Sunday, January 31, 2010

don't ever let me go

it's sunday night.
tomorrow is the beginning of a new week.
and a new adventure.


"paint me in your sunshine. and leave a part of you behind. tell me where i'll find you. and send me off to another day, 'til we meet tomorrow. raise your hand, i'll follow. hold me close, 'til the day that i grow old."
{marie digby}

Friday, January 29, 2010

the feelin' comes shinin' through

so i'll be honest...
today was a bit of a
{blah} day.

which i'm usually not okay with,
but in all reality,
it is necessary to experience
{blah} days
in order to
days. give my friday a little cred,
it did have a few really fantastic moments:
{in order of significance...well...reverse order. the last is the BEST}
1. chipotle open until 10
2. tonight's moon is the biggest and brightest full moon for all of 2010. 
the sky is completely rockstar tonight.
3. i found an extra $20 in my purse! wild!!
4. i went to trader joe's for my boss today, and guess what came on...
none other than
caught up in you {.38 special}
which just so happens to be my absolute favorite song right now.
no lie, i was singing and dancing {while talking on the phone} in the check-out line.

so you see...
i've decided that it's okay to have a {blah} day every now and then.

...anxiously awaiting tomorrow...

Thursday, January 28, 2010

i think he's the tops

via mary ruffle

time for me to get my beauty rest.

i guess i'll have to get my feet wet

hello friends.
my thoughts would probably overwhelm you today!
therefore, i'm mostly picturing this one.

i'm looking for life's color

there is nothing like a sunshine morning
ps. thank you, california, for this one

via neo-trad

"you hold your head up to the sky, you say, 'what kind of blue are you?'"
{erin mccarley}

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

be your own hero

i saw this on another blog {thank you drifter and gypsy for currently rocking my world, btw} and decided it would be fun. you're supposed to tag people, but i don't like for my friends to feel obligated to do things. especially with blogs. it should be completely {YOU}.

however, it is pretty fun. if you'd like to do it, i'd love to see your twist.

With as much creativity as you can muster, show your heart in:

1 picture

via sarah rhoads

1 poem
i carry your heart with me {e.e. cummings}
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of a sky of a tree called life;
which grows higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that keeps the stars apart
i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)

1 song or piece of music
just as i am
just as i am
without one plea
but that Thy blood
was shed for me
and that Thou bids me come
to Thee, o Lamb of God
i come, i come

1 phrase or quote

via mary ruffle

1 item of clothing

i'm sorry, but it's true :)

1 place

in the sunshine
via {pretty young things}

1 Disney princess
i'll be honest...i don't feel a deep connection with any of the princesses
they don't know my heart :)


thanks for reading,

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

so sexy it hurts


yesterday, bff and i were attempting to determine which of the 2 we are.
{scarlett johansson asks men this question, we prefer to just ask ourselves}

naturally, we both went with cute and funny.
...that seemed safe.

but isn't it interesting to sit and determine what kind of girl {or guy} you are?
how do i see myself?
how do other people see me?

we also concluded that it is difficult to be sexy without another person involved. yes, you may just BE sexy, completely independent of anything or anyone else, but it's tough to feel that.
and what is the point of being sexy {or cute or funny or smart} without someone else around to appreciate it?? :)

but i'd like to believe that i am sexy.
with or without a man to appreciate it.
if i don't feel that on my own, i'm never going to feel that with him.

how would you identify yourself?

ps. boy, if you read this...these are just the thoughts of girl. don't over-think :)

Monday, January 25, 2010

we can act like we come from out of this world

guess what i've been doing for like...
the last hour and a half??

creating a zumba playlist
:) :) :)

color me obsessed

here it is!
still looking for more good stuff!

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

life's a climb

spending my saturday night with the kiddos :)
started out muy stressful, but ending on a good note

lucy and ella are teaching me string tricks
...take me back to garfield elementary!
the cup and saucer, cat's whiskers, and jacob's ladder just re-entered my life

also watching hannah montana {the movie}
and playing sorry
ps. i definitely won the 2nd game

is it bed time yet??

goodnight friends.

"ain't about what's waitin on the other side. it's the climb"
{miley cyrus}

Friday, January 22, 2010

shorty, you're the hottest

here's to a lovely weekend

"you know it ain't nothin' drop a couple stacks on you"
whatever you like
{anya marina OR t.i. depending on your style}

Thursday, January 21, 2010

we are peculiar people, this i know

i'm sitting in starbucks right now, and laughing to/at myself for being so obsessed with
  jai ho! you are my destiny
sarah and i requested it in class this morning {bc we were the only 2 zumba-ing at 7am}
you better believe that i worked extra hard today to remember the moves to this song :)


stella just got new shoes!
translation: i got new tires on my car this morning

as i was driving home {in the rain}
i found myself driving suuuupppppeeeerrr slllooooowwww
and i realized that i am still so afraid that stella is going to hydro-plane
{she has a bit of bad history, which is how i knew it was time to take her shoe shopping}

i am such a girl
i {in classic jordan form} then proceeded to develop a life-application:

i {like you and everyone else}
have driven on some rainy roads in life
particularly in the area of relationships
{and i don't just mean the ever-popular rom com kind}
yes, with boys, but also with friends and just life in general

and the moments in my past,
when it felt like i was going too fast and losing control,
have caused me to drive through life with a little bit of anxiety

i think i'm moving 15 mph under the speed limit
bc i'm afraid my heart can't quite handle the terrain

but it can.

