Simple Pleasures

11:12 PM

spring
spring

Whew what a week, what a day! I worked all day, stopped by my Mom's to get Louie, went home and then went on a way longer than planned walk with him all over Oak Park, Ferndale and Pleasant Ridge.  I came home, scarfed left-over stir-fry, and inhaled coffee. Then I grabbed "Wide Sargasso Sea" and the huge tub of laundry and headed to the laundry mat. I managed to get most of my reading done at the laundry mat which was good, way to multi-task! I am finishing up my re-write for my News writing course and after this post I am going to finish some notes and it's off to bed for me.

spring
spring

I did not do as good as I thought I would on my paper, but our professor is making everyone rewrite theirs before they head over to the media students so I don't feel too bad. She apparently really liked the photos that I took and told Kyle (I had to work, so I couldn't get feedback on my paper, she gave it to Kyle!) that she would really like me to enroll in her photo journalism course. The thing is, I really am not that interested in it. I am good (fairly) at taking pictures of people, but I don't really love it or anything. I do have two electives left so I guess I can think about it a little more. I guess I am mostly pissed that she did not like my writing and that is what I want to do, figures.

In non-school related news, I am really excited for Spring/Summer because I will have time to start my projects! The first two things that have to get done asap are the staircase in the basement, and the fence in the yard. The tree has to be cut first and Comcast has to be called to move the cable before that and I need the internet for school so we are waiting another couple weeks. Next is to get a dryer, unpack all the boxes, sort stuff out and donate what we don't need. Then plants for the yard, lots and lots of yard work needs to be done and I think we are going to paint the living room and hallway! I also have a ton of frames to get for all of Kyle's really cool posters and maps and then Lauren and I are going to bug my brother Mark to help us reupholster our couches! And possibly one of my chairs... Kyle and I still need furniture for various rooms and of course we need to plan the house warming part/bbq/shindig. I want to get the bulk of everything done in May so that come June I can start looking for the materials for my couch! We will probably do Lauren's first since she probably already knows what she wants. Kyle and I just planned out how we wanted to decorate the house theme-wise and we are so excited! Gwah! School hurry up and be over!! I am going to take some pics of the house for blog posts coming up so you guys can have a before-hand look of the place and then I will track our progress through the blog. Whaddya think?


Spring

Details
Sweater-Old Navy
Shirt & Bag-Thirfted
Jeans-Urban Oufitters
Necklace-Target
Shoes-Payless

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  1. What a cool necklace! Well, don't give up on your writing. Don't listen to her, putting you down. Just keep writing. You have readers..so remember that.

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  2. First of all, really cute outfit. LOVE the sweater.

    Secondly, your teacher reminds me of my acting teacher who preferred my writing (writing monologues, etc. was required for that class) over my acting skills. She was all, "Maybe you should take a creative/imaginary writing class." Not that I was offended that she liked my writing it's just...it was an acting class, you know.

    Thirdly, can't wait to see pics of your house-y house!

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  3. I enjoy reading your blog posts, so keep on writing. Don't let the man get you down. ;) I also can't wait to see what your house looks like newly decorated and all. :)

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  4. cute sweater!

    check out my blog and follow me on twitter @zebraandmeerkat x

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  5. So many plans, so exciting =)

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  6. You look so fresh'n'cute dear! Love your sweater!

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  7. Yes, please post the before pictures of the house so we can later applaud your decorating efforts.

    I'm impressed that, with all your schoolwork and other obligations, you're still able to blog.

    And this post is terrific: the news about your life is interesting and the pictures... well... let me just say, this is why I love your blog. Not only is your outfit stylish (love the stripes), but your face is so incredibly cute. I could look at that last photo a hundred times. I'm thrilled to know someone whose natural beauty is so transcendent.

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  8. Congratulations Sara! You're the winner of the Wrapped Up In Shoes Giveaway! Stop by Cafe Fashionista to find out how to claim your prize. :)

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  9. Maybe you can talk to your prof about your actual interests and she can refocus a bit to help you develop those - I mean she's obviously interested in you and thinks you're talented and that's never a bad thing!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  10. I've been looking forward to nice weather as well. There is SOOO much work to do with new houses!

    I am jealous of your ability to pull off pink. I just can't do it with my skin tone and red hair.

    I'm loving that necklace. It's so pretty.

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  11. Hi Sara! I love your striped sweater! And the necklace is so cute! I think that your professor recognized your talent for taking pictures and I think your writing is amazing as I always enjoy reading your posts! If you tell her what you truly enjoy doing, then she can see where your passion lies! xoxoxoo

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  12. I have the same exact sweater! And like always, you look cute and charming! And oh my! Congrats on the house! I've been living under a huge rock, it seems. :)

       ♥ Teresa ♥
    - Pretty Dandy -

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  13. Yep, would love to see photos of the housewarming and anything related to new new crib. nice bag btw. :)

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  14. love this look!! great top! :)


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  15. the stirpes are godo on you :)

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  16. I so love that necklace. You so know how to make the outfit work. Adorable. & how do you get sooo much done??

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  17. Such a sweet outfit. All the best on your writing.

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  18. I love this outfit. Wishing you warmer days and more time to get your house decorated.

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  19. Love all the details to this. All the best with getting the classes you want.

    Oh, and I'm smittened with David Reale too on Skins.

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  20. This is just so adorable. ITS SPRING! Wishing you a great one.

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  21. those shoes are Payless?! wow, they are really great.

    hello from LadyFlashback.com

    jess s//LF

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  22. Don't listen to teachers, they don't know a thing (most of the time). I hope her comments just push you to prove her wrong bc you can :)

    and you look absolutely adorable in these photos. Last one = my fav!

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  23. ok sooo you know i did writing/journalism in college and I highly recommend a photojournalism class. especially for a blogger (because you already take pics of friends and travels around Michigan, I'm recalling a really funny pic you took of a bar with urinals all over it or the blogger meetup you recently went to), it also really helps with writing descriptively and concisely. theres a big part of photojournalism that is writing the captions and capturing visuals and words together. anyway, it was one of my most useful classes and most of the projects I ended up using on my old blog or just taking while I was out doing my daily routine and wasn't a huge hassle.
    ok speech over.
    you look really collegiate in these pics, like you should be dashing across the quad to meet your study group or something ;)

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  24. I have always loved jumpers in that colour and pattern. I love your necklace and the whole outfit is put together really well.

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  25. very cute outfit... love the stripes!

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  26. Love the sweataer and necklace to bits! oh, and if it's even possible it seems your getting even more prettier by the post! <3

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  27. i would love to inhale some coffee myself. lovely jeans!

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  28. that stinks that you have to rewrite a paper!!!!! how many pages was it??

    that seems like tons of work to do on your house. goodness. must be so worth it though.

    loooove your sweater by the way.

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  29. I love that sweater and these photos are so great! It sounds like you have a ton of home projects to do this spring/summer! woo! And Mexicantown=sooo good! I also went Mae's in Ferndale for breakfast, that place was also delicious!

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  30. I love how the outfit is fairly boyish, but the stripes on the sweater are hot pink! awesome :)

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