Saturday, December 24, 2011

music || christmas edition

it is christmas eve. it is raining here in florida, and here i am sitting at the computer preparing my talk for tomorrow while all my family does secret santa {yes the bishopric asked me to give a talk on christmas...and laughed all the's too bad they are all so "friendly" with me} but i had to stop for a bit of procrastinating in the form of blogging a christmas playlist. 

enjoy the songs,
and happy christmas!

The Christmas Song // She & Him 

O Come O Come Emmanuel // Sufjan Stevens

Christmas Lights // Coldplay

White Christmas // Bing Crosby

Christmas Song // Cocoon

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas // Judy Garland 

Thursday, December 22, 2011


for thanksgiving i went to washington to visit my sister and her husband. even though it was overcast and rainy it was still lovely. i miss rain and lots of green trees living in utah. {gosh i want to move to the coast}. even though i took my dslr with me i only used my mini diana to take pictures {except for my phone, and if you follow me on twitter you know that most of those were of her two cats and not the...err baby. {follow me: @xoxoandreabelle}}. the day we went to downtown seattle it was a bit gray and dark so half of my pictures didn't even turn out and some have yet to be developed, but either way here they are!
{all pictures: b&w film via mini diana}

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


now that i am home in florida i feel the constant need to ride my bike to the beach in the perfect weather. obviously this type of excursion requires a killer playlist. here are some of the songs featured on said playlist:

Relator // Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson

5 Years Time // Noah and the Whale

Scenic World // Beirut

Chupee // Cocoon 

Here Comes Your Man // Pixies

autumn in the canyon.

in october i went for a drive up in the canyon to see the fall leaves, and i am glad i got the chance because right before my car had gotten totaled. but once i got a rental car i was able to take multiple drives up the windy roads to the top of the mountain. with my music playing and the light streaming through the multicolored trees, it was glorious and i can't help but smile when i think back about it. {the first set of pictures are a bit grainy and blurry because it was overcast that day}.
{all pictures: film via mini diana}

later on in the month me and a few others went up the canyon to hike to stewart falls and i took my mini diana with me. the hike was beautiful, the weather was perfect, and the waterfall was magnificent. 

i am missing fall. always missing it. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

tea time.

i have been very behind on all the blogpostings. so for those of you who care, you will have to forgive me for being so remiss. the wifi on my mac will never work again, the poor dear. {never ever drop your computer friends} so i had been renting a computer from the wilk and i couldn't transfer over pictures because my flashdrive wasn't working either, fun right? well now that i am home for the break i will catch up! 

{and did you notice that i changed my blog title? well i did!}

so now for the tea. 

back in october {the best of months} i was missing our london and the lovely tea parties we used to have in hyde park, so i decided that we all needed to have a reunion- one with tea, treats, and talk. not all were able to make it, the date&time were changed multiple times, and getting hot water to the park proved to be more difficult that i had supposed, but we did it and it was still great. here are the pictures i managed to snap.
{color: digital, b&w: film via mini diana}.

sorry carolyn dear, you never know what you are going to get cut off through the viewfinder. 

if i may i suggest-
go out & buy yourself some chamomile tea, add brown sugar, & sit to watch a good film.