31 May 2011

Ly r i ca l L o ve .

I t   i s   of f i c i all y   S U MM E R   a s  o f   a bo u t  3 : 3 0  to d ay :) N ee dl ess   to  s ay , I  am   o ff i cia lly   E CS TA TIC  ab ou t    thi s  +  I   fou nd   a  s w ee t   tu ne   tha t   su ms   up  my   su mm e r   day s :  sl ow ing    down   for  a   lit t le  whi le , g et  b ack  t o   lo vin g e a ch o the r  + l ea vin g   lon g  + l on esom e    miles  b eh in d  .  G ood  st uff , R ay .  A nd   fo r   all  y ou   D en ver i tes   who  are n 't   alr eady   en cha nte d  b y  th e  v oi ce   o f Ra y  L aM on tagu e , h e   wi ll   b e   pl ayin g    ju st   f or   you  a t    R ed  R o cks   t his   J u ne !   T i ck ets   h er e +  ly ric s  b elo w.  H appy  li ste n ing  + h appy  la st   day   o f  M ay { c ra zy ! }.   G oo d ni gh t  , l o ve l i es  .   X o xo  .

F o r   th e   S u m m er :

R oll in g    t hrou g h    t he se   hill s I've  kn own   I 'd  b e  c om  in '
Ain t'   a   m an   a li ve   th at    li kes   to  b e  a lon e?
B een   a  wh il e   sin ce   I  se en  m y   l ad y   s mil in '
H ave   I   b een , h a ve   I  been   aw ay  s o  l on g?

I   am   t ir e d.
I  a m   ti r ed .

Ca n   I   c om e   hom e   for   th e   su mme r ?
I  c ou ld   s lo w  d ow n  f or  a   li tt le  w hil e 
G et   b ack  t o  l ovin g  ea ch  o t her 
L ea ve  a ll  t hose  lon g +  lon e so m e   mil es   be hin d.

T hrou gh   th e  y ea rs  I    ha ve    l ear n ed 
S ome thi n g s   wor th   th e  t ellin ' 
A nd  y ou 'd   be   ri gh t  in   g uess in '

Th a t  ea ch  + e v er y   less on  , the y  we r e  h ar d  won 



I   am   t ir e d.
I  a m   ti r ed .

Ca n   I   c om e   hom e   for   th e   su mme r ?
I  c ou ld   s lo w  d ow n  f or  a   li tt le  w hil e 
G et   b ack  t o  l ovin g  ea ch  o t her 
L ea ve  a ll  t hose  lon g +  lon e so m e   mil es   be hin d.


Y ou 'll   fo ll o w   h er   wh erev er   sh e   go es 
Y ou   lo ve   h er +  you   ju st   wan t ed    to  kn o w
Th at  y ou 'll  f oll ow  h er ,  y ou 'll  fin d  a  way 
'C au se   you   lo ve   her  +  you  ju st  wan t ed  t o   kn o w

27 May 2011

G OOD BY E + H ELL O.

G OO D B YE TO MY LI TT LE  C L ASS  O F  TH E 20 1 0 -2 0 11 Y EAR .
L OOK  , LO OK , LO OK @ MY  S W EET   LI T T LE   KI DDI ES . O H H H  :)
I AM   AL S O  OB SE SS E D   WITH  S IL HOU ET TES   CU RRE N T LY  + I' M  LO VIN G  TH ES E  S WEE T   FA C ES   IN  TH ES E  SW EET  S PR ING   CO LORS .  MOST   DEFIN INTE LY   MORE  SILHOU E TT ES   T O  C OM E - OU R   " FA M ILY". PO R T RAIT .S IL HOU E TTE. PRO J E CT , AS  I N   M E , M Y B OY +  LIE S L 'S  LI TT LE   CAN V AS  CU T  SI LH OU E TTES  IN  S OM E   B OL D+ B EAU TI FUL   FR AM ES  O N   TH E   WAL L  .  N ON ETH E LESS , S TAY   TUN ED , BUT  LOO K   IN  @ WH O  I  H A VE   SP ENT  TH E L AS T  ON E   H U N DR E D  +  EI GH T Y   TW O  WE E K   D AY S  W IT H .


