My Snuggie

a great hiding spot and some awesome wallpaper.

Restore that Wood

so, if you've been browsing through my pinterest boards, you probably have noticed my small (maybe not so small) obsession for restored wood furniture. here are a few of those beauties. 

DIY headboards: here and here
Middle Picture: here
DIY coffee tables: here and here

Just a Dream

just a little dream i had...

...maybe once the wedding has come and gone, it just might happen

image found here


She Wears: Fall

another fall post. i know, enough already. well, get over it, because this is my favorite time of the year, which means these are my favorite posts.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Made For Each Other: Starbucks + Dessert

Okay, so who else out there is obsessed with Starbuck's fall flavors? I know... a lot of people. I love them so much that I wanted to put together a new column. Made for each other. Because, these pairings WERE made for each other. Taking Starbuck's signature fall drinks, I found their dessert companion. 

caramel apple spice caramels
pumpkin spice latte cupcakes
chai tea latte smores

Planning a Fall Wedding

Since my wedding planning is quickly coming to a close, I figured I would share a few essentials for those of you out there who are also planning a fall wedding. Here are a few of my recommendations to pull off a solid fall-themed wedding.

happy planning!


Vintage Romantic

Life, including pinterest, is scattered with vintage romantic lately. Good for me, because it's one of my favorite looks (there goes that word again). Soft pinks, lights grays, floral mixed with nature. In love. Here are some of my favorites that were floating around or I found:

top: etsy shop; bottom left: etsy shop; bottom right: style me pretty


Boo to Me

i can not wait another 3 weeks to GET MARRIED! but i am a little selfish in my happiness. although i will love being married to my best friend, this whole wedding planning thing is just not for me. i have a  lot of hobbies and i mean A LOT of hobbies. but, somehow, wedding planning isn't one of things. at all. 3 weeks to go and it's crunch time. once the day comes, i will be able to breathe and focus more on things that i want to focus on. why are wedding planners so expensive? if you have the dough, i highly recommend hiring if you're anything like me.

for example, here is one thing that i would like to focus on. learning how to actually use my new camera.

photos taken by amanda


Graphic Design Crush

okay, so confession time. i am in love with this designer. i mean, absolutely in love. everything she does.... i want to do. and this is one of those moments where i am kicking myself in the ass because i should have thought of it first! they are from a design agency in Paris: ( Ma + Chr). check these babies out:

her web designs are absolutely brilliant:

all images can be found here.

gosh, they are gorgeous.


The Vintage Type

looking for a vintage typewriter? well, look no further. these Kasbah Mod typewriters are perfect. they come in a variety of colors and are so stinkin' cute. i gotta have one.

they are on fab.com's featured deals right now. get them on sale before they are gone. 

images via here.

2 Personalities

ahh, these two sheet sets from anthropologie just get my heart racing. i feel that i have 2 very different and distinct personalities at times. this is one of those times.

typeface sheet set
floral sheet set



i love, love, love the new ferm living autumn/winter line. it just makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. the new line features bold, geometric pieces with a muted color palette. right up my alley.

there's lot more to browse on their website, so get to it!


Vintage Floral Treasures

i've rounded up a whole lotta vintage floral for everyone. i may or may not be obsessed with floral right now (even against the fiance's opinion). hope you enjoy. all links are posted below so you can go shopping!

shopping list:
vintage floral bike
vintage flower washi tape
cath kidston rose tea towels
vintage flower desk chair
rifle paper co. thank you card
rose vintage scarf
cath kidston floral fabric chairs
vintage floral nail design
cath kidston antique rose wallpaper

also: if you'd like to pin any of these, you can find them on my board here.

A Little Washi

so, I know everyone is in love with washi tape. i have been on the hunt for the perfect roll. But, who are we kidding, I'll probably end up buying like 10 rolls. so, once I came to that conclusion, i was on the hunt for some cute/affordable washi tape. here's what i rounded up. 

for all you creatives out there: there's a link at the bottom teaching you how to design your own washi tape in photoshop.

dots, lines, grids washi tape
romantic lace washi tape
colorful striped washi tape
black and white striped washi tape
solid colors washi tape

or if you are super creative and want to use washi tape on your blog (without sticking tape onto your computer) you can learn how to design your own washi tape. i'll be partaking on this little tutorial in the near future.

any more links out there for some awesome washi paper designs? share below.


