When I was in New York City this summer, we wandered into a Paper Source and I had found my happy place. I’ve been obsessed with notebooks and pretty little office things for, like, forever and now I had just stumbled on the motherload of stores that sold all my favorite things. I bought a couple items in New York, some notebooks and such, but I wanted to go back and buy everything. Problem? There’s no Paper Source in my city. But that didn’t stop me, immediately, I was on my phone on the website looking up the nearest location. And I found that it’s only two hours away. In another state, but only two hours away. So my mom and I made a plan to day trip to Ohio one Saturday in the fall and visit Cleveland’s local Paper Source. And this is what I bought. Continue reading “Paper Source Haul”
My summer project was turning the spare room into an office. I spent so much of my free time watching HGTV that my hands started itching for a renovation project of my own. I spent three months turning this room into an office where I can write both my books and my blog. This room pre-transformation was a spare, catch-all kind of space. There was a ripped futon, an old desktop computer, broken wicker drawers, and a lot of random stuff: clothes we grew out of, papers from when I was a kid, computer games that couldn’t even be played anymore. The walls were blue, the carpet was a dingy brown, and though it seemed impossible, I had a vision of what it could be.
Continue reading “Love Your Space, Love Your Work: My New Office”
I went away this weekend (and found this pretty courtyard to take pictures in) but came home just in time for the Fourth. The Fourth of July is probably my favorite summer holiday. I when my family (read: my crazy cousins) come over and we cookout on our back deck and go and try to watch as many firework shows as we can. Last year, we saw three on just one drive! Last year I made these cheese stuffed burgers and trust me, you’re not going to want another kind. Ribs, hot dogs, and fruity drinks also cover the table as we laugh and joke together. What’s you favorite part of the holiday? Continue reading “Red and White, Stars and Stripes. Blue Too.”
I spent the week working on my soon-to-be office, which involved clearing out a bunch of old papers and furniture from a space that was a spare room in the house. We had an old computer that didn’t even work anymore and a bunch of old tests from when I was in elementary school (I had some serious problems with spelling). As a treat and kind of as a spur of the moment, I went to Charleston, South Carolina on Thursday (blog post to come on that). That’s my week, and he’s everything I wore.
Continue reading “Fresh and Green: Instagram Outfit Roundup”
I’ve spent this week working on my current project, meeting with my mentor, and trying to keep my head on straight while I move forward onto the next couple of chapters. But despite that craziness, I’ve been excited to shoot this week’s outfits. I’ve been staring at these clothes folded up in my closet, just waiting for the nice, warm summer day that would be perfect for shooting in. Subjectively, and a little bit objectively, these are the perfect summer looks. Continue reading “All Black Everything: Instagram Outfit Roundup”