I’m just hoping the rumors and buzz about TS7 (aka Taylor Swift’s seventh album) are true. Forget about the Jonas Brothers making a comeback (but really let’s not forget about that because in college I was kinda obsessed and had front row seats at their concert with my best friend and made eye contact with Joe Jonas, even though that wasn’t as big of a deal because everyone knows Nick is the best, and anyway…)

I just felt like posting about T Swift. I love the latest Elle cover. And I’m hoping whatever album is next is as dreamy as this photoshoot appears to be.

If you don’t know, I love Taylor Swift. I think she is genuine and human and a genius when it comes to song lyrics. I can remember the first time I heard Tim McGraw play on the radio. I was in my car, on my way to my grandparents, at nighttime, and I was driving down the hill by Red Mountain Park in Mesa, Arizona. And I’ve been a fan ever since.

If I had to listen to one artist for the rest of my life, it would easily be Taylor. I can play her music on the toughest days and I’m instantly happy. To me, listening to her music is never a bad idea. And her music has sparked many a solo dance party and lip sync session in my apartment.

Her music has also been the soundtrack of many good times and bad times in the relationships I’ve had over the past decade—starting with my first heartbreak where Should’ve Said No became my anthem. When you’re 16, belting these song lyrics in your car after being cheated on is healing. Okay? Okay.

“You should've said no, you should've gone home. You should've thought twice before you let it all go. You should've know that word, bout what you did with her would get back to me. And I should've been there, in the back of your mind. I shouldn't be asking myself why. You shouldn't be begging for forgiveness at my feet. You should've said no, baby and you might still have me.”

Here are the other lovely songs that have meant a great deal to me over the years:

Taylor Swift
Tim McGraw
A Place in this World

You Belong With Me
You’re Not Sorry
The Best Day

Speak Now

All Too Well
I Almost Do
The Last Time

Blank Space
All You Had to Do Was Stay
Bad Blood
Shake It Off

I Did Something Bad
Don’t Blame Me
Look What You Made Me Do

Better Man (written by Taylor Swift; sung by Little Big Town)



DIY Projects FTW!


I couldn’t be more proud. This weekend I participated in my first substantial DIY project. My boss wanted to shiplap her wall and after having my parents coach us through how to do it on Saturday, her wall is nearly done. (All she has to do is finish caulking and paint and walla!)

On Friday, we adventured to Home Depot (after celebrating National Margarita Day) and got all the supplies we needed. I learned how to check whether or not a board is bowed. And that you can expect your studs to be about 16 inches apart, depending on what year of house it is. And other things that I never learned growing up. But it was exciting to think that one day when I have a home, I can so do this. (I just need a little coaching from my parents.) Oh, and side note, all this has led me to think of a brilliant business idea!




Wishlist: A Home Office

Having my own home office is my definition of goals. The other day I imagined having the white victorian farmhouse of my dreams (yes, I can dream). Complete with a wrap around porch. I imagine there being a round room off to the side of the home (like this or this) with large tall windows. The room has wood flooring with beautiful white curtains and in the middle of the room is a desk. A beautiful desk just for me. To write, create… browse on Pinterest. And the windows are open, the tree branches nearby are home to birds who are happily singing, and the whole things is just… GOALS. Okay, enough daydreaming.

Here’s some pretty home office decor to swoon over: