Today is for..

Monday, February 28, 2011

image via We Heart It
Today is for:
*taking my time getting ready
*making rice krispy treats
*taking my crafty projects and hanging out with my high school art teacher
*spending my evening with my grandma (its grandma night!)
*having a good day

Mondays have never been my favorite until I started college. I don't go to school or work on Monday, so this is my day to completely relax and do whatever I want. I love it. :)

I hope your Monday is just as relaxed and hopefully stress free.
I'll see you tomorrow! :)

xo Haley


Sunday, February 27, 2011

Yay! First outfit post of the new and improved blog! :)

cardigan-forever21//top-charlotte russe//jeggings-forever21//
oxfords-steve maddenring- forever21//bow-red velvet//scarf-ThatGirl in Tattoos

My new scarf is seriously like my new favorite article of clothing. I'm so in love with it! Thank you miss Tiffany! :)
I am so thankful for my awesome dad who enjoys doing silly things like take photos of my outfits for me. We even drove around after taking these to look for different spots for future photos. He's the best :)

Anyways... Welcome to the 'new' blog. I didn't change much with the appearance of it, but there are a few changes here and there. (I do have a new blog button, too!)
Most of the new changes are in the style of my blogging. Like I mentioned the other day, Colby's blog schedule has had me way inspired to have a blog with an actual purpose. And my sort of-half way purpose will be fashion. Some days, I just think to myself, "gosh, this is a really cute outfit." (haha, I hope I don't sound too vain saying that!)
But I'm excited about having an actual schedule for posts and attempting to stick to it.
Here's the current lineup for the time being. I'm sure it'll change every now and then.
*Sunday- What I'm Wearing
*Monday- Today Is For... (these kind of posts are my favorite! I like making lists. Ha)
*Tuesday- Link Love (blog features are the best, too ♥ )
*Wednesday- What I'm Wearing
*Thursday- Awkward & Awesome (via The Daybook)/What I'm Wearing
*Friday- Friday Favorites (Mr. Colby Kern does this too! Yay for besties.)
*Saturday- What I'm Wearing (Can you tell I'm on the fast track to be coming all about clothes on this blog? Haha)
It'll be different, that's for sure. But I hope you stick around, and like the changes. :)
Oh, and also. Every day, will have my favorite song of the day! I like music a lot.
Today I picked "Helplessness Blues" by Fleet Foxes. My boyfriend suuuper doesn't like them, but whatevs. I think they're good. :)
xo Haley

tattoo feature! :)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Really quick, I am featured over on Miss Kamika's blog on her brand new tattoo feature, Saturday Ink.
Go check it out!
Have a happy Saturday :)
xo Haley

c h a n g e s

Friday, February 25, 2011

Things are going to be changing around here very soon!
I have been so completely inspired by my best friend's blog as of lately. Seriously, for the past few years, Colby has been the worst blogger. I would constantly be checking to see if he had updated his blog, but he never ever did. But! In the past few weeks he's been developing his blog and has been making it better, and I am so in love with it (you should most definitely read his blog).
I was sitting in math class dreaming up ideas for what I want my blog to be like. My "dream blog," if you will.
So. Coming Sunday, I will have a brand new and (very) improved blog for you :)
I am hard at work at making this the best it can possibly be.
This means:
*weekly features (a blog schedule? on this blog? I never thought that day would come!)
*outfit posts (yiiiikes. I'm nervous about this one.)
*song of the day (!!!) (my super adorable boyfriend does this just about every day on Twitter. its so cute. He needs to have a blog, too).

I am so excited and I have a massive to-do list of things I need to get accomplished for this all to be ready on Sunday. So I'm forcing myself to work at my desk instead of in my comfy bed tonight. And I'm rewarding myself with lots of hot chocolate and maybe even a trip for ice cream and french fries later. :)

I hope you have a fantastic evening and I'll see you on Sunday ♥
xo Haley

Outfit + Band of Horses

Thursday, February 24, 2011

owl sweater-forever 21//shorts-forever 21//sweater-target//tights-target//boots-?

Today has been a wonderful day, despite the gloomy rain. Usually I love rain. But usually I don't have to drive in it. So...that was a bit of a bummer. I'm not a very good driver in yucky weather.
I went to Blake's for dinner and we came up with amazing plans for Saturday to see the new Director's Cut of Never Say Never. (BIEBER FEVER!) Really. I can't wait.

Dad informed me that it has been officially confirmed that we will be backstage for the Band of Horses/Kings of Leon concert in April. On the inside (...and outside) I am freaking out. My dad's friends are now the in-laws of the drummer, so... instant connection. It is beyond awesome. How did I ever get so lucky? Dad told me how the process will work. Nancy (the mother in law of the drummer) said that they way it usually goes is that she points out to him who gets to come backstage, and he comes out and personally gets us. a little over a month, I will be meeting the members of my favorite band. I think I might cry. I want to just thinking about it! (silly me..)

I am finally home and watching "The Bad Seed" which was made in 1956, so its one of those classic, black & white horror films. Perfect.

Good night :)
xo Haley

p.s. some changes are coming to my little old blog soon. I'm way excited! I spent the good majority of my math class dreaming up ideas. I'll share soon, I promise:)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

day 11: favorite tv shows.

As of lately, The Bachelor is like crack to me. I have to watch it. I seriously caught up on this entire season in like 2 days because I watched 1 episode and got mega addicted. Its so ridiculous, I love it.
Other shows I watch on a semi regular basis: The Office, Parks and Recreation, Glee.
Netflix is really good for me; I can watch just about any tv show that's been cancelled in the past few years. One of my recent favorites is L.A. Ink. Over the summer, I watched all 7 seasons of Nip Tuck. I'll tackle Lost eventually, I just don't feel like my brain is up to it yet.

Last night was so much fun! I was way tired, seeing as I'm usually in bed at like 7:30, and Smith Westerns didn't play until close to midnight (and then even after that, we had to drive back home. blah). But the music was good so I can't complain.

How tired do I look? HA. I was exhausted.

I just did some MAJOR work on my 2 To Kill a Mockingbird essays, and I feel like I'm about to pass out. So I think I will do that now.
xo Haley

childbirth + the bachelor + the smith westerns

Monday, February 21, 2011

i only added this photo to validate this as a legit blog post. ha.
I've mentioned this before, but I am so afraid of childbirth. I love kids, I can't wait to have my own someday, but... umm... childbirth is just gross.
I remember watching the birthing video in freshman health class (as a sophomore), and I cried like a baby, and all of the freshman made fun of me. The teacher pulled me out to the hallway, and gave me the 'baby' talk. She asked me why I cried, and I said, that was disturbing." I still stick to that. She said that I would change my mind someday, and I'm just not sure if I will. I honestly cannot stand the thought. I am obviously still open to it, sense I intend on having a baby someday. I just hear so many different stories of childbirth; I hear that once you get an epidural, you don't feel a thing, and then sometimes I hear that even though you may get an epidural, its still the most painful experience. I don't know. I'm just scared.
I'm not discrediting childbirth as a beautiful experience, because I am sure it is. I will be the first to admit that I read birth stories obsessively like they're drugs, and I always cry. No matter what. I'm just scared of what my own experience will be like.

In other news, I just watched The Bachelor. I hate to admit that I love this show as much as I do, but seriously now. It is so great. And it is THE only reality tv show that I am willing to watch. So that means its awesome. I want Emily to win. She's hot. Chantel is more emotional than I am. And Ashley... why is she even on the show? I didn't know dentists were allowed to be on this show. Haha :)

Going to see The Smith Westerns tonight with the boyfriend! I'm pretty excited. :)
xoxo Haley

catch up day.

It is so dreary outside. I'm watching The Blair Witch Project. And its not even 9 am yet. I'm surprised I'm awake.

I need to play catch up with my blog challenge!
Day 7: Favorite movie.
I have 3.
Gone with the Wind. Requiem for a Dream. Wristcutters: A Love Story.
I actually think I'll watch Gone with the Wind today.. I'm excited. I haven't watched it in 2 years, maybe..? :)
Day 8: A Place you've travelled to.
New York City... sigh.
I want to live there.
Day 9: A photo of your best friend.
I have a lot of best friends. But Blake is the one I hang out with the most these days :)

He's so cute :)

xo Haley

Friday, February 18, 2011

Day 6: a picture that makes you happy.
Here are few... :)

finding photobooth photos that Breigh's taken on my mac.
jammies night with my boyfriend. we watched
the real housewives of beverly hills marathon:)
this puppy. even though he's not mine :(
this little boy is my favorite! and i get to see him tomorrow:) :)

(click to enlarge) a top search on google: "why does my mom turn me on"

i'm leaving for st. louis tomorrow with the papa, brother, and boyfriend. its my uncles 40th birthday so we're having a big family dinner to celebrate. i'm really excited. :)
p.s. have you heard about this giveaway?? mega cool. i want the hello kitty hat :)
p.p.s. dear college, stop sucking, love haley.
p.p.p.s. don't forget to email me if you want to help with my english project!

xo haley

help help help!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Day 5: Your mood in a song.
I can't define my mood today in one song + it feels like Spring in Springfield today, so I've been listening to my unofficial Spring playlist in my car (with the windows rolled down. It. Is. Wonderful). So, here are a few songs I've been listening to a lot in the past few days:

Rococo - Arcade Fire
I Feel It All - Feist
Bang Bang - Dalida
Another Day - Angus & Julia Stone

Also: I have a request. In my English class, we have to write a research paper defending our definition of art (this paper is so my thing, it's not even funny). I defined art as something that can greatly impact the course of someone's life; art has the ability to define someone as a person. Here is where you come in. If you agree with me, which I think my definition is fairly broad and probably fits most of you that read my blog, tell me in the comments, or email me ( how you think this is true. Basically, defend my thesis. Give me reasons why you think art can define someone & their future. Be creative! I won't use any names, and I'll most likely end up sharing it on this blog as soon as it is completed, so you wonderful readers can see how you helped! :) Thank you so much!
xoxo Haley

my parents are cooler than yours.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

day 4. my parents. they are probably the coolest people i know.
i love them a lot.
and yes, my dad always makes that face when my mom makes him take pictures.
lets see. about them: they met when my mom was in high school, and my dad had already graduated. my old music teacher said that she remembers my dad waiting patiently after school every day for my mom to get done with choir practice. they got married when she was (almost) 19. and had me a year later. we've been lucky that my mom could stay home with us for 16 years. but, as soon as my youngest brother got to 2nd or 3rd grade, i think she got bored with staying home all the time, so she now works for the elementary school in my town. my dad is pretty awesome. he likes to take me to see movies at midnight (cough, twilight), and he and i share a rather infinite love for band of horses. we saw them in october, and are going again in april. we're pretty stoked. but my parents are awesome. way too cool for their own good, actually.
xo haley

Urban Outfitters is officially the store of my dreams.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Urban Outfitters & Anthropologie launched a new wedding line yesterday.
I am dying a tiny bit.
Everything is SO beautiful.
I... want to get married asap.
Here are a few (or maybe all) of my favorites.. :)

Sigh. BHLDN has some of the prettiest things I've ever seen. Why am I 19 and no where near getting married? Sigh, sigh, sigh.
xo Haley

blog challenge + bieber fever part two

day three: first love.
lets see. my first love. Jesus, cheesecake, Snookie... they all showed me the true meaning of love. But this boy is by far my favorite.
We like to watch To Catch a Predator together. That's real love.

speaking of To Catch a Predator... Blake and I know each other so well. We both put pictures of Chris Hansen on our Valentines Day cards to each other. How sweet.. :)
And speaking of Valentines Day... I AM IN LOVE WITH JUSTIN BIEBER. I'm not even kidding. I've totally, like, for real style caught Bieber Fever. He's the cutest boy in the whole world! Besides my boyfriend, of course.

xoxo Haley

day 2 + valentines day + bieber fever

Monday, February 14, 2011

day two is lame.
so i found a different one.
the highs and lows of the past year.
*i graduated high school/started college
*i got my driver's license (only 3 years late..)
*i got my first tattoo
*i've been able to spend the past couple of months with blake. its been the best.
the only "low" i can think of is july/august. but i don't want to talk about that.

happy valentines day!
i hope its a great one for you.
2 years ago, colby and i went to st. louis to see Spring Awakening on valentines day, and then last year we went out to dinner, so this is my first valentines day in a few years without him. but, as he reminded me, i am staying the night with him after my date tonight, so it really isn't a valentines day apart. i love my best friend :)
i'm so stoked for tonight though: blake and i are eating at nonna's (my favorite. and emjay's), and then seeing Never Say Never. Justin Bieber is like... God. In pre-teen form.
i'm excited!

xo haley
p.s. i love you!


Sunday, February 13, 2011

my blogging habits are very poor these days.
now that i don't have to blog for english, i don't really have a reason to post something every single day.
i have a desire to, but i'm just out of ideas.. i thought about doing another 30 day challenge.. Colby is doing one right now, and I've done one in the past.. but I thought it would be something fun to do, what with the incoming of new followers here and there.
so i think that is what i shall do. i tried to find one different from the one i did before, but all of them out there are basically the same. so, if you feel like you've heard all of this before: a) i am sorry, b) please don't stop following me. haha :)

