Friday, December 30, 2011

2011 in an instax...

It's actual insane to me that 2011 is coming to a close. Like, UM, wow.
2011 has been nothing short of amazing. It is, of course, the year I went to see Oprah and the year Tristan & I got engaged!
I also started a new job in 2011, and spend most days doodling hearts and sayings around Justin Bieber's face. I have Bieber Fever, and I'm not ashamed to admit this.
Last Christmas Tristan got me an instax camera. Every month we rotated out photos into a wire wreath that my friend Rachel sent over after I fell in love with the one she showed on her blog. We've saved them all in a keepsake box, Some are hanging at my work desk and a few are being sent to friends, but for the most part here they are...

The best books I read in 2011 were the Hunger Games series and Room by Emma Donoghue.
My favorite actress of 2011 was Zooey Deschanel (also my style icon)
My favorite color- YELLOW
My favorite accessory- engagement ring :-)
Guilty Pleasure- Taxi cabs & The Kardashians (I know, I know, I knowwwwwww)
Beauty Trend- Gel Manicures
Shoes- Frye Boots
Snack- Blueberries
Electronic- Iphone (how did i not have this earlier??!)
App- Instagram & Words with Friends (I'm Margot531 on both if you wanna play!)
Hobby- Working on my children's book
TV Show- RIP The Oprah Show....I'm a Chelsea Lately girl through and through now.
some photo highlights of the year....











I'm greatly looking forward to 2012, I have a feeling it's going to be an amazing one!
:-)
Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Merry Millers


The Merry Miller's annual holiday card gets a little more tricky each year! I keep trying to have the current year outdo the prior year, and find myself thinking about what to do for these cards as early as February.
***thinking, not doing...I don't actually do them till after Thanksgiving, when there's the frantic holiday card rush!***
Here is 2011's! It's definitely one of my favorites and shows our growing family :-)
If anyone wants the template I made for this to use for your own family next year, please just request it in the comments and I'll gladly do a post with it!
Wishing you a far out holiday, and a groovy new year!
xo!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

cuckoo for the holidays!

This might have been the most amazing Christmas/Hanukah to date for me! Between some really special, amazing gifts & spending times with people I love it was a really great couple-o-days! It's really amazing how fast time flies. I can't believe the holidays are over. Before ya know it our wedding will be here!
Here's a picture of a really really special ornament from my parents. I'm hard at work on a project that involves a cuckoo clock, and so this ornament will stay on display year-round! I'm lucky to have an amazingly supportive family! :-)
I hope you also had a great holiday!

Friday, December 23, 2011

a very audrey holiday!

just came across this illustration i did the first year i lived in manhattan...crazy to think how quickly time passes! there really is nothing like christmas in nyc!

and among my christmas blog hopping searches today i found this lovely image in the same spirit!

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merry, happy & joyful whatever you celebrate!
:-)

happy holidays!







it's been an instagram filled holiday season! the above are some of my favorites. :-)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Back in town!


Am back from a great long weekend away. Was in Las Vegas with Tristan, his sister & brother in law. We had a lot of fun, played a lot of bingo, and drank a lot of bloody marys!
The photo above is the view from our hotel.
Now back to the city madness known as the week before Christmas! Let the holiday festivities begin!

Friday, December 16, 2011

the happiest little video i ever did see...


i'm in love with this animation!!! found via THIS site!

Vegas bound for a long weekend! See you next week!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Quirky Thursday- gift guide edition!

I've brought Quirky Thursday back! This time, gift guide style. Looking for something for your favorite quirky pal who likes so many things that narrowing down is hard? Well good news, i've done the work for you ;-)

A cake pop kit. Quirky people like things on sticks that are cute. Cakepops totally fit this category. Found HERE:

A memory book- one line a day for 5 years! cool idea- nice little book. Found HERE:

these are quite possibly the cutest candle/matchbook sets ever! plus, they're hilarious! found HERE:

a little purse necklace that OPENS. quirky people like things with pockets. i'm not sure why, we just do. Found HERE:

iphone jelly-lens! found HERE:

a little note pad for the social media obsessed...found HERE:

the perfect bottle stopper? yes, please! found HERE:

your quirky pal will definitely appreciate this valley of the dolls reference. found HERE:

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

some recent instagrams...

it's been a busy few weeks around these parts! here are a few instagrams i've captured along the way....






Monday, December 12, 2011

things that i love right now...


i'm done holiday shopping. like more than done lol. like if i buy something else my apt will probably explode. sooooo, i thought i'd just post things that i like in general here so i can get the thrill of online shopping without the, well, shopping!
here goes....
Anthropologie's charm collection is, well, charming! found HERE:

i really like earmuffs, but if i'm going to be completely honest here- i look looney in them. lol. i'm definitely a hat girl. and this hat is amazing, found HERE:

elbow patches...and the term "grandpa sweater"....i have one from target, and it's my new favorite item of clothing....
here's another cute one, found HERE:

the color yellow! this is a pretty vase- found HERE:

that's all for now. when i get the urge to shop again (in approximately 10 min haahaha most likely) i will post more :-)

Friday, December 2, 2011

some nursery art!


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Mary Blair is one of my favorite illustrators and every time I start a new assignment I flick through google images of her work for inspiration. I fell in love with her elephant above, and as it turns out I have a commission to do a piece of nursery art and the mom of the new baby girl loves elephants!
I used it as inspiration for my piece, and here is the finished product!

It will be printed on 12x12 canvas, ready to hang!
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