Happy Monday lovelies. Today I’m so excited to have Maia, of Design Conundrum, here sharing a bit of her mess. Not only is Maia a graphic designer and blogger but she is also the art director at Rue Magazine. Maia has a really great eye and is fantastic at what she does. And speaking of “does,” one other she does and does well is, Pinterest. Maia has over a million followers. Clearly she is a curator of beautiful things. You can read Maia’s blog here and check out her Pinterest boards here.
The bookshelf by my desk has turned into a little bit of a dumping ground for all my knick knacks and random papers. It has also turned into the spot I put my nail polish for some reason. To start getting organized here, it would help to move the nail care products into the bathroom or the vanity in my bedroom. Also I need to spend a little time organizing all the papers and mail. After that voila! perfectly clean shelf :)
I like having tons of pictures on my fridge, sometimes when I see perfectly styled kitchens I think mine probably looks cluttered in comparison, but when I’m cooking I love seeing pictures of my hubby or old birthday cards from my mom, it just makes me smile.
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And what about you? What kinds of messes do you have going on this week? My house is a mess and I have 15 people coming into town on Tuesday. Oh well. Real life happens here. And speaking of Maia’s mess…. I love her fridge collection don’t you? Do you collect pictures, cards and such on your fridge or do you like to leave it clean?
i’m la la loving these cheeky plates (and these fun espresso cups) by Jimbob Art. I think they are totally hilarious and pretty all at the same time. I love adding whimsy, as you know, but adding whimsy and humor is tops. have you seen any fun things for the home lately? you can shop Jimbob Art here.
*hi lovelies… i know my la la loving posts usually have a few things going on but, the thing is, sometimes i have random things that i might not fit with a full on post or that i simply can’t wait to share. so, do expect to see more la la loving posts from now on. if the title just says “la la loving” than you know it’s business as usual and its my normal la la loving post compiled of all things that are inspiring me at the moment. and if you see “la la loving : such and such,” than i’ll likely be featuring a particular lovely thing (or person).
and we have a winner!
thank you to everyone who participated in the Lindsay Letters Giveaway! it’s clear to me that you all LOVE Lindsay Letters…..me too!
winner was chosen via random.org + has 7 days to claim their prize. please contact me via e-mail.
image : studio voice
yesterday i ran into barnes and noble and sifted through a few of my fave european mags, one of them being elle decoration and i came across this danish beauty which was perfectly titled, modern nomad. lately i seem more and more drawn to a modern aesthetic (i think because i crave clean and calm…4 little la las will do that to you) but yet i don’t think i’ll ever get away from some form of cozy and color. i love that this place is so white and clean but also layered and interesting.
P.S. today is the last day to enter the lindsay letters giveaway!
photos by birgitta wolfgang drejer
Happy Friday lovely ones. It’s Thursday night and my heart is full. Full with gratefulness for so many good things going on right now. Things I could have never planned or dreamed up on my own. And yet, at the same time my heart is full with some things that are not so happy. Do you ever think about how you can feel such strong emotions from opposite ends of the spectrum all within moments of each other? Sometimes it baffles me. But, with each passing day, I’m learning, figuring out that this is what life is. Life is made up of moments. Some moments are thrilling, beautiful, joyous and grand. And others are painful, raw, humbling, and upsetting. Usually, when I’m in one of these moments, whether grand or gutting, I find that I completely loose sight of the regular moments. The ones that are neither too high nor too low but rather steady and the same. The everyday moments. They are, after all, the ones that make up most of our days. I overlook these moments too often. Either they can be overshadowed by the painful moments or ignored all together while in pursuit of the high moments. As always, I’m hoping to find myself smack dab in the middle. I want to take it all in….celebrate in the good moments and have a good cry in the hard times. And then when those moments are good and lived, I hope to live the heck out of the regular, boring, everyday moments. Living it, feeling it, remembering it….this is the stuff life is made of and each moment I live makes me who I am.
I’m hoping to live all kinds of everyday moments moments this weekend. What about you?
And speaking of moments….isn’t this a cute little captured one of Liam Brave? How cute is Rob Bunny from Hullabalu? So cute!!!!
On lighter note….did you see that Ella’s room was featured on Apartment Therapy? I’m pretty excited about this…. You can read the article here.
+ a few of my faves this week +
01 / house tours + great interview with of one of my faves. it’s a good one.
02 / these look like they could be my sweet tooths match made in heaven.
03 / i didn’t know people still used these but now you might want to.
04 / a sweet little diy to freshen up your table.
05 / haven’t we all been waiting for this? thank you pinterest. thank you.
06 / do you love a good monogram? me too. then you’ll want to #makeyourmark
*Don’t forget to enter our holiday giveaway from Lindsay Letters!
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this is possibly the worlds easiest DIY (because that’s the way i like them loves). all you need to get started are two items:
+ a globe (mine is an old from from a bathroom vanity)
+ mini, battery operated, lights (mine are strala from IKEA).
simple put batteries in the lights. turn them on. pop them under the globe and there you have it . . . a twinkling globe light. i love the idea of making several and lining them up on your mantle for the holidays. they also make great night lights for your littles (think fairies in a jar) so many possibilities, yes?!
Lovelies, first, I want to introduce you to the talented Lindsay Letters, in case there are a few that are not yet familiar with her beautiful work. Lindsay has been lettering beautiful things for some time but, as of last week, she officially launched her shop, which offers prints, stationary, stamps, invitations and more. Lindsay happens to be a friend, so I asked if could snap a few photos of her space. Super cute, right? I had a fun time taking in all of the details (like the perfect shade of pink for the walls, the super cool custom bookshelves, and the washi tape on the keyboard (remember when I posted about this idea? so fun to see it done in real life). And speaking about details, Lindsay is all about them, that is one reason I love her work so much.
Now, lets start this holiday season right with a little giving…to you! Lindsay is giving away an O Holy Night Canvas (pictured above) to one la la Lovely reader. So if you haven’t even began to think about holiday decor, today is the day!
+ Head over to Lindsay Letters and then leave me a comment with your favorite item from her shop.
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Speaking of all things holiday, be sure to check out the gilded holiday cards, and all the lovely holiday prints. They are so shiny and happy! And hey…. la la Lovely readers, Lindsay is offering $5 off the holiday art prints. Use the code LOVELY at checkout.
Good luck and Happy Holiday Shopping!
Terms: giveaway is open to US residents only. Giveaway ends, Wednesday, November 14th. A winner will be chosen at random and notified via e-mail. If winner does not a respond within 7 days a new recipient will be chosen at random.
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1 /shirt 2/ skirt 3 Moon Macrame Bracelet 4/ shoes
*And hey lovely shoppers, Shop Pretty Mommy is donating 15% of all sales to the Red Cross for Sandy Relief all week!