I'm Late.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

You know what I've realized lately? I care too much about what people think. I know, that sounds so cliche but it's the truth. I've realized this after receiving an anonymous comment on my last post that made me feel bad and honestly, it shouldn't have. It was a silly thing really, wasn't even rude but I can't help but feel embarrassed about it. It was just a simple comment, saying how small my room was and how I needed a bigger one, and I've been sitting here feeling sad and embarrassed about it all night. And you know what I've realized? I'm being completely ridiculous! Why do I care? Honestly why do I care. I have always loved my room and have even had an opportunity to move into a bigger one, but I've chosen to stay put. Why? Because I love my room. I love that it is small. It feels cozy and familiar to me. I love that it's been mine since I was little. I love that it feels like me. And now I find myself questioning myself just because of a stupid little comment. Ridiculous.

So I'm going to set a New Years goal. I know I'm a bit late, I wasn't originally going to share them on my blog. But I thought it might help me stay accountable. So here it goes.
1. In light of that comment that ended up having such an effect on me, I'm going to set a goal to care less what others think.  Not in a "screw the world, I do what I want" sort of way but in a way that says "Haylee, YOU know what you like, so just stick with that."

2. Sew more. Though this one can pretty much go unsaid.

3. Do something for someone else every single day. It doesn't have to be extravagant nor does it have to be a huge deal. Just something that would make someone smile.

4. Be more creative with my hair. And more specifically, learn how to braid my own hair. Yes I realize I am probably the only 18 year old on the planet who can't yet do this. I'm missing half my fingers, give me a break. :)

5. Be more spontaneous. I tend to want to stick to a schedule for everything I do, and I want to work on being less rigid about things. 

6. Visit Paris.

7. Finish off my senior year with a 4.0. Two more semesters to go.

8. Hold a tea party. Vintage china, french macaroons, hot chocolate, elaborate cake holders and a quaint, personable setting. Anyone want to come? :)

What are some of your New Years resolutions?

My Space {Round 2}.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

I decided to redo my room. My old one was definitely starting to feel too young and I have been in need of an update.

My favorite part of the room has to be the chandelier. I got it from this incredible vintage shop by my house and was pumped to find it still worked well.

The pictures don't do it justice but it really is pretty I promise.

The candle burn mark I made on my dresser still has yet to be painted over, so apologies for the ghetto-ness. 

The duvet is from Urban Outfitters and I made the floral/striped throw pillow.

I used the same tutorial that I used here. It's my favorite. it literally takes twenty minutes from start to finish.

Does anyone else have a ridiculously fun time decorating bulletin boards? 


Happy, Happy print available for purchase here. I <3 Utah print (top left corner) available for purchase here.
I like Etsy, can you tell? :)

I am absolutely in love with this magazine. It is Australian based so it costs a pretty penny to get subscribed to here in the US. But I made SURE to grab a copy while I was there. Now I just have to make it last me as long as I can.. haha.
And that's it! If you're still reading I officially owe you cookies for making it this far. :)

What does your room look like?

Let's Play Tag.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Hi everyone! How was your Christmas holiday? Mine was excellent except for the fact that it's now 7:30 AM and I have been up all night long. Gotta love jet lag huh? Nonetheless, I'm in high spirits because Ashley from The Fabulous Life of Fastle completely surprised me by including me in her top 10 favorite blogs of 2010! Yes I'm being serious, biggest freaking compliment ever! Thanks so much Ashley, you don't even know how good that made me feel. 
I also have been tagged by the beautiful Mikayla to answer the following questions: 

1. Video or board game? Board game for sure. Nothing beats a round of Scattergories. Unless I read this wrong and you meant video and not video game. Then I'd choose a video. :)

2. Who is the person you admire most? {I'm going to tweak the question and not choose just one, because that's too hard!} I admire artistic people. People who are creative enough to come up with something completely original and entirely their own. I aspire to be one of those people.

3. Favorite song of the moment? Coin Laundry by Lisa Mitchell. Both she and that song are completely adorable.

4. If you had to give people one reason why they should read your blog what would it be? Hm, good question. I guess that I'm unique. 

5. What would be more fun, painting a picture or taking (photographing) one? Taking one! Photography is definitely a skill that I would love to get better at.

6. What is your worst pet peeve? 
When people are rude to others out of enjoyment or are judgemental before getting to know someone. Oh and when my fingernails are long. (which creates a problem because trimming fingernails with one hand is somewhat challenging.)

7. What is your least favorite thing about being a girl? Having to be the one to give birth and not being able to go to the bathroom standing up. :)

8. What's the one thing you would change in the world if you had unlimited supplies? Remember just one. I am having the most difficult time answering this question for some reason. So I'm going to pull a Miss Congeniality on you and say World Peace. haha

 That was fun! Thanks for tagging me Mikayla. :)

Now I tag Ashley, Mikayla, Kayla, LaurenBeth AnnAlli and anyone else who wants to jo

in in on the fun:

  1. 1. What is the wallpaper on your cell phone and/or computer screen?

  1. 2. Where is your very favorite place in the world?

  1. 3. What is your favorite TV show?

4. What is the last thing you do before you go to bed?
5. You are given $100 to spend on any one thing, what do you buy?
6. What are your top 3 favorite websites?
7. Where did you go on your first airplane ride?
8. What was the last thing you bought?

If you tag yourself, please comment! I want to hear your answers. 

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