Monday, September 3, 2012

New Work: Leila's ABC's and Numbers!

I had so much fun re-imagining ABC's and numbers to go in little Leila's sweet, sophisticated nursery! Her parents decorated in really nice neutral grays with modern accents like a super cute chevron rug. I wanted to make these feel happy and delicate to compliment the colors and other pieces of artwork they chose for the room. 




 







Thursday, June 21, 2012

INSPIRATION: Sugar Paper

I LOVE this print from Sugar Paper. It is so beautiful- simply stated and happy with a little bit of sparkle....does it get better than that?

It is letterpress printed with gold foil. Find it here.

When looking through their other prints I became smitten with these....

Find it here.
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Monday, June 18, 2012

NEW WORK: Nick's Jungle Prints

I had the pleasure of creating these fun jungle themed prints for baby Nick! They are now available in my etsy shop to be customized with the initial of your choice!


Elephant Print
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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Splash of Color: BLUE

Aaaahhh....the color blue. My first thought is always the memory of the way the pool water looked just before jumping in on a summer day. I can almost feel the hot concrete on my feet just thinking about it. You know, back in the day when you were excited to go pick out your new one piece swimsuit with the great, bright patterns? So, here are some fun snippets of blue for you. Enjoy!




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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Fabulous Illustrations: Lucile Prache

Lucile Prache is a very accomplished freelance illustrator based in Paris. I have fallen in love with her beautiful illustrations and lettering- not to mention her color choices!  Take a look at her fabulous work- and be sure to check out her Etsy shop!





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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!!!






I hope you all had a fabulous day! The weather here was sunny and beautiful- perfect for a walk and still not too buggy! We had a wonderful family brunch and it's hard to believe that the weekend is coming to an end.

Now that it will be after Easter, I am extremely excited that I can now use my white summer purse! It's truly the little things in life :)

 I'm really happy that I didn't buy any Easter candy to have around this year- but the little devil on my shoulder is reminding me that it's all going to be on sale tomorrow......especially those delicious small chocolate Cadbury Mini Eggs........ hopefully the angel on the other shoulder will be more powerful tomorrow.


Saturday, March 31, 2012

Spring has sprung....and I'm behind!

Happy Saturday friends! I have been so behind with all of the fun things that I want to share with you- fabulous illustrators, yummy recipes...

It's been really busy at our house with my birthday and my husband's falling in the same week. That, along with juggling work and a bit of a spring flu and well...no blog posts.

Be sure to check out the giveaways going on at Whatever, and Love Notes by Lauryn

 It's beautiful weather here, and I wanted to share a lovely print by Katie Daisy at The Wheatfield. I couldn't agree more with this quote....



Be looking for posts featuring fun things soon! Enjoy your weekend.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Fabulous Illustrations- White Space

As I was putting together this post, I noticed that I was gravitating to images with nice white space. Such great breathing room for the focal point of the piece, don't you think? These illustrations are absolutely amazing. I want them all. Such fabulous talent and creativity!



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Monday, March 19, 2012

It's a great day for a BIRTHDAY!!!


Yes, today I turn 30! 
I used to think that number sounded so old, and now I just laugh remembering that thought. I loved my 20's- it was the best of times, it was the worst of times- many wonderful, life changing things happened, and there were some not so great experiences that I am grateful for now because they made me a stronger, better person. So here's to the next 10 years- I can't wait to see what is ahead, and I am so very thankful for the wonderful family and friends that I am blessed to have in my life. 

My wonderful husband (hands down the highlight of my 20's) surprised me with a party this weekend- I had no idea- and I am really hard to surprise! I felt so loved. I feel like I've already had the best birthday yet and I haven't even lived the actual day. Thanks again to Brett and all of my lovely friends and family that made me feel so special. I wish for each of you to feel special and loved today and every day! The best is yet to come!

photo by Mrs. Lindsay Mumm :)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Inspiration: Creative Commercials


Usually I would tell you that I can't stand commercials- I LOVE DVR- one of the best inventions ever...BUT this past weekend as I was cleaning, etc. the TV was on and I was DELIGHTED by these. You may have already seen them- like I said I'm probably behind because of DVR- but if you haven't I hope you love them, too!

Just try to watch these without breaking into a huge smile- I don't think it's possible! Such creativity :)

 
 Target #1 (LOVE the music)
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Saturday, March 10, 2012

I LOVE: Darling Clementine

Darling Clementine creates the sweetest things! They produce stationary products and also work on identity profiling and illustration for interior and t-shirt designs. They are based in Norway...have a look at their charming creations!


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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Creative sweets

I love to bake, and I love to decorate- but combining the two is very difficult for me. I always have visions of grandeur thinking I can create beautifully decorated cookies and cakes, but it is SO hard to get frosting to look perfectly smooth, and my lack of patience usually gets the best of me. I will leave it to the pros. Here are some amazing creations........






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Monday, March 5, 2012

INSPIRATION: Quotes

I love a good quote. They pick me up when I'm feeling down, remind me of fun times, and help me reflect and think about things differently. A beautifully designed quote is even better. Here are some lovelies........




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Saturday, March 3, 2012

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Fab Finds: LAMPS, LIGHTS, and SHADES

Lamps and lampshades also play a part in my decor fantasies. Here are some of my current favs.....
(I am always finding items at Land of Nod and PB Teen that I think would work in more 'grown up' spaces- especially in my future studio....)




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Sunday, February 26, 2012

FAB FINDS: Colorful Rugs!

These rugs are just too fun! Some are definitely intended for kid spaces, and I think the rest could be used anywhere your little heart desires. Bright, fun colors are for all ages! Here you go- my favorite colorful rugs!


SO SO beautiful. This was from a display, and sadly you can't purchase it. There are DIY instructions if you scroll to the end of the post though! I would love to attempt this...I just need the time. 

 CB2

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

INSPIRATION: Vera Neumann

The artwork of Vera Neumann is amazing. I love the bright bold colors and the perfect imperfectness of it. She started her company at her kitchen table in 1947 and it grew into a multi million dollar licensing business-pretty impressive! Vera believed in art's ability to inspire and enrich people's lives. She also thought that fine art should be available to all and that people should be surrounded by beauty. I couldn't agree more-this completely goes to show that if you do what you love the rest will fall into place. She's known for her signature that often has a ladybug next to it. Her work can be seen on products from Anthropologie, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bloomingdales, Lord & Taylor, Nordstrom, Macy’s, and Bed Bath & Beyond to name a few. There is also a fabulous book available here. Have a look at some of Vera's amazing talent........




via Ellen Bloom
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Monday, February 20, 2012

Splash of Color: NEON

I am loving all the bright neon that I've been seeing! I don't know about you, but I am ready to put away my black and gray winter wardrobe and add in some fun color. I tend to wish that I could redecorate each season too- you know how you walk into Crate and Barrel and everything is fresh and fun for spring- or sparkly and cozy for winter? So- here are some wonderful happy colors to get you thinking bright, fun, and spring!





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