Oh I See You.

Recent loveliness that has caught my eye.

[Ligatures found on Flickr, Edge Painted Letterpress Business Cards, Two other business cards found on Graphic-Exchange, Graphic found on Flickr, and Custom type found on We Love Typography.]

Monday Link Love

Who doesn’t love a little Mumford and Sons for their Monday morning? (or afternoon if you’re visiting from across the ocean!) I had a great weekend visiting my family in Illinois. This week I’m launching my updated portfolio site AND preparing to move for this weekend. Plus a social engagement about every evening. But HECK I’m going to blog too. You know…comments keep me motivated so be sure to leave one!

– I love this post over on Hula Seventy. Portland has double decker dress shops AND double decker grilled cheese restaurants?? I’m moving.

– What do you think of the typeface Banda?

– I love this post about bar carts (one thing I’m DEFINITELY having in our new apartment!)

– I’m also taking my Lola’s (grandmother in the Philippines) china cabinet and doing this next weekend.

– Look at this GORGEOUS church. Everything should be that beautiful.

– I found this recipe for Florida Avocado Summer Wraps. NOM. Can you overdose on avocado? Because I might.

He Makes She Makes

My wonderful friends (Josh and Megan Cook) have created a blog! It’s called He Makes She Makes and it’s a place where they’ll share inspiration and creative loveliness. I’m so excited to see all the posts they have planned and I’d suggest you add them to your blog-reader-of-choice. Right. Now.

Today’s post about recycled design even showcases a teacup that I gave to Megan before she got married. Love it.

Plus, how adorable are their pups? (And yes, Desh is friends with them. Duh.)

Well Leo, I agree.

Found here.

Sick Day

I’m calling in a sick day. I’ve been sleeping an insane amount and the doctor prescribed me four different types of medicine. No One Day post today! Check back next Wednesday…I promise to be better soon.

Photo found here.

The Only Nursery I’ve Ever Liked

I’ll be honest, I get kind of annoyed when bloggers become mommy bloggers.

Don’t get me wrong–I think becoming a mother is a wonderful, amazing thing that you can’t possible disconnect from who you are. BUT, I’m not there yet and so I have a hard time staying connected to the blog after that transition happens.

With that said, this picture represents the only nursery that I’ve ever liked. And no, I’m not pregnant. Two of my best friends are.

Monday Link Love

Happy Monday! I see rain in our forecast for the next four days so I thought I’d share another photo from Vegas. Blue skies, I miss you. Enjoy the links.

The Official Manufacturing Company is one of my new favorites. Someday I would love to work with a handful of people, closely, and create.

– A double decker dress shop?? Yes please!

Before I Die…what would you fill in?

Butter and Brass shares a few ideas for your walls…

– I made Jewel’s recipe last week and it was delicious.

– Just bought this book and this book at Border’s “We’re Bankrupt” Sale. Both hardcovers for $20 total!

Red Rock Canyon

A few of my shots from Red Rock. I loved the texture, stripes of red, the height, the cooler air, and the magnitude.

View all my Vegas photos here.



VEGAS | p.2

While planning this trip to Vegas, I had full intentions of lots of sightseeing, walking, and exploring. It all changed when I was faced with 78 degree weather, sunshine and the pool. We spent a lot more time laying out, soaking up the sun and drinking delicious drinks.

After being outside for most of the day, I usually felt like napping for hours. Thankfully, we got out on the strip by dinner and we were able to see Cirque du Soleil : Mystère.

No matter what we did or didn’t do, it was so nice to relax. We ate delicious food, woke up to a wonderful view every morning, and got a massage. Five days in Vegas was plenty of time and we were happy to get home and back into a routine. These next few weeks hold lots of change and I can’t wait. Adam will be starting a new job and we’ll be moving closer to downtown Columbus. Next vacation? New York City.

*All photos in this post taken on my iPhone. Stop back tomorrow for a series of photos that I took at Red Rock.

One Day : Planned

Ashley, a fellow Columbus dweller, approached me awhile ago to be a part of my One Day series and I was so excited when we decided to highlight all her DIY projects. She and her husband had a fall wedding and so I knew it would be helpful for all you soon-to-be brides planning for YOURS in 2011.

[Pictured above] Ashley saw the ring photo idea online and printed out her own sheet of paper with the numbers spaced accordingly to fit the rings as zeroes. She bought wooden hangers at Target and floral wire at Michael’s and bent the wire to form the letters (drilling holes in the side of the wood to hold the wire). I absolutely love these two ideas and incorporating typography into ordinary items.

[Pictured Above] Instead of the traditional pew bows or expensive flowers, Ashley used fake fall floral arrangements that she found at Michael’s. Her grandma tied ribbon on them which dressed them up a bit (and allowed them to hang over the pews). She also bought a birdcage at Hobby Lobby to use as a card box and decorated it with the same floral arrangements and ribbon. At the reception, the centerpieces were created with a candle base and they wrapped fake berries throughout the middle.

[Pictured Above] Ashley designed and printed her own wedding invitations (she’s a graphic designer) and utilized the design on other parts like the stick candy favors. [Pictured Below] I always love the idea of couples creating their thank you notes from a photo taken at the wedding. Ashley hand painted their signs in a script font.

[Pictured Below] Ashley also created her own guest book, added a little ribbon to her bubbles, and carried over the floral design onto her escort cards. It’s the little touches like that that unify your wedding in the most simple and easy way!

All of the photos were taken by their wedding photographer, Jennifer Schaaf of JOJO Photography and Film.

Check back tomorrow for part two of my Vegas trip!