Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve

My Favorite Part about Christmas
other than my wonderful family and friends...and kitty
is the tree.
Every year we get a fresh cut tree from Highlands, NC
and decorate with ornaments from our childhood.

This year mom put over 1600 lights
on the tree
...never enough.

I also have my own
ballerina tree

which I may leave up year round...

Merry Christmas Everyone!
love tara

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Four more days till Florida. I can't wait to see some sunshine and coastline.
I can't wait to see my grandparents, and spend quality time
with the family.
I haven' t been to the beach since last winter break, so I will definitely be applying
of sunscreen.

Just started this wonderful novel.
I need to find a beach read now.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Black Swan

Black Swan is by far the best film of the year,
and my new favorite movie.
I can't wait to see all the awards it WILL receive
at the Academy awards.

Darren Aronofsky is an amazing director,
and my artist crush.
Vincent Cassel, whom played Thomas, the artistic director
embodied the role.

Natalie Portman did an amazing job, and was as
graceful and strong
as a true dancer.

Benjamin Millepied, the leading male dancer in the film
is NataliePortman's leading man
on and off screen.
What a wonderful dancer and choreographer he is.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Nice List

I've had my eyes on these high-waisted skinnies. They are perfect dressed up or down. Every college girls dream. So adorable for class when paired with a flannel.

I love these feminine teal heels from Anthropologie. I love the gold, ruffle detail.

I love this polka-dotted rabbit book end. Who doesn't want a forest creature to nuzzle their favorite reads. I also love these vintage-esque remake of classic novels like Sense and Sensibility. Who says you can't judge a book by it's cover?

I hope I've been good this year!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Finals are here...

Finals are here...and just as quickly they are over. After endless weeks of paper writing, rehearsals, juries, studying, tests, coffee, and late nights...Christmas break is finally upon us! After my last final (which is from 7 to 10 tonight!) my good friend, Kaycee Land, and I will be celebrating by drinking wine and watching the ever classic DUMB AND DUMBER. What a way to blow off some mental steam and a reminder that yes...we do have brains...
most of the time. Have a lovely Friday!

Monday, May 31, 2010

All grown up...

So this weekend my little brothers graduated from high school. Nolan and Sawyer are the youngest out of all of us. Everyone came into town, Grandpa and Grandpa Hemmer, Grandma Orr, Uncle Kenny, and even my cousin Calli whom I haven't seen in many years. The ceremony was Friday night, and before the valedictorian could even make his speech, it started to pour down rain. Luckily my Dad brought an umbrella and it made for a lovely memory.

After the rain passed, graduation continued and finally Nolan and Sawyer received their diplomas as honor graduates, and have now ended the Hemmer Kids highschool journey...the last ones to graduate. Now, we are on to the college graduates. Hopefully, myself and my oldest brother Jason will be graduating soon.

Nolan and Sawyer's graduation was really emotional for me, because they are my little brothers, they aren't supposed to grow up. They are going to Temple next year, which is in Philly, and I won't be able to see them as much. I am so proud of them.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

What is "pretty" anyways....

For my english class we read
Toni Morrisons
The Bluest Eye
It is amazing, everyone should read it

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

just words

"...the only people for me are the mad ones,
the ones who are made to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything
at the same time,
the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing,
but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles
exploding like spiders across the stars
and in the middle you see the blue center light pop
and everybody goes 'Aww!' ..."

On the Road

Jack Kerouack

everyone should read this book...

Saturday, May 15, 2010

What's next...

During the month of June and July
I will be attending the
American Dance Festival.

I will be living in Durham.
Hopefully, I will have lot's to tell people
(amelia and fellow bloggers)
about all the experiences
I have.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Oh Sweet Summer...

Seeing as how I haven't updated my blog in over 5 that winter is gone, finals are over, and the sun has been shining for the past 2 weeks, it's time to write about fun stuff.

My favorite photography to inspire summer time happiness!
Photographer: Dennis Stock

Maymester begins on Tuesday, but I finally get to take an english class
without having to worry about all my other classes...
and the dance dept won't be
on my back.
LIFE is good.
Here's My "Finally Read for Fun" List

1. Love in the Time of Cholera
2. My Antonia
3. Deadeye Dick
4.Three Cups of Tea
5. On the Road
6. A Farewell To Arms
7. The Beautiful and the Damned.