Friday, October 24

Etsy Love

It's time for another round of Etsy Love!  I've been finding a ton of really good stuff on Etsy lately.  People are really stepping up their handmade game!

Photo above:  This might be the best scarf I've EVER seen.  Rawaan Alkhatib has a ton of great scarf prints!

How clever is this hand painted wooden clock by Sandra Eterovic???

This Jurassic Park patch by Dany Reede is pretty much everything.

I'm a long-time fan of Cat Rabbit and this pizza brooch is the absolute cutest.

This little hand painted toadstool by Jess Quinn Small art has stolen my heart.

You know I love a good banner by Fun Cult and this Dullsville banner is my favorite right now!

I've been trying to start my holiday shopping early this year so I have plenty of time to pick the perfect gifts for friends.  I have so many great things hiding in my favorites right now.  Do you have any new shops that you're swooning over?  xo.

Wednesday, October 22

A Little Bed Nook Revamp

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I've been working on slightly redoing parts of my home lately.  Sometimes you just need a change, ya know?  I love my bed nook area.  I think it's one of the best parts about our bedroom.  I was ready for a little updating and am still in that process, but I thought I'd show you where I am right now.

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Firstly, we got a new mattress from Tuft & Needle and it's amazing.  We haven't had a new mattress since we first got married, so we were definitely due.  This mattress has no springs, so it came vacuum sealed in a box and was shipped right to our door with no problem.  Once unrolled the mattress and cut the plastic it went "thooooooouuuuuupppp".  (That's the sound of something getting really plump.  Didn't you know?)  Anyway, new wonderful comfy mattress: check.

As you can see in the photos above and below, I took the accordion rack off the wall and moved the terrariums.  I used this idea that Emma had and placed electric tea lights in the bubbles that weren't holding air plants.  It's really peaceful to look at at night.

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Settling on bedding is always tough for me, but I ended up with this bedding from Urban Outfitters.  I expected it to be a really happy shade of yellow, but in person it's more of a yellow/green color.  I still like it, it just wasn't exactly what I was expecting.

I still plan to do something to the wall above the bed, but haven't landed on a strong idea yet.  I'll definitely share when I get it figured out.  For now, it's nice to have a bit of change in our sweet bed nook.  xo.

Tuesday, October 21

Weekly Wears: In The Bubble

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I've been carrying this fisheye camera around with me for a couple of weeks now, treating it just like a disposable.  I throw it in the ol' purse and pull it out sparingly.  That way, when I finally get the film developed, it will be from an array of different events and moments.  I'll be interested to see how the photos turn out-- I don't have any experience with a fisheye and the viewfinder is a bit different than my other cameras.  The lens actually sticks out far enough to be in sight and I'm still adjusting to that.  I think there will be a learning curve.

Jacket: Marshall's;  Dress: c/o ChicWish (similar);  Tights: ModCloth;  Boots: ModCloth;  Necklace: Shlomit Ofir;  Camera: c/o ModCloth

I just bought tickets to take a little breather in Nashville next month and visit a friend, so I'm planning all the cameras I want to take with me.  I have three so far and I think that might be my max.  There are only so many cameras you can remember to pull out before you (I) just start forgetting some of them.  We'll see, though-- it's going to be a fantastic trip and having all the toy cameras for snapping is something I'm super excited about!

Happy Tuesday, friends!  xo.

Monday, October 20


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I forced myself to carry my camera around with us this weekend, and I'm really glad I did.  I told you about how this photo re-inspired me to get back to photographing our everyday life, and I'm super thankful for that.  We had a full and fun weekend with the girls.  This was our first weekend off from playing shows in about 6 weeks, so we had lots of fun weekend-y activities to make up for.  More than anything, it was just nice being able to do whatever we wanted at any point.  We haven't had that kind of time together in far too long!

*Poesy helping Hope with part of her school work... dressed as princesses... because why not?
*Ice cream date at a place we FINALLY tried and then found out they're closing at the end of the month.  Boo.
*Poe tasting my ice cream while simultaneously tasting hers.  She knows what's what.
*We had breakfast at a pretty patisserie Saturday morning with an out of town friend.
*Poesy crashed the music at the farmer's market with some serious dancing.  Thankfully our friend Dallas didn't mind at all.  ;)
*The weather was amazing on Saturday so we headed to the park.  I was wearing my favorite Stay Home Club.
*This is pretty much what the weekend was.  Dancing, jammies, too much food, movies, and the good kind of nothing.  It was pretty perfect.

Now, back to work for me.  I feel refreshed and ready to take on the week.  Happy Monday, friends!