Monday, July 23, 2012

fine by me

I have nothing to say except that I've spent the day dancing around my house & getting things done. I feel like I might be a superhero right now. A footloose & fancy-free superhero with an ipod & headphones in lieu of a cape. What's on your playlists right now? I discovered this song the other day & I've been listening to it ever since. The video is okay, too I suppose.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

things that are loved

I am in an inspired mood these days. I've been trying my hand at art, jewelry-making, baking {of course} and even home repair. Nothing has been quite so annoying as my attempt at photoshop & I've decided to put that on the back burner until I begin to enjoy struggling to create my vision. I'm the type of person who wants instant gratification.

In the meantime, I've been using Kate Spade's gorgeous & feminine beauties to feed my creative needs.  I'm going to create my own book of things I love. It's like my inspiration books, but the 2.0 version. Back in September 2011, Things We Love was posted on the Kate Spade Blog and it's just an aesthetically pleasing & fun book. The hard copy is set to be released in January & you can pre-order it on amazon. I'll probably get my copy. In the meantime, you could stroll on over to the blog & give it a virtual viewing. Here are some of the things that the lovely people at Kate Spade love that I also love:

love the gold font

a touch of shimmer

But most of all:

{all images via Kate Spade}
In other news, do they make fat {a.k.a. Chisel Tip} sharpies in pink or any poster marker comparable to Sharpie? Help a girl out.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

still growing up

Tell me I'm not the only grown woman one with a super girl crush on Taylor Swift. She's so stinking cute & I'm pretty addicted to everything on Speak Now. I'll probably lift my rule on not seeing big venue shows when she tours again. I'll be the one wearing a romper & bobby socks. Okay, maybe not THAT extreme, but I will be the one excitedly jumping around next to my third grade niece who will be mortified with my singing. At least she was when we netflixed {it's a verb} her concert...

Monday, July 9, 2012

week in review

Mondays are always crazy, aren't they? Enjoy a week in photos:

P.S. Eventually I will learn how to do rounded edges & cute collages a la picnick in photoshop. Tonight's endeavor just left me in a bad mood, so for now you get this mishmash. Does anyone have any good tutorials? Pleaseandthankyou.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

love notes

It's been a little while since I posted my last set of love notes. Do you remember when I posted them here? Well, they're back.

Dear Frank Sinatra,
     I heart your music. I heart it a lot. Even though I've heard that you were quite a butthead in your day, I'm going to pretend that you were just a sweet crooner.
                                                                     I Think I've Flown Before

Dear Pedicures,
     I think you're pretty swell. I like a good calf massage & a pop of color on my tootsies as much as the next girl. Sometimes your water is a little too hot for me, but I suck it up in the name of beauty. Thanks for always making my toes smile.
                                                                       One Happy Camper

Dear Vogue,
     We've been spending time together now for quite a number of years. I like to think of us as good friends. I love what you offer me & I always treat you with the utmost care. That said, if I ever open to a full page ad with Cameron Diaz again we will have words.
                                                            You Know What You Did

Dear Waitresses,
     I'm not going to mince words on this one. I've had my fair share of horrendous service. Some of you are tremendous & delightful. Yesterday I was sent one of you who hooked me up with a kid's meal served in a cardboard boat. This was Uh-Mazin' in itself. When I asked for a fresh boat untainted by food, she did not dismiss my wishes. I find that to be swell.
                                                              Forever a Kid at Heart

Dear Bath and Body Works,
     It's been a long time since we saw one another. You looked well. I think we shared a moment when the kid behind the counter hunted down a specific scent for me and I bought the world's greatest air freshener. As always, you don't disappoint. {Unlike your sister Victoria's Secret with a serious lack of maxi skirts & an overabundance of sweatpants}.

Dear Jamiah on Fire and the Red Machine,
      I was fortunate enough to hear your Blues act recently & I must say I was impressed. At 11, 13, & 17 you made me wonder, "Is it too late to take up the recorder and become part of their act?" But in all seriousness, holy wow!
                                                           Consider This Girl a New Fan

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

spaces & places

bright & airy. look at that island! love.

I wonder if I can DIY these shelves...


what a sweet way to inspire young readers
yes, please.

tiny bedroom office

i will have a breakfast nook one day

In case there was any question, you can find all of these images via pinterest with their sources. Have I posted any of these before? I know that it's entirely possible, but I still just really love them. 

Sunday, July 1, 2012


I wanted to post to say happy birthday to my little sister, Terri.

You are a good mom, a tremendous friend, a talented artist, and a strong person. I hope this is a great year for you!


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