Oh, Interesting Vol. 4

It’s Tuesday but it feels like a Friday and sort of like a Monday? While most people day drink tomorrow, I will probably be working. I love getting ahead when everyone else is distracted. Here are some things that I’ve…Read more
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New Things! New Things!

I’ve been on a bit of a spending spree lately. Nothing major but I realized it because the last two years (when I was also doing The 100 Day Project), my spending habits chilled out. It was because I was…Read more
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Oh, Interesting Vol. 3

Another edition of things that are interesting! You can read the first volume here and the second volume here. 1. I’ve been really loving the Bite Beauty’s lipstick shade Lit Turmeric (that name kills me). Here it is on. 2.…Read more
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Oh, Interesting Vol. 2

It’s Friday! And by Friday, I’m ready to not be in front of my computer. That’s why these short and sweet posts work well for me pre-weekend. Here’s a list of things that made me say, “Ohhhh, interesting!” 1. I…Read more
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Oh, Interesting!

Yesterday, during a private yoga session with Josie (who is also writing every day for 100 days), we were talking about all the things we wanted to blog about. We both agreed that we love sharing deep thoughts, straight from the…Read more
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Products That I Use Daily

I’ve had this blog since 2009. It’s transformed a lot. From a place where I started sharing my design work to a place where I introduced advertisers (that was the worst)…and I’ve simplified it yet again. I am designing +…Read more
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Gift Your Girlfriend

I’ve been listening to Call Your Girlfriend (the podcast) lately. I love the topics, the casual vibes and the ladies. As you get older, you find that many of your friends don’t live in your apartment or down the street anymore.…Read more
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A Because-I-Love-You Giveaway

New year, new look! Thought I’d kick off the new design with a giveaway because I love you all. I really want to use this space to work on personal design work, experiment with photography, live some great adventures and…Read more
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3rd Annual Christmas City Swap

The winter cold has finally decided to stay here in Ohio (it’s supposed to snow on Sunday!!!! Hurray!) and if you know me at all, you know I try to celebrate Christmas for as long as humanly possible. I’m starting…Read more
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Columbus Gift Guide

I love supporting local but I don’t tend to post a lot about Columbus here on my blog because I know many of my readers live all over the world. That doesn’t mean that I don’t love my city. I…Read more
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Second Annual Christmas City Swap

Last year I hosted my first Christmas City Swap here on my blog and had 90 participants. Ever since last years’ swap I’ve had readers asking about one this year! For those who didn’t participate last year, here’s the concept:…Read more
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A Woman Supporting Women

I’m a woman. I’m under 30 years old. And I own my own business. Owning a business is one of the most rewarding and difficult things I’ve ever done. But every day that I wake up I have to smile…Read more
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My Favorite Everlane Products

Over the past year, I’ve really simplified my wardrobe. This summer I found myself wearing the same few pieces over and over. 80% of those items are from Everlane. I’m hooked and I don’t see myself parting ways anytime soon!…Read more
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Let’s Talk About You

Happy Friday, all! I thought I’d start the day off with a really cute picture of my dog, Desh. Isn’t he adorable? He’s 4 years old and bred from two cockapoos. He’s pretty human-like. He uses the sidewalks when at…Read more
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Henry and Belle

I don’t think, in the history of my blog, that I’ve ever posted a style/what I wore blog post. To be honest, I keep things pretty casual around here now that I’m self-employed. I’m usually in yoga pants and a…Read more
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100 Cameras

I recently connected with 100 Cameras! They envision a world where marginalized children are empowered to renew their communities by sharing their perspectives with a global audience. They empower children to document their lives through photography. 100% of the money from…Read more
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Valentine’s Day City Swap Recap

Another successful city swap and I figured I might as well recap it on Valentine’s Day! You can see the card that I sent above and below you’ll see all the participants submitted photos! I had 88 people participate and…Read more
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One Kings Lane

I ordered these salt and pepper shakers on One Kings Lane a few weeks ago. Lately, I can’t get enough of silver, bronze and gold. Without making our home TOO feminine, I’ve been slowly introducing small accents into our home…Read more
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Giveaway: FulFILL Your Year E-Course

The holidays are behind us. The year is still new. Have you taken time to get really clear on what you want from 2013? Perhaps you’ve made a list of goals or intentions. Maybe you even go the traditional route…Read more
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Christmas City Swap Success

The Christmas City Swap was SUCH a success and I hope all who participated will get their package today or shortly after Christmas. It was a wonderful way for me to meet lots of new readers and connect you all…Read more
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Blustery Moment – A Giveaway!

I am SO excited about this giveaway for many, many reasons. First of all, you should all know that one of my huge life goals is to become an art collector. I mean, obviously, I’m not going to be buying…Read more
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HopeMob

I had a difficult time on Friday after learning about what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary. I was 16 when my little sister was in first grade and so my memories of her at that age are quite vivid. I…Read more
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The Columbus Club: Nurtur Grandview

I’m starting a new series called The Columbus Club. My hopes is that over time it will become a “sub-blog” of Be Up & Doing and if I start posting about my lovely city more regularly – it won’t be…Read more
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A Christmas City Swap

If you know anything about me, you know that I’m obsessed with Christmas and all things related to winter holidays. I decided to incorporate some of my festive cheer into my blog this year and host the first ever CHRISTMAS…Read more
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Overlooked Art Forms: Pottery

While I’m away on vacation – Tori is guesting posting for me today! Enjoy! Hello again, everyone! So, in case you missed them, thus far in our Meaningful Art series, we’ve talked about how to remember your first home, and some DIY…Read more
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fashionABLE

While speaking at The Influence Conference, I was introduced to fashionABLE – a non-profit that works with women who have been exploited due to the effects of poverty. I was incredibly moved by the stories and presentations and I instantly…Read more
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