Friday, October 30, 2009

Weekend time: Happy Halloween!

Hello my loves! What kind of halloween activities are you all getting into this weekend?! Tonight I have a couple of options for parties, although I am not sure which I will attend. A part of me wants to save my energy for tomorrow. I do know that I am finally carving pumpkins later on today (the snow delayed everything) and that is very exciting! Tomorrow night, we are having a big costume party with a dj at my friend Marisa's house! It should be tons of fun! What are you going to be? (I love hearing everyones costume ideas!) I am being this.

Here are a few things I can't stop looking at...

loving this photographer at the moment (via Bliss)

beautiful tape...

making these two recipes asap! (yummmy!)

Speaking of tree houses...this one is crazy!

Putting this item on my Christmas list... (look at the beautiful photos it takes!)

Photographer Max Wagner now has a limited edition shop!

Links to inspiration...

Anthropologie goes international!

A deep thought that is a constant reality at the moment...

Pretty packaging! (also here)

Thinking Christmas cards...(all this snow is making me think it is later in the season!)

A very cool display idea! (via daydream lily)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Hunter boots!

All this snow is making me want some new snow boots. I really like these...

(via hippy urban girl)

New Mexico: Scenery

Here is a random group of photos from my trip to New Mexico. I took tons of photos of the scenery but they are a bit repetitive so I won't bore you here. These are mainly from Ojo Caliente and Ghost Ranch. Ghost Ranch was the summer home of Georgia O'Keeffe and was where she painted many of her New Mexican landscapes. We went to the ranch only for an afternoon but it was well worth the trip! The landscape is really unlike any I've ever seen...just gorgeous. I will have more photos on my flickr site very soon!

Deep thought thursday...

(via I can read)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Snow day!

This is what it looks like outside my window today! Work and school have been called off and the town has pretty much shut down...I love how cozy it feels to be drinking tea and playing cards inside on a snowy day! And it just keeps falling...

(photos by me!)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Corners of a home...

There is something about the corners of a home that I just love! These photos are not my own home, although they make me want to redecorate asap. Each corner is so different and holds so much character. I feel like if you have the corners figured out the rest will just fall into place...

(via Lyckeliv, Kay Loves Vintage, Lockette, Cozy Memories, Red Jet Whistle)

News flash: Polaroid is rising from the dead?!

Please say it's true! This article claims that Polaroid film may be making a come back. How I miss these beautiful de-saturated, blurry photos!

(photo via Julia Bereciartu)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Have a whimsical weekend...

Hello my dears! Yes, it is finally the weekend and although I just went on vacation, I am exhausted! This weekend I am working a bit (gotta catch up!) and laying low. No official plans except for getting a few final little pieces to complete my Halloween costume and perhaps a little pumpkin patch grazing.

Here are some lovely recipes, clothes and nic-nacs to swoon over in the mean time!

I'm not crying over this spilled milk (perhaps lusting!)

beautiful stamps.

Yum, yum and yum!

Maybe I can zap these kids clothes and make them my size!

Loving this unique necklace. (p.s. Magpies are the state bird of New Mexico. They were everywhere!)

Comfy cozy cardigan.

This Swedish kettle is cute as a button!

A hand-stitched camera case...adorable. (via swiss-miss)

Girl Scout chic!

This might quite possibly the most creative resume ever...

Feeling down? This blog never fails to cheer me up.

What do you know about water?

(photo by nao)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Casa de las Chimeneas

So I have to tell you about the amazing bed and breakfast we stayed at in Taos. We were only there for two nights but I could have stayed there for much, much longer. The inn titled Casa de las Chimeneas was actually more like a collection of three or so adobe buildings. Our room was called the Rio Grande and included a jacuzzi tub (heaven), a stocked fridge with anything from water to Blue Sky soda (free), an electric kettle (!) and a flip of the switch fireplace! They serve you breakfast of course but also provide a light dinner. The first night we got there we had tortilla soup and a chocolate chip, walnut cookie. Apparently they also pack you a picnic lunch if you are planning on going for a hike or something in the afternoon. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a place to stay in the area!

(Photos by me!)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Cakes gone wrong!

Hello all! I have returned feeling well rested and very relaxed! I will be sharing my photos from New Mexico very shortly but I am still a bit behind on everything (my mom will be in town til Friday). So here is a quick little something I stumbled upon....

