Monday, October 28, 2013

Music Monday

Drinking: Water
Listening: Josh Radin

Heartbeats / Jose Gonzalez
Snow Song / Ron Pope & The District
Homesick / Kings Of Convenience
The Shape Of Us / Ian Britt
Brother Sparrow / Agnes Obel

Happy Music Monday! What are you listening to lately? 


Thursday, October 24, 2013


Drinking: Water
Listening: Foo Fighters


Sigh. I love when rooms have an open feeling. White walls with definition found in interesting, strategically placed pieces. These four rooms really popped out at me when I was setting up this edition. I love the antlers and the twig light fixture.

What are you guys loving this week?



Monday, October 21, 2013

Music Monday

Drinking: Water
Listening: Matt Corby

What are you guys listening to this week, guys?


Friday, October 18, 2013

5 Things I Love #23

For today's installment of 5 Things I Love I thought I would share with you the five blogs I am loving right now. Some of these stay the same while some of them cycle in and out. Either way, these five blogs are sure to be awesome reads for you so check them out! 

Who doesn't love ABM? I mean, c'mon! It's really one of the best blogs out there and I love it because it features a lot of different types of things. Home decor, recipes, DIY's... you name it!

The Merrythought is a gorgeous and simple blog featuring a lot of different DIY's and party decor ideas! I love love love this blog. It has wonderful photography and a lovely layout. 

Lovely Indeed is an awesome blog because it's really informative. She has great tips on being a "professional" blogger and I adore her photo background posts! 

Elise is the blog mastermind behind the cute little blog Enjoy It! Go follow her for daily doses of her life as well as darling pictures of her baby. She also has good tips on being a small business owner!

Paper & Stitch is a wonderful all encompassing blog! Full of cute DIY's & home decor it's for sure a must read. Check out her full list of DIY's to see what I mean. All of them are just too cute! 

What about you guys? What blogs do you love? I'm always on the lookout for new ones so share them in the comments! 




Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Crafty Day!

Drinking: Bloody Mary 
Watching: Grey's Anatomy 

Sometimes I get so excited about making things I can hardly see straight. I had the day off work yesterday and I feel so incredibly productive. I finished a lot of projects, brainstormed new products and worked on a new exciting site. 

You should all run over and check out the shop - I added a couple new things this weekend. Also check out some snap shots from my day off. 

What do you guys do when you get some free time? What did you do this weekend? 


Monday, October 14, 2013

Music Monday

Drinking: Water
Listening: One Republic

Today is the country music edition of Music Monday. I've been listening to country a lot at work - so naturally it's going to carry over into the blog. 

That's My Kind Of Night / Luke Bryan 
Cruise / Florida Georgia Line
Wagon Wheel / Darius Rucker
Night Train / Jason Aldean
Don't Ya / Brett Eldredge
Mine Would Be You / Blake Sheldon 
Drinks After Work / Toby Keith 
Pirate Flag / Kenny Chesney 
Springsteen / Eric Church

What are you guys listening to this week? I would love to give 'em a listen, too! 


Thursday, October 10, 2013


Drinking: Water
Listening: Snow Patrol

I love graphics in the home, from shapes to interesting wall textiles - I am hooked by simplicity of a pop of color or something unique. I'm trying to work things like this into our home. We're constantly working on something... this week it was the basement. Yay. 

But really - the end result is enough to keep me going. I really enjoy working toward a goal - and it just so happens that my goal is always developing, so I always have something keeping me busy. 

What about you guys? What kinds of projects do you guys try to tackle around the house? 


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Girls Weekend/Donna's Perfday

Drinking: Water
Listening: Frank Tuner

Last week Donna, Kara, Liz and I went up to Grayling for Donna's birthday. We played cards, sat by a bon fire, hiked, canoed and had a blast. I love living with Jordan, but some good 'ol fashioned girl time is always nice. 

What do you guys do when you get away for a weekend?


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Bucket List: Brand New

A couple of weeks ago Jordan and I were able to check something off of of our joined bucket list. We scored tickets to see Brand New in Grand Rapids at the Intersection. I've been to a lot of concerts, but this was by far the best one. I've wanted to see Brand New for years and when Jordan and I started dating we realized that they were pretty much the only band we liked.

I'm so glad we were able to see these guys!


Saturday, October 5, 2013

Custom Order

I wanted to show you guys a custom order that I sent to a customer earlier this week. I'm loving the simple closure I included. She liked the design of another pillow I had listed, but wanted a custom size & color that would work better for her. Challenge accepted. 

I used sisal twine to make loops and none of the buttons match - so it's quirky and unique. I love the stripes and polka dots. I also used red string to stitch on the buttons for a little contrast. 

I also love the packaging. Simple and elegant. Man, oh man. I love this pillow case. 

I hope you all are having a wonderful Saturday! Doing anything fun?

Thursday, October 3, 2013


Listening: Say Hi To Your Mom
Drinking: Water


Our kitchen needs some help... I would at least like to say that I've started making it somewhat "homey" but that would be a lie. Unfortunately, the place that is usually the hub of activity in a home is a blob. No character and I'm pretty sure there is a stack of dishes on the counter. What can I say? I'm not very domestic. I am making a change, though! Cute kitchen on a budget here I come! I've been cooking a lot more at home - and my dreary kitchen is bring me down. Check out these cute pictures - just a few of the ones I've compiled to breathe inspiration into my dusty non-domestic bones. 

Do you guys have any quick kitchen decor tips? I would love to hear them!