Sunday, June 1, 2014

Token for the summer...

Here is what I'll aim for. 
Day in, and day out. 

See you people in August.


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Wednesday, April 30, 2014


How did it get so late so soon? 

Happy Last Day of Class to all here at Sewanee! 
Especially the seniors. 


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Weird or wonderful?

I'm leaning towards wonderful. 
How about you? 

Mouse Ring Womens Girls Retro Burnished Rat Animal Ring Jewelry Adjustable Free Size Wrap Ring Black Crystal gift idea

Little teeny! Like I always like.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Food for friends...

I've come across a few recipes that are just SCREAMING my friends' names.
So friends, this one is for you. 

Samantha Wedding, this one is for you. 
May you always hail cheesus.

white pizza grilled cheese I

 Exhibit B: Twix Caramel Popcorn
This is simply an adaptation of what is might as well be called crack
Right, Kimpton? 

Exhibit C: The Buckley
In honor of you, Buckley.
{and Bar Amigos, for that matter}

The Buckley recipe

Exhibit C: Baked Egg Avocados
Sorry, world, this one is for me. TOO good.

Baked Eggs in Avocado with Bacon on Toast from

I have EVERY intention of trying these.
Especially this avocado creation.
Who's with me? 

Friday, April 25, 2014

This weekend, pause...

...and remember a few things. 
It'll be worth your while. 

{My favorite} 

{Rare, but extremely valued time. Thank you for this yesterday, Anne Carter}

{Yeah, Ellie?}

{#1 reason I haven't bought a kindle}

{I'll do better, Grandma!}

{Generally reserved for car rides, but this could be changed} 

{Who wants to make MORE plans? As if we don't have enough right now!}

{The "Passing Hello," YSR to this one} 

See the full list here!
And, TGIF!

May you savor time and write letters, get dressed up
and read a book, listen to music and call home.

May you make good plans and enjoy them.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The night before the night before...

I've always heard that's the most important night. 
For running, that is. 

In high school, the McAlister family was on a pretty strict pasta diet during XC and track season. All thanks to Mark and his all-star running habits. We were on a rotation - lasagna, pesto, lasagna, pesto. Unless Mark started getting superstitious. Then it became 
pesto, pesto, pesto...pesto.

Well, I can't have Mom's lasagna tonight. And I can't have Mom's pesto. And I certainly don't have the kitchen for this. 

But next time I do, you can bet it'll be for dinner. 

Pesto pasta salad
Pesto pasta salad 2
Pesto Pasta Salad

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Made up by Madewell...

Madewell makes well. 

The boyfriend look with a touch of feminism. 
Could there be a better style? 

Check out their sunglassesbags, and swimsuits for some more items to envy. 

Here's the #1 item on my wish list: 

And, when do I start getting paychecks?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Growing green...


The other day one of my friends had a bit of mint in her drink - and it made
me wish the pot full of herbs in our backyard at home was actually
sitting in my windowsill here at Sewanee. Guess it's a little too
late to bring this idea to dorm living, but wherever
I am next, I know I'll be growing green.

On the wall. 
Inside the house.
Outside on the porch. 
Either way, I'd like to have it. 

Because if nothing else, it'll make things seem fresh. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Puppy love like THIS...

...there couldn't be anything better. 

Yesterday morning I met my friend Karen for a run, and much to my surprise, 
there was a puppy by her side! I thought for SURE she was delivering 
something to me on behalf of the Easter Bunny. I was wrong. So 
instead, here goes another page in my "someday" book. 

Someday a big dog. 
Someday a little someone. 
And someday they'll be best friends. 

May something in your Monday warm your heart like these two.