Thursday, December 29, 2011

new year

I saw this and thought it was pretty flipping cute especially since I have a crush on both Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. I am pretty obsessed with Zooey new show on Fox New Girl. But only two days until 2012. I almost can't believe all that has happened in 2011 from events in the world and my own personal experiences. I am excited for 2012 though it will be my first year as a none student and kind of a grown person I don't want to use the A word. With the new year I will have had this blog for 3 years real weird and I am sure my momma is the only one who still reads it hahahaha. BUt I will note that I have posted more this year than I have had any other! I plan to do so more in the new year to with more DIYs, photos and if I ever figure out how to make a proper playlist that too! But this weekend I am going away to engage in festivities in NYC and Boston to ring in the new year. I usually don't have very crazy new years eve plans but this one should be fun. See you in 2012 :)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

fly girls

Le Coil
Above are some of my favorite photos from editor and photographer Jamala Johns tumbler le coil. I had a epiphany the other day about my hair, I realized that I had been wearing the same hair style since I was like 10. I am in need of some dreadlock hair styles so bad. But love this blog and of coarse I looked to it for inspiration. I not only love all the beautiful ladies featured hair but style and overall essence as well, and Corinne Bailey Rae is too cute.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

rain playlist

It's still 2011 but the new year is fast approaching. The holidays are coming to an end even though Kwanzaa is well underway (happy Kujichagulia aka Self-Determination today! ). Kwanzaa gets no love from anyone anymore, I am going to bring the sexy back into kwanzaa! But anyway its raining and I have been hula hooping inside to some new music. I thought I would put together a little playlist, enjoy!

Sunny- Marvin Gaye Mercury Edit II (This song will make you want to dance in your kitchen with your momma)
Araabmuzik- I remember  (I finally discovered the name of this song it used to play so much at parties in college. But I love it because it makes me feel like I am in a cape town mini bus) 
Coming Up- Paul McCartney (While playing this song one must dance in their underpants) 
Amelie Soundtrack - J'y suis jamais allĂ© (I want to run through Paris with this song playing) 
ADHD Kendrick Lamar (I feel like this song speaks to my generation)
Lana Del Rey- Video Games (every girl needs a ballad) 
Big Sean ft Nicki Minaj- Ass remix  (every girl also needs a pop your booty ballad)
prizewinning- Julianna Barwick  (This song is ideal for things like yoga, painting and doing interpretive dance in your back yard) 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


My gift to everyone this year, I made them myself! The smallest one is for a two year old :)

Saturday, December 17, 2011


It's officially that time of year. Christmas has seriously taken everyones brains. I am sorry other holidays but Christmas seriously would murder you in a game of badminton. Christmas got game! The SNL Christmas episode is on, I can't stop eating my moms christmas cookies from work and don't you dare say word Santa around a kid or they will freak out. Either way I am working on some pretty sweet presents for my loved ones. I have been obsessed with all the houses decked out christmas lights. I think winter would be ten times better if they left them on past the holidays. Some recent photos I have taken above. 

Monday, December 12, 2011

Happy Monday

I usually don't color on my photos but this one I couldn't help it. Eating a PB and J at the Lake Warmaug Look out earlier today for a post birthday hike with one of my oldest and best friends Katie! 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


 a well traveled woman
I don't even need to see the front of him, I already know hes a shawty. I can feel it. I think I need to start a shawty of the week on here.


Some photos I took around Thanksgiving of my cousins Nelson and Tyler, they are probably the two most adorable boys I have ever met and I am not just saying that because we are related. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

He's back!


I realized that I never talk about food on here which is weird because I am probably the biggest foodie of all time. On my twitter I just tweet photos of meals I make myself, and thats about the only reason I have one. But last night and today I made myself some kale chips. Let me tell you they are the yummiest, healthiest and most addicting snack on the planet. I thought I would share my first ever recipe yipeee!!

What you need:
olive oil
cajun spice
sea salt

1. Preheat your oven at 350. Rinse off you kale and cut the trick stems off so you are left with the leafy curls. (the photos above don't show this however you should cut the stems.
1. Place the kale in a bowl and drizzle a little bit of olive oil on them. This was my first mistake I dumped olive oil all over the kale and it resulted in very limp and greasy kale chips. For best results you only need a minimal amount.
2. Put your hands in the bowl and toss around the kale so the olive oil coats each leaf. Add sea sale, pepper and cajun spice as much or as little as your like. Keep tossing the kale so that all the leaves are covered.
3. Lay the kale on a baking sheet and stick in the oven for 10 minutes. Be careful on timing they burn quick. By ten minutes they should be crispy and green, if not leave in a little longer like 1 minute. You don't want your kale chips to turn brown.
4. Place on a plate and eat them with ketchup, hummus or lemonaise. Be careful once you start eating these its hard to stop!

Friday, November 4, 2011


Miss Moss has gems upon gems. I love this how each outfit fits in nature perfectly. It's almost beyond colors but also the mood of the season is similar to the mood of the outfit. The spring one may be my favorite. 

yarn people

Seventeen Evergreen - Polarity Song from Lucky Number Music on Vimeo.

Everything about this video is awesome I wish I was in it. 

Sunday, October 30, 2011

sunday jam

I heard this song yesterday and I already know I will be having it on repeat a lot. I love the dreamy vide with the slow build up to the end. I discovered the song from Miss Moss's Girls Playlist. If you have never looked at Miss Moss check it out you could easily be on there for hours (and she is South African!) and the playlist has other gems of songs too. I somehow this morning managed to escape the snow apocalypse that hit Connecticut and am heading to Philly to finally celebrate Halloween!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Transitioning seasons via hula hooping. I feel like I talk about season so much but I really am obsessed with them. Like right now outside is so beautiful. Even today in the rain, I loved the way wet leaves look. They make the world look like a perfect water color painting. But seriously new england falls are the best! And of coarse the hula I really cannot get enough. 

Monday, October 17, 2011


via Tomboy style
I had no idea Marlon Brando looked this good. He looks like a real life Disney prince.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

apple pickin

This past weekend I had some friends visiting. Perfect fall weekend for apple picking. The leaves have finally started to change spectacular colors of gold, red velvet and pumpkin orange. 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Cosby Show

One of my favorite things about fall is the layering. I have been getting so many Bill Cosby sweaters from thrift stores, they are the best. The mens section of thrift store are full of them. They are perfect to wear with skinny jeans, leggings, or a mini skirt with some hoop earring. The bigger the sweater the better because they are warmer and can be worn as a dress. Above are actual sweaters that Bill Cosby wore on his show. I love the top left one its almost African print, which is always a deal breaker for me.
Also I am going to start sewing again, I have a epic dress idea that needs to be made into a reality. I will post photos as the creation progresses!