august recap

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.

august recap

 

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 ]

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MOODY MONDAY: BLUES, BROWNS, & BLACK

the blues | confetti riot

I can’t seem to get enough of blue lately. It just pairs so nicely with other colors that it’s hard to stay away. I mean, there’s a reason that blue jeans are a wardrobe staple and I think that same idea could be applied to home furniture, like a sofa. Obviously, I’m not saying to run out and upholster your couch in sandblasted denim or any other wash for that matter, but use a different material in a slate blue or navy. It would pair well with just about any decorative pillow on the planet. Plus, blue would hide stains a lot better than a beige or white. (Anyone else have coffee stains all over their cream sofa? Lucky for me, mine was just a cheap IKEA seat, but still….devastating.)