Tuesday, March 24, 2015

WEEKEND NOTES : HOME





Can someone please explain why it feels like Monday again today? I'm tired. 
I didn't do much this weekend besides try to relax, clean up the house, and sketched a TON for upcoming projects (that I can't wait to share).  I also added a few new prints to the shop including these fun florals, a couple easter cards, and the colorful poppies!  
XO 

Friday, March 20, 2015

HAPPY FRIDAY : STUDIO SNAPS + SOME LINKS


Happy first day of Spring! 
I've been painting like crazy around here all week, I'm looking forward to Saturday having nothing on my schedule! The weather has been lovely so hopefully we will indulge in a seaside dinner later tonight.  Below are a few studio snaps from the week of work in progress and also some links I loved this week... 


*My pinterest wishlist has a growing number of flowy, floraly, dresses for spring
*I've been looking for a fun floral kimono and when this one popped up on H&M I didn't even hesitate
*This chocolate bark with edible flowers looks irresistible 
*This 70's inspired bridal shoot
*This girls trip to Iceland. Insanity!

Happy Weekend
XO

Thursday, March 19, 2015

ARGENTINA pt. 2 | USHUAIA - THE SOUTHERNMOST CITY
















We only had about a total 24 hours to explore Ushuaia.  I loved the dreary, small town vibe of this seaside spot.  Ushuaia is the southern most city in the world, it’s claim to fave I suppose.  A quick four hour plane ride from Buenos Aires, it was drastically different weather wise.  Rained the whole time and was in the 40’s.  It is summer there, so things were very quiet.  From what we heard, it is quite a great ski destination in the winter.  Ushuaia is the city where most cruises to Antarctica leave from, so that’s why this was one of our stops and why we were only here for one night.  There are several fun things to do for just one day here; several little museums with history of the town, horseback riding in the mountains, and helicopter rides.  We found several cute cafes (with questionable internet but great coffee!) and enjoyed a couple local brews during our time there.  I was pleasantly surprised by the lupine, poppies, and orchards that grew wild there.  Plus all the fun, brightly colored buildings that grazed the bottom of a beautiful mountain scape.
XO

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

ARGENTINA pt. 1 // PALERMO SOHO - BUENOS AIRES


 (the pretty street our hotel was on)






(expressos on the cute patio at our hotel)

(the rooftop of our hotel)


 (fun street art everywhere!)


Our first day / night in Argentina was mostly spent in Palermo soho.  After an overnight flight from Miami, we were quite exhausted upon arrival at 8am.  However, once we settled in to our hotel, we set back out to explore since we just had one night in this area.  We were close to cute shopping, really good restaurants, and a small open air market.  It was scorching hot and we were in much need of gelato by the end of the day (we got addicted during our stay).   At night we ate dinner at a jazz club and watched a great band perform.  Maybe one of my favorite meals; a roasted veggie, eggplant, and goat cheese flat bread.  Amazing.  We turned in early to hop on our next flight early in the morning.  We really liked this cute area and ended up returning to the market to buy some gifts when we got back to Buenos Aires! (after Antarctica)
More on Argentina soon!
XO

Friday, March 13, 2015

HAPPY FRIDAY : SHOP UPDATES + SOME LINKS



Happy Friday! 
This week was crazy and just flew by.  I'm not usually extra excited about a weekend because most days during the week are pretty fun, however I am looking forward to relaxing on Saturday before another busy week begins.  Spring has definitely arrived here in Florida, the weather and my growing list of projects / upcoming jobs says so at least!  I'm excited for a new season but always a little sad to part with "winter" since we really never have cool weather for long.  Sorry, but I just like to layer and wear sweaters.  ha.

Anyways, here are some articles I LOVED this week and a few items I have my eye on...

XO 

- This article on negativity online by Design*Sponge - A really important read for... well, anyone.  If you're an internet based business, social media lover, blogger, blog reader/commenter...read!
- Another article I found important and lovely, "Are you beautiful?"
-I'm obsessed with going to the Madonna Inn, loved the photos of this quirky hotel on A Beautiful Mess
-Think I'm going to need this dress from Free People, but black or salmon?! Who could decide!
-I bought this today because I'm silly and it's adorable
-Gray Malin's collaboration with Sperry, dying. Hoping I can convince Hunter we need matching.
-Inspired by this palette on Pinterest
-This outrageously amazing Las Vegas wedding 
-Finally, this blue crab print and a couple Easter cards are up in my shop!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

SKETCHBOOK 04 : BLACK & WHITE FLORALS







I really love doing these full floral prints and experimenting with only black paint.  The lines make it look so different than painting more whimsical with full color.  All of this was done with gouache paint and tiny paint brush (none in particular, I just look for tiny with sturdy bristles).  

I will definitely be adding these to the shop this month and maybe experimenting with some additional color ways! 

xx

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

HAWAIIAN MULES + A RELAXED GIRLS NIGHT











Saturday night I hosted a little girls night at my house.  Really hoping this will become at least a monthly thing!  It's so fun to entertain and experiment with crafting different cocktails.  Having simple snacks like a cheese plate, a "featured" cocktail, and some fresh flowers really brings everything together with minimal effort.  Relaxed, simple, and fun are always my goals when having anyone over.  We've all been into mules lately so we let the Hawaiian mules be the focus of this gathering.  

To make: 
Approx. 1/2 cup of pineapple vodka 
Half a can of ginger beer (we like goslings brand)
Splash of pineapple juice 
Squeeze of fresh lime 
Garnish with fresh pineapple, serve, and enjoy! 

XO

Friday, March 6, 2015

HAPPY FRIDAY + SOME LINKS



Drying flowers is the best.  A few snaps just for fun. 

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! 

A few things I loved this week: 
Crushing real hard on this home, via sfgirlbythebay
A new couch is on our radar, this looks way too cozy
The cutest gingham sun dress for summer 
This guilded rim stemware from Anthropologie 
This new Fitzgerald calligraphy print in my shop!
Really cute one pieces for summer via Urban Outfitters 
I love making boards organized by color, this one is really inspiring me right now

XO