Sunday, September 26, 2010

Take a look: Robert Ryan

I've come across Rob Ryan several times while doing my daily blog scanning routine and am always so amazed by his work. It's so intricate and interesting. It's got a childlike sort of whimsy to it that I love. He specializes in paper cut out and screen printing and also has an etsy store with a variety of goodies from ceramic tiles to lomo cameras. If you are lucky enough to live in London you can visit him and his work at his own personal store called Ryantown. A fun little side note... he's also done quite a few book covers and I finally put my finger on why his work is so familiar to me-- he illustrated the cover for The Book of Lost Things.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Have a fun weekend!

I am really looking forward to this weekend. I am going to sit around and do nothing. Seriously, doesn't that sound great? A little reading, cooking and sleeping in, yes, perfect. I have worn myself out the past couple weeks. Why are there so many September birthdays? I mean I'm not complaining about my own of course but this is overwhelming. Oh, did I tell you I got a bike for my birthday? It's a vintage Fleetwood and it's so amazing! I will show you pictures very soon because I am planning on riding it around all weekend. Be safe chickens and I will see you next week! x.

Also, Let's get inspired...

Fall picnicking.

Pretty hair.

For your sweet tooth: chocolate dipped cupcakes.

illustration love + I want a typewriter.

Scaredy cat.

Feathers, feathers, feathers.

Grilled pizza: part 1 and part 2.

awesome 60's mugshots. (isn't their hair fantastic!)

Spooning-- cute craft idea! (also- vintage storage.)

Eye spy.

Currently in love with- Figs.

This kitschy little inn looks so wonderful!

Crazy Stockholm subway stations.

(photo Karen O & Zooey Dechanel- via autumn wilde)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Today I feel very old but also very loved. It is my momma and my late grandmother Nini's birthday as well, so this day has always been extra special for me. I am not sure if it is the getting older thing or what but I'm feeling especially sentimental today. My mom sent me a card that said-- "Do you know I have been loving you for 26 years? That is a very long time!". It made me tear up a little to think about that. x.
(via we heart it)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

hello fall + goodbye summer.

According to our calendars, this day marks the last day of summer. I am not sure if it's because I have a fall birthday (tomorrow!) but fall has always been my favorite season. No matter how much I love summer, I am always ready for fall when it comes around-- more comfy cardigans, tea drinking and more time in the kitchen. I'm so excited to see the leaves turn and the temperature drop. Change is good.

(via nectar and light, simply photo, abby try again, simply breakfast, marthasnail)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Happy Monday...

I feel like I'm constantly apologizing for not being consistent with my posts. It has been especially hard to keep up with my long Friday post-- the week is over, I am planning for the weekend and sometimes the last thing I want to do is be on my computer for a couple hours. Which is why this week I am planning on working on it throughout the week so it isn't such a burden. But don't worry, I still love you.

This weekend was especially busy though because I was planning, decorating, running around town for a party we had in honor of my birthday on Saturday night. My actual birthday is not until this Wednesday but this weekend seemed a more proper time to celebrate than the middle of the week. I am turning 26, which pretty much scares the pants off of me. When did I get so old?

How was your weekend? Mine was pretty busy. That party pretty much consumed all of my weekend but was definitely worth it. Yes I admit it, yesterday was spent mainly on the couch watching tv.

Okay well, here's some neat things...

Guilty pleasure television...

I like this.

Denim on do you feel?

Perfect for fall.


For the dudes.

Human pac-man.

(photo via IrenaS)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mad Men: Illustrated.

I'm really liking these Mad Men illustrations. Most of them are from specific screen shots from the actual show. I have to say, Peggy is my favorite character (who's yours?), but she looked the least like herself in the drawings. Despite that small detail, I'm still really enjoying looking at these and trying to guess what episode they're from. I especially love the paper doll cut out of Joan --look at the blood on the green dress from the John Deer episode!

(via Dyna Moe)

Sunday, September 12, 2010


I am actually a pretty big fan of Sundays. I know they mark the end of the weekend but there is something about a good ol' lazy Sunday that you just can't beat. This afternoon, I went to the chili cook-off in Evergreen, which was pretty fantastic-- 60 different kinds of chili, red and green; all sorts of flavors. There was chili with buffalo meat, kobe beef and even elk. This was my second year in a row to go and if you live in the area I highly recommend it! So much fun!

