Thursday, November 17, 2011

Inspiration from The Purl Bee

I just picked up knitting (literally, two days ago) and I am excited to one day be able to make something more than a simple scarf. The Purl Bee blog, of the Soho fabric store, has so many beautiful fabric projects! I love to sew and have a hard time coming up with things to make; you can only sew so many pillow cases and curtains for your apartment! Lots of great holiday decorations and gift ideas.

Twisted felt garland Who doesn't love garland? And this one reminds me of candycanes!

Thanksgiving Linen Napkins We don't use paper napkins in our house
and I love the simplicity of these.

Hooded towel My mom had these when I was young, but adding the
sweet floral makes is extra cozy and precious.

Dopp Kit I have a fear of sewing zippers but I need
a new makeup bag and this one looks pretty easy!

Felt flower wreath This one is amazing!! I would like to figure out how to make it actually in the round and not attached to a flat piece of fabric, hmm...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


We are moving into a new apartment and I have gotten excited about re-organizing and re-purposing furniture. I have been planning in my head for weeks about what will go where and searching through inspiration online like crazy. Moving is a pain but it nice to sort through things and donate unused things that just clutter up our space.

I love the simple color palette of this room and the plants.

I have handfuls of vintage hankies and,
if my husband lets me, I want to frame them like this!

Simple, but full of warm textures.

Perfect, old furniture has so much character.
Rooms like this remind me to slowly fill my space,
instead of running to IKEA.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sweet dreams

Summer, finally.

Oak Street Beach

Miko's Italian Ice

Free concerts in Millennium Park.
I saw Iron and Wine this week and the crowd was insane.

First CSA produce box. Last night we had kale chips, white cheddar polenta with sauteed green garlic, shiitakes, and spinach topped with a fried egg.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Costal Michigan (part 1)

Saugatuck, MI

At Uncommon Grounds Cafe. Sitting next to the roaster is a great feeling.

General Store down the road from our condo in Holland, MI

View of the lake from Mount Pisgah sand dune

Happy after running up the stairs on the sand dune

Hiking around Mount Pisgah

Lakeside home

Scrap metal ship

Coastal Michigan (part 2)

We stumbled upon a beach beach in Tunnel Park

...and the sun was out for about 10 minutes.

New Holland Brew Pub

South Haven, MI

South Beach in South Haven

Beautiful market in Saugatuck / South Haven

Michigan groceries: variety pack of New Holland beer, Saugatuck Brewing Beer (only 2 made it home with us), Knickerbocker Gin from New Holland, Blackberry Cider, 3-berry jam, honey straws, potato-chive bread, and spring produce.