(500) Days of Winter

I had to. Winter is my middle name. The movie is actually (500) Days of Summer. I finally saw it. Twice.
I just woke up one day and I knew.
Knew what?
What I was never sure of with you.





If I've been a little slow on the posting lately, it's only because I'm loving being home. I just take in every moment with my family and friends. Example: my family just baked cookies and rented Julie&Julia. I fell asleep by the fire 10 minutes into the movie. It was wonderful. Merry Christmas, everyone.

And the angel said unto them, Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all the people.
Luke 2:10

"Some people think it's holding on that makes one strong. Sometimes it's letting go."

Sylvia Robinson


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*To the person who sent me this quote... you know who you are... thank you.

I'm in Love...



This movie has so many things wonderful about it. First off, it is based off of a Nicholas Sparks book. Notebook, anyone? Secondly, Amanda Seyfried plays a girl named Savannah. She is beautiful and so is the name. Last and most importantly, Channing Tatum is John. We finally get to see our favorite love interest in clean cut buttondowns and army gear instead of ghetto sweatpants and sideways hats... although, I can't argue that he didn't still look good rocking the hip hop attire in Step Up and the soccer gear in She's the Man, two of my favorites... I can't wait until February.

Loves of My Life (IV)

{spotlight}


whitney elise...

has a beautiful voice.
tells terrible jokes.
laughs at everything.
hates no one.
has an enormous heart.
is extremely clumsy.
is an alpha omicron pi.
rarely complains.
is my best friend.



"She not only saw a light at the end of the tunnel, she became that light for others. Celebrate her compassion." -Kobi Yamada, She...
“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go. Things go wrong so you can learn to appreciate them when they’re right. You believe lies so you can eventually learn to trust no one but yourself… and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”
Marilyn Monroe
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*I know this quote seems a little bit overused and contrived, but I just came across it on my computer, and it applies almost perfectly to my life right now. Maybe Marilyn was onto something... little did she know she would be quoted by every girl in the world.

"A tear in your eye says I should have been listening."

Luke Bryan, Someone Else Calling You Baby




Look Familiar?





[1] Brigitte Bardot, L'Officiel Brazil 8 Femmes

[2] Blake Lively, W Magazine









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*Credit where credit is due: this post was inspired by a collection of posts by unconventionally beautiful, the blog that actually inspired me to create between the lines. so if you like this post, thank Sam, the brains behind unconventionally beautiful.
"If every word I said could make you laugh, I'd talk forever."

John Stamos, Forever
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*Yes, this is the song from Full House that Uncle Jesse sings to Becky at their wedding. I know its cheesy, but who didn't have a crush on John Stamos growing up?

I Miss My Friends


[image by le love]
"You can cross the line whenever you want to, I'm calling it love soon. Close your mind and waste some time if you have to, I'm calling it love soon. It's not about you now, it's what we are.


Let's bypass the bullshit and move on because the minute hand moves faster than you think it does. And by no fault of yours, and by no fault of mine, the bottom line is laying in the bed that we've been playing in tonight."


John Mayer, Love Soon
"Baby just look at us, all this time and we're still in love. Something like this just don't exist between a backwoods boy and a fairytale princess. People said it would never work out, but living our dreams we shattered all doubts. It feels good to prove them wrong, living our love song."

Jason Michael Carroll, Living Our Love Song
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:)
That's all I have to say about that.

a
friend
is
one
who
knows
all
about
you
and
still
loves
you
the
same
"I don't have the strength to stay away from you anymore."

"Then don't."

