Sunday, January 31, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Now, how about if you knew ahead of time that on that very same journey you'd also find yourself, fall passionately in love, and live happily ever after?
Yeah, I know, you made the same choice a long, long time ago.
What do you think... Would you?
ps-if you're interested, you can sign up here.
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010
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Sunday, January 24, 2010
How about dancing to the Electric Twist? How about teaching a little kid some French vocabulary? Parlez vous francais? (I leave for Paris on June 1st! Oh la la!) Discover some new bands, try making your own station & getting suggestions via Last.Fm or Pandora Internet Radio. Draw on some fake eyelashes & drench your chapped winter lips in race-car-red lipstick! Have a photoshoot. Dance the night away. Watch old silent films on youtube, or interviews with people who inspire you. Watch the world's cutest boy on Jimmy Fallon. (He's mine, ladies!) Listen to music that inspires you.
Make the decision to be happier, to feel inspired. Many of us are absolutely sick of winter blues & cabin fever, but the choice is simple. I find that making the decision to live a better life is the part that really makes a difference. Make it happen. Live every day like its your last. Even better, live it like its your first.
Never forget who you are. Take great pride in the fact that you are unique. There is no one else out there exactly like you. Take pictures of everything, talk to new people, cherish every moment, and step out of your life every now and then to take a look at how lucky you really are. As I take a look at my friends, the same friends I have had since middle school, I just feel so incredibly lucky. I have the most amazing & fantastic group of insane kids a girl could ever want to hang out with. Here's to you, and everyone you hold dear. To the inside jokes, the laughter, the craziness. To the henna tattoo projects for French class, the motivation, the 3AM phone calls, the shopping trips, and the love that I feel from each and every one of you. And here's to my readers, it was nice meeting some new faces, and I hope to continue to hear from those of you who I have yet to meet.
Make the choice to be happy. Do it today. Love everything. Peace out, baby.
MADDIE p.s. Thank you for all of the compliments! But just so we're all aware, the girl pictured in this post is not me, its my best friend Courtney. I have short brunette hair & blue eyes.. Just in case you thought that was me..? :)
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Eventually I'm going to have to come up with a better name for these... Anyway, here it goes. Here are the songs that I'm absolutely in love with, as of this January.
Electric Twist by A Fine Frenzy.
I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance by Black Kids.
Let's Go Bowling by Camera Obscura.
Lived in Bars by Cat Power.
Magic Perfume by Charlyne Yi.
Goodbye by Elephant Parade.
Carol Brown by Flight of the Conchords.
Naked As We Came by Iron & Wine.
Banana Pancakes by Jack Johnson.
Bad Romance by Lady Gaga.
*12/26 by Kimya Dawson.
Icicles by Let's Go Sailing.
Dance, Dance, Dance by Lykke Li.
Going Away by Meg & Dia.
Sleepyhead by Passion Pit.
Edit: I agree 150% about paying for music that I love. I promise I still pay for the artist's music through Bearshare, I just need to somehow find extra copies to actually download to my Zune, if that makes sense. Thanks for all the tips!
MADDIE (<--oh hey look, it's official!)
**This song was written for the victims of the tsunami only a few years ago, but the lyrics are perfect for the recent earthquake in Haiti. My heart goes out to their nation and to all of those lost in this horrible tragedy. Thank you to everyone who is doing their best to contribute in the cleanup.
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Friday, January 15, 2010
**I want to post more, at least a once a week minimum, preferably twice a week.
**I'd like to really take a look at what Sprinkle Diary is about. Why did I start blogging? To what purpose does this blog serve? What do YOU think?
**I want to start being proud of my blog again, instead of treating it like something to hide.
**I'd like to begin really showcasing my photography, as I improve. Perhaps posts entirely devoted to a shoot.
**I would like to add a fashion element to the blog as well, with some daily outfits, style tips, and a monthly aesthetic explosion, in which I describe everything that I'm adoring that month.
**I'm considering mixing up the layout a little bit. Making the blog posts column wider, and moving the sidebar to the right of the posts. The infamous floral wallpaper would stay, of course. I'd just like more of a focus on the posts.
**Writing, stories, style, art & photography, monthly mix tape, a State of the Union every week in which I catch you up on my crazy life, daily outfits, etc, etc, etc!
This weekend is my Courtwarming dance, (like Homecoming, but in the winter), so I'll be dancing the night away tomorrow night with my best friends, in a fabulous dress. Pictures will be shared, of course!
Au revoir, darlings,
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010
New Years Eve was spent with my best friends, just hanging out and enjoying the end to 2009.
As of lately, I'm tired of snow, (snow days all week, stuck inside!), thankful for friends, ready to learn, sleepy, obsessed with new music, (suggestions?), waiting for my new dress and Zune, tired of boys and drama, and ready to start the new year.
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