Monday, April 30, 2007

My favorite things

•Toad hunting with the little renfrew girls in the creek behind their house.
•Reading Good Magazine while sitting on the deck of Brew Haha.
•Ultimate Frisbee followed by BBQs
Rosie Thomas

Tonight I'm like a paper doll
Cut from the page I once lived on
And I will not say a thing
I'll just keep smiling

-Rosie Thomas

Thursday, April 26, 2007


So I talked to Amy and my seahorse print sold to Anthropologie! They're going to make it into a raincoat.


Monday, April 23, 2007

Which way to go.

Debating over what I should do this summer. I think I'll follow Yogi Bera's advice:
"When you get to the fork in the road, take it."

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Oh happy day

My favorite musician showed up unexpectedly after the worst day of life at a concert I attended. Hooray for surprises.

photo compliments of Joel.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Planet Earth

I am completely awed every time I watch Discoveries Planet Earth. It amazes me that all of this stuff goes on without us even thinking about it. I really liked the fish from africa who's kids live in it's mouth. I couldn't find a photo of that so I'm posting the red bellied piranah instead. I don't think they house their offspring in their jaws though.

I also really want to see some otters in the Grand Canyon. Anyone down for a hiking trip?

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

I wish

I've been inspired by this site lately. Fashion from Helsinki Finland, so me and some fun fashionable friends are going to do a sweet photo shoot inspired by finnish fashion.

The shoot is going to really be about these people who don't buy anything for a year except for soap and whatnot. Even their food is all bought locally. You are allowed to buy previosly worn clothes from thrift stores...just nothing that is a first generation consumer product. It's all about not feeding our wasteful culture and making do with what we already have. Read more about Buy Nothing Year.

This is me trying on the clothes we bought at salvation army today for our high fashion anti waste photo shoot.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Monday, April 09, 2007

Haley Suspended Smith

I went to Video Americain today to rent a movie for documentary movie night since blockbuster didn't have the movie I wanted. Video Americain is our local film buff movie rental palace which I frequented my freshman year, but stopped going to for some unknown reason. That reason became overwhelmingly clear when I approached the counter and gave my name only to find out that my account had been suspended with $85 in late charges for Baraka, Waking Life, and Dr. Strangelove. My jaw dropped and my stomach felt absolutely nauseous. They had already taken my new contact info so there was no way out. He deferred my dr. strangelove payment until the next time I came back. It was a sad sad day, so everyone must come to documentary movie night tomorrow to make this purchase worthwhile. See you there!

Here's the scan of my receipt.

funky upholstry

Words can not express how happy the anthropologie furniture collection makes me.

Friday, April 06, 2007

First Print Sold!

So I'm finally legit as a textile designer! One of my leaf prints sold to Jerry Seinfeld's ex girlfriends clothing line Shoshanna.

I also purchased a Moonblood shirt with the money I made.

Thursday, April 05, 2007


Ernest Hemingway once said his best work was a story he wrote in just six words: 'For sale: baby shoes, never worn.'

Let's keep it brief.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

The Little things

Though I can't afford an expensive car or a massage there are little indulgences that make me ridiculously happy.

These include:

•starbucks Black iced tea
•soap fairy face treat soap
•shopping at trader joes
•rainbow flip flops
•American Apparel t-shirts
•Burts Bees chapstick
•Eating at Homegrown
•aasics running shoes

What's a little thing that makes you happy?

Life Update

I went to Kentucky for Spring Break and worked with the organization Christian Outreach to Appalachian People or COAP. Forty of us drove down and lived in cabins in the mountains, rehabbed old and built new houses. We painted, roofed, constructed, put up siding, and moved around a lot of dirt for the people of Harlan Kentucky, a poor coal mining town on the border of VA. It was nice to not get cell phone reception and be away from my computer. Not to mention hiking up mountains, playing ultimate frisbee by a huge lake listening to God in the quiet and learning a lot about a new way of life. It was beautiful. I love getting away with amazing people and serving together.

New Coal Mining friends Beau and Steve


Sunday, April 01, 2007

Art in the Age

Loving the new shirts from Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction based out of philly.