Edward Cullen and Bella Swan, Twilight


{Happy Halloween}

Grow Old With Me

"If my muscles hurt, it just means I've used them. If it hurts to walk up the stairs, it's just cause I've done it a hundred times to lay down next to a man who loved me. My face may have wrinkles, but I have laid under hundreds of skies on sunny days. I look like this, well, because I drank and I smoked and I lived and I loved and I screwed my way through a pretty damn good life. Getting old isn't bad. It's earned."
Bartender in The Guardian
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*I still need to see the last fifteen minutes of this movie. I hear they are crucial, and I was a big fan of what I'd seen so far. Ashton, do me a favor and marry me tomorrow.
[image by ffffound]

"Picture perfect memories scattered all around the floor. Reachin for the phone cause I can't fight it anymore. And I wonder if I ever crossed your mind; for me it happens all the time... It's a quarter after one, I'm all alone and I need you now. Said I wouldn't call but I lost all control and I need you now. And I don't know how I can do without, I just need you now."

Lady Antebellum, Need You Now

Loves of My Life (III)

{spotlight}
jennifer anne...
loves dogs.
loves people.
makes killer rootbeer floats.
is independent.
is a natural strawberry blonde.
is a gamma phi beta.
has a contagious laugh.
loves to read.
is my best friend.

"She made the whole world feel like home. Celebrate her warmth." -Kobi Yamada, She...
"His love's like rain on a tin roof, the sweet song of a summertime storm. And, oh, the way that it moves you, it's a melody of passion raging on... and then it's gone."

Julie Roberts, Rain On a Tin Roof

Style Me Pretty



translation
Obsessions for Me.

This wedding is ironically and perfectly titled "Vintage Wedding: Shabby Chic." Can there be a more perfect set of words to describe everything that
I love in asthetics? I love the colors, the flowers, and the retro-esk feel to the beautiful bride's look. I love this.

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**My roommate showed me this site just today, so stay tuned for more posts from Style Me Pretty, "The Ultimate Wedding Blog."

Life Lessons (IV)

[image by ffffound]

"I don't know what I want, so don't ask me, cause I'm still trying to figure it out. Don't know what's down this road, I'm just walking. Trying to see through this rain coming down. Even though im not the only one that feels the way I do. I'm alone, on my own, and that's all I know. I'll be strong, I'll be wrong, oh, but life goes on."


Taylor Swift, Place In This World
"I'd like to make myself believe that planet Earth turns slowly. It's hard to say that I'd rather stay awake when I'm asleep, cause everything is never as it seems... when I fall asleep."

Owl City, Fireflies

I'm Feeling Pensive

[image by here comes the sun via unconventionally beautiful]
"Everyone is responsible for their own happiness. Don't ever sacrifice yourself or your integrity for someone else's happiness."
Andrew McConaghie

Life Lessons (III)

[image by postsecret france via a diary of little things & curiosities]

english: i don't know what to do with these feelings

Birthday Weekend

{I'm 20}
it still sounds weird to say that

thursday
dinner at la parilla with my lovely tech friends
sombreros were not forgotten

friday
drove to knoxville, tennessee
dinner at the brewery downtown then out at UT
minor trips to the emergency room make for good stories

saturday
birthday over, birthweek continues
shopping at market square and tailgating for the football game
long night

sunday
long drive back to alpharetta
worth the drive, i love my house and my family

lets skip monday

tuesday
shopping with my lovely mother in alpharetta and athens
dinner at east west bistro in downtown athens with my best friends in the world


{I'm 20}
yep, still weird
"Well, all I really wanna do is love you, a kind much closer than friends use. But I still can't say it after all we've been through. And all I really want from you is to feel me, as the feeling inside keeps building."


Jason Mraz, If It Kills Me (From the Casa Nova Sessions)

Taza and Husband = Epitome of Love



"The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you're uncool."

Lester Bang, Almost Famous


[image by rockstar diaries]
"I clicked a secret picture inside my head of him standing there. It's moments like these that make me weak in the knees."

Taza via Rockstar Diaries


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*P.S. I will feel this way again one of these days.
[image by sarah ellen]
Where did it come from and where does it go? If it were right in front of me, would I know?
Shiny Toy Guns, Seasons of Love

Loves of My Life (II)



{spotlight}


kathryn jeanette...
is hilarious.
answers to katy.
met me in fourth grade.
has pretty blue eyes.
is driven.
resembles bella swan.
is a kappa delta.
has faith.
is my best friend.




