Monday, March 28, 2011

You say potato, I say potahto.

This conversation happens between me and chris all the time in different forms:

"wanna bet who will be the final 2?"
"in what?"
"march madness"
"huh?"
I clue him in to what I am talking about.
"I dont even know who those teams are."
"nevermind."
"sorry you cant share that with me. you'll have to get a boyfriend for that."
elbow to the ribs.

But really- my favorite part of marriage is that we are different. How fun would it be to always agree on everything? to have nothing to talk about because we have all the same hobbies? I am glad we are the same in all the things that matter... But I am also SO grateful for our differences. I know nothing about graphic design (or even really art for that matter...) but I watched a full length documentary on just the font helvetica. And was interested most of the time ;) And chris will watch a basketball game with me as long as he can hold the remote and change the channel during commercials. (same agreement for the bachelor) haha. Its all about loving each other for what the other person brings to the table right?

I didnt mean for that to come out like a sermon. I guess I have just been realizing lately that its ok that there are some things I will probably never like. I want to be a well rounded person. An informed person. I read parts of the New york times and BBC news daily... but I will never really LIKE politics. And I will always skip over stories I know will make me cry or keep me up at night. Some call it ignorance, I call it bliss.

And I recently found out I am not a fly by the seat of my pants kind of girl. I get stressed out to the point of sickness when I dont have a plan.

Lastly I am a girl who will never want to live in utah forever. Lord please bless me with the sun. Vegas- I miss you my dear old friend. I saw that you will be in the 70s all week whereas it snowed here today. If I can find a way- I will soon see you with my swimsuit in hand. Until then I am being an idiot and doing a little tanning. So sue me- I need the vitamin D. I told chris I can live anywhere temporarily but when we settle down I require sunshine and at least one family member. So Australia, Vegas, and Texas are current options. Someone please move to california so I can add that to the list.

xoxo

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

admit when you're wrong.

I have said before that I dont understand anthropologie. And truthfully I still dont... I still think it is crazy overpriced and that at least 50% of it could be gotten at DI. BUT...

Sometimes I go on there looking for inspiration and find something GREAT ... you know.... that one item you feel like you would want to sleep in. Eat in. Be buried in.

I found one tonight. Well thats a lie I found several. Their spring stuff is just really pretty.



This swimsuit reminds me of the notebook. This style needs to be brought back mainstream.

So I am willing to admit that I was wrong... that there is a place for it. Unfortunately there is just no place in MY closet for it. I put these three items in "my cart" just to see the total.

$631.95.

More than my rent, electricity, gas, and internet for a month. So needless to say I did not finish checking out. ;)

xoxo

Thursday, March 17, 2011

nyc... chris style

Chris came back from NYC with like 10 pictures. One week. 10 pictures. Of those 10 I got this:




Not really sure what to take from those. I think if we end up out there this summer I will be the official photographer..........

xoxo



Wednesday, March 16, 2011

TO DIE FOR

Found this blog: http://lickthebowlgood.blogspot.com/

Found this recipe on said blog: http://lickthebowlgood.blogspot.com/2010/03/creamy-swirls-and-chocolate-winners.html

Made: easy. Ate: amazing!! I also made her lemon curd cheesecake which is also great!


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

missing twin... ??

My sis in law sent me an email with a pic she found of my long lost twin-ish.


I think its pretty creepy/cool close. What about you?


Made me feel great anyway- she is on the urban outfitters site! Granted its likely for her quirky style...

but i'll take what i can get. :)

Ombre. Not hombre the hispanic man down the street.

So I am considering ombre hair. Call me fickle if you want but I just really like change. Dont know what ombre hair is? I like her examples found via google:

http://stephaniejays.blogspot.com/2011/01/style-envy-ombre-hair.html

I am loving sjp's ombre there. Did it sounds like I was speaking in tongue? Sarah jessica parker's 2 tone hair. :) Her root color is very close to my natural hair color and the ends seem almost like they just came from the sun. I really cant decide. Bad dye job? roots grown out? or super pretty way to have low maintenance hair??

Well in my research I found a blog... its possible I am obsessed. But not in a creepy scary kind of way... in that flattering "wow I want to look just like you!" kind of way. promise ;)

http://www.llymlrs.com/

She is from the UK obviously (her accent....). I love her ombre hair... not as dramatic as drew barrymore's... wow drew's is getting a little skunky. Its subtle. Which is how I feel about her clothing. Not skanky, not over the top, not super high fashion and therefore unaffordable. Just stylish and different. subtle. I am feeling inspired. I want to go take all my clothes apart and re sew them. I want to ombre my hair (can I use it as a verb? oh well I just did). and I want to finally find out where I am living this summer. New york you sure are a tease.

In case you didnt know- chris quite possibly has an internship with johnson and johnson this summer in NYC. BUT they havent gotten back to him with that ever so imperative final YES yet. And it all feels so uncertain. I am looking for an apartment but how can I really do that when I dont really have a yes and I certainly dont have real dates.

Wanna hear the funniest part? I already have someone lined up to live in my apartment in provo for the summer. So we are homeless come the end of april. It sounds a lot more scary when I say it like that. homeless. But really we will be in england for some time and then new york or vegas and it will all be ok. We wont starve or take to the streets. I will find a home for my soon to be 1 year old daughter (may 6!!!). Who PS is going to have lots of teeth soon. She has 3 and 3 more coming in. And she stands on her own so maybe she will be walking soon?? you never know about that stuff tho. could be months. could be tomorrow. Ok no one is reading this anymore. You (if you were being kind) likely read the first paragraph, got bored and promptly found another blog.

I cant help it if once I finally sit down to blog I realize I have way too much to say.

well I could probably help it by blogging more often. but.... the bachelor was on last night. thats all i've got.

So should I ombre my hair (there I go pretending its a verb again)? or continue with my highlighting in hopes that my soon to be spring weather tan will make me glad to have it all blonde?

Do you believe I could ever really get tan? I am losing faith.

Your opinion matters. Maybe not to your local congressman but certainly to me.

xoxo katie taylor