Friday Photo

The view out the window at my parent's home on the Cape.  On a side note, can you believe that tomorrow it's December?!


Thanksgiving Snapshots

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with my family on Cape Cod.  It was nice to get out of the city for a few days.  Much food was consumed, and I'm still recovering from the food coma!  I hope that you all had a relaxing holiday as well.


Jade Plant

We brought this jade plant back with us to Brooklyn.



I hope that you are all having a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoying time with your family and friends.  I am so happy to be home on the Cape with my family.  Sometimes it’s easy to get wrapped up in all of the day-to-day noise and forget to stop, slow down, and appreciate the good things.  Every year my family goes around the table and says what they are thankful for, and I think it's a great tradition.

Here are a few things I’m thankful for:

-My husband who has been supporting and encouraging me as I make some big changes.
-All of the love in my life – I have such amazing family and friends!
-French pressed coffee in the morning
-A whole room in our two-bedroom apartment that’s a creative space for me  - I’ll admit I’m feeling a bit spoiled on this one!
-The uncertainty of what will come in the next year.  I know it may sound strange, but I’m actually thankful to have a bit of uneasiness in my life as it means I’m pushing myself forward and taking risks.

What are you thankful for this year?



I've been working hard at getting my studio all set up! The shelves are up, a print table has been made, and now I've just got to get everything organized.  I'll be sharing photos once it's all done.


Falling into Color

I was looking through my pinterest boards over the weekend and came across the above image.  I absolutely love how this photograph evokes the feeling of falling into a color.  Wouldn't it be fantastic to have all of your bedding, and the walls in the varying hues of the same color?  It would be a bit hard to pull off...but perhaps for a small guest room.  I really love the idea, but it is pretty full on.  What do you think?


Friday Photo

This week I've been completely wiped out! I'm not sure if it has to do with it getting dark so early now, but all I've wanted to do is crawl back in bed and sleep a bit more.  I'm so looking forward to going home for Thanksgiving next week and spending time with my family.  Are you traveling for the holidays this year?


Friday Photo

I've been staying warm in my apartment with this cold weather we've been having! I still can't believe it's already snowed.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.


Birthday Thoughts

Today is my 28th birthday. This last week has been a reminder about how lucky I am.  I have a wonderful, supportive husband, and amazing friends and family.  I love our apartment and neighborhood in Brooklyn.  I have been lucky to have great experiences with my career so far.  I have to say – life is good!  I’m not sure if it’s the impending 30th birthday, but the past few months have seemed like a good time to be taking stock of where I’m at and making changes for where I want to be.

One thing that’s really been on my mind is simplifying.  I guess I feel in this age of information there is a surplus of well, everything – it can be overwhelming!  The constant steam of information can be daunting if not filtered.  My inbox and google reader need a massive clean out.  This need to simplify is affecting not only the digital information I’m receiving, but also how I feel about the physical stuff in my life.  I have been feeling the need to get rid of things unless I need, use, and love them.   I’m planning on doing a thorough clean out in an effort to get back to some of the basic things I enjoy and love.

I’m also preparing to make some big changes this year.  You know that saying if your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough?  Well, this year I’m dreaming big – and going for it.  I’m a planner; so I’ll admit taking risks freaks me out a bit!  But, that being said, I never want to look back and wish I had tried something but was afraid I would fail.  I really believe it’s important to push yourself to try new things and learn to feel fulfilled.  I also believe that where you spend your energies is where you will see success.  So while I can’t tell you all about my plans right now, I promise I will fill you in as things move forward.

Well, I’ve rambled on a bit – and for those of you who follow along on my blog you’ll know I’m not usually one for lengthy posts.  I feel ready for some change and am looking forward to this next year.  Thank you for listening to my thoughts!


Moroccan Inspired

Did you catch my guest post on vmac + cheese?  I helped Victoria out by creating the above pattern for her to use in her wedding invitations.  The talented Tobe put it all together.  I think it came out great!  Check out the full post here.


Friday Photo: Dumbo After the Storm

It has been a very strange and disconcerting week, and I must say I feel very lucky that our neighborhood in Brooklyn was relatively unscathed by Sandy.  In Dumbo, my office building had over a million cubic feet of water in it.  Yesterday the army was here pumping out water and it continues today.  My thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by the storm, especially those who have lost their homes.