friday favorites


Happy Halloween weekend, friends! What are you doing to celebrate? No Halloween parties for this girl... Holidays and parties aren't quite the same without the Hubs. :( So I will be working my weekend away! And I'm ok with that! Kristen and I are trying to finalize our website so we can launch it next week! Eeeep! We're so excited!

Do you have any Halloween plans? I'd love to hear! And as always, enjoy this random collection of things I happen to be loving....

1/ Apple cinnamon muffins. I'm so making these this weekend!
2/ Pumpkin & pomegranate granola. Yes, please!
3/ 10 beauty super-foods that are beneficial to your health & skin.
4/ DIY a pretty lace vase.
5/ Adorable pumpkin creatures over at Martha Stewart.
6/ Celebrate fall with a unique twist on the caramel apple.
7/ Tips on creating a home gym for any budget.
8/ These thread wrapped necklaces are pretty neat.
9/ Super fun cheeseburger coasters!
10/ Cheese or Font? A fun little game you should check out.


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etsy love: urban revisions


I love scarves. Some might even call it obsessed! :)

I was so excited when Arlie contacted me about featuring her shop, Urban Revisions. I was completely smitten and couldn't wait to share this etsy gem with you!

Urban Revisions is a one woman operation and every piece is handmade with love and meticulous attention to detail. She devotes so much time to hand-dying, pulling apart, stretching and revising the fabric to create incredibly soft and airy textures.

Her pieces are perfect for layering during the cold winter months and crisp summer nights. After you check out all the goodness over at the Urban Revisions shop, head on over to her blog. It's just as grand. :)

do what you love...


... love what you do!

Just a little reminder for your Tuesday afternoon. Pick up your very own print right here.

Also, thank you too everyone that entered the iswas+willbe giveaway! And the lucky winner is Amanda from Recycled Consign and Design. A big thank you also goes to iswas+willbe for sponsoring! With the holidays coming up, this is one shop you will definitely want to check out!


* here's the deal with the my count up for entries. there were 47 comments but i think some folks might not have read the rules correctly. the giveaway was open to all, but some left too many or combined their comments... so after going through them all, there were 48 legitimate entries. just thought i'd explain since the numbers don't match up.... :)

blog design: fitness, food & faith


Good morning! Hope you all had a great weekend! I wanted to share a little blog makeover I did last week for Sam from Fitness Food & Faith. I've been following FF&F forever, and I was excited to hear she wanted to give her blog a little makeover. We worked with a similar color palette and kept the blog light and airy, but gave it a more modern and updated feel with the fonts and simple graphics. Click here to visit Sam's blog, take a closer look and let us know what you think!

If you’re interested in blog or graphic design, be sure to check out my services page or email me for more information. I would love to I create something that is perfect for you.

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Don't forget to enter our iswas+willbe giveaway! You could win $30 in shop credit!

artist love: amy borrell


Happy Friday! I am loving the delightful and whimsical illustration style of Amy Borrell of Cake with Giants. The soft colors and delicate lines are just so pretty.... they really put a smile on my face.

You can see more of Borrell's work on her website and for more lovely inspiration, visit her blog.

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Don't forget to enter our iswas+willbe giveaway! You could win $30 in shop credit!

it's giveaway time!


Good Morning Blogettes! How about a little giveaway to start of your Tuesday! :)
Remember when I professed my love for this cool shop? Well, I'm happy to announce that today you have a chance to win a $30 gift certificate!!

Visit iswas+willbe and leave a comment with your favorite item!
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Winner announced on Tuesday, October 25th. Open to everyone! Good Luck!

cardigan love


go shopping: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8

Hello and Happy Monday! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Sweater weather is definitely here in these parts, and I'm obsessed with cardigans. OBSESSED. I've had some for YEARS and I think their time has come and gone... so I guess that means it's time to go shopping! I've been scouring the internet for the cutest and coziest cardigans around, and these were just a handful of my faves!

PS: Make sure to check back tomorrow! I may or may not have a giveaway planned... :)

friday favorites


Hello there!! How was everyone's week? Mine was pretty busy... filled with doctor's appointments (still battling a cold), design work (lots of exciting things going on) and family visits (truly the best)!

Even though I went MIA this week, I was able to find a few fun links. Enjoy this random collection of things I happen to be loving....

Pretty pumpkin centerpiece idea.

Lots of yummy apple recipes to try out!

Love this pretty bag from Spool No.72... one of my new favorite websites!

Put your knowledge of famous fonts to the test with this addictive app.

OBSESSED with these rings.

Such lovely packaging.

Fun clutches to liven up your dark fall wardrobe.

Drool worthy! Honey and nutmeg toasted ice cream from Seven Spoons.

100 of the best places in the US to raise a family. (Bflo ranks #39!!)

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Be sure to check back next week.... I have a super fun giveaway planned!! :)

hooray for the weekend!


Happy Friday!! Today is my cousin Katie's wedding... I'm so excited, I can't believe it's finally here!

It's going to be a beautiful day, filled with lots of love and happy memories! Can't wait to catch up with everyone, eat great food and dance the night away! And the weather finally broke! Nothing but clear skies and warm temps to help celebrate this special day! :)

Alright, I'm off to get my hair done! If you haven't already seen these hilariously fun wedding photos of Barbie and Ken's wedding, you really have to check them out.

Hope you all have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend! xo

stay creative


Some lovely words of wisdom for your Tuesday.... :)

What do you do to stay creative and inspired?

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