Thursday, November 26, 2015


Happy Thanksgiving! 
There are so many wonderful things to be thankful for.  I am especially blessed by my family, friends, and career.  Looking forward to fun long weekend ahead when the people I love! 

As a way to say to thanks to you all, I'm offering 20% off in my shop through Sunday! Enter the code 'THANKS1' at checkout.

Wishing you all a happy holiday weekend. 

Friday, November 20, 2015


Happy Friday! 
We are off to visit my grandparents in South Carolina for a few days.  I am so looking forward to the cold weather and wearing some layers for once!  I recently got a new lap top which makes me feel so much better about being away.  Having a reliable computer so I can still get some work done on trips relieves tons of my stress, especially around this time of year. While I totally enjoy unplugging every once in awhile, I like to stay productive and check in during down time on vacation.  Hope you have a lovely weekend and are getting prepared for Thanksgiving (already!) next week.  

Starting next week through the holidays I am going to be turning these Friday Favorites posts into gift guides.  Stay Tuned! But first... some loves, wants, and needs from this week... 

*Lavander, thyme, and white chocolate scones, amazing.
*Brass initial door knockers
*Inspired by the cut and texture of this Valentino dress
*Just a really pretty holiday pin
*Stunning, inspiring photo of Jennifer Lawrence 
*A beautiful wedding color palette 
*This adorable boho cottage is everything 


Monday, November 16, 2015

Sunday, November 15, 2015


I made this delicious brussel sprout and sweet potato recipe last week and it had more searching for more recipes that would be perfect for cozy fall evenings (vegetarian style).  I love how foods can be nostalgic of seasons past... there are certain flavors and dishes I crave as the temperatures drop.  Since I'm not the best of cooks and have to save my creativity for painting, thank goodness there's pinterest to bring ideas to light.  Here's a round up of some favorites on my list to try this month and next: 

Had to throw in some sweets of course and my brussel sprout obsession is still going strong. 
Have a lovely Sunday. 

Friday, November 13, 2015


(photo from my catalog shoot, all holiday items now available in my shop)

Happy weekend y'all! The holiday count down begins. Can you believe that we are approaching the last full week before Thanksgiving?! Hope you get some downtime before the craziness hits, at least that's what I'm going to try and do tomorrow. 

Here are a few favorites from the week: 

*Love this gift wrap idea
*Fun, graphic sweater for colder months ahead (hopefully)
*Cute painted drift wood ornaments 
*Off the shoulder top in a deep plum color via Urban Outfitters
*This kitchen is next level #goals
*My latest lipstick obsession and this palette is the perfect gift, it seriously lasts all day!


Tuesday, November 10, 2015


I am beyond excited to have my new holiday collection up in the shop! More fun lookbook photos to come but for now you can shop them right here! 


Friday, November 6, 2015


Happy Weekend! 

I'm so excited about this new floral print, now in my shop as an 8' x 10'! 

Some favorites from the week... 

*Society 6 is having a great promo right now, $5 off and free shipping! Only through this link
*Just love this vignette 
*Cutest poppy socks from Anthropologie
*Color inspiration on these coasters from Lief Shop
*Science meets Botanical wedding inspiration, amazing!
*Love this sleeves and print on this dress from Anthropologie
*This folksy painted wall and door
*Christmas is everywhere all of a sudden and the cute ornaments killlll me

Have a great one guys! 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


I made these baked donut holes for Halloween this weekend and since they turned out pretty good I thought I would share! I found a recipe online and made some minor changes (I forgot to save the link of course, sorry!) 

