Sunday, November 25, 2012


It's true, I've abandoned this blog. I'm not sure if this situation is temporary or permanent. I do know that I need a new focus and I'm working at figuring out just what that is. I've been trying to make a point to read more books and to do more things since I've been gone. I'm enjoying an internship this semester at Anthropologie (a dream come true) and generally just trying to soak up knowledge and experience for a bit without knowing just what I'll do with it. I wish you all the best.-Karyn

p.s.-For now, we can trade inspiration here, if you'd like.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Art Appreciation

Samantha Hahn. Love.

Sunday, September 30, 2012


A well planed workspace makes all of the difference in the world. There are many aspects to consider. Here, I like that there are many levels of lighting. I often work late into the night on projects and find that exclusively using overhead lighting doesn't work because of the shadows that are cast onto the work so I especially like the idea or adjustable, portable lamps. Must get some of my own...
A Feminine Tomboy

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Note to Self

Need indoor plants like these; wispy and wild.
Daily Tonic

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Today my first born child turned 16, tomorrow our oldest daughter leaves for her freshman year in college. The way that time moves is something that will always confound and amaze me. It's full of contradiction. All at once fast and slow, fluid and frozen.
Lyla & Blu 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Day Dreaming

An Alabama beauty.
The New York Times


I spent the last 8 or so years complaining about a sectional we had upstairs. I went on and on about how much I wished we could squeeze a new one from Ikea into our budget and made everyone around me nuts until one day I realized that it was never going to happen. I needed to do like I do for most everything else we acquire and look secondhand. Then I found a couch like this (but different) and brought it home to be my own for only $30 and moved on...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


A perfect look for September weather in my part of California. Mornings are starting out a little bit cool but the afternoons are still scorching.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Wants, Needs, Desires

Love. Wish I had this floor. Just in the wet and highly traveled areas, everywhere else I'll take wood with pretty rugs on top, please.
Dinesen via Blissful Blog

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Art Appreciation

The Artist's Wife by William Merritt Chase. So many shades of pink in one place. I just love the mix.
The Haggin Museum

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Fenced In

I adore the idea of hedges in place of fences. Not only are they beautiful but I imagine they are much less costly to maintain/replace. Our fence is slowly wasting away, maybe I should get planting!
The Blue Hour (a beautiful photography blog)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


I'd never have been able to predict that I might someday fall in love with a drain pipe but look!
House Beautiful via Robynne's Nest

Sunday, August 19, 2012


I love the idea a souvenir but not the kind that has destination names spelled out on everything imaginable. Instead, I like to simply bring home a special something for myself that will remind me of my trip whenever I see or use it. This time it was gold stork scissors from Purl Soho which I hope will be nestled in with my notions many, many years from now and get put to lots of good use.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


I'm a bit delayed in posting about my trip to New York only because I've been trying to figure out just what to say. It was an experience that can't easily be put into words. Put simply, I love New York. I love the pace , the attitude, the style, the variety and the simplicity. I don't think I'd necessarily want to live there but I am most certainly going to go back to visit...again and again and again!

Monday, August 06, 2012


Be back soon!

Wednesday, August 01, 2012


A trailer in the backyard would be so much fun and perfect for guests!
Abbey Hendrickson

Monday, July 30, 2012


Sunroom- a room with large windows and sometimes a glass roof, designed to let in a lot of sunlight...perfect.
My Little Vintage Attic

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Weekend Plans

Might I suggest a movie? Moonrise Kingdom, it's adorable. It wasn't until the summer that I had seen any Wes Anderson movie other than The Fantastic Mr. Fox but I've corrected that. With the help of Netflix, I've seen every one of his films and I must say, I'm a huge fan!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Well Read

Today was one of those (rare) days spent almost entirely in bed reading and it was just as wonderful as it sounds. I highly recommend it!
Country Living

Monday, July 23, 2012

Wants, Needs, Desires

My current obsession, a stock tank pool...want.
Apartment Therapy