I discovered these gorgeous snowflake images while doing some last minute christmas shopping at 20 x 200. If you aren’t familiar with this site, it’s a great place to find affordable art, framed or unframed.
This series that caught my eye is by identical twin brothers, Mike and Doug Starn. They are most interested in capturing a snowflake’s transformation, the “process of alteration from solid to liquid, from organized form in space to aqueous blob on a surface.”
I think they’re pretty amazing in all their imperfection, and just about the perfect imagery to end this pre-holiday week. Have a lovely weekend!
The outcome of visits with Santa has been hard to predict. We went for the first time when E was just 6 months old, and she was too little to be afraid of the jolly man in red. The next year at 1.5, Santa may as well have been Satan. I paid for the photo, but I’m not sure why. She’s sliding mistrustfully off of Santa’s lap while giving him the baby stink eye. Yeah, it went so smoothly that we didn’t even bother with Santa last year.
This year, I really wasn’t sure to expect. Eva is a much more even-tempered human than she has been, but you just never know. The morning of our planned Santa visit, when asked if she would be sitting on Santa’s lap, her response was “Hmm…I don’t think so.” BUT, when we actually got to the red velvet rope, indicating that we were next in line to see the big guy, Eva’s feelings about Santa did a 180. She actually ran up and hugged him. Then they had a nice chat about what she wanted for christmas, and she came away with a candy cane (mega-score).
Eva is now at that perfect age where she’s old enough to be really interested in Santa and other holiday activities, yet young enough to be absolutely enchanted by these experiences. I wouldn’t trade this time for anything. Did your little one(s) go through a faze where they were leery of Santa?
Hey there, friends! I’ve seriously been meaning to create new desktop wallpaper for you since about mid-October (insert some adage about good intentions here). But, I think this one was worth the wait. I love how sweet and simple this graphic turned out. It’s the perfect background for an otherwise folder heavy desktop. This time around, I even did iphone and ipad versions as well!
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And if you’re more of a glitz and glam kind of gal, I did a second one just for you. This desktop wallpaper makes me think holiday parties and new years eve (how is it right around the corner already?!). Whichever you choose, feel free to download away. If you like these, please be sure to share with your friends too! Have a great weekend!
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Hey there! Hope you all had a great weekend. I know I did, I only wish it wouldn’t have gone by so quickly. Sean’s parents were in town to celebrate an early Christmas with us. We did some low key tree decorating, and gift opening. It was quite nice (thanks for all the treasures, Grammy and Papa). Sunday we found ourselves in the midst of a snowstorm on our way to the Barnes Foundations. For those of you who aren’t familiar, The Barnes is a museum in Philly with a really amazing impressionist collection, I talked about it in my post for design sponge a few weeks ago.
I’ve been heavily leaning towards neutrals lately. It just feels right to me this winter. I love how this palette come together; mostly neutral with a touch of blushy peach. It reminds me of rosy cheeks while walking in the snow. How was your weekend? Is snow getting in your way this week?
PS: If you haven’t already, or even if you have, don’t forget about our giveaway! One reader will win a $60 uncommon goods gift card. You’ve got til Wednesday to enter, entries are unlimited. The card with me emailed on Thursday so you’ll be able to use it to finish up your holiday shopping. Good luck!
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THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. Congrats to our winner, Kayla!
It happens to me every year; that in between thanksgiving, before xmas, post cyber-monday holiday panic. I realize that I haven’t come up with the perfect gift for so-and-so, and time is running out fast. When uncommon goods reached out to me for this giveaway, I was delighted to oblige, and hopefully relieve a reader of that dreaded holiday panic (after the jump).
Hey there! Sorry for kind of wandering off last week. Sean, Eva and I were in Oklahoma City for thanksgiving, and while I fully intended to keep up with the blog, I just somehow didn’t manage. It was a pretty low key week. I enjoyed spending time with my family away from a sink full of dirty dishes, and the pressures of running my own small business. We spent time with friends and family, did a little shopping, and I even had coffee with Kelly Beall of design crush. Kelly is a bright and interesting lady, and it was a pleasure to pick her brain while sippin on my coffee slinger’s latte. The highlight of the week for Eva was probably the thirty seconds we spent with Santa. The guy was an absolute pro. She had a chance to ask him for sleigh bell (Polar express style) and we got dozens of beautiful photos with him!
I know I’m just about the last blogger out there to say it, but this week I feel especially thankful for you, my readers. I am blown away by how much has changed in writing and managing this blog over the past year. It’s progress that I couldn’t have made without your engagement and interest. I enjoy writing and designing this blog more than you’ll ever know, so I thank you whole-heartedly for reading and supporting me.
This week i’m sharing a color scheme of indigo and mustard yellow. It feels very gender neutral, borderline masculine to me. Maybe I’m influenced because these happen to be my hubby’s two favorite colors, but I really dig how these two tones pop against each other. Come back wednesday, we’ve got a killer giveaway coming up! Until then have a great week!
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I can’t even believe it. TEN YEARS ago today, my husband and I shared our first kiss. We were babies then, college sophomores and intermediate photography classmates. He finally worked up the nerve to kiss me with the help of Kentucky’s finest moonshine, the night before we left for winter break.
I won’t pretend the the past ten years have been all liquor and romance. But with Thanksgiving just two days away, man oh man am I thankful for you, Sean Stone. Here’s to the best husband, father, and partner in life a girl could ever hope for. Cheers to a decade (and many more) of moonshinaversaries!
PS: This is also a test to see how often you actually read my blog
Photo credit: Inna Spivakova of peach plum pear
I’ve told you guys about baba souk before, in fact I partnered with them for the very first giveaway on afl. I’ve started my holiday shopping, and as usual was blown away by the offerings at this sweet online boutique.
Baba Souk’s collection consistently embodies a distinctive, thoughtful little corner of the (otherwise frenzied) e-commerce world. Today I’m highlighting some of my favorite products for a variety of holiday occasions, be it a hostess gift, stocking stuffer, child’s present, or holiday fashion. Can you believe that the holidays are upon us, already?!
Stephanie has been kind enough to offer 15% OFF to all afl readers! Use the code AFINELINE at checkout, now through 11/23 (so hurry)!
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I received product to review for this post. All opinions are my own. I only endorse products I truly love, and believe a fine line readers will love as well.