Happy (New York or Bust) Weekend

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You all were so gracious and supportive when I lost my job last month, it’s only fair I tell you about my next step that begins tomorrow. I’m heading off to New York for a long-term freelance job that will keep me there through the end of the year! Exciting stuff, for sure. I’m subletting a sweet little studio with a full kitchen in Fort Greene, Brooklyn and I couldn’t be more thrilled. After doing a fast tally, I realized I have many more friends in NYC than OKC and I’m looking forward to catching up with every single one while in town. I’ll keep you posted as everything unfolds, but in the meantime I hope you’ll forgive me if things slow down just the tiniest bit for the next week as I get adjusted to my new digs and schedule. Until then, here are a boatload of good things to keep you going.


01/ the Henry Rollins tattoo whiteboard!
02/ knit a sweater, help a penguin in need
03/ create your own wall art for (almost) free
04/ deconstructed map art of Italy
05/ free printable quote posters
06/ homemade pixie stix
07/ another way to buy some damn art
08/ DIY bungee cord bracelets
09/ a knockoff Pumpkin Pie Blizzard

22 Comments on “Happy (New York or Bust) Weekend”

  • Melissa @ thefauxmartha

    New York?! So cool. Congrats on the new job! Excited to see where it takes you and all your talent!

    10-21-11 » 10:28 am »

  • amy b.s.

    how cool! good luck with your new adventure!

    10-21-11 » 10:48 am »


    Glad to read that you’ve got lots of friends to make this all the more worthwhile…best of luck… :)

    10-21-11 » 10:54 am »

  • Caroline

    You always have the best finds!

    So excited for you and your upcoming opportunities! Congratulations and Hope the transition goes well and you get your heart’s fill of the east!

    10-21-11 » 11:06 am »

  • Maribelle Campa

    Wishing you the very best on your new adventure!!! Maribelle

    10-21-11 » 12:30 pm »

  • adele

    That’s such brilliant news for you, so pleased! How exciting & good luck xoxo

    10-21-11 » 2:43 pm »

  • kate - art hound

    sometimes these things happen for a reason. i might never have started blogging if i hadn’t lost my job 2 years ago. here’s to new beginnings! (and brooklyn!)


    10-21-11 » 4:24 pm »

  • kate - art hound

    and thanks for the linkage!!!

    10-21-11 » 4:25 pm »

  • Sarah

    Good luck with the move. I am going to be in NYC mon-wed for a shoot. Let me know what you are up to, I am sure you will be super busy.

    10-21-11 » 5:32 pm »

  • Miss B.

    Congrats! That is very exciting news and I am sure you are in for a grand adventure.

    10-21-11 » 6:06 pm »

  • I'm the Sweatpants Diva

    Best of luck on your move! And thanks for all the goodies to tie us over!


    10-22-11 » 12:08 am »

  • jessie

    hooray!!!!!!!! so excited for you and this new chapter. :) can’t wait to have you over and by NYC friends. XOXO

    10-22-11 » 2:26 pm »

  • vi

    thanks for your daily whimsies. i haven’t checked in in quite awhile so gasped when i read about your defunct job. possibilities abound in the big city! ride the highs and scream through the lows. all the best!

    10-22-11 » 3:58 pm »

  • kate

    That sounds like a great experience and I look forward to reading how it unfolds! I love the knit a sweater for a penguin project

    10-23-11 » 11:32 am »

  • claire@gibsonking

    best of luck to you!!!!!! Have so much fun in NYC and with your new job!! can’t wait to hear all about it!

    10-23-11 » 5:56 pm »

  • rooth

    Congratulations and look forward to hearing all about your new adventures

    10-23-11 » 9:13 pm »

  • Addie

    good luck on your first week… :)

    10-24-11 » 7:45 am »

  • Anna

    Congratulations!! I stalk you..i mean follow you on Instagram and thought a picture you shared looked more like NYC than OKC. I love Brooklyn and hope you do too!

    10-25-11 » 10:39 am »

  • Courtney

    I live in Fort Greene as well! It’s the best neighborhood in BK! GOOD LUCK with the job and enjoy NYC at it’s best time of year!!

    10-26-11 » 8:05 am »

  • Jill | Dulce Dough

    Congrats and best of luck! Also–thanks for linking my Pumpkin Pie Blizzard!

    10-27-11 » 6:34 pm »

  • michelle

    Welcome to the neighborhood! The best things about the neighborhood:

    1. the halloween house. On halloween, the white house at 313 Clinton ave puts on an insane halloween themed musical on the front lawn.
    2. The NYC marathon runs all the way down lafayette – this is one of my fave days of the year!
    3. The Brooklyn Flea – every Saturday at Clermont and Lafayette. Try the Asia dogs. So good!
    4. The Smoke Joint – best. bbq. ever. Not sure if it’s better than Oklahoma’s, but it’s pretty delicious.

    If you’re ever up for coffee or a drink in the ‘hood, let me know!

    10-30-11 » 8:29 pm »

  • Kelly

    so cool!! thanks, michelle!

    10-30-11 » 8:30 pm »

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