personal favorites of 2010

I know I said my blog list was my last list of 2010, but I couldn't help putting together a fun little list of some of the things I have loved this year! Here are some random personal favorites of mine. :)

favorite tv show: LOST & GLEE

I got into LOST via Hulu, thank the Lord. I started watching it while I sewed stuff and I was hooked. Typical, right? But, really. I just finished the season this past week and I am happy. I love LOST!

Also, I love Glee. I am so happy when they sing beautiful songs & they are all happy. Gosh, can we start a glee club in real life? With me?

favorite movie: INCPETION

Yes. Inception. I love it. Leo is in it. It's amazing. Need I say more?

favorite food: TRACK TOWN + CAFE YUMM

Luke & some of our friends have a tradition of going to Track Town and getting a special pizza. My favorite half is made up of pepperoni + PINEAPPLE! I love pineapple so much now. I used to hate it when I was a kid, but now it's my secret love. Eating that pizza at Track Town tastes sooo good. If you are ever in Eugene, PLEASE check it out.

Also, have you heard of Cafe Yumm? Another food that is local to Eugene. Pure goodness and pure everything. It's vegetarian and gluten free, plus a lot more other stuff free. It's like pure & holy food, and it takes really good. I am addicted and I want some right now.

favorite dress: LOVELY

By far, my favorite dress. I want to wear this dress out every time. It's from Target and it makes me feel like a fun princess.

favorite drink: AVEDA TEA

This tea mix is so good. And it's from Aveda -- random, right? But, so good. A mix of licorice & peppermint. Drink this & it will make your heart happy.

favorite accessory: BARE MINERALS MAKE-UP

I just got Bare Minerals a couple weeks ago. It is expensive, but I really am liking what it does for my face + skin. It has kept my skin really clear, ever since I got it, and I like how it looks on my face. I'd say it's worth the investment!

favorite dessert: WAFFLES

Ummm, Luke got me a waffle press and now I can eat waffles whenever I want and I am happy. I love the Waffle Window in Portland and Off the Waffle in Eugene. These pictures above are from the Waffle Window. The whipped cream one has berries, and the other one has bacon, basil and brie. Delicious! My at home favorite is nutella with pears!

favorite picture: SUN & SUN


Thank you all for visiting my blog + reading! It's fun getting to know you all and share love!

top blog list of 2010

And to top of my "best of 2010" lists, I have a list that hopefully all of you will appreciate: a BLOG list! Here are my favorite blogs of the past year. I have enjoyed reading all of these blogs and getting inspired, motivated and excited from them! They all really are gems. I hope you love them!

FASHION: fancy treehouse

I love Coury. She has great style, great boyfriend + dog. I've featured her before because she is irresistable and makes everything and anything beautiful. Her posts are so fun to read because of her easy-going personality and I always want to be a better dresser when I'm doing reading.

CRAFT: art equals happy

Kim Smith is so creative. Reading her blog is so inspiring to see all of her motivation and hard work. It's really encouraging and makes me want to make more + more + more + more. She's always working on something - even amidst college + life, which always amazes me + challenges me. Yes, yes, yes.

DESIGN: oh, hello friend

My friend became friends with Danni, the author of this blog, when she was in California. Someday, hopefully I'll be able to, too! Until then, I read her blog and can't get enough of her great design. She has an awesome faith and her + her husband are a lovely couple. Danni has a great eye for style and design and I love seeing what she comes up with!

PHOTOGRAPHY: promise tangeman blog

Promise is legit. I love her. Featured her before too, because she is ever lovely. Promise's blog is great because she is always sharing real-life advice for us, independent business do-ers, which I always appreciate and learn from. Always excited about everything that she does, she is a great example of loving what you do and doing what you love. Plus, she is simply great at what she does: photograph + design.

INSPIRATION: daydream lily

Whenever I am brain-dead, I come here. Always. Always. Liss has a good eye for pure loveliness, just the stuff that I'm into.

CHEER: holly knitlightly

I love Holly. Holly is always so positive and sweet! She recently just launched her own etsy shop, and it's been fun to watch that take off and see how much she believes in it! It's definitely been inspiring me for my next launch for cucuco! She's got a great heart and I'm excited to work with her in the future!

LIFE: lyds was here

Lydia has got spunk and personality. I love it. She's not afraid to be herself -- which is absolutely wonderful. She's super honest and open, which you don't come across too often. Her blog is REAL. She's great. Super excited to work with this girl, too!

RECIPES: scraps of color

Nicole's blog, Scraps of Color, has been so fun to read for this past year. I've been so encouraged by her. Seeing her go through change with life, seeing her grow, has been great and encouraging because she always trusts in the Lord and always has a positive attitude. She is super cute and always posts the greatest recipes to brighten up someones day! Who doesn't love baked pastries PLUS a good friend?

FAITH: adorable optimism<
Becca is so sweet. Her blog is named adorable optimism, appropriately so. Always posting great pictures and living her life to the fullest, she's a great blog to read. Plus, she's super sweet and loves Jesus and FUN. She lives life in the now and loves life to the fullest.

FAVORITE: a beautiful mess

...Surprise! Elsie Flannigan is basically one of my ultimate role models. I don't know if this is lame or awesome, but I always bring her up in conversation, especially with Luke, and it's always about how amazed or inspired I am. I constantly mention her in my blog and check her blog at least 4x a day, no joke. I respect her so much, her passion, life and motivation. Plus, her engagement pictures are super cute.

top album list of 2010

I hope you all had a very merry Christmas yesterday! I had a great time with my family and spending time together. :) It was so nice!

To continue with my year end countdown, I'm counting down my top ten albums of 2010! Let me know if you also have some favorites in here. :)

10. sleigh bells - treats

9. sufjan stevens - age of adz

8. arcade fire - the suburbs
7. the national - boxer

6. passion pit - manners

5. she & him - volume two
4. brooke fraser - flags

3. hans zimmer - inception soundtrack
2. stars - the five ghosts
1. the national - high violet