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"I tell myself all the words he surely meant to say. I'll talk until the conversation doesn't stay on. Wait for me, I'm almost ready... when he meant let go."

Sarah Bareilles, Between the Lines
"Don't look for love, beg for love, or suffer for love. Just live."

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Carrie: "...'And Cinderella and the prince lived happily ever after.' You know that this is just a fairytale, right, sweetheart? I mean things don't always happen like this in real life. I just think you should know that now."

Lily: "Again!"

Carrie: "And another one bites the dust..."

Carrie Bradshaw and Lily York, Sex and the City
"I'm captivated by you, baby, like a firework show."

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"Drop everything now, meet me in the pouring rain. Kiss me on the sidewalk, take away the pain."

Taylor Swift, Sparks Fly


"The thing about addiction is, it never ends well. Because eventually, whatever it is that was getting us high, stops feeling good, and starts to hurt. Still, they say you don't kick the habit until you hit rock bottom. But how do you know when you are there? Because no matter how badly a thing is hurting us, sometimes, letting it go hurts even worse."

Ellen Pompeo as Meredith on Grey's Anatomy
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"Always there everytime you need me. It ain't love, it's just like nicotine. You're addicted to a feeling you can only get from me and your cigarettes."

Miranda Lambert, Me and Your Cigarettes
“Ladies, let me give you some advice. You can throw all your stupid chick-lit, self-help, why-doesn’t-he-love-me books out, because this is all you need to know: Men will treat you the way you let them. There is no such thing as “deserving” respect; you get what you demand from people... If you demand respect, he will either respect you or he won’t associate with you. It really is that simple."

Tucker Max, I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell

Jealous of Her Life

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*My best friend, Sarah Ellen, has the coolest life ever. I want to post all of her pictures (and I'm getting close) but here are a few of her gorgeous shots. Love her.

You had me at "Love & Other Drugs"

"This isn't about connection for you. This isn't even about sex for you. This is about finding an hour or two of relief from the pain of being you. And that's fine with me because all I want is the exact same thing."

Maggie, Love & Other Drugs

*I can't wait to see this movie... The title alone had me at hello. Anne Hathaway isn't my favorite, but I won't mind staring at Jake Gyllenhaal for 2 hours. See you Nov. 24, Jake.

"This girl wasn't damaged, her jeans were just ripped."

Vampire Weekend, California English Part II

*Thank you, Sarah Ellen :)

Sometimes Her Favorite Song Doesn't Say Enough

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"Stop living someone else's song and write your own."

*Words of wisdom from one of the Loves of my Life, Whitney Elise. Despite my affinity for song lyrics and quotes, I have to admit, she makes a valid point.
"Bring us back together. Back to a place of forgiveness, and love, and in understanding that what we shared was all the magic we could ever need."
-Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

"I know my heart will never be the same, but I'm telling myself I'll be okay. And even on my weakest days, I get a little bit stronger."

Sara Evans, A Little Bit Stronger
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"Time turns flames to embers, you'll have new Septembers. Everyone of us has messed up too. Lives change like weather; I hope you remember, today is never too late to be brand new."

Taylor Swift, Innocent

**It wasn't easy for me to choose which song to quote from Taylor's new album. I am OBSESSED with every song. Like I've said before, she seems to write songs about my life. Maybe I can talk to her and get her to sing some happier songs... It's never good when the songs you relate too are called "Haunted," "Last Kiss," and "Dear John." At least I'm not comparing myself to Ke$ha songs anymore... HAH! Rough times.
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"Don't let your soul get lonely, child. It's only time, it will go by. Don't look for love in faces, places, it's in you, that's where you'll find kindness."
Ray LaMontagne, Be Here Now
"True love cannot be found where it does not truly exist, nor can it be hidden where it truly does."

Max Abbitt, Kissing a Fool

"Sometimes you couldn’t face the sadness of being forgotten until you felt the comfort of being remembered again."

Ann Brashares, The Last Summer (Of You and Me)

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There seems to be a recurring theme...

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"I’ve made mistakes in my life. I’ve let people take advantage of me, and I’ve accepted way less than I deserve. But I’ve learned from my bad choices and even though there are some things I can never get back and people who will never be sorry, I’ll know better next time and I won’t settle for anything less than I deserve."
*I think I've heard this before... Yep, it was in one of my first posts. Ironically, I'm having to post it again, which makes me think I should pay a little more attention to it this time around. There seems to be a recurring theme in the recent pictures, quotes, and conversations in my life... all talking about realizing what you deserve and not settling for less. I think someone is trying to tell me something.
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
Eleanor Roosevelt
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"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it does not keep records of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perserveres."
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
**I went to a beautiful wedding tonight and, as expected, this passage of the Bible was read. No matter how many times I hear it, however, it still resonates with me as being the best love quote of all time. No love song lyrics, romantic movie quotes, or fictional story passages can compete with the true, heartfelt words of scripture.
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"It may be wrong but tonight I’m gonna to see those city lights, cause it sure as hell beats lying here wishing I was on your mind."
Wade Bowen, Lay it All on You

My Cali Girl Went Brit

This is only the beginning of the many posts to come celebrating the wonderful talent of my newly abroad best friend, Sarah. I currently have approximately twenty of her
new photos saved onto my computer (appropriately labeled "sarahox") waiting to be posted, but the book pictures just couldn't wait. I'm a big fan of the chandelier in the middle of an old bookstore.

Good find, S.

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"Too often, the thing you want most is the one thing you can't have. Desire leaves us heartbroken, it wears us out. Desire can wreck your life. But as tough as wanting something can be, the people who suffer the most are those who don't know what they want."

