Sunday, October 31, 2010

week 54.

1.  How adorable
is this photo of
JFK & his little
ones in the oval
office circa Halloween 1963?

2.  this song 
is a forever
favorite. Loved
it as a kid & still
adore it today.

3. this is such a
print!  i totally
need one for
my house one

4. Loving these
from artist
Maria Cininha.

5.  take a peek 
at some of our


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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Noted Blog of Love: A Love Letter For You.

[all images via:]
A Love Letter for You is a stunningly brilliant blog /website about a new concept in mural art. Read about the brains behind the project & see more of the genius here.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

{Quote of the Week.}

 week {sechsundneunzig};
{via: weheartit.}
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Sunday, October 24, 2010

week 53.

1. This friendship
carnation from
is perfection.
what a fabulous
gift idea!

2.  this
photo shoot is
i am in Love
with rowboats!

3.  these pillows
are amazing.  
i would like them
for my couch
one day.
chic + clever =

4.  this is
what i have
needed to
remind myself
lately. Love it.

5. this stationary
is divine. simple,
sweet & witty.
everything a 
note should be.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

it's true.

{via: flickr.}

 (yes, You!) 
& don't ever forget that, k?

p.s. i've listened to this sweet tune Share All I Need by Sara Groves
about a gazillion times this week.  i think you'll like it.
; )
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

a much needed laugh after a very rough day.

{Nathan walking Dot the dog. Oct. 2010.}
tonight on the phone with my sister emily.
[in the background...]

my sis: "hold on"- "nathan, go put on your new underwear!"

nathan [while wearing old, far too small pair]:"these are the new pair!  I just grew out of them super fast because of all my exercising today!"

i Love these silly kids.
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simply be.

{via: tumblr.}
For just a while, calm your thoughts. In this moment, simply be.
There is much in your life, and there is much more to come.
Yet you have always been, and you always are, more than enough.

For a moment, let go of the way you appear and the things you’ve done. Feel the truth and power of who you are.

In silence, there is much you can know. Beyond thought, there is much you can understand.

Touch the person who always lives inside the person you are. Be immersed in the beauty and wonder of being.

Feel the strength that is always there. And know that whatever may come, all is well.

— Ralph Marston.
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Kate Spade Love.

 Kate Spade + The Strand = BEAUTIFUL books.
a definite gem for your bookcase & a perfect gift idea for your fellow Kate Spade Lovin' friends!

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Life is Love. Love is Life.

[Note:  I understand this is a very sensitive issue.  I hope you understand that while this is a very important issue to me, I do not mean to offend anyone. With lots of Love to You, no matter your position on the issue, Anna.]
a cause from the heart.


“If we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, 
how can we tell other people to not kill each other? 
Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching 
its people to love, but to use any violence to get 
what they want.” -Mother Teresa
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Monday, October 18, 2010

{Quote of the Week.}

week {fünfundneunzig}; 
{via: flickr.}
She’s not the type of girl to wait by the phone, she won’t cry, she knows it’ll get her nowhere, she’ll laugh a lot and often, and she will live her own life. She would like you to be a part of it, but she will do just fine without you.-via: i am blessed.
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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sunday Sweet 2.

a memo for You, darlings: my sister & her hubby both happen to work the same weekend once a month, so i keep watch over their babes while they work.  seeing as how they live an hour away i just stay the weekend at their house.  so... this really stinks due to the fact i can't get a moment for the internet or my sunday sweets!  
so, i decided to do one sunday sweet on these weekends, & make them extra sweet. ; )
i happened upon this recently & was, of course, absolutely in Love with it.
the video, the concept, the website...such genius.

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Friday, October 15, 2010


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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

dancing totally runs in the family.

the video above is one of my very favorites.  it's my cousins jon & geoff dancing at my brother's wedding this past summer.  legit, i know. 

i am so happy i live in the times of video sharing, digital pictures, video chat & all that goodness. 

you see, most of my friends & family live in different cities.  it totally bums me out.  but then i get hilarious messages & photos & phone calls from them- & then i am happy. 

plus, the holidays are right around the corner.

it's been far, far too long since i've seen my best friends since birth.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

"All things grow...". p.s. this is really cheesy. p.p.s. i am blogging it anyway.

this song is a new fav.
{me & noah. october 2009}
i often wish i could go back to certain moments in time & tell myself things that i didn't quite yet know.
it's so odd. it's odd to think of "that anna" (the one from last october) being different from the me today. 

