Things I’m Thinking

-Some people just don’t know when to stop.

-I’ve found myself in the midst of grumpy people lately. I try to be extra happy but it seems to make the room sadder… Lighten up people.

-I’m on a major blog high. Can’t get enough of Apartment 34, Design Love Fest, my Lens of Love… there are so many brilliant people in this world!

-It feels good to be at the studio again. Different but the same.

-I REALLY need to do a photoshoot. ASAP.

-Anxiously awaiting Valentines Day. Anthropologie’s Wedding Line is being released. Dream come true! (I’m a huge wedding geek…)

-As of this very moment: New York= 30 degrees, Houston=59 degrees. Jealous, slushy New York???

-What was my life like without Ashley Van Pelt? I don’t remember.

-If you slur the words, “It’s Alright” so that it said, “S’alright,” it sounds like “Sorry.”

-I love my family so so much. I must say, I love living with my bro-in-law, Ryan. I never had brothers, so its fun to have some brotherly teasing. He gives the best advice and always provides great conversation. He and Nat are the cutest couple and I love seeing them all the time!!

-Been home for a week now and do you think I’ve emptied my suitcases? Probably should get on that…

-I’m about to turn 19? This year has certainly flown.

-Isn’t this photo just stunning:

have a great week!


My Wishlist

My birthday is around the corner and I thought I’d put my wishlist up. You never know what’ll happen if you put things out in the universe…!

Doll Chairs Jewelry Stand from Urban.

Classic Canvas Tote by Emera (fits camera, laptop, and much more!)


iLife ’11

A Polaroid Camera

Happy Almost Birthday to me!


Beautiful Blogs

So last night I was up ridiculously late, stubbling upon all these amazing blogs about fashion, design, photography, food, and life. I just adore all of them. The column on the right of this blog entitled ‘Be Still My Heart’ is where you can find them.

I really liked what Sarah Klaussen had to say about clothes on her blog:

“Sometimes, I sit and consider the connection, or bond, between clothing and people, and find it most fascinating. A simple thing, a single piece, a little soul. Maybe it’s thanks to memories of a warm Grandparent, an entire Summer by the seaside, or maybe a peek into one’s own childhood—jolly Christmases, nestled within wool, spent caroling and enjoying hot chocolate with family and friends… my wish is that this little boy has wonderful memories that surround this coat one day, and that when he looks back, he sees what he had, who he was, how he was loved. And perhaps, just perhaps, he will have a son of his own, and that classic, little blue coat will carry on the tradition and become a special part of someone else’s life…”

So sweet… I’m so attracted to fashion right now. In New York, everywhere you look someone is looking positively phenomenal. All they have to do is sport a huge coat, tights, and heels with sunglasses and a giant tote bag and that  right there is fabulous.


Late Night Thoughts

I have so much to say I just never know how to say it.

Then when I do say it, it doesn’t feel right.

I question my feelings sometimes, even when I know I shouldn’t.

I’m imperfect. And I’m happy with that. Why can’t you be?

Doesn’t mean that I’m not trying my best.

At least I know who I am. Do you?

And you don’t have to. That’s fine.

Just don’t make me feel bad about myself.

You have so much to learn and I can’t help you anymore.

Things will never be the same. I know that now.

I don’t like it. But I know that.

Everything happens for a reason.

We happened for a reason.

We ended for a reason.

I’m finding the reason for now and tomorrow and next week.

I’m not one for plans. I’m one for goals and playing things by ear.

I understand that your concerned for my future but you have to trust me.

You are incredible. Truly.

Parts of me will always wish for us again.

I love almost everything about you.

The fact that we still have a part of “us” is beautiful.

My life would not be the same without you.

I have to constantly remind myself of things.

I know you don’t understand me sometimes and this frustrates you.

But sometimes you just can’t help. Even though you want to, you can’t.

I like to pretend like I know what I’m doing, which you’ve figured out by now.

That’s partly why I like acting. I’m good at lying.

I was lying to myself about us for a long time. Convincing my heart I was fine.

But live and learn. That’s all we can do.


(p.s. just felt like getting a lot of my chest tonight. this isn’t supposed to make any sense.)


And loving it!

I’m back in Tejas taking class, seeing friends, and spending time with my amazing family.