Jul
29

Happy Weekend

PHOTO: pink lilies

 

01/  Hand.Written.Letter.Project.
02/  wear your city map
03/  Let’s picnic!
04/  before + after photos of joggers
05/  A Note For the Person Sitting In Front of You On a Plane
06/  DIY dreamcatchers
07/  gild your own flowers

Jul
29

Aesa

 

 

 

Geodes have been steadily catching my eye for the past few months, and these beauties from Aesa’s Machine de Terre collection are no exception. The middle set looks like the best best friend necklaces ever. (via The Shiny Squirrel)

Jul
29

The Rolston Bag

 

Loving the Rolston Bag  from SHELTER. The canvas laptop/backpack paired with the bright, bold detailing and perfectly organized interior are all a perfect match.

Jul
28

Two-Tone Coral Necklaces

 

Things have been a bit jewelry-centric (RE: girly) around here this week, but would you look at these two-tone coral necklaces from LEIF?? They’re stunning. And I can’t apologize for stunning, now can I. (via Cargoh)

Jul
28

Curating: Indie Cases

Check it out – today I’m over on Indie Cases with the honor of making their first curated pick! Float On was designed by Joe H. in Brooklyn and is available in limited edition for purchase this week only.

Jul
28

Beaded Dog Collar

I’m really feeling the color this summer! Leather n Beads has some great pieces, but this beaded dog collar is my favorite. Piper’s birthday is tomorrow – maybe I should splurge? (via Emily)

Jul
28

Mix: What I Have

cover photo via

hear the mix here

Jul
27

Mint Brass Necklace

Mint green is one of my color weaknesses. Honestly. Make anything this calm, cool color and I’m all about it. Today it’s this brilliant mint brass necklace from Kim Dulaney. I’m working on building up my jewelry collection with pieces I can throw on with anything and feel awesome. This needs to be a part of it.

Jul
27

ICO Recycled Cardboard Basket

All of a sudden my desk feels empty without one (or two) of these ICO recycled cardboard baskets holding my pens, markers, and various other crap. (via Happy Mundane)

Jul
27

Things My Father Taught Me

 

Just before Father’s Day I was asked by a blog that shall remain anonymous to contribute a post about what my father has taught me. Good, bad, everything in between. The blogger failed to post my story and a few others (much to our dismay), but I thought the post might be worth sharing here.

 

My dad and I have always had a bit of an up and down relationship, but he’s still managed to teach me quite a bit. Some from things he did, some from things he didn’t do. Some from actions speaking louder than words, and some from the opposite. There’s a lot to be said for that point when you realize your parents are people, they have flaws and misgivings and regrets. That point of acceptance changed my life.

Always be yourself, whatever that means to you. Be the girl who gets dropped off at school in the 5th grade on the back of a motorcycle. Don’t be afraid to mix lunch meats on a sandwich. Follow your dreams. Sometimes too far. Learn to make a great breakfast and master the grill. It’s okay to be the quiet one in the background, but speak your mind when it tells you to. Learn to drive a stick shift, preferably from someone with patience. Learn to be patient. Everyone has regrets, turn them into lessons. Age is just a number, it’s how you feel inside that counts. Don’t worry about what other’s think, you’re the one who has to live with you. (How they feel is a different story.) Don’t be afraid to make new memories, just don’t forget the old ones. Do anything for a friend or family member. Spring for the quality alcohol, your hangover will thank you. Be affectionate with your children, even if your parents weren’t with you. Old habits die hard. Fix the wrongs in your life while you still have the luxury of time. It really is the thought that counts.