Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I brake for Yard Sales.

Here is a picture from our Yard Sale last weekend. I highly recommend it if you're in the mood for Spring cleaning (or if you just need an excuse to sit outside with your friends on a beautiful day). Plus, I made about $150. Not too shabby.

So long coffee, it's been fun...

In an effort to break off my lifelong love affair with coffee, I opted for organic fresh squeezed OJ this morning during my breakfast at Belly, a great breakfast/lunch stop in VA Highlands that evolved from a General Store. They were almost out of OJ but had an entire pitcher of grapefruit juice, so the lady at the counter suggested I mix the two to make a full cup. Why had I never thought of this before? It's the best combination ever. It's like mixing Diet Coke and Dr. Pepper or Lemonade and Sweet Tea. Not only was it the perfect balance between sweet and sour, but it was refreshing and energizing (more than I can say about my daily latte). Now, if only I could divorce that obese husband of mine - carbs!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A friend sent me Matt & Kim's new music video for their song Lessons Learned. At first I thought the whole stunt was staged, but it is in fact very real (minus the ending) and... very liberating.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Inspiration for my website.

Here are a few images I found on one of my favorite design blogs - Creature Comforts. I'm hoping to create a similar mood board for my website. I love these colors and the antique feel of the prints. Please feel free to send more inspiring images my way. Thank you.

Board by Matt & Myra

Board by Letteria

Etsy Love for the Day

I found these great prints by Stephanie Levy on She uses bright colors, fun patterns, line illustration, and collages to create these beautiful interiors. A few of these images almost remind me of Henri Matisse (one of my personal favs!) In fact, one of the images below is titled Matisse's Bedroom. Best of all, her prints are pretty inexpensive - it might be a good present for Mother's Day.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Still laughing...

I'm reliving college vicariously through Text From Last
It's hysterical, enjoy!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sprint's NOW Network

I really like the new Sprint campaign - the NOW Network (by Goodby, Silverstein, & Partners). Sprint is the world's 3rd largest cellular network and has a lot of competition with AT&T and Verizon's strong ad campaigns. But I think the idea of the NOW Network is innovative and very interactive, letting Sprint customers connect with what's going on in the world around them. The homepage is super fun. In case you were wondering how many babies were being born today, it will let you know. Right now it's 8,874. What's the most commonly used word? It's "the." And how many tons of eggs are being produced today? Yep, they'll tell you that too. The TV commercials are great as well. So check out the website or watch the video below - it's what everyone is doing, NOW.

Bootsals or Bandals? Which is it?

I love boots. I would wear them all year round if the heat wasn't a factor. So you can imagine my excitement when I discovered and purchased these. Apparently, someone was feeling the same way and decided to do something about.

Bootsals - New Trend for Summer 2009

Sunday, April 19, 2009

this is certainly my type

I can't stop thinking about how great it would be to own a vintage typewriter. Not only are they a unique decorative piece, but they take us back to the primitive style of writing. I'd love to type notes and stories, the old way, mistakes and all. Plus, this is my favorite shade of blue.

words for thought care of Mr. Warhol

Friday, April 17, 2009

Could SHE be any cuter?

Zooey Daschanel's New Cotton Commercial

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Help Tweenbot find his way.

"The Most Adorable Social Experiment Ever"

Read more about Kacie Kinzer's Tweenbots here.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Creative Spaces

Is it a carnival? A mini-golf course? A spaceship? Nope. These fantasy-like spaces are actually offices. Check out some of the most awe inspiring shops in the world. Maybe one day I'll be employed and working in a place like this.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

Bunnies dressed as Easter eggs. I really wish I could have one of these cute little munchkins. Maybe I'll just settle for a pastel colored sweater for Hazel. Hope everyone has a Happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

My Tattoo

My new tattoo is a pilcrow sign, the symbol to designate a new paragraph. It's located on my right wrist and will serve as a reminder that I can always have new beginnings, friendships, interests, ideas, and fresh starts wherever, whenever - that I can always start new paragraphs and chapters in my life.

P.S. Thanks to Ashley, Angelle, & Jeff for coming with me to get it!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

My Favorite Place (the actual place)

I have just discovered my new favorite place in Atlanta. And coincidentally, it's called My Favorite Place. It's a a vintage store, or should I say vintage warehouse, filled with fabulous finds all at incredibly reasonable prices. It's located on Peachtree Industrial Blvd. near the car dealerships in an area called Antique Row. Check it out, even if it's simply for inspiration.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Top 20 Countdown

I plan to create a mini billboard chart of my favorite music of the moment and do this every so often to keep my blog fresh and interesting. As my taste in music keeps evolving, so will my blog. I tend to write about bands I like, but I want to try this to let everyone know my idea of the perfect playlist.

For whatever reason, this is my ideal playlist (Top 20) of the moment.

20. Air France - Never Content
19. Vampire Weekend - M79
18. The Whigs - Written Invitation
17. Beck - Modern Guilt
16. I'm from Barcelona - We're from Barcelona
15. Lykke Li - I'm good, I'm gone
14. The New Pornographers - Challengers
13. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero
12. Bon Iver - Skinny Love
11. The Gaslight Anthem - Great Expectations
10. M83 - Kim & Jessie
9. Santogold - Lights Out
8. The Virgins - Fernando Pando
7. Matt Costa - Mr. Pitiful
6. The Black Kids - I wanna be your limousine
5. Mark Ronson (ft. Amy Winehouse) - Valerie
4. Animal Collective - Summertime Clothes
3. Matt & Kim - Daylight
2. Jose Gonzales - Heartbeats
1. Ghostland Observatory - Sad Sad City

Hazel hearts Hilton Head

Hazel's first trip to the beach!
Hilton Head Island, SC April 2009

What happens in Vegas, gets posted on my blog.

In addition to my trip to New York, I also spent a few days of my spring break in Las Vegas. My close group of friends from college headed out to Sin City for a weekend of glitz, glam, and debauchery (aka Valerie's Bachelorette Weekend). Needless to say, I am completely broke, but did come back with some interesting stories and great memories, well, from what I can remember. Here are some pictures from Disneyland for Adults.

another fabulous New York trip

Last week, I went to New York to visit friends, check out a few advertising agencies, and play in Williamsburg and the city. Here are a few highlights.

Swimming Pool at PS1

Crumbs (so delicious, we went twice!)

5 Pointz (aka the Graffiti Mecca)

Walking the Brooklyn Bridge

Carrie Bradshaw's Apt (well, her fake apt)

Winning Bingo and a round of Tequila shots for my table at Tortilla Flats

Snickers Ads - everywhere! (Thank you Chiat Day for making MY day snacktabulous.)
*This ad was a personal favorite.

MoMA, Jackson, love you. (And Ash, I love you too.)