Thursday, July 28, 2011

Song & Obsessions....

Monday during lunch I decided to stroll around the shops by my office and I had my headphones in listening to the Freelance Whales pandora station and this song came on.... "The Winner Is" from the movie Little Miss Sunshine. It sort of made me stop in my tracks because its so pretty and moving and emotional.. I also really loved that movie. So, I wanted to share. 

 { Moving right along......... I have a few daily obsessions that I'd like to share. }

If kids weren't so adorable I wouldn't have this problem called babyfever.... (from pinterest)

And if clothes didn't make me drool so DANG much, I wouldn't have this, "want!want!want!" mentality.....

and if I didn't have this desire to create a comfy cosy beautifully cute home someday... I wouldn't have this unhealthy obsession with looking at interior design blogs....

and lastly, I am obsessed with quotes, and I think they are good to keep around, so I don't feel bad :).... so here are some of the latest....

"Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you have now was once among the things you only hoped for."

"Let your past make you better, not bitter."

"Hello, I'm the happiness fairy. I've sprinkled happy dust on you. Now smile dammit, this shit's expensive."

"Cherish your solitude. Take trains by yourself to places you've never been. Sleep alone under the stars. Learn how to drive a stick shift. Go so far away that you stop being afraid of not coming back. Say no whenever you don't want to do something. Say yes if your instincts are strong, even if everyone around you disagrees. Decide whether you want to be liked or admired. Decide if fitting in is more important than finding out what you're doing here." - eve ensler

" ...and when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." - mw

GOOD TUNE........

and.... that's just about all folks....... I'm flying to see my baby lady Ava and sister tomorrow in Kansas.... Can't wait.... C A N N O T W A I T!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

oh. my. baby. ............ she's just Heavenly...... <3 

All my photos are linked to the sources on my pinterest... which is THIS

take care my freens. peace n all things good. hb

Monday, July 25, 2011




Thursday, July 21, 2011

Daily Reminders & A Tune

Loving this song..........

------- Some quotes you've may or may not heard but may enlighten your day.... -------

Imagine that the universe is a great spinning engine. You want to stay near the core of the thing - right in the hub of the wheel - not out at the edges where all the wild whirling takes place, where you get frayed and crazy. The hub of calmness - thats your heart. That's where God lives within you. So stop looking for answers in the world. Just keep coming back to the center and you'll always find peace. / EG


All I ask of you is this: Please don't be cynical. I hate cynicism - it's my least favorite quality and it doesn't lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen. / conan


We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are. / piet hen


You are what you love, not what loves you back. / jenny lewis


I do believe when we face challenges in life that are far beyond our own power, it's an opportunity to build on our faith, inner strength, and courage. I've learned that how we face challenges plays a big role in the outcome of them. / sasha azevedo


The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes. / Charles R Swindoll


Stress and the need for perfection is a distraction from the beauty, uncertainty, and finality of every moment.

Practice gratitude, even in the midst of despair and it will open your eyes to the positive possibilities all around you.
Sometimes we do forget to behave and we regret what we say, cause words are too weapons, if we don't choose'em carefully.
Love is giving someone the power to break your heart... but trusting them that they wont
Listen to your voice. The one that tells you to taste past the tip of your tongue ...
I stress freshness because it implies seeing with new eyes, tasting with beginner's buds, & loving like you've never hurt. 
Surrender to life itself and you'll just be rewarded with so many things. And I've been rewarded so many times, in so many mysterious ways.
It takes no time to fall in love, but it takes you years to know what love is.

*jason mraz is one of the wisest poets around... in my opinion. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

It's River Weekend & Ms. Raitt

It's that time of year again........ time to head down to the Guadeloupe River for some floatin. 20 of my friends and I rented two houses on the river for this weekend and we are going to do it up right. These are photos from last year..... we had a total blasty blast. If you've never been, you must try it out. These next couple days I will be getting my backpack together and cleaning my rova truck so that it can just get gross again. Bring on jorts, tanks, swim suits, grillin, chillin, friends, s'mores and the weekend. Shall be a real hoot!

In other news.......... who loves Bonnie Raitt...?? If you don't, we cannot be friends - this woman is INCREDIBLE!!!

And lastly.... this little tootsie pop at 3 weeks old.... love.

k, that's all..... hb

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Men's Style Standout & Crazy Stupid Love

I am loving mens fashion these days... guys dressing like guys. swoon. 

The guy with the greatest style...( in my opinion) .... You guessed it, Mr. Gosling. 




