Saturday, February 27, 2010

Roll the Credits

This is a cake I did for a movie and popcorn themed party. Whenever I go back home my mom and friend's parents plan a huge themed party for all the families who have kids away at college to get together, eat and socialize. It is something I always look forward too....and believe one might happen when I'm home for spring break in a week :)
To go along with the movie cake, here is a playlist of some of my favorite songs from some of my favorite movies:
1. All Is Love – Where The Wild Things Are
2. The Sound of Music - The Sound of Music
3. Liz on Top of the World – Pride and Prejudice
4. Falling Slowly - Once
5. Come What May – Moulin Rouge
6. Let Go – Garden State
7. Moon River – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
8. Meet Me On the Equinox – New Moon
9. O Saya – Slumdog Millionaire
10. Cell Block Tango – Chicago

Friday, February 26, 2010

Jewels of Denial Enamel Ring Giveaway Winner

....and the winner is #22 (chosen by a random number generator) - The Fashion Fool! CONGRATS :D
Browse more of their other enamel rings and other products!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

In My Place

My roommate and I decided to move into another dorm together - our close friend's - because her roommates had transferred. So now we each have our own room, un-lofted beds, and an unbelievable view of King St. and the beautiful bridge (those pics to come...). Moving also meant a new bed size,a full, and more wall space to be decorated. I ordered this reversible quilt from UO.

For above my bed, I got this paper towel roll art idea from Design Sponge. It was free to make and only involved toilet paper/paper towel rolls, scissors and a stapler! I thought it went well with the leaf motif of the quilt.

...and my closet: uber organized and never closed (I want it to be like a California Closet haha)


ALSO, you have until this Thursday night 11:59 pm to enter my Jewels of Denial Giveaway!

Check out the other rings they have too!

Monday, February 22, 2010


I'm always interested in the "new" trendy nail polish color, so when I saw this Taupe Nails post over at WhoWhatWear, I knew it was something I wanted to try. I couldn't find a taupe in stores (but I am nowhere near an ULTA) so I decided to mix up some colors I already had: brown, white and a little yellow. I mixed it up on a piece of tin foil and painted my nails with the brown brush. As a tip, only make enough color for the first coat because it will get tacky between coats. You can easily match up the 2nd batch of color. I'm quite proud of my resourcefulness ;)

Also, don't forget to enter my Jewels of Denial Enamel Ring Giveaway! It ends Thursday! Check out more cool rings they have!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

First Giveaway: Jewels of Denial Enamel Ring

"Jewels of Denial is giving away a sterling silver enamel ring! The winner can choose either the gold-plated aquamarine or orange ring shown here which are available in whole sizes 5-10."
Jewels of Denial is a fabulous online jewelry store specializing in sterling silver that sells everything from pendants to bracelets to toe rings! Check out what else they have:
To enter the giveaway leave a comment with your email address on this post between now and next Thursday night 11:59pm. For a second entry blog about the giveaway and link back in another comment. I will use a random number generator to choose the winner - good luck :)

Tough Love

I know Valentines Day was this time last week, but in case if it didn't go the way you wanted it to, here are some "anti - love" songs :) Be angsty and take a listen!

1. Gives You Hell – All American Rejects
2. Not Fair – Lily Allen
3. I Could Break Your Heart Any Day of the Week – Mandy Moore
4. F*** You – Lily Allen
5. Everyday I Love You Less and Less – Kaiser Chiefs
6. Cold Cold Heart – Norah Jones
7. Straight to Hell - Lily Allen
8. Lover I Don’t Have to Love – Bright Eyes
9. Love Hater – Andre 3000
10. Not About Love – Fiona Apple

Monday, February 15, 2010

Kiss Me Kate

These outfits and prop styling from the Kate Spade Spring 2010 lookbook make me want spring to hurry up and get here! The looks are giving me great ideas to add on my spring shopping list: colorful umbrella, polka dots, yellow, ladylike shorts, fresh flowers, woven basket, and some hot pink!

Friday, February 12, 2010

I don't want anything more, than to see your face when you open the door

My parents sent me these flowers a few weeks ago when I was feeling a little homesick - I Love them so much! Fresh flowers really do brighten my day :)
...and because Valentine's Day is this weekend, here are some "LOVE" songs:
1. My Love – The Bird and the Bee
2. Love Me – Department of Eagles
3. Bitter Heart – Zee Avi
4. Enchantment – Lily Frost
5. Tonight You Belong to Me – The Bird and the Bee
6. Married Life – UP Soundtrack
7. Chinese – Lily Allen
8. Crazy for You - Adele
9. How Deep Is Your Love – The Bird and the Bee
10. Love it All – The Kooks

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Love Letters

I saw Bright Star last week and it was one of the most beautiful yet sad movies I have ever seen. Therefore, I highly recommend it! Its about the poet John Keats and his relationship with Fanny Browne - aka the Bright Star. Here is the poem that inspired the movie:

Bright star, would I were steadfast as thou art--

Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night

And watching, with eternal lids apart,

Like nature's patient, sleepless Eremite,

The moving waters at their priestlike task

Of pure ablution round earth's human shores,

Or gazing on the new soft-fallen mask

Of snow upon the mountains and the moors--

No--yet still steadfast, still unchangeable,

Pillow'd upon my fair love's ripening breast,

To feel for ever its soft fall and swell,

Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,

Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath,

And so live ever--or else swoon to death.

- John Keats

Monday, February 8, 2010

Parisian Love

Here is a commercial that will make you tear up! It's my favorite one of the whole night (Super Bowl). Perfect for V-Day <3

Friday, February 5, 2010

Think Pink

There is a color coded post for grey/silver, blue, red and here is the pink one just in time for Valentines Day. Songs and artists about the color pink/rose with items to go along:

1. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt. 1 – The Flaming Lips


2. Razzle Dazzle Rose – Camera Obscura

necklace, anthropologie

3. Goodnight Rose – Ryan Adams

book, anthropologie

4. Pink and Blue – Andre 3000

sneakers, Lanvin

5. Roses – Andre 3000

dress, Stella McCartney @ the out net

6. Everywhere – Pink Martini

a pink Amy Atlas party

7. Dominoes – The Big Pink


8. Pink Moon – Nick Drake

tunic, anthropologie

9. Tennessee Rose – The Deep Vibration

top, D&G

10. Rose City – Viva Voce