Thursday, September 27, 2012

::autumn air::

I must admit, with the cool evening breezes and must-be-outside kinda afternoons, it's hard not to fall in love with Virginia right now. The leaves aren't screaming yellow and red yet, but I guess what they say about SEASONS isn't so bad. Still, I'll always love hot, sticky Florida.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

::vintage & modern::

I love how well this home mixes modern pieces with vintage decor. Little nooks and crannies of stuff to add pops of color and bring personality to a heavy-white space. And seriously, that couch! It's the kind you just want to jump on. Those Scandinavians have some wicked style.

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Monday, September 24, 2012

::snapshots of maui::

It's going on two and a half weeks ago, but my mind is obviously still on island time...

Nearing the end of The Road to Hana we came across a shack-like convenience store with rows of shelves on each wall FILLED with antiques. Sadly, none for sale.

Too many beautiful beaches to count.

A picturesque seaside church.

A rewarding sunset from above the clouds after our 12-mile hike through Haleakalā National Park.

Congrats to Mr. & Mrs. Hutton!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

::flowers all over::

A few of my recent floral pins.

Do you have something that you're constantly pinning?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

::maui // the video::

We jumped off waterfalls, swam with sea turtles, explored black sand beaches and hiked a volcano. Take me back! It's still sorta unbelievable that we made the trip and frolicked around such a beautiful place, and really, we saw most of the island! What makes Jay and I a great pair is that he's the planner and I'm the spontaneous one. He created an itinerary for 5 of our days, we had the wedding and those festivities, and the rest he let me meander and stumble into different events and locations.

I give all the video credit to Jay. He's found a new hobby in video editing and he uses his GoPros to document lots of our outdoor activities: camping, hiking, snorkeling, skydiving, snowboarding...the list goes on. I think he did a wonderful job. When people ask why he films this stuff he says, "I want my kids to see how much fun Mom and Dad had." 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

::things i like::

And, the more patina the better.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

::books of matches::

I need another collections like I need a cavity, but these vintage matchbooks are right up my alley! The graphics, the type, the colors-- lots to admire here.

from here & there

Monday, September 10, 2012


I know what you're thinking. "You up and leave for Maui for over a week and come back to blog about socks?!" Well, hear me out. This whole trip was the first time in a long while I had my eyes off a computer screen for multiple days. Pixels are cool and all, but it was incredible to get away to a new place. Especially one so scenic. 

I'm back to the daily grind, the projects are back on the table and there's lots to get done. I'll get some Hawai'i pictures up soon to show you just how beautiful it is there. We had such a fun time with good friends and made some new ones, too. I'm another year older and have big things to look forward to in the next year. Call it another one of those "new outlook on life" sorta deals. Life is good-- I'm so grateful for my supportive and loving family and friends. Mahalo.

At least they're sweet socks.