Taking the Plunge

You guys- I did it! I finally joined the cool kid club. Last weekend I bought an iphone (4s). Unnecessary? Maybe a little. Am I obsessed? Almost. Was it worth it? I think so.

Now that I have the pearly little fragile being, it needs a case. Prior to getting the phone it was easy to ooo and ahhh over every case, but now I actually have to commit to one. Nerve-racking. 

What if doesn’t look as cool when I have it? What if its too bulky? What if I don’t like stripes 3 weeks from now?

As I have been browsing I have come across some super adorable ones. If you’re in the market for a new case or just enjoy drooling over the pretty patterns, have a little look.

Cath Kidston Case from Amazon

Tuff-Love Case from Amazon

Kate Spade Case from Amazon

Leopard Print Case from Amazon

Factory printed phone case for iPhone 5

Anchor Print Case from J.Crew Factory

Hello Sunshine Case from Kate Spade

I love all the bright and spring-like designs! Any places you have found great iphone cases?


Book Love

I don’t know what it is about books that makes me swoon. I just can’t help it. I’m sure kindles are great and all but I love being able to flip a page and hold it in my hands, feel the weight of it… Uh. Steal my heart every time.

College was evil and stole all my time of reading for pleasure, now I mostly like to look at picture books because it takes zero brain power. Here are a few (dozen…) books that I would love to spend my time reading through.

Kate Spade New York: Things We Love

I’m Awkward You’re Awkward by Shelby Abbott

Maddie On Things by Theron Humphrey

Bon Appetit by Jessie Hartland

Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth Band

Home Love by Megan Morton

Little Book of Lettering by Emily Gregory

You’re Awesome: 21 Crafts to Make You Happy by Abbey Hendrickson

The Newlywed Kitchen by Lorna Yee & Alie Basye

And I would also love to get my hands on Molly Wizenberg’s book and A Beautiful Mess’s books when they come out… I’m afraid I’m going to have to wait awhile for those three though….

Craving White

Lately I cannot keep my eyes off white things. Shirts, dresses, vases, walls, furniture, you name it! I want it in white.

Here is a little compilation of white items I am lusting after.

white mantel

white couch

white dresser


white lamp

I just can’t get enough white! Every piece I add to my closet lately seems to be white as well! I bought this adorable white eyelet dress from Francesca’s just before going to Florida and you can never have too many white t-shirts in my opinion. What can I say…I just love white.

Making a Home


This semester I am taking a surface design class. We spend most of our time dyeing fabric- something I had never done prior to this class. For our first project we had to make something (anything really) out of 6 or more square samples we had made in class based off our favorite place. I based mine off of home. Here are the photos from my project.









Map Love


I have been on a map kick lately. Since re-doing our bedroom, I went from zero to three maps in our bedroom. We have our corkboard map, illustrated map of Paris, and now a vintage globe. It makes me feel more traveled than I am.



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Don’t they just make you want to travel?

Timothy and I are heading to Florida for spring break again. I would love to travel beyond our 50 states, but I will settle for Florida to escape these frigid days.

DIY: Anthro Knock Off

Nauticus Pocket Top

Anthropolgie has these adorably simple tees with a mismatched patterned pocket. This past weekend I snagged two plain v-necks from Old Navy and selected two small pieces of fabric from my overflowing baskets. The project only took half an hour to do both pockets.


What I loved most about this quick project is being able to choose which ever fabric I want for the pockets.You aren’t limited to a store’s selection, two solids, or even one solid. Another adorable option would be a striped tee with a floral pocket.


Make sure to cut the pocket larger than you want it to ensure having seam allowance.





Bedroom Series: Lamp Revamp



Today’s project was a simple one. The actual work took less than an hour, it just happened to take all day for the paint to dry.



Repainting the lamp was a three step process.
1. Dust the lamp.
2. Prime the lamp (twice).
3. Paint the lamp.

Real simple. I love the little bit of shimmer the paint I used has.






The bedroom is almost complete. I just have the wall opposite of the bed left to tackle (and honestly, I’m at a loss for ideas). Perhaps I’ll scroll through hundreds of pins on Pinterest and stumble upon some inspiration.