happy holidays all!

I'm a little late on the Christmas post... and well, posts in general =( my apologies -been busy with life, etc.

Hope everyone had a lovely holiday!! Mine was full of good food, visiting family, and our traditional monopoly game which I never seem to win (did come in 2nd this year though). I got my present a few days early this year - it's a Canon Rebel xsi! My good-ole point and shoot has done me well but is getting sort of old... I'm so excited to play around with the DSLR and learn more.

Lately I've been thinking a lot about New Year's resolutions. Normally I don't bother with them at all -starting the new year always seemed like a big hassle and high expectations (over NYE plans in particular) when really, it's just another day tomorrow. But i think it is a good way to mark milestones in your life (also since my birthday falls so close to New Year's) and use resolutions to set some goals -you know, make sure that the days dont just slip by like they always do. I feel like I'm always turning around and going - 'ohmygosh, how is it summer/october/december/whatever already?' I don't want to have the same feeling when i wake up and I'm 40.
Also... this year I've had a huge shift in my life - which used to be almost solely focused on academics. Having graduated this past year and decided to defer further school, it's odd to have to grasp for something else and not find anything tangible enough there for me to reach to. It's definitely led me to rethinking a lot of things and exploring new ones (this blog being one of them). Now might be a good time to start laying out some concrete goals, plans, dreams -stuff beyond 'okay, now this semester I'll try to attend 75% of my 8am classes'.


  1. I was just browsing some blogs and when I chanced upon yours, what greeted me were these fabulous images. Did you shoot them? They are so lovely.

    Hope you had a great Christmas Phyllis.

    so lucky you got a Canon Rebel !
    some of my friends have gotten it as well . is it a good camera ?

    are these shots above taken by ur new rebel ?

    what a magnificent postt !
    thanks for sharing this with us..

    thanks commenting on my previous post !
    xoxo . Michelle from
    GLISTERS AND BLISTERS. blogspot . com

  3. Congrats on the new camera!! Looking forward to more lovely shots from you!!

    Also Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you, my dear:)


  4. Congrats on the new camera! Lovely photos! xoxo


  5. love the photos! new camera? sweet! it's not on my list this year, maybe it'll be on my #1 next year. Santa, i know it's too early but yeah, a new camera. =)


  6. I love those photos - so spirity. I'm really bad with New Year's resolutions, I must say. They're really hard to keep up; I think it's better just to have goals through out the year. But, you're right - it's not bad to think about!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

  7. Hey dear! Happy holidays to you too :) As for the Rodarte x Target collection--I was IN BED WAITING FOR IT DOWN TO THE MINUTE! No joke. I musta been the first person buying stuff on there because they hadn't even loaded the video yet! BWAHAHAAH. I'm going to be selling a black crepe dress and possible a few more things from what i got....so check back in k?

  8. Awesome tree. Love the decorations. Hope you had a great Christmas.