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Inspiration No. 3

13 Mar

Hi friends!  Happy Wednesday!  We are already halfway through the week!  After having such a sunny weekend in Corvallis, I have had spring on the brain so I thought I would do a floral inspiration board today.  I just love all the beautiful flowers and colors.

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Happy Friday

8 Mar

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Happy Friday friends!  Aren’t you so glad it’s almost the weekend!  Well, I sure am!  Lately, I have been SUPER busy with school, and I pretty much do art from when I wake up until when I go to bed.  I’m not complaining though because it is a dream to get the opportunity to do so much art!  I just love it!

I am also jumping for joy because I am picking up my sister from the airport today!  She is visiting all weekend, and I have so many wonderful things planned for us!  Mostly drinking large amounts of coffee and making tons of ice cream – what more could a girl want?!  Seriously though, I am just so excited to be able to spend some quality time with my sister.  It has been hard not getting to live in the same city any more, and I just can’t wait to see her!

Do you have any fun plans for the weekend?

PS. The above picture is of an art exhibit at the Sallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem, OR.  It was a fabulous art show!

Happy Friday

11 Jan

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Happy Friday dear friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful week!  What are your weekend plans?  Anything exciting?  My weekend will be full of art projects as all of my teachers have already laid it on thick!  But, I am excited to get back to drawing!  Jonathan has to work on Saturday so it will be a good opportunity to get it all done early, and then we can plan something fun for Sunday!  I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Here are a couple fun posts from around the internet:

Awesome ipad case DIY

I REALLY want to make this dining room table

There is a great column about entertaining by Camille Styles, and I especially love this one

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Looks We Love Continued

10 Jan

Hi friends!  Remember that post I did awhile back about fashion on a budget?  Well, today I have another example from a cute outfit highlighted on J. Crew’s Looks We Love that you can create from items in your own closet.

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I just love this outfit, and I actually decided to wear it to school today!  I used my red cords and a polk-a-dot button up with a pearl necklace and my smoker flats.

What are some of your fashion tricks?

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Weekend Hike

8 Jan

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Good morning!  How are you all doing today?  How is your week going?  My week is going good, but I am finding that is is hard to get back into the swing of things.  Anyone else feel that way?  I am excited for all of my classes, and I am excited to get to work on my goals for the year, but it all feels a little daunting too.  There is just so much I want to accomplish before we move to Milwaukee. This year in Oregon has goon by so fast, and it is hard to believe we only have 5 and a half months left!

As, I said before, Jonathan and I went on a really cool hike over the weekend.  You can’t really tell from the picture but we are up really high.  There is this amazing forrest behind our apartment with tons of trails, and it is a great way to be in nature in a short amount of time.

We have found that getting outside and walking/hiking has done amazing things for our mental health.  This is something I MUST remember throughout my life because no matter how I am feeling, if I get outside and walk, I always feel better!  It is also a great time for good conversation.  Jonathan and I always have fun talking about life and the future as we tromp through the forrest (or neighborhood)!

So, I highly recommend taking a quick break from your day and walking.  You can walk anywhere as long as it is outside, and I promise, it will feel good!  And, it is a great way to explore your city!

Have a great day!

First Day Back

7 Jan

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Good afternoon friends!  Today is my first day back to school which required me to get up super early this morning!  Now, as my day carries on, all I can think about is my cozy bed!  I found the above picture online the other night and I just love it.  I love the rustic, exposed brick walls along with the high ceilings and big windows.  And, that headboard!  Isn’t it fabulous!  This room is very urban/industrial, and I really like it!

My new classes are renewing my passion for design, and I am excited to dive into new projects this winter!  I am also excited to share with you all the fun things I learn along the way.

Happy Monday!

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Happy Friday!

4 Jan

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It’s Friday!  This has been a busy week, making me extra excited for the weekend!  Jonathan and I are planning an epic hike with cozy scarfs and warm drinks.  We figured some fresh air and exercise would do us some good after the holidays.

I am also getting really excited for next week because I start up with my classes again!  This quarter I am taking Illustrator and Photoshop, Indesign, Drawing 2 and Color and Composition.  I  can’t wait!  As I shared earlier this week in my goal post, one of my major goals this year is to work diligently on a design portfolio.  I plan to design all my assignments with this in mind so that I can work to include them in my portfolio.  If you have any suggestions for creating a design portfolio, I would love to hear them!

Happy Friday friends!

Here are a few fun things from around the web:

Amazing Nutella cinnamon rolls

Directions for fabulous party hats (Like the one I made for NYE!)

Sequin DIYs I really want to try

I want to go to one of these blogshop classes soooo bad!

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Happy New Year!

1 Jan

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Happy New Year!  It is 2013!  I hope you all had fun ringing in the new year last night!  We had fun celebrating at a friends house in Corvallis.  I made a sweet party hat that I wore all night, and it was inspired by this.

Cheers to this fabulous new year!

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Swedish House Mafia

19 Dec

Good morning dear friends!  Today I have something very random, and very amazing for you!  Well, I think it is amazing, but you may feel differently.  The other night Jonathan and I were watching youtube videos when we stumbled upon a video from a music festival in Sweden.  The band is called Swedish House Mafia, and they put on the most epic performance.  I don’t know anything about this band, but I will say, this video makes me want to dance!  I just can’t get enough of that beat!  So, I thought I would post this video for you to enjoy as well.  Hopefully it is just the pick-me-up you needed today.

Ps. If you are having trouble viewing the video, click the youtube icon to watch the video through the youtube website.

I would love to hear what you think of this beat/song/video?

Just a little break (I promise!)

29 Nov

Hi dear friends! I hope you are all enjoying this wonderful holiday season. We got our tree set up yesterday, and I love how it looks (and smells!). We are flying to Spokane for the weekend and I am giddy with excitement! We are staying in a cute hotel and spending time with all our wonderful friends. I can’t wait to see the huge Christmas tree they setup downtown!

I wanted to let you all know that I am going to take a few days off from blogging. But, I promise it will just be a few days. We are in need of a vacation so I am going to try and stay away from the computer. Finals are also in full force the first few days of next week so I am going to take some time to prepare for those as well.

Stay tuned because I have some fun things ahead when I come back. You are all so wonderful and I want to thank you for visiting me here. Talk to you soon! And, have a fabulous weekend!

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