My thoughts/feelings over the last few weeks all wrapped up into one pretty little mood board.
Well today is my birthday and this is what am I doing: laying in bed, drinking a beer, and writing a blog post. True story. Oh and I’m thinking about the amazing vegan feast I’ll be having with family later tonight. It is a meal I’ve been looking forward to all week and the only reason I have made it through these past few days.
So anyway, I thought I’d recap some things that have been going on this month.
It all started with a move into my new apartment. Then a week later I was off to Nashville to intern at Blogshop Nashville where I got to meet Bri of Design Love Fest and Elise of Pennyweight. Both super sweet girls and it was kind of crazy to see them in person since I’ve been following both of their blogs for awhile now. I also met a lot of really cool people who were taking the class and then interned with two other really great girls! It was so awesome and such a good time and I learned TONS even though I was technically helping teach, but man oh man have I been using the Photoshop in the longest way possible. I can’t tell you how many shortcuts I was missing out on. It was life changing to learn those little techniques.
Once the Blogshop weekend wrapped up, I made a pit stop to a fellow maker’s house to raid her vintage goods she was looking to sell. I picked up a stool and a globe and chatted about the Etsy/maker life with Carolyn, the mind behind all that is Acorn and Archer (check her out! As a customer once told me, we are “creative soulmates” — Yes Carolyn, if you are reading this, someone did say that to me and they are correct)
Then I was headed back to Oklahoma to put my newly acquired stool to use in the kitchen and do a little work on my shop where I announced a new iPhone case design (really it’s been up for awhile, but I never told anyone…oops). As you can see, I also did a little change up in the package (second to last image) and added some confetti to spruce things up. I mean, my shop name is Confetti Riot. It had to be done.
So now it’s the second to last day of August and I am one year older (even though for the past 6 months I thought I was already one year older and literally had to count the years to figure out what age I was turning…answer: 26 > AKA my late 20’s ::gasp::)
Now we’re headed in to September and I am excited for what is ahead. Until then…I’ll be eating cakes and cookies (vegan, duh) in celebration of making it one more year.
[ cake photo cred ]
Can I talk about how much I hate filling in the “subject” line of blog posts? I feel like it’s so incredibly difficult to come up with something that will make you want to immediately read what is to follow. I mean I only go to blogs to look at the pretty pictures and never even notice the subject line. I say just get to the point because I want to get to the pictures and the point of this post is lighting. Heck, we’re not even gonna talk about it really. I just pulled together these lamps I’m obsessed with and am just leaving it at that. Well, that’s a lie. I’m actually “talking” about lighting because when I walk into my apartment at night, I enter into darkness because there is no light to turn on. I’m working on fixing that problem. Hopefully I can conjure up one of these babies for my living room so when I flip the switch I see one of these beauties staring back at me. (I wish)
Okay, now for what you’re really here for:
(Apologizes for misleading links. These lamp links were found a long time ago so their original sources are not the same. It will lead you to the sight it was found.)
I’ve been thinking about beds and bedding lately, for two reasons: I want more sleep and I want to have that sleep in a pretty bed.
A good bed + great bedding = a happy, well rested, Kathryn (and that’s just best for everyone).
Well, I’m moving into a new place in a little over a week and I have nothing to fill it with except a couple vintage chairs, my clothes, a desk, and other random decorative and shop supply items. I’m basically starting from scratch. Including a bed, as in, I don’t have one. It’s a little scary but pretty exciting because I was so sick of all of my belongings from my college years and am ready to update my space to reflect my current taste.
So, I’ve pulled together some images of awesome interiors that I’ve pinned over the years in order to get some inspiration for my new place. (I’m thinking about sharing my decorating progress on the blog. yay? or nay?)
A total contradiction to my shop, right? Well, I decided I wanted a calming oasis this time around and I feel like neutrals in natural textures will help achieve that. We’ll see what develops over the next few months, though, because most of the time I tend to purchase very colorful things…
I’ve been busy busy these past few weeks, but I managed to put this together today. It’s making me want a nice little sunny vacation. Oh, and I also snuck in one of my new iPhone case designs in this one 😉