Sunday, July 8, 2012

pins and things


It's been over 100 degrees here everyday for the past, I don't know, two weeks? Miserably hot. Especially for a cold weather girl like myself. But last night we were treated to a fantastic thunderstorm (I was lucky enough to watch it in a park with a friend, under cover of course, while eating ice cream!) and it looks like the rain broke our heat spell. The high today is only 94!

Lately I've been busy job searching, applying for jobs, reading The Hand That First Held Mine (which is great so far), and writing. Before I take a little trip to my college town in two weeks to visit my boyfriend and my bestie, I made a goal that I would write 1,000 words every day (or 14,000 words total). So I've been typing away like mad, desperate not to let myself down. Fingers crossed I make my goal!

But of course I still took some time out for my favorite procrastinating activitypinning:

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If only flowers were less expensive and we could have them around all the time! They always make a house more cheerful. These bouquets are especially pretty, I think. I love the little berry-like pink buds.

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Now this would be the perfect place to watch a thunderstorm! Or maybe get some writing done? I'd love to place a giant desk beneath those windows.

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Amazing, right? Each snippet of the picture was taken an hour apart, making for a 7-hour picture of a sunset. Someday when I have my own apartment (and hopefully a view worth taking a picture of), I'll set up a camera in my window and do just this.

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Garlic gravy spaghetti with lemon-marinated chicken. MmmMmm!

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What a perfect setup for a summer night! With drinks, some cards, good food, and good company.

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Love this classic, simple look. I'm now on the lookout for a thin, collared white shirt.

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Gorgeous headband and gorgeous hair. This etsy shop is filled with beautiful, vintage-style hair accessories and jewelry.

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And speaking of jewelry, this earrings holder is definitely going on my Christmas list! Maybe in black or white though. I've been trying to figure out if I could make something similar myself, but haven't figured anything out yet. It would just be so hard to make spaces for those tiny studs on my own!

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Finally, if you're a Harry Potter fan, check out this artist's ideas for the house common rooms. They're not perfectly accurate to the books (obviously, since the book didn't even describe all the rooms in great detail), but they're very imaginative and well-done. I'm pretty sure I would be a Ravenclaw if I were at Hogwarts, but the Hufflepuff House is my favorite!

6 comments:

  1. Your summer activities are about the same as mine, but I think you're winning :) At the moment, I'm trying to convince myself to write for even an hour a day haha

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    1. haha. I've been struggling for the past, I don't know, 3 years to really push myself to write more, so thanks! It really does feel good to know I'm being productive. Making goals and having a list to cross off (I cross off each thousand word mark once I reach it) helps me a lot. Maybe you could try something similar!

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  2. Gorgeous photos - I've repinned a couple :-)

    Maybe a spoon rack could be modified to make the earring holder? Some holes drilled in it??

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    1. Thanks! And thanks for the idea! I'd never seen a spoon rack, but I Googled it and that really does look like it could work. I'm going to look into it.

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  3. Good luck with your writing! Keep me updated! I can't wait to see you!

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    1. Thanks, girl! And I can't wait to see you too! Counting down the days (about 11 left!) :)

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