{7 pretty things on Sunday}

video game tournaments, nerdy! // an afternoon snooze with bauer

so far this weekend i’ve spent a lot of time relaxing and resting. friday night started out with zack heading over to the university of minnesota to volunteer for the rest of the weekend ~ like 32 hours total, with a starcraft tournament. it’s mega nerdy, for sure, but i am ECSTATIC that zack gets to spend the weekend doing what he loves. non-stop. i stopped by yesterday morning to get a feel for what a video game tournament actually looks like and i… ummm, only saw 1 other girl there ;D and like 59 million computers.

the rest of yesterday was spent snuggling with bauer. we took a few naps. watched a terrible lifetime movie online {hah}, went for a walk. and then i had a fantastic idea that i’m excited to share soon. if you’re in/near minneapolis, THIS MEANS YOU! ♥ i’ve spent quite a bit of time reading + replying to the comments left from thursday’s + friday’s posts. my mind has been all over the place trying to process what i’ve read, learned and am trying to implement for the future.

also, i found some amazing follow-up posts that others have written on the topic of friendships + loneliness that i shared in the comments. here are the links in case you missed them: 4 ways to be a better friend, what you can find while you’re waiting on friends.

i know i’ve said this already but i am truly amazed at the number of women hurting over the loss of a great friends it’s a delicate emotion and it’s reminding me to be even more gentle, with myself + others. probably the main thing i’ve learned is that it’s really easy to sit back and wait for someone else to take action, but what probably needs to happen is for YOU to take action. you need to seek out a friend. be persistent, be a nagging nelly :) try, try, try. i think i’m more interested now in finding a friend because it’ll shift a little of the focus onto something more exciting. basically that’s called PROGRESS.

today’s 7 pretty things on Sunday post is going to be a little different. instead of showing photos i’m going to make a list of different things i’m thankful for + learning during this season:
1. arriving home friday afternoon to a box chocolate-dipped fruit waiting on my front porch ~ from a sweet blog friend! so thoughtful, so delicious {it’s almost gone}… i felt so special :)

2. the idea of a gratitude journal: every day you write down 5 things you’re thankful for. i LOVE the idea of ending my day with things i’m thankful for, reminds me of this friend’s book.

3. wearing a sweatshirt from high school :)

4. sharing some of my hurts has oddly given me more freedom to not spend so much time online…

5. …which reminds me that it’s not OK to feel sorry for myself over friendships that are linked to other cities. those friendships have a unique purpose and they aren’t for the intimate day-to-day moments. i need –and will– to find local friends.

6. this is totally silly, but bangs that are finally growing out. changing things up is exciting, ya know!

7. one of the comments left has sparked an idea that i’m crazy excited about. so like i mentioned above, if you are in/near minneapolis… stay tuned! tee hehe

have you had a few minutes to read some of the comments left? what are your thoughts…?

okie dokie, that’s it for this lovely sunday.

wishing you a happy, joy-filled day! xoxo

{7 pretty things on Sunday}

martha stewart

the boo and the boy

style me pretty

sophisticated bling

arrow stamps


print & pattern

how has your weekend been? how have YOU been this weekend? i hope you’ve got some really fabulous replies to these questions… that you’ve been thinking about the posts from last week + that the ideas are stirring. my goal for 2012 is to make it seriously my best year yet. of course every year seems better than the year before, but i really want to see some incredible changes, and that’s my goal for you, too!

so today — on this first sunday in february, i have seven lovely things to share with you {above}. may they be all kinds of inspiring to you as you finish up your weekend…

see ya tomorrow!

PS. make sure you enter the friday giveaway, over $100 in product from Yellow Heart Art. XOXO

{7 pretty things on Sunday}

all photos via real couple home tour: emerson + ryan

i recently stumbled across this “real couple home tour” on emerson + ryan, of emersonmade, and seriously — i’m amazed at how fresh and organized using glass jars for storage makes your home look! absolutely loving it :] it makes me {almost} wish we had smaller materials inside the studio, instead of bolts of fabric. it’d be so fun to add a few dozen glass jars filled with all of our necessities and have that be it for our decorations!


be sure and click over to read the full tour + story! their home is so pretty…

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