Thursday, July 31, 2014

K is for Kites

Are you ready for another round of Alphabe Thursday? Let's go!

Today I'm sharing some pictures from the annual Family Kite Festival, which is held in late May in Veterans Park on Milwaukee's lake front. Enjoy.

Check out what the other Alphabe Thursday participants posted for the letter K this week right here!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

July Sponsor Love

It's an end of the month instead of a mid-month sponsor love post this month! Please take a few minutes to check out these awesome blogs, shops, and products.

 Edi's mason jar wedding guest book is so sweet and simple.

Angela of AngleAh
 Angela's zipper jewelry kills me. This multicolored zipper necklace is so much fun.

Valerie of additionsstyle
 Valerie has some fabulous new post earrings in her shop like these hardware pearl posts.

Deb of storybeader
 I always enjoy reading about Deb's latest reading selections. This alphabet book sounds right up my alley.

 If you're not ready to be done with crafting in bright rainbow colors for summer, pick up this chevron owl ribbon for a few final projects.

Kristen of Milo and Molly
  If there is one thing that drives me crazy online, it's people who engage in this sort of behavior. Kristen shares my thoughts on proper grammar, but this is ridiculous.

 Do you love decorating your home with neutrals? Check out Paige's newest neutral Room Kits.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

July Color Combination Inspiration, Round 2

Welcome to another round of color combination inspiration! I hope that you're able to find something here that sparks a new idea of some sort for your creative endeavors. As always, I've done my best to mix up the subjects that I feature. You can pull color combinations from any source for literally any type of creative project. Click on the photos to visit the original sources. Enjoy!

Lime Green / Bright Pink from Margaret
Gray / Black / Yellow from Grace

Let's Keep It Going!
What color combinations are you loving right now? Have you experimented with any new color combinations recently?

Monday, July 28, 2014

big happenings

Many of you already know that for the past few months Jake has been in the process of interviewing for his first post-medical residency job. We are extremely (there really isn't an appropriate word here) excited to announce that this month he signed a contract for a hospital in the area. This means that we can finally start planning for, you know, the rest of our lives. It will probably take a couple more years for that to sink in fully haha.

Past, present, and future: med school, residency, and job (although they're arranged in the opposite order here because I was trying to get the pens to balance in such a way that you could see the writing).

 He'll start this new position in July 2015. It means the world to me that so many people have already been so supportive of this upcoming transition.

Have there been any big happenings your way lately?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

J is for July

Are you ready for another round of Alphabe Thursday? Let's go!

Since the letter J fell in July this time around, it seemed only natural to share just a few of the quintessential aspects of my July.

Celebrating Jake's birthday

Watching fireworks on the 4th of July

Spending time with family

Attending the Renaissance Fair

Going to our friends' annual backyard lobster boil


Attending Summerfest

Going to the zoo

Going to numerous other events in the Milwaukee area

Finding the time to check out some new local destinations

Taking as many pictures as possible wherever and whenever

And of course spending lots of time with my boys...because that's a given, right?

Check out what the other Alphabe Thursday participants posted for the letter J this week right here!