Wednesday, August 29, 2012

my heart lies dockside

Summer is winding down, and I can't help but reminisce about the lazy days spent on the water these last couple months. Location isn't so important: I've learned that northerners in Indiana don't waste time with the crazy names that label certain waters (Wawasee, Barbee, etc) and just stick to "the lake" when stating weekend plans. 

I'm also no-nonsense with my lake behavior: sunnies, sunscreen, and a body of water are pretty much all I need for a successful day. Oh, and blue skies don't hurt either!

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Monday, August 27, 2012

oh, life!

Where does the time go?! I'll skip the reasons (excuses) why the posts have been a little sparse lately (cough travel cough job change cough) and just promise to be better. Lots in the cooker for this little blog!

photos via my instagram

Monday, August 13, 2012

online mag obsession

The beginning of each month brings a few less than special moments ... rent, bills, another flip of the calendar. One thing I do always look forward to: the newest round of online mags. Matchbook Mag, Rue, Adore Home, Lonny (every other month) ... the list goes on. My preferred way to read: leisurely, on a weekend morning, with a cup of tea or coffee. 

A few of my favorite shots from a few issues this month ... 

(love co-founder Katie Armour's San Fran apartment feature ... gingham, leopard, lavender ... books, blooms, bright lights ... I could go on and on!)

Sunday, August 5, 2012

medals and chlorine and abs, oh my!

Saw these on instagram and died laughing. Oh, a girl can dream! And another instagram from the aquatic center that made me lol:

- "God Bless America" by @erikamasonhall, Director of NBC Communications

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

olympic essentials

Olympic essentials

Oh, what I would give to be at the Olympics! My friend Britni is heading to London tomorrow and I'm beyond, beyond jealous. (I also gave her a special assignment to spot swimmers!)

Since I can't attend, I've been gluing myself to the tv every night to watch everything ... and have even been avoiding Twitter during the day to block out at spoiler alerts. So hard, but totally worth it. (My dedication to watching the swimming finals is serious business!)

What I'd pack if I were headed to the Olympic Village, London-town stye:

  • Red + blue, stripes + dots for spectating
  • "Reezy" ... "Jeah!" .... Lochte, anyone?
  • A jacket for evening events (it's ben 55 degrees at beach volleyball night games!)
  • Essies for a patriotic manicure (the swim team ladies have been rocking an accent nail on the ring finger)
  • I could never turn down a good beret ... especially if it is opening ceremony-approved!
  • Alex and Ani Team USA bangles