If you know me, you know I’m a huge fan of folding thousands and thousands of tiny little shapes. To celebrate my best friend Liz on her 30th birthday, we did a very colorful photoshoot with an overdose of chocolate cake. Love you, Lizzie. Thanks for being such a good sport. Little do you know, I’ve already started planning just what we’ll be up to on your 40th. Check out my etsy shop if you’d like to recreate this insanity […]
The first step I took in wedding planning was to create a wedding website. I didn’t have all the information that I needed at that time, but it helped me get a better grasp on what I needed to do next. Seeing as how I already had 3 WordPress blogs, I knew I was going to go with them as the platform. The great thing about WordPress is that you can make your own wedding website for free. Now that’s […]
There are a lot of times that I don’t want to use my “fancy” camera. But when you’re used to the quality of a picture taken by a 5D, the typical iphone photo feels inadequate. My quick fix for that problem is to make the photo my own with an artistic twist. This go round I figured I would make my own camera filters that could be used with a disposable camera or even an iphone. I cut a small hole […]
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Well my little love bugs, I have some big news… I’m engaged! Can you believe it?! We threw an engagement party the other night with very personalized decorations. The Nike footsteps share a bit of our story. I came from Texas, and he came from Pittsburgh. We met in Chicago and fell in love! I made a giant replica of my ring, complete with Ceylon Sapphire. How gorgeous is that?! I’ve always known I didn’t want a diamond engagement ring, […]
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Christmas is almost here! Does it surprise you that this is my version of decorating for the holidays? Handmade decorations are always the best, and even better when it appears that they don’t make sense. At this point, I’m certain that my neighbors think I’m a lunatic. My door is constantly covered with the most odd handmade creations. (from my polka dot party to the pirate party to the Breaking Bad finale) What do you think? Have any sneaker […]
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If Chicago was the city it is in the summer all year round, this would be the greatest city on earth. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. We all just say the winter makes you really enjoy those summer days. Well, the warm days are almost over, and I’m eating up as much of the fun while I can. Lollapalooza, one of the coolest outdoor music festivals, was last weekend. I went on Sunday and got to hear some great tunes […]
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STARS AND STRIPES! What are you wearing to show your American pride today? I kicked it anti-colonial style and stitched this flag together for the back of one of my Carhartt vests. Very patriotic, I must say, paired with my Gap Cami Dress and my Liberty Sky Highs. (Also let it be known that I can’t say the words Independence Day without thinking of Will Smith..) See how to make your own flag vest HERE!
It’s that time of year– VD is in the air! Valentine’s Day, I mean. I’m a firm believer that handcrafted goodness is a way to the heart. Plus, homemade gifts mean that you aren’t buying into commercialized love. Two of my favorite things in all the world are sneakers and rocks. Why not combine them into a mega-love-fest for Vday? Gold leaf and paint some rocks to show someone you care! (I bet you’ve never gotten gift-giving advise like that before.) […]
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! Okay. It’s just sorta cold outside, but that means it’s time to pull out your down vests and festive warm clothes. I made a giant pom pom to top one of my Carhartt hats. See how I did it HERE. Check out the new pair of Air Max sneakers I got this weekend. Stay warm out there, folks!