Hello, weekend.

We’re packing a lot in this weekend. Off to Chicago to see family, friends, friend’s beautiful baby boy, and try to shoot film. I’m ending this week fully exhausted so maybe I can catch a few zzzz’s on the way up there. Enjoy your weekend and thanks for being patient while I compile lots of wonderful new blog content!

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Oh, Marc.

Holy crap. I want. Um, my birthday is May 9th so email me if you need my address to ship this beauty.

Moonbeams Would Shoot Out of Your Fingers

For those of you who can’t watch the video right now, a little script:

George Bailey: What is it you want, Mary? What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word and I’ll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey. That’s a pretty good idea. I’ll give you the moon, Mary.
Mary: I’ll take it. Then what?
George Bailey: Well, then you can swallow it, and it’ll all dissolve, see… and the moonbeams would shoot out of your fingers and your toes and the ends of your hair… am I talking too much?

I realized yesterday that I have my own George Bailey. He would lasso the moon for me if I wanted it. He encourages me through verbal communication but also through daily acts of love. He’s kindess and generosity is contagious, like moonbeams shooting out of his fingers. I owe a lot of my motivation and inspiration to him. I don’t often talk about family, friends or my husband here on my blog but they’re a lot more important to me than typography, music or design. So I thought I would dedicate this post to Adam and all his loveliness. Hug the ones you love today!


My anti-week was lovely. Nothing extraordinary happened but I was able to focus a bit more, spend less money, and exercise healthy habits. I also made a list of things that made me smile throughout the week. My goal is incorporate more of those things into my daily life. I’ll be blogging lightly until I have enough content and things worth sharing lined up. For today, you can head over to xheight to read my guest post over there!

Image found here.

My Anti-Week

I’m naming this week: ANTI-WEEK. For me, it consists of:

1. Canceling all social plans

2. No Twitter

3. Reading every night before bed

4. Working out every day


6. Making a list of things that make me smile

7. Making a list of things that make me frown

8. Attend my first CSCA event

9. Start work earlier, end work earlier

So essentially, my ANTI-WEEK is really a ME-WEEK. It’s not that I don’t love socializing, tweeting, and being carefree but I needed a week where I fought against all my natural tendencies. Things like : saying yes to everything and everyone, sleeping through my alarm, feeling the pressure before a deadline that I’ve put on the back burner, and just taking a passive approach to life. I had Monday and Tuesdays posts scheduled from Sunday so I’ll be taking a 5 day break from blogging. I’ll be back on Monday the 25th :)

<3 Allie

P.S How amazing is that photo? I wish I was taking my ANTI-WEEK there.

Circa Modern

All pieces found on Circa Modern‘s site. I love their bio:

I love this stuff, as much, if not more than anyone. I travel and seek out quality pieces that I feel will make fantastic additions to your home, office or studio. I am passionate at what I do and I love doing it. Each piece is carefully restored to it’s original condition in my studio. I hope you enjoy these pieces as much as I do.

If you’re in the Chicago area…you should check it out!

Monday Link Love

I like the above statement. Sometimes you just have to go slowly…without stopping.

Things I’ve been loving lately:

1. mmminimal.

2. This restaurant and branding.

3. The Coveteur

4. This blog.

5. This home.

Daily Occurrences

The last week has included a lovely dinner date with my husband (LOBSTER!), saying goodbye to a pal, fondue at our friends’, new reads, locking myself out of our apartment, lots of walks with Desh, and working!

30 Day Drawing Challenge

Last week I saw this pin on Pinterest and I instantly loved the idea. Starting May 1st, I’ll be taking the challenge and posting a drawing per day here on my blog each afternoon. If you’d like to do it on your own, please please do! If you’d like to share your drawing on my blog, just email it to me by 12pm EST the day of. It doesn’t matter if you start now and submit them later or sketch them throughout May. It’s just a great way to encourage myself to sketch daily and maybe you need that encouragement too!

UPDATE: To view my 30 Day Challenge drawings, click here. I hosted a 30 Day Photo Challenge in September 2011 and a November Photo Challenge. Camera phone challenge will start in February 2012!

Apartment Tour P.1

On Sunday the windows were open and the breeze was whipping through our place so I thought I’d snap a few photos of our new place!

We’re in a 4-unit brick building in a neighborhood called Grandview Heights. Um, actually we’re still considered Columbus. But you don’t care.

A lot of our pieces are from IKEA because it’s cheap and dang they know how to keep it simple. Our rug is one of my favorite additions. We got it at Overstock and it is perfect! It’s 4ftx8ft and the “Salt and Paper version.”

The thing I’m most excited about is the new painting we’re getting from THE Kayla Plosz. It’ll cover that ugly mirror and it’ll measure approximately 5ft wide by 3ft tall.

Of course, Desh had to make an appearance while I was snapping pictures. Stay tuned for more of our new place in the weeks to come! We need to hang more artwork and spruce up the kitchen. Kitchens are so hard to stylize!