YOU'VE BEEN A HELLUVA YEAR, 2012

December 29, 2012


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I pack my bags and freshly printed college diploma and move to san francisco.


I get a job and feel very grown up about it
I commute to work every day like melanie griffith, but with better hair.

I go to a midnight in paris party. trina went too, but didn't dress up. 
I proceed to wear this dress to every other cocktail event of 2012.

boyfriend and I do domestic things, like talking a lot about duvet covers. 
I talk about being happy a lot. 
we spend our two year anniversary in LA. 


I have the most epic slumber party of my life. 

I see les miserables with claire and we hyperventilate

I turn 23 and start to wear a lot of red lipstick. 
I learn how to make a mean meatloaf and enchiladas

my nephew jack is born. 
niece kate turns 3 and learns how to pick her nose. 

I see animal collective and comedy bang! bang!
I get puked on after the latter by a random guy on the bus. 
no photo for that. only painful memories and pants that were thrown away. 

I spend a lot of time with these amazing girls...
I talk about living with three men

I dress up as annie hall for halloween. 
people either think I'm cross dressing or serving them food. 
the cool people get it. 

the lady boner '12 list makes it's debut at dinner one night. 

no photo for that either - just a broken heart and a lot of packing to adele.
I move out of the pink house in excelsior into a red house in bernal heights. 
I spend november / december watching a lot of girls and navigating the single life


my first proper post-breakup outing is the youtube holiday party. it's 1920's themed. megan and I take advantage of the open bar and photo booth

I spend christmas with my mom and sisters in washington. 
we do a lot of posing in leopard print. 


the end. 

I keep thinking about where I was last new year's eve. I had just graduated college and was in the process of moving to SF. I remember the dress I was wearing, where we had dinner, and how loud and fast my heart was pounding when the ball dropped. I knew that 2012 was going to be a huge year in my life. little did I know what that truly meant. 

2012, you have taught me a lot about myself. you taught me that my instincts are pretty fucking spot on. you taught me that things don't always end up the way I have them neatly mapped out in my head. you have taught me to live in the moment and be present and not always be thinking about the answer to that dreaded question : where do you see yourself in five years? you have reminded me that I'm 23 years old and I don't have to have everything together already. that now, more than ever, is the time to be young and wild and free. you reminded me of what's important. you taught me what I don't want. and you reminded me of what I've wanted all along. and that I can get through anything. and slowly but surely... my life is starting to look like my life again. 

as the fabulous joan holloway said, "1960, I am so over you."

2013, BRING IT ON. 

HAPPY WEEKEND + OFF TO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST I GO

December 21, 2012

the youtube christmas party last weekend was so much fun! we had dinner at radius before, all decked out in our 1920's garb. I always appreciate any menu that mentions "pork belly" more than once. it's funny how dressing up affects your eating habits. I think I actually used my napkin more than once that night. the san francisco design center was decked out with bars and photo booths on each floor, and I think these photos are evidence that megan and I took advantage of both. ;)

I leave for washington bright and early sunday morning. so early that when I printed out my itinerary I said out loud MOLLY WHY DID YOU DO THAT TO YOURSELF. crossing my fingers and toes that we'll get a white christmas this year. so, if you know some magical snow dance - that'd be cool if you could do it right now. be prepared for posts upon posts of trees. this will be me for the next week and a half...

and I still have to find a cool 90's costume for the new years eve party! any suggestions? preferably something with glitter?

have a great weekend! xo

TO MY DADDY ON HIS BIRTHDAY

December 19, 2012



thank you for always supporting me.
thank you for not freaking out when I wanted to be a theatre major.
thank you for not freaking out when I wanted to be a film major.
thank you for taking the time to listen to all the mix cd's I make you,
and giving each song a little note. 
thank you for teaching me to love movies and pie.
thank you for challenging me to be better, 
and for showing me the way a man should treat a woman.
here's to the first man I ever loved!

xo

A WINTER TO DO LIST '12

December 14, 2012


drink copious amounts of hot chocolate
watch elf, love actually, miracle on 34th street, serendipity
wear a tacky sweater
listen to frank sinatra
spend time with people you love
stroll around your neighborhood looking at all the lights
go ice skating
decorate a christmas tree
wear things that sparkle and a red lip
bake italian chocolate spice cookies and bourbon balls
drink champagne
spend new years eve with good people and lots of confetti
as buddy the elf says, make snow angels. and snuggle.


*update! I cannot believe I forgot to watch elf and serendipity. 
like, cannot believe it. also, no ice skating....yet!*

SWOONING OVER : MY CHRISTMAS LIST

December 10, 2012

1 this coat from zara. I love pairing leopard print with stripes and a bright lip
2 this kate spade belt is just begging to be taken out on the town
3 a gold knot ring. something delicate that can be worn every day
4 this clairisonic mia is totally a "treat yo self" gift
5 these madewell oxfords need to come home with me
6 target does it again. I've seen this scarf all over and I mean COME ON, it's $15.99

A BEDROOM FOR MOLLY

December 8, 2012

(insert super cheesy quote about this being where the magic happens)

reclaiming the bedroom after a breakup can be a very difficult thing. you have memories in the bed, in the furniture you perhaps picked out together, in the pictures on your nightstand. I guess the silver lining of all this is that I get to have an entirely new home to call my own. I even have a new bed and sheets that I'm breaking in all by my happy little self. here are the first photos of my room looking decent in daylight (thanks to daylight savings time, I leave for work and come home in the dark).


this move could not have happened without megan and alisa. what would I do without you two? they volunteered their saturday to help me move in the rain. we somehow managed to get my room painted, and everything moved up the stairs without getting it soaking wet. my first sunday was a lovely revolving door of friends. alisa came over to helped me paint a final coat, claire and conner came over to watch me unpack and witness my first trip to the good life grocery store,  and megan came over for dinner at vega. I'm a lucky girl. looking forward to the things that will come from the happy turquoise room...

hope you're having a good weekend!
I can't believe I've written 100 of these things...

THIS IS ME CREEPING IN MY NEW NEIGHBORHOOD

December 3, 2012




all moved in! 
I'm spending the next few days unpacking, ruining my manicure, finding light switches in the dark, exploring my new neighborhood! 
pictures to follow! exclamation point! 

happy monday!

p.s. new trailer for GIRLS. holy crap, can't wait.

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