T HIS  PH O TO  SE R IO US LY  CA PTU R ES  EV ERY  S ING LE  O NE   OF  T  HEI R LI T T LE   PE R SO NA LI T I E S . F R OM  T HE DA Y DR EAM E R , T HE  WI L D   C H ILD , T HE  "  L OOK  @ M E  AL L TH E   TI ME " C H ILD , T HE " H EY , I   K NOW  WH AT W E SHO UL D   DO ! " C H ILD  , T HE POC K ET   ST U FF ER ,  TH E " I' M  TH E  BO SS " C HI LD ,  TH E  " I 'M  A DO R A B L E  +   I  DO N ' T  KN OW   I T " C H IL D , A LL  TH E   W AY  TO  TH E  " WE REA L L Y   H AVE  TO  S AY   C HEES E   AG A I N  ?  I  DON ' T W A N T   T O "  CHI L D .   H AH A  H AVE  FU N   GU ESS IN G :)  IT H AS  B EE N  A YEA R  OF  FU N , B UT  T H A NK  Y OU  LO R D  F OR  SU MMER . 
H ELL O SU MM E R OF 2 0 11 +  LE T  TH E  F E ST I VI TIE S   BE G IN  !

26 May 2011

T H IN G S I L OVE

MY TIME IN THE TARGET DRESSING ROOMS WAS FAR OVERDUE + I AM NOW OH.SO.VERY SATISFIED WITH MY NEW FINDS . TARGET TRULY HAS AN ENDLESS ARRAY OF GOODNESS WHEN IT COMES TO SUMMER STYLE + COMFORT . AND I AM A L L FOR S T Y L E + A L L  FOR C O M F O R T +  A L L   FOR THAT LITTLE SOMETHING KNOWN  A S   S U M M E R





LOVE . LOVE . LOVING THE DIFFERENT WAYS TO DRESS THESE BEAUTIES UP . ANY FAVORITE SUMMER STYLES OF YOURS ? OH , P L E A S E  D O  SHARE :)

25 May 2011

E E E EEEE E E E !

I TRIED PULLING TOGETHER A FEW DIFFERENT POSTS FOR THIS W H IM S Y   WE D N ESD AY ,  LIKE MAYBE THE FLICK " BRIDESMAIDS " THAT I JUST SAW WITH A FEW SWEET GALS + REALLY VERY SERIOUSLY  D I E D  LAUGHING . OR MAYBE WRITING ABOUT THAT ROYAL WEDDING POST I WROTE WHERE I MOCKED WILLIAM'S COUSIN + HER UNBELIEVABLY . . . LARGE . .. HAT THAT SHE JUST SOLD TODAY ON EBAY FOR $ 1 3 0 , 0 0 0 . AND AS MUCH AS I WISH I COULD DO THAT , I JUST NEED TO GUSH RIGHT NOW ABOUT K AT E. 

KATE . KATE . KATE . GUSH . GUSH .GUSH . OUR SOON.TO.BE.NEIGHBOR :)

BUT REALLY , KATE BOTWINSKI IS PHENOMENAL AT LIFE . SWEETHEART . TALENTED . LIFE LOVING . LIFE LIVING . CRAZY BUNDLE OF SWEETNESS + SHE IS NOT TOO SHABBY AT TAKING BUNDLES OF SWEET PHOTOGRAPHS EITHER . NOT AT ALL .

SO I COULD GO ON + ON + ON ABOUT MISS KATE + HER PHOTOS + THE STORY OF THE DAY THAT ME + MY BOY WERE ABLE TO SPEND WITH HER + HOW I SAID , " R Y YYYYY AN , BUT MY HAIR IS SUCH A DISASTER ," TO WHICH HE RESPONDED , " KAYLA , YOU WOULD NOT BE  Y O U  IF YOUR HAIR WAS PERFECT " . . . . BUT YOU CAN JUST READ THE STORY HERE IN KATE ' S OWN LOVEABLE WORDS .

MY PERSONAL FAVES , ONLY BECAUSE I C A N N O T  J U S T CHOOSE  ON E: 

{ ALL IMAGES BY KATE BOTWINSKI PHOTOGRAPHY }





FOR ANY NEW FOLLOWERS , DON'T FORGET TO JOIN  W H IM S Y  L OU  HERE ON BLOGLOVIN' . R E A L L Y  , JOIN US . AND READ MORE ABOUT KATE , BECAUSE  I   L O V E   H E  R .  G O O D NI G H T   D A RL IN G S  . X OX O .

24 May 2011

HE LL O . . .

I AM CERTAINLY WISHING MY NAME WAS HELEN . I THINK I SHALL JUST PRETEND . THESE PERSONALIZED NAME NOTE CARDS ARE SIMPLY THE MOST FABULOUS PRINT I HAVE SEEN IN FAR TOO LONG . AND WHY , OH WHY , DID HELEN NOT THINK THEY WERE GREAT ENOUGH TO SEND TO LOVELY DARLINGS  F O R T Y  YEARS AGO ? ! W E   S H A L L   N E V E R   K N  O W.  A N D   Y E S  ,  1 9 7 1  , T H E S E  B E A U T I E S  W E R E   B O R N .
L O O K   +   L O V E  . 
HA V E   YO U   E V E R  - E V E R - SEE N   SU CH  AN  A MA ZIN G  TR E E?
TW EE T  . T WE E T .
W H A T   A   L O VE L Y   S E T .
O H   M Y .  H ELLO  F R OM   H E L EN   S TI CK E R S ?  E E E .
CL O S ER   JU ST   M AK E S   I T   P RE T T I E R . 
NOT A TERRIBLE THRIFTING FIND FOR A MERE QUARTER ? I AM IN LOVE BERRIE BROTHERS . AND ONCE AGAIN , T H A N K  Y O U  H E L E N . I WILL BE BORROWING YOUR NAMESAKE AT LEAST TWELVE TIMES :) X OX O .

23 May 2011

MA I L T O L OV E

ONE SOLE THOUGHT SEEMS TO BE ON MY MIND THESE DAYS : 
S U MM E R .
AND AS ALWAYS , I OOOOOOH'D + AHHHHHHHH'D AT MY FAIR SHARE OF SWEET ARTIST TODAY ON MY FAVORITE PLACE TO GO FOR A WHIMSY NOTE TO BRIGHTEN SOMEONE'S DAY , ELECTRONICALLY . AND AS MUCH AS I AM GENERALLY NOT AN ELECTRONIC GAL , THAT PLACE IS PINGG + I DO SAY , 
I  L O V E   WH A T   I   S E E  . 

1 . ALLI COATE : PICNIC
2 .  LEIGH VINER : PIERRE PONTICH 
3 . ANNA DYKEMA : WILDFLOWERS
4 . MINA GEORGESCU : FERRIS WHEEL
5 . MARTHA STEWART : CANDY DOT PARTY
6 . EMILY PARKES : ICE CREAM
7 . JESSICA NICHOLS : RED BOARD
 8. MARTHA STEWART : FLORAL BEAUTIES
9 . LISA GOLIGHTLY : KIKI + POLLY 
1 0 . MINA GEORGESCU : CONEY ISLAND CARNIVALE
11 . MARTHA STEWART : PARTY DECORATIONS
1 2 . MINA GEORGESCU : SUMMER FUN 
1 3 . MINA GEORGESCU : CONEY ISLAND BEACH
14 . REBECCA WAGLER : KEEP ON THE SUNNY SIDE

ARE THEY NOT  P E R F E C T  FOR THIS COMING SUMMER ? 
I AM IN   L O V E   . 

