Friday, March 30, 2012

A Friday Funny!

This week I was hit HARD with spring fever. The cleaning bug got me and on Wednesday evening I was washing windows and doing loads of laundry, by midnight I moved to vacuuming and dusting, and by 2am I was purging items into the "giveaway" pile. Rummaging thru a huge stack of hand me down albums from TJ's DJ uncle (from the 1980's) I couldn't help but bust out laughing as I realised how horrible some of the cover designs where. 
A great Friday funny and I hope you enjoy these lost pieces of art!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Floral Crowns

Brides have done it, models have done it, but do I dare do it? Floral crowns that is.
Can you place a wreath upon the head without having by passers expecting a bird to just nest right on top? I love the look, but a part of my realistic side kicks in and says.......It's just not practical!
Thinking that a floral crown is just not something you can easily add into your daily wardrobe (basically giving up on the whole idea), I stumbled upon Free People's collection of head pieces and instantly fell in love with the color options and realistic sizing of each of thier crowns.
I actually just purchased the peach colored rosette crown and am so excited to wear it! Does it get any sweeter  then this?

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Music Video Tuesday

This video "Crazy for You" makes me giggle a bit. As a animal lover/obsessive owner of two beautiful pups, using pets in a video is a no brainer. Right? 
I discovered this band last summer and while basking in the sun I would be rockin out to their Cali-esque sound. Love the band, love the song, and really love this video!  Enjoy:)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Phone Cover Picks

Ok, I am going to the dark side....I will officially become an all around Apple user starting tomorrow. As embarrassing as it was being the only twenty something still rocking a blackberry, then switching to a book- sized sliding keyboard phone that even the teenagers snickered at while I stood in line at Starbucks, but at last I will blend in to the millions who all rock the ever cool IPhone! 

What I am most excited about is the accessories and there are a whole bunch to choose from, so after hours of searching (admittedly a little too much time) for the right case I narrowed it down to these few. Which to choose? Any thoughts or opinions?

1. Heavenly Creatures Art                    2.  Gela Skins
3. Skin It , Case Mate                           4.  The Curious Case, Gelugu Accessories
5. Fun Panda, Grove Made                  6.  Primovisto

Thursday, March 22, 2012

the flowerchild dwelling

Say hello to Kelly Ann, a blogger who every Monday has stolen my heart with her Music Monday posts!

There are many great reads out there but I must admit that I favor 5 or 6 particular blogs in which I check out daily to see what has been posted. The flowerchild dwelling is one of those daily reads that I obsess over. The pics have a dreamy southern watercolor-like overlay  to them, the posts are sweet and simple, and the music finds are priceless (my itunes library has grown because of music Monday). Check out the flowerchild dwelling, and if you LOVE this blog as much as I do, let me know!     Enjoy:)

Camera Bag re-do

Looking for the perfect camera bag had been a mission of mine for several months. It must be a certain size, color, have a adjustable strap, etc.... so when I was given this thrifted bag, I was super excited to make it my own! 
I had a few inspiration photos of patterns I really loved and in the end, my bag turned out nothing like the pics, but that's ok:) It still was a fun project and I now have a very colorful bag to tote my camera in!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

March Must Haves

Spring To Life Dress
Daybook Satchel
Canter Bags
Miansai Hook Bracelet
Kate Spade Lido's

Every month I have a hard time picking and choosing my "Must Haves" mostly because I am a shopaholic and want everything. This year the 60's trend and boho style is everywhere and that makes the choosing oh so much harder!
What will next month be like? Yikes!!!

Music Video Tuesday

If you are a fan of Music Video Tuesday, you have seen a previous post on "Of Monsters and Men" but I just can not get enough of this great band, and I am digging Nanna's awesome hat! 
This song (Love, Love, Love) is super sweet so please enjoy:)

Monday, March 19, 2012

DIY Cake Platters

During our upcoming wedding section photo shoot, we wanted to have sweets and snacks to feast upon, so a quick trip to the thrift shop and PRESTO......instant vintage cake platters! These pretty little details added a nice flare to our delicious sweets. 
We used a glue gun which makes these pieces easy to disassemble but if you are looking for a permanent solution, you can use epoxy. Super easy to do:)

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sunny Sunday

Yesterday I received two very lovely surprises that made my weekend, so much so that I had to share! 

