Happy {Labor Day} Weekend.

It would be very, very difficult for me to be any happier about this week being over. The three-day weekend is much needed.

This weekend is also – are you ready for this? – the start of college football season!!! Most of you probably don’t know that I’m an absolutely DIE HARD Oklahoma Sooners fan. I’m not originally from the state (that badge belongs to PA!), but live here now and attended OU for my BA. I’m sort of obsessed with college football in general and will be watching it all weekend. Yeah, I’m a dork.

This Weekend:
• OU v Chattanooga – tailgating in Norman (Boomer Sooner!)
• weeding (bleh)
• grocery shopping
• finish framing photos
• hang things on walls – for real this time
• watch as much college football as humanly possible

Happy Labor Day!
Happy Weekend!

:: photo of Memorial Stadium via google


The Daily Eat: Zucchini Rice Gratin.

I’m pretty sure I could eat this summery Zucchini Rice Gratin by its lonesome for several dinners in a row and be perfectly content. Is it lunchtime yet??!!

:: recipe and photo via epicurious



Note: This product is fictional.

Susanna Hertrich designed the Chrono_Shredder while studying the idea of human hibernation.

“The Chrono_Shredder is a device that makes past time tangible. It is a hybrid between calendar, clock and waste producing automaton. It has no on/off-button, thus it is unstoppable, just like time. It features the 365 days of the year represented on a paper-roll. The paper-roll is led through a hacked paper-shredder, which is programmed to use exactly 24 hours to shred one ‘day’.”

:: via CasaSugar


Mad Props: August.

It’s that time again. The end of another month and time for Mad Props: August!

Rizzo’s Original Fortune Teller : BB-Blog

DIY Fabric Party Garland : Creature Comforts

It’s Freebie Time : Creature Comforts

Storybook Inspired Looks : Creature Comforts

Cardboard Shadow Box : Design*Sponge

Square Deal : Hello My Name is Heather via How about orange…

Circus Act : in(side) the loop

Paper Cut : in(side) the loop

Phunk Lab Custom Digital Portraits : More Ways to Waste Time

Spins Designs Mobiles : More Ways to Waste Time

A Good-Looking Family Reunion T-Shirt : Orange Beautiful

Rainy Days : Proficiscamur

Doorbell Buttons : Remodelista

Old-Fashioned Scales : Remodelista

To make your heart melt : Smoke and Ochre

lisa & nick : snippet & ink

non sequitur : something old, something new

An Orange and Black Halloween Wedding : The Finer Things

no love : urban grace interiors


Sunny Side Up.

Forgive me if I seem a little out of it. A little flighty or flakey. A little “Did I put on deodorant today?” This week is leaving me with a mental meltdown, a fried egg for a brain. And it’s showing itself off in all other aspects of my life. Only one more day to go, but until then there’s this…

:: image via ffffound



These paintings by Stellalola (aka Julie Lewis) are perfectly fun and vintage, yet somehow have a modern vibe all at the same time. Hooray for versatility!


The Daily Eat: Cheese Zucchini Strips.

Baked Cheese Zucchini Crisps (aka Zucchini Fries). For those of us who are, um, watching our waistlines (and hoping they’re shrinking instead of expanding).

:: photo and recipe via The Well-Seasoned Cook


Wedding in Your Pocket.

I first came across Wedding in Your Pocket in an issue of Communication Arts a few years back and have had it bookmarked ever since. It’s basically pure, lovely genius in paper form. The kind of design that makes me envious and a little green with jealousy. In other words, the absolute best kind.

“What does it take to tell the story of a wedding? In our case, six books. Each book in the wedding series corresponds to a specific event in the process: invitation, welcome, ceremony, etc. A custom illustration by Adam McCauley opens each book, playing on cliche wedding terms (think getting hitched and dropping the anchor). The books combine honesty (ten things you may forget) with humor (how to find a hay barn in town), while maintaining a taste of elegance and tradition.”


Alfred D. Souza.

I find inspiration everywhere, including quotes from all sorts of sources. Hopefully through this new feature – And I Quote – I can pass on some of my favorites and find out some of yours! What’s your favorite?


My Clients.

This is how they’re making me feel today. Yeah, I’m the chick on the ground being choked with that lady’s leg. Grrr. At least I have a cool bustier bodysuit on.

:: image via ffffound