January 31, 2010

an award + photos + a bit about me

A couple weeks ago, the lovely Marisa of or so i feel tagged me with an award that asks me to take pictures around my home that tell a little bit about myself... so here it goes:

My home and me, in photos:
1. I love starting my day with a runner's high... each morning, before I do anything, I change into my running gear and hop on the treadmill. I open up the window, let the breeze jumpstart my mind, and for the next thirty minutes or so, this is my view... I just love to watch the world awaken.
2. I live for the sun... and something about sun rays peeking around the corner makes my heart feel light, as if it's the universe's way of saying: "today will be a beautiful day."
3. I have a thing for tan boots... polished pairs, rustic pairs, buckled pairs. And if I ever become a shoe designer like I've always hoped, then you can be sure to find plenty of them in my first line.
4. I love writing and passion tea... preferably as a combination. Oh, and I have a really wonderful, soulmate sort of friend (sam) who sent me this card with a packet of tea inside. To me, that's the very definition of "thoughtful"... also, of "love."
5. I love bright, summery pops of color... especially during these gray winter days when it's crucial to find warmth anywhere and everywhere we can.
6. I collect glass Diet Coke bottles... first of all, because I have a serious love for Diet Coke. And second of all, because they make the perfect row of vases for the fresh gerber daisies that fill them in the springtime. 
7. I have a strong connection to the word grace... and I'm not exactly sure why. I've always wished it were my name and actually state it as such whenever i'm asked for it at Starbucks (true story). I just love the way it looks and the way it sounds and, mostly, what it means. Because there could just never be too much grace in this world. 
Thanks so much for the tag, Marisa! 
(And everyone should stop by her blog - it's one of my favorites!)

Happy Sunday :)


Caroline said... [Reply to comment]

I love these facts about you!! Grace is something very powerful... it's great you say it's your name at Starbucks. I too, love tan boots, and pops of color. This whole post is so refreshing; from the pics and what you have to say... if you are ever in California we should hang out and grab some tea!! xo

missy. said... [Reply to comment]

you are BEAUTIFUL. this post was amazing. if i could have the view you do, i would work out every morning as well.

h.e. said... [Reply to comment]

I LOVE that yellow tea kettle.

TheLittleFlower said... [Reply to comment]

amazing post! I love writing and passion tea too!

mart and lu said... [Reply to comment]

wow...i love that you start your day with a run! why can't i get myself to do the same. its so hard to get started and motivated. but i feel i really need to get my heart pumping again.

LanguageTimothy said... [Reply to comment]

Love your boots! Hope you get your wish & become a designer :D

Smileyfreak said... [Reply to comment]

What a cool blog you have! By the way (as a fellow tea lover lol) I am sooo loving your yellow kettle/teapot ^^) YAY!!

s a m said... [Reply to comment]

Laura I love this! these pictures are beautiful - especially the yellow teakettle {everyone else's fav too!} and also the pink candle. ah! so happy!

Elizabeth said... [Reply to comment]

Oh Philosophy. I went two months without my usual face wash from there...because let's face it, who has that kind of money all the time...but now it's back in my shower and the world is right :)

Also, tan boots-yes please!

Iva said... [Reply to comment]

I love passion tea too ;)