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Lots of Love, No Links

I usually spend Sunday creating and scheduling blog posts for the upcoming week. This weekend was CRAZY. I mean, yes, I sat at my desk for the e.n.t.i.r.e. weekend but I probably worked 45 hours combined on projects. Although my right arm felt like it was going to fall off…I’m SO excited to share these projects:

  • Betty’s Betties 10th Anniversary Pin Up Calendar. Pin Up photoshoots, Photoshop, InDesign, vintage designs, amazing typography. You’ll want to get your hands on one of these.
  • I’m also working with Evan Savage (a musician in Chicago) to launch his new website just in time for his new Christmas single release! Check back tomorrow for ways to get your hands on the song.
  • If you’re in the Indianapolis area and are looking for a wedding/event planner…check out Lori Solomon with Boldly Chic Events. I’m making updates to her site now!
Regular blogging will continue tomorrow! And be sure to come back on Wednesday because I’ll be posting all Week 1 submissions for my November Photo Challenge!
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Lately I’m Loving…

  1. New Christmas music in November.
  2. A new camera. Actually, the one pictured didn’t work (snagged it for $13 on Etsy) but I went to World of Used Photography (the only store that actually makes me drool) and picked up a Minolta SR-T 201 instead. Shooting with it this weekend when I hang out with Ashley. Can’t wait to see how our shoot turns out!
  3. Girls Night at my friend Erika‘s! I met Halle there. You should read her blog.
  4. Scarves and sweaters. So cozy.
  5. Milo Greene! Saw them open for The Civil Wars last night. AMAZING. Listen to them now.
  6. And of course, The Civil Wars. Could their voices BE more heavenly?? (Yes that was a Friends reference).
Hope you all have a great weekend. I’ll be leaving town + getting some serious freelance work done! Don’t forget, your Week 1 November Photo Challenge submission is due this Sunday by 8pm EST! The post will be up on Wednesday.
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Columbus City Guide

Today I’m guest posting over at EatDrinkShopLove while Jewel is on vacation in NYC! I thought I’d share the same post over here too!

Columbus is often overlooked as a fun, exciting city. I’ve lived here for over two years and I absolutely love it. I’m still discovering new places but I thought I’d share my favorites. I’ve planned the perfect afternoon if you ever find yourself visiting Columbus. Often times, people will give you recommendations on where to visit before making a trip to a new city. What they don’t tell you is how much driving you’ll have to do (plus paying for all that parking is never fun!) This city guide will literally allow you to park your car in one of our public parking lots and you’ll be able to walk to and from each stop easily!

Stop No. 1: Go shopping at Homage! Who doesn’t love insanely comfortable, vintage inspired tees? I wear these tees to bed, to work out, or during a casual weekend afternoon at home. While you’re in the area, walk around and visit some of my other favorite shops in the Short North (just short north of downtown) like TigertreeBink Davies, and Rowe!
Stop No. 2: Grab lunch at the North Market. Sample from 35 different vendors and create the perfect meal. Whether you love Indian, Japanese, Italian, Vietnamese, Polish, or Cajun…you can have it all. Maybe even pick up some fresh produce or spices. It’s all here.
Stop No. 3: Now that lunch is over…you need to experience Jeni’s Ice Creams. IT’S. THE. BEST. I can’t even really explain how amazing this ice cream really is. My favorite flavor (pictured above) is Pistachio & Honey. Each flavor is made from real, natural ingredients.
Stop No. 4: By now, it should be time for a glass of wine. My favorite place to get a glass (or a bottle) is Camelot Cellars. The interior is gorgeous, the owner is passionate, and they make their own wine. It’s amazing.
I hope that you will make an effort to visit my lovely Columbus someday soon. Whether you’re spending the weekend here or just driving through…I really think you’ll enjoy my little afternoon agenda! If you’re interested in sharing a city guide about YOUR city, email me! I’d love to start a series.
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#NOPHO Reminder

Just a little reminder that your first photo for the November Photo Challenge is due by this Sunday at 8pm EST. You can read the original post here to review the guidelines and learn about the prize up for grabs! You also may notice a new button on the sidebar. It will allow you to upload your submission. There is also a button that will take you straight to the original post so you don’t have to keep searching for it! Looking forward to seeing all your “ARRANGED” photographs!

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Add These To Your List

Happy November! A few weeks ago, someone on Twitter asked me for a list of unique online shops to browse before creating her Christmas list. I decided that I’d make a fun wishlist based on some of my favorite shops. Below you’ll find the name of the shop but the link will take you to the displayed product on my board. Enjoy!

  1. The Curiousity Shop
  2. Room6
  3. Donna Wilson
  4. Design Within Reach
  5. Nube Green
  6. Terrain
  7. ReForm School
  8. Branch
  9. Jayson Home
I’ll be creating another gift guide like this before the holiday season so keep an eye out and share YOUR favorite unique online shop in the comments section.
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Fill Your Mind

Currently on my shelf…waiting to be read.

What’s on your list? Lately I’ve found that sharing book recommendations can either be a really fun conversation or a really awkward one. For example, I ask someone for a book recommendation and they suggest a really lame book. Then I’m left sitting there acting like it’s a great recommendation. Then they ask ME for a recommendation and I give them one knowing that they’ll probably hate it. But they have no idea. And then I wonder if they started reading it and figure that they probably now feel awkward because they don’t want to say they hated it. You know? See, this is why I don’t write a ton on my blog. I ramble.