The bad blogger.


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I know when I first started reading blogs I instantly loved the blogs where a new post was waiting for me each morning during my daily blog check. All the others that were occasional posters or those that became occasional slowly made their way to the bottom of my list and into the category of “check once every few weeks so you actually have something new to read.”  I am well aware of my sporadic posting nature and I promise to get better about  this.  Suffice  to say, things have been a little hectic in my world and I have been pulled away from the obligations I truly love, like  telling  you all about my fabulous weekend (yet another!) with the Tar Heel, or the adorable decorations I’m planning for Bobo and SIL’s baby shower this weekend, or about the awesome new wedding photographer I found (Anna Kuperberg). The shot above is one of Anna’s and I think it is my favorite, like of all time.  I love how simple, yet beautiful it is. Maybe one reason I love it so much is because this shot came from a wedding that consisted of: the bride, the groom, the groom’s brother, a priest, and the San Francisco Court House.  I’ve always thought of that as such an appealing alternative to a huge wedding ceremony, because the intimacy of what is being done – the uniting of a man and woman before God -is sometimes lost in the jitters of having 500 pairs of eyes on the couple.   Alas, that is another post for another day.

I promise great updates and exciting posts in the near future. Pinky promise.


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Another awesome shot by the oh-so-talented Anna Kuperberg. Seriously go check out her blog, too. 

The 5k.

Friends, family, loved ones. I’ve officially lost my mind.

I’m actually trading these….ChristianLouboutin-Anemone-BlackBow                       

….for these.


 For those of y’all that know me, you know that I pretty much only run when chased. Running is so not my thing. However, despite these known facts, on November 21, 2009 the Tar Heel and I will be headed to Chapel Hill for the Eve Carson Memorial 5K where we are actually planning to participate in the race. The whole crazy shenanigan of an idea got started because I am pretty involved in the NC Triangle Alumnae club, and the Eve Carson 5K is co-sponsored by the NC Alpha Chapter of Pi Beta Phi.  What began as a simple way to support my sisters and remember a wonderful person turned into a crazy, insane, “I think I can do this” challenge to myself.  Don’t get me wrong, the past few weeks that I have been training (or trying to  train, anyway) I have really learned a lot about myself and how great it feels to push my athletic limits.  However, after about the 2 mile mark, I’m without fail hating myself and thinking “I am positively crazy for doing this to myself.”  That always lasts for a few seconds, and then I get to the “but HEY, since you’re this far already…..” and keep on goin’.  At first, the Tar Heel’s involvement was more or less my attempt at getting motivated to really try and do well in this race.  Now, the idea of not dying before crossing the finish line is my main motivating factor. Afterwards is fair game, though. So I’m glad he’s going to be there to revive me should I collapse, or something.

Honestly, I love that the Tar Heel is willing to do something so crazy with me. I’m not gonna lie, our competitive natures have a little something to do with making  this crazy idea–dare I say it?–fun.

If anyone  is interested, you can learn more about the race and even register online, here: Eve Carson Memorial 5K. So far there are 427 runners signed up, and around 600 ran last year. I’m hoping even more will turn out for this year!

This is my challenge to YOU: please pray for me! No, literally, pray for me! I’m asking specifically for prayers of remaining injury-free and for continued motivation for the race. Thanks in advance. :) 

I promise to write an update after the race with standings (maybe) and pictures (definitely).

The bff

My spinner/salty/smurfette/bff is the best. This is why!



So last night, after the super fun Kristian Stanfill concert at WC, we headed back  to Salty’s parent’s house to hang out for a bit before I went back to Raleigh. We stood around in her parent’s kitchen snacking (Mrs. Philly always has the best snacks) and talking and laughing like we were 15 again. It was so fun. I love having her in my life and can’t imagine having a better best friend. When I was going through a disguisting breakup major transition period  last spring, I would call her crying, unable to say any words and she would  just start praying for me. Right there with me on the phone. What an amazing, shining example of a friend she is. I took this picture as an example of how our random talking/laughing will generally involve some sort of craziness like this. After Spinner somehow concocted this crazy hair style, she looked at me, completely serious, and asked if I would still be her friend if she wore her hair like this. I told her, “Of course. I just feel like I’d have to explain you  to every one I meet!” This quote describes us pretty good well:

You’re the strangest person I ever met, she said & I said you too & we decided we’d know each other a long time. –Storypeople

In other news, I have failed to mention that besides my extreme obsession with paper goods, I also love the fall.  I snapped this picture on my way out of work with my iPhone because I know in about a week all of these glorious leaves will make their way to the ground and winter will officially begin to rear its ugly head.


Finally, thank you to everyone who has served in  the armed forces for our country so that we may worship, learn, and live freely.  Happy Veterans Day.

The love.


I just can’t contain my excitement!

I have a pretty intense love for all-things-stationary(ness). I love note cards, notepads, address labels, invitations, you name it.  The more personalized, the better! I am so excited to say I just ordered these sweetthings and I am looking forward to getting them in  the next few days! It literally took me approximately 45 minutes to choose a design, and I ended up deciding to just get two. Visit Bohtieque’s shop on Etsy to get yours. Bohtieque has all sorts of return address labels, shipping labels, and are customizable. I got the one below in black and white damask (instead of the oh-so-Carolina-blue) with red writing and I was just sent the proof  and they look GREAT!  Seriously, click on the images and order your own. You won’t be disappointed – especially at $5.50/30 labels.



Yay for stationary. :)


The stars.



This weekend was a strong contender for busiest and best of all time. In the past three short days I:

  1. tasted wine at A Southern Season
  2. had amazing sushi at Spice Street
  3. split a pitcher of Sky Blue Golden Ale at the Carolina Brewery
  4. received a dozen roses (see above).
  5. played disc golf  with Riley (and won of course)
  6. had amazing sushi at Sumo
  7. worshipped my wonderful Maker at Whitley Church.
  8. had specially designed Baby Shower Invitations made for Bobo and SIL!
  9. had some pretty amazing LifeChat.
  10. looked at the stars.

…all with the Tar Heel.

ps. More to come about the invitations. I am so excited to reveal their awesomeness once they have been mailed!