I currently have family from Wisconsin visiting and it's great to have a house filled to the brim with family. And at our trip to the famous boardwalk, I obsessively took pictures to edit in the app instagram.
The app is freeeee, which automatically makes it great. It's awesome because you have a million choices for editing the pictures and they are uploaded to your instagram page, but also saved into your photo library. Search my name-- tstarynts
I know that most of your pieces are reasonable (including the top kaftan dress), but after spending too much money on this watch and these rain boots I cannot bring myself to bid against others. It is not in my budget and so I will have to continue stalking your ebay store. I'll be watching.
I have spent a good portion of my time this summer lusting over lavish pieces to decorate my dorm room. Come September 1st, I plan on having a beautiful, awesome space to chill in (and by chill I mean study....). So here are a few thoughts.
The most practical would probably be the picture blob (#4) because I think it looks cool and it also requires the least work, a combination that I like. If my room already looks overwhelming, I'll head towards the clipped photos (#2).
I am dying over the shoe display case(#1). I legit NEED to own this for my shoes. What is better to show off? I can think of nothing. Obviously, I can't bring that to my dorm room. Although I was pumped when I found the 36-pair shoe rack, the reviews are just awful and now I can't bring myself to get it. Now for #3, I really want to bring this. It will probably scare my roommate, but my massive collection of shoes will do that by itself anyway. I think it's a little too much for a dorm, there's a smaller version but it's not worth using the space unless it goes up and holds 4325832758 pairs of shoes like this one does. My reality will be lining my shoes up around my room. What a shame.
Although it is only mid-July, I've been feeling productive enough for the start of the school year. Maybe it is in part due to my change of desktop images. A picture of the print above is tiled on my desktop and inspires me every time I sit on my butt in front of the computer. I've always been amazed at how you are the sole person responsible for your attitude and outlook. Small changes can make the hugest impact on no just your life, but those around you.
So, I decided to write a list of positive changes to make my life a happy one.
Towards the end of the year, my AP Psych teacher had us create a CD called "The Soundtrack to My Life." I treated it more of a "My Playlist of the Moment" assignment, as the only songs that describe my life are not my favorite to listen to. I prefer to listen to songs that transport me to another time or make me feel good or inspired, not dwell on myself and things that have happened. So, here is the CD that I have been listening to on repeat since making it.
 Hard Sun- Eddie Vedder
 Set Fire to the Rain- Adele
 Moon River- The Honey Trees*
 Cecilia- Simon&Garfunkel
 Daylight- Matt and Kim
 The Angel and the One- Weezer
 How Lucky We Are- meiko
 The Night Owls- Little River Band
 Hometown Glory- Adele
 Cosmic Love- Florence and the Machine
*- This song was a cover online, so I put it into zamzar.com so I could have it on my iPod.
Although I have been super busy, this summer is one of my favorites. It's this time of year when I realize how much I take for granted living in such a beautiful area right next to the beach. Especially when there are thousands of shoobies driving hours to get one day in my town.
So, this picture and the top picture were both taken on my newest app ShakeIt. I was reading the Free People Blog(which is worth subscribing) and they featured polaroids of the office taken by the app. I, the newly obsessed iphone-er, immediately downloaded it and I'm glad I spent the 99 cents. So, if you're lucky enough to be graced by an iPhone, buy this app.