Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Chain by Ingrid Michaelson

My goal for winter break is to start recording a few pieces. Thought I'd give a little sneak peak of one of them!

Ever Thine, Ever Mine, Ever Ours

Dear Readers,
I don't have time to write you tonight, as I've spent my time writing an opinion essay on Reading Aloud to Children (much less enjoyable..). So instead I give you this: It's a letter Ludwig van Beethoven wrote to his immortal beloved. It was discovered after his death, to an unknown recipient.

The Third Letter
Good morning, on July 7
Though still in bed, my thoughts go out to you, my Immortal Beloved, now and then joyfully, then sadly, waiting to learn whether or not fate will hear us - I can live only wholly with you or not at all - Yes, I am resolved to wander so long away from you until I can fly to your arms and say that I am really at home with you, and can send my soul enwrapped in you into the land of spirits - Yes, unhappily it must be so - You will be the more contained since you know my fidelity to you. No one else can ever possess my heart - never - never - Oh God, why must one be parted from one whom one so loves. And yet my life in V is now a wretched life - Your love makes me at once the happiest and the unhappiest of men - At my age I need a steady, quiet life - can that be so in our connection? My angel, I have just been told that the mailcoach goes every day - therefore I must close at once so that you may receive the letter at once - Be calm, only by a calm consideration of our existence can we achieve our purpose to live together - Be calm - love me - today - yesterday - what tearful longings for you - you - you - my life - my all - farewell. Oh continue to love me - never misjudge the most faithful heart of your beloved.
ever thine
ever mine
ever ours

Thursday, November 24, 2011

My friends all say...

That I'm a huge fan of scarfs and belts! So I wanted to share a few helpful hints for how to wear them them this fall. Enjoy!

The old wives tale tells us it's bad luck for the groom to see the bride before the wedding, but these couples have come up with a creative way to have a special moment together and still not break the rules.

Cute as a button!

Thanksgiving break is under way, and I'm thankful for the ability to craft!
It's said that distance makes the heart grow fonder... and the month away at school has definitely made me appreciate my mother's craft supplies more!
Hannah and I decided to temporarily delete our Facebook accounts for the week so that we can really focus on our time at home. It's given me so much more time to accomplish fun projects, instead of wasting time on silly websites.
The first project of the week was these bracelets. I simply Googled "how to crochet a chain" and voila! I put a button on one end, and a loop on the other. Hello Christmas presents!

"You do not alter Vera to fit you, you alter yourself to fit Vera"

Hello readers!
The week started out with meeting Jen Meyer at Mr. and Mrs. She owns her own wedding planning company in Kansas City, and let me come talk to her about her business. She also agreed to let me spend some time at her store this winter when I'm home from break! I fell in love with her spunky style and fabulous use of color (Michael Buble music sealed the deal!).

It reminded me that my Pinterest "wedding ideas" board keeps growing, yet I've failed to keep my readers up to date. I've always loved the Vera Wang dresses more than any others. They look so "bridal", and it's everything I would want in a dress: "Big, Church, Fememine, Over-the-top". She's the first designer that comes to mind. She's used in every wedding movie, from 27 dresses to Bride Wars.