24 September 2008

Welcome Fall!

I am so pumped that it is officially Fall! I don't know if it's cheating to get a Pumpkin Spice Latte while it was still summer, but oh well, I did it; the temptation overtook me.
There were several things I did to celebrate the first week of fall.
1. Buy decorative pumpkins to put outside my windows.
2. Baking, Dark Chocolate Pistachio Chip Cookies. I used this recipe and switched white chocolate chips for dark chocolate chips, I love the bitter taste.
3. Baking, Pumpkin Brownies. I didn't make the brownie part from scratch like the original recipe states; I cheated and made the brownies from the box :)

21 September 2008

Etsy Obession

I can't get enough of searching for great things on Etsy. I would literally be on there all day if I could. I get so excited when I come across a great shop!

15 September 2008

In Progress

As a side job, I would LUV to design people's wedding invitations, shower invitations, personal stationary or any kind of announcement. I've been doing a couple of things for some friends lately and have enjoyed it so much!

Here's a watercolor I found in my closet that I forgot I had painted. I need to find a good home for it, in or out of my apartment.

I'm looking forward to framing these prints from a 2007 calendar of vintage maps and hanging them in my bare hallway.

08 September 2008

Old to them, new to me.

Our librarian at school is finding and giving away tons of discarded books that were published in the 1940's to 1970's and I'm reaping the benefits. There are so many great illustrations in these books that not only inspire me artistically, but could make for some great art to hang on the walls. Here's a glimpse at what I found: