the itch.

Monday, August 30, 2010

I want, want, WANT to cut my hair so bad!! Like, chop it off!
Much like this...
Breigh and I pretty much switched hairstyles. My hair kept growing, and she cut all of hers off!

But anywho... I am setting up a much needed hair appointment with Miss Sarah very soon. I doubt I'll do anything drastic, just get some of the dead ends and nastiness off! :)
I took some laaame photos today:

and then... the other night, I made this:

I also made one for Tyler's 6 year old niece. She and I are pretty tight, via mailing junk to each other. :)
This was a fairly pointless post. Mostly because I did absolutely nothing productive with my day.
Maybe tomorrow will be better?!
Much love!
xoxo Haley

friends, church, and english papers.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Confession: I miss Cassie more than anything in the world right now. It is so hard having one of your very best friends 3 hours away, and only able to talk occassionally throughout the day, and even when the slight chance of a phone call could happen, you end up missing it because you're busy, and when you try to call them back, they're busy, and you keep playing phone tag back and forth. Yeah. It really sucks. I spent a good chunk (or all of it, I should say) of my summer. with Cassie. We became so close these past 3 months. And it is so knowing that she won't be showing up at my house unannounced anymore, or I can't go to the tea room (where she worked, and where I currently work) and see her prettiful face. I try not to complain about the situation, but I can't keep it all in! I hate not having her around, and I wish she would quit college and live with me. Haha :)

Last night! AH! So stinking amazing! I love the work that God is currently doing in my life. I'm going through some tough junk right now that is so emotionally draining, and last night was exactly what I needed. I went to A Night of Worship at High Street Baptist in Springfield. I actualkly attended a legit church service there the Sunday before, and absolutely loved it. And last night super confirmed that I want to start going there every Sunday (that is, if my gas tank will allow it. Ha!) Its amazing being in a room f.u.l.l. of people ready and willing to worship God. I know, all of my readers probably aren't particularly religious, or spiritual, or churchy, or WHATEVER the word for it is, but seriously... even if you don't believe, something on that sort of level, a room full of people who believe in the same thing gathering as one, is unbelievable. Here are two of my FAVORITE worship songs everrr:
"Our God" -Chris Tomlin

"Consuming Fire" -Hillsong United

Sigh. I just love these two so much. And really, the entire "Passion: Awakening" CD is fantastic, if you are into worship music.

I'm currently suffering through writing a paper for my Comp 1 class. EW. Seriouslyyy.
Also: Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back, yo. I'll be getting one veryyy soon :)

I gotta head out to church soon! So I'll see you all soon, soon, soon!
Lovee Haley


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

fyi, i hate community college.
i love that its free. thats a major plus.
but i hate it.
yuck yuck yuck.there's like NO ONE my age there! seriously, so many people in my english class were discussing with the professor what time their kids go to bed! what the heck?!
anyways, maybe in a few weeks i will grow more accustomed to it, and i'll like it better. but we'll just have to wait and see i suppose.
i have to leave for work soon! so i thought i'd leave you guys with my favorite music as of lately.
1.Active Child 2.Best Coast. 3. Beach House. 4.Arcade Fire
1.Metric 2.Phoenix 3.Phosphorescent 4.Josh Ritter

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There you have it! My favorite music as of riiiight now.
Gotta go!

bedroom tour:)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Since I couldn't really participate in Janel's home tour last week, I decided to just do a little tour of my room. I'm not kidding when I say little:
told you it was little! the first image is a view from my little craft area, and the second is a view from my door. TINY. it feels like i live in a walk in closet!
this is my little craft space! the room originally was intended as my mom's scrapbook room, so my dad put in shelves and a countertop. a year after she'd been using the room, i decided i wanted it as my bedroom, so like any good mother, she moved all of her supplies to a tiny corner of her bedroom and let me move into her studio space. <3>

ahh, my bed.i love my bed. and yes, it is parked right in front of a door. a few years ago, back in my rebel years, i decided that it was a good idea to sneak a guy in through my door. ...not a good idea. so, not only is the door blocked by my bed, it is also nailed shut. not fun, but it makes for a good story, yes? :)

this is the top of my dresser... that doesn't hold clothes. I keep all of my old journals, papers, craft stuff in here. and since i use my dresser for that... all of my crap is shoved into a tinyy closet.

