I dont know what it is. What changed.
But all of the sudden, my thoughts have been consumed. 
Completely and entirely consumed. 
With Paris. 
Not a big shock? Well, for me it kind of is. It has always been on my list. You know, my massive, never ending list of places I want to go. BUT, its not been at the top. Not the top five at least. But now, it is all I think about. Its everywhere. Every movie I watch turns out to be either in Paris or about Paris. And every thing I read, Paris pops up. It is everywhere. 
Im utterly and completely smitten by Paris and the thought of someday experiencing it. 

Life is short.



Soooooo, I started a new blog! Yay! Its called House of James! Its for all things home related. Crafts and furniture and projects oh my! Please feel free to check it out! And of course follow along if you would like. I am very excited about it! There are only a couple of projects up now but there are many more coming up and I think I will take some photos of my recently finished ones too. Please let me know what you think. I'de love some feed back.

Here is a peak at the newest member of my home... Charlotte!


I strive for this.

Just me and my dawg.


This photo was taken by my bestest friend this summer at the big coburg campout! 
Dex was about 4 months here and after 10:00 he was OUT.
It didnt matter that there were heaps of drunk people yelling and running about. 
He was perfectly content all curled up on my lap by the fire. 
I cannot tell you how much I love this little guy.



this thought has been running through my head for months now...
...its good to get that out.

In on a Friday night...


I cant believe how much has changed in just a year. Last year I would never have dreamed of staying in on a Friday night. I went out more nights than I stayed in. Always looking for fun. Its crazy to me that now, a good time is staying in with a friend and my pup, painting, watching movies and now reading in bed with my little dog curled up at my feet. My how the times have changed. I am content. I love my weekends just as much, I just spend them a little differently these days. I guess that whole growing up thing really did catch up with me.  Happy Friday night everyone.


"Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen
& thinking what nobody has thought."

-Albert Szent-Györgyi



...I have been missing this. 
More than you can imagine.



is the day.
I take charge of it all.

So I've got a thing for...


Amazing bathing sanctuaries...

Always have. Always will.

beautiful & worth it.


I just watched this and it was by far one of the most beautiful things I have ever experienced.
So smart, so unique, so beautiful.
Please watch.
& enjoy.



I will be creating this and hanging in one of my next homes. 
I cannot wait!

What do you discuss?


[par-uh-shoot] noun, verb, -chut·ed, -chut·ing.
a folding, umbrellalike, fabric device for allowing a person, to float down safely through the air from a great height.

“But it’s hard to stay mad when there’s so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once and it’s too much. My heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst. And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can’t feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life.” — American Beauty