May 24, 2013
Happy Friday, friends! I finally had my life under control enough this week to actual put together my traditional end of week post. It always takes me a couple of weeks to feel settled into a new routine, and with a new job, new classes, and a new house, I decided that it was ok to take a little time. But I'm feeling much better now and things are starting to work more smoothly :) Today I get to sleep in a little before class starts—which I'm very grateful for since I had to be up at 5am yesterday! If I was going to add something else to my agenda today, it would be one of these things.
I love the idea of buying an old table with great bones and giving it new life with a fresh coat of bright paint. This tall, round table is such an interesting twist on a standard coffee table.
I ordered this necklace a while ago but I had it shipped to my paren't house because I didn't know what address I'd be at when it arrived. This has meant that I've waited forever to wear this beautiful little thing. But this weekend my mom and sister are visiting me so I will finally be reunited with it :)
Putting together unique floral arrangements is one of my fave de-stressers and now that peonies are out and about, I would love to pair them with some other bright and wonderful blooms (and maybe a succulent or two!). Keep your eyes peeled on the blog for another Florals For post!
I picked up a sweet little cake stand a while ago but have yet to actually put it to good use. My roommate is a much more avid baker than I am so I'm putting my money on her whipping up something awesome to live on my cake stand before I ever do.
What are your plans for today? How about for the weekend? I am going to hang out with my sister and my mom tomorrow and I couldn't be more thrilled about it. We will go for lunch and I'm going to take them to the Etsy pop-up shop at West Elm which should be a treat!
May 23, 2013
Happy Thursday, everyone! I wanted to share a fun little project that I put together a while ago to give my boyfriend. It's easy and fun to prepare for, all you need is a sweet card, a matchbook, and some washi tape. I found a matchbook at a vintage shop that matched the colours of the card, but that's optional and I know I cared more than he did about that detail :)
I picked out this gorgeous Quill & Fox card to use for the project.
Tape your matchbook (with two matches left) into the card and leave room around it for a message.
Write whatever you'd like into the card for your special someone.
Give it away and make someone's day!
How has your week been going? Any fun plans today? I'm trying to get back onto a good schedule since starting my new job and classes, so I'm going to spend part of this evening coming up with a plan for that!
May 20, 2013
Welcome to a new week, friends! Mondays can be a bit tricky, especially if you have a busy week ahead, or if you had a particularly fun weekend that you don't want to see go! :) I thought we could start our Monday off with some dreamin! I find that the best antidote for stress and worries is to be proactive and set intentions for what you want to accomplish or experience, instead of feeling like a slave to the overwhelming schedules and to-do lists, which I'm sure we all have at some point.
So, what is one thing that you'd love to make happen soon? Soon could mean tomorrow, 2 months from now, or 5 years! Big or small, share what you are working towards right now! For me, I'm wanting to set up a better schedule for the studio, so that I can more smoothly "balance" school, work, and my business. I would also love to get another project off of the ground that I have been bouncing around in my head! But that I will keep a teensy bit secret until it's ready :)
Now it's your turn! What are your big dreams at the moment?
gorgeous image from here.