Skulls and Crossbones


roomSkullHappy Halloween! I’ve always loved this masculine room via Lonny. The textures, the skull, the radio poster on the left, the light fixtures are all pretty perfect together.
Here are some of my other favorites for todayyyy::

//skull wallpaper & ballet slippers//

//free printable poster: take my hand//

///favorite Halloween candy///

//wanted: sweater//

//drawing a skull..impressive+scary//


To the CREATIVES…fight your way through


“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”

― Ira Glassa


via: September issue

Union Jack

unionJack1Today is my little sister’s birthday! Happy Birthday, Claire! 22, woo hoo!! xo She made this incredible union jack collage in her room over the summer. Isn’t it radical? Like I said before, she has a great eye for fashion and design. Claire’s currently studying abroad in England for the semester studying the works of Kierkegaard and Bonhoeffer. (So cool!) Love you, bear! xo



Happy Friday! Bulldogs and Zebras


^^^ Meet this weeks FRIDAY FACE! (Is this the start of a trend?) His name’s Bruno! If you follow me on instagram, you’ve already met Bruno, but seriously, how cute is he?? He was such a bruiser- that face, those teeth!!  I met another English bulldog last fall while visiting my sister in NYC. His name was Winston! Isn’t that the perfect name for an English bulldog? He even had a union jack harness on. All bulldogs make me happy. ^^^ Yayyyyy for Fridayyyyyy!! ^^ A few other happy things from my week:

AgainstAllGrain^^Not the best picture, but one of my friends surprised me with the Against All Grain cookbook! That was SO sweet, Brittany!! I can’t wait to try out more of the recipes. I’ve already started filling it with post it notes. I think I’ll try the pie crust this weekend and use up some of our apples to make apple pie–yumm!


^^Gave this guy a hair cut last Sunday! Love it super short like this. I kind of get nervous cutting his hair, but it really is pretty  fool proof :)


^^I bottled my first batch of kombucha this week! If you haven’t tried kombucha before, it’s a raw, fermented, probiotic, and naturally carbonated tea. I don’t even know a ton about its health benefits except that it has natural probiotics. The whole process involves a live organism that grows and causes the fermentation. The organism is called a SCOBY. Kinda gross, kinda awesome! :) I need to read up more! I’ll post some info and pictures later. We like to buy it at  Whole Foods, but it’s $4 a bottle, so I thought I’d experiment making our own. My friend Renee helped me get started! She’s become a pro! ^^^


^^I pulled out my light table and started sketching/tracing some images this week for my graphic design project. It’s nice to have a reason to play around. I’m fascinated by the fact that zebras have stripes and I love looking at positive/negative space relationships.  I took inspiration from this photograph.

Here are a few great things I spotted around the web this week:

Fall Make Up Trend— don’t know if I could pull that one off. Would you try?? This girl’s got it down.

You can live in The Great Gatsby for only $800. Not bad.

I’ve had my eye on this dainty gold knuckle ring. 

Seth again, Better than free. 

Recreating this might be my weekend DIY project. YOU CAN DO HARD THINGS. Yes, YOU can!! :)

Any weekend plans? We’ll just be hanging out and we have a cheap, fun, get dressed up date planned for Saturday night so I’m looking forward to that! :)