FOLLOW L OU WITH BLOGLOVIN' HERE + GET IN ON THE OH.SO.SOON.HAPPENING GIVEAWAY FOR , YES YOU GUESSED IT . . . 
S U M M ER .

19 May 2011

W O RD S .

W H A T  I F   A L L   I   H AD   W E R E   W O R D S . 
W H A T  A R E   T H E S E   WO  R DS    I   W O U L D   S A Y ?

I F   I  D I D   N O T   H A V E   A   C A M E R A   F O R   P H O T O S .
I F   I   D I D   N O T   H A V E   A   R E C O R D I N G   T O   P L A Y .
I F   I   D I D   N O T   E V E N   H A V E   A   T U N E   T O   S I N  G . 
J U S T   T H E SE   W O R D S   I   W O U L D   S A Y .

W H A T   I F   A L L   I   H A D   W E R E   W O R D S .
 W H A T   A R E   T H E S E   W O R D S   I   W O U L D   S A Y  ?

I F   I   D I D   N O T   H A V E   A   D O O D L E   T O   D R A W  .
I F   I   D I D   N O T   H A V E   A   S H A P E   T O   C U T . 
I  F   I   D I D   N O T   E V E N   H A V E   A   T H R E A D   T O   S E W  .
J U S T   T H E S E   W O R D S   I   W O U L D   S A Y .

W H A T   I F   A L L   I   H A D   W E R E   W O R D S .
W  H A T   AR E   T HE S E  W O R D S  I   W O UL D   SA Y ?

W O U L D  I   SA Y  
W H A T  A   L O V EL Y   L I F E 
W H A T   A   L O V E L Y   B O Y 
W H AT   A   L OV E L Y   H O ME

W O UL D   I  S A Y 
W H A T   A L O V E LY   P LA C E
T O   L IV E
+   D RE  A M
+   PL A Y

W OU L D   I  S AY
W H AT  A   W HI M S Y   T H O UGH T
W H AT   A  W H IMSY   TU N E 
W H AT   A    W HIM S Y   S I G H T

W O U L D    I  SA Y
W H A T    A   WH I MS Y   W O R LD
T O    L I V E
+   DR E A M
+   P L AY

W H A T     I F    AL L    I    H  AD    W E RE   W O R DS  .
W H AT    AR E    TH E SE    WOR D S    I    W OUL D    SA Y ?

W O U L D   I   S A Y 
I  C A N ' T   W AI T    FO R E V E R
T O   L I V E
+  D R E A M
+  P L A Y

W O U L D   I   S  A Y
I  C A N ' T   W A I T   F O R   T O M O R R O W
T O   L I V E 
+  D R E A M
+  P L A Y

O U L D   I   S A Y
I  W I L L   J U S T   S T A R T   T O D A Y
T O   L I V E
+  D R E A M
+  P L A  Y

Y E S  ,  YE S .
I F   AL L   I   HA D   W E R E   WO  RD S  . 
T H ES E  A RE   TH E  W ORD S  I  WO UL D   SA Y .

XO X O . 
N EW   C O N T E N T .
N E W  B U T T O N S . 
N E W  P H O T O S . 
N E W  PE  O P L E  .
P O SSIB  L Y   E V EN   A  N EW   FO N T .
A  N EW   LOU : C O M IN G  OH . SO  S OO N
J OI N   TH E    W H IM S Y  H E RE .
TH I S   V ERY   D AY .  T HI S  V ERY   HOU R .  XOX O 

18 May 2011

B AN G LE . LO V E .

THE LATEST FROM W H IM S Y  L OU .


BANGLES . 
BANGLES . 
BANGLES .
HOW 
LOVE
THEE .

16 May 2011

L A CE + LO V E.

OU R   SN EA K  PEE K   I S  IN + I   A M   IN  L O VE .
K A TE  .  Y OU   AR E   N O THIN G  L ESS  THAN   A M A ZIN G .
A ND  T H AT   GO ES   FO R  CO LO R AD O   T OO . 

