Sunday, February 28, 2010


This new blog is changing my life!

It is a daunting task to post one inspiring thing every single day. It is sometimes stressful when I come home from work and just want to veg out and I don't want to have to think about anything or even turn on the computer. But I do it anyway, and I am usually grateful that I did. Because these little bits of inspiration really are things that make me feel good and make me happy. Even when I have to force myself to find something I love, that bit of joy infused into every day is something I need. And I have been doing pretty well I think (only missed one day so far, out of I think three weeks? Not bad.) And it has made me an even more insatiable devourer of other blogs. I cannot get enough. So I have decided to start sharing some of my favorite sources of inspiration with you all!

Today I bring you Hello! Lucky. They design and print custom letterpress cards and stationery, with offices in San Francisco and London. You can find their work in Lucky, Real Simple, InStyle, Martha Stewart Weddings, and if you're lucky you can buy some stuff at Anthropologie! I am a sucker for lovely letterpress stationery, and their greeting cards are to die for.

A knitting sock monkey. Are you kidding me?

Sweet boutonnierres from Peppermint Cloud.

And you know I don't have to tell you why I love this illustration for The Exquisite Book Project.

And check out Eunice (co-founder and Creative Director of Hello!Lucky) and Daniel's wedding! How much fun would it be to attend?

So what are you waiting for? There is some amazing stuff to see. Get over there and see for yourself!

Saturday, February 27, 2010


Marc Jacobs love

Chris and I did a little shopping today, and as much as I have been talking about wanting more dresses guess what I ended up with instead... two pairs of jeans and two t-shirts. Dang. But I did get the most darling pair of slightly cropped skinny jeans that look oh-so cute cuffed and would look very ladylike with some cute flats. So there.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


(This may show up twice because I accidentally deleted it and I have to repost it because I didn't want it to disappear!)

Since I was forced to schedule my next vacation this week and am now faced with the pressures of FIGURING OUT WHERE TO GO and actually booking said vacation before the time comes and I end up just sitting around the house, I have started looking back through my vacation photos from last summer and LET ME TELL YOU it was probably the most amazing vacation I have ever had. The bar was set pretty high. Maybe too high. Maybe not.

I bring you St. Croix.
resort village
Hilltop view of the resort
Is it strange that a great deal of my favorite photos are of doors, windows, and stairs? Maybe a combination of the fact that they can be so full of character themselves (different shapes and sizes and color), and also full of unknowns (what is inside the room, behind the door, at the top or bottom of the stairs, and who has been through them and what have they done?) The possibilities are endless. I could fill a room with photos of doors, windows, and stairs.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


These have really been making the blog rounds lately, and I didn't have anything else for today so what the heck. Love these coordinating book cover/bookmark duos.

If they were real I would totally buy them. I'm a bit of a sucker for clever packaging.

Monday, February 22, 2010


Some things that I love today...

I didn't even realize this until I had already put this post together, but the color palette is clearly speaking to me.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


An Education

I adored this movie. The wardrobe, the car, the atmosphere, the mood. As much as I love my tee shirts and jeans, I can't help but feel a bit of a slob when I see how put together people were in certain eras. I already feel like I want to wear nothing but dresses this year, and now I long for these clean, beautiful, sophisticated dresses and even some fancy hair.

Saturday, February 20, 2010


This is pretty much what today feels like. I'm just holding out for spring.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


I am officially making this the first entry on my 40 Before 40 list. (If you aren't familiar with this concept, it's 40 things I have to do before my 40th birthday. I have seen a lot of 30 before 30 lists out there lately, but sadly I have missed that boat, and that means I have to be extra ambitious with my own list! Better act now before it ends up being 50 things!) Anyway, this is pretty much the vacation of my dreams right now.

From Treehouse Point in Washington.

From elsewhere on the web.

I'm due for a vacation in a couple months. What say you?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Today I will share with you one of my favorite etsy shops. Not one that I shop frequently, but one that I window shop frequently. Oh to have unlimited funds with which to purchase darling jewelry.

J Davis Jewelry

Seriously. Love. With all my heart. I don't even know what it is about those little houses that make me smile, but there you have it.


Sorry for the missing post yesterday, the computer was occupied all night.

It's early morning, so I'll make this quick.

Monday, February 15, 2010


Chris doesn't want me to post this but I just have to. I came home from work today and was presented with this!

He tried a new recipe for diet cake which turned out a little dense and crumbly, and he was very disappointed with the way it came out. Apparently it was impossible to ice properly. But it made me very happy indeed. And it tastes delicious. And I love little surprises like this. So thank you thank you thank you for my wonderful rainbow cake! I love it and I don't care what you think!

Sunday, February 14, 2010


I was listening to This American Life on NPR on the way home from work yesterday and heard this lovely story that I wanted to share a quote from today. I have searched far and wide but cannot seem to find the name of the story or the author or anything really to give proper credit. But I will still share it with you as I remember it, and if anyone can tell me where it came from, that would be wonderful.

He is talking about how he came to be married. "I didn't believe in the idea of marriage. And I still don't. But I believe in her. And I have given up on the idea of being right."

And THAT is what love is.