Saturday, January 29, 2011

real life:

sean is snoring like a bear and i'm trying to catch it on video.  also, kyl's kittens are obsessed with tearing rolls of toilet paper to shreds.  little bastards.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

dream kitchen table.

oh the eames chairs with the super girly/retro fabric! loving the crisp white with wood and teal accents.   it's killing me.

unfortunately this table belongs to dottie angel and not me.  which is a shame, because if you know me you know that my vintage pyrex collection NEEDS to be in the same kitchen with this set up.  sigh.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

why murphy's law is real life:

because when you're babysitting an adorable little girl and you agree to let her play with your cell phone for two seconds, just to make her stop screaming her cute little head off, she will somehow manage to call your ex boyfriend. three times.

that's why.

Friday, January 14, 2011


an airstream wedding.  photo via once wed

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


on hulu is saving my life.  seriously.  my guy bought me a yoga mat and a video for christmas and it has made me the happiest girl alive.  i switch back and forth between the dvd sean gave me and the videos on hulu and i never have to leave my house.

if you search "yoga zone"  it brings up a ton of different 20 minute videos.  even though the instructors are more than a bit cheesy their classes are great.

it's definitely keeping me from becoming a blimp this winter.   so if you're wondering where i've been these days, well i'm either working, eating, or doing yoga.  the end.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Friday, January 7, 2011

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what happens

when sean doesn't pay enough attention to me. great girlfriend or GREATEST girlfriend?

Monday, January 3, 2011

dear 2010,

it goes a little something like this:

suddenly you wake up and realize that you've always had everything you've ever wanted. and you panic for a moment. because now you know that you've been chasing nonsense. the ridiculous clothes. the excessive booze. the bad but glamorous friends. what was that about? and then you breath easy. because fixing it is simple. you just let it all go.

2010 you showed me how blessed i am. which is strange considering that this was the year where i lived most simply. had so very little. but had so very much. i have a boyfriend who is the world's best hugger. and a best friend who would love me even if i didn't deserve it. a family that dishes out so much wisdom it makes my head dizzy. and friends who make me laugh so hard i fear loss of bladder control.

2010, you taught me to work hard and let the rest work itself out.

thanks for that.

so much lovin,

your amanda lynn

this is my 2011 goal

summed up rather perfectly.

i want this year to include a lot of: carpentry, painting, loving, reading, canning, cooking, sewing, baking, exercising, fixing, traveling, writing.

i want to DO things. i want to live simply. i want to eliminate the excess. and get back to the basics.

good heavens

it's hard to be away from home when i know this little guy is there.

plus i know that my dad has some apricot moonshine waiting to be made and i forgot to bring back all of the anne of green gables videos on christmas.

i just wanna go home again basically.