I know what you are thinking... "Haley, this is a shrine to Ryan Gosling because you think he is beautiful (half true)." But in all honesty, I just really appreciate his style. I think he isn't afraid to be a little different, and while doing that he still dresses like a guy should. Simple, Classic & Manly. You know, a boy next door with a KICK. ;)

Also: I've watched this trailer for the new movie, "Crazy Stupid Love" - Steve Carrell, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Marissa Tomei, Julianne Moore.... nearly 10 times on my apple tv. I cannot wait. July 29th!!! 

You want to see this... I'm telling you. 


Friday, July 15, 2011

- Some tun-age for the Weekend -

Heading to Austin for the weekend. My cousin is getting married. So many weddings! I've been listening to a lot of tunes today..... wanted to save some of the videos. Watch if that tickles your fancy. Have a great weekend.... :)

------------------Mumford & Sons---------------

Love and IN love with this band and all their songs...this one is called " lover of the light" - its heart melting-ly good.........

------------------Other Lives-------------------

----------------- Blind Pilot --------------------

-------------------Dry the River-----------------

------------LCD Soundsystem ------------




Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Weddings, Friends, Sports, Music & Catching Up.

Howdy! Sorry, I have been a boring blogger these days. Lots going on 'round here. I just got back from Ambler, PA for some college friends wedding. Has anyone every been to Ambler? Well... you should go. It's a dreamy little place. I wouldn't complain if I had to live there. It's gorgeous... reminds me of a mix between Breckenridge, Colorado and Savannah, Georgia... weird... two of my most favorite places on Earth! :) Good work, Traubs... you picked a good spot. 

They had a most beautiful wedding weekend. Lauren was SO INCREDIBLY STUNNING and Ryan became one of my most favorite people... and he made me cry the entire ceremony. UGH! Thanks dude! I had the best time. They have such wonderful family and friends - it was so refreshing to be surrounded by so much genuine love. I got to reunite with my best friends from college and there is just nothing like that. It just goes to show that no matter where you went to college... it's usually not the city that gives you that nostalgic feeling... it's being with those people who you were there with and became a family with -- I felt like I was back in Savannah this weekend and it's exactly what I needed. I love my dear friends and I am so beyond blessed to have them in my life. I also made some pretty great new friends that weekend.... another good point I will make is... you know you have been given some pretty great people in your life when you get along greatly and stay friends with their family and friends from home. Love it. Anyways, here are some scenes from the weekend. Thanks, friends. :)


Lauren & her Mama..... love!

CRTL Z PLZ!!!!!!!

Photo booth!! New friends & old friends... :)

My Loves.................

I love this woman!!! And Clay,  you are pretty great too.. :)

The Wilson's.... basically the most fantastic home away from home parents anyone could ask for..... LOVE them so mucho, xoxo!!

The Happy Beautiful couple :) 
My dear fellas!!! "Clob"

Mrs. Traub & Groomsmen - yay for new friends!!

Ryan, Rob, and Clay - BROS.

bride & flower girl......... sisters & twins. So cuteness. 

New friends :)

weekend necessities.............:)

My Galley girl -- LOVE!!

-Back from Philly: Grilled some steak/veggie kabobs and shrooms with the grillmaster and his new Philly shirt! (thx, Clobby... real sad I forgot the adult playing cards you found him too..)-

hannnnndsome hairy man!

- My lil squeezie bee, Miss Ava Cate. Eternally in love with this gorgeous booger... She just melts my heart..... ---

---------- FC DALLAS game: Tons of fun..... Tailgating, Beer Garden, "So, does anyone else think the keeper is HOTT? Except the fact that he's frosted his hair..... that's too bad." - Laura Hansen, Hot Dogs, "BookIt" Pan Pizza's, great company, and ODD fans.... all in all pretty fantastic night. ------------- 

------- I haven't done a music post in a while.......... so today I will. I was talking with a friend about music and I remembered my man Alexi Murdoch..... love him.......I think you would too if you haven't heard. Did I mention he has an accent? SWOON. Also - go rent "Away We Go" - I finally got my dvd back from the "King of Falling Asleep During Movies..." ---------

Away We Go is one of my favorites......... for those of you who know me....... I am a total cry baby when it comes to movies. This one was no exception. Oh yeah, and I have a huge crush on Johnny K... ;) This is a sweet "LIFE" movie - beware of the opening scene... it's slightly awkward. You've been warned. :)  

---------- Also............. THIS. -----------

peace & love YA'LL. hb