Daily Kalmia

I'm Shady Oaks, AKA Kalmia. This is my photo a day blog for 2012.
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photos that my sister took of me in Portage Park, Illinois on October 16th 2010.

I went through my shadyoutfits tag
It’s never cold enough for this outfit out here :( 

shadyoaks:

photos that my sister took of me in Portage Park, Illinois on October 16th 2010.

I went through my shadyoutfits tag

It’s never cold enough for this outfit out here :( 

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The Potoo - Either the most unphotogenic or the most ridiculous looking bird in the world.

unphotogenic? these are my favorite pictures of any bird ever

This look like a Hayao Miyazaki creature.

OMG I’m still laughing HELP.

BARDS

I can’t handle this bird guys

you have no idea how close I got to pissing myself laughing

EDIT: THIS IS WHAT IT FUCKING SOUNDS LIKE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9nmGyrMPiY

(Source: iwasteyourprecioustime)

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To  celebrate Shady Oaks reaching 900 followers, I’m doing my first giveaway! 

It’s a small mori girl themed accessory giveaway with bonus dress! I got this dress from the wife of a friend who went to Japan on her honeymoon. It’s very cute and I can see lots of layering possibilities for it, but it’s just not quite me. 

It fits me comfortably and I measure about 34-26-37. The waist can probably go up to 32 comfortably. 

the four belts I’ve had for aaaaages but they’re all still in fantastic condition. I never wear them anymore, but they’ll be great details to sling low around your hips! Most of them jingle when you walk, it’s fun. 

The purple makeup bag does have some makeup stains in it, but it has been thoroughly cleaned. You could use it as a handbag or for your own makeup!

Also included are a bronze-colored ribbon “memory” ring and cute pencil case decorated with deer and a Korean rainbow pen! The pencil case has a few marks inside from storing pencils but no wear on the outside. The pen was never used!

HERE ARE THE RULES!

-Follow me

-Reblog this as many times as you want!

THAT’S IT!

This is my first giveaway ever so we’ll see how this goes! I’ll pick the winner using Random.org on MARCH 19TH, 2013

Good Luck! 

my giveaway will end tonight at midnight! 

Holy shit. It’s already the end of 2012. 
So, here’s some things I’ve learned this year:
*Just because someone’s your first love doesn’t mean they’ll be your last. No matter how bad you want it to be true.
*I don’t miss my Bettie bangs as much as I thought I would. I miss them a bit though.
*You really can just pack up and go! I highly recommend going for that if you’re not happy where you are, geographically and personally. I promise, you can do it. 
*The people who really love you will always have your back. Always. Even if it puts a strain on them, they will do whatever they can to help you. (Greg and Sam, you taught me this! I love you two dearly!)
*Money is important, but it’s seriously not as important as they always try to convince you it is.  Try not to stress about it too much.
and finally? I learned that I am so much more capable than I ever imagined. 
I hope your 2013 is fantastic, be safe and happy new year, everyone.
-Love,
Lauren

Holy shit. It’s already the end of 2012. 

So, here’s some things I’ve learned this year:

*Just because someone’s your first love doesn’t mean they’ll be your last. No matter how bad you want it to be true.

*I don’t miss my Bettie bangs as much as I thought I would. I miss them a bit though.

*You really can just pack up and go! I highly recommend going for that if you’re not happy where you are, geographically and personally. I promise, you can do it. 

*The people who really love you will always have your back. Always. Even if it puts a strain on them, they will do whatever they can to help you. (Greg and Sam, you taught me this! I love you two dearly!)

*Money is important, but it’s seriously not as important as they always try to convince you it is.  Try not to stress about it too much.

and finally? I learned that I am so much more capable than I ever imagined. 

I hope your 2013 is fantastic, be safe and happy new year, everyone.

-Love,

Lauren

There’s only two days left in 2012. 
It’s been an interesting year for me.

There’s only two days left in 2012. 

It’s been an interesting year for me.

Well, looks like the doctor saved us from the world ending on Christmas. Again. This picture is from my boyfriend’s ipad so that’s why it’s different from the rest… (via TumbleOn)

Well, looks like the doctor saved us from the world ending on Christmas. Again. This picture is from my boyfriend’s ipad so that’s why it’s different from the rest… (via TumbleOn)

Getting on a plane to Oregon in a few hours! ack! I hate flying but it should be alright. 
Wish I still had a klonopin…

Getting on a plane to Oregon in a few hours! ack! I hate flying but it should be alright. 

Wish I still had a klonopin…

I can’t believe the year is almost over already. 

I can’t believe the year is almost over already. 

almost ready for work, just need lipstick…
Sam’s mother took a great panoramic photo from Montrose Harbor for me and sent a nice print, so it’s on the wall behind me now. 
I miss Chicago today.

almost ready for work, just need lipstick…

Sam’s mother took a great panoramic photo from Montrose Harbor for me and sent a nice print, so it’s on the wall behind me now. 

I miss Chicago today.