miscellaneous ramblings

1. i'm loving ruche. Have you ever heard of it? I stumbled across it on Facebook a few weeks ago and fell in love. Their tagline is "a modern boutique with a touch of vintage". Hello? That totally describes my style. To tell you the truth, though, there are a few things in the shop I don't really care for, but for the most part they have amazing items. Right now I'm loving this dream purse, amazing Japanese masking tape, a super cute camera necklace, and the most adorable boots. Sigh. I'm a bit obsessed.


2. grapefruit is the best. Don't you just love it? So juicy, so delicious. Yum. Linking up the above photo to Macro Friday.

3. yes, i admit it. I'm a bit country music obsessed. Blame it on the fact that I was born and spent the first nine years of my life in Texas, but I still love it. It seems that my siblings can't get enough of country music either - they all blare the country station on the radio in their rooms. One of the sweetest songs I've heard in awhile came on a few days ago...I'm a sucker for adorable stories in songs :)

4. that lilly. She cracks me up. If you don't believe me, check out these photos...oh, and every single pose you see her are entirely her own. All I did was capture her antics with my camera...I didn't tell her to do anything. That's just how the crazy girl acts ;)


(Left - What you think Lilly looks like. Right - what she really looks like.)

a bunny-eared leaf.

(She thought it would be so hilarious to give the leaf bunny ears. Snort.)

silly girl

Lilly definitely keeps us all rolling with laughter. Man, I love that girl to pieces.

5. paper cuts hurt. A lot. One wouldn't think that such a tiny incision would hurt so much, but it doesn't. Gah. I can't wait for this cut to heal on my finger.
Speaking of injuries, it seems that I've been very accident prone lately. Yesterday morning my day started out by falling down the stairs. Lovely. I have a big bruise on my forearm to show for it, too. Then, when I was getting dressed, I stubbed my toe - hard. Oh, and I ran into a wall. Twice. Although, that isn't really anything new...I'm super clumsy. Sigh.

i like hats.

6. hats are lifesavers. They're perfect for those days when you didn't have time to wash your hair and need to go somewhere. Not that I would have any experience in that area. I never venture out in public with greasy hair. I have way too much class to ever do something like that. Ahem.

7. baking soda. I've been seeing everywhere people who quit using shampoo cold turkey and switch to baking soda and apple cider vinegar to washing their hair. I admit I could never do that - I have a tendency for greasy hair if I don't use shampoo. I found an article in a magazine a few weeks ago that suggested you add a bit of baking soda to your shampoo. The next time I washed my hair, I half way filled a very small glass with baking soda and added it to the shampoo in my hand. It worked beautifully. My hair got cleaner so much faster and I was left with squeaky clean strands. And my hair felt wonderful afterwards. Try it sometime!
i love my desktop background.

8. my desktop background. Isn't it just the cutest? I found it via Olive Tree, who in turn found it on oh, hello friend. So adorable. 
What background do you have on your computer's desktop?