When I was just a tyke I was not much of a reader but over the years my love for reading has grown. My most recent “read” was Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. I say “read” because I technically did not read this book. I requested it online through my library website & when I went to pick it up I realized that I had accidently ordered the audio version. Oops. I hadn’t listen to a book on audio since elementary school but I discovered that I absolutely loved it! In the mornings on my way to class instead of listening to the radio I would pop in one of the eleven disks and enjoy “story time” while cruising along. I also must admit that a few nights I would listen to Elizabeth read me her story as I fell asleep.

Take a look at how this New Yorker displays his books in his 178 square foot studio apartment. The tenant, Mr. Motl was so creative in the use of his space. My favorite part of the article:

By November of 2008, Mr. Motl wanted just one (full-time) job. He was still waiting tables to support himself while he worked part time for Mr. Redd. A friend showed him a posting on Craigslist by Robert Couturier & Associates, the upscale architecture and design firm

The ad was for a junior designer, with three years’ experience and knowledge of AutoCAD, the computer drafting program. Mr. Motl didn’t meet either of those requirements, but he did have pictures of this apartment. He got the job.

– Penelope Green for The New York Times

I love the fact that he was not discouraged in applying despite the fact that he did not meet the requirements the employer was looking for!

I like how these books have the same presence that a large piece of artwork out hanging on the wall.

via/ design sponge + new york times + bloesem



This sweet bachelorette party has been around the block in the blog world but it is just so lovely that I just had to share it too! Flip through the pages of Utterly Engaged for more on this par-taaay!!!

photography >>> erinheartscourt


>>> Lately I have been… thinking pink {no- there is no “pink” bun in the oven ^_^ }! Maybe it’s all the beautiful cherry blossoms around me that have me thinking pink.

>>> The way all the pillows are casually tossed on this bed make me feel like I can just jump into it without making it look messy. I must admit- I am a lover of white bedding.

>>> I appreciate how the few pink touches here-and-there in this space can easily be removed. What a sweet way to add a touch of girlyness to a space without freaking out the boys.

>>> I heart this pink and gold chair.

images via >>> skonahem


>>> This warmer whether has me thinking of a nice cold glass of lemonade under the shade of one of the many trees western Washington has to offer.

>>> My crush for the day is this letterpressed poster.  A funny little twist to remember to make something-anything { & no- it does not need to be an alcoholic beverage ^_^ } of what life gives you. Hope you’re having a happy Monday! Today is our class potluck to celebrate the end of our second quarter together. I am thankful to spend time with good friends while simultaneously eating good food.


Happy first day of spring! Spring and spring break have arrived on the same day for me this year! Wooh hoo! These green and pink blooms were so pretty I just had to share. Wonder over to a creative MINT to take in some more beautiful blooms.

My heart is bursting with happiness watching all the color blooming around me. I just have not had the heart to pass up all the beautiful sunshine and have recently switched out my daily gym dose for walking and jogging outside.

This past week sweet Katherine and I took the time to capture some of nature’s beauty with a few snap shots here and there while on a walk. We are by no means pros with a camera but we still enjoyed looking at the images from our nature shoot. The cherry blossoms where by far our favorite beauties.

Wishing you a weekend full of basking in the sun!

via >>> a creative MINT