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.
This summer Jared and I will celebrate 10 years since our first date, and 4 years of marriage. We would love to win this free photo session with Hello Ashleigh Photography. Ashleigh is a friend, former classmate and super talented photographer. It would be wonderful to capture this special time post-wedding / pre-children time in our relationship.
Thank you so much in advance! If we win, we will of course share the resulting photos here on the blog. If you are an Ohioan and are looking for a photographer this summer, check out Ashleigh’s work! She’s really sweet and very reasonable!
It’s been a good week. A little of it was captured on Instagram. Here are some highlights.
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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.
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
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).
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.
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.
My little lavender plants are about done for the year and we are expecting a frost this weekend so I snipped all the flowers I could and now have them drying in the kitchen. They were so pretty so I decided to immortalize them in photo.
It’s one of my dreams to own a lavender farm. It’s one of my favorite scents, and I can’t pass a lavender bush without running my hand across the top or burying my face in it.
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I have been stock-piling photographs for years. I loved the idea of opening a photo or card shop on etsy, but the start-up costs in printing, packaging, etc. made it a far off dream. And then a light bulb went off this week. Let Society 6 do my printing, packaging and shipping for me! Plus, they have the capability of also printing iphone cases, stationary, canvas prints and framed prints.
I stayed up until the wee hours last night reformatting photos and uploading them to my new Society 6 Photo Shop. It’s a great week to open my shop too since they now have Iphone 5 Cases (as well as Iphone 4, 4S & 3) and free worldwide shipping on all items!
Here are some of my favorite item combinations in the introductory collection…
I still have a boatload of photos to go through, so stay tuned for new additions. I plan to keep my prices as affordable as possible. Be sure to check out my Society 6 Iphone Case review for more information on the cases. Having purchased a number of prints, including the print above our bed I can vouch that they are beautifully printed.
I’m just getting started, so please stop by my shop and ‘promote’, pin, stumble, facebook and share! Also, be sure to let me know what you like! Feedback will drive this collection.
With the summer wrapping up soon-ish (September is around the corner!) we have been in high gear trying to fit all our last minute home projects in before it’s time to hibernate for the winter. Logan has been loving the cooler weather.
We have had our eye on a beautiful mid-century dressers for months at a consignment store. We hoped it would still be there to hit it’s lowest price bracket, and sure enough it was! I have moved it into our room and it looks lovely against the dark walls. It needs a touch of work, but it’s one piece of furniture I can check off our list.
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