Monday, December 9, 2013

Music Monday - Purity Ring // Shrines

I've loved these guys since they came into being in 2010. And I loved them even more when their first full length album was launched in 2012. Lately I've been digging them a lot and thus they were added to my Music Monday list. The band is made up of two people: Megan James & Corin Roddick. They are interesting and different - which is one of the main reasons I like them. 

Below are some of my favorite songs from the album (mostly singles released before the album). 


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide: Sister

Drinking: Coffee
Listening: Frank Turner

Next up on my holiday gift guide? Sisters! My sister is 18 and a throwback. She's one of the people that should have been born in the 60's. Old school and quirky. The picks below fit her perfectly...


1. Claire Hartigan - This key chain is perfect for Sally. Small, classy & cute - plus, she just got her license not long ago.

2. Miasunique - Sally loves owls, so this pillow is perfect! I love the simple colors.

3. RSVP Handcrafted - I'm loving this leather mustache sunglasses case! So chic and fresh.

4. ShopKP - Kristin Perry accessories are so cute. I couldn't help but fall in love with these vintage cat-eye sunglasses! The little rosettes are adorable.

What are you guys getting for your sisters this season? 


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

DIY // Gold Magnetic Letters

Drinking: Water
Listening: Noah Gunderson

I wanted to spice up our fridge for the holiday season, but make it versatile enough that I could re-use whatever I made the rest of the year. What color is more versatile than gold?! Yeah, that's what I thought... So gold it is!

1. I bought these magnetic letters and used paint I already had on hand. Then I got to work! 

2. I laid them out flat and have them a couple coats of paint.

 3. Front and back...

4. Once they were dry I gave them a once over with a clear top coat. 

Aren't they cute posted up on our fridge? I'm in love... I can't wait to play with them from now on. 

What about you guys? How do you like this project? 


Monday, December 2, 2013

Music Monday - Vertical Church Band // The Rock Won't Move

I know I might be a little biased since I go to Harvest West Olive - but I really do love these guys. Their heart for the Lord is incredible and these songs, well... they're powerful and full of truth. Win win. If you've never heard of these guys (or even if you have) you should read this interview. Good stuff. 

Below are some of my favorite songs from the album with the links to the videos. 

So what do you think of the Vertical Church Band? I would love to hear!


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide: Mum

Drinking: Water
Listening: Angels & Airwaves

I've been looking all over Etsy for gifts this year and thought it would be a good idea to put together lists for each member of the family. First up, Mom! Who better to kick off the holiday gift giving season than the person who brought you into the world! 

Even though my mum just hit the big 50, she's young at heart, so I took that into mind when I put together this list. 


1. Brookish - This is one of my favorite stores on Etsy. It's filled with tons of apparel and goodies featuring Pride & Prejudice quotes. What's not to love?! 

2. The Coin Laundry - This shop is too cute! Check it out for lots of kitchen towels and a couple surprising items. One of my favorites? This onesie

3. Twisted Branch Designs - Who doesn't love something custom? Well this shop is full of custom designable cutting boards. Perfect for mom while she's in the kitchen!

4. Colby June - Gorgeous homemade jewelry! There isn't one design from Colby June that I don't love! These would be perfect for my mum and she would rock them. 

What are you guys looking to purchase for your mums? I would love ideas! Mine is a hard buy. ;)


Thursday, November 14, 2013


Drinking: Water 
Listening: Eric Church

I've been loving these hearty looking recipes on Pinterest. I can't wait to make these! What hearty means are you guys liking this time of year? I need to dive into the kitchen right meow. 



Monday, November 11, 2013

Music Monday

Drinking: Water
Listening: Jason Mraz

I've been listening to this album on repeat like crazy lately. I love every track (which is awesome!) Are there any albums that you guys like every track on? You should check this one out and let me know what you think!


Saturday, November 9, 2013

Youth Group Retreat 2013

Drinking: Water
Listening: Lovedrug

A couple weeks ago our youth group went to Gull Lake for our annual retreat. Below are some pictures Kara snapped while we were there. I love these kids and the leaders I serve with. I couldn't be more happy with how this weekend went. It brought me closer to people that I care so much about.


Thursday, November 7, 2013


Drinking: Water
Watching: Sleepy Hollow

These are just some fun photos that I love. I wouldn't hate to have them printed and hung somewhere in my home. What kind of prints/photos do you want to get hung up?


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Shop Update: Winter Line Launch!

Drinking: Water
Listening: RAC

The shop is full of new goodies! See all the cute pictures below and follow the links to my shop to see all the other goodies. 

All of the wonderfully fun things above are in my shop! Let me know what you think and go check them all out!


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Birthday Brew Tour

Drinking: Mt. Dew
Listening: Kodaline

Jordan turned 25 this past weekend. We took some time off work and did a mini tour of some breweries. Below are the fun pictures from the weekend. 

