Friday, August 20

driving on an open highway

Guess what time I woke up this morning? Guess, guess?? And more importantly, guess why I woke up at a time that should be outlawed for any human being to be awake? When I set my alarm last night at 12:03am, my phone so politely informed me that it would be going off four hours and forty two minutes later. The answer: 5:45AM!!!!!!!! And...the why part? All for the sake of getting pictures during the best part of the day: sunrise. The things we do for blogging....
I guess the entire purpose wasn't purely for the sake of pictures as Niklaas' parents are leaving for an epic journey to Korea and breakfast was at hand, but still. I felt a little strange waking up so early and taking pictures, even if it was the second time doing so. Maybe that makes us even more insane.
Anyways! Guess what else?? My vlog is underway! I'm so excited! Haha. We have been taking tons of video all day long and will tomorrow as well. Some adventuring. Some photoshoot behind the scenes action. Some of this. Some of that. It's going to be fun! Remember! Email me at soccermagg(at)gmail(dot)com for any questions I can answer!! I've gotten a few so far but I'm looking for more :) You can comment them too!
Today, whilst adventuring, we were in Hastings and found a copy of Chealsea Chelsea Bang Bang on the shelf. Naturally, I had to read a few pages of it because of all the hype and hooha, so together, Niklaas and I sat in one chair at Hastings and laughed for a good twenty minutes while reading about Chelsea "discovering herself". It was insanely funny and graphic. We also got some funny looks from people who could hear us from shelves away. Ooops. Chelsea, you are one classy lady.
OH! My outfit. Okay. If you dig into your little minds, you might remember my post about graduation a while ago. WELL! I wore this dress to my party and I'm finally debuting it! It fits so differently now. At least, it might be partially because I went commando  on the bra (true Idaho style HA!), but also probably because of the whole wisdom teeth ordeal. In fact, in the past three days, even as I've been actually eating, I haven't gone up or down. So, cool?
I love these cowgirl boots to death and it only felt natural that I had to do a photoshoot in them one of these days. Lace is my current passion, and this dress fits it perfectly. I love the texture and swishy-ness of the skirt! Niklaas at first told me I looked like a doofus with my headband like this, but I'm so sick of wearing it normally that I had to change it up. So I did. Ha!!
I leave for college next Friday!! I'm so nervous! I mean, I'm getting more and more excited to move out, but I'm so nervous about making friends and doing well in school. The school part intimidates me like none other. I've been this way since elementry school. In going to Junior High, I was convinced I would suddenly fail all my classes and all my smarts in elementry school were a falsehood when joined with all the other seventh graders from the five elementry schools in town. And in High School, I was convinced that Junior High had ill prepared me for High School because it was so much easier than I had expected and I would again, fail. But, alas, this didn't happen, obviously. I'm sure I'll do fine and I'm just being a baby. Ha!
Have you ever had a dream about someone you've a) never talked to b) seen only once or twice c) haven't thought about in years or d) have never shown an interest to even becoming an acquaintence with? I had a dream last night about a kid I hadn't talked to since we were five, a stranger I can vividly recall passing in the San Diego Zoo because he freaking got in the way of my picture with the gorilla, and a guy three years younger than me I went to school with and had never actually talked to...ever. I think it's just so strange when this happens because your subconscious is remembering things you aren't. Weird.
Okay. Enough of my ramble shamble. Guess what! I know my blog is in ruins, and I apologize, but the amazing Ebony from Ebony and Ivory is going to help me revamp this entire blog!! I'm so excited! She is the sweetest blogger around (you all make my heart skip a beat, though) and I'm so happy to have becoming blogging buddies in this adventure. Bah! Just wait till her hands get on it, this blog will be snazzy and she will deserve all the credit!
Niklaas is napping (vlog? you bet! I'm capturing everythinggg!). I'm writing on the floor. I can't write when he (or anyone) is watching me. It's just weird.
Okay! I'll see you all in two days! :)
Thank you always for your comment. The quality has always blown me away and left me completely floored, but the quantity is really freaking me out right now. Like, really? Really?? You guys are AWESOME. I'm so happy to have you all as a part of my life adventure and figuring it out. You make me smile!
Love,
Maggie
P.S. I picked a blog winner:) I'm waiting for them to email me back so I can announce it!

46 comments:

Becca said...