this is my favorite, favorite corner of my room. those little tables are ones that my great grandma had for as long as i can remember. when she died, they were given to my aunt, who put them in her basement. so finally, i took them home with me. i love them so so much :)
so that is my bedroom! and now...
yay! i've never done one of these before, and i found it to be a lot of fun, surprisingly. this is my *knock off* orla kiely bag that i got in new york city this past summer. i'm in love with it :)

1. sunglasses case. 2. phone case. 3. book of friend's senior pictures. 4. wallet (12 bucks at target!). 5. keys. 6. pens/pencils. 7. "dark teal metallic" nail polish from f21. 8. Band of Horses tickets for October (!!!). 9. monthly planner that i made. 10. "The Wild Things" by Dave Eggers.

There ya have it! For such a large purse, I really don't carry much in it.
3 of my 5 books that i need :( seriously... $216 worth of books right here... YUCK. and i still need two more :(
BUT, i guess i shouldn't feel so bad.. colby texted me yesterday when he bought his books, he spent $460 bucks on 3 books. ughh, college, you suck!
but class starts tomorrow, and i'm outrageously excited for some reason. :)

love you guys!
xo hay

brand new.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

some changes are happening in little old haley's life!
guess what i start on tuesday?? that's right! college!
i'm incredibly excited for this new change of pace, and i'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of my little dose of adulthood. i have a mini version of things adults do, so i can prepare myself for the "real world" or whatever. i have a car payment now (yuuuck), i work all day on days that i'm not at school, and i'm in class from 8:30 am to 8:30 at night! holy cow, full days! i'm becoming a mini grown up, and i'm way excited. maybe a little too excited?
i'm sooo ready for fall, and colder weather, and cough,pumpkinspicelattes,cough.
i'm starting the college bible study my youth pastor gave me, and i'm ready to put full trust in God this semester, and obviously, the rest of my life, to see where He takes me.
(side note: i heart zooey deschanel & bradley cooper. my mom is watching Failure to Launch in the other room. gosh. stinkin cheesy movie. wonderfully beautiful people in it!)
in the mean time, i'm going to finish working on planning out September, and more importantly, my *drumroll* monthly budget (SCARY words), and continue watching Nip/Tuck (i can't stress how addictive this show is). Lately the show has taken a really sad turn, with all the talk of physical disabilities. but i can't stop watching!
i hope you all are enjoying your weekend, and i'll catch up with you all soon (most likely after i start college!)

xo haley

a little inspiration.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Today marks the first day of school for the kiddos of Marshfield. And it also marks the first day that I don't have to go back to school. It was a wonderful feeling knowing that I could sleep in and not worry about getting up for dreaded high school. BUT all of that changes next week when I have to leave my house by 7:45 in order to get to class on time. :( I can see very many early morning trips to Starbucks in my future... as long as I can afford it. Ha! I think that's what I'll be asking for for Christmas gifts. Starbucks gift cards, so I don't have to spend my own money on that addictive stuff called coffee. :)
Anyways, with my day off today, I thought I'd get started working on organizing my room/craft space... but then I realized I was super delusional for thinking I'd spend a whole day doing that. I spent half my morning watching almost 4 whole episodes of Nip/Tuck (I've gotten behind. sad face), and the other half running errands for my momma. Laaame. So now, I thought I'd waste, I mean... spend, some time on WeHeartIt looking for some cute bedroom inspiration that I can use when cleaning up/ making my room pretty.

Isn't the first one soo beautiful? I wish I was capable of reproducing that in my own room, but my bedroom simply doesn't have enough space :( Lame sauce.
Colby and I have a math class together this semester, and since I have a 2 hour break after that class, we have many thrifting adventures planned so I can find perfect accents for my bedroom. I really just want a space that is comfortable and inspiring. Somewhere that I feel safe in, and can create in.

Hopefully I can get it to some sort of point tonight where I can clean it up and take pictures to show you progress :)


part two.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

more photos!

the first post on this shoot had my favorite shots, but these are cute too. the 4th one is probably the most "pin-up" one of them all. we kind of strayed from our original concept and just had fun with it. but that's what best friends do best, right? :)

xo hay

red lipstick & polka dots.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Here are some lovely, lovely frames from last night's 50's pin-up inspired shoot with Mr. Colby Kern Morrell last night...