so, here goes. day one.
a recent photo/intro/15 facts
1. my name is elizabeth haley, but i go by haley. half the people in my family go by their middle names. its a trend. ha:)
2. i absolutely hate touching people if i've just gotten out of the shower, or the pool, or anything like that. yuck.
3. i have a permanent retainer on the back of my two front teeth.
4. my favorite movie in 6th grade was Gone with the Wind. i watched it every night for a year.
5. my boyfriend and i are addicted to To Catch a Predator.
6. i can't stand sweet tea, but i still drink it upon occasion.
7. i recently gave up on vegetarianism, which only lasted a 1.5 months. the day after "quitting," i ate a big mac. siiiick.
8. i am the oldest of the 4 kids in my family. i am also the only girl. 3 younger brothers = problems.
9. i can't brush my teeth with hot water. that's just gross.
10. speaking of hot water, for a month or two, i was terrified of taking baths/showers with hot water (i had taken a bath, and my water was way too hot, and i passed out). i'm not scared anymore though! :)
11. i'm about to turn 20 and i live at home. its a great feeling.
12. i work at a tea room, and i work for the sweetest woman alive.
13. i got really depressed the day that Starbucks told me they could no longer put gingerbread flavoring in my chai tea latte.
14. there have only been 2 movies that have really, really scared me in my entire life. "Shattered Lives" is about demonic clown dolls that convince a little girl to stab her mother to death. that was a life ruiner. and "Paranormal Activity 2" only scared me for one night, but that was the worst night of my life. About halfway through the movie, I started crying and shaking and couldn't stop. it was awful.
15. i know every single word to every single song on Kanye West's new album. every. word. i'm proud of this.

xo hay.
you should join the fun and do a 30 day challenge too:)

I am a NERD.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

I'm going to geek out for a few minutes.
I am absolutely obsessed with the documentary King of Kong. Like... I have an unhealthy addiction to watching the film over and over (and over..and over..), and I truly have developed attachments to Billy, Steve, and Walter. NO JOKE.
I love Billy Mitchell. I want to try his hot sauce. And I will eat at his restaurant someday. Steve Wiebe is the classic underdog. And also the super typical dude that gets laid off so he plays Donkey Kong in his garage. Cliche.And Walter Day. Oh, Walter... Walter has got to be my favorite. He's an official "referee" of classic arcade gaming. He is SO cool. Speaking of Walter... we are friends on Facebook, and this happened today:
Cassie called me shortly after seeing this, and laughed at me when she realized that I was being a little bit too serious about road tripping to Iowa to meet my favorite gamers.
And this happened on Christmas Eve. What a memorable night... :)

He's just so wonderful.
But... I am on Team Billy. Here's why.
1. I do not really ever root for the underdog (which in this case is Steve). I root for the guy that has obvious talent and a history of winning. (I told you. I am SO serious about this stuff!)
2. Billy Mitchell looks like Jesus.
3. Billy Mitchell always has a plan.
Also, I have serious respect for whoever got this tattoo:

If only I were so brave to get a tattoo of Billy Mitchell. Gosh. So awesome.
But anyways, I have to go to the Gaming Conference that Walter mentioned on Facebook. I have to. I did some research on it, and as it turns out, they are honoring both Steve Wiebe and Billy Mitchell, meaning... they'll both be there. And, it's in Walter's hometown.. so he'll of course be there. HOLY COW I HAVE TO GO THEY'RE ALL GOING TO BE THERE.
AND. As if THAT weren't enough, they'll be recreating this Life Magazine photo shoot from '83:
I would like to be there for that, please and thank you.
I think I will watch King of Kong now.
Good night!

xo Haley

snow day!

sort of.
school wasn't officially called off, but due to the weather (and the fact that it is -9 degrees outside), i'm taking the day off and staying warm in my house with my family. school was called off in marshfield for my brothers, so i think its only fair that i get to stay home too, right? :)
so, i've emailed all of my teachers, and they're all being really nice about it (especially my ancient math teacher, who also included next week's weather forecast in her email back to me), and are excusing me from class today. i love nice people.
i really, really needed to go to springfield today, but i guess picking up a super special valentines day gift will have to wait... bummer. :(
have a good day!
xo Haley

Red Velvet*love

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I am so in love with the new Red Velvet website! It is so pretty, and easy to navigate, and so much more "grown up" than the original website. love♥my favorite feature is the "shop by trends." So stinking cool, and being able to look through the RV girls' favorite items is so cool, too. Here are a few of my favorites from the shop...

Everything is so pretty I want it all :)
In other news:
My boyfriend is really cute.
(like I don't say that often enough..)

xoxo Haley

+did you know about this?!
I mentioned wanting pink hair, and so... I better win, so I can have my pink hair shipped right to my front door. :) xo