Petal Play Design made me a beautiful sunny shades bouquet in a vintage milk glass container that has brightened up my living room and brightened up my day:)

Kaylah from The Dainty Squid sent me a sweet postcard that is so pretty. Why have we stopped using postcards? They are really great! 

Thanks Viv and Kaylah....You both a so sweet

Friday, March 16, 2012

A Sweet Kiwi

Meet Amanda, she is a sweet blogger from New Zealand. If you are like me and would love to travel to such a beautiful place but are geographically challenged (over a 22 hr flight and boat loads of money), the next best thing is getting to view great photos, products, and people through "Here Comes the Sun"

Definitely a fun read, and I must say that the little photo shoots of Amanda and her husband are simply adorable:) Enjoy!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Patty Inspired

Every year St. Patricks day comes and I see hoards of people excited to sport whatever plaid they have saved for this day. Unfortunately I am forever traumatized and embarrassed that plaid will forever be remembered as my outfit choice for prom. Don't laugh...........Ok, go ahead, but please know that posting this picture was very difficult since I was hoping to be buried with this secret. 
In light of this holiday, I am swallowing pride and letting everyone know that although I made a fashion wrong that plaid can be a fashion right!    Have a Happy St.Patricks Day!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Charlie Hearts Diesel

 I have two girls (doggies) who need some accessorising but I couldn't find anything I absolutely love till now.
   Charlie Hearts Diesel captures the playful side in K-9 accessories with their brilliant models and the best part is that for every purchase, 20% of the proceeds goes towards the Riverside Animal Shelter where the owners volunteer. 
Both of my girls (see them below) where adopted so I love the cause that this shop stands for...."Live, Love, Adopt". Oh, and they want to remind you to spay and neuter your pets!
My Babies

a Little funny

This morning I was over excited to see ripened lemon had fallen from my tree that I have had for months now. 
The only problem is that is was no bigger then a quarter:(   Still, lets think gave me a lemon so I tried to make lemonade, but I may have cheated a little by using a bigger more ripened lemon to do so! 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Music Video Tuesday

My recent road trips have left a taste in my mouth for MORE vacations. Does that sound greedy? Making great soundtracks is a must on the open road, so a found favorite is the Silver Swans. Relaxed yet rhythmic, the swans belt out great tunes! Enjoy

Monday, March 12, 2012

Child Star

This past weekend we had sooooo much fun doing our up coming bridal sections photo shoot. 

My sweet little niece Colie who is 4 years old just wanted model like the older girls she watched all day so finally she got to strut her stuff. She has many faces to give so I would say, give me a happy face, give me a pretty face, give me a face like you just got some out Tyra, I see the next top model:)

Friday, March 9, 2012

Hair Color

For as long as I have been alive I have been some shade of blonde (besides on awful color experience in college, but that is another story), so this last fall I decided to get out of my rut and do something drastic. I went red. Really really red! Well, it was fun while it lasted but after the color disappeared, I was left wish an array of things going on. Dull spots, growing roots, damaged ends, and so on. Thank goodness my sister is a hairdresser and has been doing touch ups as I make my way to the desired look (see below). Got any color stories of your own?

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Fun Gift

A few weeks ago my mom surprised me with a little gift, this magazine she picked up at Anthropologie. Loving color, travel, and crafts, this mag has curred my creative cravings! Flipping through the pages like a teenager looking through a gossip magazine my brain became overloaded with fun projects and ideas. Thanks Mom! You can pick up the mag here

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Wish Wish Wish

A recent quick trip to London a few months back has left me obsessing over oxfords and afternoon tea, so it is a fun indulgence to read through Carrie's beautiful blog. Think Audrey Hepburn meets Blair Waldorf (yes, a Gossip Girl reference) and you get a sophisticated catty London chic mix.

Love the painted lips, oxford shoes and her love of all purses!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Music Video Tuesday

Work has been non-stop lately and although I feel blessed this video reminds me that sometimes it is good to take a break and be a little silly:) The band is Boy & Bear and they are really great. I am in love with most of their songs so if you get a chance check them out! Enjoy

Monday, March 5, 2012

Brittney Maynard Illustrations

This weekend while in Savannah, my sister introduced me to her good friend Brittney who is a Illustrator and a very talented one at that. Getting to thumb through a few of her original prints, I really enjoyed the wimsey nature of these colorful animal characters. A personal favorite that I just couldn't put down was the humorous print of Jeff (Chef) Goldblum! Check out her store here