climb a tree. it's therapeutic.

"Do you remember, as a kid, the first time you went really fast on your bike, and it felt like you were flying, or the first time you got both wheels off the ground, and how you could feel, almost hear, your heart beating? It was like the first time you held her hand, or ran away from home and got lost.

Now, do you remember the last time you drove by a lake and wondered if there was a rope swing but never stopped, or the last time you looked at a smooth stone and imagined throwing it across the water but finished your conversation instead. When was the last time you considered a tree based on climb-ability? Ran across the grass barefoot, or decided to be a robber instead of a cop? Well, no one wants to be a cop anyways.

Let’s pretend again, and play a prank; we’ll defend a fort, or draw a map to plan an escape. All we have to do is take off our shoes and jump in, or walk outside and find an adventure."
I read this on a blog earlier, and it really spoke to me. I've been feeling... stuck lately? Not really stuck. But homesick for something else, something new, something that I can't really even name. I'm bored in this little town of mine. That's not to say that I don't adore it, because I absolutely do. But I want to experience somewhere different. I want to have the feeling of being somewhere where no one knows me. Maybe these feelings are being brought on by everyone leaving for school, and here I am. Stuck in little O'Fallon where I've lived for the majority of my life. I don't want to be one of those typical suburb kids who complains about that... but I'm going to be that kid, just this once. 

On a completely opposite note, I'm in love with my life right now. I love all of my classes, so far. They're each challenging me in different ways that I think I really need. And they all concern something that I feel I need to confront about myself. I really enjoy that about them.

I love my job. I work with some really wonderful people, doing something that makes me happy. I mean, who wouldn't want to spend all day baking dog treats and making new dog-ish friends?!

And finally, I love the people that I've surrounded myself with. I feel loved, and I get great joy out of how lucky I am to be surrounded by such people.

But in spite of all this, I'm still longing for something. Something new, something different. Adventure. I don't know why I've been so unsettled with this feeling as of late, I have plenty of adventure in my life. I just want somewhere brand new, I suppose.


On a wholly unrelated note, Ive been really digging folky, cello filled music lately. Do what you want with that knowledge. (new music is always appreciated by this bespectacled girl, that's fo sho.)


a bespectacled boyfriend. isn't hslightly really precious?

get used to seeing him around here.

"guess why I smile a lot? uh. cause it's worth it."

No, this is not an illusion... I'M BACK! I guess I sort of took an impromptu blogging break for a little while there. It was much, much needed, I think. And now I'm back feeling rejuvenated and oh so inspired! Now that school has started and I'm finished working at Target (cue chorus music... CAN I GET A HALLELUJAH?) I'm hoping to get back into the groove of my beloved blog, and come up with a consistent blog schedule.

Enough of that boring stuff though. I'm sure you're all on the edge of your seats thinking... "SOPHIE, PLEASE TELL US WHAT YOU'VE BEEN UP TO? WE'RE DYING TO KNOW."

Oh thank you for asking, inquisitive reader!

I've been crafting, I spent much time with Allie and Kayla before they left for school ( insert pool day here), earning moneys at Treats Unleashed, spending said moneys I just earned on pretty, unneeded (totally needed) things, thrifting, and spending time with my BOYFRAN. Yeah, I acquired one of those while I was in the land of not the interwebs (is that called real life?). Cats everywhere are crying over their loss of a crazy cat lady. I HAVE BEEN REFORMED! Not really. Not at all. Cats are still my best friends.

ANYWHO, that's just a nice little overview of life as of late. I've been so preoccupied, but I plan on getting reacquainted with my bespectacled blog. It's definitely becoming a priority again.

I'm leaving you with the cutest darn video ever...

I'll have another blog post later tonight, introducing a certain someone! Farewell, until then!

some words.

"Being tender and open is beautiful. As a woman, I feel continually shhh’ed. Too sensitive. Too mushy. Too wishy washy. Blah blah. Don’t let someone steal your tenderness. Don’t allow the coldness and fear of others to tarnish your perfectly vulnerable beating heart. Nothing is more powerful than allowing yourself to truly be affected by things. Whether it’s a song, a stranger, a mountain, a rain drop, a tea kettle, an article, a sentence, a footstep, feel it all – look around you. All of this is for you. Take it and have gratitude. Give it and feel love."

Tomorrow, I will have a reaaaaal post about what I've been up to lately.

a hint of mint.

It is no secret that I am absolutely obsessed with anything and everything mint green. My laptop is mint green. My nails are currently mint green. I have both a mint green pair of shorts AND pair of pants. Aaaaand I also have a mint green purse. I have a real problem. But at least it's a pretty problem... that counts for somethingright?!
ANYWAYS, I've compiled a plethora of my faaaaaave mint green things from around ze interwebs, and duh I'm going to share it!

I need a mint green bike in my life. Like, yesterday. And those flowers!
I swoon! 

This is the prettiest church I ever did lay my eyes on.

Mint green  glasses. I'm pretty sure we can all agree I desperately need these bad boys.

My closet needs this lovely little outfit.

I would be a roller skating fiend.

 Obviously, I am in need of a new pair of minty kicks. OBVIOUSLY.

And that's that for minty goodness! I hope everyone has a lurvely, super fantastic mint green filled weekend.

**it all links back here!

i never know what I'm talking about.

Hello, lovelies! I'm back after an unexpected blog hiatus. I was feeling uninspired in the blogging department this week. Plus, it's really hard to do anything but sleep when you have two jobs, I'm coming to realize. However, I only have one week left at Target. I'm nothing but excited about this. Sorry, Target. (I'm not really sorry.)

Anyways, I'M BACK! This week was a very crafty week for me. I made a flower crown, I jazzed up an old pair of shoes, and I made a skirt (pictures to come)! One down on my 25 before 20 list, 24 more to go! Eek! Also, it was Harry Potter's 32nd birthday yesterday... so I mean. I was celebrating, of course.

On another note, SCHOOL STARTS SOON! AHHHH! No one understands how excited for this I am. Oh school supply shopping, you are my favorite. I need to dig out my pocket protector. (I'm totally kidding. Maybe I'm not.)

On another another note, I had this awesome post about Chick-Fil-A all formulated in my head. And then my sister wrote exactly what I was thinking in a post of her own. Basically, we share a brain. And she says it better than I would have. Enjoy!

I realize this is a post about... nothing. I will have a somewhat interesting (more interesting than this) post soon, pinkie promise!

This is so perfect, I can't even handle it. I love how into the music Jade gets. You can tell she's just really...feeling it.