Autumn Weekends in Ohio

Fall Barn in Ohio

Fall Leaves in Ohio

Fall Duck Boots on Lost and Fawned

The leaves still haven’t peaked here in Ohio, but we have had some beautiful October weekends so far.  We spent the weekend in a cozy bar for a date night (listening to some amazing gypsy jazz by The Help!), on a farm enjoying the beautiful weather and cups of cider and hiking in the Cuayhoga National Forest with the dogs and a some friends.

The weather is going to warm up again this week but that won’t stop the trees from transforming.  While I love the Pacific Northwest, the Midwest wins autumn.

Projecteo / Mini Instagram Projector

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It’s wedding and shower season!  If you have a creative couple on your list that has it all, you’ll be on the hunt for something they haven’t seen before.  Projecteo could be it.  The team let me try it for myself this month and I’m smitten.

Projecteo is a mini projector that uses teeny tiny 35mm slide wheels that each hold 9 Instagram photos.  Check out their FAQ for specific information.  The projector itself is adorable.  It’s tiny enough to fit in the palm of your hand or display it on a shelf full of trinkets.

Shower or wedding to attend?  Need something special for your person on your anniversary?  Give them a gift code so they can capture their favorite photos from a vacation, their favorite wedding photos or a collection of photos that tells their love story.  They can add reels to their collection as the years go by.
Projecteo - Mini Photo Projector
Want to try it yourself?  Get $5 off when your purchase Projecteo with the discount code FRIEND0D3O.  Treat yourself!  be sure to stop back and let me know what you think!

Side-by-Side Portraits of Our Dogs

Side-by-Side Dog Portraits

I’m totally putting “the horse before the cart” here.  I’ve had these frames in the basement since we moved in.  I bought them at Marc’s (for those of you not in Northeast Ohio, Marc’s is a graveyard for all the things stores can’t sell) for $1 a piece years ago.  In our old apartment they were in the bathroom with prints of flowers in them.  I dug them up this week while I was getting things together for a garage sale and it dawned on me that they would be perfect to highlight some of my favorite fuzzballs.  They have brushed metal frames with a white off-center mat.

With shipping, a pair of 5×7’s from Shutterfly cost me $3 (I could go pick them up for cheaper, but I’m lazy), the frames were practically free since I had them in the basement, so the whole project cost me hardly anything.  However I have no place to hang them…  Yep.  I have not a clue where in the house to put them.  *headdesk*

They will probably end up in the upstairs office for now.  When we finish the shed (the addition on the back of our house we would like to convert to a mudroom) I’d love to hang them in there.  But that’s down the road a year or so.

Finn in Black and White

Logan in Black and White

I took the photo of Finn while we were backpacking this spring.  I loved the way the light filtering through the trees added more pattern to his face.  And the one of Logan came from a winter walk a few years ago.  He loves snow and always looks so striking when it dusts his fur.  The cropping is a little weird, but it totally captures Logan’s intensity (we call him Coyote eyes because his stare is so intense).

Side note:  I should also mention I actually make an appearance in both photos.  Prepare to be CSI-ed.  I’m reflected in both eyeballs taking the photographs!  Proof below…

Im in both photos too

Finn on the left with me in my backpacking gear.  Logan on the right with me bundled up in my snow gear.

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New // Rose Prints

New Prints from Lost + Fawned on Society 6

I have a few new photos in my Society 6 shop!  As always, they are available in a variety of sizes and also come as phone cases, cards, canvas prints, bags and more.  I’m in love with these and might have to order one for myself.

Framed Rose Hips Print

Rose Hips IPhone Case

All items featured (and more!) can be found in my Society 6 photo shop.  Feel free to pin and share, but please link back lovingly to this post or my photo shop.  Thanks!

Spring Bouquet // Poppies & Pink Daffodils






It’s a not-so-secret dream of ours to have a little farm where I can grow flowers.  For now I have a tiny flower bed in front of our house.  Last fall and this spring I planted a few new additions. With some big storms rolling in this weekend, I cut some of my favorites to protect them from the wind.

