Friday, February 8, 2013

Fashion Friday: Valentine's Outfits

Considering Valentine's Day is my favorite, I always go all out with the outfit. It's the one day a year I feel comfortable mixing pink and red, definitely have to take advantage of that!

I already have my Valentine's day outfit for this year planned, but I l-o-v-e these cute red and pink ensembles. Especially this first one.

What do you think about dressing up for Valentine's Day? What do you plan on wearing?

p.s. Here's last years post of Valentine inspired outfits.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: Valentine's Inspiration

Valentine's day is my favorite. I just love it all; pink, red, hearts, glitter, cheesecake, flowers, love...I love it!

I love this photo shoot. It's Valentine's without the cheese. Sweet and pretty, like it should be.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Off the Grid

Ever since seeing Children of Men (fantastic movie by the way!), and a lot of zombie movies/ shows, I've been thinking having a house hidden and off the grid would be a fantastic idea!
Somewhere where you can sustain yourself for a long period of time and that is hard to find. You know, solar and wind power, wood burning stove, lots of food, a well for water....somewhere safe.

I wouldn't live there full time, just in case of some catastrophic emergency.

While I'm not sure if the location of this house is far enough out, or technically off any "grids", it is made of recycled and sustainable materials and for a "shed" it's awfully nice looking. I love all the windows and use of scrap metal.

What do you think,  would you want a house like this?

Monday, February 4, 2013

Monday Links: 2.4.13

Call me weird or crazy, but I'm seriously sad that fall and winter are over. Spring and summer are great and all, but they're just not the same.

Mmm, cheesy mashed potatoes.

The Northern Lights from NASA

I love letterpress

Makings for a cozy guest room

Would you go down the Niagara Falls in a barrel?

I would like this springy dress, please

Don't you wish you were here?

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Sunday Sketches: This is New York

My obsession with alliteration knows no bounds, so maybe it's time to do something special on Sundays. I'll give it a try.

Miroslav Sasek was an amazing illustrator and author of the This is... children's book series. They were originally published back in the 60's but were reissued in 2003.

I always see them online at places like Anthropologie or my favorite blogs, and consider buying them for my nieces. I've never actually peeked inside one though, until today.
Here are some pages from This is New York. I am absolutely in love with it and will be buying a copy or two the next time a Birthday rolls around.
Aren't the retro illustrations beautiful? I could see designing a nursery based on them.
I plan on buying some of his other books, you can look forward to me blogging about them.