Jen's favorite quotes

"I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best."— Marilyn Monroe

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

30 Days of Happiness: Day 4

A model in her own right before she met and married George Harrison and later Eric Clapton.

Day 4: Pattie Boyd

Love her!

“George, with velvet brown eyes and dark chestnut hair, was the best looking man I’d ever seen. At the break for lunch I found myself sitting next to him, whether by accident or design I have never been sure. We were both shy and spoke hardly a word to each other, but being close to him was electrifying. As the train neared London and the filming was winding down, I felt sad that such a magical day was ending. It had been pure joy and I wanted to capture it forever. As if George had known what I was thinking, he said “Will you marry me?” I laughed, as I had at all the Beatles jokes. I scarcely allowed myself to wonder why he had said it or whether he might feel as I did. Then he said, “Well if you won’t marry me, will you have dinner with me tonight?”
— Pattie Boyd on meeting George Harrison, from her book “Wonderful Today”

All images courtesy of Tumblr.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Rambling Monday

Read a whole post about pro-life today and it really pissed me off. People compare abortion to wars and murder instead of realizing it should be a basic right for women to determine when and if they become mothers.

Also, want to write about ambition (it really bothers me when people have none) and feminism (why is it that people automatically assume everything I do is because I am a feminist?).

Wondering if I have this or am just being a hypochodriac.

Love the stream of consciousness writing of this blog.

I like this: vintage pretty

Thursday, January 21, 2010

30 Days of Happiness: Day 3 Kerry's shop

Day 3: Kerry's Etsy Shop

My friend Kerry who I have known since college has started an etsy shop to show off her beautiful creations. All of her pieces are made by hand and inspired by nature. (In her working life she is a plant biologist).

Find her shop here

The prices are very reasonable and she even does custom orders. I love these:

I own a pair of these in green:

and think these are absolutely gorgeous:

Also, follow along in her biology adventures here: wildlife girl

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

30 Days of Happiness: Day 2

Day 2: Little Dresses

I love these little dresses especially when they are in bright colors. The vintage look really appeals to me. Most of these are from Modcloth. I like the store but it is waaaaaay to expensive for me.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

30 days of happiness

Can I do 30 days of happiness? I am guilty of always looking at the negative things in life and never seeing the good things til they're past. I have a habit of being somewhere and looking back at a point in my life and saying "Those were good times in my life. So much fun and much, much better than where I am right now." At the time though I probably thought it was horrible. Its hard to remember the good times and so easy to remember the bad ones.

I live a lot in the past too. So this is also an exercise to try to stay in the here and now. To stop rushing forward to get through something I don't like. To stop, look around, enjoy, think, and be present. So everyday for 30 day I am going to try to write the things or to post a pic of the things that made me happy today.

Day 1: FL: good friends and good times at GEER Conference

Saturday, January 16, 2010


Somewhere I found this website and I can get lost on it for days. I haven't made anything of importance but it keeps me preoccupied.

Find me on Polyvore

I also heart fashion blogs but don't have the time/energy to devote to actually dressing myself. Making these somehow fulfills a creative/fashionista urge in myself.