"She remained true to herself. Celebrate her authenticity." Kobi Yamada, She...

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*She is going to thank me for the fifth description.

Fallen Angel







"A n g e l s have no philosophy but love."

Adeline Cullen Ray










In memory of Farrah Fawcett, an original angel and the beauty icon of the century.
June 25, 2009

"Make every door you walk through a living work of art."

Thriving Ivories, For Heaven's Sake

Life Lessons (II)

[image by postsecret]

"Let her cry, if the tears fall down like rain. Let her sing, if it eases all her pain. Let her go, let her walk right out on me. And if the sun comes up tomorrow, let her be... let her be."

Hootie and the Blowfish, Let Her Cry

Current Obsession (III)





[images by entourage clothing in athens, ga]





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*I am O-B-sessed with these rompers. Rompers in general, actually. They are so precious and comfortable and girly. I love the floral one because I love flowers. I adore the black one because, let's face it, everyone looks good in black. I think I'm going to start the trend of the LBR... little black romper. It will catch on.

Love Of My Life (I)

{spotlight}
sarah ellen...
lives in san diego.
is the girl on the right.
belongs to alpharetta.
is an artist.
has good taste in music.
is a theta.
is beautiful.
is my best friend.

"She decided to start living the life she'd imagined. Celebrate her freedom." -Kobi Yamada, She...
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*To the other loves of my life (you know who you are) ...I have posts ready for you as well. Sarah just gets to go first because she lives the farthest away. The rest are in no particular order, so be patient :)

I Don't Care For Your Fairytales

image by dina goldstein [via peace & posies]
" Cinderella's on her bedroom floor
She's got a crush on the guy at the liquor store
Cause Mr. Charming don't come home anymore
And she forgets why she came here"
sara bareilles, fairytale
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*This picture reminds me of Tim Walker photography. I immediately thought of this song when I saw the picture. As much as they fit, though, I am still determined to believe that fairytales, or at least modified versions of fairytales, come true. If they don't, I'm scared I will lose all hope for love that I have left. Maybe I should channel some Taylor Swift "Love Story."
"If you can't explain it simply, then you don't understand it well enough."

Albert Einstein

How To Be A Friend


[encouraging words from a girl named Dorsie]

Life Lessons: (I)

Sometimes I wonder what kind of memories these pictures would hold if I had better aim or a digital camera. Then it occurs to me that life is about inaccurate aim and an unfocused lense. If we were given a perfectly clear viewfinder, how would we learn to recover from a path gone awry? If we were given a chance to re-take every decision we made because we weren't absolutely satisfied with the original result, time itself would have no value. It's the way that we react to these skewed pictures that allow us to learn from their imperfection. It's about the knowledge we gain regarding the importance of mistakes, forgiveness, and beginning again.

"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation."

Oscar Wilde, De Profundis 1905
I've traveled far along with you, we walked the world and together grew.
It will be strange being w i t h o u t you. You gave me strength and helped me grow.
But now it's time to be on my own, I hope you know, this was difficult.
A part of you is a part of me, and will always be.

So hold your head high, it's so hard to say g o o d b y e.
I just have to take this chance, I hope you understand.

We'll go on our separate ways. It may be hard, but I'm not afraid.
I think it's good life makes us change, so don't be sad.
The best is yet to come.

Colbie Caillat, Hold Your Head High

The Best Kinds of Girls: Gilmore and Gossip



My two favorite types of Girls: Gilmore and Gossip. I've been anxiously awaiting the return of my favorite guilty pleasure... Gossip Girl. Only a few more days till it returns! Until then... its more reruns of the reliable Gilmore ladies that I love so loyally.





You know you love me... xoxo


did i just say that?



"Can't seem to hold you like I want to, so I can feel you in my arms. Nobody's gonna come and save you, we've pulled too many false alarms."

John Mayer, Slow Dancing in a Burning Room

Le Love Anyone?


photos by a girl named natalie
i think every album she puts on facebook should be published on le love.