Top Left - Bottom Right:
Breakfast to start the day, Thievin' Rabbit, Brew list, The Walldorff, Dark House Brewing Co, Bells Eccentric Cafe, Bells Eccentric Cafe X2, Inside of Bells Brewing Co, Heading home 


Monday, November 4, 2013

Music Monday

Drinking: Water
Listening: The Goo Goo Dolls

I'll be out of town this week. Flying out to meet my co-workers in Georgia. I can't wait to meet them! 

I Got You // Jack Johnson
True Colors // Jules Larson
Snow Song // Ron Pope & the District
Shine // Benjamin Francis Leftwich
My My Love // Joshua Radin
Fireside // Brett Bixby
The Shape Of Us // Ian Britt
Dirty Old Town // Craig Cardiff

Just some jams I've been listening to. What are you guys listening to this week?


Monday, October 28, 2013

Music Monday

Drinking: Water
Listening: Josh Radin

Heartbeats / Jose Gonzalez
Snow Song / Ron Pope & The District
Homesick / Kings Of Convenience
The Shape Of Us / Ian Britt
Brother Sparrow / Agnes Obel

Happy Music Monday! What are you listening to lately? 


Thursday, October 24, 2013


Drinking: Water
Listening: Foo Fighters


Sigh. I love when rooms have an open feeling. White walls with definition found in interesting, strategically placed pieces. These four rooms really popped out at me when I was setting up this edition. I love the antlers and the twig light fixture.

What are you guys loving this week?



Monday, October 21, 2013

Music Monday

Drinking: Water
Listening: Matt Corby

What are you guys listening to this week, guys?


Friday, October 18, 2013



5 Things I Love #23

For today's installment of 5 Things I Love I thought I would share with you the five blogs I am loving right now. Some of these stay the same while some of them cycle in and out. Either way, these five blogs are sure to be awesome reads for you so check them out! 

Who doesn't love ABM? I mean, c'mon! It's really one of the best blogs out there and I love it because it features a lot of different types of things. Home decor, recipes, DIY's... you name it!

The Merrythought is a gorgeous and simple blog featuring a lot of different DIY's and party decor ideas! I love love love this blog. It has wonderful photography and a lovely layout. 

Lovely Indeed is an awesome blog because it's really informative. She has great tips on being a "professional" blogger and I adore her photo background posts! 

Elise is the blog mastermind behind the cute little blog Enjoy It! Go follow her for daily doses of her life as well as darling pictures of her baby. She also has good tips on being a small business owner!

Paper & Stitch is a wonderful all encompassing blog! Full of cute DIY's & home decor it's for sure a must read. Check out her full list of DIY's to see what I mean. All of them are just too cute! 

What about you guys? What blogs do you love? I'm always on the lookout for new ones so share them in the comments! 


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Crafty Day!

Drinking: Bloody Mary 
Watching: Grey's Anatomy 

Sometimes I get so excited about making things I can hardly see straight. I had the day off work yesterday and I feel so incredibly productive. I finished a lot of projects, brainstormed new products and worked on a new exciting site. 

You should all run over and check out the shop - I added a couple new things this weekend. Also check out some snap shots from my day off. 

What do you guys do when you get some free time? What did you do this weekend? 


Monday, October 14, 2013

Music Monday

Drinking: Water
Listening: One Republic

Today is the country music edition of Music Monday. I've been listening to country a lot at work - so naturally it's going to carry over into the blog. 

That's My Kind Of Night / Luke Bryan 
Cruise / Florida Georgia Line
Wagon Wheel / Darius Rucker
Night Train / Jason Aldean
Don't Ya / Brett Eldredge
Mine Would Be You / Blake Sheldon 
Drinks After Work / Toby Keith 
Pirate Flag / Kenny Chesney 
Springsteen / Eric Church

What are you guys listening to this week? I would love to give 'em a listen, too! 


Thursday, October 10, 2013


Drinking: Water
Listening: Snow Patrol

I love graphics in the home, from shapes to interesting wall textiles - I am hooked by simplicity of a pop of color or something unique. I'm trying to work things like this into our home. We're constantly working on something... this week it was the basement. Yay. 

But really - the end result is enough to keep me going. I really enjoy working toward a goal - and it just so happens that my goal is always developing, so I always have something keeping me busy. 

What about you guys? What kinds of projects do you guys try to tackle around the house? 


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Girls Weekend/Donna's Perfday

Drinking: Water
Listening: Frank Tuner

Last week Donna, Kara, Liz and I went up to Grayling for Donna's birthday. We played cards, sat by a bon fire, hiked, canoed and had a blast. I love living with Jordan, but some good 'ol fashioned girl time is always nice. 

What do you guys do when you get away for a weekend?