my old, worn-out tires have {hopefully} been recycled
it's time to go the speed limit
and drive without fear
{while still practicing caution, of course}

anyway...this is jordan in the midst of her tendency to over-think
hopefully at least one of my friends gets where i am coming from
but if not...that's okay
i get me {usually}
hee hee

have a lovely thursday

"we were born, yeah {we were} we were born to fly"
peculiar people

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

honey, i'm a prize and you're a catch

good morning, friends! just wanted to do something a little different this morning...

5 things i'm grateful for:
5. education
4. {usually} sunny california
3. my newest hangout friends {sarah and christina}
2. my 6th grade cheerleading hoody {i just can't throw it out}
1. my amazing family {i know everyone thinks their family is the best, but really...}

4 things i couldn't live without:
4. qtips
3. coffee
2. bobby pins
1. plum- colored nail polish
{okay...maybe i'd survive, but i wouldn't like it!}

3 things i'm excited about today:
3. decorating a new studio apt
2. my parents visiting me {not until june, but STILL}
1. the playlist i just made. it's called sunny on the inside {bc it won't stop raining!!!}

2 things that scare me:
2. snakes
1. feeling vulnerable

1 thing you may not know about me:
1. i've always wanted to learn to tap dance {except when i was 5 and actually in a tap class}

have a wonderful day today.
thanks for reading :)

"carry me home in the stars, in the stars. there in your hands is my heart, it's my heart."
{jess penner}

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

come and dance with me

{hi again}
still having fun with the itunes gift card i got a couple weeks ago.
i don't usually hold onto these for very long. 2 weeks might be a record :)

most recent purchases:
first day of my life {bright eyes}
it makes me feel warm and fuzzy on the inside.
your arms around me {jens lekman}
nothing against lekman, but maybe i'd be okay with only listening to the instrumental part. delish.
jai ho! you are my destiny {a.r. rahman and the pussycat dolls}
i recently saw slumdog AND our zumba instructor used this in our last class. absolutely perf., i'm not really much of a {pink} girl, but i'm currently obsessed with using this color in my posts

i picked up a book at the library tonight...

seems like it has the potential to be alarmingly scandalous,
but for some reason i just felt like i needed to read it.
i think a lot of it has to do with the font on the cover.

"yours is the first face that i saw. i think i was blind before i met you."
{bright eyes}

hey good lookin'

have i mentioned to you that i am a complete moron when it comes to the kitchen?
it's so annoying.

it's like...whatever portion of my brain that is supposed to naturally hold this knowledge is somehow...impaired.

today i'm getting paid to help a mom with cooking prep work.
i'm nervous.
i have definitely been studying to prepare myself. goes nothing.

Monday, January 18, 2010

take my hand, we'll hide 'til it's over

things here are rainy.

i love the rain.

i love the sunshine, too.
i guess they each bring with them their own lovely dispositions.

the rain makes me want to do one of two things:

light the candles.
turn on the twinkle lights.
curl up next to someone special.
watching sweet movies.

go play.
my sophomore year of college,
there was this ridiculously rainy day.
my bff and i decided the only appropriate thing to do
was to go outside and play.
we ran around, dancing and making rain angels,
then came inside completely soaked.

i. love. the rain.

have a beautiful day, friends.

"there is nothing left to lose, so hold onto me, i'll hold onto you."
corner {allie moss}
on repeat today.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

girls really do just wanna have fun

umm...i love kids. i really really do.

these two are completely presh.
{in all of tonight's pictures, olivia was so close to the computer that it looks like she is missing her nose}
hee hee

here's what happens every time i have a play date with them:
1. i get attacked by their dog, who is just too incredibly cute feisty.
2. the girls beat the dog, then i lead him safely away from them, and into the parents room.
3. fiesta time! which includes {but is not limited to}:
  • moving our hips {like yeah} to party in the usa
  • tent-building, science experiments, and/or photo sessions
  • tracing our hands and coloring in jewelry and painted nails
  • drinking silk {or as they call it, smilk} :)
  • back scratching/story time

tonight gabby said,
"we don't have school tomorrow because of martin luther king.
it's his birthday, but he died. and he didn't even get to see the world!"

between that and her explanation of the "lucky spot"
on her back, as i was scratching it,
i found myself laughing long after the girls fell asleep.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

citrus squeeze

6 bags.
60 lemons.
120 squeezes.
10 nails with chipped polish.
1 healthy boss.

i <3 my job.

