Wednesday, May 22, 2013

artifacts and dialogue

had the opportunity to visit & shoot adored vintage's lovely little showroom/studio yesterday and also have refreshing conversations about life and faith. it's wonderful the different kinds of people you meet and whose lives you open yours to when you choose to step out the door.

(photo: my instagram)

Monday, May 6, 2013

spring correspondance

i'm kind of crazy about these lovely vintage seed packet stamps i picked up at the post office today (yes, the post office!). thinking of buying them out so i can stick these beauts on anything i send out for the rest of my life.

(via my instagram)

Friday, May 3, 2013

cake with giants l amy borrell

loving this amazing watercolor/pencil illustration by amy borrell, an illustrator & designer based in melbourne. check out her blog here to see more of her lovely whimsical illustrations!

Friday, December 7, 2012

eucalyptus chandelier diy

eucalyptus chandelier

when the holiday rolls around, eyes get bigger and budgets get tighter. we are on a super tight budget this holiday season, but i couldn't let it stop me from decorating for the holidays!

i saw this chandelier amanda of 100layercake made and absolutely loved it so i decided to make my own! all in all it's a lovely (and very cheap) diy to spruce up your home, especially if you have eucalyptus around your area. all i purchased was an embroidery hoop (for about a dollar at michael's) and used some wire to attach the branches to the hoop. voila!

(here's an in-the-progress shot from my instagram)

Friday, November 30, 2012

new lamp


loving my new little lamp (from etsy!), and still getting this house in order...

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

cream cheese and jam pastry

jam tart
(from my instagram)

aren't mornings so much more productive when you have a little sweet pastry with your coffee? here's a recipe so simple you have no excuse not to indulge yourself!

cast of characters:

1 sheet puff pastry, cut into quarters (4 pieces)
4 tbs jam (i used razzleberry but strawberry could taste just as good)
4 tbs cream cheese


1. let puff pasty sit in room temperature for about 20-30 minutes to defrost
2. preheat your oven to 428°F.
3. when puff pastry is defrosted and soft, unfold it and cut it into 4 pieces
4. put a quarter of the jam & cream cheese in the center of each piece
5. bring the four corners of the puff pastry together to form a parcel (make sure the edges are tightly sealed so that as little jam as possible leaks when baking)
6. bake for about 20 minutes or until golden
7. dust with powdered sugar & enjoy!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

honey and gold


doesn't this photo (leo patrone for kinfolk) make you want to throw a party and invite all your favorite people? guess what y'all, there's an excuse for that this week and it's called thanksgiving. 

i hope you all have a wonderful day of feasting (even if you're not in the states and you just want to set aside a day to see family, eat well and give thanks)! it's amazing how many things i can find to be thankful for when i actually look outside of myself and the things i find daily to be discontent about. i have a roof over my head, a wonderful husband, a craft i can really find joy in and wonderful people who are kind enough to call me sister and friend. God is so good!

happy thanksgiving!