This hilarious blog (which has now been turned into a book with the same name) titled Cake Wrecks focuses on cakes which have gone horribly wrong. This can range from basic design to simply misreading the instructions given by the cake recipient. Wow, I had no idea this happened so often that an entire blog could be dedicated to it! Here is the NYT article that informed me of the site. Yet another bookmark!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Happy Friday: Road trippin'

Well, I'm headed out on the open road. My mom, sister and I are taking a road trip to Taos and Ojo Caliente New Mexico tomorrow morning! I am sooo excited! I don't have time to do my usual long weekend post but I assure you I will be back in business by next Wednesday. Hope you lovelies have a marvelous weekend! x

(photo via eyetwist)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Style stealing: Textures

I am loving all the textures in this outfit! The color combination is quite basic but this is far from boring...
(photo via The Sartorialist)

A little daydreamin'

When I was little I watched Swiss Family Robinson over and over and over again. I would dream of living in that amazing tree house high above the ground on some beautiful remote island (with all my friends and family of course!). Since then, I have seen many real-life tree houses that are actually similar to the one in the film-- sometimes even more complex! I really like the idea of a grown up tree house. What a fun and playful life! How would you like to live in a tree house? Is it just a childhood fantasy?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I like the way you move!

Tonight I went to see Paco Pena and company at the Boulder Theater and it blew me away! I had no idea what to expect but what I saw was above and beyond. I'm talking constant entertainment. The spanish guitar was accompanied with incredible flamenco dancing (both male and female dancers) and often other instruments (like this one). I was wonderfully impressed with the complexity of the rhythms and pure passion behind the whole experience. "Bravissimo!" said the guy behind me after every performance...I agree! Click here---> for a taste of the evening.

A nice nook...

A quick little post before the day gets crazy. Will be back with more later. Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Hometown proud...

I just had to share this little guide to my very own hometown Nashville, Tennessee. There are so many things on this list that I have yet to see! I can't wait to go home and see some of the sites that I have missed. Although some of my favorites definitely made the cut.

Take a look: Sanna Paananen

This Finnish illustrator uses bold colors and shapes to create a truly eye catching composition. They remind me of the illustrations you find in vintage books with a bit of a wacky twist. Find more of her work here.

Friday, October 9, 2009

It's the weekend!

What do you have planned this weekend my dolls? My man is out of town this weekend so tonight I am planning on taking it easy. I'm going to rent a very romantic movie, eat leftovers and take a nice long bubble bath! Tomorrow, I am going to see Jolie Holland in Denver with a couple of my friends and I am beyond excited! I saw her last year and she was just so cute and wonderful! It is suppose to snow tomorrow night (the first real snow) so hopefully that will not put a damper on any of my plans!

Here are some things to keep your weekend interesting...

What's your favorite thing to have for breakfast?

An illustrated life! (love this one)

A 13 year old with style

Apple cider donuts, yes please!

A tiny stylish camera

Pet costumes here, here and here!

Tim Burton inspired Halloween costumes.

Gorgeous hair accessories!

trashy style...

adorable autumn necklace!

Wow, that is all I can say...

Simple, yet lovely

An incredible little experiment!

(photo via Abby try again)

Grandma Chic!

I hope I have this much style when I get older! These women still look incredible. I think style is a huge component in keeping a younger attitude about life. Don't you?!

(photos by The Satorialist)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A different kind of book...

Inspired by Ira Glass and his amazing talk this past weekend, I decided it was about time for me to dive into this book on tape thing with full force. He talked a lot about storytelling and how it was dying in this age of technology. I sadly agree but wanted to be proactive about it some how. So, my boyfriend went to the library and checked out The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly. We have been listening to it every night before bed and it is just incredible. It really does let your imagination run wild and the book we got couldn't be more perfect for this kind of thing. It is a grown up version of a fairy tale so it basically makes you feel like you are 5 years old again (which is fantastic!). So if you are feeling uninspired or just want a different way of being entertained, I highly recommend an audiobook.

(via bookshelves)

Whip it good!

Last night I went to see Whip It with one of my girlfriends and I loved it! Ellen Page and Alia Shawkat are on and offscreen best friends and they are just too frikin' cute. On top of that all the female leads are fantastic in the film -- a few of them include Drew Berrymore (who also directed the film--her debut I believe), Juliette Lewis (remember her in this!) and Kristen Wigg (loved her in this). ALSO, my favorite Swedish artist Jens Lekman has songs scattered throughout the entire film. This song, especially, has a very notable scene. Have I done enough convincing yet?! Go!