Dolce Loveseat from Target

Wouldn’t this look so good if it replaced my big blue chair in my living room??  I think so!  I first saw this loveseat at Crema and looooved it… I asked Rachel where got it and when she said Target, I was surprised!  I was stalking it on and never committed… and it keeps going out of stock.  It’s been a long time since I’ve seen it in-stock.  Sigh.

I saw something similar at Erin and Jason’s house Saturday… I need to ask them where they found it!


9.  I would be a scooter girl.  I would scoot around whichever foreign and/or cool city I lived in on my vespa.  Yes I would.

if i had limitless talent and/or opportunity, here are some of the things i’d like to do with my life:

1.  be on broadway.  preferably cassie in a chorus line, maureen in rent, or kim in bye bye birdie.

2.  be an interior decorator.  (like THIS.)

3.  live in manhattan, brooklyn, boston, london, dublin, rome or paris.

4.  speak french and italian fluently.  and for good measure, gaelic.

5.  make a documentary.

6. work for the ellen show.  i want to be the person that book guests and/or comes up with the stunts/games/pranks/etc.

7.  be an artist, a florist, a graphic designer, a set designer (along the lines of interior decorating), and a photographer.

8.  own an art gallery, party supply store, coffee shop, music/events venue, or inn.

what would YOU do if you could do anything in the world?

and you probably don’t realize what a huge deal that is

i am the girl that washes her hair every. single. day.  i know it’s not healthy, but if you’ve seen my curly hair…. can you imagine what it looks like after i sleep on it???  it is not cute.  plus, it feels really dirty if i don’t wash it and *I* think it smells.  other people say no but *I* can smell it.

so, i ran into emily wilson last week and said “i like your curls!” and she told me about curly girl, a movement for curly girls to help get their hair healthier.  it involves using sulfate-free products, not washing your hair everyday, etc.  so, i started using shampoo every other day but still getting my hair wet and using conditioner.  (my hair needs to be wet/conditioned in order for me to do anything with it every day.)  BUT, the huge thing is …

yesterday i took a pretty late shower and then spent a lot of time on my hair – i enhanced some of the curls with a tiny curling iron, so they were pretty well-formed ringlets… with a LOT of product.

(let me rewind to tell you that i got expensive color/highlights last weekend that are already fading – red fades QUICKLY – so i’m trying to extend the life of my color)

so when i went to bed last night i thought “it sure would be nice to not have to wash my hair in the morning.”  i woke up and my hair was like,  near normal.  so, i re-enhanced some of the curls and BOOM!   have gone the whole day with yesterday’s hair.  THIS IS MONUMENTAL!

now, my head does feel a little icky…. but everyone says you get used to it and that the natural oils are great for your hair… sooooooo…. here’s to trying this new lifestyle of treating my hair a little more delicately.   just wanted to share the news with someone… i can’t believe that i didn’t wash my hair today!!  i’m still in shock.  🙂

apparently i started this blog on december 12, 2007.  happy anniversary!

there haven’t been a lot of breakthroughs in this time, ha!  i am really wondering what was happening my life a year ago that made me say “I MUST HAVE A BLOG.”   hmmm.

well, this morning, i have successfully avoided the army of missionaries that descended upon my street, made a less-than-stellar peppermint mocha, and listened to almost the entire kenny & dolly “christmas to remember” record.

things i need to do:

sort my mail

put away my laundry

vaccuum my room

that’s not too bad eh?  i love cleaning on saturday mornings, but only when i get an early start.. when i sleep in (which i got to do today for the first time since march and i got louie) i have a hard time kicking it into gear!!  so i’m enjoying my saturday morning.  ahh.

tonight will be busy.  there are 3 parties i am trying to make it to and potentially billy joe’s to finally take treats up to the guy who did our tattoos.  we will see what all happens!   the first party is in gallatin.. that’s far!!!  🙂

i just deleted a bunch of blogs.  i foolishly processed a lot of heartache on this blog and kept the blog a “secret” so that i’d have somewhere to get it all out.  that stuff is between me and the Lord and while i did have little morsels of wisdom to share every now and then, this is just not the place for me to pray and process.

