Thursday, March 29, 2012

Quality over Quantity


I have been looking for 5+ years for the PERFECT “baseball” t. Now I’ve found it. “The Perfect Raglan T is a classic and that is that” Exactly. Two for $68. + Shipping. Not exactly my price range for a basic shirt. But it’ll last more then one found at old navy – that’s for sure. Quantity over Quality.

Every female in my family has a teeny tiny addiction to scarves. Plain ones, bright ones, basic ones, extremely interesting & out there ones. We luv’em. This scarf is handmade in Ethiopia and “inspire[s] economic independence in [Ethiopia] and [preserves] the art of weaving” . It’s two scarves sewn together with a hole for your head. It’s full of gorgeous spring colours. It’s $160. Something to save for.

Oh yeah. And then I’d like a few of Litas. Maybe 5 or so?




The itch for a job is getting stronger & stronger. ♥

Monday, March 19, 2012

music monday

I love Lissie’s voice… I first discovered her through a cover of Pursuit of Happiness – that I love so much more then the original (& super props to that swig of tequila?) & Then I got hooked on her original music. Perfect to blare through your car speakers (I would imagine) also good on a run, a perfect mix of upbeat songs & really mellow ones for cool-downs. Plus her voice. It’s like … butter laced with tequila. I love it. ♥


& did I mention she is gorgeous? the perfect blonde bedsex hed & those freckles. those eyes. etc.


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Brick Love.


I have an obsession with brick walls.
Maybe I’m not alone on this, but it’s just what it is.
Maybe it’s that dream to be a starving artist, in a super expensive brown stone in new york, with brick walls, candles everywhere to save on electricity.
Maybe it’s the idea of being rustic, of old historic buildings, and culture, and just how long the building has stood the test of time.
But I love ‘em. & I love the idea of white washing spaces as well. Old wood & red brick painted white & fresh? I’m there. ♥
Especially if it’s a bathroom or a kitchen *swoon*


Here’s just a quick taste of the things I love. Fresh & white or rustic and beautiful – it just makes my heart happy.

xoxo. kristine ♥


pictures are linked to credit – as always

Monday, March 5, 2012

introducing: music monday

Let’s make Mondays much less monotonous shall we?

Introducing: Music Mondays! I’m a fan of alliteration, and evidentially so is the blog-o-sphere.
This is a pretty common theme around the web but one I like so I’ll stick to to liven things up over here.
Today, I thought I though I’d start off with a bit of a bang, & have a song from Magneta Lane!

An oldie but a goodie in my opinion. Lexi’s voice is has that throaty quality that makes my stomach sway.
Then again, they say that the music tastes you acquire at the age of 14 are the most important.
But I’ve loved them for a long time – mellow with just enough punch – and a ton of girl power – but not in the spice girl over sexualized way.
Although I will admit – their songs are repetitive & meld into each other. Not highly marketable: but great to have on in the background while studying or conversation where you just need background noise more then “are listening to music” ♥

Without further adieu (although I bet you clicked on one of the videos before you read this – didn’t you?)

Magneta Lane :

Lady Bones (Gambling with God)

& Did I mention they’re from my home town? (: ♥

xoxo. kristine

Saturday, March 3, 2012



After stumbling upon society6 in a vain attempt to find an attractive phone case for my android – I realized I had become captivated by some of their prints, and  POOF like magic! Over an hour of my day was gone. Browsing through their VAST assortment of art prints (& iAPPLIANCE cases) has led me to discover several things about my art tastes:
1. I can appreciate almost anything, but I am very picky about what I would actually purchase.
2. I really do have a very basic colour palette that I like to stick to which is b&w, neutrals, plums, aubergine, berry hues, & the occasional bright blue or teal.
3. As much as I want to – I just can’t get into surrealism, which I think is half the problem.
4. I am the most narcissistic person ever. I like pictures that are indicative of myself (leos, girls w. glasses) & of my close peers (my boyfriend, mother, sister, close friends)
5. I really like a certain kind of simplicity, common in vectors, but also sketches, and paint is my favorite medium.
6. I like women. In art. Girls, the female essence in all it’s forms and displaying all it’s emotion. Innocent, blissful, seductive, provocative, curious, empathetic, what have you.

So here I leave you with a bunch of beautiful bits & pieces. There were many more – but I whittled this down to a few, that I think would look fantastic all hung together on a feature wall – maybe above my couch some day. ♥

Leo_Art_Print-Hanna_Viktorsson-society6      PERVERT-Anwar_Rafieebookworm-Maggie3t-society6      rose_PRT_II-James_Richard_Smith-society6Efflorescence-Holly_Sharpe      Ms._Tambourine_Art-Hanna_Viktorsson 

{via society6}


xoxo. kristine ♥

p.s. all pictures are linked to their source – as always!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

I’m back!


valentines day dark chocolate crepes w. vanilla icecream & strwberries ♥ photo by: me

SO much has happened in this little hectic life of mine.
My aunt (whom I live with) fell down the stairs and had a major surgery done to put a plate & a bunch of pins in her ankle.
So now I’m a live-in care-taker for her (which I don’t really mind) but running up & down the stairs eats up a lot of time!
& on top of that, in order to get her laptop to have internet so she can work from bed (long complicated story) I get no internet during the entirety of her work day! Then it’s off to make dinner for the family (my 25 year old cousin too) & then eat it & watch our t.v. shows together … where’d the day go?
And it’s been like this for a month! EEK!

Monday she goes to get a new cast & a check-up. So maybe things will improve a little bit then, but we’ll see. Until then: I clearly have to pre-pre-schedule blog posts during the day, and post them at night.

Upcoming posts to look forward to:

A DIY (one of the DIYs I'm dying to try) but waiting for news that my gift has reached it’s sender!
A room tour! All the pictures have been taken, they just need a wee bit of editing (;


This month I’ll be participating in the March photo a day challenge over at Fat Mum Slim!
I’ll do a weekly round up post but to see each photo as they’re posted head on over to my facebook page (:

Today’s photo: UP



xoxo. kristine

P.S. It feels good to be back & writing!