Friday, August 27, 2010


(lovelovelove taking photobooth pictures.)


yes, england! the uk! haha, needless to say, i'm pretty darn excited about it and nervous too. there's a lot i still have to get done and figured out in a short amount of time - i'll be leaving in three weeks.

the reason for moving is because i got a job, being an au pair! the family seems really lovely and easy-going and the city where they live/i'll be staying in looks so pretty and vibrant.

up until my departure, i'm going to be getting rid of and selling a lot of things. having yard sales, book sales, selling my TV, couch and maybe my desk, my car, etc. a big part of where my money is going to be coming from though, is ebay. my parents and grandparents started boxing up various different items within the last few years of things to sell. well, a lot of those items have just been sitting in taped up boxes and my (wonderfully generous) parents said that i could sell them on ebay for money towards a laptop (no, i have never had my own computer) and extra pocket money while i'm there.

some of these things won't sell because of the fact that they aren't collectible or aren't valuable at the time, economically. but! a lot of these things are so pretty and neat that if i didn't need the $$, i would totally set aside for my own (future) home.

SO! this is where you lovelies come in. now, i'm not asking you all to buy or bid on EVERYTHING, but just take a look! tell your friends! the more views, watchers, etcetera, the better. maybe you'll see something for a swap you're in or something that you know a friend or family member will like for the holidays coming up.

i don't want to sound greedy in any form, but i am asking for help. every penny, quarter, dollar helps me get there, be prepared, go sightseeing on the weekends; whatever else i decide to do during my first four months. (after reading a ton of guidebooks fro the library, i decided i'm going to take a weekend to go up to liverpool and visit all the beatle-ey places. the actual penny lane? a real strawberry fields? YES!)

and it's perfectly fine if you can't contribute anything, really. not going to hurt my feelings or think no one cares. trust me, i have been there, in a tight spot financially, with my family and on my own. it stinks, but a part of life unfortunately.

whatever doesn't sell on ebay, i'll probably start a little vintage etsy store. and sorry about the horrible photos; i'm basically taking quick shots of everything just to get it up online right now.

if you don't want to buy anything, i FINALLY got my pay pal account linked to my bank and can now use it. to whomever donated some money to my paypal awhile back and it got rejected or whatever, i apologize, it took me forever to get it all fixed.

like i said, every penny counts and i really appreciate whatever you can contribute to my journey out of the slump i've been in.

i have been working on a giveaway for a little while now and once i get to the UK, i plan to get it all together, as a thank you to you amazing readers. not just for this, but because you all are so wonderful and sweet and i feel it's only right to give a little something back for all you guys have given me in support and love. :]

here is my ebay page: CLICK ME!
there will be some ending during the weekend and early next week. like i said, whatever doesn't sell, i'll open up a vintage etsy; cause i figure if it won't sell once on ebay, why waste the time and money on re-listing it?

i will combine shipping for YOU all. for regular buyers, you'd have to buy three or more items, but i won't have you guys pay any for than 5-10 on anything. really, it depends on the weight and fragility of the items, but nothing's really that heavy and packing materials don't add on pounds and pounds of weight. email me if you win more than one thing ( and i'll fix the end price for you. :]

^handmade postcard headed to micaela.

^postcards to m's darling siblings, marco and marianne.

^little note to mis april. check out her brand-new blog here!

^a reply for lovely sheba.

^my response to lady sally.

^a fun envelope for passion.

^reply for wonderful gracie.

buckets of love and hope,
- L

Thursday, August 26, 2010

love bomb + photography

Hey Love Bomb family!

We are dropping today's Love Bomb on a 17 year old girl named Rachel.

She lost her dad and ever since has dealt with eating disorders, and is struggling through life without him. Her mom avoids serious conversations with her and she is afraid to get help. She's in counseling, which is wonderful - but we all know how irreplaceable personal words of encouragement are.

In one of her recent posts, she bullet-pointed a list of things she had to show for nearly being 18:

- I drink too much
- I have social anxiety
- I'm failing school
- I'm ugly
- I'm fat
- I can't even get the courage to meet my own sister
- I lack the energy to even fake happiness
- I have recurring thoughts of self-harm
- I keep relapsing into "disordered eating behaviours"

In her last post, the one we'll be commenting on, she ends with,

"What I need is some inspiration. I need someone I admire to tell me every thing's going to be alright. That they believe in me. That I'm not the fat failure I think I am. - unfortunately I can't see that happening any time before it's too late, if it's not already too late."