and i don’t need the reminders of that hurt… so i am deleting everything (even the MANY drafts i started and didn’t publish because they were too personal) and moving on with my life.  the purge.  like on LOST.  🙂

i want to be a regular blogger (not like a blogger who blogs regularly, but a normal blogger) who can share funny stories or awesome links or even truths from the Lord- i don’t want to blog only from the depths of despair. 🙂

so here is my new start.  here’s to the rest of 2008 and 2009.  let’s hope there’s not a lot of pain TO process in the coming days and that i won’t pine for the old use of this blog. 🙂

thank you, thank you, thank you.  even if this peace lasts just another day, i am grateful for it.  you know that i’ve been on a rollercoaster and i am so thankful that you DID pull me out.  i hope it sticks.  i hope it continues.  i trust you.  thank you.

and thanks also for the little bonus.  i highly doubt it is anything but it was a nice distraction and i appreciate it. 🙂

this was such a great weekend that i want to document it for FOREVER on my blog. ha.

friday night, i went to andra’s “taste of nashville” birthday party.  we all brought different take-out and ate pot-luck style.  it was a really fun idea!  it was great to a) celebrate andra, b) get out, c) meet new people.  it has been awhile since i’ve met a whole new group of people.  i had the bright idea to color in gabe’s tattoo.. and it was awesome.  then stephen wanted a tattoo so i kinda drew all over his arm.. oops.  i gave a little birdie to andra’s friend linnae.  it was fun…  🙂

saturday morning, woke up sooo early to have a yard sale with the bergeys, ryan, and the mitchells brought over some stuff.  a new friend, erika, set up an avon table and brought the little boy she was nannying for.  it was fun!  i didn’t make much money, but the bergeys did so that’s awesome.  (i did well last time, so i’ll live.)

i hurried down to franklin to get my hair cut by matt fine.  (if you need a good hairstylist.. PLEASE ask me about him.  1) he is freaking awesome and 2) if i refer one more person, i get a free haircut.)  he gave me my first short cut last june when he was in school and now he’s a senior stylist at dion’s south.  it’s short!  it’s fun. 🙂

the mitchells picked me up after my haircut and we headed down to meet our friends at arrington vineyards.  it. was. beautiful.  they had spread picnic blankets out and brought a ton of great picnic food and we sat and drank wine and waited for our wine tasting.  (it was packed so we had to get on the waiting list)   we were able to taste 4 delicious wines including a raspberry dessert wine that is yummmmmm.  it was so fun to sit out on a hill and look over a gorgeous valley and laugh and laugh and laugh.  (this was a weekend for laughter, it was great.  after the vineyard, i headed to shannon and kimbery’s to hang with those folks… we all played pictionary and then telephone pictionary…

i slept in sunday and didn’t go to church.  i really needed some sleep and some downtime to clean my house.  so, i cleaned and cleaned then shopped a bit and then met a group at zanies for a free show last night.  it was pretty good!

i needed some laughs this weekend.  i’ve felt so burdened and contemplative… there are just a lot of things going on and a lot of changes… so it can be overwhelming… so this weekend was a great way to relax and let go.

and now i have to run or i’ll be late to work 🙂

so much change!

i hate change but i adapt really well.  i know that everything will work out but i feel change coming at me from every direction!

i have been praying now more than ever for wisdom and guidance.  it is so easy to give in and make foolish choices but i want to be obedient and make wise decisions.  proverbs 2 helped me put wisdom and seeking guidance into perspective.  it is important EVERY day, not just when in the middle of a crisis.

in the meantime, i’m praying for me and the people around me to make the right decisions.  i feel on the cusp of so many different things and just praying that God leads us in the right directions.

so vague, right?  details are unnecessary.. this is a good lesson that can apply to any situation in life.

i mean, how can you not love this face??


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