weekend links / 14

Whenever we enter a new season my mind fills up with ideas.  Its a time to create new goals, start to-do lists (and hopefully cross things off), evaluate my body & closet - because lets face it summer is almost here and this chick is no where near swimsuit ready.  Its not only a time for me to reflect on my life and what I'm doing or want to do, but I love seeing how everyone else is living too!  

Lately I've seen this backlash of people hating on the pretty pictures, the perfect blog posts, the gorgeous instagrams of what can be perceived as a 'perfect life'.  I just cant help, but to want to tell them all to shut up (sorry!).  Why would I share an ugly picture of a laundry pile (that I'm sure you are aware of what it looks like), when I can share something like pretty flowers I saw on a walk or the yumminess of a smoothie?  My friend Casey shared a great response to this topic here and Tara Swinger shared a great reminder too!  I hope that when I share something that I find to be funny, pretty, tasty or just lighthearted- that it can somehow make your day better.  We are all living a different life, but I want to keep seeing the good stuff- I have enough laundry piles of my own to have to see anyone else's =)

In keeping it real- if you have any interest at all- this week:
We had take out 2 nights in a row, as I had no desire to cook.
I only made our bed once
We watched every episode of American Horror Story in 2 days
I only posted on the blog once this week & it was a guest post
and we went out of town to visit my parents for the weekend
it was a good week!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, here are the things I'm loving lately..

 graphic b/w clutch via rouge + whimsy
the do's and don'ts of getting a haircut via rue magazine

blooming word art- seriously I love this!
banana egg pancakes and share em with me =)
any photo into a polaroid- easy easy easy
these faux metal letters, this is on my project to-do list.. the list is getting long!

this beautiful textile shop on etsy
a cool necklace i swooped up a few weeks ago & seem to be rocking quite often!
great branding at work with this amazing shop.. i want like one of everything, please.
5 easy tips for making basic photos more interesting

check out this personal post on because of jackie (yep shes a sponsor & yep i heart her)
find a place to let your passion for photography bloom!
read this post- might change your perspective if you are against people on their phones.
take advantage of my friend chelseas spring special for blog design (use code spring5)

5 favorite blogs of the week:
blood & champagne
your friend ashlee
floral & frayed
jenny highsmith
Check out previous weekend links here! xo


  1. aw thanks for the link love! xoxo

  2. Amen! I have enough laundry, seeing someone else's will only make me shudder inside. Please continue to share pretty pictures of flowers so I can secretly sniff my screen and one day dream of actually having a "scratch and sniff" computer monitor. And put up pictures of handbags for me to ogle and ponder recreating when I dare myself to peek at the price tag. This keeps my creativity fresh! This is why I read blogs, to be inspired and uplifted, and to momentarily escape screaming kids, dirty dishes, and the five loads of laundry piled up throughout the house.


  3. The thing is that even those complaining about the perfect sites would not want to read our blogs if they were full of the mundane, boring stuff! It's really difficult to continually post beautiful, interesting content so when I see it I know someone's working hard.

  4. Your new design is super clean - love it!

  5. Hi! You've got a great blog here and I'm your follower. I'd love it so much if you could follow me back via GFC and Bloglovin :) it'd be great to keep in touch!