Wednesday, September 24, 2014

18 things

so something super weird happened today. my bestie turned 18. whaaa? 

these were taken on our road trip last month, the night we all dressed up and went out for Thai. Oh, and I didn't get permission to post these. But they were on my camera. :)

18 things I like about Hannah, (And reasons I love having her for a best friend.)
1. She is just as weird as me. So I can be my strange, "normal" self and she totally gets it.
2. She has wonderful tastes in books and literature, (and movies!)
3. Her fashion sense is pretty awesome. it's a mix of business, preppy and classy.
4. She talks in funny voices sometimes. it's highly amusing.
5. Hannah wrote a book. AN ENTIRE BOOK! It's still in the editing stages currently, but it's gonna be stunning.
6. She is most amusing. That's why i keep her around, of course. :)
7. Hannah is incredibly encouraging and a wonderful listener.
8. Her voice, guys. She sings really, really, really pretty!!
9. She is SUPER organized. you should see her closet. (and please don't look at mine!)
10. She can back-in-park like a pro. i learned, passed the test and promptly forgot...
11. I can send her a ton of wedding planning stuff, dress links and color schemes and she doesn't freak out. I don't have to explain that no, there isn't a guy. I just got in a wedding mood. :)
12. She's kind of brilliant.
13. Um guys, she is the VERY SWEETEST person on the planet.
14. She has curly hair. (every girls dream, right?) 
15. She sings disney songs too.
16. She is incredibly hard working and dedicated, from working on the irrigation on their farm, to homework for her AA degree.
17. She calls me Bex. :)
18. She puts up with me calling her, chatting on the internet, and emailing ALL the time when I'm lonely.

So all this is to say, i love you, girlie, and i LOVE having you as a best friend.

 just for the record, i don't always smile like that, but I think I was laughing...  :) :) :)

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Caleb Moody // our court jester

Caleb is the one of the many jokesters in the house, and this afternoon while I was outside attempting to take some pictures of various clouds/leafs/artsy things, he was trying to tell me jokes, so I asked him to tell me one while I filmed him, and these were the result. I may be slightly biased, but I happen to think he's insanely adorable!

:), xx,

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

lost lake 2014

Mt. Hood. my second favoritest mountain. 

this weekend we went camping at our annual camping spot: Lost Lake Oregon. I'm not sure how we "found" Lost Lake to begin with, but we've been going there every year for a LONG time. it didn't rain this year, which was a really really really really good thing, because I don't like camping, and all that jazz, and having it rain whilst out in the middle of nowhere is NO FUN. And it usually rains while we camp. But this time the weather was super nice, and we got to hike a bit, and basically just hang out. my little siblings had a blast canoeing and swimming, and hanging out around the fire. and let me tell you, morning's come a whole lot earlier when the littles are sitting around a fire fifteen feet from your tent. :)

i noticed john standing like this several days ago, and forced asked him to model for a couple pictures. i'm sort of fond of the effect.


Monday, September 8, 2014

fallish layers // it's a girl thing

#imreallyadork #shocker

skirt- thrifted, {8.99}
purple cami/tank- Fred Myers {12.99}
cardigan- Walmart {12-96}
flats- Walmart {11.95}
scarf - thrifted {4.99}

i was slightly excited to wake up this morning and find out that it was chilly and foggy outside, so I could throw on a warmer shirt and a scarf to wear to my chiropractor appointment, to add layers and extra cuteness. while i'm not looking forward to the wet this fall, I am looking forward to being able to wear scarves and boots. :)

okay, to add a whole new layer of fun to this post, these are several outfits that I've been drooling over on Pinterest.
That SKIRT!! seriously... so it's like $95 but it's so pretty!! :)
Navy midi skirt, grey tee, printed scarf // can i wear this outfit every single day please?!
Simple, but the skirt is so fun, and the scarf pulls the look together. 

Makes me happy and excited for the casual but put together aspect

this just screams classy. 

so, what is your number one fashion tip for dressing for fall, or what is the one thing you are most excited about when it comes to fall clothing this year? 

p.s. GUYS IT"S SEPTEMBER 8TH!! Can somebody please explain? :)
p.p.s. my outfit posts are going to be titled "it's a girl thing" from now on. in case you were wondering. ;)

Saturday, September 6, 2014

autumn is a second spring // where every leaf is a flower - albert camus

this summer went by so fast, despite that it has been the "quietest" summer I can remember. we didn't have much going on, so I read. 42 books exactly since June 1st. I decided at the beginning of the year that this would be a year of much reading, because I have the time. I don't have a job currently, or college classes claiming all my time, so I set a relatively high goal for myself of 150 books. I just finished my 104th book late last night, and am 70% done with my challenge. 

I went on a road trip with some of my favoritest people on earth, (including this AMAZING person, she's in the gorgeous blue dress. ;)) and we got to play on the beach a little, and spend a lot of time being girls. :)

my brother trapped his second American Kestrel Falcon, (he is currently an apprentice falconer.) This is Odin, and his is gorgeous, fun to watch, and also insanely adorable when he puffs all his feathers out so that he looks like a super fat little robin. Kestrels are the smallest falcons in the US, and Odin is pretty tiny. Don't let that fool you, he is still perfectly capable of hunting and holding his own. 

I'm looking forward to fall, with the beautiful colors, {hopefully} the crisp, gorgeous days, dressing in boots, sweaters and scarves, and drinking many cozy warm drinks. This fall will bring lots and lots of school, (this is my senior year,) and maybe a job, and lots more changes. I think this is the year of change for me. 

this is a super rambly post, but ya know, i'm kind of a super rambly person, so it works. :) so let's talk.. how was your summer? Any special memories or experiences? :)