January 3, 2014


Happy Happy Happy New Year, friends! Got any plans for the first weekend of 2014? I hope you all had a splendid holiday/break and are looking forward to a new year just like me.

Happy Friday, friends!

A stunningly simple DIY garland.

I've been pinning onto this board constantly and I think it's a sign that I need to read and re-read each one. Wise words are soup to the soul, amen?

And a lovely little house tour.

10 things TO say to single people. LOVED this post.

So many of you are writing goals and resolutions and such and it makes me want to add to my already long to-do list for the year. So if you're looking to add to your list, I highly suggest Megan's post, Beth's post, Elena's post, and Mary Beth's post, too. Oh, and in case you missed it, here's my word for 2014.

This is such a cool gift idea.

Some adorable (and free!) envelopes to mail your thank you cards in.

I'm on the lookout for a waterproof (aka rainproof) camera bag so if you have any suggestions, please let me know! Ideally, I'd have two (one for photoshoots and one for hiking) but I'm pretty sure that's not going to happen until I win the lottery.

A handy-dandy HTML cheat sheet for bloggers.

Do you cook with your hairdryer?

Let His love in. A post intended for single ladies but a post that everyone should read, despite their relationship status.

20 tips to make the most of your twenties (thanks for the link, Jess!).

On being (or if you're me, becoming) a rememberer.

And on being an introvert. This girl nailed it.

These crepes look delicious. De-licious.

On roller coasters + trusting God.

Loving this bedroom. Such a great mix of color, patterns, and textures. Can I please sleep here tonight?

And 14 photography projects to tackle this year. I would love to tackle a Project 52 or a Project 365 sometime--maybe this will be the year? If you've ever done a photo project like this, do you have any tips? Or if you're interested in tackling one, would you like to do it with me for moral support and motivation?

Have a great one!


  1. i have been craving crepes for weeks now.

    1. I've been craving pancakes or crepes, too! We've gotta make it happen this weekend (that, or we need to go on a breakfast blogger's date someday!). Or maybe both? :)

  2. Thank you for the HTML cheat sheet for bloggers! Really want to focus more time and effort on my cyber home.

    Happy New Year to you! I look forward to getting to know you better through your blog :)

    1. You are so welcome--although, it's not really my doing, it's just a link I found via good 'ol Pinterest. :)

      And Happy New Year to you, too! Cheers to 2014 and to getting to know you as well.

  3. Happy Friday! Thanks for the awesome links, as usual! :) Have a great weekend!

    1. Happy Friday and Happy Weekend to you, too! I'm glad we have similar taste in links. It just strengthens our blogging friendship, right? :)

  4. Loving thr garland and the necklace! So special if you had maybe lost someone... or for anyome really. :)

    1. Me, too! That necklace was one of my favorite links from this week. I never would have thought about making one for/in remembrance of a loved one but I think that's a brilliant idea! :)

  5. The garland-- too cute!
    Your pinterest board-- love that board! Your pinterest is one of my favorites, you always pin awesome things!
    house tour-- loved it!
    10 things to say to single people-- so good!
    resolutions posts-- loved them! Yours was good too :)
    HTML cheat sheet---i will definitely be taking advantage of that.
    cooking with your hairdryer-- that could get interesting...lol!
    post on singleness-- totally spoke to my heart! I loved it!
    making the most of your twenties-- loved it! learned a lot too!
    on being an introvert- could totally relate girl!
    crepes- look so good!

    1. Aw, thanks! It's pretty obvious that I love Pinterest, isn't it? :)

      And I'm so glad you loved that link about 10 things to say to single people. I thought it was amazing and there were a lot of things that I wish people would say to me and things that I need to start saying/asking myself!

      And hooray for being introverts! I love finding other bloggers who are introverts just like me. :)

  6. Thank you for the shout out! I loved the introvert post! She speaks my language!

    1. You are so welcome! I loooved that post of yours. And I so agree! That introvert post described me perfectly. :)

  7. First, thank you so much for the shout out!! I still can't believe that other people read my blog and actually get something out of it. ha! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Also, you are welcome for that link! I'm all about lists, especially for twenty-somethings. :)

    // I love that gold triangle garland! I really want to make my room more my own (also my mom's art space) while I'm still living at home. So, simple ideas like this are great ones. :)
    // I loved the home tour! So much white! But, I love open cabinets in a kitchen.
    // That HTML cheat sheet is now bookmarked! Thanks for that link!
    // The post on being an introvert is so good! :)
    // I've never made crepes before, so that might have to be a new adventure.
    // That bedroom is awesome!
    // I love those photography project ideas! I think I might journey in on one this year. I like the idea of doing a 30 day or focusing on one subject. For instance, I really like the idea of shooting doors. Hmmm. My wheels are turning. :)

    Also, I think this is the first time I clicked on ALL your links in a post. GREAT links! :)

  8. You are so welcome. So very, very welcome! But I must say, that post was well-deserved, friend! :)

    Also, I'm so glad you liked every single link! I'm glad it passed the Jess-test. :)


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