Sunday, February 28, 2010

week 29.

1. this picture is everything i adore.
photos, simplicity & paris.

2. spring, i cannot
wait for your arrival.
i love shorts so much-
especially cute
ones like this pair!

3. sweet embroidery
like this motivates
me to start sewing
and embroidering more!

4. i am absolutely
smitten with these

5. i can't decide
which i fancy more:
the wallpaper
or the yellow boots!
ok, i just love them

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

recent ramblings. (i'm sorry, i just love alliteration.)

(this post is going to be random & not well thought out. just a head's up. for this i apologize, sweet readers.)

isn't that picture silly? i am continuing to giggle as i am writing this, looking at that.

i think it describes my mood as of late. i can't describe it with words, but this picture captures it perfectly.

first things first-- winter is getting old. i know that everyone is saying the same thing. but winter needs to be clear on knowing that he has outstayed his welcome, by a lot.

also, school is getting quite busy. it stinks. i rarely have time to keep up with reading all of your beautiful blogs & it makes me super grumpy.

and the other day at sonic i ordered a corn dog even though i have always hated them. update: i still hate them. but, hey, they deserved a fair chance.

this leads me to my next realization. i have the palete of a six year old. i only really like hershey chocolate, i prefer macaroni and cheese when given as an option, i will order chicken fingers any and every time they are on any menu. sadly that is pretty much the extent of palate. i know, i know, it's really ridiculous. (at least my sister emily and i agree that homemade lasagna pales in comparison to stauffer's in the tin foil pan...what's with that homemade chunky cheese that looks like crumbs, anyway?!) but all in all, i eat like a six year old.

my bestie michelle & i have been working on a new blog--read about it here. & check it out! : )

So, i listen to the radio in the mornings i drive to school. every wednesday th
ey do a feature i love--but i must be on the bus at 7:45a.m. & the conclusion of the feature isn't done until 7:50a.m... every week i have to quickly decide if the conclusion would be worth being two minutes late to class-today it wasn't. two weeks ago it was. the worst part was a girl from class was at the bus stop while i was sitting in my car yelling at the radio to hurry up and tell me. she went on the first bus, i came late. she knew what was up, well that i am ridiculous. so wednesday's seem to always start out in a bit of a panic, deciding what to do in regards to my radio dilemma.

ok, ok--that is enough crazy for one day...

i hope you all are doing wonderful--
& thank you, thank you for the sweet comments,
they keep me motivated during the weeks!

signing off from the hotmess express...

p.s. why is something awesome referred to as "extraordinary"? to me it sounds like it is just really really ordinary... like it is especially ordinary... extra + ordinary? weird. huh?
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

"So, little Amelie, your bones aren't made of glass."

have you ever seen amelie?
it is wonderful.

yesterday, as i sat in the library, writing a paper, dreaming of warm summer days, i was serenaded by amelie's beautiful soundtrack. have you heard it? you should!
it will fill your heart with happiness.
listen here.
{images via tumblr.}
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Monday, February 22, 2010

{Quote of the Week.}

week {einundsechzig};

{via: weheartit.}
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Sunday, February 21, 2010

week 28.

1. how absolutely
perfect is this
sweet up-do?

2. this illustration
of french windows
is beautiful!

3. one of the
most creative
save the dates
i have ever seen!
aw, how cool!

4. i love this
inspirational space

to work in!
i am especially smitten
with that oversized,
brilliant calendar!

5. i adore
this blogger's
fashion sense
& gorgeous hair!

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Friday, February 19, 2010

happy friday.

{via: tumblr.}

{via: printsociety.}

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

feist + sesame street = Love.

Love it. Love. Love. Love.
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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

daydreaming away the winter blues.

{via: flickr.}

p.s. spring, please hurry up--we miss you so.
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a giveaway filled with Love-Winner.

thank you all who shared your beautiful thoughts on what love means to you, it touched my heart.(would you mind if i used them for a post...?)

the winner (chosen at random) of the Love book, inspired by the Blessed Teresa of Calcutta is Jen Howard!--i wish i could give each & every one of you a copy, though!

