true love

true love back

over the weekend I stumbled into an amazing little thrift store with piles and piles of old forgotten photographs. I fell in love with this picture and could hardly believe my luck when I turned it over and found the equally touching inscription on the back.

I've had a rough couple days and almost feel like this photograph was planted for me - makes my heart melt every time I look at it and gives me hope that one day I'll have what they have.


the rendering that took 20 hours..

Coffee Tasting Area

..and still didn't come out correctly!! That is definitely fuzzy gray carpeting where my awesome hardwood floors should be!!

But all in all, I guess it's not so bad for my first rendering in Revit!! And I'm just glad my laptop could actually handle it.. I was getting nervous around hour 17!




Virginia Tech.


The amazing crowd that braved the bitter cold and vicious wind to honor 32 lives.


My sweet brother cooked me a feast for breakfast Saturday morning! And he's not changing a light bulb in the next picture - we were hunting Easter eggs that my mama planted all over his apartment! Just for the record, I won by a landslide.


sleep pretty darling..

This Saturday marks 4 years. Hard, hard, hard to believe.

I still miss my Rossmo and it still feels like just yesterday we were eating chocolate croissants and trying to decipher our music theory notes together.

But I'm looking forward to being back on the VT campus this weekend and running the 3.2 for 32 run again. It's an amazing feeling to see everyone come together like that each year.. gotta love that Hokie spirit!!


neVer forgeT.


friends and donuts.. what more do you need?

ding donuts



I had so much fun last night catching up with the girls.. and finally trying a hot and ready Krispie Kreme!! Brought home a hat for Lucas, but the leftover donuts didn't quite make it that far!!

I'll never settle for Dunkin's again.


cupcake mission

My little cousin and a friend came into the city today JUST for some Georgetown cupcakes.. that's a 2-hour ride here and then an hour and a half wait just to get into the shop!! That's some serious dedication.

And definitely worth it.. a dozen cupcakes each and lots of laughs :] Can't wait to see her again!


I tore into mine before I even had time to get a picture!! The Cherry Blossom cupcake is my favorite so far.. loaded with cherries!!


wish list.


Someone buy me this Alen Lewis print, please!! :] Hint hint, Lucas.