the more you read, the more things you will know. the more that you learn, the more places you'll go - dr seuss

This past week has been exactly what I wanted it to be - I spent it reading tons of books, cooking up all the amazing produce I bought at farmer's market this weekend (recipes for a yummy way to use your sweet corn HERE), and listening to Darrell become more & more attached to this guitar - a sound I love much more than hearing his xBox turn on!

I'm getting to know the local librarian much better now, since I become quite the reading fanatic in the summertime. I have an iPad, which I could buy books on, but they certainly aren't free on the Kindle & iBooks stores, so for now the library suits me just fine. Plus, free books equals more $ for nights out. One of the perks of living in a city is that the library network can find you just about any book you want, and although I love the convenience of having access to my book always, through my iPad, iPhone, whatever, there is nothing quite like a library book.

My current recommendations would be "History of Love" by Nicole Krauss - so beautifully written and heartbreaking. Afterwards I read "Water for Elephants" in just a day. It was quite addictive and also very beautiful, but definitely more of a summer "beach read."

"Maybe if they all could be combined - art, rock and fashion. Those were always my favorite things."-Stephen Sprouse


the happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything

Whoa - an outfit post? Yeah, I know, you had probably all completely forgotten this used to be a personal style blog. Due to our recent move I've only spent money on things for the house lately (plus I've lost quite a bit of weight...and buying clothes that will only fit you for a few weeks is no fun). But yesterday I got the itch to make a few additions to my wardrobe.

Darrell's new job has him working some funny hours, which is sometimes fantastic, and other times leaves me to my own devices for hours. At first I was a little at a loss with what to do, but lately I've been channeling some of that restless energy into yoga & my summer reading list (maybe next post?)

It's too hot to wear my hair down at this point, so I'm trying to get creative with ways to put it up, and I managed an upside-down french braided bun today. Not the best picture - it's courtesy of my iPhone camera - but I think I'll be wearing my hair like this a LOT. It adds a little interest to my standard topknot.

all clothes: forever21

"Maybe if they all could be combined - art, rock and fashion. Those were always my favorite things."-Stephen Sprouse


sanity and happiness are an impossible combination

Well, so much for our "slow summer" plan. I've had a sort of nutso work week, and on top of that my car was hit & run, and then I got into an accident in the car I was borrowing from my Dad while mine is getting fixed. So now me and Darrell are working with one car to share - something I know many people do, but I'll admit it's harder than i thought! I like being able to go and do as I please.

However, we don't have to go anywhere until next Friday (when I'll get my car back), our best friends are out of town for a bit, my biggest plans for the next few weeks are the upcoming Harry Potter movie & yoga classes, so I think you can officially say we're on hiatus with the exception of work.

I've also been slowly adding to my wardrobe again after a few months of devoting all extra cash to fixing up our house the way I want it, so outfit posts may or may not resume soon - stay posted! I still have a few things on my home improvement list - namely, randomly framed maps & photos in a large collage over our sofa. I all of a sudden felt like our walls were too white, and I've been feeling a need to cover them with more art ever since. Maybe pictures of the changes soon....

Also, I don't know if you've noticed, but I added a link to a blog I started a few days ago in the top left corner (all vegan food, and other random posts related to my new-found way of eating) so check that if you're into foodie blogs!

"Maybe if they all could be combined - art, rock and fashion. Those were always my favorite things."-Stephen Sprouse

photo credits: i love wildfix, tumblr
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