Tuesday, April 30, 2013

insta lately

 local brewery with mama | bad-day roses from the sweetest boyf
sunday antiquing | wrapped-up vintage
mariners game with my sweetheart in seattle
spring nails | 'bark party' w. my small group

that's about it. 'sup witchu?
instagram: charityvictoria

Sunday, April 28, 2013


As part of my internship, I help put on a quarterly event for women called Collide. Each event focuses on a different instance in scripture where a person collides with Jesus and his love, grace, & hope. Collide is a place where women can be authentic with each other; where they can tell their story as it really is and experience healing from that vulnerability. I've seen walls come crashing down & armor start to melt away at each one & it is breath-taking to witness. Yesterday was our last Collide of the year, and these are some snippets of the day. It finally came, it was beautiful, and now--now--I rest! xo. 

Friday, April 26, 2013


A craft trip to Michael's followed by a midnight thank-you card making session is the best way to find peace in the middle of a chaotic month. It's the little things, hmmm? happy weekend! xo. 

(cards to be sent off with our etsy pieces)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

sun, please oh please come out to play

what am I doing? oh, just looking at my photos from past sunny days, sighing & sighing...

Sunday, April 21, 2013

sunday sweet: peanut butter brookies

I'm sure all of you pinners have seen this recipe floating around the last few months. I have, and most recently...my boyfriend spotted it. Pointed it out to me. Hint, hint. 
Sure, these are a bit excessive. But you know what? So are stress, long days, and rough times. So I say it evens out. We all need some indulgence every once in a while. So go for it, y'all. 
These are pretty easy: make your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe (I halved my recipe & still had some dough left over), pat a heaping spoonful into each cupcake tin. Place a peanut butter cup upside-down on dough. Prepare brownie batter (I made dark chocolate, my weakness) and pour another heaping spoonful over each cookie. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-22 minutes. Et voila! Serve warm with a big glass of cold milk or a hot mug of coffee on the side. The yummest. What are you bakin' lately? Do tell! xo. 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

black, mint, pink

and another classic 90s piece: the Gap maxi skirt, before maxi skirts were a thing. I love the print on this, soft pink blossoms on a pastel mint fabric. Easy & breezy & perfect for spring. for sale in my shop here!

bandeau & tank: forever 21 | boots: Charlotte Russe | necklace: Urban Outfitters

Friday, April 12, 2013

i love the 90s

high-waisted floral denim...could this skirt BE more 90s? 
(if you read that in the voice of Chandler Bing, we're forever friends)
for sale in my shop here, if I can bear to part with it. xo + happy weekend! 

top: Buffalo Exchange | necklace: Urban Outfitters | boots: Charlotte Russe

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

insta lately.

 late night video editing / lost postcards from NJ / new love mug
 best Seattle sushi spot / sleepy pup / new favorite item of clothing
 handsome man with a camera / $1 daffodils to brighten my office / spring vintage
Palm Sunday in Jersey / oldest pizzeria in the US, tres delish / Princeton coffee

that's what's up, lately. xo! 

Monday, April 8, 2013

life is the busiest it's ever been. the last quarter of my internship is filled to the brim, and planning for the next stage of life is in full swing (california continues to hum my name..). yesterday was a busy, busy Sunday, but in the best way: photos & video editing & vintage measuring filled my day. my sweet, handsome boyfriend wandered over with face-kisses every now and then. I took a break to make quinoa & brussel sprouts sauteed with bacon & garlic. The hours went quickly, but were spent well. 

Making time for creative endeavors fills me with satisfaction & peace. 
six new spring pieces added to the shop here. xo!