sometimes, your bravest friends also love GIF’s

SK_HC

This is Sarah Kay, and last saturday, we enthusiastically shaved her head. see? and she is a dear friend of mine, and she’s currently fighting Hodkins lymphoma, she just went through her second round of chemo so the hair was starting to fall out. What better time then now to shave it all off, amiright? Sarah Kay was so excited to shave it off, so her husband Derek whipped out their trimmers and we had a good amount of fun with it. I’m a big fan of this human. she has been such a good friend of mine for the past several years. She has been such an example of optimism and gratitude during such a complicated year. If you’d like to read about her courage and strength, i suggest you take a look at her blog.  

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you’re so vain, you probably think this post is about you.

I don’t want this post to feel like a passive aggressive dig, because it’s not. I do however have a case of the feels. And the best way I have learned to understand my feels is to write about them, and sometimes take self portraits. So write and shoot about them I must. I truly never imagined a day when I would feel apathetic about you. As I prayed for something to remind me of what I had when I had you, I was at my wits end. I would have never been able to answer that prayer so wonderfully as God did for me. I was starting to believe that I might never find something like you and me. Instead I was lead to realize that what we had was one great illusion. You, sir, were the worlds greatest magic trick. I want to say I hate you, but […]

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the ordinary pursuit.

Well folks. This post has been a long time coming. It’s time to rebrand this here blog. Lets face the facts. Smile Me Pretty is cute, but also WAYYY to close the name of a really awesome wedding blog Style me Pretty. I’ve been wanting to rebrand my blog for some time now, and it feels like now is the best time. The best thing about a rebrand is it makes you think about what you want to say to the world, what you want to represent you. It takes a good amount of discussion and introspection. So here it is. I like to think the ordinary pursuit is the idea of being happy with the things which at times seem mundane, or not so flashy. I have a love-hate relationship with blogging, and that primarily stems from a yearning for authenticity. Realness. Being content to be ordinary. In the […]

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Friday Confessions, because yolo and stuff

Confession #1: miss lolonienie. there. I said it. don’t make me say it again. I’m doing friday confessions because I want her to be in NYC like yesterday, and somehow this seems like the next best way to remind her how needy I am.  Also because I’m unoriginal. Confession #2: I’ve never felt more unfashionable in my life. The girls I work with are all so hip and perfectly put together I can hardly even get myself dressed in the morning out of sudden disdain for everything I own. the bright side, is that I’m totally motivated to revamp my wardrobe to fit the style I actually like. Confession #3: I’m trying to convince myself and everyone around me that Birkenstock sandals are totally back in style, that they are worth the $120, and that I could pull them off like this. It might be the fashionista in me trying to […]

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today I am thankful

I’m going to save the long sappy mothers day post for another day, mostly because I’ve already expressed several times publicly how much I adore my mother, but also because I know that Mother’s Day can be hard for some people. I’m thankful for the women outside of my family who have been a motherly influence and whose charity and kindness I can attribute to helping me become an fairly decent human being. Those women are very special and dear to my heart. So here’s a quick, happy mothers day to my mother, your mothers, soon to be mothers, and especially to those who are hoping to be mothers. My heart is yours on this day. Also congrats to Rachel for winning the Zocorra Ring give away! (she happens to be one of my roommates, and I promise the winner was chosen randomly! But if you have time check out […]

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crunch time.

I have one week til New York. 7 days. ONE WEEK. A week to get my book together, to finish up projects, to prepare mentally, emotionally, and physically. I’m almost to the point of overwhelmed, but trying my hardest to turn that into productivity (she says as she writes a blog post…). At this point, I only hope that what I end up bringing with me next wednesday is something I’m proud of. Time will tell I suppose. In the mean time, enjoy this dramatic picture of my face.

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Grumpy Cat Valentines.

Yo, I’m selling these Valentines day Cards, you can get a pack of 8 for $10 (including shipping, also very likely your envelope will be in calligraphy) if you’re interested, send your inquiries to emma.vidmar@gmail.com holla.

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to my struggling artist friends:

please watch this and let it soak in. I found this about a year ago and it was at such a crucial point in my growth as an artist. It was a time where giving up seemed so much easier than trying to bridge the gap between my taste and what I was able to produce. I’m an avid This American Life listener, and I respect Ira Glass so much, so this really pierces my heart and helps me to work hard despite how crappy my work might be at the time.

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jarbled.

life is messy and life is hard, and sometimes I struggle with the impossibly high standards I set for myself. But most the time I am surprised by how often I can reach those standards, and how I can only attribute that to a higher power, gently guiding/reassuring/pushing me forward. Thanks for that, thanks for letting my surprise myself.

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