Everyone loves Elf.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I feel sickly. Probably because I finally tried the Starbucks Via, and I hated it, and now I feel gross. I've also had Kanye West's new album on constant rotation, so I'm feeling pretty ghetto. Have I ever mentioned how awesome I am sometimes?
Anyways. Tonight, I started art journaling again, I watched Mulholland Drive (a mind trip and a half) and listened to The Knife while looking for a pair of shoes for my friend Taylor (because apparently, no ones knows vintage like Haley... not sure where he came up with this idea..)
Anyways... I guess you all are wondering who the lucky winner is..:)
numero 15, which means...
Yay! Mich! Email me (gwtwlover@msn.com) and we will come up with a fun idea for your journal! :)

Top Christmas Movies, according to you guys:
1. Elf
2. A Christmas Story
3. How the Grinch Stole Christmas/ White Christmas (a tie)

A lot of these (White Christmas, 4 Christmases, Polar Express, Year w/o Santa Claus, etc) I've never seen before, so I'll definitely give them a try.
And thank you, Miss Danielle, for suggesting Groundhog Day. My dad is obsessed with that movie, and ALWAYS makes us watch it on snow days. :)

I'm gonna go watch other weird mind-bending movies now, since I'm in the mood for that sort of thing, and drink some ice tea, since I'm kind of grossed out by hot drinks right now.
Later, folks.

100th post is not as epic as i thought it would be (+something special)

Monday, November 29, 2010

*the giveaway is closed. sorry you missed it, sucka* :)

I am feeling MUCH more positive now! I think I just needed to feel like I actually accomplished something today to feel decent. So, I cleaned my room (a little) and worked for 2 straight hours on papers for my political science class. I'm about to start on the outline for my final essay in my english class, which is called "What Is a Place" and is supposed to be about a significant place in my life. I can't really think of anywhere in my life that I could write about for 4-6 pages. No where. Except New York. I've only been there once, but I think I could write pages and pages worth of crap that only has meaning to me (such as the elevator in our hotel that we took a picture in every morning). Haha, maybe that's what I'll do.
Maybe I'll share the final draft of the essay here... if 4-6 pages worth of writing doesn't bore you. :)

Random facts about my day:
*I got out of bed at 11:30, and made breakfast, got back in bed, then got out at 2:30 to make lunch.
*I figured out how to successfully keep my hair up in a bun, even though its really too short to put up at all.
*Got a "latte" at McDonald's because the closest Starbucks is 20 minutes away, and I didn't want to drive that far just for my comfort drink.
*While in the drive-thru at McDonald's, I saw a car that had 2 cats just sitting in the back window of the car. I laughed for maybe 2 minutes over that.
*I watched Glee with my brother, who was "sick" today. He was in complete awe over the Glee version of the Katy Perry song "Teenage Dream" - trust me, this kid is definitely not a Glee fan, so this must mean something.
*wrote a review on the war for my political science class, using a Conservative magazine. Most boring and depressing thing ever.
*Wrote 2 reviews for movies for the same political science class (any class where you can review V for Vendetta for a grade is pretty awesome).
*Watched a grand total of 4 Jeopardy episodes with my grandparents. Every time Grandpa answered a question right he'd lean over to me, hold his hand out, and say, "hold your applause, please." Annoying.
*I'm getting bored with how boring my day has been.

Last night was the best night ever, but I'm going to be very vague about it, because I can.
Blake made me dinner (and it was yummy), and hot tea, and we watched Amelie. It was perfect.
It would've been a bit more perfect if the Home Alone 2 VHS would've worked, but alas, Christmas movie watching will have to be saved for another night. :)

I should probably work on this stupid essay now.


p.s. this is officially my 100th post. I feel like this should be way more epic than it really is.
Hmm. I guess I can do a giveaway. You know, since I want to fit in in the blog world, or whatever :)
Leave me a comment giving me a Christmas movie suggestion, and you can win one of these lovelies, much like the one I gave away on Danielle's blog:
If you win, I'll get in contact with you and personalize a sketchbook for you, and whatnot). GOOD LUCK ♥

sorry this is so lame.

