Back to your Regularly scheduled Blogging. . . :)

I planned to post this earlier but just hadn't with the little scam jerks that stole my hard earned money. Ohh, you live, you learn. A little preface before I start today: I feel I need to clarify some things before I start this post. One of my new years resolutions is to be less "judgy" because I can be sometimes.  And before I decided to start this blog, I had this awful pre-conceived notion that blogging was for those who are totally self-absorbed.  What an awful thing to think...then I started following my friend Katherine's blog and it really inspired me.  The way my Just Lovely friend writes and is able to express & share her creativity is so inspiring!  And to just to get this out there, I did start this as a selfish thing. I did this for me. I love journaling and reading and finding things that inspire me. so perhaps blogging is selfish, but I wanted a way to document my life, beyond just photos.  I love photos - but I wanted more.  I remember being four years old and my parents reminding me of things I did as a baby that I had no recollection of, and I remember at that moment promising myself that I would try to savor and remember as many moments as possible! AND I love seeing your alls beautiful finds and inspiration and stories.  And one day I read Legally Fab's  post here and I knew I just wanted to get into this..I love this post by her and completely agree.  So just to wrap this up, if you are here to judge, it's really quite simple - do not read any further:) 

And now to my quote, I will never be the girl with the perfect hair who can wear white and not spill on it. Thanks Carrie Bradshaw, I heart you and the way we can all relate to you . . . I am just not that girl.  It also reminds me of this song 

I'm not that girl! I'm me.  I'm a nerd.  Totally weird at times. Goofy. I laugh at the most inappropriate times. And far too easily. Far from charming or smooth.  But I have fun. I ruin photos and I do love the quirks about me, reminds me of one of my other favorite shows (you all should know this by now:)... How I Met Your Mother .. 

"Shouldn't we hold out for the person who doesn't just tolerate our little quirks, but actually kinda likes them?" 

Sometimes it's hard living in Kentucky when people just do not understand that sometimes (and when I say sometimes, I mean most times) why you are still single at the age of 25. I cannot tell you how many times I've even had young guy friends say to my friends - I don't understand why she is still single or my mom's friend's attempt to comfort my mom, don't worry She will find somebody.  But I'm not just looking for SOMEBODY to be with.  Like most, normal people - I do not want to be alone forever, but I also don't want to be with a person because I am lonely.  I have truly been told, no joke, that I just need to lower my standards and expectations.  I've had two people in my love life that have meant the world to me, and if I just lowered my standards - I may have never met them.  It's the silliest thing I've ever been told.  

"I'm looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can't-live-without-each-other love." 

And I'll always feel that way, but I refuse to be that girl that just settles . . .

I am with Emily (on the Bach) she said it best "Better to be home alone, than be home wishing you were alone." 

Cheers! And Happy Monday.  I am so excited for my first provisional class Junior League meeting tonight.  


  1. SO true about settling! I know it sounds like crap coming from me...but I remember a point in my life where I knew if I stayed with a guy I had been with for years and really truly loved that life would be "fine" for the two of us. But you know what? After 3.5 years of "fine" with an amazing guy...I wanted more than "FINE"....so we ended it. And he's still a great guy. And I think I'm great girl. And it was hard. But then I met MY Perfect. Notice you say MY. I know Mr. D is not perfect...and far from it. But he is MY perfect. And I like to think I'm HIS perfect (because I most certainly know I'm not perfect). Basically what I'm getting at is sometimes you have to take huge risks to find YOUR perfect.
    Because life is short and don't we ALL deserve more than FINE. I'm thankful to have found MY perfect! You will find yours too. Trust me, it's SOOOO worth the wait!!!

    ps-i LOVE you!

  2. Two great quotes I totally agree with! ~Holding out for someone who likes our quirks and not being with someone just to be with them.
    Never lower your standards or expectations! And we can be single together and be each other's couple when everyone else has a couple until we both find Mr. Right!

  3. I'm a day behind on reading but great blog yesterday. Please don't ever settle. You deserve an amazing guy because you are an amazing woman. Loved this quote... "I'm looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can't-live-without-each-other love." One of my favorites!
    Mr. Right will come along when you least expect it. I know you've heard that before but it's very true. I have almost 5 years on you and believe you me, I've heard the same things you have over and over. I know what I want and I refused to accept anything less than that. Brit is right, life is short and you never know what tomorrow will bring. So live every single day to fullest and enjoy every single second of it.

  4. YES!!! Please, don't settle!! Better single than sorry!!! You deserve THE BEST!! I love you!!!


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