March 21, 2014


Happy Friday, friends! Spring is here and I'm crossing my fingers for some sunshine this weekend, too. Oh, and Spring Break is also here (yippee!) so that means reading, sleeping, and lots more blogging, too. Happy Weekend, friends!

A great happiness trick. I agree in that it does seem pretty awkward, but I like it and just might have to start doing it. Have you or would you try it?


One of the little kiddos told his mom that he wants to marry all of his teachers. I guess you could say that was my first wedding proposal? I'll let you decide...

Now this is what an optimist is.

If you're a kid at heart, you've got to check these posts out (and thanks to this friend for sharing them with me!).

This blog post series makes me chuckle.

Young people swap clothes with their older relatives.

Because printables + pretty packaging go hand in hand.

What's really in your bag? This illustration made me smile.

This clipart set is so cute and so totally free, too!

I made three batches of caramel corn yesterday and somehow managed to burn (and blister!) two of my fingers in the process. Why am I telling you? Well, let's just say I'm going to warn that caramel is some dangerous stuff. Dangerously sticky, hot, and delicious.

Let's make this for breakfast this weekend!

This wedding. Enough said.

And this mash-up. So many great songs put into one.

One cake three (incredibly easy yet still incredibly adorable) ways.

Such an easy way to dress up the old snail mail envelope.

I am loving meeting new faces around this blog and would love to know who you are and where you blog, too. I know you're reading this--yes, I'm talking to you!--so don't be afraid to say hello, okay? I want to check out your blog, too!

This sounds delicious right now.

Love this wedding. Pretty colors, pretty details, and a pretty venue, too.

There's something about lemon that makes me excited for spring and summer. Am I the only one?

24 camera features every photographer should know. 

Have a great one!


  1. I'm always looking forward to your Friday post Bits and Pieces!! And the cookie dough without eggs? Awesome! Guess what I'm making this weekend! I hope you have a good one :)

    1. Aw, I'm glad you enjoy them, Josie! I sometimes wonder if people still read these posts of mine, so it's so nice to hear that people like them--I guess I'll keep 'em coming! :) And yes, eggless cookie dough. Definitely a good treat to keep in the freezer! :)

    2. Honestly, I don't think I could ever stop posting them now, haha. It's wayyy too engrained in my system or something. It would be weird for me not to share a Bits and Pieces post on Fridays! :)

  2. that picture is OH.EM.GEE good. sorry for yelling, but it's so purdy!

    the 'spoken in the shop' series had me rolling!
    i love that quote about optimism.
    and i bookmarked that article about the 24 features. i can't wait to read it!

    1. Aw, thanks! That honestly means so much to me coming from you--you have quite the eye for photography, if I do say so myself. :)

      And isn't that series hilarious? I've kind of secretly always wanted to work in a bookstore and can only imagine the things people would say to me if that were the case. :)

      And there really are some cool things to learn in that article about cameras! I've honestly never read a camera manual before (have you?) so it was kind of cool to learn about some features and names of buttons that I hadn't learned!

  3. loved the hiking photos, so cute!
    that blog post series-- too funny!
    AHH! Caramel corn.
    i'm coming over right now to have breakfast with you!
    the first wedding-- to cute. and some of the groomsmen were pretty good looking ;)
    Mashup-- loved it!
    cookie dough-- sounds good!
    Lemon bars-- those look good and your right they do remind me of spring/summer.

    1. Aw, yes! There were some pretty attractive guys in that wedding--does this mean we're going to be wedding crashers or something on our blogger date? :)

  4. That mashup is great! And you've shared so many cool things. I'm glad I clicked through.

    1. Isn't that mash-up amazing? I am in awe/in love with Anthem Lights as of late. They have some other music covers turned mash-ups that I adore, too. :)

  5. Such great links this week! I adore those wedding photos - what a beautiful memory. And that description of an optimist is on-point.


    1. I agree 100% with what you said about both links. 100%, my friend. :)

  6. I love "What's really in your purse?" it is such an accurate portrayal, why hide it?

    Happy Weekending.

    1. I know, right? It really is an exceptionally honest and accurate portrayal and now that you mention it, I really hope someone does a guest post series on it! Hmmmm...I just might have to do that now. :)

  7. I am seriously craving pancakes and cookie dough now! Ohhh man! And the envelope liners?! SO cute!

    1. Same! I haven't had either yet and both sound a-mazing right about now. :) And those envelope liners really are adorable! I've been meaning to pull out my old stamp pads and such to try it out but haven't had a chance to yet--I guess that's on my weekend to-do list now, haha. :)

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    1. I know, right? Anthem Lights does amazing pop covers and mash-ups but this is by far, my favorite of them all. :)

  9. those photos - GASP! gorgeous!
    the book store customer quotes - hilarious!
    & i LOVE the switching clothes!
    the purse + the wedding, i can't even...amazing!

    1. I know, right? I'm in looove with The Shalom Imaginative. So much creativity and beauty in each photo they take.

      And those quotes reminded me of you for some reason. It made me think of you owning your own shop someday (because I believe it WILL happen!) and all that your customers will say to you. :)

      And the switching clothes post, the wedding, and the purse were all equally amazing, too, if I do say so myself!


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