Monday, July 30, 2012

atlanta...the girl, not the city.

while in tennessee i got see my dear friend atlanta (who was staying at her fiance's family's house for a few weeks) and i finally got to meet her fellow!
i can't tell you how strange it is to see my bestie ENGAGED
well...we got to see where she's going to be living starting next year (all the way in tennessee!) and the land where her new house is being built.
it is so very beautiful.
i'm so excited for her.

meanwhile, i'm savoring this precious time i have left with her.
she and i have had so many adventures together in the five years i've known her.
she's meant so much to me...and i'm thrilled to be her bridesmaid at their wedding next spring.
how is that even possible?
growing up is weird.

rebecca jane

Sunday, July 29, 2012

a bit of earth.

care to hear about this super cool idea i have?
well...i'm planning on setting up a small set of shelves on my wall.
what for?
glass jars.
but not just empty glass jars...jars filled with dirt from every country/state i travel to!
on our roadtrip i went a little crazy buying small, glass bottles at different antique stores.
and when i say "a little crazy"...well...i got about 20.
but they're so cool!
all different shapes and sizes.

unfortunately...i got so carried away with buying the jars, i didn't even remember to fill them up with dirt from the states we went through on vacation.
i know. i know.
i guess that just means i'll have to visit the states again.
(fine by me!)
but coolest idea EVER, right?!
(thanks maddy for the inspiration!)
also...a sign that says "a bit of earth" that hangs over the shelves is a must.

rebecca jane

p.s. have you ever heard the song "a bit of earth" from secret garden: the musical...? not only is it one of my favorite musicals, but a really beautiful song. listen to the broadway recording HERE or a clip from when they performed secret garden at casa manana last summer while i was an intern (which i think is 10 times better than the broadway recording) HERE.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

that place that didn't exist.

towards the end of the roadtrip i think we were all getting a bit tired of being in the car.
just a bit.
okay...QUITE a bit.
but there was plenty to do in the car!
my number one favorite activity?
travel journaling:

i filled out my travel journal very nicely.
each page includes little details and pictures from each day's adventures.
this roadtrip was my first attempt at travel journaling...and i'm SO glad i did it.
i always save little momentos from travels, but never know what to do with them.
ticket stubs.
hotel card keys.
and they all fit very nicely in my travel journal.

one day, we had a very interesting time trying to find a hotel.
and by interesting...i mean freaky.
according to our gps, we were searching for a hotel that didn't exist, in a town that...didn't exist.
we spent about an hour winding through neighborhoods and the countryside searching.
it was a bit creepy.
and definitely had the feeling of a doctor who episode.
i was on the lookout for aliens and a police box the whole evening.
but the most exciting thing that happened, after finding the hotel, was a trip to a chinese restaurant...and chinese food in oklahoma is always VERY interesting.

we spent the last few days (on our way home) at antique stores.
and, let me tell you, i found some TREASURES!
and...a yellow teapot.

rebecca jane

Thursday, July 26, 2012

museum of the confederacy.

next on the roadtrip...the coolest opportunity in virginia.
my friend, atlanta, was asked to create a dress to be displayed in the "museum of the confederacy" in appomattox, va...AND i got to go see it!
so impressive.
you guys...i've got a majorly talented friend.
also...the museum is super cool.

rebecca jane

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

colonial williamsburg.

our ultimate roadtrip destination was "colonial williamsburg."
a place i've heard of all my life.
and i actually got to go.

someday...i'm going to work at this place.
giving tours. working in a shop giving demonstrations. performing.
it is my dream.

i cool is it to be able to "live" in the 1700's all day?!
to dress up and teach the public about a totally awesome and fun way!
to work in a location that actually *was* around in the 1700's.
where history is so totally alive.
so. cool.

basically. colonial williamsburg is like mixing my two favorite things:
history & performing.
you guys...someday i will work at this place.
in the should all make a point to visit colonial williamsburg, meet patrick henry, tour famous buildings, go on ghost tours, see ladies making wigs, and get a glimpse of what the 1700's might have been like.

rebecca jane

Monday, July 16, 2012

fort sumter.

next up in the "roadtrip" series: fort sumter.
the place where the civil war began.
we rode a ferry (in some very windy weather) to the fort.
so. cool.

we toured fort sumter and got a very in depth history lesson.
like i've mentioned before...i've got mad love for charleston (and the surrounding areas).
historic cities are my absolute favorite kind of city.
is it possible to have a crush on a city?
because i think i do.

rebecca jane

Saturday, July 14, 2012


here is part 3 of the summer road-trip series.
charleston, south carolina.
oh my goodness.
charleston was probably my very favorite part of the trip...and we hardly even did anything there.
driving through the neighborhoods and seeing the historic houses literally had me ogling.
i secretly want to live in charleston now.

at one point we were driving right by the ocean, and there was a lovely park between the coast and some really old houses.
and everything was absolutely perfect.
there was a wedding going on in a gazebo.
a girl laying out and reading under a tree.
a couple riding their vintage looking bicycles together.
it felt SO like a movie.

we also got a chance to eat at a seafood restaurant RIGHT by the ocean.
hello fresh seafood!
you don't get much of that in texas.

all in AMAZING and LOVELY stop in charleston.
i foresee a longer visit there very soon.

rebecca jane