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on why books are infinitely better.

January 15, 2012

I saw this quote from Pancakes&FrenchFries’s son

“You know what I figured out, mom? A book is always better than the movie. With a movie, it’s all there. With books, you get to use your imagination and see things the way you want to. When I was reading A New Hope the other day, I was thinking about the movie, too, and I said to myself ‘Nope! Chewbacca is going to look like this,’ and I pictured in my head him doing what I want.”

How true. When I read, I’m allowed to say, Hey! I’m the boss! I can create a bajillon dollar movie in my head for the cost of the book. Take that, Hollywood.

Now time to rush off to the bookstore to get the rest of the Hunger Games before the  movie comes out to ruin my interpretation (don’t get me wrong I’m stoked for it).

Welp Cya later 2011!

December 31, 2011

Started the year in New Zealand, finished grad school, got a new job, and moved across the country. 2011 has been quite a year!


I’ve been fortunate to travel to many places and visited so many new airports that I had to create a list. This doesn’t include every airport- just the new ones and new places this year.

New States/Countries/Places
– Pennsylvania
– North Carolina
– South Carolina
– Ohio
– New Zealand
– New Mexico
– Texas
– Oklahoma
– Tennessee
– Georgia
– Missouri
– Cape Cod
– Flagstaff
– Savannah
– Oxford (Ohio)
– St.Louis


New Airports
– Cincinnati
– Atlanta
– Melbourne
– Sydney
– Auckland
– Raleigh
– Detroit
– Philadelphia
– Baltimore
– Washington Dulles
– Greenville
– Midway
– Charlotte
– St. Louis
– Las Vegas

Here’s to a year of many more new adventures!!


Retro Christmas

December 12, 2011
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What do you get when you mix Christmas cards, an artist and a photographer? Probably the most bomb-diggity Christmas card from a couple ever. Before I moved out of my Grandparents house I riffled through photos and snagged this one to keep. I plan on recreating this someday and couldn’t love it more! Keep in mind this is from 1954, pre-photoshop or even computers for that matter. Happy holidays/seasons/life!!

xoxo Neen

I Saw the Sign

November 17, 2011

I’m big into signs – literal and sent from the universe. I’m also big into sayings/quotes I find on Pinterest and have dubbed my sign/quote board “I Saw The Sign” (I know you want to sing, “and it opened up my eyesss”). These are a few of my faves that are on my mind.

[Actions=Louder than Words]

[Equation for Compassion]

[We learn nothing without mistakes]

[This is just too funny (and true- shit)].

and while this isn’t a sign, this concept is SUPER cool. This company sells books on posters. This print is the entire Pride and Predjuice story. They make them for all the classics. Kind of expensive- but ridiculously cool for us book worms 🙂

[Novel on the Wall]



Listen Up: To Build a Home

November 7, 2011

Loving this song right now…


The Cinematic Orchestra: To Build a Home

Remembering: Intention Setting

November 3, 2011

Saw a timely reminder about intention setting on one of my daily blogs and felt compelled to share…

once you make a decision the universe conspires to make it happen. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

That reminder goes along nicely with a quote I randomly selected in a staff meeting yesterday…

if things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too. – Dr. Seuss

Also, here’s some required listening while carrying out intention-setting: Waste by Foster the People

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