W OO . I  CAN NO T    WA I T  T O  B E  SEE IN G   M ORE  . WH EN   THE Y   COM E , Y OU  SH ALL  C E R TAIN LY   SE E . 

14 May 2011

M ARR Y M E .

I LOVE MY HUSBAND . THIS MORNING A SONG CAME ON HIS PLAYLIST THAT SOUNDED SO FAMILIAR + SO CRAZILY BEAUTIFUL . WHEN I ASKED HIM WHAT IT WAS , HE TOLD ME IT WAS THE SONG HE HAD SUGGESTED WE DANCE TO FOR OUR FIRST DANCE @ OUR WEDDING . I ASKED HIM WHY WE HADN'T USED IT , SINCE IT SEEMED ABSOLUTELY PERFECT , HE SHRUGGED HIS SHOULDER + SAID THAT I HAD THOUGHT IT SEEMED SILLY TO DANCE TO A SONG THAT SAYS " MARRY ME " WHEN WE HAD ALREADY JUST GOTTEN MARRIED . H M . I BELIEVE THAT I WAS WRONG + I BELIEVE THAT THIS WILL BE OUR " FIRST " DANCE SONG WHENEVER WE GET TO SAY THOSE VOWS AGAIN .  I AM ENTHRALLED BY THIS SONG . I MAY NOT BE THE BIGGEST " S OUL  SISTE R " FAN , BUT THIS SONG , MY FRIEND S , I AM LISTENING TO TODAY + LOVING MY BOY + SMILING AT HOW PERFECT THE WORDS ARE FOR 
H O W   I   F   E E L    E V E  RY   T I M  E   I   A M   WI TH    TH AT   BO Y . 
M A R RY   M E  : T R A I N .

FOREVER CAN NEVER BE LONG ENOUGH FOR ME 
TO FEEL LIKE I 'VE HAD LONG ENOUGH WITH YOU 
FORGET THE WORLD NOW WE WON'T LET THEM SEE
BUT THERE'S ONE THING LEFT TO DO 

NOW THAT THE WEIGHT HAS LIFTED
LOVE HAS SURELY SHIFTED MY WAY

MARRY ME . TODAY + EVERYDAY
MARRY ME . 
IF I EVER GET THE NERVE TO SAY "HELLO" IN THIS CAFE
SAY YOU WILL
MMM . HMM .
SAY YOU WILL 
MMM . HMM .

TOGETHER CAN NEVER BE CLOSE ENOUGH FOR ME
TO FEEL LIKE I AM CLOSE ENOUGH TO YOU
YOU WEAR WHITE + I'LL WEAR OUT THE WORDS
I LOVE YOU + YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL 
NOW THAT THE WAIT IS OVER
AND LOVE HAS FINALLY SHOWN HER MY WAY


MARRY ME . TODAY + EVERYDAY
MARRY ME . 
IF I EVER GET THE NERVE TO SAY "HELLO" IN THIS CAFE
SAY YOU WILL
MMM . HMM .
SAY YOU WILL 
MMM . HMM .


PROMISE ME YOU'LL ALWAYS BE
HAPPY BY MY SIDE
I PROMISE TO SING TO YOU 
WHEN ALL THE MUSIC DIES 


AND MARRY ME . TODAY + EVERYDAY

MARRY ME . 
IF I EVER GET THE NERVE TO SAY "HELLO" IN THIS CAFE
SAY YOU WILL
MMM . HMM .
SAY YOU WILL 
MMM . HMM .

12 May 2011

TH IN G S I L O VE .