I kind of really dislike blogging at the moment.
Maybe tonight, or tomorrow, I'll feel differently about this.

My next post will be my 100th though.. so it'll probably be pretty epic.

Thanksgiving on Saturday.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Grandma bought Savannah and I a Littlest Pet Shop coloring book. And we were so excited. Well, I was excited. Savannah wasn't.
And then she decided she wanted to make videos. So we did. Or we tried, at least.

Happy Thanksgiving (for us)!
xo. Haley

happy black friday, love max & haley

Friday, November 26, 2010

while grandma, mom, and aunt leslie are off doing some black friday shopping, mr. max and i stayed home to play with photobooth and watch tv (i suuuper don't like hd. i'm probably the only person in the world that doesn't). (he loves giving kisses. its the sweetest thing ever!)
i hadn't seen him in what felt like forever. he's walking so, so well now, and he can say his name (sort of), and he can tell you how old he is. its too adorable.

happy shopping day! i've only gotten out once for Starbucks (i've never been so excited for a cup of coffee). i'm doing horribly with my no-caffeine plan, but i'm going to give it another shot soon. maybe. we'll see.
xo. haley

i'm bored. beyond bored, actually.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

so, its a tradition to make our christmas lists after we eat on thanksgiving. but our actual thanksgiving dinner is on saturday. so it doesn't really feel like thanksgiving. anyways, i went ahead and made my list. i was a bit excited. i just have a lot of christmas spirit this year.:)
so here's my christmas list:i want this dress more than anything in the world ever. for real.Twilight Saga Scene It. Yes. I am legitimately asking for this. And when I get it, I'm having a huge party to play this beautiful game.
so i don't exactly need this exact record player... but i want it. its too pretty. and to go with that pretty record player, i need these records:

prettiest. rain boots. ever. i'm not sure where i can find these, but i want them. like, bad.
the Bat For Lashes jacket that I REALLY wanted is out of stock, so i'll gladly settle for this one, i guess...:)

pretty handmade mocs. (please and thank you, mom)

happy thanksgiving! :)
xo. haley

p.s. i also really want a pink KitchenAid mixer. that's all. :)


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

happy thanksgiving! :)
i probably won't be around for a few days; i'll be out of town, hanging with family, eating too many deviled eggs, shopping (hello, urban outfitters), and cuddling with my favorite one year old (i haven't seen max in months. i miss that boy!).
i'm definitely excited to get out of town for a few days. i'm not looking forward to missing a few people (cassie and i are switching cities for the weekend. not fair).
is it completely terrible that i'm hoping this weekend goes by super fast? oh well.
anyways... i'm thankful for:
- my family (duh)
- my friends (duh x2)
- good, warm weather (i miss it a lot right now)
- not otc
- mr. blake
- nylon magazine (ha. seriously.)
- bubble tea & chai tea lattes
that's all i can really think of right now.
so, yeah. happy thanksgiving. :)
p.s. yesterday didn't exactly go as planned. i did get to see emjay, however. see? this is my excited face:
we had a wonderful time catching up over lunch at Big Momma's (our favorite).
it was lots of fun. hopefully we're gonna get to hang out again before she leaves. crossing fingers.

I actually have useful things to say this time around.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

update: Breigh is now home, and doing amazing. When they looked over her bloodwork again, they could find nothing wrong, and everything was back to normal, she says the doctors couldn't explain it. Truly, truly a miracle. Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers. :)

Sometimes I find myself blogging with absolutely zero purpose at all, just because I feel like I have to.
But right now, I have something specific to write about.

