scarf swap!

i was right. the scarf swap was so much fun! ¬†ūüôā to be honest, i’d almost completely forgotten to be on the lookout for my scarf in the mail. i just happened to check the mail on our way out the door to a concert saturday night, and just what did i find there? my new scarf from my swap partner, paige! ¬†so i threw it around my neck, & it made my boring outfit way cuter. it’s so cute– a pretty maroonish color with a very subtle pattern. if only i’d had my camera with me! i did remember to take a quick snapshot on my way out the door when i wore it to school yesterday.


it’s a lucky thing i remembered it yesterday, too! it got pretty windy and verrry rainy when the hubster & i went downtown for a quick trip to urban & then the mellow mushroom for lunch. so my scarf swap partner pagie is mega cool. go check out her blog & see the pretty pictures from her beautiful wedding, and posts of her cutie pie niece. ūüôā

while i was visiting her blog, i found this, and me being me, i just couldn’t resist:

one letter at a time…

A–age: i’m 28, and i’m staying that way til i turn 30.

B–bed size: king. that’s why we let the dogs sneak into bed with us.

C–chore you hate: LAUNDRY. i hate, loathe, despise, and abominate laundry.

D–dog’s name: ¬†axl and lola

E–essential start-your-day item: ¬†coffee!

F–favorite color: ¬†i love pink.

G–gold or silver or platinum: ¬†platinum, please.

H–height: ¬†5’3″ (i’m rounding up…heh…)

I–instruments you play: ¬†piano & guitar. you didn’t say i had to play them *well* did you? b/c i definitely could use some guitar lessons…

J–job title: ¬†full time student. i’m looking for some part-time work, though. my original plan after quitting real estate was to substitute teach, but how can i get up at 5am when i can’t even sleep at night?

K–kid(s): ¬†none, thanks. maybe one day, but right now, no. we’ll stick with furbabies.

L–living arrangements: ¬†my dogs own a 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath home in lovely south carolina, and they allow us to live with them. bless their little hearts.

M–mom’s name: ¬†lisa (same as paige! funny!)

N–nickname(s): ¬†tiff, tiffy, flossy mae (that one’s my papaw’s creation)

O–overnight hospital stay other than birth: ¬†umm…i guess when i was little & had kidney problems. i think i was two.

P–pet peeve: ¬†ignorance.

Q–quote from a movie: ¬†“letting everyone down would be my greatest unhappiness.” ¬†~marie antoinette

R–righty or lefty: ¬†righty

S–siblings: ¬†one sister, foxycleopatra. and a brother-in-law (the hubster’s brother).

T–time you wake up: ¬†on mon/wed/fri, i get up at 8:30am for school. tues/thurs i get up whenever i feel like it. i don’t have school til 6pm those days.

U–underwear: ¬†victoria’s secret. today they’re an apricot color with tiny white scrolls all around.

V–vegetable you dislike: ¬†i really love vegetables. i suppose the one i like the least would be cauliflower.

W–ways you run late: ¬†thinking i need less time than i actually do, hitting snooze, waiting on the hubster, forgetting stuff…

X–x-rays you’ve had: ¬†lungs, knee, teeth…i think that’s all.

Y–yummy food you make: ¬†the last thing i made that was really yummy was a chicken soup with pastina. it had a really zingy lemony flavor with spinach and feta, and it’s fairly easy, as it’s made with a rotisserie chicken.

Z–zoo favorite: gorillas & other monkeys. they’re so much fun to watch!! gorillas just look like really furry people when they move around and make gestures & stuff. so fun.

download this: ¬†“angel from montgomery” by john prine (not sung by bonnie raitt. sung by john prine.) ¬†i’ve been listening to this song a lot lately for some reason. then i remembered kristen stewart sings it in “into the wild,” and she does a really good job. it’s a great song.

today’s fave etsy item: ¬†mr. & mrs. scatter pillows by idotakeu. there’ve been so many weddings lately, i figured a wedding-themed item would be good. wouldn’t this be a cute wedding gift? hmm…i’ve another one to attend this saturday… ūüėČ



new habit.

i just discovered something new about myself:

i purse my lips when i am drawing. 

i just became aware of this about five minutes ago.

also, i’m toying with a new idea. i’m thinking of starting a “charleston street style” blog. i’d take my little digital camera with me everywhere and snap shots of what people are wearing. what do you think? would you be weirded out if i came up to you and said, “hey, i have this blog called ‘charleston street style’ and i’d love to feature what you’re wearing on it. is that cool?” ¬†and i’d make up little cards with the url and stuff. i don’t know…oui or non?

download this: ¬†i’m going with a classic today, b/c it’s the mood i’m in. “walkin’ after midnight” by patsy cline. i’d love to do some walkin’ after midnight on the beach tonight. i’m in a romantical mood today.¬†

today’s fave etsy item: ¬†rich gold double twist headband by mixbaby. this headband is perfect for my hippie side. i also *heart* those sunglasses! want. visit mixbaby’s shop to find more adorable stuff!