You're Too Sweet For Rock and Roll



"We are not Groupies. Groupies sleep with rockstars because they want to be near someone famous. We are here because of the music, we inspire the music. We are Band Aids."


-Penny Lane, Almost Famous


**Have you noticed my affinity for Kate Hudson movies? I've been told before that we look alike, so I'm going to just go along with it because I think she's cool.
"Right now there's a war between the vanities, but all I see is you and me. The fight for you is all I've ever known."

OneRepublic, Come Home

From Her Cowboy Boots to Her Down Home Roots

"I can take you for a ride on my big green tractor.  We can go slow, or make it go faster.  Down through the woods, and out to the pasture; as long as I'm with you, it really don't matter.  Climb up in my lap and drive if you want to; girl you know you've got me to hold on to.  We can go to town, or baby, if you'd rather, I'll take you for a ride on my big green tractor." -Jason Aldean

Welcome to Dixie Motor Speedway in July. This was my first run, but I think I've got country down to a tee. Just add a little dirt and some Tinkerbell tattoos and you're in for a good time.
"Watching you walk out of my life does not make me bitter or cynical about love; but rather makes me realize that if i wanted so much to be with the wrong person, how beautiful it will be when the right one comes along."


Javan, Something to Someone

This is Not a Love Story... It's a Story About Love.


T: Wait, what happens when you fall in love?
S: Love... You believe in that? Do you?
T: What? It's love, not Santa Claus.





I can't wait to see this movie. An amusing sidenote: when I was little, I used to tell people my middle name was Summer instead of Winter because I thought it was cooler. Our priorities are funny at seven.

Current Obsession (II)

Made By Girl
Frame Clock from Dutch by Design
So presh! All of Made by Girl's interior design pictures are perfect. I don't know if they are all her own apartment, but if they are, I may consider moving in. The white walls are just the thing I need in my life... A blank canvas.

Thank You Two Times

A: Unattached?
B: Currently.
A: Likewise.
B: Surprising...
A: Psycho?
B: Rarely. Interested?
A: Perhaps.
B: Hungry?
A: Starving.
B: Leaving...
A: Now? Okay...


A: "True or false... all is fair in love and war?"
B: "...True."
A: "Great answer."
B: "Good question."
Best chick flick ever, How to Lost a Guy in 10 Days

And the Bride Wore White












Beautiful gowns by J Crew Wedding. All of the dresses are very classic and simple, yet romantic and gorgeous. I want them all. And the necklace is just the icing on the cake, so to speak in wedding lingo.
"She colored her thoughts with only the brightest hues. Celebrate her optimism."

Kobi Yamada, She...

Love on the Rocks






"I needed a raise, I worked so hard for this love of mine.  Still, I've got nothing to show for it.
Here's a simplification of everything I'm going through:
you plus me is bad news."



-Sara Bareilles

Clothes Made Well







I am in love with Madewell. Not only do they have the most fabulous jeans ever, their ability to make a white tee look great in one hundred different ways is my weakness. I love scarves and sandals and rainboots. I love plaid shirts. I want to look like these girls when I roll out of bed and walk to class on a pretty day in the city. Now if I could just find my wallet...
"Just because today is terrible doesn't mean that tomorrow won't be the best day of your life... you just have to get there."

Anonymous

My Current Status: To You I'm Insomniatic

"i couldn't sleep last night...
...its your fault...
...you weren't there."


images by here comes the sun


I'm Calling it Love Soon


"our love was comfortable
and
so broken in."
-john mayer
image by le love

Pull Me Down Hard and Drown Me in Love


Come On Get Higher - Matt Nathanson

I miss the sound of your voice
The loudest thing in my head
And I ache to remember
All the violent, sweet, perfect words that you said.

And i said what about...

breakfast at tiffany's i wish i looked as pretty in the morning as Holly Golightly. instead of a fresh hairdo, i have crazy bedhead, and instead of Cat waiting patiently, i have dogs licking my face. at least i don't have Mr. Yunioshi screaming at me... what an unpleasant wake up call.