06 January 2014

My mom is literally the easiest and hardest person to buy gifts for. She doesn't really care what you get her, but she also has a lot of stuff already. So one day while I was searching the internet for the perfect gift a promo code popped up in my email for a blanket collage. I instantly knew it was perfect for 2 reasons: 1) my mom is always cold and 2) we love pictures. Initially I wanted it to be a Christmas gift, but with finals, me getting sick, and procastination setting in, this little gift turned out to be an after New Year's present. I would have liked to included more, but alas there is only so much space a fleece blankie can have!

If you have a second, take a look at some of my favorite moments past and present.


05 December 2013

This year the bf and I decided to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with his family in Tennessee. It was a long, but beautiful 13 hour drive! By the end of it, we were on each others nerves. Lol. The first thing I see when we pull in to his moms driveway was this huge, massive, gorgeous tree! I was inlove!! Shortly after, it started to snow. Of course, to this native Texan it was a big deal. We cuddled, played and I snapped away photos. My poor love couldn't hang though, and passed out on the couch. (Don't tell him I took this photo! Shhh! Lol)

My first real day of touring was the third day we were in town. There's this beautiful park in Nashville called the Centinnial that feautres all these replicas of Greece, including this massive golden statue of Athena. Much of the museum is a no picture zone, but what I could capture I tried to give it justice. There's just no way to adequately bring these images to live. A definite must see if you ever plan to travel to Nashville.

My bf's mom and her fiance were kind enough to take me to Cheekwood Botanical Gardens which features this beautiful mansion that was decorated with very colorful Christmas trees in almost every room. The property, which still stands in all its magnificence, has since been converted to a museum. As you can imagine, many of the rooms are a no photography zone, but I think I managed to capture a few gems. :)

These pics are from our tour of an old automibile factory that has been rennovated into a few shops and what looked like to be a museum. There was so much to look at everywhere we went. I wish I could upload all the pics I took that day, but sadly my host site is acting a damn fool. In any case, I hope you can get a feel of the cool stuff and the history behind what we saw.

We had one more stop before we came back home. Although I enjoyed every part of my trip, this was probably the highlight of it...... :)

Of course our trip to Tennessee wouldn't be complete without a tour of the Jack Daniels distillery! LOL Obviously they weren't gonna let us take pictures of everything, but hearing the story behind the man that is Jack Daniels was so incredibly fascinating. We got to tour the entire facility and our tour guide Michael was the absolute best! For a small price we were able to enjoy the sampling tour which meant, yes, we got to sample 3 of Jack Daniels finest flavors. To say I was in heaven was an understatement!

Sadly, this was where our trip came to an end. The next day we were back in the car for another 13 hour drive. :(  After a shameless selfie of course. :P

Whatever you guys did over Thanksgiving, whether you celebrated or not, I hope you found yourself in great company. Thanks for taking a look at our small adventure. Hopefully, next year will bring more opportunities to make many more wonderful memories.


30 August 2013

The Experience

Women's Autumn/Fall 2013

With so many other things going on in my life, all I can really think about it fashion. When I saw this video of Sarah Burton's creations for Alexander McQueen, my heart skipped a beat. It's strong, feminine, regal and completely gorgeous. Sarah Burton never ceases to amaze me. I hope you guys enjoy The Experience as much as I did.


05 August 2013

To say my summer has been riddled with moments that fill both sides of the happy-not-so-happy spectrum is a bit of an understatement.

My mom, sister, niece and nephew were involved in a car accident. Thankfully, aside from a few broken bones, cuts, bruises and scrapes, no one was more seriously hurt. The truck has been labelled a total loss, but having my family is worth more than any material thing.

A week after the accident my sister turned 31. I try not to think about what could have happened that day, but those thought always haunt my mind. They were very lucky and to be honest, so were we. I can't imagine my life without them in it. After a few doctors appointments, I took my mom, nephew and sister out to an early dinner and a shared celebratory drink. We drank to health, to good fortune and to another day of life. 

Please drive carefully everyone. No light is worth running. Please remember that you not only take the chance of causing injury to yourself, but to other drivers as well. 


25 June 2013

I'm still getting images in from when I did my shoot forever ago. While I'm still getting the hang of my angles and what not- these pictures I instantly fell inlove with. They're a bit racy for my bf's taste, and I must admit they are a far cry from my every day persona, I can't help but to be attracted to them for those reasons. They're edgy, sexy and display every bit of attitude.  

Seeing myself in these clothes and poses definitely takes some getting use to, but all in all I love myself for taking these risks. It's a beautiful thing when you can admire yourself fully clothed or not. We are all beautiful in our own way. The trick is believing it and owning it.