an evening with the family: Happy Birthday Jonce!

As much as I can, I try and spend time with my sister (Katie of Katie Jean Designs) and her amazing family. Last night we got to celebrate her husband Jonce’s birthday! I love getting some practice with my camera, and loved even more getting to capture this great night. Katie and Jonce will soon be moving along with their two little boys, Caden and Clive, so I am trying to soak up as much time with them as I can. 

I decided to help Katie out and make dinner and a cake for the evening. We made raw vegan tacos (one of our faves) from My New Roots. This recipe is amazing… you can find it HERE.

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Then I found this AMAZING new blog called This Rawsome Vegan Life. While drooling over all the recipes, I found a raw, vegan, carrot cake! Super simple to make and came out delicious! We topped it with lavender, pistachios and walnuts. The lavender added such an amazing flavor. You can find that recipe HERE.

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And the rest of the night was full of impromptu portraits, blowing out candles and chess….

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What a beautiful family. Love you Jonce! Happy Birthday! 

 

❤ Amy 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Digs

So I feel awful that I haven’t been on in awhile! Wedding season has taken over!

I am happy to say I finally got moved into my adorable studio/guest house, and am so excited to show you all a few of my favorite details. It seems when I moved in, I had all my little details put together and in their spot before anything else. I will say I finally did buy some silverware! Progress. 🙂 My Place may be tiny, but I am determined to make it adorable.

Enjoy!

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❤ Amy

As of Late

Hello all! I hope you are all getting into the holiday spirit!

So I thought for the first time, I would give you an insight into my life through my photos. Here are some of my favorite snap shots

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A few from the Social Station- www.yoursocialstation.com

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❤ Amy

That day we celebrate our Mommas

So tomorrow is Mother’s day! Mom’s I must say, are amazing. Watching my mom and my sister elegantly handle all of their responsibilities, makes me that much more excited to be a mom myself!  This little collection makes me think of my mother, and all the mothers out there. Their warm heart and unyielding grace makes for one amazing lady. After getting to finally spend a Saturday doing nothing in particular, I scoured the thrift shops around me and got caught on a vintage rage. Today I was inspired  is eco-friendly products and vintage wonderfulness of course!

Enjoy! And go call your mom if you aren’t with her right now!

//i love you stone magnets from happy emotions//

//handmade family fabric dolls from Timo Handmade//

//antique metal nesting canisters from The Sheepish Lion//

//vintage over sized teacup from The Orange Collective//

//vegan clay soap from Herbivore Botanicals//

//mom birthday card from Happy Day Bits//

Go give your momma, madre, Mutter, Mom a huge HUG because she is one of the main reasons you are you!

Have a wonderful Sunday and see you all soon!

❤ Amy

Etsy Lovin’

Once again I am in the mood for some Etsy lovin’! Here are some pieces put together to display my eclectic mood at the moment.  I love the simplicity and fun in all of these products! Since I am exhausted at the moment, this post will be a bit shorter and sweet, but still great!

Love the simplicity of this purse, reminds me of Europe!

:: Felt Wool Clutch from Ecolution::

And these are just so cool! You can customize them too!

::Appliqué and Embroidered Hoop Necklace from dandelyne::

Just in love with this skirt, and her hair, and her belt…..

:: Schoolgirl Skirt from Blush::

SUCH a cool store! Eco friendly too 🙂

:: Reclaimed Wood Accent Table from Edies Lab::

I am thinking  my wall needs such a fantastic fox. Love prints like this! Plus love the rest of this shop too….if only I had a house!

Mister Fox Graphic Illustration from Native Vermont Studio

Again from Blush, but I just loved it! I am a sucker for black and ruffles

Sleeveless Black Silk Dress from Blush

  Make sure you take a look at all these wonderful shops!Have a great day!

❤ Amy

A day in the life of Etsy

I have found some amazing Etsy items that just need to be shared!

The first few finds come from a 50s inspired and eclectic shop called Dotto. I just love her style and unique take on the 50s fashions.

I especially love this fisherman’s coat. It is an awesome laid back look for spring coming up. Want Want Want!!!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/93445016/navy-blue-striped-fisherman-rain-coat

Also from this shop I found my dream khakis!! High waist-ed, and relaxed fit beauties! I wish I could buy everything in her shop!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/93190341/khaki-high-waist-trouser-endlessly

So while wearing these wonderful pants, I would be sitting in this wonderful chair, surrounded by furniture from this wonderful shop: Old New House who also happens to be the current Etsy featured seller!

 

http://www.etsy.com/listing/82206819/foxy-orange-herman-miller-chair?ref=hp_tt_yt

And love this rug!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/85212844/bold-vintage-painted-persian-rug

Along with this, a wonderful handmade leather purse from Art on Crafts

http://www.etsy.com/listing/71189044/olive-green-leather-handbag-shoulder-bag

And not to mention some great Mid-Century Modern furniture from Lunar Lounge Design. This shop has some really great retro pieces!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/17916903/bokz-sofa-bench-eames-era-classic-mid

And to top it all off I would have this amazing handmade mug from OC Pottery full of coffee!!  Again, lots of unique pieces in this shop!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/92730518/ceramic-coffee-mug-handmade-ceramic-cup?ref=sc_3&sref=

 Thanks for reading and have a good night!!

❤ Amy