Friday, December 16, 2011

I Am the Ocean, You Are the Rain

Shirt: band tee, shorts: thrifted, cardigan: Forever21, scarf: DIY, hat: Claires, tights: Claires, boots: Kohls

We went to Panama City today, and I bought some more yarn to finish my Christmas presents.  I received loads of compliments on my scarf, which made me extremely happy!

P.S. I have finally made the switch to Bloglovin, and it is pure loveliness!
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Happy weekend wishes from Nugget the cat!

Photos by my lovely boyfriend!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Mixtape Monday

Today starts my exams week, so not much to say.  Thankfully I only have three exams this semester, but today will definitely be a study day.  Hopefully I'll get to put up an outfit post soon, and a little peak into what I've been up to lately.  Until then, here's a playlist of what I've been listening to this past week, enjoy!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Three's the Charm

1. Polish up my blog header

2. Throw a party

3. Finally win a carrom game against my mom

4. Finish my skirt

5. Decorate for the holidays

6. Make my family's Christmas presents instead of buying them

7. Hug my dad for the first time in six months

8. Get a better math score on the ACT

9. Bake that cake for my boyfriend

10. Totally clean my room

11. Take more pictures

12. Plan a trip

So far I get to cross three more items off my Twelve before 2012 list! I'm so excited! Getting to cross things off is my favorite part about list-making, because it means I actually did something.  Here's a little bit about what happened:

3. Finally win a carrom game against my mom

Carrom is a board game my mother grew up playing, and she recently bought one of the boards at a yard sale so my siblings and I can play.  I have to say, it's quite entertaining.  My mother is pretty much a pro at this game, but on Thanksgiving my boyfriend and I beat my mom and my sister in a 2 v. 2 match, and I was so excited!

8. Get a better math score on the ACT

I was able to improve my math and my science scores when I took the ACT in November.  Math went from a 25 to a 27 and science went from 29 to 30, but my English score dropped dramatically from 36 to 31, so I am retaking it again in the spring.

12. Plan a trip

Okay, so I didn't actually plan a trip for myself, but I am helping my two sisters plan the mission trips they are going on next summer.  I went on one this past summer and this is something that really means a lot to me, so I am happy I get to be a part of this with my sisters and I know that they will have an amazing experience.

So that's four down, eight to go! Don't worry, I am working on most of them currently!  I actually think I might be able to get all of them done in time!

Banner belongs to oh, hello friend

Counting Back to 1

sweater: thrifted, shorts & socks: Forever21, boots: Kohls, necklace: Claires, scarf: Etsy

I would like to say one thing.  It was almost too hot to wear this sweater today.  Eighty degree weather in December is not normal people.  I want my cold weather back!
Now that I've finished my little weather rant, I want to tell you about this scarf.  I bought it on Black Friday from a little Etsy shop called afternoonowl designs. It came in a few days ago, and I am in love with it.  It's so soft and warm, and the perfect chunky knit too.  I have been wearing it with practically everything!  Knit scarves and such are definitely my latest obsession.
Later this week I have some achievements to share with you, namely about my Twelve Before 2012 list.  Oh, and I'll let you in on some of the music that's been filling my ears, and the loveliness that's been occupying my brain when schoolwork should be.  Stay tuned lovelies!

Photos by my boyfriend, thanks love!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Loving Lately..

I have been such a naughty blogger!  In my defense, my absence for the past few weeks has been kind of necessary; school has gotten crazy with finals coming up, a close friend in the military had a short leave over Thanksgiving so we all got to spend time together, and I've been terribly sick for the past week.  But no excuses, right?  I promise to get back in the blogging zone now!
Even though I was MIA here, I have been doing a lot of crafty work and fancy dressin'!  I've gotten a chance to mark a few things off my Twelve before 2012 list, I've been working on Christmas presents, and I refuse to let my laziness get the best of me when it comes to my style!  I'll tell you all about it soon (and my early graduation present!), but for now I will leave you with a few things that I have been loving lately.

1.  These felted wool wrist warmers by The Purl Bee are lovely and surprisingly easy to make!

2.  Here's the cutest ornament wreath! By Hank and Hunt, found on the Sweetest Occasion.

3.  A calendar journal like this one is something my boyfriend and I are planning to make soon, possibly with vintage postcards.

4.  This is the sweetest Christmas wallpaper, by Fine Little Day.

5.  Love this DIY garland over on The Sweetest Occasion.

6.  And finally, this adorable foxy calendar over on Etsy.

What have you been loving lately?