Yellow. The color of sunshine, and summertime, and that’s what I am dreaming of right now. Listen to “Kiss Me” by Sixpence None the Richer, and look at pictures of brightly colored fruit; it will add some much longed for summertime to your day.




(Summer: please great me soon, I love you and miss you)

what I love right now

Reading: Bonhoeffer, Parisian Chic, and Saving Leonardo. Loving the 5-year Q&A journal my dear friend got me.

A teasing hint of sunshine, and my comfy-cozy weekend mocks. (That my little brother is jealous of)

My sock monkey, I have a deep affection for him.

Waking up to fresh blueberry muffens on a Sunday morning.

New Essie nail color, “fun in the gondola”. (I almost like the name more then the color)

Listen to “Good LIfe” by One Republic, listen to it all day.

New favorite in the closet: Red wellies from J. Crew

London Underground map from The Paper Source 

A quirky red necklace to spice up a simple outfit

Highlights from this week:

  • Getting my desktop hard drive fixed, and having Mac not charge me for it.
  • Spending time with my sister-in-law
  • Coming home to my sister and brother-in-law being at my house.
  • Spotify
  • My new shower curtain (!!!!!!!)
  • Dropping my phone by the mailbox on my way home, and not releasing it until the next evening. Thanks to Apple for making hearty iPhones, it was totally fine.
  • Finishing my memory books of 2011
  • Listening to Taylor Swift’s “Ours”, and “Good LIfe” by One Republic
  • The sunshine peeking through my window in the morning

Cheers for now.


remembering 2011 with moleskines and iphones

I wanted to remember 2011. Finding the best way was the question. I take a bunch of pictures, but not a ton of my personal life. When it comes to keeping my life inorder, and documenting my iPhone gets all the credit. Between Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, I had happy-snappy pictures to boot; so I printed them. I printed 183 pictures off my phone, memories out the ears! Everything from a new pair of shoes, to packing to to go Italy, and everything in between.


I used the Walgreens iPhone app to easily order my prints (no, I do not recommend printing anything other then phone pictures at Walgreens.), and got these Moleskines.

I just pasted the pictures in the Moleskine, one for last winter/spring, one for summer, and one for fall/this winter, and wrote short quirky captions.

A cheater’s scrapbook.


-madey edlin