Tuesday, December 25, 2012

merry christmas!

I have really enjoyed decorating our little apartment for Christmas this year so before it is old news I wanted to share a few photos. Hope everyone is having a lovely, merry Christmas! I am back in TN for a few days and am actually celebrating with my family tomorrow because of work schedules and such. Happy holidays!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tuesday Tunes.

Lord Huron "She Lit a Fire"
Hurray for the Riff Raff "Look Out Mama"

Just thought I'd share a couple lovely tunes this Tuesday. I recommend listening to both of these albums in full. They are wonderful.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Have a wonderful weekend!

Well, the year is winding down. And I'm procrastinating more and more (aren't we all)....so here is a short one for your Friday. Hope your weekend is filled with many holiday parties and festivities. I am finishing up last min projects and, of course, shopping, til the bitter end. Have a good one. xo

and take a look at...

DRUNK history: does it again. (with my favorite no doubt)

WRAPPING presents: in creative ways...

GLITTER everywhere: feathers. ornaments, eyes, shoes, dress

PEPPERMINT everything: cookie. wreath, meringues, milkshake

CALENDARS 2013: the perfect 'anyone' gift.

WINTER getaways: I wish, oh I wish... (renting a yurt sounds almost do-able!)

DEEP thought: because I missed yesterday.

FANTASYland: let's go!

(image via)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Wandering Wednesday: Thanksgiving {Part II}

I am somewhat of a lone wolf out in Colorado ever since my sister moved from Denver to Nashville almost two years ago. I miss my family. a lot. So the holidays are a pretty special time for me. This Thanksgiving I spent the majority of my time in Jackson, TN...my birth place, and where my Dad still lives. Rob came along too, which made it doubly special. A lot of time was spent at my Dad's house, but we ventured out a couple of times for a movie and the Casey Jones Museum <--- which is really just a fun photo op and an awesome kitschy gift shop. Oh and we took a lovely warm walk on Thanksgiving day before the feast. Ups and downs aside (inevitable), it was just plain fun. We found ourselves staying up til the wee hours of the morning...singing karaoke and drinking whiskey a few nights in a row. Yep, that's how we do it in Tennessee. I heart my family and I can't wait to do it all again in a couple weeks ;)

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Thanksgiving {part I}...


We only spent about 8 hours in Memphis total but I managed to take a lot of photos. I already told you all about the Eddie Vedder concert but before and after the show we had some fun as well. The night started with a sweet drink at the Peabody hotel. If you know much about Memphis you may have heard of the Peabody and their famous ducks, but I came for a different reason-- a Brandy Alexander. It's basically like a delicious boozy milkshake. We happened to get there around 5 o'clock though, which is exactly when the duck march occurs...so we ordered our cocktails and positioned ourselves for duck gazing. It's pretty hilarious the whole thing...and gets you thinking about traditions and how strange they can be, but sometimes it just feels good to be a tourist. For dinner we headed up the alley to the Rendezvous where we chowed down on bbq ribs and brisket. Fun fact: my parents actually got engaged at the Rendezvous. Yep, my dad asked my mom to marry him at a bbq restaurant. I'm not sure what that says about my family, but I'm pretty sure it's something awesome. After the show, we capped the night off with a stroll down Beale Street. We were too exhausted to keep it going much longer, but the down home blues seeped into the streets and gave us enough of a taste that we were satisfied.