5:45 is amazing! You have some serious blogger motivation, Mags :)

And PS I like the boots. Did you skip over the boots? They are too, too cute!

Melissa said...

Wow, you woke up at sunrise for your blog? That's amazing!

~Abby~ said...

I love your WHOLE OUTFIT!
Headband, dress, boots -all so cute!
I know this is random but my fave pics are the 10th, 11th and 15th ones. :)
Ha but you're a cute doofus! JK it looks great on you!
You will not fail! That means not trying...and you do try!
Yeah that dream thing is weird...
Ha love the pic of you with the straw.!
Can't wait to see what your blog looks like!
Don't worry I can't write/type when anyone is watching me either! I hate it!

Have a great weekend!
xx,
~Abby~

simplyhope said...

Seriously my heart skipped a beat! Ahhh this is Beautiful:) Perfect outfit! Can't wait to see your video blog:)(I just did one, you should check it out!)

Jennifer Dawn said...

I love this outfit! It's really perfect.

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Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes said...

Oh my gosh, I saw a dress like that in the shops the other day and resisted the urge to buy it but now I'm temted to go back and get it.

amanda lynn? said...

these photos are so beauitful! waking up that early was worth it because the pictures turned out great! the lighting is wonderful!

elanor, missing-lovebirds said...

MAGGIE you are SO DARLING! these photos are amazing and you look so beautiful. i would love to steal that dress from you. can i pleeeasseee? :)

also, in response to your comment - i actually live in northern california! about 45 minutes north of the golden gate bridge. we did a huge roadtrip thing up to washington to go to rainier! (are we still close bloggers??! i hope! hehe...)

i'm sure you're going to do fabulously in college!

xxoo elanor :)

Kristen said...

I'm so jealous of these pictures! They are beautiful- and fun!

Meg! said...

Man, your photos are always so gorgeous!

layia said...

i am impressed you two are so dedicated, i mean waking up so early! totally reminded me of this girl who woke up at five to take pictures outside while most of the world is still asleep. anyways, the photos came out nicely. love the lighting. maybe you can try sunset time as well? it's what flickr-ers call 'golden hour.' saves you from waking up too early especially on colder days!

korea is awesome. it's very clean.

enjoy the rest of summer before school starts again!

libys11 said...

gorgeous dress!!! i think these photos really turned out great!! the sun is just glorious!!! love your hair with the headband!! really chic!! :D

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vintagewithatwist said...

you look radiant! these photos are gorgeous. getting up at 5:45 paid off ;)

Audrey J. said...

waking up early too see or do something with the sunrise is beautiful! I love sunrises, but idk if it's my favorite or the sunset, can't decide! The first pic in blackandwhite is gorgeous!

Courtney said...

I wish I was as committed as you to wake up that early to take photos! I just take mine whenever I decide to roll out of bed, lol. I think it was worth it, the shots are pretty!
I love your dress and your boots! And I also love Chelsea Handler. Lol. She's hilarious.
Good luck with school! Don't worry, you'll be fine, I'm sure! You won't fail! =)

To reply to your question on one of my posts, I live about 45 minutes to an hour north of Seattle :)

Rio said...

Dang girl, that's some dedication! It was worth it, though, because the photos are lovely! I need to read Chelsea's books; I love her! Don't be nervous about college; it's better than high school haha! :)
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Heather said...

These pictures are absolutely gorgeous. I applaud your dedication by waking up so early (it was clearly way worth it)!

This dress is gorgeous. I have one very similar with a lace bow in front that I'm trying to figure out what to do with.

Beautiful outfit and pictures! :)

Shauna said...

what a gorgeous photo shoot! that house is gorgeous! perfect!

where are you going to school and what are you taking?

love the dress!!

Shauna
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SMASH said...

Those sunrise shots are studding, totally worth it to get up that early!!

xx
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Bea said...

The 11th shot is the most stunning of the bunch. You look great! If I woke up that early I would be very grumpy and have major eyebags :P

That location always gets me. It is too amazing for words. Niklaas is so sweet to get up early to take your photos!

Bea from A plus B

Kate Maggie said...

Oh my gosh! These photos are all so perfect and pretty. They have inspired me to wear my lace dress and go have a pretty photoshoot..you seriously look amazing in every single one. hope you're having a great weekend so far. x

Tayler said...

these pics are GORGEOUS! wow, my fam goes on little road or camping trips sometimes and i always see little places like this alongside the road and i ALWAYS want to just stop and take pics for a half an hour. but never get to. so i am very jealous too. this is like the perfect outfit!!!


