"May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself."
— Neil Gaiman

my little bird Bridge & I admiring the cake we made for our good friend Naomi’s birthday, thanks for the picture Julia

  1. Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  2. Aperture: f/2.8
  3. Exposure: 1/320th
  4. Focal Length: 50mm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALEX PAUL!

For my best friend on his birthday: there are very few things I wouldn’t do to be with you today (only 72 hours!!!) but because I can’t ….

24 (very public) reasons that 24 years ago today, the world became a better place….

 

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Check out my recipe for homemade lemon funfetti cupcakes (baked in ice cream cones!) over here on the Free People blog.

((excuse my gnarly (lack of a) manicure))

  1. Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
  2. Aperture: f/5.6
  3. Exposure: 1/50th
  4. Focal Length: 55mm

Lately: bits & pieces of my February, in pictures…

Just one thing missing this birthday.

Twenty two, what.a.year. There hasn’t been a crazier one to date. Three moves: Florida to New York to Philadelphia. Three jobs, three new homes. A handful of goodbyes to closest friends and a series of hello’s to some amazing new ones. An unimaginable number of goodbyes and tears with Alex but a million more laughs and incredible moments. Some number of state lines crossed in travel, a million barriers, obstacles and excuse me, shit storms, to tackle- and a million times better for it.
Twenty three. May this year make me a wiser/stronger woman, a more patient daughter, a better friend (who stays in touch), a more loving  girlfriend, a harder worker and a healthier woman in & out. I have high expectations for you 23, letsdothis.

Twenty two, what.a.year. There hasn’t been a crazier one to date. Three moves: Florida to New York to Philadelphia. Three jobs, three new homes. A handful of goodbyes to closest friends and a series of hello’s to some amazing new ones. An unimaginable number of goodbyes and tears with Alex but a million more laughs and incredible moments. Some number of state lines crossed in travel, a million barriers, obstacles and excuse me, shit storms, to tackle- and a million times better for it.

Twenty three. May this year make me a wiser/stronger woman, a more patient daughter, a better friend (who stays in touch), a more loving  girlfriend, a harder worker and a healthier woman in & out. I have high expectations for you 23, letsdothis.

Looking forward to Florida in February and early b-day festivities is pulling me through days like today. Cannot wait to wrap my arms around my best friend and visit my brothers while they make magic in the studio.