Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

We are back in DC safe and sound, and no, the city looks nothing like this photo from New York City. But doesn't she look like she's having fun? Have a Happy New Year!

From Texas to California

How cute are these 1930s state maps from Etsy seller StoriesDivinations? I've only posted Texas and California, but there are a lot more to choose from!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ugly Christmas Sweater T-Shirt

I got this Ugly Christmas Sweater T-shirt for Christmas and immediately changed to wear it for the rest of the day. If this doesn't get you in the Christmas spirit, there is no hope for you. I love it! Thanks, Hunter! Also, another awesome t-shirt that is unfortunately unavailable :(.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Snowmageddon Strikes Again?!

So airports surrounding Washington, DC and the general east coast completely shut down due to a snow storm this week. Meaning, our flight home was cancelled this morning. We opted out of sleeping at the airport in either SLC or Denver (that's what an airline lady recommended), and drove down to Provo to hang out with my grandma and grandpa. Hopefully everything will clear up by Tuesday afternoon, since that's the earliest they could do!

Photo via wikinews.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Christmas!

This is Hunter celebrating Christmas in Guatemala in either 2004 or 2005. It makes me laugh! We are currently in Texas with Hunter's family and will be spending Christmas in the Anderson family cabin (built by his great-great-grandfather, Lewis R. Anderson) near Fish Lake in Central Utah - it will truly be a white Christmas! So - may everyone have a wonderful winter break and a happy holiday!

Grey Diamonds

If you are in the market for an engagement ring, I would definitely check out these lovelies at Kate Szabone's etsy shop.

Also, found from this backyard wedding, how beautiful is this engagement ring?

Favorite Gift Guides...

...are from the Rifle Paper Co. blog. Especially since they are under $100.

1. Andy Warhol Idea Book, $18.95 2. J.Crew Sequin Bag, $98 (on sale) 3. Madewell Snowblossom Scarf, $58 4. Gold Monogram Stationery, $30 5. Twirl by Kate Spade, $80 6. Vintage Cocktails Book (my best friend gave this to me for my birthday and I love it.. it's so fun), $31.50 7. the cutest slippers ever from J.Crew, $55 8. Anthropologie Cardigan, $98 9.Funny Face 10. Kate Spade Gold Bow Ring, $75 & Necklace, $95

This one is titled Brother... Under $100 but I feel like Hunter would like a lot of things on the list.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Cookie Art

I've recently discovered these incredible hand-painted cookies by Maggie Austin. At $25/cookie and $75/quartet they are almost too beautiful to eat! The photos posted above are from the botanical and impressionist collections, but you should definitely check out the Art Nouveau and Bauhaus cookies. Also, look at her wedding cakes, ahem, pieces of art:

I especially love the one with the folds on the bottom right. Or maybe the black and white one in the top left corner. I don't know - I love them all!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Giraffe Manor

I came across The Giraffe Manor awhile back, found here, and have been thinking about how nice it would be to stay there right about now, especially on this cold, wintry, snowy DC day. I just want to be warm... and I won't complain about giraffes peeking their heads into my window to say hello to me!


Hetterson fall collection based in Oregon (so many things I like are coming from Oregon, lately). I want that sweater! Also, how beautiful is that tree?

Via Dores

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Just Peachy

I love everything about this house from Savannah, Georgia, but I kind of laughed out loud when I found out it is owned by Derek & Carolyn Lowe - Derek Lowe of the Atlanta Braves. Now maybe I've tuned into one too many MTV Cribs episodes, but it just threw me off guard that my dream home is owned by a professional athlete who did not opt for 100 gallon fish tank in the living room and a million ugly sports cars parked in front of the eight car garage. Anyway, I'm enamored with the place. The only thing that can make it more perfect is if there's a peach orchard in the back. See more photos here.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Young Turks

Chanel's Paris-Byzance collection, found here. Who wants to go to Istanbul with me?

Via Nylon

Thursday, December 9, 2010

What's in a name?

So... I have no clue what to name my blog. Untitled feels a little, "the rest is still unwritten" (The Hills, anyone?). But seriously, every name I've come up with thus far is taken - which goes to show how unoriginal my life is. Any ideas? And no, I am not naming it lisa892380, google.

*UPDATE: I've decided on Amarillo y Crema - my favorite colors together and apart.

