Archive for September, 2009

pay it forward picks


Hello, friends! Did you have a nice weekend? I had a great time in Chicago (more on that later) but got back this morning and have been playing catch up all day, so apologies for the delay in announcing the Pay it Forward winners… Congratulations to Marsá, Connie, Amy, Melanie, and Emily! I’m so excited to send you all a little package of sunshine. I’ll be in touch to track down your addresses.

happy weekend!


I’m so so excited that it’s Friday… because that means today is the day I’m headed to Chicago! My mom is driving my brother to school, so I’m flying up to meet them (and another brother who lives there) for a weekend in the Windy City. AND I get to see some friends that recently moved. Can’t wait!!

I didn’t have time to prepare a Friday Finds post for today, so if you’re in need of an Etsy fix, please head over to Where the Lovely Things Are, where Mallory truly finds the loveliest things. And don’t forget to enter the Pay it Forward giveaway… I’ll be announcing winners on Monday. Have a great weekend!

{photo by Reed + Rader}

1920s inspired engagement pics





Nolan and I were just talking about taking a train trip last night (we conveniently live three blocks from the Amtrak station), so I was really excited today when I stumbled on this engagement session by San Diego photographer Sarah Yates. I just love their outfits and the vintage suitcase! There is something so romantic to me about train stations… must be all those old movies. I’m pretty sure we’d never look this stylish for our trip, but maybe I could find a vintage suitcase or a cute cloche hat. :)

no chintz



Pretty pretty fabrics from Australian textile company No Chintz. I just adore their styling. They’ve done a fantastic job showing off the fabrics, don’t you think?

seeing red


How great is this vintage library cart from Trampoline? I’d love to find a piece like this for our home office (which is in desperate need of a makeover). I’d even consider painting it red.

egg press 2010 calendar


love love love.

personal manifesto


by mark pavey.

pay it forward: a giveaway


This weekend I received a lovely package from Hanna: a brooch made from vintage fabric and a vintage button, a little notebook whose cover is from an old children’s book, and a breadbag made from a vintage tea towel (along with a recipe for no-knead bread). So sweet!


This was a pay-it-forward deal, so I’m going to pick five people to receive a little gift from me, on the condition that you in turn select five people to send something to. The gifts can be small, and you don’t have to send them out immediately. And it’s okay if you don’t have a blog– you can choose friends/family/strangers, as long as you continue to pay it forward.

Sound like fun? To participate, leave a comment on this post. I’ll {randomly} select five names next Monday, September 28.

michelle williams



Umm, how fabulous does Michelle Williams look in this Vogue photo shoot? Her pixie cut is freaking adorable, and the clothes are a-ma-zing. Love it.

{photos by Mario Testino}

friday finds: emma carroll


handmade leather jewelry from emma carroll etc