I'm so in love with this shadow box that Danille Tompson, expert photographer and blogger extraordinaire, has created (you can view her blog here). I'm excited to get back into my bright color mode now that spring is here and summer is on the horizon. I love the haunting beauty of fall but there is something about bright outrageous colors that makes me so happy.
My dearest and best friend in the world, Angela Brown, is getting married this summer and I was lucky enough to be asked to design the announcements for the wedding. Here is what I have so going so far as well as my own personal inspiration board what what I might do if I were planning her outdoor wedding.
Oh and watch for Angie and Jonathan on HGTV's "First Place" as they they will be on it. They recently finished filming and I can't wait to see how it all unfolds.
...be a rockin' fashion designer
...be an pro-interior designer
...be the perfect mom
...be a fabulous best selling author
...have naturally high levels of serotonin
...enjoy cooking and would do it often
...go to maids school to learn how to clean like a pro
...be a nutrition nut who would never ingest anything toxic
...weigh 120 lbs
...be an expert gardener in touch with the earth
...be a dedicated runner and cyclist
...be a natural, lyrical dancer
...be an indie rock star
...live in another era
...have eight children
...be an actress
...live in Paris and speak fluent French
...be the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker...you get the point...
I received a lovely gift in the mail today from my dear friend Kari Skaflen, Chicago's own style prowess and fashion writer (you can view her blog here). One of her friends who is an independent designer made the fabulous bracelet and I couldn't be more grateful. Thanks again Kari! 30 is feeling better everyday.
Wow, today I am thirty. I woke up to 30 red roses (boy that's a lot of roses...and a lot of years...) and a lovely breakfast complete with birthday gifts from Jon and Atticus. I don't feel a whole lot different...but it is a bit sad to say goodbye to my twenties. I'm excited for the journey ahead however.
I wanted to share some of my fun gifts that i was able to get thanks to the generosity of friends and family. Thanks so much you guys! I was able to pamper myself with my current favorite scent, Vera Wang Princess and a palette from my favorite brand of eyeshadow, Stila. What fun.
I don't know as I'd call these "cravings" so much as "tolerances". The above items are just about the only thing I can stomach right now. I also have a weird condition (that I blame on my extremely visual mind) where I can't tolerate certain things that I see. For example, for some crazy reason, the following make me queasy to even think about, let alone look at.
1. Elmo (poor Atticus. We have a ban in our home until further notice)
2. Some of my favorite design blogs. I know, weird and terribly sad.
3. Design mags (are you starting to get a feeling for why my blog has been a bit neglected as of late.)
4. sometimes blogging in general
5. All food commercials and billboards
6. The smell of Knoxville (go figure)
7. Most of my clothing
8. My house
9. My office
....OK, I need a vacation on the beach where all I can smell is saltwater and all day long I eat crackers and peanut butter...ahh...
Don't worry folks. I'm in my third month so this should all be over soon and my blog should be much more inspiring. Hang in there with me.