Ellen Pompeo as Meredith on Grey's Anatomy
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"Braced myself for the goodbye, cause it's all I've ever known."
Taylor Swift, Mine

My Favorite Color is Pink

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"You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before, she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She's not perfect, you aren't either, and the two of you may never be perfect together, but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes... hold onto her and give her the most you can.

She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her heart that she knows you can break. So don't hurt her, don't change her, don't analyze and don't expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she's not there."

Bob Marley on How to Love a Woman

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Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat Pray Love
**Thank you, Merelise, for reading me this quote. :)


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"Maybe we like the pain. Maybe we're wired that way. Because without it, I don't know; maybe we just wouldn't feel real. What's that saying? Why do I keep hitting myself with a hammer? Because it feels so good when I stop."

Ellen Pompeo as Meredith on Grey's Anatomy

"Pretty little thing, sometimes you've gotta look up and let the world see all the beauty that you're made of.. cause the way you hang your head nobody can tell."

Miranda Lambert, Virginia Bluebell

Loves of my Life (VI) College Edition


cassidy blair...

is a spitfire.
has a soft side.
always has my back.
loves unconditionally.
knows how to have a good time.
is an alpha delta pi.
tells it like it is.
makes me feel stronger than i am.
is my best friend.

"She held her head high and looked the world straight in the eye. Celebrate her strength." Kobi Yamada, She...
"I've made some compromises, but I live my life exactly the way I want."

Cameron Diaz in Elle Magazine
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"Just gonna stand there and watch me burn, but that's alright because I like the way it hurts. Just gonna stand there and hear me cry, but that's alright because I love the way you lie."

Rhianna and Eminem, Love The Way You Lie

Current Obsession (V)


I've been watching seasons one through three of Grey's, and I have fallen in love again. I absolutely love everything about this show... except for the fact that I only own up to season three. I guess I know what to ask for as a birthday present...
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"I won't do what you told me, I won't do what you said. No, I'm not gonna stop feeling, I'm not gonna forget it. I don't wanna start over, I don't wanna pretend that you are not my lover, that you're only my friend. Cause when you took my heart, you took it all. When you gave it back, it fell apart."

Colbie Caillat, I Won't

Collecting Your Jar of Hearts

"No I can't take one more step towards you, cause all that's waiting is regret. And don't you know I'm not your ghost anymore, you lost the love I loved the most."

Christina Perri, Jar of Hearts

Decorate Your Life

Whenever I need style direction, it never fails to check out the book selection at Anthropologie. This book seemed to embody the style I'm going for in my new apartment bedroom. It's a mixture of cultures, colors, and personal touches. It's definitely represents the eclectic side of me, while still keeping in touch with my love for vintage finds and all things girly.

It's Like Reading my Diary

It's interesting to see that this was how I felt not too long ago..
"Not scared at all"..?
Yeah, right. Someone should have showed me this before:
"Sad ain't my style, but once in a while, I just have to give in... I know this can't go on forever, so tonight I'll have a night to remember."
Joe Diffie, A Night To Remember
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"Gandhi said that whatever you do in life will be insignificant, but it's very important that you do it. Because nobody else will. Like when someone comes into your life and half of you says you're nowhere near ready, but the other half says: make her yours forever."

Tyler Hawkins, Remember Me

You Should Know Up Front, This is Not a Love Story

We've been like Sid and Nancy for months now.

Summer, Sid stabbed Nancy.. seven times with a kitchen knife. I mean we have some disagreements but I hardly think I'm Sid Vicious.

No, I'm Sid.

Oh, so I'm Nancy?

Tom and Summer, (500) Days of Summer

Loves of my Life (V) - - College Edition

merelise harte...

lives with me.
is my shoulder to cry on.
loves cats with a passion.
is incredibly loyal.
has great taste in clothes.
is an alpha delta pi.
stands up for me.
dances beautifully.
is my best friend.

"She walked in when everyone else walked out. Celebrate her friendship." -Kobi Yamada, She...

If your heart is broken, you’ll find God right there; if you’re kicked in the gut, he’ll help you catch your breath.

Psalm 34:17-18

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No Sleep Tonight

1:00 am i'm still awake.
1:01 am you're in my head.
1:02 am i think of your eyes.
1:03 am i smile.
1:04 am i try to sleep again.
1:20 am you're still in my head.
1:30 am get out of my head.
1:40 am i still can't sleep.
2:00 am i think of your lips.
3:00 am i'm tired.
4:00 am you.you.you.
5:00 am you're still in my head.
6:00 am you're in my heart.
7:00 am i finally fall asleep.
8:00 am i get ready for the day.

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"Said what I meant, then I lied and said I’m sorry... I
u n a p o l o g i z e . I meant every word; won’t take back the way I feel about you. Can’t unsay what you heard, cause you heard me right, and I won’t try to fighting back to hide my feelings for you... I unapologize."

Carrie Underwood, Unapologize
"He ain't feelin' anything. My love, my hurt, or the sting of this rain. I'm livin' in a hurricane, and all he can say is 'Man, it's such a nice day."

Miranda Lambert, Dead Flowers

Madewell Got an Online Shop!!!

y e s , i t ' s t r u e . i just had to share my excitement with everyone... especially those of you who share my obsession with this fabulous store.

Summer Reading

This summer's must-read list begins with these three books. I'm tired of saying I'll read more, and then spending hours in front of the television. I vow to change that this summer. Along with a few other things.
My New Apartment Inspiration

Made By Girl

P.S. I saw those blue and white chairs on target.com yesterday. It's fate.

Oh, and my new closet inspiration.