Sunday, July 24, 2011

Just Greenery and Humid Air

Did you know Iowa is hot? Like really hot. It is also really humid.. Like 90% humidity. So basically when you walk outside it feels like it's raining, raining sweat. And when there is a breeze, it's like an old man breathing in your face. So of course my camera, which has been enjoying the air conditioner, immediately becomes a fog machine.

I forget how awkward it is to take pictures of myself. I could hear the neighbor boys, I think they 13 and 15, playing on the other side of the treeline. I was hoping they wouldn't hear my grumbling about my foggy camera, or my dying battery in my remote. I could clearly use some practice hiding that little thing.

Romper; thrifted. Belt; thrifted. Shoes; Target.
Headband; DIYed by me. Lipstick; NYC Lip Stain in Smooch Proof


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Hungover Hannah Goes Shopping

I had a little too much fun last night, which lead to a headache and a couple hours in bed. For reason this lead to online shopping? I can honestly say that I rarely spend more $20 on any clothes, shoes, or housewares. Furniture, okay fine, I can give in to that. But anything else, whoa buddy, I could get that cheaper! Today was no exception, but I actually bought NEW things today. I haven't done that in a couple months. Since I haven't blogged in a bit I thought I'd share my steals.

Kaylah over at The Dainty Squid mentioned that Happy Socks was having a 70% off Summer Sale. So for the lowlow price of $14.50, including shipping, I snagged a pair of tights, and a pair of tubes. Pictures from Happy Socks

I also snagged 2 pairs of Fioni Billy Joe Jazz Oxfords from Payless. With my coupon I found online, and having them shipped to the store, I paid $32.75! I have to have close-toed shoes at work. It's slightly a bummer, and difficult to find something other than flats. I haven't seen these shoes in real life, but I am hoping I can make them look professional. Pictures from Payless

I have huge feet, like women's size 11 feet, so it can be really hard for me to find cute shoes. I really LOVE shoes, but don't have nearly as many as I'd like. I image if I had size 7 feet I'd have to have a whole other closet, lined with shelves, to hold them all. Photo from The Coveteur

I can only wish.

I hope you find yourself some socks, or some shoes, or both!

Monday, July 11, 2011



I can't get over this little girl. She is my cousin Jenna's daughter, Petra. She is five years old, her favorite color is pink, and she loves unicorns. Can you get anymore awesome? So I apologize for photo overload on this post, and my previous ones. I just don't have much to say, but take lots of pictures.




One afternoon the two of us stayed home and played in my room. I love that little kids are often so impressed by another person's bedroom. Petra kept asking over and over, "Can we play in your room?!"





After playing Wii for a couple hours Petra emerged from my room in this fancy get-up. She is basically a mini Mary-Kate Olsen... She even model walks. Later that evening Matt came over they watched skate videos together. That's right, Petra wants to be a skater girl.


Petra also really loves strawberry waffles, with whip cream. I tried to overload her waffle with it, but her Mom quickly stopped me. Mom's are just no fun. However she has promised me that when Petra is older, she can come stay with me for a week, or the whole summer. We'll cover that waffle with whip cream then... Muhaha!


I miss this little girl so much. I refuse to wait another five years to see her again! 


P.S. Did everyone notice her marker earrings? 

Monday, July 4, 2011

sturgis banner


In 1845 William Sturgis settled in the town of Sturgis Falls. In 1850 the name was changed to Cedar Falls. In 1976 the bicentenial celebration was so named Sturgis Falls. Every year oodles of people gather in Cedar Falls to enjoy food, music, crafts, a parade, and various other fun things. The second to last weekend in June has ALWAYS been my favorite time of year. 


Being that there is lots to do during Sturgis Falls it is a great time to have family come to visit. On Saturday morning we went to the parade. There were cute old ladies playing cymbals. A convoy of at least 20 Harley's (which my Dad despises).



There are really long bicycles that make giant circles around the floats.. They also boast pancake breakfast! There are more loud vehicles.. Did I mention my Dad really hates them? Can't forget everyone's favorite, The Pork Queen.


Unfortunately the Shriners now ride on a float. There used to be lots more men, wearing spray painted gold shoes, and they even used to paint their faces tan. It was a sight. But it seems they have become a bit more politically correct, and old. This year I saw my future job, sparkly lady riding a sparkly horse. Can't forget about the giant bowling pin, which Nigel thought was HILARIOUS. He was laughing so hard he was crying. 


On Sunday we went to see the Blue Band play. Just incase anyone didn't know, I have a huge creepy crush on Bob Dorr. He is the singer in the Blue Band, and he also has a radio show on our local station. He has the deepest voice ever.. Sexy.. Just Sayin'.


He came right up to me playing his harmonica. We clearly have a love connection. Check out my Dad's expression, "Exuuuse me".



Friday, July 1, 2011

Darlin' Don't You Go And Cut Your Hair

Whoops, we did it! Thursday Matt spontaneously asked Charity (the girl who owns the salon shared with the skateshop) to cut his hair. He was all "Just make it an inch and a half all around." Ha! Boys. He also kept saying he wanted it all the same size. Guys getting hair cuts is hilarious.



He really wasn't very excited. I think Matt genuinely wanted to keep his hair but the 105 heat index just got too him. (( I also think it was my secret whispers of 'please cut it, and no mullet or rattail' ))




So Matt was a total inspiration. I have been on the fence for months about cutting my hair off. Remember my post about bangs? I still hadn't cut them yet. So I decided if Matt could do it, so could I.


I was a wee bit nervous. But I saw this cut on the cover of one of Charity's hair books.. It was perfect. It is the cut on the upper right hand corner in the last picture. So I did it! 8 inches, GONE.


I couldn't be happier. Thank you much Charity!