Posts tagged ‘inspiration’


halloween inspiration.

halloween in our house was a bust this year.

i mean, we visited the pumpkin patch, ate donuts & drank cider – but the halloween day itself was a bust. we didn’t dress up, didn’t pass out candy, nor did we watch scary movies [which i wouldn’t do anyway]. i didn’t feel well at all yesterday and we didn’t want to spend money on costumes, which quite frankly are crazy expensive. all in all, we were lame.

but next year will be different!

you know the day after halloween when you’re browsing everyone’s drunken facebook pictures and you see a ton of great ideas for costumes that you vow to remember – but you never do?

well i’ve decided to make a list of great ideas, so that next year i can look back at it for inspiration.

yesterday i was working at starbucks & i saw the cutest little girl ever dressed up like madeline. she looked JUST like her! and even seemed to have the accent! such a great costume for a little one [or for me… :)]

i love almost famous. i love penny lane. what wouldn’t i be her for halloween? duh!

these might be the sweetest owlie cupcakes i have ever seen! i will definitely make these next year.

this is originally what i wanted a. and i to be. unfortunately, i had this idea a week before halloween, so i didn’t have much time or money to focus on making the outfits. maybe next year? :]

what were you dressed as this year? i would love to see pictures!


live inspired.

that’s kate [she’s pretty much amazing]. that’s me [when i was blonde and skinny – sigh].

i have known kate for about four years. we met in an italian class our sophomore [or junior?] year of college. she was kind, loud, and extremely funny – i instantly liked her. we had another class or two together, graduated and then parted ways. i stayed in michigan for a bit & then moved to chicago, while she moved to nashville.

kate has recently moved back to michigan – where she has been keeping busy with her great job and her amazing new blog, live inspired. live inspired inspires people to find the good in the little things every single day. kate posts inspiring and thoughtful stories on her blog, while posting smile-worthy pictures and quotes on her facebook page. i love being able to check my facebook daily, and seeing a positive message. kate asked me a couple weeks ago if i could write a post about my journey through work struggles and my new photography business. so i did! it was way fun writing about what inspires me, in hopes of helping people find what inspires them.

and now, i am happy to announce that kate’s amazing optimism will be gracing the pages of this blog! she has graciously obliged to writing a lil’ blurb about herself and her journey – including her path to her new blog. so stay tuned to see her post, and in the meantime, check out her pages!