Sunday, May 6, 2012

stuff about spring and summer that makes me happy :)

Hey guys! I wasn't planning to post until later this week (I have a DIY coming I'm pretty happy about) but two things drove me to blogger today.
1) My friend Carly pestered me
2) I went to the farmers market and ate a peach and IT WAS RIPE. Do you know what this means?? Peach season has begun! Peaches are one of my favorite fruits, maybe because I have an unspoken rule that they can only be eaten from late spring to early fall. There's nothing sadder than a winter peach in my book. Peaches are summer and there's nothing better than a ripe and tasty peach to remind me that summer is on its way!

Wow, so you guys are probably wondering what I do with my life, but I have a lot of feelings about peaches. I can't help it. Anyway, I was inspired to do a list of my favorite things about spring and early summer. Pretty pictures included. I know there hasn't been a lot of crafty content lately, but like I said I have something big planned for later this week. So, to the list! :)

1. Anything citrus! I love citrus colors and citrus print and even citrus-scented things--it's all very happy and refreshing, helpful when it's 11 pm and you're studying for finals.
photo from Pinterest--I'm obsessed
2. The Southwest. Obviously this doesn't just exist during the summer. And if you're one of those lucky people who gets to live there year-round: I ENVY YOU. But spring makes me think of road trips, which always lead me to wide-open places like Arizona and New Mexico. I also love all the beautiful Southwestern/Native American designs that abound there.
3. Tea parties! Not the stuffy ones for little girls full of princesses and teddy bears. I'm talking serious tea parties here, people. My friend hosted one and it was awesome. For me though, tea party here is defined as: more than two people, pretty teacups, pretty tablecloth, and unusual flavors of tea. Also cakes.
4. The beach! This one is part of my summer the way peaches are. I love the beach. Someday I want to live near the beach. I would marry the beach, but it's illegal. Also I wouldn't want to hog it. Anyway, moving on: beaches are fun. Sun, sand, ocean, maybe even a pier if you're lucky. What more could you want?
me and friend, demonstrating an early love for the beach despite the cold. we are hearty soldiers
5. Travel. I am on mission to travel the world. As much as I like the going and the doing, though, it is almost as nice to lie around dreaming of the places I could go.... :)

That's all for now, folks! What are your favorite things about summer?
<3 Maggie

P.S. New blog design....thoughts?
P.P.S. Updated link for Ariella's blog (she changed URLs)....go check her out!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Top Five Things To Do When You Are Bored

Hey guys! My brain is fresh out of blogging topics, and all of my knitting looks the same as it did last week, only....longer. So, I have devised a top ten list to keep your interest high. But first up, announcements:
  1. My awesome friend Ariella has started her own movie blog, and is slowly educating me in the ways of Fine Film. She is a veritable professor of cinema (and funny too), so all you cinephiles out there, I highly recommend giving it a read!
2. Today I tried to write in my stereotypical composition notebook and all I managed was the word "Pain" written loudly and dramatically across the page. I think I need more chocolate in my life.
3. "Pain" is officially the shortest poem I've ever written. What eloquence.
4. Yeah I don't have any more announcements, but I like making lists. So. Onto blog topic du jour!

Top Five Things To Do When You Are Bored
 1. Announce loudly to an adult in charge that you would like to be a platypus when you grow up.
 2. Greet an inanimate object. Hug it as if it is your old friend. Do this in public.
3. Start rapping about the Bible. (In the beginning there was Adam and Eve/they were naked but for their fig leaves/Adam ate an apple God had warned him about/So God got mad and kicked them both out) BAM.
4. Walk into a Starbucks and announce that you would like to purchase all of their straws.
5. Try to buy something from Saks Fifth Avenue and attempt to pay with your Wetzel's Pretzels Frequent Customer card. (I credit my friend for this one).

I'm fresh out of witty things to say now. This is your captain signing off.
<3 Maggie