i am head over heels in love ... with a dress.

{via oncewed}

happy weekend! as i left work today i felt the greatest sense of J O Y. a whole week of anything i desire like waking up and walking down the street to my favorite bagel place (which i normally have to reserve for special saturday mornings) and ordering an egg, cheese, sausage, and tomato sandwich on a whole wheat everything toasted bagel. monday at 10.00am. at a decent hour when one should wake up. drool.

but along with the joy was that little twinge of worry. what will happen while i'm gone? who will unjam the printer? who will make emergency proposal covers? emergency ads!? will the corner sushi woman worry that i have deserted her for a fancier place?

ahhh well then life goes on and all i can think is this week is all mine. J O Y.


etsy mania

while doing a little blog surfing i came across oh, hello friend and then across her etsy site. i fell in love immediately (this happens often on etsy...the artists selling on this site are just amazing)! i ended up purchasing two items!! ack there goes my resolution to stop shopping.

but for a handmade item...it doesn't seem so wrong :)

beautiful right!? the ring is actually a little locket (i got mine in yellow)! oh dear i cannot wait to get these in the mail..


logo mania

it has been a busy summer so far and that has been a great experience! i am starting to realize how difficult it is to freelance and and how much i still have to learn. there have definitely been some mistakes along the way but each step is a process and i am learning!

here's one of the logos i have worked on recently:

washtenaw housing alliance is a non-profit organization in michigan that fights to end homelessness in washtenaw county. a great mission! check it out if you have time.

currently i am working on a logo for a church plant in minnesota. it is called New City Covenant Church and you can read about it on their website. that should keep me busy for the next week and then i have a whole week of july 27-31 as vacation! i thought about going somewhere beautiful and fantastic like oh happy day writer (her photos of brazil look amazing).

instead i will be here in little old new york. finally with some real time to myself i have made a huge TO DO list of things i want to accomplish! knowing me the list will be about 3 pages long and i might get through 5 items if i am really diligent :)

maybe ill post my list next time so that at least it is out there and anyone reading might encourage me to really get all those things done!


creatures in my head

stumbled upon Meg Hunt's work while reading through How's 17 Rising Stars.
i fell in love with the creative monsters she creats with needle felting (apparently this is a technique where you poke at fluffy wool until it forms a shape!) and she also does some great illustrative patterns. c-c-check it out.

maybe ill come across this little guy in my dreams tonight...


roses + grilled cheese happiness

happy somewhere-around-two-year anniversary love


a day off

oatmeal + chocolate chip cookies : recipe from smittenktichen. i left out the pecans and made them too big so they turned out more square than round but still delicious! can't wait to try it out again to get the perfect chewy texture.

yellow chair view from the highline

wildflower in the city

purple windows