Thursday, July 15, 2010

I am such a stationary girl. My heart flutters whenever I see gorgeous stationary/paper designs and I can't help but take them for my own eyes. For instance, this J. Crew credit card pamphlet is so classy yet still modern. Simplicity goes a long way. For those who know me, I have a weird obsession with the color orange, and I absolutely love the combination of vivid orange, white, and silver of this pamphlet.

Going along with the whole graduation party theme, I also love receiving party invitations and thank you cards in the mail. First off, I adore the idea of snail-mail. It's so much more authentic and personal than e-mails or e-cards or whatever they're called. It's always a pleasant surprise everytime I receive one in the mail and I get to open it up to see what kind of card it is. I think I may have a weird card/stationary fetish, because I truly do get excited to open up invitations and cards. Needless to say, my friends (or friends' parents) have great style and taste when it comes to choosing stationary! All of the graduation party invitations I got at the end of the school year were absolutely gorgeous. Unfortunately, I regretably threw them away, but I did manage to salvage a few thank you cards I received before I accidentally recycled them.

(yeah, I blurred out her last name...that's what you're supposed to do, right??)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Current obsession: the new Black Keys album Brothers. It is just TOO good. Their sound is just plain ridiculous and mesmerizing.

I also love their album cover. So blunt. No bullcrap.

Fave song at the moment - Sinister Kid

Check it out. Srsly.
The beginning of this summer was chock full 'o graduation parties. I legitimately don't think I had a single meal at my own home for a good 3-4 weeks. With this multitude of graduation parties, I was completely stumped for gift ideas and I hate having to choose who to get presents for and who to leave gift-less. I remember having bumped into this awesome "how-to" article on Etsy to decorate your own tea-cups and saucers. I didn't have enough time to go through the whole baking process to set the ceramic paint so I opted for Sharpies instead and I got the mugs from Ikea. I was hoping they wouldn't scratch off too easily so that the designs would last at least a few cups of coffee or tea and I made sure that I kept the sharpie away from the rim of the mug so my friends wouldn't be sippin' on any narsty chemicals.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

big timber, mt & cheltingham, pa

Lately I've been looking for inspiration and motivation to try new things and accomplish more since my life these past few weeks has boiled down to watching the Hills marathon, making friendship bracelets, scrapbooking and course selection for the Fall. Hopefully I can add blogging to that list of meaningful and exciting tasks that consume my summer days.

LOVIN the photo taken by my best friend Kirah.

Lovin this quote:

"One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend
to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the
horizon - instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today."

- Dale Carnegie

Also lovin this one:

"Write drunk; edit sober"

- Ernest Hemingway
...not really inspiration or anything, but I had to add it for shits and giggles.

Friday, July 9, 2010

numba 1

So! I've decided to start a blog...obviously. Never did I ever think that I would become one of those "bloggers" (not that I technically qualify as one yet) but here I find myself at 1 in the AM writing my first-ever blog entry. I think my biggest apprehensions about starting a blog were/are that very few if not zero people will ever read what I write and that would be pretty embarrassing. BUT, I had an epiphany and I am determined to write and post this blog for myself above anyone else. It will be a place for me to get down my daily thoughts and musings and just as the title of my blog denotes - the little things I bump into as I wander through life, whether they are things I find inspiring, things I'm doing, or things I think about. I also "bump into things" because of my clumsy and sometimes stubborn nature, but more often than not, the little (or big) things that get in the way of a certain path help strengthen you on the way towards a destination. Yeah, that was super corny, but what the hell. This blog is my oyster (that was super cliche, but again - what the hell). If you casually stumble upon this and find what I have to say and show interesting or inspirational, then great! If you never see this, then bummer.