Sometimes I wish I could live inside Anthropologie...

So I get insanely happy when I walk into an Anthropologie. It always smells great, has pretty things everywhere, and leaves me feeling inspired to decorate more unconventionally - like with newspaper or stamps. Anyway, I could definitely live here and if I had the money, would buy that yellow chesterfield tomorrow:

I wouldn't mind this one, either:

And then I would make my bedroom look exactly like this:

Not making your bed never looked so good. P.S. I zoomed in really close on the photo and discovered that the poster is of sailboats in Lisbon. I spent some time there in 2008 and thought it looked familiar! And I looked everywhere for something similar and haven't found what I'm looking for.

Heike Weber

Spotted here, I think this art installation by Heike Weber is pretty impressive. This floor was made with permanent marker (!) on vinyl, and her kilim rug designs - the ones below - are made with a silicone.

Via Anthology Magazine

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Opposite Day

A love of all things yellow and all things Marc Jacobs, I am intrigued by this wearing your clothes backward idea:

Via WhoWhatWear

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

I miss you...

So Hunter's finals week has been really hard on me. As you can tell... I even started blogging again. Apparently law school finals are much more demanding than anything I've experienced. I don't know about you, but my former finals weeks and reading days were always when I emerged a social butterfly... like the one time I played snow football instead of studying for a physical science class (yeah, that one came back to haunt me). Or ate at Kneaders and Cafe Rio excessively. Or went eighties dancing the night before my morning final. Then there was also the finals week where I had just broken up with Hunter and was alone in my apartment, eating, crying and watching all three seasons of Arrested Development to make me feel better. So maybe finals weeks weren't always easy on me. What I'm trying to say is - Hunter, come hang out with me already!

A Crafty Lady

So, I've been trying to be more crafty. I attended a craft night with some friends from church and a lunchtime craft meeting once a month at work. At both events there were AWESOME needlepoint projects, ensuing "craft envy." Today I saw this on Design*Sponge and it made me happy:

You think I can pull it off, this whole crafty thing?

Via Design*Sponge

Monday, December 6, 2010

A Wreath

I love this wreath! I might try to do this above the bed or something. The idea is from Country Living.

Via Automatism and decor8.

Sunday, December 5, 2010


Lace... is a weakness of mine. And also a strength - it definitely adds an edge when I'm feeling frumpy. Anyway, the dress on the left is from the reformation and the one on the right is from lindsey thornburg.

via greedy girl

What I am thankful for...

This guy:

So I don't have to resort to this guy:

Funktionide Part II from eltopo on Vimeo.

Thank you Stevie and Jesse for the link via The Atlantic Wire.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

My Kid Could Paint That...

These works by Danish artist Jan Christensen strike an all too familiar cord. These last few months in my search for cool stuff to put on our white, empty walls in our new apartment, I realized just how poor this newly married couple is. I wish I could afford this! Also, this made me laugh since I always think this:

Via 16 House, Wo and We, and 20x200

Underground Tunnels

So, I've resided on the east coast for all of 4 months now and have yet to drive the 4 hours to New York City (Hunter on the other hand has been twice, but made up for it by bringing back cookies from Levain). Anyway, WHEN we do go we would really like to check out this unused and virtually untouched subway station that was built in 1904. It's crazy to think something so beautiful sat abandoned underground for all these years - they closed the station in 1945. We'll let you know how it looks in person!

Photo via The Huffington Post

Friday, December 3, 2010

Happy Winter

Sometimes I feel like I'm cheating on each season that comes my way. In the summer I want tights, boots, coats and the September issues of magazines and then fall passes (too quickly in DC), winter comes, and lately I've been wishing for summer again - and it's only December. Despite my fickle, fair-weathered relationship with winter, right now I just remembered that only this season would allow me to wear a fabulous fur coat such as the one featured above. Or this one, if I'm feeling like channeling Bridget Bardot.

Photo via The Satorialist

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Dear Readers,

I've decided to take this blog in a slightly different direction... and by slightly, I mean in a completely different direction. Now, perhaps I will eat my words (or edit them) in the near future, but for now I'm thinking I am in dire need of a creative outlet. A place where I can be self-indulgent. A place to occupy silly things, pretty things, happy things and, well, many things. So, without further ado I pronounce this blog ACTIVE.

Thank you and have a great night.
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