Monday, January 30, 2012


all images via pinterest

So, I realized this morning that yesterday marked my 50th post on this blog- I think that is super exciting and absolutely worth celebrating!!  I'm having a lot of fun with this and so appreciate all of you that read and comment.  Thank you!!  And now, 50 more posts to come!  I'll have to do something bigger to celebrate 100 posts.  Suggestions are welcome.

Happy Monday all!

Sunday, January 29, 2012


And just like that, it's almost Monday again.
This weekend has been full of organization, good friends, and working on various projects...classes start again tomorrow so I'm just trying to get everything in order.  Am so looking forward to the semester ahead and all the new things it will bring... feeling refreshed and excited to begin!

desk is organized and ready to go

still working on a pin board - updates to come
this pretty much says it all
Hope you all had wonderful weekends full of excitement and other good things.

last two images via pinterest

Thursday, January 26, 2012

color reform

Ever since reading this post, I haven't stopped thinking about these rugs!
How gorgeous are they?  I adore the combination of something so traditional with colors so bright and unexpected... so unique!  Turns out, they sell similar rugs at one of my all time favorite stores, ABC Carpet & Home.  (It's like a wonderland in there... I can't afford anything, but I can't get enough of wandering around!!)

images via abc carpet and home

The line of rugs is called Color Reform...they take vintage carpets, remove the color, and then over-dye them in these gorgeous colors.  Each piece is one of a kind... I love them!! I think my favorite is the last image... still an interesting color, but at the same time sort of safe / neutral.
What do you think?

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

dreaming of

first three images via pinterest... this image via Rachel
All this rain / slush / snow has me longing for Springtime - flowers, ocean breeze-bike rides, bright yellow sunshine, stripes / white jeans / vacation adventures... for now I am pinning as many spring-inspired images as I can find.  It's a crazy week at work but I'm going to try to not be absent here!  Hope you all had lovely beginnings to your week (is it really only Tuesday now?)

Friday, January 20, 2012

exciting things

Perfect end to a Thursday:  my washi tape arrived!
so pretty!!
And for your Friday viewing pleasure:  a Pinterest round-up... it was a stripey/bold-colored sort of week.

all images via Pinterest

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012

shine on

Scenes from this weekend... bits and pieces that made me smile:
Fun lighting at what is possibly my new favorite bookstore- McNally Jackson
New bowls for my desk from C Wonder
Paint Palette dinnerware...discovered in this magazine

And finally, a new candle (also C Wonder), some reading, cork for my project (just waiting for the arrival of the pretty tape), an Anthropologie wallpaper sample, and a card I just couldn't say no to.
Hope you all had lovely weekends!

Friday, January 13, 2012

pretty tape

I need to be stopped.  Currently, my Etsy shopping cart is totalling at $29.90... for tape.  Yes, you read that correctly, TAPE.  Do I need it?  Probably not... but it's so pretty, and I'm supporting small business, right?

all images found here
I'm envisioning a craft project of sorts.... I want to make an inspiration board/tack board for my desk area, and I'm seeing layers or borders of these pretty tapes somehow incorporated.  There's really no telling how this will turn out, but I'm giving it a try.  If it fails, I will have enough pretty tape to last me into the next century, at least.

Inspiration boards like these are what I'm wishing for... going to try to recreate in a smaller way tomorrow.  I'll keep you posted as to how this endeavor works out!

as usual, all images via Pinterest
Happy weekend, happy crafting!


image via pinterest
Today is a large coffee, lots of work, plotting weekend adventures, and wishing I was here:

California coast - via my iPhone
Happy Friday everyone!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

under the weather

OY.  Can't believe it's already basically Wednesday, and the last time I posted was Thursday.  Not so good.  I have been feeling a bit under the weather but I promise more content is coming soon!  Here are a few images I can't get out of my head to tide you over in the meantime:

Minh Dam watercolor via Meredith Heron

via Patterson Maker

via Meredith Heron

and a couple blog posts I keep going back to this week:

Jamie Meares' office... love her couch, and her daring taste!  (Also- she is awesome and responds to tweets from lowly non-professionals like myself.)

Erika of Urban Grace Interiors - on Pinterest.... this has added to my addiction significantly


Coco & Kelley ... because I'm always excited about the prospect of pops of neon plus neutrals... but also plus pastels?  Doesn't get any better.

Hope you are all having fabulous weeks.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

round up

Happy Thursday!  Just a few Pinterest favorites from this week...

via Elizabeth Bauer Design

via this blog

via this blog