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Kelly said...

Your silly boyfriend... your headband certainly does NOT make you look like a doofus.
I am suffering from lace lust too. I think it's contagious.
Plus, that b&w closeup of your little half smile is GORGEOUS!
I wish you were coming to my school. You could be my favorite freshman.

genevieve, sandbox romance said...

Golly, I'm impressed you got up that early. Great shots! Love the dress and headband!

Leah said...

you seriously have the most beautiful backgrounds for your photos, i'm so jealous! the effect that the (crops? grass?) create when they're moving in the wind, or in soft focus is just so gorgeous! and what a sweet dress.
you'll love going away to school, a whole new chapter in your life is about to begin!

Panda said...

Amazing photos! Your photographer is a genius! Oh, and below, I CANT BELIVE YOU WERE HOLDING A BABY DEER! I AM SO JEALOUS! :D + Thanks for the comment, and I just did a new post if you wanted to check it out. panda xxx

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

Wow, these photo are so beautiful! INcredibly gorgeous. THe location is spectacular. I wish that I could take pictures here.

Jo said...

that dress is so pretty, you look so damn cute girl :)

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Kaya said...

This is soo beautiful, absolutely loving it! Your dress is very pretty and i love your Alice band (-why is it called "Alice band" in English?)

Have a nice day!

devilishlypleasurable said...

beautiful sunrise shots. . amazing series, as always. and love how you styled the flower headband with the beautiful dress

Regan said...

Sooo perfect. The lighting is gorgeous and thats such a great location!

Anna said...

What a committed blogger you are--taking beautiful beautiful pictures at sunrise and thinking of different ways to wear your headband hahaha. I'm always interested in your writing, and I love LACE too!!!

& you flatter me too much :)

Breee said...

cute as ever! I'm loving the dress. Lace is so feminine and sexy at the same time.

I wear my headband like that too sometimes lol

good luck with college! ur gonna do fine!

awww I guess I didn't win the giveaway lol it's chill :)


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Nicole said...

Oh my goodness, this outfit is wonderful! You look so beautiful, and the outfit goes so well with the setting! The photos at sunrise came out so well, so I guess getting up so early paid off! :)
I'm sure you'll be fine at school! I started college last year, and while it was a little hard for me at first, everything worked out :) Good luck!

Catherine said...

Ah, I wish I had the motivation to get up early for some sunrise photography... maybe once school starts I can wake up a titch earlier? Haha, but where I live is no where near that scenic... you look great!

Kimberellie said...

You are so lovely. Adore this dress on you! And the boots are FANTASTIC.

Kimberellie said...

You are so lovely. Adore this dress on you! And the boots are FANTASTIC.

Jessica said...

Lovely dress! Pretty pictures too!
good luck in college. You will have so much fun!

Bambi said...

Waking up so early to catch the sunrise light was totally worth it! The photos are BEAUTIFUL, and the outfit is too. I liked how you wore the headband, it looks very pretty like that :)

Teresa said...

Love your outfit and gorgeous background! That house looks straight out of a movie!

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lovedfromthestart said...

You are amazing. I think around that time I would just roll over in bed and forget about everything. That dress is really really pretty! And I'm very sure that you will be fine in college; no, more than fine. You will be amazing. Good luck!

Ebony said...

COMMITMENT! I would look terrible at that time in the morning after so little sleep - you look like a bloody princess! I love it! Gorgeous shots - Nik always does a super job :) Guess what? I BOUGHT MY CAMERA yesterday!!! Online so I have to wait for delivery but I am so so excited for when I get to do shoots like this. You've inspired me greatly, and I can't wait to get to work on your bloggy. Will do some little ideas today and email them through beautiful xoxo

Gracie said...

Ah my gosh! These photos are GREAT!!!! they're so good, you look darling, the lighting is excellent and I love that old house!
Love this post!

hiven said...

stunninngg
xx

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

Yikes that's early! And you look way too good for 5:45 am. And I lovvvve that dress on you!

Annika said...

Wow, those pictures are maybe the best fashion pictures I have seen on a blog so far! That old house, the early morning light, the golden wheat fields and that white dress, amazing! It could be in Vogue!Impressed I am!