by the monument, two

I watched a squirrel groom her fluffy tail then scratch hyperspeed, her hind leg thwack-thwack-thwack against her side We were alone by the monument, two mammals feeling the sun on our faces in February Holding our breaths that the winter had fled for good - for now

blog design

When I started blogging, I didn't expect to fall in love with graphic design. I'm quite proud of the headers, graphics, and sidebar details I've created, particularly the Platinum and Rust logo and the design details on my fair trade blog, Style Wise. I use a combination of PicMonkey and Pixlr for editing. I get … Continue reading blog design

catalog favorites

Winter hasn't quite hit Charlottesville, but I'm already excited for spring fashion. I know fall is the season for fashion, but I've always preferred the bright, floral, bare-legged styles of spring over the drab, monotone glamour of fall. Fall is too serious for my taste. I've been flipping through old Google catalogs for inspiration. Here are … Continue reading catalog favorites

4 simple goals

(based on a misreading of A Beautiful Mess blog's challenge) 2013 goals:  Grow my online business: be intentional about advertising, sourcing items, bookkeeping, and having an online presence.  Put money in savings every month: emergency preparedness and stocking away for the future are always good things. Buy fair trade/second hand as often as possible: stop … Continue reading 4 simple goals