My best friend Breigh is the most wonderful person I know.
She is one of the most strong-willed girls I know. Especially for her age. I don't know many girls that can and will defend their faith the way that she does. She is a constant source of inspiration to me. Breigh and I are just about as different as two friends can come. She's super into pink & People magazine, while I am into crafts & music (we do, however, share this amazing love for all things Lil Wayne & Beyonce). I think the things that make us different are the things that make us best friends.
We've been best friends since I can remember, and I can't ever see us not being friends. I love her so, so much.
Right now, I just ask you to pray for my best friend. She has been admitted to the hospital for a low white blood cell count. A little over a year ago, she was diagnosed with Gitelman Syndrom, which is a kidney disease. I've been right by her side every step of the way, and I hate seeing what her illness is doing to her. She's a beautiful, beautiful girl, too young to be dealing with something like this. I just ask that you stop and just think about her for a few minutes. I would greatly appreciate it. :)
I love you Breebee. Lets be biffys forever. :)
xo. Haley

grandma nights + good friends

every monday night, i stay with my grandma. i've been doing this since maybe jr. high or so, and since i didn't move away for college, i continue to stay every monday with her. i love it. :)
a few mondays ago, mom wanted me to take pictures of our night so she could scrapbook it (of course), but this was the only picture that turned out somewhat decent:
but really, this is what grandma night is all about. getting in bed really early, eating too much candy, and watching movies on netflix.
of course, prior to getting in bed at like 7:30, grandma makes dinner, we watch jeopardy and lifetime movies, and then go to bed.
we. are. so. cool.

i get to hang out with the coolest girls ever. emjay is in town for the week, so we (+danielle & erin) are getting lunch and hanging out this afternoon! its going to be awesome.

so i should probably put clothing on now.
have a good day:)

to-do lists.

Monday, November 22, 2010

today i will:
- clean my bedroom
- make cute stuff for other people
- make some lists i probably won't ever use
- get some oriental inn for lunch
- skype with claire for a bit
- stop freaking out about the mouse in my house
- listen to this a million times:

my guess is that today will be a pretty decent day.


christmas is my favorite.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

unless you consider my birthday a holiday, then christmas is my very favorite. its not so much presents, even though i like those a lot, too, but i love apple cider and the breakfast casserole that my grandma only makes on christmas morning. silly reasons to like christmas, i know. but for real. those are my reasons.
other things i like about this time of the year:
- all of the candy my momma makes
- how cozy my mom makes the house seem
- the many jammies nights colby and i have when it gets cold outside
- red cups at starbucks. duh.
- the Baptist version of midnight mass on christmas eve
- listening to the Bright Eyes & Sufjan Stevens christmas albums
- christmas socks (even though i don't have any. so i wear my valentines day socks instead)
- christmas movies! (i'm so watching Home Alone tonight!)
- lots of hot tea & books. perfect nights like that make the season wonderful

i can't wait to have a place of my own to make cute little handmade decorations for.
and i'll need a pink christmas tree, too.

+i'm experiencing a bit of hair envy right now:
so so so pretty. but for right now.. i'm stuck with this:
rather simple. and sort of mommy ish. i'm working on it. i keep dying it darker, but can never commit to anything other than dark brown. haha. maybe someday i'll actually take a risk with my hair and dye it some crazy color. or get some crazy cut. we'll see. :)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

i'm getting used to my short hair.
i don't cry over it anymore, at least. haha:)
i have nothing exceptional to say today.
other than i only have 3 ServSafe classes left of the semester - all 3 classes will be filled with tests too. Lame. but I am so thankful its almost over. I'm SO much closer to having my bakery after I become ServSafe certified. That is, if I pass the test, of course.

P.s. is there a job specifically for making playlists on iTunes? Because I'm pretty sure I could do that all day long...
as you can see, i'm totally a pro at making seasonal playlists. i have one for fall/winter/summer, AND for Sundays & at night.
Someone should pay me to do this junk.

xo hay


Friday, November 19, 2010

Today while at work, I began making my 2011 goal lists, and started organizing my thoughts for how I want 2011 to play out.

Truth is: I don't know what I want for the next year.

