"Life is the total sum of what you do with the moments given you." - Erwin Mcmanus

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Love Deferred

I love how dense and rich poetry is. 
I love that it can make you feel and think.
I love how it can turn even the most horrific subject, into something hauntingly beautiful. 
I just love it. 
One of my poems is on teen ink's website. You should check it out. Really.
Do you have any favorite poems/poets? 


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I'm falling for Autumn

(photos via design crush) 

"Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile." 
-William Cullen Bryant 

It feels like Fall is officially here! 
I enjoy all the seasons, but fall is definitely my favorite. 
Colder weather, boots, cardigans, pumpkin everything, soups and hot drinks, my birthday, and Thanksgiving are some of the things I love most about this season.

Today is Wednesday, meaning the school week is half over, huzzah! For the rest of the week I'm planning on studying, cleaning my room for my G-ma's return, making more pumpkin chocolate chip muffins (recipe found here), going to Amelie's with some lovely friends, trying out a few new recipes, and doing lots of pilates. 

Also, I found my long lost camera charger, so hopefully I'll have some new pictures up soon! 

- emily

Monday, September 27, 2010

Ninjabread Men

How incredibly cool are these?
I'm sooo ready for the cooler weather and holiday baking.

ninjabread men can be found here.
but i found them via cousin chris' fb, so a shout out to him.

Musical Mondays

The actual music video to this song creeps me out, so I'm posting the following video instead. I discovered Florence & The Machines last month and I'm already lusting over her voice. In a non weird way. Enjoy! 

Hopefully after tomorrow I'll be able to actually post something worthwhile. 

Happy Monday! 

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I Can't Stop...

Listening to this song!

Alas! I can't find it on itunes, so I've just been listening to it on youtube over and over again.

Hope you enjoy!

Post. Script. This song was brought to our attention by our cousin Sarah. She is my musical soulmate.


Jackson Daniel!

My friend Megan and her husband Jason welcomed little Jackson into the world last Tuesday.

I got to meet him over the weekend, and I'm head over heels in l-o-v-e!
He is so tiny (less than five pounds!) and peaceful.

I can't wait to spend more time with him.
 And buy him some awesome baby hats!

My wish


Occasionally I am revert to my pessimistic frame of mind. Okay, to be honest, most of the time. Right now I'm exhausted. Physically, emotionally, mentally. School is a great opportunity, but I hate it right now. I'm praying for a change, but I'm discouraged. In addition, my best friend lives six hours away from me. And did I mention I'm socially handicapped? Just kidding, but seriously. 

I'll probably bounce back once my english paper outline is finished, my math test is taken, math homework is fin, and theater quiz is completed. But at present, I need some new springs. 

Through it all I can still trust in my savior. I've failed him so many times this week, (and it's barely Wednesday) another reason I'm debbie downer today, but I know he loves me. I just need to give this all to him. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.

"From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I." -Psalm 61:2 

Monday, September 20, 2010

I held it in the hope my heart could change

This song is one of my current favorites. Also, Butterfly Boucher is my hero. Her hair, voice, and guitar skills amaze me. Check her out if you haven't already. 

I hope everyone had a great weekend! 

- emily

I am ready for fall.

Yesterday I saw that Panera is now serving Pumpkin Spice Lattes and so is Starbucks. And I want one... but then I step out into the blazing heat that Charlotte is STILL experiencing (note the slight bitterness) and I suddenly am craving a Strawberry Lemonade instead.

Come on fall weather, grace us with your long awaited presence! This is not cool (literally)!

Here's a picture I attempted to picnik. It even has fall colors. And mustaches (which don't really have anything to do with fall).

 - Abigail

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


I haven't dropped off the face of the Earth.
I've just been buried under a deep, deep pile of homework.

Don't despair though, 
I shall be back!

Hopefully soon.



(Photo from swissmiss)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The cooling twilight

photo from weheartit.com

"So we drove on toward death through the cooling twilight ." 
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

I read The Great Gatsby over the summer and while it was interesting, it was throughly depressing. Poor Gatsby (not in the monetary sense). Currently though, I'm reading Their Eyes Were Watching God and then I want to check out Everything Is Illuminated. Have you read any good books lately? 


Monday, September 13, 2010

My life in picture form

Tonight is going to be a late night. 


Saturday, September 11, 2010

Mane and Tail

I want long hair. I'm resisting the urge to cut it and taking vitamins until i achieve the hair of my dreams which looks something like this: 

Grow baby, grow. 

- Emily 

Monday, September 6, 2010


This song is so pretty! Enjoy.

- emily