A Beautiful Day

My husband and I are so honored and excited to announce that our wedding has been featured on Rustic Wedding Chic! If you are interested in having a look at it, click here. It would be an understatement to say … Continue reading

You Are My Sunshine

Hey guess what?

There’s a new collection available in my shop.

8×10 Print

4×5.5″ Greeting Card

Basically, I wanted to have a yellow print in my kitchen and then I decided it’d make a great card too.
So there you have it – inspiring right?

But the reason I wanted a yellow print is
1) I’ve always wanted a yellow kitchen and it’s lacking some yellow,
and 2) I just created the Burlap Bulletin Board I mentioned here.
It’s hanging above our kitchen table right now, and is a little bare at the moment but I’m hoping to pin up some more yellow stuff to bring in the color, and also hopefully some cute seasonal stuff. (That’s why I have a picture of my husband and I and our last jack-o-lantern).
I’m quite happy with it, I’m not gonna lie. I just need to add stuff to it. If anyone has any ideas on what I could add, please  leave a comment & let me know!

(please excuse my bad iPhone photography)

I’m in the process of decorating our kitchen. It’s a slow process, I try to add things here and there when I can. But I would just really love to have the yellow kitchen I’ve always dreamed of – I just love the sunshine-y look of them. But so far, here are a few little touches I’ve added to our little apartment kitchen.

A dry-erase message board. I drew a cute little breakfast drawing this morning which my husband decided to turn into a modern day telling of Shadrack, Meshack, and Abendigo (the spelling of which I probably just butchered).

My Anthro zinc letter knock offs hanging above the sink

A couple yellow spatulas to add a pop of color. (I also love my bird can opener, Antrho milk jug measuring cups, and “made with love” heart wooden spoon)

More pops of yellow appear around the kitchen in my dishes. (canisters are from Williams and Sonoma)

Someday, it will be some much more grande. In the meantime, here are some yellow kitchens that I love:

So lovely…

What do you all think? Do you also dream of a sweet yellow kitchen? Or what does your dream kitchen look like?

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Autumn Inspirations

I absolutely love fall.
You just need to know that about me. I just think its so wonderful. I love the trees changing colors. I love the weather. I love the clothes – scarves, boots, sweaters, all of it. And to top it off, my birthday is in October. It’s just great.
And since fall is quickly approaching, I have felt extra inspired lately and just thought I would share with you a couple of the things I’m hoping to make or acquire this season.

APPAREL I ADORE

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Buckled Felt Skirt – Anthropologie $98

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Dashes Knit Blazer – Anthropologie $98

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Printed Column Maxi Skirt – Anthropologie $118

HOME DECOR

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I want to create some kind of fall wreath

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DIY Burlap Bulletin Boards

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Ruffled Lamp Shade – either with burlap or linen

So there’s a couple of my craft ideas for the upcoming season! I’m hoping they’re more attainable than my last ideas
(UPDATE: I have begun on the chandelier, unfortunately its been slightly difficult. Don’t worry, I won’t give up! And I have the rug ready to paint, just waiting to get together with my lovely friend for a rug painting party. The pallet.. still trying to find one)

Also, there’s about one week left until the end of the GIVEAWAY!

Unfortunately, I’m not able to track who pinned or tweeted or liked on facebook. So as of now I will be choosing the winner from my current followers. If you want an extra entry, comment on this post telling me your favorite part of fall.
If you have not yet entered and would like to, subscribe by email to my blog and you will be entered.

As always, feel free to like, pin, or tweet if you like what you see!

And keep checking back, I will be adding a new fall collection of stationery soon!

Early Bird Collection

Here it is – The newest collection
EARLY BIRD.

8×10 Print

Market List Notepad

Thank You Card Set of 10

So far, there are three items in the collection – A Print (perfect for the kitchen!), a Market List Notepad, and a set of Thank You Notes.

The inspiration came to me while I was doing the dishes actually-  as I reached for one of my tea towels to dry something. As a very special bridal shower gift, I had received a set of tea towels from my husband’s granny.  They were passed down from many generations past. They are absolutely beautiful, all hand-stiched, and I just love the vintage style of them. I have one for each day of the week.

