• blogging,  Life

    summer lovin’

    Guys, it’s mid-August already. I am a summer baby and live for the 2-ish months out of the year where I don’t need to wear a jacket or pants that reach my ankles. My goal for the next few weeks (i’m praying for an indian summer), is to soak it all in, as much as I can. I’ve been thinking about what I love most about this flash in the pan season and I thought it would be nice to list some things that get me through the long, cold winter. not waking up in the dark lightning bugs not wearing a jacket Dolly’s Ices  the smell of the morning torrential…

  • blogging,  tag

    TAG: this or that – summer edition!

    I wanted to be like the cool kids and write a weekend round-up but I quickly realized that wasn’t going to happen so I found a summer this or that tag on Always, Abby and since we’re heading for a heatwave here, what’s a better time to do it? Ocean or Pool POOL. The ocean might be relaxing, but the sand that comes with it, is not. Pools also don’t have sharks or jellyfish, which seem to be running rampant on the East Coast lately. Beach Vacation or Wilderness See, now this is where I contradict myself. I will NOT go camping. EVER. The thought of bugs and mountain lions and peeing…

  • blogging,  fashion

    Well, I said I’d be back

    Well, I said I’d be back. I’m sure you’ve seen this gem floating around the internet lately. Since I’ve been out of the blogging game recently, I don’t have too much to say except… REALLY? OPRAH?! Of all people this ends up in Oprah’s magazine? The same Oprah whose weight has been up and down more than the elevator at the Empire State Building? The same Oprah who rolled her lost fat out on stage in a Radio Flyer wagon? Something tells me there’s going to be an opening in the Advice department at the magazine pretty soon. I’m sure Oprah doesn’t proof her whole magazine every month. She’s not…

  • blogging,  Life,  photography

    the shack

    Yesterday I was scrolling through my reader and came across this post from Kristen over at Peaches and Poppycock. It was just the inspiration I needed. And by inspiration, I mean I’m just going to participate in The Daily Posts photo challenge like she did. Whatever works, right? Life has been kicking me in the crotch lately (there may be a post about it in the distant future, but maybe not) so I need all of the inspo I could get. So, thanks Kristen! The Daily Post asked us to show a picture of the in-between. The getting there. I wish I could throw a few pictures up of me before and…

  • Life

    chicken pox > mosquito bites

    The summer between second and third grade I came down with a nasty case of the chicken pox.  And by nasty I mean I had a total of 11 spots that didn’t really itch. This summer I went on a cruise where I realized that mosquitos and other ankle biters don’t travel into the middle of the ocean.  Yessss.  When I got home I innocently sat on my stoop,  like the true Brooklynite that I am.  Without fail every mosquito in the tri-state area converged onto my legs. Kill me. So now,  between my peeling sunburn and my 493029 mosquito bites,  which are red like Coke cans and hot,  I…