March 22, 2011

Hey, I put some new shoes on and suddenly everything's right.

You know what makes me feel better when I'm having a bad day? New shoes. Turns out, I was having a bad week a while ago, and found myself online shopping (never a good solution, but, alas, it gives some temporary relief). Needless to say, only a few minutes later I had purchased not one, but two pairs of shoes. It's ok though, because I love them both.

Both pairs can be found here (UO) 
And they totally made me feel better. 
Have you heard of this song? It's where I got my post title. It pops into my head every time I get new shoes.

P.S. I just ordered 2 new pairs of shoes while I wrote this post. Oh man, no bueno. 

March 21, 2011

Knotted Ring.

Hey everyone!
I'm just stopping by to share a cute ring that I'm currently coveting. 

via A Cup of Jo
This ring is so simple yet I'm in love with it. While I'm all for big, flashy rings, sometimes I'm drawn to delicate pieces like this even more. Again, a perfect present for my future boyfriend to buy me :)

This ring and more can be found HERE.

March 15, 2011


Hey everyone!
So I have been trying my very hardest to start eating as healthy as possible. The warm weather is approaching fast and with that comes a particular goal I've set for myself (more on that later). Basically, I've wanted to start feeling better, and this of course involves eating healthy! I'm a huge soup fan so when I saw this recipe yesterday while trolling the internet during my lunch, I decided it would be the perfect thing to make for this week!





It was super easy to make and came out delicious. A big bowl of it will leave you feeling super full and satisfied without the guilt! 

Here's the recipe***:
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 cup chopped celery
3/4 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped carrots
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with liquid
3/4 of a 6 oz can tomato paste
3 cups of water
1 carton of vegetable broth
1 jumbo potato, peeled and cubed
1 cup frozen whole kernel corn
1 cup long-grain white rice
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2-1 teaspoon salt

In a large pot over medium high heat, combine olive oil, celery, onion, and carrots. Saute and stir about 4-5 minutes or until they begin to soften slightly. Add in the canned tomatoes, 2 cups of water, vegetable broth, potato, corn, rice, soy sauce, thyme, pepper, garlic powder and salt. In a small dish mix 1 cup water with tomato paste until it is liquefied. Add it to soup mixture. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30 mins, or until vegetables are tender. Serve hot. 

I made some slight changes as I went about cooking. First off, I used some fresh garlic I had on hand instead of garlic powder. I also did not have any thyme on hand so I just did not add any. Also, because the soup looked thick enough already, I didn't add the rice (I'm trying to avoid unnecessary carbs). However, I think I might add some precooked brown rice to a bowl for dinner tonight. I also added some frozen green beans in addition to the frozen corn for added variety. 


***because I'm a dork, I didn't save the source of the recipe. I cannot for the life of me remember where I found it. Here is a link to a printout version. If anyone recognizes where this is from, let me know so I can give credit!

March 10, 2011



via here
I know I know, I have been slacking on the blog front. You know what my problem is? I'm on media overload. That, and computer-time overload. I spend so many hours staring at this darn thing everyday for work that as much as I want to blog at night (and trust me I have many things to share), I just cant force myself to turn the stupid thing on. I keep starting posts, and never finishing them. Part of this is my tendency to get distracted by how pretty other blogs are (I have major blog-envy). However, I just gotta remember to keep doing what I'm doing, and hopefully someone out there enjoys reading/looking at what I put out there. I know there are a few of you :-)  

I'm going to keep this return post short for today so here's a little video I stumbled across the other day. Not only am I in love with the song and lyrics, but the animation that goes with it is super cute as well. Enjoy!

March 3, 2011

Old to some, New to me.

So, a friend told me he had this song stuck in his head yesterday. When I expressed I had no idea what song he was talking about (he was not surprised), I promptly went and YouTubed it. I then repeated it all night. And found other versions to listen to. While I have several versions I like (including one by Mumford & Sons), this one is also at the top of my list. 

Wagon Wheel by Old Crow Medicine Show.

I know, I know they are not a new group and this is not a new song. However, like my title says, old to some, NEW TO ME!

I love discovering new music. Do you guys like them? Or this song? Am I the only one that hasn't heard of this?
(did I mention how I also find the lead singer guy super-attractive while he sings this?)

March 2, 2011

I have a crush.

And it's called Atlantic-Pacific. I somehow stumbled upon this blog today and I'm already legitimately obsessed with this girl's style. It's amazing, innovative, fresh and impeccable. Her photos are also beyond gorgeous.
Here are just a few of her many outfits i'm wishing would appear in my closet:

all images from Atlantic-Pacific

I wish she was my friend. And that we could share closets.

Do you like her style too? Any favorite outfits?