Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Living the Frugal Life

I've been doing my best to not buy clothes recently. For my standards I've been doing pretty well I think. However, I can not get over the MacAlister Wedge Boots from the crew. I want them so badly. And yes, I could get them for half off, but that's still $100! Definitely too much to justify. Seriously though, I need to start wearing cuter shoes, and ones that I can actually walk around in, and I think these wedges would be perfect. Now they just need to go on sale.
 p.s. One day I'll own all the clothes that I post and then I can take cute pictures of myself wearing them instead of a picture of them.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

A Few Christmas Songs...

..I'm listening to while I "study"
"A Very She and Him Christmas" is probably the best Christmas album I've come across. It's perfect. And the first song I have posted is a weird, old, silly song that I can't get out of my head (thanks a lot j.crew).

Wish I was Doing...

School is almost over, and I have so many things that I wish I could be doing instead of studying. All my spare time is spent at school. I'll admit there have been a couple days where I decided I just couldn't focus and instead of actually doing something with that time I just slept.

My apartment is a total mess and I don't even have my little fake Christmas tree out. I'm starting to get a little depressed from spending so much time at school studying about Sufism (don't ask me anything about it, I'm still a little shady on the details myself).

Here are some things I wish I was doing instead:

I recently bought my first sewing machine!!! I couldn't be more excited about it, but guess what? It's still in it's box, not even opened and looked at yet. It's sad. I don't know when I'm going to get time to start on any projects, but I wish I could start making some stylish bowties for the men in my life; and I missed my opportunity to buy this sweater when I had the chance and now it's all gone. BUT, I found a diy tutorial on making my own on Pinterest (don't you love pinterest?) and I'm eager to give it a try. Also, this is the greatest sewing starter book and I want it for myself. I have it checked out from the Lib. but it's due soon (and yes I just copy and pasted the picture from amazon, I'm taking a break from Sufism and don't have time to be profesh).
In lieu of buying a sewing machine I went crazy and bought a crock pot too! (my apt. is littered in boxes) and I haven't used it yet. I keep 'liking' and 'pinning' recipes that I want to try.
If I had my little tree out (it's a little smaller than the one pictured) I'd make a paper bunting to go around it like this one here (also a pinterest find).
Last but not least, this is the coolest ABC book I've come across. The pictures are great and I love each letter and the words. Wish I owned it (and yes, amazon picture again).

I hope you are having fun getting into the spirit of Christmas and actually doing Christmasy things unlike me, who is studying Sufism. They don't even practice Christmas so I can't even learn about how they celebrate it. Lame, huh?

p.s. sorry I didn't post any links. Most things are on my pinterest and you can access that to the right, and the others (the books) are from amazon.

Sunday, December 4, 2011


As you can tell I haven't posted anything great lately, I've been trying to decide the direction I want my blog to go. And, yes, I have been working on this for a while (and it seems as though I can't stop posting about it) however, it's the end of the semester and sadly school has taken a priority over my blog. It's not right, really. School is the worst and I love blogging, so really I should just switch my priorities, right?

The worst part is I have so many things I want to blog about, but I just don't want to until I am satisfied with my over all blog and I should really focus on school. Although I do have a confession, it is 11:30 at night, I'm at school and came here with the notion that I would be studying, instead I have read blogs, almost bought about 3 pairs of shoes and then decided what I want for christmas from my Mom. I've really got this studying thing down to a science.