Monday, September 1, 2014

Goal Printable #5 (September)

Happy September, and Happy Labor Day.  It's back to school, cooler temps and my favorite month of the year!  Time to get on track get organized and write down some monthly goals.  Why not on this free printable I created?  Inspired by my love for midcentury kitschy paint-by-number art.  Click here to download and get started! 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Summer Friday (Bonfires)

Here we are, our last summer Friday.  And I'm going out with what I think is the absolute perfect end to any summer day, a bonfire.  In Michigan, bonfires are synonymous with summer and after spending our first summer out of the city in eight years, I got some of those childhood feelings of Michigan summers back in my life.  So grab some s'more fixens and take advantage cause after this, it's football, fashion, boots, sweaters and apple cider doughnuts, so enjoy it while it lasts!  Happy long weekend!!   

photos: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wedding Wednesday (Steal this Style #5)

Are you part of camp "sweetheart table" or camp "head table?"  I've always thought head table, but that's what I've always known.  After seeing statement-making sweetheart tables, like the one below, found on Ruffled, I am discovering a new appreciation for the intimate bride/groom dining experience among their wedding guests.  

Do you want to see how to recreate this beauty?  Hop on over to Something Turquoise to read my guest post.  

Table found on: Ruffled // Photographer: Connection Photography // Day of Coordination: A Premiere Event // Florist and rentals: Renee Landry Events

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

DIY Bright Linen Dress

As I continue to work towards my goal of sewing a garment a month for the entire year, there are times you sew something and it comes out perfectly, and times it goes so wrong that you never even finish.  This dress, thankfully was the first.  With only a few minor tweaks, it came out beautifully!  Considering I sketched it over a year ago, I probably should have got to work on this piece a few months ago, but procrastinated until the end of the summer.  The good news is that the happy blue linen goes great with a tan.  And the low back is perfectly complimented by my favorite bralette.  I will happily wear this comfy, cute dress right through Indian summer.       

Get the look.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Boy or Girl? (Gender Neutral Nursery Basics)

Is it a boy or a girl?  The mystery I will have to live with for another five weeks that is eating away at me!  The good news is that I have started planning for baby K in the one realm where I am 100% confident of my skills, decorating the baby room.  I have chosen furniture in classic, neutral colors, with clean, mid-century lines that can be used for both a boy or a girl, and that can grow with the kid, instead of out-growing.  And will work with the rest of the feel of our home.    

crib / cart / dresser / storage bin / lamps / rocker / vespa rocking horse

Keep following to see how I interpret these pieces for either gender.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Summer Friday (Sunset)

A sunset, the perfect end to a day, and a perfect penultimate post in my "summer Friday" series.  I hope y'all enjoy a beautiful sunset this weekend.  Happy summer Friday!!!

photos: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

PS, that last photo is the beautiful, Lake Michigan!  Lots of home-state pride here.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Back to School Wish List

Who doesn't like shopping for back to school supplies?  Crazy people, duh!  That's why I, of course, had to virtually shop for my hypothetical back-to-school needs.  

1. travel the world calendar - to keep track of how many days til spring break
2. mouse pad - I never had a mouse pad that cute in my life!
3. scissors - cause they are beautiful, and don't you need beautiful scissors?
4. post-it set - to write notes to yourself or anyone you like, or don't like.
5. personalized stationery - to make yourself appear sophisticated
6. leather backpack - a buttery-soft beautiful leather backpack, that's also a messenger
7. pencil case - to keep your treasures
8. desk pad - this should be #1 instead of #8 for me, perfect for keeping me focused on my weekly to-do lists.