"There are no great things, only small things with great love. Happy are those."-mother teresa.
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Monday, February 15, 2010

{Quote of the Week.}

week {sechzig};
{via: tumblr.}
The journey between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place.
-Barbara De Angelis.

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

& i hope your heart is full of smiles.

Happy Valentine's Day, Loves!


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Thursday, February 11, 2010

bike racks, friends & being a grumpy gus.

{via: weheartit.}

today started out exceptionally grumpy. so when a boy in my class discussion said something very hateful to me it pushed me over the edge- prompting me to stand up, point & say:

"Bike racks: 3 o'clock!"

then we all laughed, including my teacher. but not that mean boy. and inside i was very upset. but at least the class giggled & looking back, i'm glad i randomly yelled that rather than anything else! fewf.

as i walked from class to work i thought about people who would have stood up for me & i immediately thought of my close friends & sweet bloggers (like you!). & i smiled.

because i am so happy to know that i have the best friends who would have been there behind me at the bike racks.


p.s. thanks bestie for letting me vent on her facebook wall. : )
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

julia & the love bug.

{julia. december 2009.}

i giggled to myself when i read this in my sister's blog last night:
...then she (julia), too, began to look forward to tomorrow's chocolate, and her new found love "Eli" who is going to marry her someday. It's true, she tells us everyday.

oh sweet julia. how adorable can you be?
i love how honest & determined she is with everything in life. i admire that.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

she & him.

because just when you thought zooey deschanel couldn't possibly be any more admirable... you find out that she is the singer for she & him.

& this is my favorite song:

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Monday, February 8, 2010

a giveaway filled with Love.

[i would like to take this moment & apologize for breaking my promise of having a giveaway each month...i was silly to think i could come up with one each month on a budget of zero dollars a month. but i send you my love, sweet readers every. single. day.]
happy month of love, my sweets! of course, every month should be filled with lots of love--but this is the month the rest of the world jumps on the bandwagon!

hooray for love!

so i found something perfect for You, dearest loves.
a book which i hold very near & dear to my heart.
a book which captures the spirit of love--in all its forms.
a book whose title describes its content perfectly:
a book inspired by the Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.
I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love. -mother teresa.

so darlings, to enter the giveaway you must be a follower (you can still become a follower & qualify)- & leave a comment telling me what love means/is to you!

additional chances...
-tweeting this giveaway gets you an additional entry. {please state that you have done so in your comment.}
-blogging about this giveaway gets you an additional entry. {please state that you have done so in your comment.}
-following littleremindersoflove on facebook gets you an additional entry. {please state that you have done so in your comment.}
-following on bloglovin' gets you an additional entry.
{please state that you have done so in your comment.}

a winner will be chosen next monday!
Viel Glück.

p.s. this giveaway is open to international readers as well!
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{Quote of the Week.}

week {neunundfünfzig};

{via: flickr.}
I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself. And sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
-marilyn monroe.
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get well soon!

{me & natalie. summer 2009}
sweet natalie,
i hope you are feeling much better now that they got rid of those stinkin' tonsils! be sure to eat lots & lots of yummy ice cream--& take lots of cuddly naps! you'll start feeling like your sassy self before you know it, lovebug!

lots of hugs & love to you!
xoxo-aunt nina.
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Sunday, February 7, 2010

week 27.

1. these valentines
are a.d.o.r.a.b.l.e!

2. i am smitten
with these
engagement photos
what a fun idea!

3. what a beautiful
of books!
i love the detail & colors!

makes me long
for summer!
how fun would that be?!

makes me wish
they had these
dresses in my size!

they would be perfect for
birthday gifts for my nieces!

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Friday, February 5, 2010

beautiful weekend wishes...

to you.
{via: flickr.}

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

{free} valentine's day goodies!

i love these free printable valentine's
from the brilliantly talented Hollie over at buttoned up.

enjoy lovebugs! : )

p.s. here is my article on fun (simple) kid's crafts for your heart day celebrations!
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