing volleyball in junior high and high school.  Picking up a volleyball this week was like revisiting a slice of my past.  Dear dad, your texts make my week.  I love that we can have a conversation about a pet frog living in our (Fresno) backyard, the Giants and real life stuff so fluidly and easily.  Dear little baby wall heater in my room, thank you for keeping me cozy.  Running home from the bus in shorts a few nights ago and a dress last night makes me really grateful for your warmth.  Dear Tough Love, so glad you are back.  You make me laugh, you make me cry, and I definitely learn something every episode.  You also make me love being single and enjoy meeting new boys just for fun.  You are the best, duh. Dear life, I keep thinking that you cannot get more surprising and wonderful than you have been of late.  And then you do get more surprising and wonderful.  I recently bought a black and neon dress that actually worked, I fell even more in love with my friends, and I have had some interesting moments with figures of the past this week.  I truly believe part of the magic of life is the uncertainty of each day.



Linking up with Ashley!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Try Not To Cry

Isn't it amazing how a two minute video can trigger such powerful emotion?  Seriously, try not to cry while watching this.  And then go hug your mom.  Or send her a text if you don't live near her :)


PS: Super excited for the Summer Olympics! Are you?

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A Little Pinterest Fun

Hi lovelies! What is getting you through the week? I am loving fun colors, squishy kitties, country music and more. Thank you Pinterest for keeping me motivated!

Polka dots.
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I would love to do this to a lamp shade.
B is for Bethany.
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Motto for life.
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Cute babies make me happy.
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Love this.  How about a little Luke Bryan to make this day a little hotter?
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Link up here!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Stripes For Days

Seriously, isn't a striped shirt like the best go-to shirt?  I have them in black (multiple actually), navy, hot pink, tangerine, yellow... and I cannot get enough.  This infographic made my day.