T H I S   W E E K ' S  F E A T U R E   O F  
T H I N G S   I   L O V E :
F L A S H   M O B S  .
SOMETHING ON THE NEWS THE OTHER DAY MADE ME THINK OF THIS "UNUSUAL + SOMETIMES POINTLESS ACT" { ACCORDING TO WIKIPEDIA } + BEGIN SEARCHING + SEARCHING + SEARCHING FOR A DENVER FLASH MOB GROUP I COULD JOIN . H A . IT REALLY ONLY MAKES SENSE THAT I WOULD LOVE THIS WHOLE CONCEPT , HOWEVER , SINCE . . . 
+ I L O V E  D A N C I N G
+ I L O V E  M U S I C
+ I L O V E  S U R P R I S E S
+ I L O V E  G R O U P S   O F   P E O P L E 
+ I L O V E  T O G E T H E R N E S S
NATURALLY , I WAS BORN TO FLASH MOB . SO JUST WAIT DENVER , IT WILL HAPPEN :) I AM HOPING IT CAN BE TO A SONG A LITTLE LESS LIKE THIS + MAYBE EVEN A LITTLE MORE LIKE THIS , BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW THAT " THE SOUND OF MUSIC " IS JUST ANOTHER THING THAT I L O V E  : )  H AP P IE ST OF TH U R S DAY S .  X  O X O  

11 May 2011

RA IN . R A IN .

G O   A WA Y   .  C O M E  A G AIN  A N O T HE R   DA Y .
{S OUR C E }
I JUST CAN'T BE SURE HOW I FEEL ABOUT THIS RAIN . MAYBE IT MAKES IT EASIER TO COPE WITH THE FACT THAT IT IS NOT SUMMER YET . I FEEL A LITTLE BIT LIKE THAT LONG , DROOPY CHARACTER  BY LUMINATII . STRETCHED A BIT THIN , IN THE RAIN+ WIND + STILL TRYING TO PULL OFF WEARING A CUTE SWEATER . MAYBE A RAINY WEEKEND WOULDN'T BE SO BAD . SWEATPANTS + A COZY SWEATER . STAYING IN BED WITH A BOOK OR " THE SOUND OF MUSIC " OR MY BOY . HOT CHOCOLATE . HEARING THE WIND BLOW + THE RAIN FALL . TAKING PEEKS OUT THE WINDOW TO T R Y   T O  S E E  M Y   P LA N T S   +  F L OW E R S   GR O W I NG  . .. 
 H A PP I E S T   OF   W ED N E S D A YS   T O   E A CH   O F   Y O U   .   XO   X  O

10 May 2011

WA I T IN G .

SO ONE WAIT IS OVER . SWEET LITTLE JILLIAN MARIE DEUTSCH IS HERE AFTER SIX LITTLE DAYS OF WAITING . HOORAY FOR K + R . CANNOT WAIT TO MEET THIS PRECIOUS LITTLE BUNDLE OF BEBE . 

I AM , HOWEVER , STILL EXCITEDLY AWAITING KATE'S GOODNESS ON HER BLOG FROM OUR PHOTO SHOOT THE OTHER EVENING . IS IT A LIE THAT I CHECK KATE'S BLOG EVERY SPARE MOMENT I HAVE AVAILABLE TO MYSELF ? N O , IT IS NOT . AND IT IS NO LIE THAT I LOVE GAZING @ HER WHIMSY PHOTOS WHETHER MY SWEET BOY IS IN THEM OR NOT . 

NONETHELESS , AS LONG AS I AM WAITING + AS LONG AS YOU ARE WAITING WITH ME , TAKE A LITTLE PEEK INTO THE PHOTOS THAT INSPIRED OUR OWN PHOTO SET IN A SWEET COLORADO FIELD . . . 

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HAVE YOU EVER BEEN SO INSPIRED ? ! OR EVER WANTED TO SCHEDULE YOUR OWN PHOTO SHOOT WITH KATE MORE ?  !  MAYBE TOMORROW WILL END THE WAITING + BRING THAT SWEET SNEAK PEEK MY WAY . O H  +  BY  T H E  W AY  , LOOK FOR  
W H IM S Y  L OU  IN P OL K A D OT   O H  S O  VERY SOON . H O O R A Y  ! X O X O .
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