Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Sketchbook Project (THIS IS MY 1000TH POST!)

Last year I participated in The Sketchbook Project and when it came up again I decided to go for it! I really liked doing it last time, and even more than that I really liked seeing it at The Brooklyn Art Library months later on a date with Tristan. :-)
I decided to treat mine as a photo sketchbook this year. Since getting my Iphone in October, I've been instagram-crazy (or KRAY-KRAY as the Kardashian's would say…yes, I just wrote that) and decided to do something with them for this.
I'm also addicted to Japanese Washi tape, and have quite an ever-growing collection. If it needs to be taped close, it should look pretty! Right??? RIGHT!!!
The mini polaroid looking images were printed through Prinstagram.
The square images as well as the aluminum print for the cover were printed through PostalPix.
Have a look at some progress photos below and for information about The Sketchbook Project & tour click HERE.

Monday, January 23, 2012

something sweet!

My future sister-in-law and her husband are expecting! I took these photos this weekend for them. I couldn't be happier for them! They're great people who will be great parents. &&&&& Tristan & I get new titles- Aunt & Uncle :-) We're quite excited about this too. It's taking serious self control not to start shopping for this kiddo yet!

Friday, January 20, 2012

iDO - an engagement gift guide!

I saw THIS post of an engagement gift guide and thought it was a fun idea so wanted to put together one of my own! The woman who owns the photography company that Tristan & I are using for our wedding also runs the blog Love Toast. I think it's kinda awesome! So without further ado, a little engagement gift guide!

1. To Have And To Hold Ring Bearer Bowl SOURCE
2. Wood Sign Mr & Mrs Wedding Photo Prop SOURCE
3. Hand Stamped Wedding Silverware I Do Me Too Dinner Forks SOURCE
4. Darling Point Frame SOURCE
5. Personalized Couple Pillow SOURCE

*** I have wedding fever! Can you tell????? ***

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

s'more #janphotoaday

Day 9- Daily routine

Day 10- Childhood

Day 11- Where you sleep (thanks Echo, still obsessed with these pillowcases!!!)
Day 12- Close-up (photo by my friend Nikki- click HERE to see her work!)
Day 13- In my bag
Day 14- Something I'm reading
Day 15- Happiness (is relaxing at home after a nice weekend)
Day 16- Morning (commute)

I'm loving this photo challenge! I hope there's a #febphotoaday too!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


i love a good photo challenge. like, LOVE.
you might remember i did a 365 project awhile ago (you can see it in it's entirety HERE) and nowwww i'm participating in instagram's January Photo A Day project! Otherwise known as #janphotoaday
Tristan is doing it too, which i am excited about, and we are going to make a Blurb instagram book with all of our photos when we're done! Definitely a fun way to capture time, and I hope we do more of this so we can remember all the details of this year, which is a BIG BIG year for us! Here are days 1-8...
Day 1: YOU (thanks mom for my new favorite socks!!!)
Day 2: Breakfast (thanks adam for the beautiful placemats from our anthropologie wedding wish list)
Day 3: something you adore- J'adore TAPEEEE. (thanks tristan for putting some new additions to this collection in my stocking!)
Day 4: Letterbox
Day 5: Something you wore .... my closet!
Day 6: Makes you smile.... this pic is an oldie, but a goodie.
Day 7: Favorite - my new favorite place, the beach outside our wedding venue
Day 8: Your sky- here's the sky in harlem, with tristan jumping into it!

Are you participating?! send me links! I'd love to see!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Quirky Thursday!

New Year...New Quirk!
if my sister is reading this, she will LOVE this wine stopper found HERE! She might tell you she doesn't love wine stoppers, but it's a lie. she does.

i'm no baker...but if i was it would be very fun to spell out fun messages! found HERE:

i really have no use for a mini banner, however that does not mean i do not thing they're brilliant. found HERE:

too bad it's not jhud. found HERE:

perfect pair of tights! found HERE:

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2011 Reading List

In 2011 I listed on the side bar of this blog books I read as I read them!
I'm going to clear out the list and start again for 2012, but just so I have a record of it here's what I read in 2011!

1. An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin
2. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
3. Who Moved MY Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
4. Pictures of You by Caroline Leavitt
5. Life After God by Douglas Coupland
6. Leaving Home by Jodi Picoult
7. Sugar & Spice by Lauren Conrad
8. Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
9. Bossypants by Tina Fey
10. The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
11. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
12. Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe
13. Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me
14. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
15. Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares
16. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
17. What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
18. Room by Emma Donoghue
19. Vaclav & Lena by Haley Tanner
20. Last Night at Chateau Marmont by Lauren Weisberger
21. The Fates Will Find Their Way by Hannah Pittard
22. The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano
23. Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo & Lynn Vincent
24. Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close
25. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
26. These Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf
27. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
28. This Beautiful Life by Helen Schulman
29. Shockaholic by Carrie Fisher
30. I Remember Nothing By Nora Ephron
31. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling