things I've been thinking about lately...

So I haven't posted here in a pretty long time and I'd like to get back into posting and sharing in this space. I work full time and run a small online shop and at the end of the day sharing diy projects or posting to a blog was just less important to me than say cooking dinner, or going for a run, happy hour with friends, or lets be honest watching bachelor in paradise. Basically what I'm trying to say is I like this little blog and I miss it, but it really does fall to the bottom of my list most days. I like the idea of slow blogging, and maybe just jumping on here to share an update or two, my favorite trends and share some of my design work. That's really why I started this in the first place, to share design work and at some point I got really into diy projects and sharing them, but I'm just not super into doing that anymore. Of course I still love diy projects but I enjoy them more when I am just doing them for me and not tracking it step by step and trying to get good photos to share later, it just made it less fun, ya know? Anyways I'm going to stop blabbing and thought I'd share an update of things lately.

Loving / Class Pass and trying new workouts at new gyms. If you want to try class pass here's $20 off your first month!

Trying / new recipes from the cookbooks that have been collecting dust in the kitchen.

Exploring / different illustration styles and learning what works for me.

Feeling / excited for the change of seasons and cooler weather

Craving / something sweet after giving up sugar for the past month.

Enjoying / these pnw overcast and rainy day vibes

Wearing / this super soft sweater from target.

Looking / forward to tuesday pottery class starting back up!

Watching / youtube โ€“ I love vlogs!

Listening / to the Pardon my French postcast, by Garance Dorรฉ.

Working / on the fall collection for Push Print Studio

Crafting / away and catching up on my project life album, months behind, what's new.

Finding / my personal style and being picky in what I buy.


Push Print Studio / Design Love Fest

Hey there! I know it's been forever since I've jumped on here for an update. But I wanted to quickly let you know there are some Push Print Studio designs available over at design love fest's "dress your tech" today! Also I just launched the push print studio spring collection (my second collection ever) so here's a little spring freebie for you! Just use code: SPR16! at checkout to get your free download! Happy Thursday :)

If you don't know what push print studio is, it's printable paper goods for pocket style memory keeping, card making, or any kind of paper crafting! Learn more here!

Designer Vaca / Palm Springs / Ace Hotel

I'd go back. Ace Hotel + Palm Springs + rad designer ladies just like me. Yes please. What made this event so great was that there were no back to back speakers, no dressing up, no business cards in your face, just good poolside conversations about what we do and love, design. 

This video from 2014 by Ellay Films sums it up pretty nicely.

There was an opening night dance party to kick off the 3 day Designer Vaca, where Promise and Alyssa (the founders of the event) reminded everyone to "leave our egos at the door" and to just have fun! 

photo on the left: opening dance party, complete with balloons. on the right, a pic my friend snapped of me taking photos of everything everywhere. 

the room was great, good smelling shampoo, comfy beds,  and the decor had a fun hipster vibe which I loved! 

Everything will be ok.

on the left: super cute temporary tats from Tattly, on the right: poolside design chats. 

On the last day there was a pretty great q+a with Jessica Hische who answered a lot of questions on the topic of being a mom and juggling design work, which I'm not in that stage of life yet, but was still cool to hear how she approaches the new busy schedule and manages time with clients. 

We had a few hours to spare before flying back to Seattle, so we waked around downtown to check out all the cool mid-century modern furniture shops. Then stopped in at the Moorten Botanical Gardens. 

Here's some links to other recaps from this year and last year you might like:

1. soireedujour 2. juliawalck. 3. beckymurphy 4. noire 5. designervaca

Adventure / Blanca Lake

I've wanted to hike to Blanca lake for a while, obsessively stalking the hashtag on instagram seeing everyones photos of the ice blue glacier-fed lake. So for my birthday Jordan and I made the trek, a 3,000 foot gain in 3 miles, switch back after switchback. Then a 600 foot muddy decent to the lake. It was a tough hike for me but so worth it! My new life goal is to get in shape enough to backpack to the lake and camp there!

Jordan snapped this pic while I was trying to make sure I wasn't going to fall, and I like the way it turned out better than the cheesy smile I had in the one that followed. :)




Jordan and i were trying to make serious faces, like we weren't impressed, but we just couldn't help smiling!