Thursday, February 9, 2012

sometimes.

my current favorite lipstick, revlon candy apple
sometimes i wish i owned a pet tiger.
sometimes i dream about having a big house with me and ryan and our 10 kids (9 girls and 1 boy).
sometimes i dream of a little studio apartment with just me and ryan forever (then we would never have to mow the lawn).
sometimes i think it'd be fun to have pink hair. or red. or maybe blue.
sometimes i come up with the best blog post or project epiphanies in the middle of the Sunday morning church service (sssshhh!).
sometimes i have to check my bathroom 3x to make sure the straighter is unplugged before leaving my house.
sometimes i wear red lipstick and feel like a model.
sometimes i wear red lipstick and feel like a clown (so i wipe it off on those days).
sometimes i think i'd like to be more athletic.
sometimes i wish i wasn't so disorganized.
sometimes i sing really loud in the shower and pretend i'm Adele.
sometimes i wish i ate healthier.
sometimes i talk in a British accent because i think it makes everything all the more fun. wouldn't you say, old chap?
sometimes i wish i was 5'10 instead of 5'3 but then i remember i probably wouldn't wear my big heels as often and i wouldn't be the perfect height for Ryan's hugs.


but only sometimes.
much love.
{happy friday, friend.}

56 comments:

  1. Love that lipstick! My cousin actually worked at a big cat insync a few summers ago (she's a vet now). And it was as if she had her own pet jaguars, cougars and tigers!

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  2. Ahhh I'm not the only one! I totally check my bathroom MULTIPLE times to make sure the straightener is unplugged! My husband thinks I'm crazy :P

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  3. HAHA. I experience all of these thoughts almost daily. It's nice to know that someone else experiences them too. (especially the hair straightner one, man!)

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  4. I love this post!
    Sometimes I wish I was 5'4" and not 5'9" not only b/c I am a giant when I wear my heels, but also skirts and dresses wouldn't be as short as they are w/my long legs!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. It means the world to me!
    xo
    Nicole

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  5. Love this. And can agree with most of them! happy weekend sweet pea!

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  6. oooh I have to try some of the revlon lip butters! Once I run out of one of my current lipsticks that will definitely be one of my immediate purchases!

    -hannah

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  7. the one about adele is my favorite! i so do that too. and i wish i had a pet lion. his name would be aslan ;) :))
    -jocee <3

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  8. Sometimes I think you are the cutest blogger on the blog....okay always. ;)

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  9. what about 11 kids? so you and ryan can make your own family football team, haha

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  10. the way you feel about lipstick is spot on.

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  11. I have been wanting to branch out in the red lipstick department. I feel like a clown when I wear it. I need to get over this fear, put it on and rock some red lipstick!! Right?!

    Bennett Love

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  12. Ilene I LOVE this post! I may have to steal (borrow!) it from you if you don't mind!

    P.S. Tomorrow I'm having a giveaway, drop by and enter!

    P.S.S. Short girls have WAY more fun.

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  13. Sometimes I fall in love with your blog all over again, and its because of FUN posts like these!

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  14. Love this, Ilene. Oh, and I beat you in the short catagory. I reach a stunning 5'2". ;D But were not small. Were fun size. Because short people always have more fun. :)

    hugs,
    ~Bree

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  15. Sometimes I wish I had your confidence to wear all the lovely things you wear:-)

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  16. wait--you are only 5'3"? You look super tall in your pics...I kinda can't believe it!

    rach
    modestemusings.blogspot.com

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  17. I do the same thing with my hair straightener. I'm always paranoid that I have left it on and is going to burn the house down lol

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  18. hey... checking the straightener 3x is a good thing!!! i get too confident in my one check and end up leaving it on for hours. yipes!

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  19. I gotta be in the right mood for red lips. Usually I pair it with cat-eye liquid eyeliner and I feel like an old Hollywood movie star!

    I see this brand of lipstick in the stores, and always wonder about it. Is it opaque? or more of a sheer red?

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  20. A pet tiger???? Wow. That would be amazing. But, scary too. :)

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  21. Awww, you are so cute! :)
    www.radragdesigns.blogspot.com

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  22. Ha, I'm 5'8 and wouldn't be caught dead in heels.

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  23. trust me, you def wouldn't wear heels as often haha.
    and i also talk in a british accent... like, a lot. and i'm terrible at it which makes it more fun.
    xo dana
    thewonderforest.com

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  24. Your posts always make me smile :)Thanks for being open and real with your readers!
    Drop by my end of the blogosphere and say hi sometime!
    lifeoutofgrey.blogspot.com

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  25. Love this post! 9 girls, huh? Well, at least you'll have one boy to spoil all the time.

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  26. you are soo cute!! and i wish i were shorter so i could wear those 5" heels!!! love u!

