ten things i love sunday.

i think i may have skipped a week or two, but here we go with ten more loves.

1. all things british. i want to go to london so badly. and the english countryside. i bet it’s so much more beautiful in person than tv/movies.

2. the soundtrack from the movie psycho. i listen to it when i’m creating or doing homework and don’t need the distraction of lyrics.

3. miss piggy. i’m a lot like her. we both love food, glamourous things, kermit the frog, and marc jacobs (pictured). we also both have pretty short tempers.

4. this. how cute!

5. the young victoria. we saw it last night at cinebarre. it stars emily blunt as queen elizabeth and rupert friend as prince albert (among other really great actors you’d probably know as well). he was so charming. we couldn’t figure out where we’d seen him, but foxycleopatra looked it up when she got home. he played mr. wickham in the kiera knightley version of pride & prejudice. the young victoria was amazingly good. i cried. twice.

p.s. it’s nominated for three academy awards. le sigh.

6. pomegranate seeds. pomegranates are one of my favorite fruits. it’s never occurred to me to put them on ice cream before. yum!

7. shoedazzle! this past friday night, my friend lindsay blogged about it, & i immediately went to the site and joined. it’s so cool! you answer a bunch of questions about your personal style, then you register, and your personal shoe stylists (like lindsay said, where do i sign up for this job?!) send you five choices, and you choose whichever you like best. the membership fee is $39.95/month, and this includes your one pair of shoes. you can opt out at the beginning of every month and not pay, and you can also cancel membership whenever you want. i’m so excited to get my first pair!

8. last week’s snowfest. and my very first snowman! (yeah, he’d started leaning by this point…)

9. variations on the “keep calm and carry on” decree from world war 2. the hubster likes this one, of course:

and this one’s *my* favorite:

10. macarons. (and no, they are *not* the same thing as macaroons.) i had some wonderfully delicious ones at baked today (i’m going to do a whole post about them one day this week, hopefully). they had a passion fruit flavor & were filled with dark chocolate ganache. so yum.

(this is not baked. this is laduree, where i swear i will go one day. when i go to paris and london. because there are locations in both places. guuuhhh.)


ten things i love…tuesday.

i know this is late, but i have good reason. the internet at the cabin where we stayed this past weekend went out on saturday. *shrug* not a big deal, b/c it was supposed to be fun times spent with friends. and it was! we had an amazing time… but that’s for a later post. i want to do this right now! here’s what i’m in love with this week:

1. elvis presley. i’ve always considered him a little cheesy and mainstream (if you know me, you know i automatically don’t like anything that everybody else likes–and it’s NOT on purpose! it’s a weird thing that somehow automatically happens…) anyway, i love elvis’s movies. the reason i thought of this is the fac that right this very moment, i’m watching “spinout”. of course it has elvis, but it also has deborah walley, who played gidget in “gidget goes hawaiian”, which is one of my most favorite movies. that’s her playing drums behind the man himself.

2. oh my gosh, i want this so badly.

we heart it

3. cloud-shaped marshmallows! all weekend, i wanted some hot chocolate. skiing and snow doesn’t seem right without hot chocolate, right? and now that we’re home it’s all mild and almost warm, so it doesn’t feel right to drink hot chocolate. but as soon as we have our next cold snap… 🙂

4. lovely, frilly, floaty, fluffy…

5. isn’t this the coolest bed you’ve ever seen? i bet you could even customize it. love it!

6. sparkly, blingy shoes. i especially like the flats near the middle and the gold heels.

7. this is such an amazing and wonderful idea.

8. yummy yummy yummy yummy yummy! not only do these sweeties look deliciously fattening and just damn good, but i love all the pretty pastel colors. i used to shy away from pastels in favor of bold colors, but now i love them. along with bold colors.

9. i love my husband so much. no matter what happens, when we argue or disagree, we always come back together still completely in love. whenever i have an emotional breakdown, he puts me in my place. he doesn’t coddle me, even though i think i want sympathy or comfort, but the not coddling thing? it seems to work, whether i like it or not. ❤

10. SNOW!!! i loved being in the snow this weekend! it’s only the third time i’ve seen really real snow in my life (one of the times i was so young that i can’t really remember now). i love snow and all the fun snowy activities and warm clothes.