August 30, 2011

August 29, 2011

...being excited for fall

Just something about the seasons changing make me happy.

August 28, 2011 brother's 22nd birthday!

It's gonna be legend-... wait for it... and I hope you're not lactose intolerant because the second half of that word is DAIRY!

My brother introduced me to the funniest show ever, How I Met Your Mother, and I will be forever grateful.

Happy birthday Jakie!!

August 26, 2011

...a book review of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home.

Jeni's Ice Cream has exploded in the last couple months. (I have posts about Jeni's here and here) Started in Columbus, Ohio, her amazing little pints of ice cream have now landed themselves in Whole Foods all over the country. Then I discovered her cookbook! But my favorite part of it isn't actually the recipes for her ice cream, it's her story. A successful business can't be based on simply a good product, and she knew she had a great product. But it has to be combined with business savvy and excellent marketing. Which after her first failed business, she made she to find for the second go round. 

Since I am currently inspired by anyone who can run a successful start up, reading this was the kick in the butt I needed to get my etsy shop up and running. Oh, and I will definitely be making some of this ice cream...below is the page with her recipe for her famous peanut butter buckeye, and each page has a photo of the ice cream on a spoon, so cute!

August 25, 2011

...the initial

This is a stationary featured in my etsy shop! It is called 'the initial.' Check this design and all the others one here. Wednesday outfit

pants, shoes, shirt is my roomies!, similar watch

August 24, 2011


Ok, that's a bit of a lie. I don't LOVE change. But I do love yoga. And today in yoga my adorable hippie/yogie teacher was having us chant about chakras and trying to ground us (oh yea - we had an earthquake yesterday...that was terrifying) and other awesome yogie-ness and she told us the theme of the class was change, and that change is the only constant, the only thing you can count on. Which is sort of crazy, because I've had some change recently and more coming up (I'm starting a 6 month rotation for work where I work 40 hours in 3 days - I'm a little terrified) and this was so comforting to hear. And then I remembered these ad.or.a.ble yoga calling cards I spotted yesterday on Paper Crave. I soooooorrrtt of want to become a yoga teacher just so I could put my name on these.

August 23, 2011

...cute wedding invitations

How adorable are these letterpress wedding invitations spotted on Oh so beautiful paper...

August 19, 2011


Dear Maria,

I simply love you because:

you abbreviate almost everything.
you introduced me to about half of the beauty products I use daily.
you expressed the necessity of eye cream at 23. My 45 year old eyes are going to look fantastic.
I get to see your bright smiley face every morning while we get ready for work together.
you show me every day the importance of being myself.
OOOOONIES!!! - that is one of the reasons I love you.
our shared closet. when I come home to you wearing half of my clothes, and I'm wearing half of yours.
that you put up with living in the sunny every day.
you are the best listener ever. period. 
bravo tv. bethenny. housewives. enough said.

I love your pretty face so much and I'm so lucky to call you my roomie!!!

...happy friday!

August 18, 2011

August 17, 2011

...a perfect room

Loooove the gray/yellow combination, and plenty of white!

August 16, 2011 pictures!

These were super professionally taken with my iPhone! My cousin Meg in her beautiful wedding dress! Meg's sister Jane and I at the bridal luncheon, the most adorable flower girl and Jane and I in our bridesmaid dresses!

...some typography crushes!

August 12, 2011

...still not tired of it

I think I could still look at photos from the royal wedding all day...


Especially those of family members. This weekend is the first wedding of my generation of kids in the family, and my first time being a bridesmaid! (ok, I was a junior bridesmaid in Auntie Anne's wedding) I'm so happy for my cousin, Meg and so honored to be a part of her day!

Here are the Lindsay kids, my brother, Jane, me, and Meg!

August 11, 2011 apology

Please except this super fresh color combination and this perfect Marc Jacobs watch as an apology for my sporadic blogging this week. (Well, not the actual clothing and watch, you'll have to settle for a photo.)

Nordy's (my roommate abbreviates everything, it's catching on)

...a clever way to store stationary

I currently keep mine in a shoe box...this is way more fun!

August 9, 2011

...a whimsical display

I'm loving the idea of using common household items to create a fun display in your home. Karl Lagerfeld's bookcase may be slightly over the top though...

My pinterest -ps get pinterest and follow me!

Karl Lagerfeld's (designer of Chanel) bookcase. Slightly nuts. via my pinterest


August 5, 2011

...more lonny typography inspiration

Every issue there's something that blows me away just a little bit. LOVE this type layout.

August 4, 2011

...the i simply love etsy stationary shop!!!!!

You GUYS. I am super excited to announce that my child, the etsy store I've spent the last couple months thinking about, planning, then actually working on, has launched!!!

If you aren't familiar with etsy, it is an online marketplace for handmade goods. I have no idea what etsy means - there have been some discussions about it. But people like me - who obviously cannot afford to open the cute adorable stationary shop of my dreams - can get started using etsy! If you have a minute today, please stop by and take a look! I would love to know what you think!

You can follow this link, and in the future you can search for me under shops - i simply love - in the bar at the top!

The i simply love etsy shop

I also am happy to do custom invitations and stationary but haven't advertised that in my etsy shop yet, so please email me at for any inquiries!

I think I'll celebrate by going to the beach this weekend!

...this photography series from michele gastel

So pretty!

August 3, 2011

...emma stone, ryan gosling and crazy, stupid, love

You guys. I hate to get expectations up, but crazy, stupid, love was all I hoped for and more. There were a ton of fun plot twists and the shirtless shots of Ryan Gosling weren't so bad either. But the tragic things is I have as much of a crush on Emma Stone as I do on Ryan (we're on a first name basis now since we're obviously getting married...). She makes any movie better, breathes just a fun burst of fresh air into a film. Are you as excited as I am to see The Help?

PS. Might see it again. Seriously, I was grinning from ear to ear for hours after the movie it made me so happy. 

August 2, 2011

...cauliflower pizza crust

Haven't tried this yet, but I am very intrigued and excited. I always try and sneak as many veggies into a meal and am attempting to do a lower card diet and this seems so perfect! Of course I just went to the store and forgot to get the items to make it...stay tuned I'll let you know how it is once I make it!

...being so close to perfection

Nobody is perfect though right? But she comes pretty close with this look. 

August 1, 2011


A couple weeks ago Andrew and I went on a three year anniversary trip to the La Amada Resort in Cancun. It was so blissful. I found the trip on a flash sale site called Jetsetter, which is an invite only (if you want an invite leave a comment below with your email address!). They have really good deals on super nice places!

The resort was so nice and so relaxing, I read Bossypants and The Poisonwood Bible sitting by the beach or on our balcony. It was all inclusive and the food was really good, so fresh and healthy (except I always have to get dessert...), there was a great gym and yoga classes and an awe.some. spa. All around almost perfect week (the weather wasn't super great, but first world problems so I won't complain too much).

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