Vintage Camera Bag

i am SO excited. my new camera bag should be arriving on Monday! that is the 12th, right? i sure hope so, because I can't wait any longer. if anyone else is in the market for a new camera bag, here are the deets:

Cosmos Vintage Brown Leather Camera Bag
14.5 x 4.5 x 9 inches
inside camera compartment can be removed to fit your laptop (super convenient)

best part: $49.99

you can find it here.

photos here

Watering Cans & Flowers

i'm a sucker for nice scarf. you can find a ton of cute ones here, along with other cute things. bri from designlovefest posted about their quirky rings here. which are your favorites?

you can find the scarves here, here, here & here


Laundry Bags

photos via here

So with back to school in the air, how awesome would it have been to bring with one of these back with you to the dorm? I'm surely jealous. These laundry bags are designed by Aesthetic Movement, a creative collaboration that can provide your business with design services like a logo, packaging, product design (like above), or they provide creative consulting to get your business up and running.

Their work is very inspiring. Join them on Twitter or Facebook to follow along on their journey.

A Monochromatic Life

Anyone else love this look as much as I do? There are so many styles I love, I often confuse the fiance (oops). The inspiration photo is Erin Loechner's guest bedroom. The monochromatic scheme looks so amazing, but I would have to add a few pops of color.

I have a rug that would go perfectly with these New Mexico style pillow covers. As you can tell, I love Leah Duncan's designs. They are just stunning to me. I would love to get my hands on some of her designs. Now, which of the bottom two should I get?

Oh and you can find that awesome bike print here. I really like it.

If you love this style as much as I do, you can buy the pillow covers here:

Leah Duncan’s Santa Fe ($38)
BeStill’s Lines & Arrows ($60)

Leah Duncan's Geometry ($38)
Leah Duncan's Triangles ($38)

A little vintage

Sorry for not posting yesterday. A full-time job + a holiday weekend = bad day for the blog.

But anyways... It's a happy day when I find a well-priced online vintage shop. Ran across Threadcase while I was blog stalking and I love it. There are so many gorgeous pieces that, get this, won't break the bank. I know you're excited, so am I!

photos via threadcase.

shopping list:

one. two. three. four.


Look Down...

Well you get it... have a happy holiday weekend. We will be on the road for 10 hours of our weekend, of course, headed back to Michigan for the long weekend! 


photo by me.


The House of a Graphic Designer

I ran across this house over on The Design Files (one of my favorite sites for inspiration), and couldn't resist posting about it. Jess Wright is a graphic designer who is one third of the team at Harvest Textiles. I love her house almost as much as I love the bright, bold textiles that they design. These are right up my alley, so I had to share. 

Isn't her house awesome? There is just so much going on & so many things to look it. I just can't decide what I want to to look at first... the illustration of a little boy on the wall, bold chevron patterns, the dinosaur on the top shelf, or the amazing typography on the walls? It's just great. 

photos from here

Feedback Wanted: Alt Design Summit 2012

Okay... big decision day!

I am sure many of you have heard of Alt Design Summit. Well, the next one takes place January 18-21, 2012 in Salt Lake City. How awesome would it be to travel to Salt Lake City? I would love to.

So, to go or not to go. That is the question. I was interested in hearing feedback from everyone if they have attended in the past or are planning to attend this year. I think it would be a great networking opportunity for me, but want to make sure the price tag fits the outcome. You know what I mean?


Any feedback or suggestions?


Swedan, Anyone?

Well everyone knows that I love white and that I also adore natural wood. So, when I saw this Swedish house, it was love at first sight. Literally. Check it out. They have a million more amazing homes on their Swedish real estate website.

all photos from here


you can find the ikea rug here

you can find similar pillows (if not the same) here here and here

you can find a similar coffee table here

and you can find some similar woods wallpaper here

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