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Monday, August 30, 2010

hay guys

i love this blog, but tumblr is so much easier! i can love both, though :)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

this weekend

I am trying to soak up my last few days of summer in style :) This weekend, I went to see my favorite comedian, Patton Oswalt, live in Atlanta with my wonderful boyfriend.
My camera sucks, but there's Patton!
We walked around Little Five Points for a few hours before the show, and ate at this amazing little Mexican restaurant. I also picked up a few cute things at Junkman's Daughter!
Then, this afternoon, I went to brunch at Bluewater with my mom and Jason. We are trying a different brunch location around town each week. This week I had Grand Marnier french toast with brunch potatoes, yum!
Then I went to see Eat, Pray, Love with my mom and some of her friends. I really liked it! I saw this Harry Potter poster on the way out, and freaked out a little bit. I CAN'T WAIT!
Next week is my first week of aesthetic/cosmetic school. I am a little nervous, but also very excited :) I'll post an update after my first day!

Kisses and Cupcakes,

Sunday, August 15, 2010

great big update post

I have done SO many exciting things in the past month! I took an impromptu trip to New Orleans with my boyfriend and two of our friends. It was beautiful, and the food was amazing, but I could never live there. It is the hottest, most humid place I've ever been in my life. And if you don't have lots of money, you can't do much!
Like I said though, just gorgeous.
I have been trying to get into modeling lately, and I am blessed with not only an extremely talented photographer for a boyfriend, but also friends that are amazing as well! I did a bridal shoot with my friends Kate and Scott, and a pinup type shoot with Jason. I also did a shoot with my friend Chloe, and one for my friend Mikey's clothing line, exeCUTE.
I was also lucky enough to meet and talk to Robert Pattinson when he was in town filming his latest movie, Water for Elephants. He was so nice and gracious, and talked to my friends and I for about ten minutes. I didn't know it would be such a big deal, but my story and picture was featured on the news and the front page of the paper! Wow.
Rob fist pumping :)
This is some of the crew for the movie. We hung out with these guys all night. They were so cool! Now I have friends in LA :)

I have been trying to cook at home as much as possible, to learn more and save money. I found my grandmother's old classic cookbooks, and have been trying to re-create some of her best recipes. I also like to just make things up sometimes, like this spicy chicken and chickpea soup.
I love to bake my own pita chips to go with hummus
This is my grandmother's recipe coconut cake. It tasted just like hers, I was so pleased!
This is a simple watermelon granita I made, just because I had way too much melon!
This is really just about how I feel right now, I've never been so happy!
It is amazing what you can get through in your life if you have the right people around. I am a very lucky girl.

Kisses and Cupcakes,

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Etsy Shop

I finally have my Etsy shop up and running! I am starting makeup/aesthetics school on the 28th, and I will hardly have time to work, so I am hoping I can manage to at least make a bit of money online. I will be posting tons of clothing, and much more jewelry soon. Here's my brand new shop, littledarlingvintage :)

Monday, August 2, 2010


Do you ever feel like you are being completely irrational and over reacting to something, yet just can't stop yourself from doing it anyway? Or on the other hand, think you might be following an instinct, and you'd be stupid and naive not to act on it? Human beings are odd creatures.

Chris' birthday was this past week. I have been emotionally unstable the entire week, and it's starting to get on my nerves. I'd like to feel normal, please and thank you. Maybe these images I've been saving will cheer me up :)

I need this tattoo to be on me!

Kisses and Cupcakes, Jess