*TODAY I HAVE BEEN BLOGGING FOR ONE FULL YEAR*
This sounds totally crazy to me. I started this blog as something to do while Steve as at SXSW last year. I've always wanted to have a blog, just never felt courageous enough to take the plunge and make it happen. It's amazing what dating a talented photographer can do for one's self esteem. So with some free time and no blogging/html/design skills I started this little blog. I highly recommend NOT reading my old posts as they are terrible and I didn't understand formatting. They are painful to read, but without them I wouldn't be able to see how far I have grown in just one year.
I would like to extend a big THANK YOU to the entire blogging community. If it wasn't for all of your support and encouragement I probably would have thrown in the towel a long time ago. Like most bloggers, I have my periods of self-doubt and the sense of being lost. There are tons of really good bloggers out there and I find it hard to have my own voice and unique spot on the Internet. So whenever I wonder why I do this, I look at my sweet comments and I know why. I have made some really awesome friends through blogging this past year and I wouldn't change that for the world!
This weekend was a good one. The weather was wonderful and I got to have some quality time with some of my favorite people. On Friday night Leah and I got tamales and margaritas, made these awesome string feather earrings (featured here!) and went out dancing at QDP. If you live in Nashville and have not been to a QDP yet, you are seriously missing out.
On Saturday morning I ran my obligatory 9 miles. While I wasn't as fast as I wanted to be, I was faster than the previous weekend. Since the weather was gorgeous Steve and I spent the afternoon hanging around Centennial park and soaking up the sun. Saturday night was spent with good friends playing Cards Against Humanity. On Sunday Steve and I kicked it into high gear and worked on the house. We got so much accomplished! I am proud of us and I love how everything is working. On Sunday night I got to celebrate Jen's birthday. Jen is one of my favorite people ever and I was so happy to celebrate with her.
I was feeling a little moody (re: emo) when I put this outfit together. I just got the horrible news that our already-postponed Morrissey concert was officially CANCELLED. Thanks, Mozz (but really, get better). I decided to go with black bone leggings because that's what a sad goth girl would wear, right? But since I'm not a real goth lady I paired it with a kitty tank top because that's just how I roll.
While I would like to say positive things about this tank top, I just can't. Not because it isn't cute, but because the company I purchased it from was TERRIBLE and they have the absolute worst customer service. This was the first time I ordered from them and I can tell you for sure I won't be making that mistake again. I debated writing a blog post about my customer service experience when it first went down, but then I realized it sounded too whiny. Long story short, they sent me the wrong product and ignored numerous emails, tweets and facebook posts to make it right. I still have that wrong product and it irks me. It's like they stole from me or something. END RANT.
How cool is this new earring? Leah came over and showed me how to make string feathers! They were easy and quick to make. I did a terrible job of cutting mine down to make it look like an actual feather. My next one will be way better, I promise!
Top: Company with terrible customer service
Necklace: Midnight Riders