I’m always browsing shops like Anthropologie for inspiration on trends. They bring in gorgeous makers and seem to have an eclectic mix of styles. Here are some of the items I’ve been eyeing and own. (Ps., they have their Summer Sale on right now)
My friend Erika gave this to me to take with me to NYC at my first National Stationery Show this past May and it is the BEST little case. I’m obsessed. Find it here.
We’ve taken down our back deck, we’re in the process of designing a new one, and all of the sudden I’m being hit with a ton of inspiration for changing up our garden. And I think one of those changes is going to be painting or staining our fences black. Here are some images I’ve been pinning for inspiration. I feel as though the black highlights greenery more and is a backdrop that makes nature just stand out. Plus it’s classic. And I’m obsessed.
Did I mention I was going to do the National Stationery Show in New York? It has been a little bit of a whirlwind from deciding to do it, to leaving on the plane to returning. I had binged on other people’s posts over the years in hopes of one day attending, created Pinterest boards on booth designs and tried to absorb as much info as I could prior to doing it. When it finally came time to sign on the dotted line and do it, it was pretty much go-go-go from that moment on.
It was around December that I decided to just do the show.
I felt that after having done the One Of A Kind Show Christmas market a few years back, a show like the Stationery Show was kind of a walk in the park. But there were very different stresses. Continue Reading →
We’re planning our back deck remodel (we’ve been planning it for 10 years) and I’m hoping to share some updated shots of what we’re going (planning / wishing) to do. Part of the planning of the deck has been trying to visualize how we’re going to use the deck – which is hard, given that I’m a ding dong with spacial planning. Until the deck is actually built, I’m stuck in a state of just dreaming of how we will use it. But I have an idea that I’d like it to be used as a lounge area, with deep seating where Aubrey and I can sit and just enjoy the Spring / Summer / Fall season until the Canadian Winter puts us in a snow globe. It’s because of our short enjoyment of the seasons that I feel like we should focus on enjoying our space outdoors and, make it comfortable.