xpixiesticksx:

My three dream houses.
Charmed - Halliwell Manor
Witches of East End - Beauchamp House
Practical Magic House
All are beautiful Victorian houses with claw foot baths that I love.

amazingmagicalspells:

I Just Love it 😂😂😂😂 …
Hilarious 👏👏👏👏👏

fyeahbeauchampfamily:

Witches of East End + tumblr text posts: part 2 (part 1)

hepburndeneuvekelly:

Audrey Hepburn in 1957.

"

I’m sorry that sugarcoating was never really my thing,
I can only paint pretty pictures of
how when driving in my parents’ cars,
I always hoped something would slam into us
and kill me alone;
or I could wipe the makeup off from under my eyes
and show you
where all those sleepless nights are going

But I don’t think you want me to scream at you
how heartbreaking it is
to hear your mother tell you that
she doesn’t think you’re trying to get better at all,
to see in her eyes that she doesn’t believe you
when you try to convince her how impossible it is
to do some things,
like sleep with light around you,
or stay in the same room when someone’s chewing
too loudly,
when she says that you’re not making an active effort
to get out of the house,
but won’t notice
the active effort that is
the extra hours you spend working out,
the guilt over everything, the anxiety, and
the pain.
I don’t think you want me to wail
how frustrating it is
to try and try and try and keep trying
and consistently fail
at fixing the broken parts of yourself
that you didn’t break

And when the going gets rough,
and my limbs are dangling from my body,
I will still offer my good hand,
check on your happiness, and offer whatever
goddamn solace I can

Then on some of those same nights,
I will smash myself apart,
crack open a few mirrors and jump into the glass shards,
immerse myself in the misery that threatens to
destroy everything with meaning I have ever grown to love.
The lights will flicker and I will
howl to heaven to please just shut it off.
I will carve my consciousness into the
wall and make my bedroom look like a ward for
the sick,
and in that consciousness will probably be things like
jumping off of a bridge or
the quadratic formula, x equals this,
because killing myself seems nice,
but I have to finish my math homework first

Those same nights,
I will dream about all the people I wish I could love,
the people I wish understood me enough to let me love them
I will forget those dreams as a peace offering from my
conscience
It will get even with me though,
because it’ll take two hours to fall asleep,
and my brain will keep on cranking and racing in my dreams;
however, I will still wake up at five o’clock to look nice
for school and make sure I eat breakfast,
so that my metabolism is running and I can
check off physical health
on my list,
even though I will probably feel guilty for
downing too much food, more than I deserve

So please don’t ever tell me
that I am not trying my hardest,
that I am not shaking a clenched fist at
the monster inside of me,
because I am pounding it with rage,
and all you see is
my own fist in my ribcage
and think that that’s
a cry for attention.
Don’t think I want attention,
I don’t want your attention,
and I don’t think I need your intervention,
I keep my mouth shut unless I’m
asking how you are.
And when you ask me back,
I am going to lie to preserve your peace of mind,
because I know every time you won’t
realize that “I’m fine” really means “I’m losing my mind,”
So I shut off that hope,
but I hope that you know
that amid the breakdowns and suicide notes,
I stayed here so I could make sure that no one I care for
would ever be alone.

"

"Never, never tell them. Try and remember that. Never tell anyone anything ever. Never tell anyone anything again."

Ernest Hemingway, The Garden Of Eden

(Source: violentwavesofemotion, via vi0lettae)

fightingforanimals:

Veronika Scott was a fashion student at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit when her teacher, Stephen Schock, challenged her class to create a product that filled a need, rather than satisfying or creating a fad. Veronika’s design was a coat for homeless people that could transform into a sleeping bag, since in her city, she says, “you are constantly faced with the homeless epidemic.” 

Not only did her design win a International Design Excellence Award from the Industrial Designers Society of America, it’s become the core of Veronika’s nonprofit organization, The Empowerment Plan, which hires people from homeless shelters and transition homes to help her make the coats. Now, three years later, the 24-year-old social entrepreneur expects that her team of 15 seamstresses will produce over 6,000 coats in 2014 — all of which will be distributed free of charge to people living on the streets. 

Veronika originally designed the coats seeking input from people at a homeless shelter. After receiving feedback from people who used the prototype over a Detroit winter, she refined the design to create her final version which, in addition to being a waterproof and windproof coat and sleeping bag, also transforms into an over-the-shoulder bag with storage in the arm sockets. 

When she started out, Veronika states,

“Everybody told me that my business was going to fail — not because of who I was giving my product to but because of who I was hiring. They said that these homeless women will never make more than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich — you cannot rely on them for anything. And I know my ladies enjoy proving everybody wrong.” 

And, their impact is growing — according to CNN, which recently honored Veronika as one of their 10 Visionary Women of 2014, “The Empowerment Plan expects to launch a ‘buy one, give one’ program that will make it sustainable beyond the donations and sponsorships that keep it running now. Hunters and backpackers who’ve asked to buy the coat will be able to do so, and the Empowerment Plan will still create coats for homeless people who need them.”

Veronika is also excited to show other clothing producers that local manufacturing is possible: “I think we’re going to show a lot of people: you think it’s outdated to do manufacturing in your neighborhood, but I think it’s something that we have to do in the future, where it’s sustainable, where you invest in people, where they’re not interchangeable parts.”

You can read more about Veronika’s organization on CNN, or watch a short video about her work here.

To learn more about The Empowerment Plan or how you can support their work, visit http://www.empowermentplan.org/

For a wonderful book about women’s great inventions throughout history, check out “Girls Think of Everything” for readers 8 to 13.

For those in the US who would like to support efforts to end homelessness and help the over 600,000 people who experience homelessness on any given night, visit the National Alliance to End Homelessness athttp://www.naeh.org/ or to find a local homeless shelter to support in your area, visit http://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/

(Source: fightingforanimals, via scottishdreamergirl)

infinitetext:

Albert Maysles and David Maysles, Grey Gardens, 1975.

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130186:

Stéphane Rolland S/S 2010

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