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*spring always makes me want to dye my hair image  
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making lists

i don’t usually ring in the new year on my blog with a list of goals or resolutions. i usually write a letter to the year that passed or a letter to C, because he’s amazing. but 2013 feels like it’s going to be a very big year for me, so i’ve been making mental [...]
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there’s something about the end of summer that always makes me feel very optimistic. maybe it’s because i’ve been a teacher for 8 years and a graduate student for 5, and gearing up for the fall semester makes me giddy. and that i love warm fall days and wearing skirts with tall boots and going [...]
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let’s go swimming

*this year’s bathing suit: bright red. *it’s gonna be in the mid 90s for the next 3 days in new york. *if you need me, i’ll be in my soaking pool, waiting for my fingers to turn to prunes. *swing by if you need a dip: i’ll make you a cocktail.
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i love shoe shopping but i hate shopping for flats. i can never ever find anything i like. despite my high heel addiction, i really wanted some flat shoes to walk around my neighborhood in and teach in this spring/summer/fall, but the online search was completely fruitless. but then queen street west in toronto made my [...]
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hand in pocket

(handmade apron made from vintage tablecloth, circa 2009?) last weekend, i spent an hour looking through all the photos i’ve taken of everything i’ve made in the last 5 years. it was kinda surprising to discover that i’d sewn (and knit) so much while also working full-time on a Ph.D. it made me very reflective [...]
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naughty time-suck

o pinterest, you naughty time-suck. i had no idea what i was in for joining pinterest and now i can’t drag myself away. it’s all just so pretty. i can create inspiration boards about the favorite things i talk about on my blog, only all in one place. like my boot addiction: my neon crush: [...]
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someecards friday

feels like a morning for a someecards roundup. top 5 reflecting how i’ve felt over the last 7 days:
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yup: this sums it up exactly.

urlesque via C
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right now

i’ve been working from 7:30 a.m. till 11 p.m. almost every day of the week for the last 2 weeks solid. i knew this summer was going to be busy, but i didn’t realize how time-consuming the work was going to be. at least it’s work i love (most of it), so i consider myself [...]
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