Wednesday, May 30, 2012

"You'd have made a great town crier"

I thought nosy neighbors like Gladys only existed in Bewitched
...until Chris shared this story with me today: 

Scene: Chris is walking from the car to our apartment entrance and from the house next to ours comes the neighbor...
Nosy Neighbor: Hey, I gotta ask you a question!
Chris: Yeah?
NN: What do you do for work?
C: ...huh?
NN: I see you walking to your car every morning with a briefcase and gym shorts...
C: Ohhhh, I'm a student, I work out in the mornings at school...

And so on. The scene ended about a half hour later in which "Gladys" (who is a man in our case) went on to reminisce about all the daily goings on of our apartment building's tenants.

We just got home from daily laundry night at the Maloney's and as we beep the horn to lock the doors I see him peek out his library window (someone else can notice things too!) and I know he's viewed the last event of the day. From now on I'll always imagine the "ABNER!!" coming from the house next door every time something happens to occur between their windows and mine.


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Heading to LA

Leaving for LA tomorrow morning to see some family, get some sun 
and then fly to Spokane, Washington to fly home with this chick:

Suuuuper excited! Get ready for pictures and stories upon my return!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Get away to a small space

Ever since I was little I dreamed of living in a tiny space. Polly Pocket's spaces were the envy of my giant-size 8-year-old life. Harry Potter's cupboard lifestyle could really suit me. I drooled over the elaborately detailed sheds in Chase-Pitkin before Lowe's took over and made them look plain and sterile.

It may stem from my constant state of being cold, but the thought of a cozy space to inhabit emotes thoughts of warmth, books and homemade oatmeal cookies (cookies? I don't know, they make me happy too I guess).

So when I stumbled onto the idea of the tiny house I fell in love. I know Chris definitely wouldn't go for it, ever, but if I could, I would hitch one of these to my dream car and take off for a month or two. Just like this chick, but with Chris, so he (read: I) wouldn't get lonely.
Last year on a family vacation, Chris and I decided to take the ferry and explore Martha's Vineyard for a day. While attempting to bike around the whole island we found ourselves lost and in the middle of a tiny-house village! It. Was. Awesome.

Every once in awhile I check in with the tiny house blog to see what new ideas people have come up with to live small. Maybe I'll never have my dream nook, but I can attempt to live simply with these inspirations.

Would you ever want to downsize this much?

1, 23, 4, the rest are my own photos

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Places to go

When I was little I used to sit upside down on my couch so that I could 
pretend that I was living on the ceiling. We had this one fancy chandelier 
in the living room and I would imagine drinking tea with cake around it.
I think that this house  is a must-visit next year in Europe. 

Austria, here I come

Monday, May 7, 2012

Wake upppppp

Here's a few links for your Monday:

Some temporary tattoos for inspiration.

I think the lion thought this baby was a tasty zebra snack!

Seriously, the whole tumblr. Good for a laugh. A lot of laughs.

Bird's eye Britain.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Beckham


I honestly can't imagine what these parents are going through. 
I don't even know if I want to have children someday but after reading this blog word for word, I know now that I'd want to be tested to see if I'm a carrier for SMA. 

Don't know what that is? 

Check this out: and read about Avery and all she did with the little time she had. 

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