Friday, January 29, 2010

This week has been a hectic one at my job.  I have nothing exciting to report other than my new found love of The Avett Brothers.  They're so great.

This last picture is for Eric...note the vests?

And I'm happy it's Friday!


Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I spent this past weekend dreaming up and creating a few new pieces.  These will be going into my shop over the next few days.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Three Horses

I really want one of these necklaces from Three Horses.  They're so unique and I'm loving the color combos.

I think the one above is going to be mine.

But they're all so cool!  Check out the shop here.

Friday, January 22, 2010

My boys

Aren't they cute?  Eric is away for a few days visiting a friend in Denver. It's a little bit lonely around here but I'm planning to spend my alone time working on lots of new jewelry!

And yes, that's a double bed.  One of the other pluses to the alone time.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I love hat

My sister got me this hat as a Christmas present.  I've been wearing it constantly.  Thank you Emma!

I love it so much, I had to get it in red too.

Both of these beauties come from Urban Outfitters but I can't find it on their website anymore (btw, isn't it annoying how the stores have moved out all their winter stuff already?).  Made by Wooden Ships.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Last Weekend

Last weekend was a long weekend and I guess I'm still recovering hence the 2 days late blog post. The holiday weekend was spent at home in the Detroit suburbs. On Saturday my mom and me and 2 of my bridesmaids went to look at wedding dresses. We went here which was great and I would totally recommend it to any bride looking for a unique dress.

Saturday evening was spend with these fabulous people:

Norm, one of the cutest dogs I've ever met.

Eric taking a quick nap (why are his eyes closed in every picture?).

On Sunday my wonderful parents took us out for dinner and a nightcap. Thanks Mom & Dad!

It was a great weekend. And hooray for a 4 day week!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Love this entire outfit.

On the homepage of the last few days.

Have a happy weekend!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Wedding Color Scheme

Yesterday I finally settled on a color scheme for the wedding and I feel really good about it! The original plan was to use a lot of purple. I love purple but I felt like I was forcing it a bit and it just wasn't coming together too well in my mind. Yesterday's epiphany was - wait, I don't have to do purple! I'm allowed to change my mind.

It's not a rigid set of colors but this is what I'm picturing - summer evening on the farm:

I still want to have some purple on the tables.

I don't know exactly where I got all these images (sorry!). But I know most are from here, here and here.

The wedding is just about 7 months away now and I'm getting pretty excited! Maybe having a color scheme I like makes me feel happier about planning. I'm trying on some dresses this weekend too. I haven't tried anything on yet and I guess it's time to get moving!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


I had this delicious combo on my english muffin this morning. Soo good. Sunbutter is delicious. If you haven't tried it, get some!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

loved this



Last year I got a Diana F+ for Christmas. I was excited. I went through a roll of film and hurried to get it developed. When I got the pictures I was so disappointed. Most of them didn't turn out at all and it cost about $25 to develop the roll! So, I put aside my Diana camera for a while. But I've been inspired by Taza and her husband to pick it back up again. They are really into photography and take some great pictures. So I'm going to get back on the bike and try again!

These are the best photos from my first roll. They're really not that bad.

I think you really have to use the Diana outside or in a really well lit inside space. I also need to learn the correct settings and study the user manual a bit. I did take a roll this summer on the beach which I will develop and share!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Happy Birthday Dad

Today is my Dad's birthday. My Dad is the funniest and most supportive dad. I hope your day is a great one!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Someone's not ready for Christmas to be over.

OK, I guess we can leave the tree up for a few more days.

Edit: sorry for the back to back cat posts. I just can't resist a cute picture of a cat!

Friday, January 8, 2010

I like this picture.

Eric's cat (who lives at his Mom's house) Lilly (who is a boy).

Is anyone one else taking down Christmas this weekend? I guess I am. If I have to. I'm going to miss those twinkling lights.

I hope you do something fun this weekend!

Thursday, January 7, 2010


I got a pretty card from a friend today on Gwen Frostic stationary (thanks Sarah!). But I was sad to learn a few weeks ago that the Gwen Frostic press and shop has been shut down by their bank. Gwen Frostic has been a stationary staple in our house for so many years and the studio and shop were an amazing place to visit in northern Michigan.

We thought about using Gwen Frostic stationary for our wedding invitations...I guess it's a good thing we opted not to.

image from WREN Handmade.

Another Michigan institution gone.

In better news, I bought these and got them in the mail today. Love em.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

new blog obsession

How can someone be so pretty, cool and have that many cute outfits? I'm obessesed.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Bean

My brother and his girlfriend were in town with us this past weekend so we played tourist on Saturday. Despite temperatures in the single digits, we braved the cold and walked around town and Millennium Park.