"that anna" was bogged down with so much doubt in herself. she was pretty sure she wasn't going to finish her math credits & on most days she lost sleep wondering what would become of life once her dear friends all graduated & got married & moved on. she felt twelve steps behind everyone.

she was also full of hopes.
hopes that things would work out & that she would begin to be brave. 
& her hopes did come true.  she passed her math class & she continued to follow her school path....however, from that point- with more fervor.

she was brave.  although she was terrified to open her heart up to a boy.  but she was so brave & she did. & she was so happy that she did.

she wasn't expecting heartbreak.  

no, last year at this moment she was convinced she would be able to protect her heart from any ache.
she fought to protect her heart from being vulnerable.

she wouldn't believe you if you told her she would succumb to heartbreak.
no, she wouldn't. she'd say, "i would never give anyone that much power. the power to break my heart."

but she did. & she'd do it again.

she'd protest, saying that she would not allow herself to fall for anyone.  all the while, in the back of her mind, she'd secretly be wishing it was true, that she would fall for someone in the coming year.  no matter the heartbreak.

but if i went back to "that anna" i'd tell her to go ahead & follow her heart. & if her heart was swelling with joy, to enjoy it. enjoy the coming months filled with wonderful moments.  i would tell her it might hurt like hell at the end, but  that she would never regret it.  i'd tell her to always take risks & at the end of it all, i'd be there to comfort her.  

i'd tell her she is going to grow in a million different ways & that she was going to learn most of the coming lessons from her mistakes.  

mistakes that were necessary for her growth. 

i'd tell her no matter how sad she gets, how scared or how bitter- she would be ok in the end.

& i'd tell her that at the end of the day, she would be content with the memories of the past.  & how she'll always kindle hopes of what's to come- no matter the falls she's taken so far.
"She fell, she hurt, she felt. She lived. And for all the tumble of her experiences, she still had hope."-sarah dessen.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

{Quote of the Week.}

week {vierundneunzig};   
{via: flickr.}
p.s. aren't her bangs flippin' perfect? LOVE.
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Sunday, October 10, 2010

week 52.

1. this wedding
is so dreamy & simple.
& so unbelievably
it reminds me 
of my  dream wedding.


2.  this captured
is perfect.
it seems like just
yesterday i was prancing
with my cousins 

3. this girl has 
the most gorgeous
locks of hair.
i'm currently attempting to grow my hair out that long! 
it is so lovely to do different things with!


4. this photo is
"adorable" with 
a capital "A".

5. this is exactly
what i needed
to read today.
this week i'm going to walk the talk. 
rocks my world. 


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Friday, October 8, 2010

fridays were made for adventures.

happy weekend!

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

to my pops on his birthday.

 {Dad & me. 1989.}

to my Dad
You are a true inspiration & one of my heroes.  Your talks of encouragement when i am down never seize to boost my spirits. You've raised me educating me on some of the best lessons a girl could ever learn. our long chats while exploring the world on walks, through museums & car rides have contained some of the best moments of my life. I love you more than words could ever attempt to express & am so blessed to have a father like you.

with Love forever & always, 
Anna Banana.

Happy Birthday 
to My Wonderful Dad.
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list of little things: {when i grow up}...

Laura has a great series called: list of little things
today she did {dream jobs}.(by the way, i love that she put 'anything for oprah.' haha! oh, oprah.)
here are a few of 
my dream jobs:
1.  writer for television comedies.
2.  Real Simple writer/ More magazine writer/ Anna magazine (yeah! it's totally fate.) writer.
3.  creator of crayola crayon names.
5.  work for kate spade.
6.  tina fey's best friend.
7.  kindergarten teacher in Germany.
8.  professional blogger.
9. work for twitter, google or etsy.
10. mamma & wife. (ok, i totally know it's cheesy. but it's the truth.)


p.s. i definitely want to work somewhere where i can dress in amazingly happy outfits everyday. (also, see above photo.)

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

"So many dreams are waiting to be realized. "

{via: anne symons.}

i have met some of the most amazing people through blogging.
& blogging has helped me through so many different things.
almost everyday i get hilarious/heartfelt texts from my blog bestie.
& this girl has taught me so much about growing up & Love.

for them & for You. i am so thankful.

in that, i would like to direct you to our blog. 
there we share some of our dearest dreams & hopes.

it is a very special part of our hearts which we would Love to share with You.

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Monday, October 4, 2010

{Quote of the Week.}

week {dreiundneunzig};          
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Sunday, October 3, 2010

week 51.

1. These antique
spoon garden
markers would
make an amazing
gift- Christmas is
right around
the corner! ; )

2.  These sunnies
would make 
every outfit
a success. 
tend to steal my heart...

 3.  how fun
would this tape
make every 
package you

4.  everything about
this picture makes
me sincerely happy.
this pup looks like
he would have some
wise tales to tell... 
(pun totally intended.)
((note: with me, puns are almost 
always intended.))

5.  someday 
i will host
fabulous Autumn
feasts, like this.
(& you're totally invited.)

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