I decided they would make such a cute vintage collection. So there you have it.

As for the reason I picked Proverbs 31:25 – I have been doing a personal daily study of Proverbs 31. It’s my goal to become as close to the Proverbs 31 woman that I can, and so I’m reading it over and over and over again. Each day, I can usually get something new from it – even if it’s small.

This particular verse talks about her rising early in the morning to provide food for her household. She does not put her selfish desire of sleep before the needs of her family – which isn’t always easy to do. I started out waking up every morning to make my husband a gourmet breakfast, when we first got married. (And I truly did enjoy doing so!) But lately, he’s been having ROTC training at 7:00 in the morning, and has to leave at 6:30… So I have been sleeping in…

But I’m working on it. It will improve! I have just felt considerably lazy- has anybody else been struggling with this lately?

Anyway, so that was just a small personal goal of mine, and an encouraging verse from one of my favorite chapters.

So that is how the Early Bird collection came together!

If you would like to purchase any of the items from the collection, please visit my shop!

And thank you to all my readers – the views to my blog have been increasing exponentially, and I am so flattered!

You guys are the best, please keep it up! If you like what you are seeing, make sure to subscribe for the email updates. Or, if you don’t like your inbox being flooded, “like” me on my facebook page. Then you can be updated of new posts on your timeline.

New Collection, My Dear

Hello all,

I have added my first collection to the shop!

It is a stationery collection that I have entitled, “My Dear”.

(and there’s a nice little surprise related to that at the end of this post…)

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Notecards

The inspiration came to me on a hike that my husband and I took together about a week ago. During our hike, we had the pleasure of witnessing a little fawn hop between the trees. It was the most adorable thing I had ever seen – his little prance was so full of energy and joy. And it was especially deer to me that day (Are the puns getting old yet?), because of what we had read earlier that morning in the book Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. (Which I highly recommend)

It had just referenced the verse, Psalm 18:33, which says:
“He makes my feet like the feet of a deer, and sets me on my high places”.

If you have ever witnessed what I did the other day, you know that deer prance so joyfully and gracefully. It doesn’t matter that their feet are landing on sharp rocks, and twigs, and cacti all around them. They are completely protected and at peace. So full of life.

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It is so uplifting to hear God’s word to us, that He will make our feet like the feet of a deer. We don’t need to worry about all the troubles and problems we face in life. With him as our comfort and guide, we are given an overwhelming joy. It doesn’t mean the troubles aren’t there, but it does mean that His love and protection is.

And, oh, how I love the poetic grace of our Lord.

So that was the inspiration behind this collection. I hope when you see it (and hopefully use it!), it will encourage you as well. And to each person who receives these notes, cards, or letters, let it be a wish to them – that they may receive the joy and protection of the Lord that day as well!

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Oh and did I mention? It’s also time for the first
GIVEAWAY!

One lovely person can receive this entire collection, as well as this pencil from Anthropologie:

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which I have always adored

Doesn’t it just match so nicely?

Here’s how to enter:

1. Subscribe to my blog by entering your email on the right.

2. Share a link to this blog either on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.

I will keep track of who enters, and at the end of the month one winner will be announced to receive a lovely package in the mail! It’s that simple.

I’ve taken a little trip to the UK..

I had the awesome opportunity to be the first one featured in Speaker’s Five’s Take Five feature on their blog. It was a lot of fun and so great to be featured on such an awesome blog. So check it out, and while you’re at it, head on over and take a look at Speaker’s Five’s blog as well!

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Well, here it is, the first of the Take Five features. Also, the first of the Take Five to come from overseas (to us that is). So without further ado, in we go.

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Kara Lynn Jurgensen is a Graphic Design Degree student studying at the fine arts school in Alburquerque, New Mexico. Kara made the unfortunate mistake of liking the Take Five post and has been roped in to doing it herself.

Kara has a love of art, design, and all things creative. In her words she is ‘blessed with this passion to create’.  She feels her goal as a designer is to put focus on the beauty of a product, business, or event.

She describes her style as simplistic, while still having a fun, unique, and artistic flair. I think it is clear looking at her work that the passion to create offscreen is an intrinsic element to her…

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