Monday, December 31, 2012

a new year is approaching...

I'm the queen of resolutions. The queen of using birthdays, and holidays as a chance to restart my world, but even though I'll write in circles about it, I've never really seen results. This year I'm taking all the power within myself to create my own results. I've come to a realization that was a long way coming, and that realization is this; I am a twenty-one year old woman and it is time to own up to who I am, and no longer let any excuse be good enough. This is my one and only life, and I will never be as young as I am in this moment in time. It is time to take everything into my own hands, to enjoy every moment and quit taking my life and my world for granted. It is time to live, and not just think about it.

I hope you all have a wonderful new years eve, and spend the time getting ridiculously silly while wearing sparkly dresses. I love you all. This new year is going to be kick ass.


Saturday, December 29, 2012

honesty corner, going against all I believe in!

I spent my entire life thinking that only bitchy girls wear purses this way, but this purse is too cute and there is no other way to wear it. I'm admitting on going back on something I've believed my entire life. Ah, my confession of the day. Oh, yeah, I also wear glasses.


Friday, December 28, 2012

not naked days, she inside

outfit details; sweater c/o sheinside, skirt from Rue21, boots from GoJane, tights from Target

A little while ago I was lucky enough to win a very sweet giveaway from Laura who writes the wonderful blog Roots and Feathers. The sweater its self is a very generous gift from the wonderful (and affordable!) clothing site called SheInside. It is easily my new favorite sweater. Who wouldn't want something with Reindeer on it?! With all the snow that is falling on the ground, it's pretty fitting.

Thank you to Laura and SheInside!

Stay tuned,

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

chriiiistmas at home (and while housesitting!)

MERRY LATE CHRISTMAS! Sorry, I've just been working, housesitting, and running around in circles in hopes that my head will soon reattach to my body. Here's to hoping that happens soon!


Friday, December 14, 2012

missing persons,

Shit, I've been slacking. Give me a minute. Next week I'll be back to being annoyed, and back to being productive and inspired for Tea at Noon. It's just been a hectic week for my day job, and for my mentality. This growing into the woman I'm meant to be thing is not easy. Does it come easy for anyone?

See you next week,


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

finding the music, nine (harvest moon)

Harvest Moon (Album Version) by Neil Young on Grooveshark

harvest moon by neil young it may not be a 'christmas song' per say, but when the indoor christmas lights are on, and the candles are lit, this can feel like a damn good christmas song. enjoy. happy holidays. stay tuned, lshane

Monday, December 10, 2012

update, update, update (or rambles!)

I have had my little shop for a year and a half. When I started it I'm not sure I really realized the creative journey it would bring me on, and slightly on accident. This isn't a huge update, just a small update. I'm happy to say that even if I might not know the direction, I am growing into my own creative place in this world, and that is worth updating.

Thank you.

Friday, December 7, 2012

soundless feature, ooo pretty things

holiday dresses

all of these beautiful dresses can be found at Modcloth (

Oh, the holidays. What comes with the holidays? Those extremely awkward work Christmas parties. What? I'm the only one that finds them awkward? Fine, you and your social abilities. But, that's besides the point. A way that I cure the awkward feeling I get in my smile (and chest) is to dress cute, and dress fancy. I mean honestly, how often do we get and excuse to get dolled up? (Leaving weddings out of the equation, and no, I won't get married to just wear a pretty dress.) 

I'm good at getting off topic. Anyway, VOILA pretty dresses. 

stay tuned,

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

finding the music, eight

The Scientist (Cover) by Lydia Evangeline

I have a soft spot for covers. I'm not sure why, but usually I will favor the cover over the original. I could pretend to find a reason, and make it deep and meaningful, but really, I just like it. This one especially.

Stay tuned,

Monday, December 3, 2012

honesty corner, i am my mother

The older I get the more I truly am realizing that every good quality I have, I get from my mother. In a lot of ways I am like my siblings, which is funny because I'm not the youngest. I'm right dab smack in the middle of them all. Bits of pieces of me are my older brother, my little siblings, and even (no matter how much I do not exactly like it) my big sister. I've even the only sibling who always gets along with everyone, all the time, and who can find a way to relate, all the time. It's a funny family I'm in, but at the end of the day, I am most like my mother. Even right down to her forgetfulness and my inability to return phone calls.

I have her heart. I share her love for pretty things and Fleetwood Mac. She taught me how to use my small hands to create things out of wire and beads. We share a love for things related to the earth, hippy knick knacks, and an obsession with Christmas. She showed me to be compassionate towards the entire world, and not let our passive aggressive nature get in the way of doing what is right. I am loving, because of her.

She taught me to be a woman, a real woman, a strong woman despite things that get in the way that are out of our control. I am thankful everyday for my mother. She is truly my best friend.

(and she would literally kill me if she ever saw this post. She hates pictures. So, I can assume she would hate it even more if she realized pictures of her were on the internet. So, keep it quiet, will you?)