Whew you guys! Last night I just turned over the files for my biggest freelance project to date, and I treated myself with homemade s’mores. The project will be going live by the end of the year, and I’ll be thrilled to share what has been going on. I’ve even been hiding the what’s what of the project from my family, so that’s been something!
As a second treat, I’m heading home to Pennsylvania for a retreat on the lake. My parents are on the farm in South Dakota, so I’ll have the place to myself and be able to just chill out for a second. This project has taken up the majority of my free-time for the past month or so, and I’m itching to get at my to-do list. The car is packed with my laundry basket, my inbox is ready to get tackled, and my Dave Ramsey DVD’s are ready to go. Since I started working full-time I’ve been meaning to seriously sit down and figure out a financial plan for my future. I’m hoping I can figure out a system that I can actually keep up with. I tried writing down in categories in a binder every. single. purchase. that I made when I started grad school, and that went out the window about a month in. After that month, I felt guilt for letting it all slide, but I could have gone about the whole thing a lot differently. The keyword for the next couple months in my life is balance. Instead of feeling like everything around me needs to be perfect, I’m switching to figuring out how everything around me can be balanced. It’s a leap for me to think that way, but it’s a much needed shift I’m trying to integrate into a lot of my behaviors. Yay for prioritization and not feeling guilty for letting certain things slide!
Happy weekend friends!
PS: Sorry for bringing up personal finance on a Friday! I’m gross, I know.
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How fun would it be to hang out in this room for a day? I could see myself dreaming up so many neato new ideas.
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Can you even believe that this is embroidered? I know I couldn’t at first! I’m super into this natural pattern and color palette. Just naturally lovely.
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Every one of these paintings by Xochi Solis is like a color study in and of itself. Kind of mesmerized over here.
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Heeeey, oh hey. Yeah, still alive over here!
I’ve left for home in Pennsylvania, and I’ve spent the last week or so happily ignoring my computer, drinking coffee with my parents, and watching an absurd amount of Toddlers & Tiaras. It’s my firm belief that the holidays are for ignoring real responsibility and giving in to those guilty pleasures.
I hope you’re all having a very happy holiday and getting to indulge in something ridiculous. My dad came in to announce that he is running to the store to pick up chestnuts so we can roast them as a family tonight. Mmmmk. Here’s to new and old holiday traditions, and just having some time to live in the moment for a second or two.
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My dear friend Megan gets into town today and I’m beyond excited to galavant around Savannah with her this weekend. I think this outfit would be perfect for our adventures, don’t you think? The warm weather is still here, and I’m soaking in every last bit before the cold comes—which I’m also extremely excited about embracing. Can you say sweater dresses?
This photo is from the series Not so Serious by Vishesh Verma, and it’s seriously gorgeous. Talk about a fantasy photo shoot! I encourage you to check out the rest by clicking on the source link below!
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This was screaming color study at me. That’s all.
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It’s been a fantastic ride my friends, and today officially marks my first year in blogging! I can’t even begin to tell you what a journey this has been and how much blogging has helped me grow as a person and as a designer. It’s truly fantastical. AND, meeting and talking to so many of you, yes YOU! The new found friendships that blogging has brought my way have really put something more than a pep in my step. Thank you so much for bearing with me for so long.
While I don’t have any big surprise up my sleeve for this day, I do have a couple of good things coming your way in the upcoming weeks that I’m excited to share with you all. Pinegate Road has already begun to turn into something a little different than it’s original intentions, and I hope over this next year I’ll be able to really mix in some of my new found passions into this space. Midway through this next year I’ll be attending Alt Summit—I’m still shaking with excitement over that one. I believe that will be another transformative moment for this little space on the internet, and I can’t wait to see how all of this unfolds.
As I’ve been aloof for a bit, here are some happenings from the past week that I thought I’d share with you:
—Bryna asked me to guest post for her while she was away
—Monograms and greeting cards, two of my favorite things to slather type on
Happy Monday friends, and here’s to all our hopes and dreams.
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It’s nice to start Mondays off neutral, right? This work is by one of my favorite artists Matt Wisniewski and it’s called Head Full of Air. I even featured some of his work here. Happy Monday everyone.
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This Castles in the Sand book cover is such a pretty diddy, no?
Currently, I’m in the midst of traveling, and as usual things have been a little less than scheduled these past couple weeks. I’m off to Chicago to stay with a good friend from undergrad, and then this weekend we’ll be celebrating with a bachelorette party with some of our other sorority sisters downtown. A much needed break indeed!
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