yesterday we started working on my brother, doren's, senior photos. i can't believe he's not a little kid anymore.... when emma was looking through them with me she said, "weird... i guess he is sort of a man now." haha.
...OF MY LIFE... that is what i have to look forward to this coming week.
I will be posting a *photo a day* just for fun (and b.c I feel stressed if i don't post everday... lol) and after this week from *you-know-where* is over, I will celebrate BIG time and try to be true to my many promises of being a better blogger... lol! Sound good?
Here is a photo of Liz from last Sunday. She is adorable.
I have been lusting after this West Elm bed for probably a year or so... Well, it is sold out in queen size....so now I need to find another bed. I definitely want a canopy bed b.c Rachel is going to make me some super cool curtains for it and such... Has anyone seen anything similar in queen size??
Thanks a million! E
ps. if you need some inspiration, read the comments from yesterday's post... SO many cool inspiration ideas, it is SUPER exciting to me!!!! You guys rock!
lately, i am inspired by oldschool stuff... vintage photos, fashion, home decor and music. There are SO many things to love! I have been a huge fan of Marilyn Monroe since I was in Jr. High. Her photos are so iconic and lovely. She was truly one of a kind and her stuff inspires me a lot. What is "something old" that inspires you?
on a **much** lighter note... i got a hair cut last night and requested some *hilary swank* bangs... lol... and while i cannot live up to her cuteness, i am super happy with them. it's almost summer (i like to change my hair with the seasons.. ha! nerdy.. i know).
also. something cool i picked up yesterday... a new magazine, "Ty Pennington AT HOME"! I am not much of a magazine buyer, and I especially am not much of a home decor magazine person... but this is SO cool and different! There is some seriously cool style in this magazine and I was super excited and inspired when i discovered it. I am impressed... here is one of my favorite rooms... check it out next time you are at the store...
Hm. It's friday night and I am chillin at home with Cocoa...a little scrapbooking, a little painting... the weekly test to see just how late i can stay up AND stay inspired.... lol. It's like a race against myself.... happy friday night! :) Els
ps. Emma graduated today. Congrats, Em. You are the coolest girl in my book!
This morning I found out that my favorite teacher from High School, Mrs. Errante, passed away this week. I went to a very small private school in my last few years of High School and she was my Home Ec teacher. She did the most amazing projects with us… We made fabric covered cook books, candles, heart shaped pizza, home décor, sewing books… we went to the apple orchard and the Bridal shop (yes, we totally did a “wedding planning” unit and got to try on dresses and take photos). She was the kind of teacher that always had students hanging out after class finishing up projects just for fun. She taught me the value of hand made gifts and home cooked meals. I can’t really explain to you how magical her classes were to me. Sometimes I still think about her when I go to a boutique with really yummy smelling candles or when I cook with apples or sew.
I had her phone number on my bulletin board for the past several months. I wanted to go see her and take some photos and give her a copy of my book. I am so sad that I let my busy schedule get in the way of something truly special like that. She was an amazing woman and I hope she knew how many lives she deeply affected. I will never forget her or the things she taught me. I think I am going to make an apple pie this weekend just because I miss her.
If you have someone in your life that you have been meaning to talk to, please learn from my mistake. Call them today.
O M G! this week/month/year is FLYING by! wow. Am I the only one feeling this way?
I have been working 24/7 on my next book and new Love, Elsie products and it is still going to be several weeks before I "see the light" and/or get out of the house for more than "food & water"... lol! But it's good. It is a super fun process and I don't mind working till 4 in the morning when it is on something that makes my heart feel full. :) Thankful for that!
So... 2 new things in my world this week that are making me happy....
1. New paint in my bedroom! What do you think? This aqua is pretty intense, but I really love it! I think it is a good bedroom color, relaxing... but still lots of fun and it is only one wall... not the whole room. :) I am in love.
2. The New RV Project kit.... I can't wait to whip up this cute little apron and make this fun mini book! The fabrics are yummy. Emma brought me a kit over the other day and I was so excited! Rachchooses such cool and original stuff.. I love it!
i thought it would be fun to give a little challenge today (in honor of the fact that the new *Love, Elsie* lines are shipping this week!!!!! YAY!)....
Here is your challenge.... take a fun, funny, silly or serious self portrait (whatever you are in the mood for....), post it on your blog (or somewhere online), link it here in the comment section. :) Tonight Emma (my cute sister) will pick her favorite (I can't judge things, it's just against my nature, lol!) and we will send you these yummy little goodies ASAP! Sound fun???
Ok... get your cameras... be creative... try something new... ENJOY!
hey! i am taking some time off for the weekend to get a TON of stuff done. As it turns out, May is indeed the busiest month of my life on earth so far! lol! So much to do... so little time... talk to you monday!!! :) xxx, Elsie
so i haven't done a music post in a while.... lately I am really into the new Bright Eyes album (look up the songs "Classic Cars" and "Cleanse Song"....) and Plain White T's ("Hey There Delilah")...
"A thousand miles seems pretty far
But they've got planes and trains and cars
I'd walk to you if I had no other way
Our friends would all make fun of us
and we'll just laugh along because we know
That none of them have felt this way"
Yay! I love this day b.c it is a time to celebrate a hobby that has changed my life in so many ways! :)
I am giving away one of each of my new *Love,Elsie* chipboard albums today. Just sign you name and the city you are from in the comments section and I will randomly choose 6 names tonight and I will be sending them out on monday with a few extra goodies! (open to everyone in the whole wide world!!!!)
just a fun pic from our little utah adventure this week... now I am home scrapping my "you*know*what" off... working all day.. all night and LOVING IT! :)
Tomorrow is NSD. I will be doing some sort of fun little give away on here (and no, I have not forgotten that I STILL have 2 questions to answer from my Q&A sesssion that I have been putting off! :)) and I will be popping in and out on the CK message board as well.... :)
Have a great day!!! tgif! If you live in Springfield, you better be downtown for art walk tonight! It is going to be a good one, I can feel it!!!! :)
I have a fun challenge up today on the CK website! Come join in the fun! :) Also I will be chatting it up a bit on and off today on their message board! :)You can see a closer up version of my layout here. So much fun! Happy Tuesday to you!
I am so excited for my 2 best friends Rachel and Emma. They are starting their own kit club for Red Velvet! And lucky for me, I get free kits (ETA... I get a free kit from Emma and Rachel.. I do NOT use free stuff I recieve to make the kits, lol. I don't even make the kits... I just play with them for fun!) Yay! So here are a few little goodies I made this week with their first kit... so much fun! Here is the link to the all the info you need...