Saturday, September 29, 2012

pop art.

a dabbled in a lil' pop art tonight.

industrial warhol? 

fall favorites.

fall faves.

one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine

fall is my favorite time of year. crisp apples, autumn colors, pumpkin flavoring, layers upon layers... it's just heavenly. although it's still in the 70's in my neck of the woods, my trip to michigan got me in the cold weather mindset. this season i am loving deep colors [oxblood and hunter green], long sweaters and patterned tights. also on my fall wishlist? emily's new book cupcakes and cashmere that's based on her lovely blog.

what are some of your fall favorites?

Friday, September 28, 2012

recap friday.

happy friday, friends!

the past seven days have been wonderful - work, friends, family, travelling back to michigan... but it all went by too quickly.

i know it's crazy, but i am already missing grand rapids.

1. i got bangs!

2. i found some super cute/super inexpensive moccasins at target.

3. obligatory plane ride photo.

4. monsterous t-rex at artprize.

5. some amazing tapas at san chez bistro.

6. mama and me time.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

house tour - office edition.

i know that posting a tour of the office right after the kitchen is a bit unconventional, but our living area is still under 'construction'. we're looking into getting a new couch next month, so i'm waiting until then to take photos.

anyway, here is our office area. enjoy :)




Friday, September 21, 2012

a lil' break.

hello, friends!

i am coming to you from the lovely state of michigan - where i will be staying for the next few days. my time will be chalk-full of mama time, pedicures, yummy food, brisk weather, art festivals & lots of sleep. i will also be photographing a wedding tomorrow, which i am super excited about. therefore, i just wanted to let you know that it will be a bit quiet on the blog - but i'll be back soon!

have a great weekend <3 

Monday, September 17, 2012

music monday.

it's a rainy monday here... 

perfect for snuggling up on the couch with a good book & some soft background music. my book of choice? the magician's nephew by c.s. lewis. my album of choice? old world romance by sea wolf.

this is the first song off of it. enjoy <3 

sea wolf ~ old friend

Sunday, September 16, 2012

ampersand love.

yesterday was the perfect day for an art project. 

i sat in the sunshine & decided to make a lil' something for our bedroom.

i have always loved ampersands - not only for their look, but also for their meaning. the symbol elegantly joins two different things together.

just like love does.

Saturday, September 15, 2012


guess what?

i am having a little giveaway/sale thing on my facebook page this week! 

all you have to do is follow me and share my post [or a picture of mine] to your wall. it's that easy! 

after you do that, i will message you an etsy coupon code, so that you can get any 5x7 music lyric print for $5!

ready, set, go! :)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

current obsession.

one / two / three 

red. red. red. red. red.

i am dying over warby parker's new fall collection. primarily, the red framed 'sloan'. and when i looked up red frames on etsy, i found two big, thin frames that are equally amazing. so yeah, it's official - i'm obsessed. looks like i know what i'm getting myself for an early christmas present :]

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

your roots keep you steady.

last night i got inspired.

i was browsing my instagram feed & came across this lady's work and life. she balances a husband, two little boys & a life full of illustration. lindsay has the most amazing penmanship, a creative eye and an extremely sturdy hand. i mean, look at this. and this. she's incredible. 

after looking at her illustrations, i felt the urge to get up out of my warm bed and try it for myself.

three hours later, the print above is what i got.

i love coloring. and i love drawing. when i feel sick or stressed, i take out my precious moments collection coloring book & get to work. when i write lists or make notes, i doodle mazes and patterns on my sheet. it's just what i do. why hadn't i ever made an actually art piece before?

well now that i have, i'm never looking back. expect to see more prints and illustrations from me in the future. making that piece made me feel calm and creative, and the end product made me extremely feel proud. 

don't you love being inspired?

Monday, September 10, 2012

house tour - kitchen edition.

the first time we walked into our new apartment in north carolina, my jaw dropped - the openness, the natural light, the brand new carpet. it was love at first sight. 

i am so excited to show you the first leg of our house tour - the kitchen!
[click the pictures to see a bigger size]

enjoy :)

music monday.

happy monday, friends!

this week calls for iced coffee, brisk morning walks & reading in the sunshine.

what's on your agenda?

imagine dragons ~ it's time

Sunday, September 9, 2012

sunday quotes.

"A good laugh and a long sleep are the two 

best cures for anything." 

~ Irish Proverb

"And now that you don't have to be perfect,

 you can be good."

~ John Steinbeck 

"You sort of start thinking anything's possible 

if you've got enough nerve."

~ Ginny Weasley

Friday, September 7, 2012

recap friday.

what a week! 

between the holiday, start of pumpkin spice latte season, the amy poehler/will arnett separation, the crazy rainstorms and the DNC, i'm surprised anyone got anything done! i know i didn't, heh ;)

what was your favorite part of the week?



 1. our president made such an amazing speech last night. i am so proud of him and am so proud to be an american <3 

2. my first pumpkin spice latte of the season.

3. alicia silverstone's 'the kind diet' is changing me in ways i never thought possible. have you read it?

4. coffee with bailey's on a rainy labor day night.

5. cotton candy italian ice at a local fair. yum!

6. the coolest/cutest watch EVER. pick it up at a thrift shop for $15 :]

7. feeling sassy on a sunny morning of running errands.

8. finn looking too cool for school.

have a great weekend, everyone! 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


lots and lots of it, lately. 

Saturday, September 1, 2012

labor day sale!

from now until september 4th, you can take 20% off your purchase in my shop

type in LABORDAY2012 at checkout :)

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