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  27. lol...i'm glad i'm not the only one with bathroom plug-in paranoia:)...gosh, i probably check more than you, though...

    and i overly check the kid's breathing at night. just to make sure their little bodies are moving up and down.

    and all the carbon dioxide monitor lights. just to be sure they are all working properly.

    total paranoid person over here:)...love your list! too cute!

    xx

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  28. I wanna live in a studio apartment! I'm kind of imagining my bedroom as one actually cause its big it could be considered one ;)

    BTW i check like 5 times that my straightener is off before i leave all the time!

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  29. love the lipstick illy! sooo pretty!

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  30. I really lovo what you wrote...sometimes I feel like this too!

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  31. Love the stuff you write! You're too cute! xoxo

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  32. Sometimes, I wanna dye my hair blue, but my mom would surely freak out. Haha. Oh my golly,10 kids?? Have mercy on your uterus,dear. I think 3kids would be fine. Lol.

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  33. You are so cute!!

    Sometimes I check the door several times to make sure it is really locked before I leave the house.
    Sometimes I wish I had pink hair ((I actually wish this a lot!!))
    Sometimes I wish a tattoo ((or two!!))
    Sometimes I wish that I could live inside one (or several!!)) of my favorite books!! :)

    Have a fantastic weekend doll!!
    xoxo

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  34. I'm with you on the pink or blue hair. I'm going to chalk my ends one of these weekends, and be completely cool. :)

    And .... why only ONE boy?? Little boys are the greatest. There are no complex emotional tangles to sort through -- just energy and nonstop amusement, haha.

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  35. A girl in my dorm freshman year burned her room to a crisp leaving on a straightener...better safe than sorry!

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  36. Awh love this!!! And I used to talk in a British accent all the time :) LOL

    Happy weekend! xoxo

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  37. 9 girls and 1 boy!? :) i wanted 12 kids when i met josh 8 years ago... now i'm down to 4-6... ask me in 5 months and maybe i'll be down to 2 ;) haha! nah, i love kiddos!!
    you look gorgeous in red lipstick!! hope to see you rockin' it at creative estates :) xoxo

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  38. hehe 9 girls & 1 boy?! ;) I always come up with new ideas in the shower! I once saw a marker or something you could write on the shower with. I need that! hehe. Because I ALWAYS forget my ideas after!!!

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  39. Cute! I love this post.
    We are so alike - sometimes. ;)

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  40. OH love this, I sing like Adele too, well I pretend to sound like her that is, haha. LOVE HER.

    Tab
    my-cliffnotes.blogspot.com

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  41. Being short is way better ;)
    I'm 5'2 (short!!!) but I wouldn't want it any other way! Getting to wear any shoes you want is a bonus right there!
    Ps - I just added your button to my site. Love your blog :)

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  42. You are too freaking cute girl. I can't believe you want that many kids! That's awesome :P

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  43. i love this "sometimes" post. :) makes me wanna make one!

    p.s. hi ilene! :)

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  44. Sometimes... I dream/wish/feel the same things...

    What a wonderful blog, I am happy to have stumbled on it. I love your outfit in the post below, you look gorgeous!

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  45. I love this post! And I'm with you on the red lipstick - model some days, clown others. xo!!

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  46. Illy, I don't think you could be any cuter if you tried! Oh and I totally rock a British accent from time to time too!

    much love,
    Kristina

    P.S. I'd love for you to enter my jackpot giveaway...it ends tonight! There's J.Crew, Kate Spade, Anthropologie, & much more! http://simplybold.blogspot.com/2012/01/jackpot-giveaway.html

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  47. You are way too adorably fantastic, lovely! I loved reading your sometimes list!!

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  48. 'sometimes' posts are my favourite :) and I totally agree about the tiger :)

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  49. and this sweet honesty is why I love you! i'm feeling a little inspired to do my own "sometimes" list now. so so fantastic. and I hear ya on the on/off lipstick days. haa! :)

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  50. So I stumbled across your blog and am very much enjoying, this being my favorite post. I have currently gone into a red lipstick wearing phase, and at first felt like a clown as well, but then started getting compliments, so I wear it for church and fun days out. I always check to make sure my straightener is unplugged multiple times, and wish I ate healthier haha. Love you blog! *new follower*

    Sydney

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  51. So I stumbled across your blog and am very much enjoying, this being my favorite post. I have currently gone into a red lipstick wearing phase, and at first felt like a clown as well, but then started getting compliments, so I wear it for church and fun days out. I always check to make sure my straightener is unplugged multiple times, and wish I ate healthier haha. Love you blog! *new follower*

    Sydney

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  52. I wish I was 5'10 too!

    Revlon Lip Butters are awesome. I want to get Candy Apple too. I have been using Lollipop lately.

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