Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tweeting from Kenyon

Hey, hey...what do you think about this tweet and reply!?!

Rachele Alpine

John Green

I LOVE that I'm living and writing (for eight days!) on the same campus where John Green went to school.

I'm trying to fit the urge to be a crazy extreme fan girl and take a picture of his old dorm room.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Writing Spaces

Check out these amazing writing spaces....

I love love love the idea of a chalk board wall next to my desk so I can write down ideas whenever inspiration strikes.

While these places look awesome and Starbucks is my favorite writing place near my house, there is another place that I go away to each year to write. The Kenyon Review Writing Workshop. It's an eight day long boot camp for writers and while it's going to kick my butt, I know I'll come out with some awesome writing.

I'll be heading there in about two hours and I can't wait! I'll report more when I'm there, although it may be sparse because I'll be super busy. Happy writing to all of you this week!

And how cool is the dining hall....the whole campus is very Harry Potter...very inspiring!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Want Want Want.

How awesome is this house? Kazuya Morita from Osaka, Japan wanted a house that would allow him to shelve books on every surface. Uhm....awesome!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

38 Days Until the Big Day!

Our wedding is in 38 days! 38 days, y'all! Every time I log into our Crate and Barrel registry the amount of days left stare back at me in big bold numbers. Not that I log onto my registry a lot... ;)

I'm ready...I can't wait, but I'm such a planner. I worry about getting it all done and being able to relax and enjoy everything.

These last few weeks have been busy with completing wedding details. Now that school is over, I know I'll be doing even more work.

But it's fun work.

And it hasn't been all work.

My mom and sister threw a wonderful shower for me at one of my favorite restaurant's in Cleveland's Tremont area.

Look at the amazing cupcakes my mom made (from scratch!) and the paper cake she constructed. It came a part so everyone took home a "slice" full of candy.

My cousin Shelly (the blond) made the six+ hour drive to surprise me!

And here's Jason and I with the females in his family...

And my future sister in laws!

This past weekend I celebrated with my favorite ladies at my bachelorette party. We had appetizers first complete with a rice krispie treat cake made by my sister (my all time favorite dessert!).

Posed with our studded Michael Jackson gloves (my favorite singer of all time).

We then headed to downtown Cleveland for sushi, dancing and mustaches!

I know our wedding will be here before I know it, and I can't wait!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Summer is here and I'm FINALLY back to writing!

I'm hanging at my favorite place right now....the Starbucks at Barnes and Noble. Cheers to the summer!

Where is your favorite place to write?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Writer's Block

Every writer gets writer's block at some point (or if you're like me, you get it often!).

I find that when I'm stuck I get my best ideas when I find somewhere quiet to lay down and just think about my book.

So how perfect is the writer's block mask? Put this baby on and everyone knows not to bother you!

You can get one of your own on etsy! Love, love, love!