Saturday, July 30, 2011

Tie-Dye Your Bedsheets

Ever get tired of your white bed sheets? Well, I did.

I had this stark white body pillow cover for months and it was just driving me nuts...and then I remembered a scene from some random movie from years ago in which the characters tie-dyed bed sheets.

And I knew what I was doing for the weekend.

Since Joey had never tie-dyed before, I decided it would be a fun date, so we gathered up some white shirts, my pillow case, and one of Joey's old VMI tshirts and went to town!

[Excuse the sub-par photo, the lighting in my apartment is less than ideal]

It was a strangely liberating feeling--I've always wanted to tie-dye my bed sheets, but on this day it finally occurred to me: I'm an adult, and I'm gonna do it!

What have you always wanted to do? Whether its tie-dying your bed sheets or painting your room purple--Go For It!

Monday, July 25, 2011

"Spirit Bridge"

Joey and I took a little day trip to Charlottesville to explore on saturday, and as we walked to the art museum at UVA (which has a totally neat exhibit on the history and documentation of dance), we spotted this fun bridge....

Look at all of those layers of paint!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Down Time

Everyone knows that college is hard sometimes. Bad days happen.
But that's what summer vacation is for, right?

Well, i guess i kinda forgot that you can still have bad days--heck, you can have a bad week.

Wild, ill-tempered, toddlers at work.
A harassing phone call from my parents' bank.
My car breaking down before i even pull out of my work parking lot.
Extreme dissatisfaction with my appearance.
Doctors that won't bill my insurance but bill me instead.
Perhaps unintentional but nevertheless unhelpful comments about my long engagement.

And, just feeling a little ho-hum in general.

Well friends, i had a rough week.

But, you know what'll do wonders for you after five days of unpleasantness?

Watching Harry Potter 7 pt 1 (in preparation for seeing pt 2 the next night) while curled up on the couch, in your heavenly italian yoga pants, next to your sweetheart.
Getting a good night's rest and waking up the next morning to participate in a ward service project.
Unlocking inspiration for your dreamy vintage wedding.
Going to see Harry Potter 7 pt 2, then getting pizza rolls with jalapenos and black raspberry chocolate chip ice cream for a late night snack, to enjoy while talking and laughing with the love of your life.

Its the little things sometimes, like a pint of black raspberry ice cream or watching Harry Potter, that make you happy....and an incredible fiance to share them with that makes them downright wonderful.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wedding Gawkers

While i was perusing one of the wedding blogs i follow (a habit that has substantially increased in the past four weeks...), i came across this photo, and i think it is one of my favorite wedding photos of all time. The two women on the right are personal favorites.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


I know i said i wanted to leave you, Italy, but i didn't mean it! please take me back!
I miss your artichoke pizza, your architecture, your heavenly melon gelato, your soft scarves. I miss your exquisite paintings and random parades. I miss your penne arrabiata, your amazing fruit markets, your adorable hotels.


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