About Hummusbird

If I could describe myself in eight words, hummus would be one of them.

it’s moving day!

Well, I’M not the one who’s moved; Hummusbird is. Hummusbird.com is now Hummusbird.blogspot.com. I’m working on switching the domain over, but please bear with me for now! I’ve also decided to lose all my old posts. I wanted to start fresh. I hope this doesn’t upset any of you (I doubt it will). If you ever want to read any of my old stuff, you can always come back here! Even once the domain switches, everything should still live on Hummusbird.wordpress.com.

Peace out for now, WordPress. You’ve been very good to me, but it’s time I get moving on. I hope I see all of you over on Blogger! 🙂


vintage finds: tiny love

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I have always been a sucker for anything itty bitty. Today I went to a giant flea market in the ‘burbs with my friends and made out with (among others) the tiny little gems above. Five extra small antique butter dishes and one baby perfume glass bottle (which I’m using as a vase). I have no idea what I’m going to use the butter dishes for, but I’m pretty stoked about them!


I spent last weekend back home in New York for the first time in a month. Although it was a pretty short trip, I got to see multiple groups of people I love in multiple different places, so it feels like it was quite a full weekend. Now that I’m thinking about it, I actually got to spend a lot of time outside, too, which is awesome because lately I’ve been wondering where the summer’s going…

I even got to swim in a pool. UNDERWATER. I even did a couple DIVES. T’was a pretty good weekend, indeed.

sunday morning

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Is there anything better than waking up on a Sunday morning and having nothing better to do than to hang out in your bed listening to music, admiring how pretty everything around you looks in the natural light? This describes the past two mornings for me, and it’s been the first time I’ve had this since moving here. Something about being in my apartment in the daytime with nothing to do really makes me feel happy and comfortable. I think this is exactly what I needed for me to get the feeling of “home” here — something I’m still working on. It’ll take time, but I think I’m getting there. Happy Sunday, everyone. I hope you have as little to do this morning as I do.

firefly festival: the atmosphere

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Firefly Festival was a lot to handle. I mean, it was my first festival, so of course it was going to be a lot for me. But it was so awesome. So many good things happened. So many funny things happened. So many things went wrong, but so many things went so much more right than I could have ever imagined.

It was Firefly’s first year in existence, and it was quite clear that the event had a lot of “figuring out” to do, but I am in no way complaining. The slight disorganization of it all made the weekend so unexpected — in the best ways possible. Everyone’s phones were dead. There was borderline zero cell phone service. Meeting up with people was utterly impossible. The volunteers had no idea what was going on. The workers hadn’t the slightest hint of a clue to an answer to any question. But that’s what made it all so great. For the first two days, no one knew the difference between a media pass and a VIP pass, so our passes which were meant solely to allow us to bring a DSLR into the festival now allowed us to eat free food, get free water bottles, watch the shows from better spots, and — the best part — use bathrooms that were one step up from porta potties. It was a crazy mess of a weekend and I wouldn’t have had it any other way.

And, oh yeah, we slept in a car both nights. It’s not that we didn’t have a tent, it’s just that we preferred not to use it. Ha!

I can’t say that I see another festival in my future, but then again, I can’t say that I don’t. 🙂

festival hair

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Next weekend I’m going to Firefly Festival with my friend Cheryl.. I’ll also be meeting up with mah sista and an entire group of awesome people, as well as whoever else ends up going! I’m SO incredibly excited. I’ll be helping Cheryl out for her music blog mylifeinsound, interviewing some bands and makin’ some videos. I’m also going to make a video for Free People and try to document some festival fashion and cool tent setups! I’m anticipating a crazy 3 days, but I could not be more excited.

Last night I wore my hair with the braid you see above and I’m kind of digging it as an idea for the festival. To be honest I woke up this morning with my hair looking like this and just added in a little flower before I took the photos.. so when I do it f’real, it’ll hopefully look a little more put together. I’ll probably experiment with adding in some more braids in different sizes and styles. I’m also starting to put together some outfits. I’d like to have three solid looks planned out (which I never do) so that I don’t have to worry about putting outfits together while I’m there. I’m going to borrow some pieces from work ’cause you know I gotta represent Free Peepz! I’ll be doing a post on BLDG 25 this week about “what to wear”, so ya’ll can look out for that if you wish 🙂