Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tips on Eating Healthy...

If it is bedtime, go to sleep. Fatigue can also be misconstrued as hunger by the body.

In the meantime, drink something. Sometimes our bodies misinterpret thirst signals for hunger. Fill up on fluids. This may instantly solve the problem. Our bodies are about 75% water. It is a vital part of a healthy diet. Water helps flush our systems, especially the kidneys and bladder, of waste products and toxins.

Do some exercise. Take your mind off of the hunger. This will also release endorphins which signal the body to be content. It can mimic eating.

Get active. The more active you are, the less time you have to eat.

Drink some coffee, tea or other no calorie caffeinated beverage. This takes the edge off, and signals your taste buds it is time to stop eating.

Chew some gum or low calorie candies. This will keep the mouth busy

Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes—foods high in complex carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, low in fat, and free of cholesterol. Try to get fresh, local produce.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Go for the Gold

In honor of the end of the 2010 winter Olympics...

Tips for being a winner:
Think big - dare to dream,
Give without expecting anything back,
Be persistent, even when it all looks too hard,
Speak positively about yourself and others,
Never stop learning,
Smile, even when no-one is looking,
Demand excellence from yourself,
Put people before projects,
Take responsibility for everything that happens to you,
Have integrity - always do what you say you will do.”

—Petra Rankin

In a storm in my best dress

(images from ffffound)

How To Be Fearless
[via actress Emily Deschanel from Bones]

You need all the energy you can get. You will feel so much stronger. What really works is making exercise a habit.

Keep track of what makes you feel better, and if you need to stay away from some things, do that.

It's important to acknowledge your feelings. If you're not in a good mood, the worst thing is to sweep it under the rug and pretend like you're not feeling it. Always try to talk to the people around you that care about you-they will help make you feel better.

People take themselves too seriously. Love humor.

Acknowledging death gives you courage and helps you appreciate life. The idea that life is short should help you be less fearful. You don't want to look back and say, "Oh, I didn't do that because I was scared." BE FEARLESS.

(images from weheartit)


There's somethin' 'bout the way
The street looks when it's just rained
There’s a glow off the pavement
Walk me to the car
And you know I wanna ask you to dance right there
In the middle of the parking lot

We're drivin' down the road
I wonder if you know
I'm tryin' so hard not to get caught up now
But you're just so cool
Run your hands through your hair
Absent mindedly makin' me want you

And I don't know how it gets better than this
You take my hand and drag me head first
And I don't know why but with you I'd dance
In a storm in my best dress

So baby drive slow
‘Til we run out of road in this one horse town
I wanna stay right here in this passenger’s seat
You put your eyes on me
In this moment now capture every memory

And I don't know how it gets better than this
You take my hand and drag me head first
And I don't know why but with you I’d dance
In a storm in my best dress

Well you stood there with me in the doorway
my hands shake
I'm not usually this way but
You pull me in & I’m a little more brave
It’s the first kiss, it's flawless, really somethin’, it’s fearless.

And I don't know how it gets better than this
You take my hand and drag me head first
And I don't know why but with you I’d dance
In a storm in my best dress

Kate Moss for Longchamp

Kate Moss by David Sims
(images from fashion fashion gone rogue)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I'm on a boat

(image from ffffound)

“The purpose of life is to be open to change and growth. To be open to learning happiness and friendship. Loving with all your heart and soul and mind. Loving everyone. Standing up for what you believe in and thinking for yourself. Life is complicated and difficult but it will be alright in the end. Oneness of humanity. Equality, peace, and love. Being a person for others. Putting others before yourself. Laughing and living and loving."

-Larry O'Hara

Underripened Renoticing

(Tim Walker Photography)


My Personal Driver

Allison...back when she was a babe.

"Learn from mistakes.

Be happy.

Laugh until you pee in your pants.

Suck the marrow out of life.

Be who you are & say what you feel.

Don't stress over little things.

Appreciate the small things in life.

Eat chocolate cake.

Swing on a swing

Reflect on your day.



Don't leave the world as it was when you got here, make it more beautiful.

Cry until no more tears can come out.

Be passionate about something.

Find people you love & never, ever let go.

Explore & learn.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. learn as if you were to live forever.

Accept who you are. in order to love others, one must love him/herself.

Look up at the stars & remind yourself at how amazing it is that although you are so small you can do great, great things.


Sing & dance.

Read harry potter

Count the freckles on your arm.

Do what you want.

Live freely.

Stand up for what you believe in.

Share something with someone.

Never take a single breath for granted.

If you want a friend, be one.

If it's cold outside, show the world the warmth of your smile.

Follow your heart.

Believe in peace.

Love everyone.


-Allison Grant, one of my best friends

and in honor of her here's one of her fav quotes...

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
-Dr. Seuss


Number 1, I'm loving the new layout of Fashionista aaaand I love there latest posted pics...

I want that room to be in my house.

Can I have your skin and eyelashes?


Sandro Spring 2010 Campaign

(top 3 images from fashion gone rogue and last image from ffffound)

Isabeli Fontana by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin


"Happiness held is the seed, happiness shared is the flower."

Sunday, February 7, 2010


(image from ffffound)

The Buried Life

I want to marry the one in the visor...

There wheels for the journey...

I'm basically obessessssedddd with this show. I love the idea of it: we have one life to live and one life to accomplish what we want to, so why not?

