color me monday: coral, amethyst and indigo

color me monday_coral, amethyst and indigo

Happy Monday! I hope you had a nice weekend. Mine was pretty low key, which was just what our family needed. We’ve been so busy with work, travel and entertaining the past few weekends and it was nice to not have any real commitments. We did things like make soup, cut the grass, have tamales as a family, and explore nature over at Bartram’s Gardens. I’m heading back into this busy week feeling pretty recharged for once.

This week’s color palette feels pretty darn fall to me, with some deep jewel tones. I like the addition of the brighter pinks and blues to make this color combination feel full, interesting, and not too serious. Have a lovely week!

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striking Fashion Illustration by Leigh Viner

striking Fashion Illustration by Leigh Viner at www.blog.cleanlinestudio.com

Hey Friends, happy Friday! Sorry for the late post. I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather this week, but when I cam across these gawgeous fashion illustrations on etsy, I just had to share. The artist behind all this loveliness is named Leigh Viner. She refuses to settle on a specific type of art. She works as an illustrator, photographer and designer from Denver, Colorado. I’m really into her work, especially the more abstract fashion illustrations! Have a great weekend and check out more of Leigh’s work after the jump!

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A great success! Photos from our Philly Calligraphy brunch…

Photos from our Philly Calligraphy brunch

Hi friends! Now that I’m settled back into life after our vacation last week, I wanted to share some images from the grand event that went on before we skipped town! It went really well. As an intense perfectionist, that’s something I rarely say, but this time I can proudly! Christie did a bang up job of teaching the class, which I was lucky enough to experience on the first day. I already knew about her calligraphy talents, but I was also so impressed with the way she taught the class! As a student, I felt like she did a great job of instilling her love and enthusiasm for calligraphy. The food was delicious, the decor looked great, and I think everyone had a blast!

A special thanks goes out to Maggpie Vintage Rentals for providing the furniture that gave our space that adorable vintage touch it needed, Hedgerow General for seriously upping the cute factor of our goodie bags, and Peach Plum Pear Photo for capturing photographic evidence of all the fun (she does weddings too, y’all)! Last but certainly not least, thanks SO MUCH to all the lovely ladies who came out for the event! This event was the first of it’s kind, but I’m planning to make workshops (calligraphy focused and others) a regular part of cleanline studio’s offerings. If you are interested in being added to the mailing list about future events, please let me know in the comments section! Check out a whole bunch of photos after the jump…

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color me monday: burgundy and mint

color-me-monday_BURGUNDY-AND-MINTHi there, I hope you had a nice weekend! Mine was spent getting back into the swing of things, and snuggling on my little girl. We went to a fun birthday party on Saturday for one of Eva’s little pals, and Sean’s mama was in town Saturday night and Sunday morning. It was a pretty chill weekend, and just what we needed after the long drive home from Georgia.

With summer officially ending today, I thought I’d take a colorful leap into the realm of autumn. I love the balanced mix of warm and cool in this palette, and honestly, any palette that contains the color mint! Have a nice week!

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September Sponsor Spotlight

September Sponsor Spotlight
Hey Friends, I’m back! It feels sort of nice to ease back into work on a Friday, knowing that I’ll be picking Eva up from school and celebrating the weekend in the blink of an eye. With school becoming such a key part of my (and eva’s) morning routine, I decided to ask our lovely sponsors how their routines compare. All of their answers are after the jump. Have a great weekend!

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we’re off!

taking a week off!

Hey guys, we’re off! By the time you’re reading this post, I’ll be on my way to Savannah, GA! Sean and I are taking our first vacation together since our honeymoon, and I am SO excited! We’ll be stopping off in Maryland for our dear friends’ wedding tonight, and then continuing on to Savannah. It’s where we met, and haven’t visited since we graduated from college about 7 years ago! I’m so excited to see what’s new, revisit our favorite places and fill our bellies with some lovely Southern cookin! I’m signing off until next Friday! Have a great weekend and week!

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the 52 Project: Week 34/52

the 52 Project: Week 34/52

It’s been a week of changes. As I type this, Eva is participating in her first day at her new school. We’ve been there a few times this week for various meetings and introductions, but this is the first time I haven’t been right there with her. Yesterday was her first ballet class. She’s been asking to do ballet ever since we saw the Nutcracker last December, and now we’ve finally takien the plunge. She loved her first class and I’m (not so secretly) adoring the way she looks in her little tutu!

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funky chunky necklaces by floti

funky chunky necklaces by flotiHey guys! I recently discovered this super cool shop on etsy called floti that I wanted to share with you. They’re based in Athens, and create these whimsical, slightly bizarre necklaces out of clay (and sometimes painted). To me they look like a very modern interpretation of a sea creature. I’m especially fond of the ones that include a bit of terra cotta color, and the “smile” design shown above. I love the idea of accessorizing jeans and a t-shirt with a piece like these. Aren’t they fun? See more after the jump…

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color me monday: burnt umber, periwinkle and seaglass

color me monday: burnt umber, periwinkle and seaglassWhew! Hello, Monday! This past weekend was awesome and exhausting! I’m SO excited about how our Philly Calligraphy Brunch workshop series went! I was nervous, like seriously nervous about how it would all come together. It was a lot of work, but it went tremendously well. I’m already starting to plan the next event in my head, and I’m feeling really excited to teach Philly residents a wide range of new creative skills (and also learn them myself)! If you’re interested in being added to the mailing list, please let me know in the comments section!

So, back to the colors! This week’s palette was inspired by the beautiful sea glass bottles that Christie brought for the class, in addition to that top left image. To me this feels cool, graphic, and autumn appropriate. Hope you have a great week!

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Fall Fashion Giveaway with yellow bird + yellow beard

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I’m not entirely ready to admit that fall is coming. It was a sweaty 93 degrees yesterday without any cool weather in sight. Although I’d be happy for summer to stay forever, I am excited to pull some favorite fall items out of storage and perhaps add a few pieces to my closet. If you’re in the mood to do a little seasonal shopping too, I’ve got just the thing for you! I’ve partnered with Janee of Yellow Bird, Yellow Beard for an awesome giveaway! We (along with a slew of other talented bloggers) are giving away a gift card for $450 to the clothier of your choice (provided they offer gift cards)! That’s right, regardless of where you are in the world, YOU could win this giveaway and really spruce up your fall wardrobe!

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