Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
Please excuse me when I say that I've been in rest and recover mode for this week. The soreness has been hanging out in my glands like an annoying pest that just won't go away. Speaking of going away, Joe and I are packing up to head to Cleveland for a long weekend to celebrate in the wedding festivities of Steve and Annie! Joe's known Steve since he was in the 2nd grade!! We hang out with this fun couple (but not often enough) and so I'm looking forward to spending time celebrating them in Annie's hometown of Cleveland Ohio. So hopefully I'll have some fun stories and photos to share with you next week... until then, have a nice weekend! Stay healthy :)
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Photos by The Beauty Department
Have you heard of this great online beauty blog known as The Beauty Department? I spotted it over the weekend as I was browsing through Pintrest. For someone who is looking to shake up the everyday hair and to finally know how to pull off a smokey eye, I think I've found the answer. With great layouts, clean photography, and a DIY attitude, I think this site will be frequented whenever I get in a style rut or just looking to pull off a fun new do... Check it out for yourself!
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
I always love to find new and unique DIY techniques to help reinvent and give home pieces a fresh new look. I realize this dip dyed technique has been floating around the online community for a while but it's only just now pulled me into seeing its possibilities for a certain coffee table that I think would be a perfect dip dye canidate! Do you have any home decor trends that are calling you to rethink any home goods?
Monday, January 9, 2012
Friday, January 6, 2012
I can't think of a better way to end the first week of the new year than by following each other through Instagram, how about you?
I know since the BYW fall course Holly introduced her students to use this friendly app as another way to share and connect with other fellow bloggers and I have to admit that since I joined over the holidays (on my iPad) I love taking photos and playing around with the fun photo filters that you can select from. But the best part really is being able to share with other Instagramers (this is where you come in!) So whadda ya say? Let's share and connect beyond the blogosphere walls and really get a sneak peak into each others daily happenings!! Ready? Okay I'll go first, follow me and my photos @ evphotogal. Happy weekend to you and hope to meet ya via Instagram ladies and gents!
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Top photo by me. All other photography by White Nest.
Joe and I look forward to the Renegade Craft fair every year in Chicago. It's just a great vibe with yummy eats and such a collection of crafty talent it makes my head spin (but in a good way)! I love to talk with the artisians that set up shop every summer. It's nice to get to know who you buy from, right! Joe noticed my loving gaze when we entered the booth of White Nest. But being his sly self he just pretended not to notice. So it was a nice surprise indeed when I recieved 2 lovely gifts from White Nest for the holidays! Can you tell I love birds?! Haha, well now they have a space on my wall and on the couch. They are both minimal works of art and I am happy to have them in our interior mix! They are currently having a great sale right now if you'd like a piece for your home too.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
What's in Front:
* Getting lost in a handful of best sellers.
* Going on a date with myself.
* Disconnecting for a long weekend.
* Transition from paper products ( calendar, post its, address book ) to my iPad.
* Planning a total DIY wedding!
* Training & Completing the Chicago Marathon.
* Abs! (even if they only last for the year).
* Photographing more weddings.
* Hosting more dinner parties.