They are part of his "Ladies with an Attitude/Fellows that were in the mood" series he's been working on lately. The photos of Cassie that I mentioned in my last post are part of the same series as well :) We had sooo much fun just hanging out, eating pizza, listening to Madonna & The Shiny Toy Guns, and getting all prepped for the shoot. I tried so hard to look pin-up perfect, complete with the perfect polka dot dress, red lipstick, and curled hair. So much fun! I hope you enjoy the photos as much as we enjoyed taking them :)

xoxo Haley


Sunday, August 15, 2010

a) i got a car. i'm in loveee with it! i need to take legit photos of it, because its just so darn cute. i've only had one problem with it so far... and that was when it wouldn't start. minor, right? hahah. its fine now, though, and i'm back in love with it.

b) i went and saw thee cutest movie ever last night at the Moxie in downtown springfield last night. it was called "Micmacs" and it was so adorable, i'm in love. it's just a cute little french film, by the director of Amelie, which of course is a beautiful film.. but this one was a little less romantic-styled like Amelie, and more surreal.

c) tonight, the best friend and i have a photo shoot tonight! we've never done a concept shoot together before, so we're going to try out a 50's pin-up style shoot tonight. i'm sooo excited. i was digging through my closet and i found THE perfect dress for it, so i'm super stoked. :)
he recently did some shots of cassie's tattoo for her..

i think that is all for now, i'm hoping for a good night full of photos, coffee, junk food, and madonna. you know colby & i. way too crazy for our own good. ;)
xoxo hay

story time.

Friday, August 13, 2010

I've been dealing with a severe case of blogger's block, as you may know, and I recently recieved a comment about why I chose the verse Galatians 6:17 for my side tattoo (someday... it's not a tattoo that I currently have). I thought a blog on that would be perfect while I'm trying to figure out what else I can blog about without completely boring you.

So... Galatians 6:17 says,

"For I bear on my body the scars that show I belong to Jesus Christ"

I chose this for rather simple reasons, but they do have deeper meaning to me, personally.
First, I chose it because as Christians, we are constantly being tempted, and threatened by Satan. God never said being a Christian was going to be rainbows and butterflies, and this verse really represents that to me. I'm currently going through this..junk in my life that I pray every day will just go away... but I know that only in God's timing it will. Satan keeps throwing every possible curve ball at me, and is always trying to knock me down. I'm thankful for the friends that I have who have constantly reassured me that everything will be fine in the end, and that everything will work out how it is supposed to. I hang onto that with every fiber of my being. I know that in the end, when all is said and done, I have listened to what God has to say, I have followed His plan for me, and He's made me stronger for it. So that's one reason.

Another reason I chose this was because in 8th/9th grade (so young, I know), I used to cut myself. I was not some emo kid that wore black and listened to metal bands, no. I was thoroughly displeased with the life I had. Everything felt wrong, and I felt I was not where I was supposed to be. In that specific time in my life, my relationship with Christ was definitely not where it was supposed to be. It is also through that time that I found that God is always with me, whether I'm His biggest fan or not. Through all of that pain and suffering that Satan put me through, I found a much, much better life in Jesus Christ. I'm not saying that I'm sooo happy with the life I have, because I still struggle every single day with this very issue. I always want to cut, I always want to go back to it, and blame it all on God. But I know that I can't. My faith is keeping me strong; much stronger than Satan probably likes.
I love my life, I have struggles, and hardships just like everyone else, but God is with me. He's helping me out along the entire way. And for that, I can be nothing but grateful.
I hope this answered some questions on why I chose that specific verse <3
(from the weekend in St. Louis with Cassie. we bought new nail polish, and just haaad to show it off) :)

xo times infinity


Thursday, August 12, 2010

I have stared at this blank page for hours trying to muster of the motivation to blog something, anything. This motiviation is nowhere to be found. This is a terrible place to be in. I can't tell if it is because of what is going on in my personal life, or if it is plainly because I have nothing to say.
I'm going to say that it is a mixture of both. :(
I have been praying so, so hard for some sort of reassurance that everything is going to be ok. I know that life is hard and I need to learn to suck it up, but it seems like everything is just hitting me all at once, trying to knock me down. So stinking tough.
But... I have a huge dose of happiness for you all, because Lord knows I need it.
All of these pictures are ones from my WeHeartIt feed. Enjoy :)
is this not the most precious little puppy everrr? i want him!!

i miss the city :( i want to live there so, so bad.
i hope you all are having a terrific week. its friday, pumpkins.

xo, hay