lately: movies

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Jeez, it is getting really hot in Seattle. Where has our year-round mediocre temps?

The coldest part of the house is downstairs, where the flat screen is. And that means movies! Today, I wanted to share with you the movies I’ve watched recently (and loved!).


A story about how four magicians make it big in Vegas and somehow are pulling big heists during their shows. While, at the same time, an FBI agent (+Interpol) try to crack their secrets. Very entertaining and the ending is a huge twist. Yay for unpredictability! I actually really like this movie, the plot is unique (in my movie experience) and magic tricks are always fun to watch, even if it’s CGI. ­čÖé


This is the first Wes Anderson movie that I was aware of watching. I love the colors and the square screen was pretty cool as well. The scenes of the hotels got me wondering if they were paintings or mini scale models. Either way, the imagery is beautiful and the story is pretty fun as well.


I’ve read the buck a bunch of times, and love the story quite a bit. I wasn’t really sure how they were going to do the movie, since the majority of the story is black and white. But! I think they did a pretty good job, with the set, the memories being transferred, and slow integration of colors.

Movies and summer go together like root bear and vanilla ice cream. Go watch so cinematic masterpieces!




lately // may

It’s May, the last full month between me and summer.┬áLately, I’ve been….

Reflecting on this past year. Man, it went by like a speeding soccer mom (fast, but just a little). I liked this year.

Watching the Chef’s Table documentary on Netflix. SOOOO goood.

Listening to Lana, Marina, and Karmin.

Learning about the crossroads between should and must.

Growing lettuce and goji berries. (!)

Putting a bunch of business and blogging books on hold at the library. I’m excited about this one, this one, and this one.

Enjoying the sun. We took a trip to Eastern Washington last weekend and sunglasses were always on.

Ordering this swim suit. (it was on sale too!)

Feeling kinda stressed ’bout these last two weeks of school. Finals!

Wanting to hang out with my friends before they leave for their vacations.

Looking for a cheaper version of these shoes.

Working on projects and lots of new blog posts. I’m hoping to get back into the swing of things this summer.

And, working out.

Loving this post by Becky about how “wrong reasons” in blogging is absolute bullshit.

Reading the classics. Secret Garden, Little Woman, Importance of Being Earnest.

Eating HUMMUS. GUAC. my loves.

Figuring out what I’m bring to camp this summer. And yes, I actually like packing.

And finally, this week I was posting about overnight oats. (go check it out!)

lately // january


finding the peculiar parts of everyone, and how no one is safe from the craziness of teenage life.

discovering how influential a good group of friends can have on my opinion of things

making a group chat with all the kids in my generation (all fourteen of us share the same great grandparent) and hopefully getting us together for the first time

watching countless movies. Just this year, I’ve already watch six movies

feeling absolutely confused.

knowing that these next few years are a blurry mess that will clear when I get there.

struggling to get out of bed every morning.

trying to stay warm in this much too cold weather.

loving that first semester is almost (almost!) over and

hoping that I can make it through the second semester.

currently: favorite hairdo

DSC_7783So recently, I’ve been trying to find new ways to do my hair. I was always the half-up half-down and ponytail girl, nothing special. I’ve been absolutely loving this look with my hair and have been doing it for the past few weeks. DSC_7751 I’m not one to go too crazy when playing with hair. There was this girl at my school who had this cool, little “poof” in front that looked great on her. It took me awhile, but I figured it out. Just a simple side part (crazy for me), and a braid. DSC_7778 DSC_7798 To keep it all together, I opted for these hair ties rather than bobbi pins. They never stay in my hair! DSC_7823 Well, there ya go. My first ever hair post. (the photography was way harder than I thought)