Be still my beating heart! Two of my very favorite artists have collaborated on some beautifully seasonal ornaments and bowls. Paloma’s Nest and Oh My Cavalier! just released a limited collaborative collection and I couldn’t be more pleased. We have a number of pieces from both artists (including our wedding ring bowl seen in this post).
Photos courtesy of Oh My Cavalier!
Hope your day is not as bleak and chilly as it is here in Ohio right now. I used this morning to get a handful of bulbs in the ground for spring. Just in time too, the rumor is we’ll be near freezing this weekend. Time to pull out my thick boot socks.
Admittedly when we moved in, our bedroom was the room that was neglected. We never painted, furniture was sparse and it’s pretty much been a bed in a white room since we got the carpet installed. Well not for much longer…
With the purchase of our new hutch, I found myself inspired to finally get to work on our room. So, I purchased art and we made a trip through Ikea this weekend. Next weekend I have paint planned. I think we’re going to go with the shade we had originally planned for the dining room, a true graphite rather than the dark slate blue we ended up with. We both sleep well in a dark, cozy room and I think it will really highlight the beautiful curves and slopes of the ceiling.
I installed the curtain rod today and hemmed the curtains. It’s already making the room look more like a room with intention. I’m in love with the Kvista velvet lamp shade from Ikea, but need to paint my ceramic lamp base first. I’m having trough with decorative pillows for the bed. But it will all come together with time.
Today Jared turns 27. It feels strange since when we met he was just 17. He’s as handsome as ever (actually even more handsome… look at those chiseled features. *swoon*) and is still makes me smile every single day. OK, I’m done embarrassing you Jared. I’ll get back to work getting things done around the house we’ve put off (my birthday gift).
Photo courtesy of Shawn Fowler Photography.
At the Cotton & Brass shoot we snapped a few photos of Jared and me. I’ve been wanting some non-wedding portraits for awhile and this was the perfect opportunity. Christa did a beautiful job. I’m so pleased to have this time in our lives captured on film. I’ve made hard copies and tucked them away to someday be discovered by curious grandchildren.
If you’re looking for a photographer, Christa is a genius. We were roommates Sophomore year of college and she’s also the sweetest person you’ll ever meet. Visit her website for more info.
Photos by Christa Kimble.
I’m so excited to introduce the newest project I’m involved in! Welcome to Cotton & Brass… a world created by four lovely ladies (myself included) who met while in art school and combined forces to style beautiful photo shoots and make pretty things. this past month we styled our very first shoot and posted the first glimpse today.
For more information and to view our first shoot, visit Cotton & Brass. Lots more to come!
Yep. I’m sick. Spending my Friday in bed, but in a totally unglamorous and uncomfortable way. Figured I would quickly share a couple of things that make me feel better when I’m under the weather. My favorite herbal lemon tea with honey, comfy clothes, a hand-me-down novel from my mom (that arrived in the mail today coincidentally) and a bath (Flourish makes great bath salt, I highly recommend them). Hope you all are starting your weekend a little healthier than I am. Time to crawl back in bed.
Ahab’s Wife: Or, the Stargazer: A Novel by Sena Jeter Naslund
Earlier I hoped my short ribs would look and taste half as good as Ree’s (from the Pioneer Woman Cooks). Low and behold I just opened the pot and look at these! They look and smell so good I can’t believe I made them! It’s like while I was upstairs Ina Garten snuck in and switched the pot. I’ll report back later to let you know if they taste as good as they look.
Jared is sick this week. And we are in need of comfort food. Short ribs were FINALLY in stock at the store, so it’s as good a time as any to give them a go. I’ll be using this recipe from the Pioneer Woman Cooks. Hopefully they look as good as Ree’s. We’ll be making egg noodles instead of polenta to keep it a little simpler.
Photo courtesy of The Pioneer Woman Cooks.
I’m on a mission to re-ignite my creativity. Next on my list is to explore photography. I used to take a lot of time when I took photos and lately I find myself rushed and I feel like my skills are dulling. I’m starting a photo challenge for myself and I need YOUR help!
Your job is easy… submit a comment on this post with a word. Any word. It can be a color, an emotion, a name, a noun, whatever. But it has to be one word. After a week or so, I’ll close submissions and create some sort of graphic list for the challenge. Then I’ll chip away at the list, posting one photo for each submitted word. The point is not to do them fast. I will take my time, work through the list in what ever order I want and interpret the words in whatever way inspires me.
If you need a little creative boost, I encourage you to take the challenge too. So go ahead! Give me your words! You can even submit a couple if you want.
Thanks in advance!