Okay well, sorry for the delay on my usual Friday post. Family in town usually means little time to myself which often leads to putting my blog on the back burner. You know how that goes. My Dad hadn't visited me in CO since 2007, so there was a lot of catching up to do. A lot of the weekend revolved around eating-- which is not too surprising if you know my family at all. We went here, here and here and then there was the chili cook-off of course. So yea, good food, good company. Lovely. How about you? Any weekend fun to share?

Well, here is some good stuff I found...

I just called to say...

a touch of blue.

brighten up your cubical.

Another canning project...

Fascinated by book covers.

Oh, the cutest little shop.

New etsy love.

Whoa! Sound suits.

I want to stay at this awesome is the little bed nook?

Creamed corn...a Southern weakness.

(image via Design is Mine)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Hello Saturday.

I can't talk long. My Dad is in town and we are running all over the place doing this and that. I just wanted to check in and say hello and let you know that I didn't forget about you. Also, it was my blogs 1st birthday yesterday. Happy Birthday blog! Ha, okay...well I'll write you all about my weekend tomorrow. Promise. In the mean time, here are some photos I took at the flea market about a month ago. x.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Some thoughts...

I was driving into Boulder on Monday night for yet another goodbye party when I saw a orange glow in the distance. I have to say that at that moment I was quite taken by the beauty of what I was seeing in front of me. I had to remind myself to keep my eyes on the road. Once I hit the top of the hill, right before you descend into town, I saw a whole crowd of people turn off at the lookout. It was a little bit exciting but also, obviously concerning. This fire has now reached national news. It has expanded to over 3,000 acres, destroying 52 homes and 8 people still remain missing-- and it's still growing. It's devastating. The air smells like smoke, and is a constant reminder that some things are not in our hands. They never are. My heart goes out to anyone who has experienced loss from this tragic event. I can not even understand how hard it would be to loose a home, a pet, a thousand memories.

I always thought that, beyond people of course, memories are the most tragic loss of all in natural disasters-- home videos, photo albums, crayon drawings from when you were a kid. It's funny how in day to day life I really don't look back at my photo albums much, but when I think about grabbing anything, that is something I would definitely try to save. It makes you think about what really matters-- what's replaceable, what's not. We all work so hard to build a life for ourselves without realizing that it's all so vulnerable.

Sorry to bring down the mood. Sometimes I need to be reminded of just how good I've got it. Have a happy hump day my dears!

(photo via east/west)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

5 things I like...

2. Denver Biscuit Company (tip: order The Franklin, it's pure Southern goodness)

3. Mondo Boys-- A mixtape.

4. Fall boots. (and fall clothing in general, love that chill in the air.)

Friday, September 3, 2010

It's the weekend + happy labor day!

Well, hello my loves. Everyone have a decent week? Mine was on the normal side. I did get to cook a few fantastic dinners though and discovered a hidden gem on Colfax. Any of my Denver readers been to Emilios? It's a little hole in the wall Mexican restaurant that's incredibly cheap. They have $1.75 margaritas Thursday through Saturday-- and they're stiff. Also, I got a steak and potato burrito for 5 dollars and had enough left over for this mornings breakfast. Seriously, check it out.

My holiday weekend plans are fairly minimal. At some point I am going to Lakeside because I've been wanting to go all summer and plans always seem to fall through. It's only open for two more weekends so it's now or never. I've never been but it looks like a fantastic place to shoot a few rolls of film. On Labor Day, a friend of mine is having a bbq and I think I might enjoy one last dip in the pool before the cool weather starts to set in here. Have a safe holiday weekend y'all!


Doesn't John Hamm look like Kevin Kline in this photo? (scroll through for more behind the scenes photos-- fascinating)

Would you ever wear a cape? I am surprisingly attracted to this one. (also, I'm in love with this dress)

simple pretty necklaces. (more beautiful jewelry here)

prettify your wounds.

One of each please.

Such an easy, cute idea for diy gift tags.

You and everything you own. (I am incredibly impressed with their minimalism.)

I recently made the most simple salad with beets, feta, walnuts and a splash of balsamic. So yummy. More ways to use beets here.

I think I just found the perfect desert. (btw, I have become obsessed with all things salted caramel, so yummy)

Swim the edge of a waterfall (via Kimia)

(photo via 3tongallery)