Today’s challenge was to draw your inspiration. Mine is a bit abstract and encompasses a lot. What inspires me? Life, the sun, organic relationships, nature, others that are real and not fake. The list could go on but I thought it was best displayed this way. Steven drew old Nicktoons! Benji drew Michael

Oops. Skipped day 9 since it was in my birthday and I didn’t really spend any time at my computer. It was so nice out! Today’s challenge was to draw your favorite candy. Mine has always been Reeses Pieces (because of E.T). Steven was thinking peanut butter and chocolate too! Yum. Tomorrow’s ch

Just the two of ours today! Mine’s Bambi. I even watched it last night (my parents got me the DVD for my birthday. Did you know that movie was made in 1942?? Crazy.). Steven‘s favorite animated character is Tommy Pickles. Love Rugrats. Tomorrow’s challenge: favorite tv show! Could be the cast,

It’s been 7 days! Today’s challenge was to draw your favorite word. Mine is rococo. Steven likes sassafras. Benji likes radical. Tomorrow’s challenge: favorite animated character! I suppose you can’t get TOO imaginative with this one since…it’s already drawn. If you want your

Oops I’m a little late on this one. I took the day off to spend time with my family and realized about 15 minutes ago that I had forgotten to schedule this post. Anyways, here are our favorite book characters (books that aren’t movies). Mine’s my favorite book as a kid, Mandy by Julie Andrews.

BFFs! Today’s challenge was to draw your best friend. I drew Adam, obviously. Steven and Benji drew their wives! Looks like we’re doing something right. Tomorrows challenge: draw your favorite character from a book (only books that have NOT been made into movies…because then we’d just en

Today’s challenge: draw your favorite place. My favorite place? Any art museum. Whether it’s a local museum, the MOMA, or the Met…I love it. Steven loves Disney! Benji loves the arcade! Christopher sent in his drawing and I have to admit…my bed probably comes in second place. I love slee

Cookies? Pizza? Pad Thai? What’s your favorite food? Mine’s sushi. Any kind really, I’m not picky. I decided that I really loved the boldness of Steven’s drawings so I used my handy dandy Sharpie (no bleed) marker. See? I’m learning already. Steven went with nachos. Yum! And I&#821

It’s day 2 of my 30 Day Drawing Challenge and today’s drawing is: your favorite animal. I’ve always loved dolphins and even did a lovely project on them in 3rd grade. I freakin’ love Steven’s hippo drawing. I think my dolphin and his hippo would be friends in real life. The reason

Happy May Day! Today marks the first day in my 30 Day Drawing Challenge and I’m pretty excited! Steven Stevens, a designer and illustrator located in Oregon, will be sharing his drawings here daily too. Today’s drawing: draw yourself! If you’re interested in sharing your drawings here on my bl

Last week I saw this pin on Pinterest and I instantly loved the idea. Starting May 1st, I’ll be taking the challenge and posting a drawing per day here on my blog each afternoon. If you’d like to do it on your own, please please do! If you’d like to share your drawing on my […]

I’ve always loved Cate. She’s gorgeous and her talent is astounding. Images found here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

Does anyone get that reference? Fashion show! Fashion show! Fashion show at lunch! [The Office reference]. I love Mindy Kaling. Anyways, thought I’d put together a little fashion show at lunch. Classy can take all forms. 1) I love this adorable pink coat accenting the black & white outfit. 2) LOVE the

Now that I’m the proud owner of a Macbook Pro again (No, not new. Just off Craigslist) I decided to go case hunting. Here are my finds! (1) Velvet Idole (2) Sivanna Design on Etsy (3) Ccommeca on Etsy (4) Kazzki on Etsy (5) Squark on Etsy (6) Matt and Nat

I blame it on my love for Princess Di. Even after all these years. Growing up, I wanted to marry a Kennedy just because it seemed like the closest thing to royalty. Yes, I am a dork. Images link to sources.

I’ve been running around like a chicken with its head cut off. Hence, only iPhone photos to share this Sunday. It shouldn’t be that much harder to grab my camera but alas…it is. Here are a few bits of the past week when I’ve actually relaxed. Busting out my heels (and…gasp…my

Lately I’ve been inspired by big tables and maps. These two photos say everything for me. I might also add that I adore that little blue kitchen in the top photo (as well as the little bar cart/shelf over to the right). As far as the map goes, I recently received a modern Columbus map […]

We had a wonderful weekend away. It felt like a mini-vacation. Along with six close friends, we played games, cooked, laughed and refueled. A part of me really loves a lake when it’s frozen. It almost becomes this empty field. It had been SO long since I experienced such a silence. While out on the [&hell

From top to bottom [rubyrhino1’s Retro orange painted 60s sideboard, BootsNGus’s UpCycled Recycled Repurposed Reused Retro Soft Aqua Blue Candlesticks – Set of 3, and thehappyhenvintage’s Enamel Double Boiler.]

Beautiful, beautiful pieces. The top image is from DesignYourHome’s shop : Burcley Blue stripe, Handmade bed linen, Duvet cover. The Teak Salad Serving Set is from thewildplum’s shop and the Mod Spot Vase can be found over in shoshonasnow’s Etsy shop!

Sometimes if you dedicate an hour…or two…to finding things on Etsy, you’ll actually find amazing things. Don’t get me wrong- there are so many talented shop owners but there are A LOT so I always have a difficult time finding what I’m looking for. Hopefully you’ll enjoy these

I came across Circa Midcentury‘s blog recently. [swoon] If I lived in Chicago, I’d be hitting this place up. They are located in East Village, Chicago. Delivery and shipping available upon request.

Some of my Etsy favorites. A leather clutch via valhallabrooklyn, a set of red luggage via redpopshop, and purple carry on via thevintagesupplyco. Someone please buy them. So I don’t.

In honor of Mad Men Season 4 starting tonight, I thought I would dedicate this post to our favorite advertising executives and all things Mad Men. I’ve stumbled across so many articles this past week about the wonderful show and thought I would share. Enjoy! A Roundup of Mad Men Style via Apartment Therap

…for 7 days. And to be honest, I’m happy to be home. After lots of driving, four full days at the beach, wonderful family time, and horrid car trouble we’re finally back. Regular blogging starts now!

I spent the weekend with one of my best friends and my family. It was so wonderful and hopefully I can get back into the swing of things. Here are a few of my favorite snapshots from the weekend. [from top to bottom: bff Kellyn Walker, my dog Desh (who just turned 1 years old!) […]

I have been creating things for a long time. Looking back now, I see that I created very different things compared to what I create now. It’s interesting to see what was once your style. Are you evolving or are you playing it safe? Pieces created in 2005. Oil and watercolor paintings.