I’m in love with my new pink daffodils (I know I got them from Brecks.  I THINK these are the ones I bought).  They are the perfect shade of pastel peachy pink and are so full and feminine.  My only gripe is that they are so heavy they have a hard time standing up, so I was forced to cut them and bring them inside (not that I really mind that much).

The biggest pop of color in our beds are my new red Icelandic Poppies.  I purchased them when their buds were closed, so I wasn’t entirely sure what color I was buying.  I was pleasantly surprised when they burst open in a vivid neon red.



I added a few sprigs of leaves from my columbine, which have such a distinct leaf pattern.  I’m head over heals for this spring color combination.  I have them sitting in the living room of the piano.  It looks lovely against our soft gray walls.  Someday I’ll have a field full of these beautiful blooms.  But for now, I’ll look forward to one or two beautiful bouquets every spring.

Instaweek // 02.15.12

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It’s been a good week.  A little of it was captured on Instagram.  Here are some highlights.

Clockwise from top left:

  • Jared found this ice block in our outdoor dog bowl.  I loved how the leaf froze so perfectly in the center.
  • I’ve been playing with color to plan out a new color-blocked quilt.  I’m thinking maybe triangles in this scheme.
  • My scraps from Skinny Laminx arrived.  I’ll be making a scrap quilt with a yellow accent with these.
  • I decided to dress up for Valentines Day.  I wore my favorite velvet blazer with a handmade dress by a college friend and a necklace I made myself last year.

This weekend we’ll be going on a little getaway to a Bed and Breakfast in nearby Willoughby, Ohio.  To check out our little adventure, follow me on Instagram @lostandfawned.


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I can do without the cold, but I really do love the way the landscape looks in winter.  I don’t care if it’s big fluffy snowflakes or a heavy layer of icy frost, there is something magical about a white winter.  The snow here in Ohio gets slushy and dirty after a day, but I love the idea of bringing winter whites into your home and daily life.

Above:  Winter Horses by Kevin Russ

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  1. Essie MARSHMALLOW Nail Polish from Amazon – $3.96
  2. Jonathan Adler Ceramic Lion from Nordstrom – $138
  3. JANSJO Desk Work Led Lamp by Ikea – $17.76
  4. Embossed Woodgrain Gift Tags by 2 Girls & a Goat – 10 for $4.28
  5. Squirrel Rice Scoop by Claybox – $6.99
  6. Urbanears PLATTAN Heaphones from Amazon – $44.29
  7. Vintage Porcelain Glove Mold from Lackluster & Co. – $44
  8. Bearly There Print by Hisss – $14

Quiet Weekend





As usual this weekend I set out with a long list of things to get done and every intention of being productive.  Well it turned out all we really wanted to do was sleep in, stay warm and eat food.  To be fair, I did update a few things on the blog (the about page looks a little cleaner, the sidebar got a mini-facelift, etc.) and I made a giant pot of pasta sauce that I bagged and froze for easy dinners.  But on whole much of my time was spent wrapped in my new camp blanket (thanks Mom!) and drinking tea.

1. Sweet little foxy I got in a trade with Woodland Tale.  //  2. New wool camp blanket wrapped around my chair.  //  3. I’m going to be in trouble when he sees this.  //  4. Nearly my 1 year journalversary.  4 more years to go.  Get your own 5 Year Diary in red, blue & black (like mine).

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Photographer // Marcel Christ




With the growing popularity of races like the Color Run (which I did this past summer), colored chalk powder has been trending for the past year.  I ran across these photos on Pinterest and had to know more.  I was led to the portfolio of Marcel Christ (always refreshing to find properly linked pins) and fell in love with this series of multicolored explosions against a soft gray background.  Simple, brilliant and inspiring.

All photos property of Marcel Christ.  For more photos and info about the artist, please visit Marcel Christ’s online portfolio.

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Last Bloom // Wildeve

I have having a late bloom on my roses.  There are still a few more buds and I’m hoping they can hold on through this cold weather.  I managed to snap a few photos of some of the blooms before the frost got to them. These are the Wildeves I potted this spring.

PS: Both of these can be found as photo prints, iphone cases and more over here.

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