The Stripe Launch Party.

To celebrate the launch of The Stripe (as well as my fifth anniversary of blogging), I wanted to do something special, and so I decided to throw a party last Thursday. A few days later, I’m still pinching myself looking through the photos and seeing how well everything came together (and how many people came out!) I couldn’t have done any of it without the help of my friend Alex (she does this for a living) or our amazing venue, Sweethaus (they went over and above… hello, DIY macaron station!)

Weekend Reading.

This was a bit of a crazy week, but in the best sense of the word. Thursday night was the party for the new site (photos are online here but will also be in tomorrow’s post!) and my family came to town for it, which was so nice. I’m actually a little bit sick (probably a little run down.) I woke up on Wednesday morning with a sore throat and by Friday it was a full blown cold. The worst. I’m hoping to kick it with lots of sleep, ginger fireballs…

Fun with Framing.

The title of this post is a bit misleading, as (in my opinion), framing your art is anything but fun! I’ve always tried to go the budget route… tracking down my frames + mats on Amazon or at my local art store… but something inevitably goes wrong. I recently discovered a service called Framebridge and instantly got hooked. They make framing your art so easy, allowing you to focus on the part that is actually fun… hanging your art or creating a gallery wall!

S is for Suno… (and Static!)

I have long been a huge fan of Suno – but have never taken the plunge on any of the designer’s pieces, simply because they are rather expensive – and prints. Most of my splurge pieces are basics (things I can wear over and over again like the shoes + …

Wanted: Pretty (Under) Things.

I’ve been working on a pretty massive closet cleanse. The challenge is to throw out anything that does not bring you joy, and well, when I got to my lingerie + pajama drawers, let’s just say… a lot of things had to go. Dingy t-shirts (I even threw out the old t-shirt I sleep in from college… I bought it when I was a freshman so it’s now fifteen years old!), nude bras that have turned gray (ew!), beat up (threadbare boxer shorts) and sloppy stretched out leggings. Yuck.

DIY Jeweled Headband.

My friend Felicia (from This That Beauty) has the most beautiful headband. It looks like jewelry. I think it’s from Jennifer Behr. Seeing her out and about at one of many holiday parties inspired me… and made me think. You can toss your hair in a messy bun and still look amazing with a headband like that. So, I set out to make my own. And as luck would have it, it was rather easy…

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