Field Notes From My Couch

1. Tonight I’m hosting/attending a bachelorette party! I’m really excited and a little nervous. Everything seems so much higher stakes when it’s at your house, you know? 2. I’m still in the throes of the perfect storm over here, which makes me wish it were possible to do 3 things at the same time. Unfortunately […]

Snack Time

I’ve been doing the Whole30 challenge, and while I’ve found it to be pretty enjoyable for the most part, the one thing I miss is a good snack. This is mostly because I find the best snacks to involve cheese. I miss cheese a lot. The other night, we needed an appetizer, and I came […]

Crazy Days

This past week has been one of those perfect storm situations that I can’t avoid no matter how hard I try – suddenly all these projects that I’m working on, be they personal or professional are all reaching deadlines, and basically everyone I’ve ever spoken to seems to need something from me this week. I’m […]

It Always Comes Back To Grey

I finally painted! It only took me four months to decide on a color. When I first moved in, I chose what I thought would be a pretty light grey, but on the walls it translated to a light blue that didn’t do anything for me. I decided that I wanted to go with something […]

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Today is a big day in my family, because it’s my dad’s birthday! If there’s one thing my father loves, it’s celebrating birthdays. I’d say it’s right up there with Apple products (and Steve Jobs), super dark chocolate, singing at weird times, and his family. My dad is pretty great. He’s taught us by example […]

Craft Life

I’ve been in a pretty crafty mood lately. I think it’s because the changing of the seasons always gets me excited about things like decorating and organizing. I don’t know why this happens, but it’s always been that way. Even when I was little. Lucky for me, the days are getting shorter, and I’m going […]

Watercolor

I’ve really been enjoying the watercolor class I mentioned a couple days ago. It’s fun to learn a new skill, but even better than that,¬† it’s a creative endeavor that has absolutely no pressure attached to it. Sometimes it seems like everything that I do creatively is high stakes. Obviously¬† it’s important that I do […]

CCH Collection

It was really exciting when Carter contacted me about designing the website for her new collection. At the risk of sounding like a rube, she’s a fashion designer! From New York City! She also referenced brands I love, like J. Crew and websites I thought looked awesome, like Ledbury. We recently launched the limited version […]

Love It

Painting by Carrie Booth – Society6 My mom and I have been taking a watercolor class together for the past couple of weeks. While it’s been fun to try to pick up a new skill, what I’ve really learned is how hard it is to be good at watercolor! This little fox looks so loose […]

14 Delicious Savory Pumpkin & Squash Recipes

It’s definitely fall in North Carolina. It’s chilly in the mornings, the humidity vanished literally overnight, and I can already see a few trees starting to turn. It’s getting darker earlier and earlier, and the morning light in my office is noticeably different from last week. The minute the hot weather breaks, I start craving […]