Check out the list of the 100 things they want to do...
It inspired me and I formed my own list...
  1. skinny dip in the ocean
  2. be part of a window display
  3. swim in the Dead Sea
  4. meet a current president
  5. get a french manicure
  6. get a tattoo
  7. ride a dolphin
  8. get my nose pierced
  9. go hiking in the mountains
  10. go skydiving
  11. dance in the rain
  12. go to fashion week
  13. travel to Ireland, Greece, Britain, and France
  14. own a pair of Christain Louboutin heels
  15. live in New York and California
  16. attend a major awards show
  17. meet Britney Spears (or Nicole Richie)
  18. graduate college
  19. ride an elephant
  20. live in a place with brick walls
  21. live in the moment, the future is now and enjoy the ride

Here's an interview with them I got off their website:

Why are you doing this?

It’s complicated. Life moves fast and we wanted to slow down and enjoy it. To do that we had to ask ourselves some important questions, most importantly: What do I need to achieve or experience before I die? When we turned the question on strangers, we were fascinated with the answers we received. Given the ultimate deadline, people are forced to ignore the day-to-day trivialities that sometimes bury their lives and evaluate their most personal dreams and ambitions. Ultimately, we want to get people excited about doing whatever it is they dream about doing. Why wait? We are also curious to know about the state of our generation, our values and the role we are play in today’s society. Really though, we want to have fun and help people.

How did it start/How did you meet?

We’re all from the same town and knew each other through the grapevine (except Duncan and Jonnie, who are brothers). We weren’t great friends before the project began but in February 2006, through a number of coincidental conversations, we realized that we were all felt the same way about the world (see “Why are you doing this?” above). We decided to work together to address our questions and to learn more, and eventually a documentary became our weapon of choice.

What is it?

Technically, a documentary. After months of planning we set out in August 2006 with a camera and a loaner RV to attempt and to document our list of ‘50 things to do before you die’ and help 50 strangers we met along the way do something they had always wanted to do. In two weeks we knocked 26 items off our list and helped 24 people. Since then our list has grown to 100 items and we have taken the cap off the number of people we’re setting out to help. This summer (2007) we’re traveling through the states to continue our quest. If you can’t wait til the final movie is released, check out our ongoing adventures in the video gallery.

What’s the hardest thing on the list?

Go to space and fall in love. Maybe run a marathon.

What will you do when you’re done?


Do you all do each item/When is an item considered complete?

There are some personal items but most items we chose to do together. If we’re satisfied with our attempt, or it’s clear that we have achieved our goal, then we’ll knock an item off the list.

What does ‘The Buried Life’ mean?

The name comes from a poem written by Matthew Arnold in 1852. The idea is that day-to-day stuff can sometimes bury you and make you forget what you’re passionate about in your life. Jonnie read it in English class and showed it to the rest of the team who agreed that it’s message was totally in line with how we were feelin. The question “What do you want to do before you die?” became our tool to ‘uncover’ goals & dreams. You dig?

Here are the lines from Arnold’s poem:

But often, in the world’s most crowded streets,

But often, in the din of strife,

There rises an unspeakable desire

After the knowledge of our buried life;

How are you paying for this?

The bills are paid out of our pockets, through private donations, and through corporate sponsorship. It started with Skype phone calls and Ben looking companies up in the phonebook that we thought were in line with our mission. We’d call them and explain what we wanted to do and asked if they would like to be involved. Levi Strauss heard what we were doing and wanted to get involved. Others have offered everything from boxes of juice and website design, to longboards and cash. We owe so much to the individuals and companies who have helped us, and continue to help us, on our mission. Thank you to everyone!

How do you come up with/attempt your list?

Think about it – write it down. Once it’s on paper, things just happen. Ideas and goals can come from hobbies, friends, the internet, anywhere really. Think of what you want to achieve, or experience. Who would you like to meet? Where would you like to go? What would you like to work? Who would you like to help? How would you like to make a difference?Talking about your list and hearing about the goals of others is the best way to get things done.

If you are fed up with laziness, why is “Start a television show” on the list?

Television itself isn’t the problem. Irresponsibility is the problem. Our ethos is that you can be entertaining and socially responsible. Television is the best communication tool ever invented; why not use it to spread the good word? And make it funny? Both. If we ever made a show, we’d do our best to prove that to you.

How many people run this thing?

Us four


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Dress Me Up

(image from ffffound)
Two of my favs:
"The more you dress up the more fun you'll have."

"I have a dress-up chest at home.

I love to create this fantasy kind of thing."

-Kate Moss

I say... WHY NOT?

Look At Me, I'm Sandra D

I just recently watched the movie Grease and it reminded me of how much I am actually obsessed with Sandra D and her style...especially the last scene. I love how she transformed from a sweet, innocent girl to a girl with such an attitude and spunk.


Monday, February 1, 2010

I Get Knocked Down But I Get Up Again

(images from ffffound)


*step out on FAITH:
Once you truly make up your mind to forgive, hot to forgive will become crystal clear. Step out on faith and let go.

*UNCOVER and unleash your best:
You've been under stress for far too long. Now's the time to be over stree. Uncover and unleash your best by worrying less.

*you are WORTHY:
You owe it to yourself to accept compliments, accolades, and praise for a job well done. You deserve it and you are worthy.

*TREAT yourself:
Turn the daily tasks of taking a bath, combing your hair, and brushing your teeth into beauty-treatment rituals. Make these moments your special life-affirming times.

*REVERSE your thinking:

In order to have what you want, you must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do. Reverse your thinking and increase your wealth