Friday, April 11, 2014

Springtime Etsy Finds

Etsy April

(Sources: 1//2//3//4//5//6//7)

Just a few lovely finds from Etsy--turns out I browse the internet a lot during sick days. Go figure. Also, apparently spring makes me feel a little bit hippie-dippie. I don't hate it. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014



Watching:a nice little mix of Law & Order: SVU and British history documentaries. I mean, there's not much else to do when you're couch-bound, right? Hashtag, sickdaynumbatwo.

Eating: vitamins count? My husband ate the rest of our breakfast pizza, which was pretty much the only thing in our apartment that didn't require cooking, and I don't feel up to cooking. SO, I will publicly shame him on my blog for leaving me to starve. ;)

Drinking: lots & lots of H2O. I've also had more than a few cups of Earl Grey with lavender, rose petals, and honey.

Reading: some British history books and my uber-clogged Bloglovin' feed. Blogging and blog-reading have both slipped a bit lately.

Working on: not having a fever. also, not dying. also, not being so painfully overdramatic.

Excited about: warm spring weekends. snowcones. wearing sandals without worrying about losing a toe or two to frostbite. Oh, and the new Katie Herzig album.

Thinking: a nap sounds lovely. It sounds lovely, doesn't it?

Thursday, March 27, 2014

KC Snaps








Just a few iPhone snaps from our Kansas City trip a couple weeks ago. I love this city more and more every time we visit.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

March Wishlist

Just another roundup of things from the internet that would be right at home here with me. ;)

(Sources: 1//2//3//4//5//6//7)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Floral and Rusty Metal


I'm a dreamer, a wanderer. I can't remember a time I wasn't thinking of traveling to far-off places, meeting new people, and soaking in other cultures and languages. Adventures in exotic locations probably consume more of my daydreams than anything else. I mean, I live in Missouri; we aren't exactly known for our variety in topography or abundance of culture.


Missouri does have its charm, though. There may not be breathtaking landscapes around every turn, but that just means we have to look a little bit harder to see the beauty around us. I think that's why we Midwesterners love our sunsets--we appreciate those dramatic displays of nature so much because they're a little harder to come by around here.

 I don't know about most Missourians, but it also means that I find beauty in slightly unconventional places, too--like the lines of rusty old metal just laying around on the side of a highway. And if a person can find beauty in that, well, I suppose beauty can be found just about anywhere if you just look hard enough.

(Outfit details: shirt-thrifted // kimono-f21 //  pants-f21 // shoes-Target // hat-f21 // watch: Urban Outfitters)

Monday, March 24, 2014

Planet Comicon

If you asked me a couple years ago to list the things I'd never do, I'm pretty sure that going to a comicon would be up there in the top ten somewhere. Being surrounded by huge crowds of people who are waaaay too into dressing up as fictional characters and mouth-breathing? Pass. So it might surprise you, then, that a couple weeks ago, I found myself on the road to Planet Comicon in Kansas City.


It really shouldn't surprise you that much, honestly--I think it's well-established at this point that I married a video-game-playin', comic-book-collectin', superhero-lovin' nerd, and I wouldn't change him a bit. I've racked up more than a few nerd points in my time, too, if we're being honest. I mean, Harry Potter will forever be one of my favorite things on earth, I'm currently borderline obsessed with Game of Thrones, and I've been known to read a few comic books myself. (We won't even get into my childhood obsession with Power Rangers--other than to mention that the original blue ranger was at PCC!--and the fact that I definitely had a Ghost Busters themed birthday party as a youngster....) Still, though, I wasn't particularly excited to take my moderate level of nerdery up about ten notches by going to a comic convention.

You guys, it was so much fun. I can't even tell you. SO. MUCH. FUN.


Yes, there were costumes (lots and lots of costumes! Please tell me ya'll recognize the Yip Yips up there!), but significantly less mouth-breathing than I imagined. I honestly didn't run into anyone who was rude, or who even took themselves (or their favorite characters) that seriously. Everyone was just having a blast, letting their freak flags fly...or at least enjoying watching other people do it. :)


We also met and hung out with some amazing folks. One of Tyler's favorite authors (Scott Snyder, for all you fellow nerds) sat down with us an chatted for nearly half an hour while we were eating a late lunch on Friday. Tyler was a little in shock after he left to go sign autographs. :)


We also spent quite a bit of time with this fine fellow--Rick Stasi. He was the highlight of the whole weekend for me. He did a sketch cover for Tyler, and while he was drawing, invited me back into the booth to watch while we all chatted about everything from psychology to Downton Abbey (right up my alley, I tell ya!). We ended up coming back on Sunday to chat before the show was over, and left with an invitation to get coffee and barbeque whenever we're back in KC.

Needless to say, all of my preconceived notions about comicons went out the window on day one. Everyone we met was friendly and accepting, even of a newbie like me. I thought I would be surrounded by people who were waaay too intense and possessive of their "characters", but who I met was a community of folks who just love to tell stories and make art. I may have found my people, you guys. ;)

And yes, we're already making plans to go back next year. :)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Well, Hey There, Spring.

Spring has officially--finally!--arrived! Here in Missouri, that doesn't necessarily mean much (last year we had a snowstorm in May!), but here's hoping to more warmer days and blooming flowers in the coming days. To celebrate, I put together a little spring playlist. Enjoy!

Spring 2014 by Jess on Grooveshark