Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday : Lust for Life. (and shopping)

it's drizzly and grey in Virginia, which is my happy weather. I decided to spend the quiet friday morning browsing the shelves at the Book Shop on the Avenue. I found some beauties!

i especially loved finding the red book on the right: Lust For Life / The novel of Vincent van Gogh by Irving Stone.


Max gave me lunch/gas money and what did i do? bought books and went thrifting (again). Sigh... Husband-to-be is going to be shaking his head at me but since he knows me well, he'll probably expect it. (i love you Maxie!)



I'll show you my thrifting finds next week, promise. For now, how about another round of fill in the blank friday?


1. The best piece of advice I was ever given was recently from my bestie who reminded me that there are no regrets, only experiences .

2. If I had a million dollars to give to one charity I would give it to UNICEF .

3. If I got to choose my "last meal" it would be my Mom's cheese enchiladas and mexican soup and for dessert... fried oreos and expensive wine .

4. My hair is is just now finding it's natural colour. For the past two weeks i've also been without my chi straightener (left it on my birthday trip home) and in the past I would have panicked because my hair is thick and natural wavy, but Max is digging the bed head look .

5. If at first you don't succeed just remember, Rome wasn't built in a day.

6. I have always been very scatter-brained. It is my worse defect .

7. Oh....and by the way.... can I just tell you how much i LOVED each and every one of your compliments on my Pappa's art work yesterday? I can't wait to brag to him... wait... - bragging to him about him- oh, only my weird wording. *wink xo .


Play along at the little things we do...

34 comments:

missy. said...

i LOVE the wavy hair! i think its beautiful on you. especially with your dark curls.

tiffany said...

+aww you're so cute! spending your lunch and gas money on books and thrifting! it's a way better decision for sure ^_^

+i am LOVING the bed head look, it looks awesome on you!! i never straighten my hair anymore either.

+yes yes tell your father how amazing his art work is! he is really really talented!

xo tiffany

ps: let me know when you get my card!! it should arrive tomorrow?

Meghan said...

Oh, I love your hair - I wish mine was that long!

And your mom's enchiladas sound incredible!!!

Steph said...

you crack me up! a few weeks ago I would've been LOST without my beloved chi! I just discovered last week that my hair is finally long enough to weigh down the poof, so I can be lazy and let it go wavy, but it doesn't look as good as yours! ; ) Have a sunny weekend!

crissy said...

Love your #1. "No regrets, only experiences." That is some really great advice.

I'm trying to grow out my hair from being short, and pretty hair like yours helps me to stay strong and avoid scissors! I miss having long hair!

ricebabies said...

Your cute. I would have done the same. he he

You package should arrive soon.

I am having a swap, jump over and see.

BrittanButterfly said...

Ahh! you are too cute, Micaela! I love your hair, it looks beautiful!

Micaela said...

awww thanks for all the hair comments! :) it's really looks like a bird's nest most days! promise.

Tiffany, OF COURSE i shall let you know when your letter gets to me :) i say OF COURSE like that because i just know i'll be happy to get your letter! yay for happy mail! i'm already looking forward to writing you back :) THANK YOU for the kind words again, about my father's work :) i'm pretty proud of him!

Steph, isn't there just power in letting go of the chi? ha Secretly, i can't wait for my Mom to send it over to me when i start working again next month BUT-- in the mean time? I'm LOVING the freedom ;) sunny in thought-- it's supposed to be COLD this weekend and my hands are already freezing. Where's spring hiding?

Kellie, thank you for making me feel less guilty about spending money on personal things i didn't necessarily need ;) it is much more fun that way! LOL and now, i have yet ANOTHER reason to go thrifting-- I'M IN! :) you know that! how fun!!! vintage finds are my delight. Can't wait! putting your banner on my blog now ;) SO EXCITED to also get my alice doll!! you are wonderful! xo

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

i missed the artwork! running out. will check tomorrow.
xo

Jen said...

I'm digging the bed head waves too! Say goodbye to the Chi and just let your hair be.

{Like my lil rhyme for you?}

Annie Cristina said...

Your wavy here is so gorgeous! I'm with Max on that one. :) I hope you have a wonderful weekend, Micaela!

jozen said...

i use to colour my hair all the time when i was younger and then stopped (for no reason at all, just felt like it) and then i came to love my natural dark black hair.

ps. having a ruffled inspired giveaway on my blog! stop by and join in
http://lolasgirl.blogspot.com/2010/03/with-gratitude.html

Raquel said...

Ha! Spending your "lunch money" on books! I feel like spending MY "lunch money" on those nude shoes!!! :) Happy weekend!

Brandi said...

I think your hair is gorgeous. I've always wondered what it would like to be a brunette or have pretty waves like yours does. Mine is so straight. Sometimes, I do like it like that though. Have a wonderful weekend, Micaela!

Jenni said...

oh how exciting! I just love the new books! Its like holding a treasure and being unable to wait to find out what it is! Sounds like a lovely lovely day!

Brown Girl said...

Love your sexy waves!! I hardly ever straighten mine anymore, it just takes too long!!

Passion said...

Hi Micaela :) I just finished writing your letter! I hope you enjoy it but do not read my blog until you get it! I don't want to ruin the surprise =]

Gabby said...

You're the cuteness. I love your passion for old books and thrifting...if only I could go with you one day!

I wish my hair looked that good naturally!

Have a great weekend!

Meg Fee said...

that's my happy weather too. mine too!! but i'm starting to think my happy weather is changing to a beautiful spring day--a perfect spring day. what does that mean, what's happening to me?!!

Megan said...

I love that you spent your lunch money on books, definately a wonderful idea.
I really like the bed hair look your lucky that it naturally falls like that, mine needs to be cemented into place.
I think one day you and I will have to get together and share an expensive bottle of wine but for now cheers to a wonderful friday from afar.

Jillian (back to the nest) said...

I love your hair!!

Anna said...

your hair is beautiful with all those waves! we should all be so lucky :)

i really love your advice and 'if at first you don't succeed'

happy weekend lady!

Krissa said...

Yup....i love the hair too...super cute!!!!
and thrifting and book stores...love it..i am jealous!

Mimi said...

those books are great. and i love your name! :)

visit my blog? :)
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

Ashlee said...

i say money spent thrifting is very well spent.

pretty waves.

Erin said...

A drizzly Friday morning in the bookshops sounds lovely to me!

Your hair looks great. You look great! Love that rosy glow you have from being oh-so-happy...

Fried oreos, hmmm? I'm not sure I can even imagine what that tastes like!

Going to a girlfriend's house tomorrow night to celebrate her birthday with good wine, good food, and New Moon on dvd! Wheee!

Happy weekend, M.
xoxo E

Cassie said...

Loving your book collection and your love of drizzly weather!
xx

littlemissjuicy said...

Your hair is so shiny, I love it!

Sara said...

Love your hair and your answers and you daddy! ha!

I stopped using a straightener a long time ago, I just sport a mess on my head! lol

Cat said...

I loved your fill in the blanks! Fried oreos? where can I get some!!?!? I love your hair btw!:)

xoxo,
Cat

Marisa said...

oh goodness... i love your treasures and your hair looks so gorgeous M.

Jess said...

Good advice from your best friend! I'm going to remember that. I also love your hair like that. Very pretty, you don't need to straighten it.

Simply Me said...

Love the advice , your hair and pops .. and i finally saw Remember Me ..and looooved it !!

Lauryn said...

That sounds like an amazing way to spend birthday money! I love thrifting, and no matter what I always manage to find more books! Even though there are still dozens on my shelf that I haven't read yet... lol

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