the beautiful new pre-fall 2013 collection from wildfox. i'm so excited to purchase these watercolor, celestial inspired tees and slips i can't even contain it. said to be inspired by an incredible trip to joshua tree, the new collection will definitely give you some major wanderlust that you'll want to carry out in the line's dreamy and whimsical pieces. get ready to toast some marshmallows, go fishing, and tell ghost stories by the campfire in the most fantastical camping apparel you've ever seen.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Sunday, April 28, 2013
hector's dad is an exterminator who was doing some work on a church when he found this fluffy little baby on the roof. she was without a mama, so he brought her home to hector's house to feed and take care of her. a few days later he found the rest of the litter on the roof as well, but still no mother. hector's dad brought them home too. for a couple of days we played with the babies, fed them milk with little syringes, and watched in amazement as these tiny creatures, who couldn't possibly have opened their eyes more than a week earlier, cared for each other.
unfortunately, hector's family couldn't keep all five of the kittens, and we had already grown to love jax and she seemed to love us, so they took the other four babies to a shelter. the rest of the litter has since been adopted, obviously, how could anyone resist tiny little faces that look anything like jax's?! hopefully they are now in loving homes with caring families who love them just as much as we love our new little baby.
jax is definitely one of our new favorite forms of entertainment around the house. we recently showed her her reflection and watched as she tried to figure out where in the world this other kitten was hiding. she pawed at the mirror, jumped behind it to see where the other cat was, backed up ever so slowly and then whipped her head around to see if it was behind her, and ducked down so it couldn't see her and then popped up like lightening, shocked to see the kitten still staring back at her! seriously, way better than tv. she also manages to fall in her food and water bowl every time she eats and drinks. to give her credit, it's not that hard to do seeing as she is smaller than any of the bowls we can find to put her food in. still, my favorite right now is the way she lies on her back and uses all four paws to hold my finger while simultaneously gnawing on it with her teeny tiny baby teeth. or maybe the way she stretched all the way up on her tippy toes to reach the top of hector's little 7 inch trash can and suddenly, with a tiny "meow!", we watched as jax fell backward. with the trash can on top of her. still holding on. because she refuses to let go of anything :] she's just the sweetest. hector can't wait for her to be a bad ass teenage cat. i wish she could stay this little forever but she's already gotten so much bigger!
how cute is she?!
**all photos from my instagram: dahli_lammaa
be sure to check out all of the wonderful new arrivals on my ebay store!
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013
i first heard about passion pit at the beginning of my senior year of high school. i was looking for new music and found myself entranced by what has often been described as the "bubblegum pop" band and their frontman's sexy mariah carey dolphin-call pitched vocals, which were higher than some of the sopranos in my choir class could sing. lead singer, michael angelakos, also went to school at emerson college in boston, where i had just been accepted, so i automatically thought he was sooo cool.
my interest in the group remained steady through my first semester of college. then one day, i actually listened to some of the lyrics i was singing along with. the song was the reeling and for years i had been repeating "look at me, oh look at me, is this the way i'll always be? oh no" like a mantra but what i was saying had never registered. at the time, i was battling (and trying to hide) an eating disorder at a tiny theater conservatory where you see and perform, sometimes in ballet in a LEOTARD, and know everyone else's business with the same 50 classmates day in and day out. i was also living in a dorm room with my best friend and another classmate which made throwing up when i DID eat a big problem. i was only three years into this disease (i say only because some battle this for decades) and i felt like i was never going to get out of it. i would go through horrible bouts of depression where i couldn't get out of bed and felt so hopeless. it was at this time i really heard the words i had been singing and finally realized why i sang them on repeat. these words carried me through some of my toughest times with my disease and were there when i was struggling to get out of the trenches-fighting depression, anorexia, bipolar disorder, ocd, and bulimia.