Monday, August 30, 2010

Busy week at work!

I got that promotion!  So I've been quite busy at work this week and unable to post or hang out with my kitty girl (see below). Don't fret - I'll have some posts up soon about Fall, clothes and my faves this week.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I want...I NEED

I'm so inspired by this DIY post over at Honestly...WTF??  I seriously have to try my hand at making some of these for fall! Click HERE for full material list and instructions!


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

the Sketchbook Project

The Sketchbook Project: 2011

I am not much of an artist...well, at least in the sense of drawing, painting, etc.  I've seen blog buttons lately about the Sketchbook Project and today decided to check it out! This project is something I would love to be a part of. How good would my "sketches" be? Probably terrible - haha - but I would still feel a sense of accomplishment and artistic contribution! The problem is (and this is a smallish problem) is that it costs $25. That is a small price to pay to be part of such an awesome happening...but I really can't afford to spend $25. Here is my deal to myself, if I get this promotion at work (it's looking like a yes!), I will spend the $25 and participate in the Sketchbook Project. Is anyone with me??

Friday, August 20, 2010

ink inspiration

my head is about to explode with new tattoo ideas. it's been a couple years since my last and I'm ready for some serious ink!


I have been thinking about a Matryoshka doll for a long time. Here is what I'm thinking...a red-head, maybe keeping the cat idea (my kitty would be grey naturally) and having a banner underneath saying "Lolly" or "Lamby"- what my parents called me when I was a kid. I'm thinking of getting this on my left shin.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

new obsession

Butter London nail polish! Omg I am in loooooove! After leaving work today I stopped off at Ulta to get this:

But on my way to the OPI counter I found this:


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

inspiring links

Just a few inspiring ideas I've come across lately. Enjoy!

- awesome kitchen shelving over at Apartment Therapy

- DIY approach to Marimekko wallpaper

- these yummy nutella cookies!

- all of the amazing rugs at Urban right now...especially this one!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

long time no bloging!

Hey all! The past few weeks have kept me very busy and unable to blog. First off, I've been working a lot and interviewed for a promotion! Woo-hoo! This is a really great and exciting possibility for my career. Also, my mom came in to town for a week - so we naturally drove all over Washington visiting family, shopping and eating. AND another fun note, C and I had lunch with Heather and Grayson of Jagger Photography! They shot our wedding almost a year ago and we've stayed in contact. They are the BEST! We're currently trying to save and plan a few days we can drive up to Bellingham and visit with them!

Below is a picture C took during our last camping trip a few weeks ago!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Finally another...

Music for you Wednesday...just a day late!

I've been busy working lately and didn't have time to put together a playlist! Well here it is - some good/some annoying "dance" songs I've had in my head all summer. Some of them I heard in San Diego, some on the radio and some through friends. Enjoy!!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Blog of the Month!

Hey blog friends - I've been missing you! Life without my Macbook has been hard! and not having the money to do anything about it yet is even worse! I hope, sooner than later, I can start with my regular posts again and not feel so out of the loop!

On a better note, I have a new blog of the month for August! My pick is.....vol.25!

Vol.25 is a great blog filled with inspiring pictures, design freebies and other purchaseable design elements and art! The first time I stumbled upon this site I fell in love with the photo shoots and just her overall design ideas. It also inspires me that all of this is done by a mother of two! She must have amazing time management skills!

The blog author, Jessica, also offers her designs in her Zazzle shop (see above!) I love this option for birthday gifts and wearable art! 
Be sure to check out vol.25 today! Don't forget - her blog button will be up all month long so you can go back and check it out again!