Happy (New York or Bust) Weekend

PHOTO: anne symons



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

  • Melissa @ thefauxmartha

    October 21, 2011 at 10:28 am Reply

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

  • amy b.s.

    October 21, 2011 at 10:48 am Reply

    how cool! good luck with your new adventure!


    October 21, 2011 at 10:54 am Reply

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

  • Caroline

    October 21, 2011 at 11:06 am Reply

    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!

  • Maribelle Campa

    October 21, 2011 at 12:30 pm Reply

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

  • adele

    October 21, 2011 at 2:43 pm Reply

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

  • kate - art hound

    October 21, 2011 at 4:24 pm Reply

    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!)


  • kate - art hound

    October 21, 2011 at 4:25 pm Reply

    and thanks for the linkage!!!

  • Sarah

    October 21, 2011 at 5:32 pm Reply

    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.

  • Miss B.

    October 21, 2011 at 6:06 pm Reply

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

  • I'm the Sweatpants Diva

    October 22, 2011 at 12:08 am Reply

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


  • jessie

    October 22, 2011 at 2:26 pm Reply

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

  • vi

    October 22, 2011 at 3:58 pm Reply

    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!

  • kate

    October 23, 2011 at 11:32 am Reply

    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

  • claire@gibsonking

    October 23, 2011 at 5:56 pm Reply

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

  • rooth

    October 23, 2011 at 9:13 pm Reply

    Congratulations and look forward to hearing all about your new adventures

  • Addie

    October 24, 2011 at 7:45 am Reply

    good luck on your first week… 🙂

  • Anna

    October 25, 2011 at 10:39 am Reply

    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!

  • Courtney

    October 26, 2011 at 8:05 am Reply

    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!!

  • Jill | Dulce Dough

    October 27, 2011 at 6:34 pm Reply

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

  • michelle

    October 30, 2011 at 8:29 pm Reply

    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!

    • Kelly

      October 30, 2011 at 8:30 pm Reply

      so cool!! thanks, michelle!

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