Alright guys. You know what to do. We ARE Rachel's inspiration, encouragement, love, and support. It's time to tell her how beautiful and valuable she is. I want to blow her away.

To comment on her blog, go here:

Time to drop a Love Bomb, friends!


^new photography from the love bomb team leader, possibly my favorite series ever.

hope you're having a wonderful (and loving) thursday,

- L

Sunday, August 22, 2010

boo boo bee do

this weekend: 'Some Like It Hot'

written by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond

directed by Billy Wilder

some like it hot is my favorite marilyn monroe film; but it definitely goes without saying that tony curtis and jack lemmon steal the show. both of them are such amazing actors and comedians and i fell in love with the two of them after seeing this for the first time.

curtis and lemmon play two musicians who witness a mass shooting and have to go into hiding, away from the mob. in order to disguise themselves, they join an all-girl band who is traveling to florida. where, they meet monroe's character and a whole mess of hilarity ensues.

my favorite scene is in the beginning of the film where they're all coming in and out of each others' bunks with liquor and cigarettes, curtis' character all upset that they'll get found out and lemmon just enjoying being around all the women...just hilarious. and monroe is so perfect with every line delivered and every little wink and shoulder shake she does.

if you've never heard this before, you must. it's one of my favorite 'behind the scenes'-like moments i've ever heard of from old-hollywood:

(from wikipedia)
"Tony Curtis is quoted frequently as saying that kissing Marilyn Monroe was like "kissing Hitler". During a 2001 interview with Leonard Maltin, Curtis stated that he never made this claim. In his 2008 autobiography, Curtis notes that he did make the statement to the film crew, but it was meant in a joking manner.[2] During his appearance at the Jules Verne Festival in France (2008), Curtis revealed on the set of Laurent Ruquier's TV show that he and Marilyn were lovers in the late 1940s when they were first struggling for recognition in films."

now, this isn't my most favorite 'old' movie, but it definitely is my favorite film of monroe's and curtis'. it's so funny and so endearing and one of the best classic films; email me if you watch it and don't enjoy it, i'll want to know why! haha or just shoot me a message telling me why you loved it! (just like letter-writing, i think no one ever emails anymore as well, don't you think?)
- L

Thursday, August 19, 2010

love bomb thursday

lovely lauren asked me to be a blogging partner for the wonderful project she runs, 'love bomb' and of course, i said yes. SO! from here on out, every thursday you'll get an update here on the weekly lovebomb mission and how you can help someone with something as simple as a blog comment. guys, if you haven't joined in yet, then i sincerely suggest you do. spread a little love and compassion towards those in most need of it. it just reasures my faith in people every week with this project, reading the comments and showing care towards another, whom i don't really know myself.

anyway, here is this weeks' mission lovelies:

Hey Love Bomb family!

We are dropping today's Love Bomb on a woman named Katie.

Katie was suggested by Amy, one of our own team members. In Amy's own words:

"This sweet, creative girl has lost her brother and brother-in-law, and now just found out her dad likely has pancreatic cancer (and it's serious) and is beyond devastated. He had a procedure and they are awaiting test results (due on Wed.). She can use all the support she can get."

This woman has already been through so much, and she is very close to her father. On her blog she talks a little bit about who he is to her:

"I do not know what I would do without my Dad. What he adds to my life is not replaceable. He is always the voice of reason, the giver of wise advice and the preventer of near disasters. Really. For a lot of people, he is their rock."

Losing a family member creates such a painful void - please join me in comforting and loving on Katie and she struggles through all of this.

You can comment on her blog post here:

Time to drop a Love Bomb, team!


now, go drop a lovebomb readers!

- L

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

creative places

a place where someone creates beautiful, lovely, sweet or amazing things - to me is quite inspiring to look at.

i searched flickr to find some great creative spaces and these are just a few of my favorites. hope you find as much inspiration as i did!

(all copyright to the respective owners here, here, here, here, here, here and here. and more wonderful spaces there as well.)

been meaning to post about my writing/creating area; so once everything is tidy and pretty-looking, i'll take a few snapshots to show you. :]
got any links to some inspiring places? what about your creative space? link me! i'd love to see it.
- L