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Home + House + Life / Monday, 15 Oct 2018

My New Living Room Reveal

Living Room RevealThe time has finally come to give you a glimpse inside my new living room! This has been a long time coming and I couldn’t be more pleased with the end result. I find myself walking into the room to make sure it’s real. And it is! And I LOVE IT SO MUCH!

Living Room RevealI was able to put so much more of myself into this room and I think it makes a world of difference in the overall feeling. With the help of a lovely wallpaper, a few new pieces of furniture, and our new Wood Shutters in Off White from Blinds.com, it looks like a different house! Take a look at all the changes we’ve made!

Take a look at all the components! 
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Book Club + Life / Wednesday, 3 Oct 2018

October Book Club: Dracula

October Book Club 2018 Dracula

October Book Club: Dracula

Happy October, readers! Fall is in full swing, and these are the cozy months to curl up with a good book, right? October is usually the month to choose a good, creepy classic (Frankenstein in 2016, and Rebecca last year!), so this year we’ve got another lined up: Dracula by Bram Stoker. Dracula, like Frankenstein, is a well-known character in Hollywood, but the original story might not be what you expect. Told from multiple points of view through letters, telegrams, and diary entries, the reader pieces together the story of Count Dracula, a mysterious man from eastern Europe who makes his way to London. As you can imagine, he wreaks his own nocturnal havoc quietly, amongst a people unaware of what is happening!

Follow along with us as we read a classic that explores ideas of masculinity and femininity, life and death (or the “undead”), and modernity or contemporary knowledge versus tradition and old superstitions. Stay tuned for some artwork and questions later this month! Enjoy!

Photography by Jane Merritt

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downloads + Life + wallpapers / Friday, 28 Sep 2018

October Desktop Download

Can you believe it’s already October? Summer still seems to be hanging on here, but the nights are so much chillier now! I’m in love with this Autumn desktop calendar because it perfectly captures my ideal fall day: a bite to eat at an outdoor cafe, leaves beginning to fall, and people enjoying the crisp air. Now if only my house looked like this illustration! What are you looking forward to this fall?

Get the October Desktop Download to put you in the mood for fall! 

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Artist Feature + Artist Interview + illustration + Life / Wednesday, 26 Sep 2018

Artist Feature: Julie Walker

Julie Walker

This month our artist feature is Julie Walker, a collage wizard whose work I am so inspired by! In this interview, Julie talks about the importance of play, not taking yourself too seriously, and giving yourself space to create. Her insights remind me to really enjoy the journey and not get too caught up in the stress and pressures of life. If you haven’t checked of Julie’s work, pop on over to her Instagram for a real treat! She also illustrated our book club art this month that’s available for a free download–You won’t want to miss it!

Now let’s dive into the interview! 

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craft the rainbow + Life / Monday, 24 Sep 2018

The Green and Blue Chapters

Green and Blue Chapters

We’re keeping the color train going with our ode to green and blue this week in honor of the release of My Life In Color, our new prompted journal. All aboard! Who are my green/blue lovers?  We’ve been having a great conversation about color on our Instagram (head on over to check it out!) where I’m also sharing interiors and styles inspired by the colors. It’s making for quite the feast for the eyes. Join us as I show you how I’m filling out my own copy. You can see the red/pink chapters here and yellow/orange here

It’s a tough decision, but I think the green chapter is my favorite in both Craft the Rainbow and here in My Life In Color. I love the way that all the various shades of greens work together. There’s something so refreshing about green–maybe it’s because it’s the color of foliage and gardens. On the other hand, blue was my favorite color as a girl. I think it was because of the grunge of the early 90s and inspired my love of navy. I’ve since replaced it with a love of more grey/blues and I especially love wearing it. I’ve noticed that a good portion of my closet is blue.

One of the prompts in the book is below:

Green and Blue Chapters

Make a list of places, near and far, that you’d love to visit at some point. Here’s my list. What’s on yours?

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