Monday, January 2, 2012

well they say the big one's gonna come

day 2

You do not even know how proud I am of this photo. It took me at least two hours of editing to get the expansion and the coloring perfect. I haven't been this proud of a photo in a long, long time.

These earrings are from Noble Town Vintage. I won them from Orchid Grey's giveaway, and it was a lovely little after Christmas present! They are so fun and they kind of make me want to go out and purchase a ton of long earrings.

Today was our first day back at school. I was actually pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable it was. Getting to see my friends after so long is always awesome. Plus it was just an all around good day (Of course it was, because I made hot chocolate this morning ... those days are always good days). I started out the awesomeness by being officially added to the homecoming decorating committee in physics class. Our theme for the banquet is Once Upon a Time and the dance is Happily Ever After. If there is one thing you need to know about me, it's that I am in love (read: COMPLETELY INSANELY IN LOVE) with Disney Princesses, and just fairy tales in general. My sweet sixteen was Disney Princess themed, for crying out loud! So I am too excited for homecoming this year. What a perfect way to spend my last high school homecoming!
And also today, my drama teacher and his fiance told me that they wanted me to be a bridesmaid in their wedding! They are two of the most amazing adults in my life, and I feel so honored that they even asked me. Matt is going to be one of the groomsmen, and we get to walk down the isle together! I guess it's pretend for when we get married. Needless to say, I've already gone into dreaming up crazy ideas for their wedding.

this is the new year

For New Years I shot some footage of the evening's progression and piled it all together in a little video. I got to Matt's house before his parents' new years party began to hang out and play xbox and watch a movie. Once it was getting close to midnight we decided to mingle with people, then got on our snow gear and went into his backyard to watch the fireworks. His neighbors are like people in television shows--they always compete to put on the best production. Luckily for us, we got to enjoy amazing fireworks! Once most of them subsided, we trekked closer to the house to release paper lanterns. Ever since the movie Tangled (which definitely made me cry multiple times), I had always wanted to see paper lanterns. And lo and behold we got to release some! It was so magical and perfect. I could not stop smiling. It was by far the best new year ever!

I hope you all had a lovely new year as well. 2012 is going to be great.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

to leave the atmosphere

First day of the year. I am bracing myself for school tomorrow, trying to get in as many moments of freedom as I can. Today has been pretty calm. We went to church. I hung out with little kids. Came home and ate some warm soup to stop the -2 degree weather from seeping inside me. Played with the fog machine (for this photo). And now my brother is reading and my parents are sleeping while a football game is on the tv. Nope, I don't want winter break to end.

Blog Launch!

dress made by my grandmother for my mother, handed down to me // shirt and shoes from target // tights from romwe

Welcome! So it's official, I finally made a blogspot blog. For those of you who have been following me, I've been using tumblr for over a year and hosted outfit posts and whatnot and really enjoyed the community it created. However, I've now moved to blogspot as my main blog to put all of my virtual stuff all in one place. Never fear though, I'm still going to post on tumblr quite often.

I created a new space on the internet for all of the things I do, be those outfit posts, photography, and anything else. In the past I've had blogspots, but those have always been short lived, so we shall see how this all pans out.

In the meantime I'm keeping busy with the first photo of my 365 project, as well as creating a little new years film with footage I shot ringing in the new year.

I hope you all enjoy this blog and I hope you have an awesome week!