"when i'm losing my control, the city spins around. you're the only one who knows, you slow it down."
{the fray}

Thursday, January 14, 2010

"this is our lucky day, man"

yet another great california morning.
i started my day with an adventure (jog/walk/photo session) across the gg bridge.

i got these great photos of some of the bay's inhabitants.
the crabs are my favorite.
the guys who got them out of the water were completely stoked.
one of them told me that a fisherman rarely pulls that many up at once.

"this is our lucky day, man"
were his exact words.

i walked away feeling like the lucky one.

time for another personal moment:
i live here.
...i love reminding myself of that.

anyway...i won't bore you with all the details {honestly, my head was filled with beautiful thoughts, that i fear would be redundant for you}. i definitely have a california high this morning. just saying.

thanks for reading.

"you make me never forget how it feels to be that fortunate someone"
sticky sweet {erin mccarley}

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

here comes the sun, little darlin

i'll be honest...

this sunshine kind of has me itching for spring!

my judgment's getting kinda hazy

last night i randomly took some time to clean out my purse.
let me tell was mildly alarming {as always}.
it amazes me how every single bag i carry collects a scary accumulation of the strangest things.

here were some of my finds:
several unwrapped pieces of gum
3 movie tickets {new moon, a single man, sherlock holmes}
tons of change {even a dollar coin thing- that was exciting!}
a coupon for a free cup of coffee
and a few buttons that fell off my sad little phone

...always an adventure!
i expect it to be much easier for me to find my chapstick now :)

ps the bag shown is not the bag i recently cleaned out. this is just one of anthro's many lust-worthy items.

anyway, i'm going to continue looking at fun blogs for a bit and then read more about santiago's adventures before heading to work. happy hump day!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

a beautiful life is worth the wait

today is off to such a lovely start.
special {girly} {smiley} {giddy} moments.
a rockstar zumba session with my friendy, sarah.
driving across one of my favorite little bridges.
{and yes, i did stop to take this picture}
and now i'm making some yummy purchases on itunes, while sipping on black tea.

ps the chain {ingrid michaelson} is currently winning my heart. she is just too good.

Monday, January 11, 2010

you still pull me home

moment of honesty and openness with my friends:

i am genuinely happy.
and that scares me to death.

thanks to juleeln {flickr}

Sunday, January 10, 2010

puppy love

okay, as you may know by now, i'm not much of an animal girl.
but this morning, there are two dogs outside the coffee shop that have won my <3
big dog, little dog affection is just too precious to overlook.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

the joy of life...

a blanket unfolds, a blanket to lie
the pieces of gold, they light up your eyes
and now we're alone, and now we're alive

thanks to brandon christopher warren {flickr}

Friday, January 8, 2010

Thursday, January 7, 2010

i'm in love with this song, so just hush

...feeling a little bit like these guys tonight.
currently developing a plan. only this one is for fun, not to get me out of any sort of pickle.

tonight's soundtrack:

that's right! i bought the album. one word: DELICIOUS.
i've had it in my possession for approximately 4 minutes, and i am completely obsessing over it.

goodbye to you

today i'm saying goodbye. to an old friend. an old love. a true companion.

dear friend,
why did you leave? i thought our time together would never end. i had no idea just how limited it was.

you were my +1 to so many great parties. you got me through countless sleepless, lonely nights.
when i needed a smile, you were there. when i needed someone who really knew my heart, you were there. when i couldn't find the words to express my ever-present girlish emotions, you were there.

they say "you never forget a first love." no one will ever take your place. you will be missed.

forever yours,


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

every girl out wants to be her

i went for a hike this morning and left feeling completely refreshed. i'll be honest though: i have yet to conquer my fear of coyotes. yikes. don't worry...none were spotted.

as i was driving home, i passed by this unbelievably rad row of mail boxes. they just rock, i'll be honest. and i kid you not, i drove by them 3 times wanting to stop to take a picture, and failed.

this got me going on a whole new idea for my not-so-resoluted 2010. i want to be the kind of girl who does what she wants. forget fears and hesitations. go with the impulse. you want to do it, so do it!

so here is the result of a very heated 2 minute internal debate...

...looks like 2010 is off to a great start.

Monday, January 4, 2010

we'd share each other like an island

new year's resolutions...still unsure.

though i've never been much of a new year's res kinda girl, i have thought of a few things that i would like to accomplish this year...

1. drink more water.
2. go to some dance classes. i don't even care what kind.
3. i really want to work on my blog. not content yet.

i saw a single man {the movie} tonight...interesting.
sleepy time now.

and ps...

i'm obsessed. can't stop listening.

Friday, January 1, 2010

...and i don't feel any different

currently looking for a fun way to celebrate this holiday. i refuse to spend the day alone in my dorm room! several things have crossed my mind, and as i've thought through them, this is what i have come up with...

{road trip}


{bridge hunt}

either way, i don't really want to think. :) let me know if you have any other suggestions. no telling how long this mood will last!