+ weekend finds. +

lots of thrifting, rummage sales, and fun surprises this weekend. i would do this every day of my life if i could.

*a lot of people have asked how i got this lighting/coloring for this photo. i used my 580ex and bounced it off the ceiling. in LR2 i bumped up the clarity, vibrance, shadows, recovery and exposure, and bumped down the saturation a bit.

i also stole a nice little piece of wood from a neighbor’s trash bin on yesterday’s walk and started to hang up some of the necklaces i’ve been working on.

close up…

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okay, more to come soon. sleep time.


+ open our eyes. +


more love.

i will make it happen.

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I wish we could open our eyes
To see in all directions at the same time
Oh what a beautiful view
If you were never aware of what was around you
And it is true what you said
That I live like a hermit in my own head
But when the sun shines again
I’ll pull the curtains and blinds to let the light in.

Sorrow drips into your heart through a pinhole
Just like a faucet that leaks and there is comfort in the sound
But while you debate half empty or half full
It slowly rises, your love is gonna drown

Your love is gonna drown

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these are beautiful.


+ ache. +

“Time heals all wounds. It does not heal love.”

flickr: flickr.com/lauren_nicole

Europe may have picked me up off the floor, but it stole from me the romantic innocence I took for granted and now long for in the presence of the cynicism, uncertainty, and jadedness that flew home with me. I am bereft of such naïveté and mourn it’s loss. But I’m trying.

this writing was stolen from madison over at her blog. i hope she doesn’t mind. read her a bit. she’s wonderful. and now, i’m off to find coffee. oh and ps. i went to an estate auction this weekend and got so many pretty things. pictures soon. yay.


+ tour of my bedroom +

somewhere between working and school i am attempting to decorate the new place. i thought i would post progress of my bedroom to make you all happy. 🙂 not much, but i’ll do more after i get some other things out of the way (breakfast).

[ painting more frames ]

[ getting things hung up, slowly ]

[ rain out my window ]

[ notes i leave for myself ]