Here is what you need: 
1 3/4 c. Flour
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 Egg
2 tsp. Baking Powder
3/4 - 1 tsp. of Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
1/2 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/2 c. Brown Sugar (packed)
1/2 c/ Vegetable Oil
1/2 c. Milk (I used skim)
1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
About half a can of pumpkin 

Preheat the oven to 350.  Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl (flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin pie spice).  In a separate bowl mix the oil, brown sugar, egg, milk, pumpkin, and vanilla extract.  Combine all ingredients together and mix until smooth. In a very well greased (I used coconut oil spray) mini muffin pan spoon the batter evenly.  Fill them about half way. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until you can stick a toothpick in and pull it out clean.  Allow them to cool for a few minutes, while they are still warm you can mold them a bit to make them more round like donut holes. 

For the coating, melt a half stick of butter.  In a separate bowl mix a 1/2 cup of sugar and 2 tablespoons of cinnamon. Dip the donut holes in butter and lightly roll them in the cinnamon sugar mixture.  The cinnamon sugar takes away a bit of the pumpkin flavor so I left some of them plain and they were still delicious!

Happy Baking! 

Friday, October 30, 2015


Halloween weekend is here, yay! 
Do you still dress up? 
It's my favorite. Hunter is always a good sport and will dress up with me, so that makes it more fun! His parents started having an annual party a few years back, so looking forward to that.  It is also the weekend we met four years ago! Man time flies. We will be celebrating at our favorite restaurant tonight. 

Some halloween related favorites from this week: 
*DIY gold leaf pumpkins via Free People 
*Halloween wedding inspiration via Green Wedding Shoes 
*A fall colored bouquet, painting / color inspiration!
*Love these crazy but pretty Halloween makeup ideas
*I think this is my favorite couples costume I've seen on Pinterest
*Beautiful fall decor // fireplace with pumpkins

And a few non-Halloween: 
*Ted Baker floral luggage, come home to me!
*Love the colors and composition of this photo, more painting / palette inspo!
*Gucci S/S '16 is still KILLING me, all those sheer pastels and ruffles
*Can I have this in my backyard please?
*This embroidered dress from Zara, now on my wishlist

AND since this is one of my favorite weekends of the year I decided to offer a special little discount just for the weekend.  Use code 'HAPPY' for 15% off through Sunday.  Shop my prints and stationery right here

Have a spooky weekend kitty cats! 


Such a fun wedding to be a part of this summer! I had the pleasure of not only creating some hand painted signage for the day but also shooting it! You can see some more photos over on my photography blog


Tuesday, October 27, 2015


'thankful heart' Thanksgiving print is now available in the shop as an 8 x 10.  I picture this hanging in the dining room or even right on the table for thanksgiving using a little clip or photo stand. 

{Shop it right here}

And a few more things I have been working on for the holidays.  I sent all my holiday cards to print this week and I can't wait to share! 
(above)  More wall calendars in progress, the two designs I made were popular last year so I will be adding a few more options for 2016! 
(below) Retro inspired ornaments might just be my favorite Christmas card this year.

 (below) I think this photo of Twiggy's little paws and illustration of here was my most liked instagram photo yet. So crazy. Definitely keeping my fellow cat ladies in mind as I expand my stationery collection for National Stationery Show next year! 

 (above) more holiday florals 
(below) my real life 'pinterest wall' above my painting area in the studio, it's been getting crazy lately but I like to see my works in progress and I also still rip things out of magazines for inspiration. AND pumpkin spice iced coffee, duh. 

Hope you all are having a lovely week. I'm dying for Halloween to get here. It's my favorite and it's also our anniversary! Although, I really can't believe it turns November on Sunday.  Lots of hustle before the end of this year. 


Friday, October 23, 2015


'poppy' print available in my shop

Happy Friday! 
A few favorites as of late... 

*This floral print dress, to die for
*This, because it's awesome
*Beautiful floral inspiration 
*I've been looking for some fire place / mantel inspiration, this one is gorge
*Delicious looking eggplant recipe (this whole blog has great stuff, click through the photo to see)
*An inspiring fall color palette 
*Loving bow tie blouses, particularly this one from Nasty Gal 
*Gucci S/S '16... unreal!