Sunday, February 26, 2012

Lazy Sunday

Happy Sunday :) Guillermo, Ella, and I are just taking it easy, today. It's pretty beautiful in Cincinnati, today. About 45 degrees and the sun is out, so we took a long walk. A long walk for us is about a half mile because of Guillermo's hip and Ella's tiny legs, so now they're taking a little nap. What are you all up to this Sunday? It's back to school tomorrow, for me, so tonight will be pretty low key. Hope everyone has an awesome Monday :)

xo S

Harry Potter Challenge v.7

Day 7 - Who is your favorite female character? Why?

I'm behind. Like, really behind. But that's okay, better late than never, right? :) 

Ginny is definitely my favorite female character. There are so many likable ones, but she is probably one of the girl characters that is most realistic to me. Even though she was surrounded by the magical world from birth, she was still very unsure of herself during her first years at Hogwarts. She was starstruck, and a little clumsy. I'm pretty sure we'd have a lot in common... Also, Bonnie Wright is gorgeous.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Last week // This week // Next week

Last week, I got this pretty flower:

This week, I made these Smitten Kitchen cookies:

Next week, I'll clean this up and learn to use it:

Thursday, February 23, 2012


As promised, here is the new layout for the blog! Obviously, Kate is amazing. She painted this by hand and here it is! I am loving the simplicity of it, and I am really glad I'm keeping the white space. The design is perfect :)

I hope you all are well! Things have been pretty good for me, lately. It seems like it's been ages since I posted just a plain old life update. It's February, and the school year is drawing to a close. In fact, there are only 5 weeks left until spring break and only 11 weeks left until the year is over. I can't believe my first year of teaching is already ending. It's definitely been a learning experience. I'm really, really happy that I decided to give it a go after I was so unsure last spring. Remember this?

Some of you may already know, but I lost my grandmother earlier this month. It was (and still is) a hard time for my family, but we all seem to be handling it very well, considering. We all miss her very much, but at least I feel that she is probably much happier now that she is with my grandpa. I was given some of her things, namely, a sewing machine and a box of yarn (I recently learned to crochet, oh the updates!) and plan to make something special in honor of her with each. She was a pretty amazing woman! Anyways, this might explain my absence a little bit, as of late... ..That along with a pretty fantastic guy. :)

I feel like I have been so out of the blogging loop for the past couple of months. My life has basically been a complete whirlwind, but I'm excited to pick it back up again. I am going to catch up on the Harry Potter Challenge this weekend, I PROMISE! And have a few Apartment DIY posts up my sleeve for the next couple of weeks!

Here are some photos of my life the past 6 weeks as sort of a visual update. Hope you all are having a wonderful Thursday night!

water // Ellaphant // new shoes // work Stephanie // something I made // colors // Music Hall
chandelier // favorite TOMS // Hunger Games // me // it was a snicker doodle valentine's day //
new dress!! // chipotle lunch // new sheets, so pretty // flowers from laur <3

Friday, February 17, 2012

The Worst

Blogger, Ever. I think that title goes to me. I have been extremely neglectful. I miss you guys! I am on my way out the door, but I promise more posts soon! And also a blog makeover is coming your way. Keep your eyes peeled!


Friday, February 03, 2012

what is this i don't even

All I can say about this girl? Obviously, she's not a golfer.

In a nutshell: Women, don't waste your time on things like degrees or motherhood or reading books. You should do something worthwhile with your time, like making your body drool-worthy and not defiling it with ink. MY BAD.