Friday, September 23, 2011

Sneak Peek

Hello! My new blog is just about done! I am moving to New York next Thursday, so I will begin posting again very soon :)  I was able to transfer a lot of my older posts, and keep my favorites for you guys to view again any time you like. I hope you are as excited as I am about this new journey! Let me know what you think!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

New Beginnings

Hi everyone. It has been a while!  I've been going crazy trying to get my life together and I think I'm finally on track!  I recently received a job in New York and I will be moving in a few weeks. This summer has been such a roller coaster ride with a whirlwind of events.

I couldn't thank all of you enough for continuing to support me and being patient with me in my inconsistency of posting.  Now that it's time for my new journey, I think it's time for me to do the same in the blogging world. I am making the announcement that I want to start fresh and create a new blog with a new name.  It will be under construction for the next month or so, and I will definitely let you know when and where it is moving! I will be sharing my experiences, inspiration, and insights, and I cannot wait for you all to join me!

I am a small town girl moving to a big city, but I'm not letting it intimidate me. My parents have always encouraged me to see the world, not to keep myself confined in the same place, and not to limit myself and my ability.  I already got a taste of the big city last summer during my internship, and now I can seize the opportunity and make the most of it.  I saw a really great quote not too long ago under the "discussions" tab on Pinterest that read "The beginning is at the end of your comfort zone."  This is very true, and very much what I am doing. I have had the privilege to travel, experience, and see new things. It is so inspiring and eye-opening to see the world outside of your comfort zone. It broadens your mind and keeps you open to new exciting things that the world has to offer. At the same time, I still know where my roots are, and  will always be that "small town" girl. The only difference is that she'll be in a bigger place.  I've learned through this that we shouldn't push the world away from us, but welcome it. After all, it is what our Creator has given to us. It is a gift. There is a plan for me that I can only see unfold in the present, and all I know to do is faithfully follow it and have the patience that great things will follow.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend. Next time I'll be posting from my not yet found apartment in New York City!


Monday, June 27, 2011

Discover Pinterest

Hi there! I'm sure all of you guys have already discovered Pinterest. I did a couple months ago and I'm obsessed! It's such a great tool for organizing inspiration. If you aren't a part of it I urge you to have a look! Here are a few images I've pulled from one of my boards :)

fabric covered pots
fabric covered  hangers and cute aprons
patterned tape! A must have :)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Personal Website DONE!

Hi Everyone!

I'm finally done with my website.  Please have a look here.

Have a wonderful day!



Monday, April 4, 2011

Stories through Photography: Susannah Conway

I am in love with Susannah's work. It is so beautiful and serene.  Here are a few tidbits of her stories. Please enjoy and have a look at more!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

These lovely little fine art prints are by Lori H. on Etsy. You can also find her work on Flickr.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Have A Sweet Weekend

Nanaimo Bars
Found on a delicious blog by the name of Lemonpi
Wanna make it? RECIPE

In the Home of a Natural Crafter

All images above are by a woman from Washington who goes by "Oakmoss" on flickr. From thrift scissors, beautiful yarns, letter press, a great sheeps coat rug find, to some carded wool lying around her home, these images reflect her daily joys and lifestyle. She knits, sews, gardens, cooks, thrifts, and crafts.  What can I say? Oakmoss, you. are. awesome.

Read her blog to see what she is dabbling in at the moment as well as past projects and interesting finds.

*Click images to read the post to each.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Thoughtful Thursday: Wondering Where on Earth I'm Going...

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Hello friends,

Of course this has been on my mind, but have no idea where I'm going to be or what I'm going to be doing in the next 6 months of my life.  I'm currently still completing work for my portfolio and rallying everything up for graduation.  I would love to have a job set before I graduate, and the anticipation of getting there is killing me.

I always find it so fascinating the way people end up where they are, and how opportunity presents itself. It's usually very spontaneous, or it just falls in one's lap.  I love hearing these stories because they give me hope and trust that God will provide at the right time. 

I'm going wherever the wind may blow me and I'm working as hard as I can for the entire journey.
All of you happy artists out there, please do tell your story to me.  Lets continue inspiring one another by not only sharing pictures, favorite artists, and blogs, but through stories of life's little experiences.

To all of you out there reading this, share your story with me as I continue to share mine.



Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Jessica Swift

Some of you may formerly know Jessica Gonacha, who is now Jessica Swift.  I wanted to share her fun colorful work. She does everything from patterns and illustration to animation and painting.  Here are  some cute pieces that caught my eye on her  Etsy Shop that you can also find on her original website.  Enjoy!

 cute pocket mirrors with some of her patterns and illustrations.

Yay for coasters!
screenprinted fabric and quotes
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Monday, February 7, 2011

Rifle Paper Co.

A paper goods, illustration, and design company in Florida by Ms. Anna Bond. Please check out the shop and blog . Pure fun and joy.

Here are a couple adorable prints I found while browsing the shop.

Company found via frolic!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Textile Tuesday: Naomi's Manic Muffin Totes on Etsy

These sweet little pillows are made from Noami who is a fellow Alabamian from Birmingham Alabama.  She is a textile artist who shares her love of turn needle applique through these "lil hoots" She has a variety of "lil hoots" and "big hoots" each having their own names. Aren't they precious? I also love the fact that all of these are stitched by hand. Please visit her Etsy shop so see more.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Monday Blog Praise: Unruly Things

Unruly Things is a wonderful lifestyle blog filled with beautiful inspiration about home decorating, design, photography, and fashion. I find my self sighing at the cuteness and beauty of every image I lay my eyes on. If you haven't already, please take the time to visit this week!

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