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Entries in Inspiration (156)


summer please

Am I the only person battling a serious case of summeritis? Dreaming of the days when there was such a thing as summer break....and hoping I can plow through some work to embrace the weekend.

Hoping yours is also a great summer *weekend* break!

Images Sources: 1. Emily McDowell (via Pinterest) // 2. Alice B. Gardens (via Pinterest) //


notable: megan gilger

While I love my urban bungalow, there are times when I long to be surrounded by endless space. I wouldn't mind a short trip in the near future one bit. Perhaps a case of the summer travel bug.

Featured Artist: Megan Gilger (via Pinterest)


lovely bundle {horse race}

TOMORROW is horse racing time! It has been one of my life long dreams to attend a race wearing a huge lovely hat. Someday. For now I'll enjoy the excitement of watching on screen instead.

I'm rooting for you to have a great weekend!

Image Sources: 1. Red Leaf Studios featured on Wedding Chicks (via Pinterest) // 2. Oh Happy Day // 3. Southern Dixie Photography (via Pinterest) // 4. Leslee Mitchell (via Pinterest) // 5. Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another, Getty Images by Al Bellow (via Bleacher Report) // 6. Associated Press Photo by Darron Cummings (via Denver Post) //


notable: studio muti

Probably fitting after yesterday's post to quote one of the greatest creative entrepreneurs of all time.

Featured Artist: Studio Muti


notable: elembee

Hello new day! A long weekend is a GREAT pause in the daily grind, is it not? I nearly forgot the holiday while scrambling to prepare hosting a birthday party.

While it feels a little slow to get back into work, the break sure leaves one refreshed. A fabulously short week is now before us, friends. Let's make it a great one.

Featured Artist: Elembee (via Pinterest)


slow down just a bit

My goodness, where have I been? While I can't stand the "I'm so busy" excuse, adding the large volunteer projects (3 weeks in a row!) on top of my regular work load has sadly left my blog to suffer. Please excuse my crash & burn this week.

Now time to put my household back in order and catch up on overdue work. In tandem, I challenge us all to slow down over the next few days.

Image Source: Typography Served (via Pinterest) **And now I want to buy the typeface Babycakes


lovely bundle {sunshine}

Today I will be OUT enjoying the sunshine! Another volunteer photographer gig, these seem to be a regular for me :p

I hope you are able to relish in some sunshine this weekend!

Image Sources: 1. Urban Outfitters (via Design is Mine) // 2. Craig Schlewitz (via Pinterest) // 3. Made by Amelia (via Pinterest) // 4. Jose Villa (via Pinterest) // 5. Meisi (via Pinterest) // 6. Pennywishes //


notable: photography concentrate

I've had this inspirational print tucked away for a while, and today seems fitting. Last weekend I photographed senior portraits, and not only that they are seniors about to foster out of the system. I RARELY take portraits and it's such a different experience. It was more than a pleasure to glimpse into these young lives for a few hours, and I think this quote by an original photojournalist gangster captures it perfectly (as she always did).

Any of my readers portrait photographers? What do you love most?

Featured Artist: Photography Concentrate, print available for FREE DOWNLOAD (via Pinterest)


lovely bundle {color block}

Definitely a trend of late. Can't say I don't enjoy a large splash of color.

Enjoy your weekend, friends!

Image Sources: 1. Britt Bass featured on The Jealous Curator (via Pinterest) // 2. Magnus Anesund Photography (via SF Girl By Bay) // 3. ASOS (via The Sweetest Occasion) // 4. Alice & Olivia (via Pinterest) // 5. Because Studio (via Pinterest) //


notable: ornamelle

Sleeping just a little longer, planning a new project, snuggling, cooking a delicious meal, spending time not doing much....I am so grateful for this season—to bask in the small joys of a slow, simple life.

Handlettering by: Ornamelle