I've been swimming so much this summer and loving it. My roomate Kim and my friend Cassie and I swam out to explore a little island about a mile and a half out in the lake yesterday. I of course mentioned how I think I should've been born a mermaid and Cassie told me about this! Real, swimmable mermaid tails sold on Etsy! I am not the only delusional girl in the world! For an added thrill watch the movie Ondine- an Irish film starring Colin Farrell who plays a fisherman that catches a Selkie woman in his net.
Monday, July 18, 2011
This is the best $5 I have spent in a loooong time. Picked up this bubble gun at the flea market last Sunday and it has been hours of fun! It's especially effective for dousing the room in bubbles while dancing and doing my makeup for a night out and pretending I'm in an 80's music video. Lucky loves it too and I think when this last batch of bubble stuff runs out I'm gonna fill it with catnip scented bubbles that I picked up at Petco. You can get the same one here. Happy Summer!
Posted by Amber Joy at 11:17 PM
Friday, July 8, 2011
Swimming at Dusk
.My room mate and I have been on an intense swimming kick. We go almost every day after work and swim at least a mile across the lake and back. It is the most relaxing thing I've done for myself in a long time. I'm always amazed at how therapeutic water is.
I heart these sunglasses! I'm buying a pair right after I type this. Nicole Kidman is also rocking an amazing pair in Practical Magic and Meg Ryan sports some funky blue ones in the movie The Doors.
St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
Bohemian Garden Parties
Posted by Amber Joy at 5:41 PM
Friday, June 24, 2011
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Love, love, love this band! Andy and I accidentally bought each other this CD, Up From Below, for Christmas so it has literally been on repeat since then..and neither of us are sick of it. These guys look and sound like they stepped right out of the 60's. Such a great vibe and lots of funky beats. Just all around great laid back hippie music...makes me want to buy a VW bus immediately!
Posted by Amber Joy at 11:42 PM
Monday, October 4, 2010
Here are some more amazing photos that I came across while browsing tonight. I am so excited about these last couple posts I can't sleep...haha I want to create faery costumes all night now! The photographers are Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mangiello. I came across this on Clever Nettle blog, an adorable vintage clothing blog. I found so many other inspiring images tonight but I'll save a few for another day ;) Good night!
Posted by Amber Joy at 12:14 AM
Sunday, October 3, 2010
eOh my goodess! Somebody please ask me to marry them right now so I can have this! This staged wedding is absolutely beautiful and the rest of this blog had me mesmerized for over an hour. Visit Kiss the Groom to see larger photos and for other amazing weddings. The photographer is Elizabeth Messina. Wedding design credit is given to Tricia Fountaine. So ethereal and stunning!
Posted by Amber Joy at 11:28 PM
Monday, September 20, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
I've been spending the last few days at my mom's house after her wedding (pictures to come) this past weekend to look after the puppy and just to enjoy some "me time". I found this old crazy quilt in the closet and it inspired a summer afternoon photo shoot (ok not exactly a photo shoot, more or less I ran around the yard with my boyfriend's little cool pix camera and snapped photos like a mad woman while the neighbors looked at me funny). I have to ask my mom the full story behind the quilt. I know it used to be on her bed when I was little and I remember taking naps in her bed and falling asleep looking at all the different vintage patterned fabrics. I think a few of the fabrics were from my mom's old dresses when she was a girl. I love vintage treasures and heirlooms so now I am in love with it again and have it on my guest bed. I hope everyone is enjoying these last days of summer!
Posted by Amber Joy at 1:45 PM