I have my goals, yes. But when its this time next year, I don't know where I see myself.
I talked to a woman in one of my classes last night who told me about her experience with moving to New York City by herself right out of high school. She truly inspired me. I came home, my head full of thoughts and all I wanted to do was tell my mom about all these plans I have. I think it might have scared my mom when she noticed how serious I was about it.
Through all of this, I think I'd like to see myself living completely on my own by the end of the next year. I would love it. Will it happen? Probably not. But that's the goal. Something I'll be working towards in the next few years.

I've been working on more attainable goals as well. I won't say what I'm working on just yet, but some huge changes are coming.
I am very, very excited for the coming year. Life has a way of surprising you - and I honestly can't wait to see what's in store for 2011.
I don't think I've ever been this excited about life before.

+ I started reading a new book today. I hardly ever really invest in a book. But lately I've just been wanting to read a really good book, one that I can't force myself to put down, one that leaves me thinking. Well... I started "The Year of Magical Thinking" today and this afternoon at work, I read... and read... and read. I read for maybe 2 hours and then finally made myself quit so I could clean up and go home and read some more. The book is incredibly sad so far, but all the reviews I've read of it say that the author keeps it very light and its not as depressing as it seems it will be. So far, I just want to cry and give the author a huge hug. But it is SO good.
I can't wait to get to work tomorrow morning so I can make myself a huge chai tea latte and settle in to my cozy chair in the back and just read for another 2 hours.
I need more good books to read! :)


Thursday, November 18, 2010

we photobooth in class.

we're really cool.

late night.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

(my six year old cousin and I have the same hair cut)

I have a long, long night ahead of me.
I'm attempting to do a ton homework that I've known about for a few weeks all in one night.
I'm really good at procrastinating.

I finished up my schedule for next semester. I really, really enjoy going only 2 days a week. I get to work on the other days that I'm not at school, with the exception of Monday, which is "my" day. I'm taking a piano class next semester! That'll be my "easy" class. I've been playing piano for nearly 9 years now, and I love it. But I haven't been "serious" about it for a few years now, and I'm so ready to get back into it. I've missed it a lot.
I will also have an intro lit class, which I'm super stoked about as well. This is going to be a fun semester. With the exception of not seeing a certain someone.. that's no bueno in my book. :(

I'm about to start watching Ghost World, which I've never seen before.. so we'll see how that goes.
I've been so tired lately; I know not to watch movies at night, because I just fall asleep.
It took me 3 nights to watch ONE movie. Ridiculous.
I have nothing exceptional to say today.
It's been like this for a few days now. +I feel like I might throw up any minute. I feel gross.


P.s. I hate my hair now.
P.p.s. Sometimes I way too cool for my own good. Example:

I Love Lykke Li.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

(she's covering Lil Wayne. of course I love it)

...yeah. I just really like her.

xo. Haley


Monday, November 15, 2010

today will not be a productive day, i can tell already.
i think my mom has finally come to terms with the fact that on mondays, i just like to stay in bed all day. i don't think its a big deal, really. :)

i don't have a lot to say these days.
life is good. i'm happy.
this is the happiest i've been in months. so i don't have much complaining to do lately (except, why did i cut my cussing hair. i'm so stuuupid!)

lately, all i've wanted to do is look at tattoos, and plan for my next one (which i'm hoping will be in january or february. crossing my fingers).
if i hadn't gotten mine a few months ago, i think by now, i wouldn't even care anymore. the longer i waited, the less i cared about getting one.
...but i got my first tattoo, and now i'm addicted.
this one is killer! i want a Shining-inspired tattoo! :)
isn't that last one rad?? i wish i could commit to something like that. but its one of those things i know i wouldn't like in a few years. but you're only young once.

...and while looking through we heart it at the pretty tattoos, mine popped up a few times.
i love it! :)

ok, i think i might actually get up and do something.
i have to pay my stupid speeding ticket today. LAME.

before & after:

Saturday, November 13, 2010

the before... ...and the after:
i'm in love!
i don't know what it is about the approaching winter months, but it always makes me want short hair.
so, this morning, i got my hair chopped off.
and i love it.


xo haley