I just saw OK Go‘s new video for “White Knuckles” today and I was beaming the entire time. I’m a total dog lover and I so pleased to see these amazing pooches getting the chance to show off. Logan is in a trick class right now and teaching them to do things like this is so difficult, even for Logan’s border collie brain. Not to mention, yet again they pull off a one shot video (like in “Here it goes again“. No room for error). Check out the full video below (or here).
Last night Jared and I took a walk in a local nature preserve and enjoyed the cool air and observing the leaves beginning to change. It has got me in an autumn mood.
As you probably noticed, this morning’s post was by the lovely Ashley of ASH Interiors. We did a big switcheroo today and you can find a post about my favorite things for fall over here on her blog, ASH Interiors. I have pulled together my favorite falls foods, fashions and more to get you in the autumn spirit as well (including these pumpkin spice muffins from the Pioneer Woman Cooks). Be sure to check out Ashley’s blog and see more of baby Sullivan’s nursery and I’ll keep you posted on when she posts final photos of the completed room.
Thanks so much again Ashley for sharing with us!
Photo from the Pioneer Woman Cooks.
Well, while you are reading this (or while this is posting) I am finishing my first week on a “day job”. It’s not glamorous or hip but it’s proved to be interesting, challenging and of course it pays the bills. The people are nice and the uniform isn’t bad (I got to pick out a handful of shirts from the catalogs and embroider the logo on them). I’m excited to be able to help pay the bills and have a little pocket change at the end of the day.
ANYWAYS, Halloween is just around the corner and I’m starting to think ahead in case I need to pull together a costume. I’m thinking I’ll just purchase or make a mask like this one from Sundries & Plunder and treat myself to a pretty dress in a similar color scheme. I can re-wear the dress and probably the mask in a few years. Plus it could be really cute on a wall or in my office.
Here are some link for your Friday…
This cake made me have an “omg!” girly-moment. I love sprinkles and sometimes have a soft spot in my heart for pretty shade of pink. Plus it’s cake. And I love cake. Get the directions and recipe over at Dujour.
Charming, well designed and thoughtful use of color. Do I need to say anything else? I’ve had my eye on these adorable tea towels from Ink & Wit since I first saw them (especially the fox one). I have this site tucked away in my bookmarks for a future (WELL in the future) nursery.
Here are some other Ink & Wit items currently on my wishlist…
I wore my hair in a side braid to work today (not nearly as pretty or perfectly disheveled as this one by Kennedy Garrett). They are a little more special than the everyday ponytail or messy bun but just as comfortable. They look best when you aren’t really trying and even better when your hair is windblown and a little dirty.
Photo by Kennedy Garrett via flickr.
Hey everyone! Just finished up my first day working a real “day job” since college. It was actually pretty fun but I do feel a little like Logan in this picture, ready for a nap. I’m not used to being on my feet so long and I will have to get something to strengthen my nails since I broke every one of them today (any recommendations?). BUT the people are wonderful and the work is different and interesting.
I imagine my blogging will change however. Right now I’ll be working half days for awhile but eventually it will be an 8:30-5:00 gig and I will have to blog in the evening. It will certainly take some getting used to.
Have a lovely evening everyone. I’m going to put my feet up and eat some leftover pot roast.
I’ve posted about them before but this time it’s a giveaway! One of my new favorite bands, Her Name is Calla has offered to giveaway an MP3 sampler to a lucky Lost & Fawned reader! I know I’m always looking for new crafting music and now is your chance to win some new tunes for your studio! Head on over here to listen to some of their tracks or watch their beautiful video ‘Long Grass ‘ here.
Sophie (pictured above) was gracious enough to answer some of my burning questions:
I know your music inspires artists and crafters. But what inspires your music?
Our music is inspired by our own personal battles through life, and the support of our friends and family. We make music that is both a challenge for ourselves and a real pleasure to play – and I think that mixture of difficulty and reliefis present in our songs.
What’s coming next for Her Name is Calla?
We are currently promoting our first full-length album, The Quiet Lamb, available in the US and Europe in October, and the UK in November (see www.denovali.com/hernameiscalla for more details!) and playing our label’s showcase festival in Germany in Essen in October.
What are some of your favorite online shops?
A winner will be chosen at random on Sunday, September 19th at 9 PM EST. I will announce the winner right here shortly after. Good luck!
I know I don’t typically post on Sundays, however due to some changes I had to make sure this reached you.
Yesterday a job kind of fell into my lap. I have been looking very casually for something part time to help bring in a little additional income while I work on the blog and by chance some friend’s of Jared’s family were looking for someone. So tomorrow (yes, tomorrow) I start working at a screen printing and embroidery shop. I’m very excited, but nervous since I haven’t had a “go to work” job since I graduated.
I assure you, I will be doing my very best to maintain the blog in addition, but the next month will be interesting. I’ll be working on figuring out my schedule and finding the right balance between a job, the blog and of course relaxing. Expect some changes in my posting schedule, including the timing on giveaways.