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Monday, February 28, 2011

Design Crush: Vintage Luggage Labels



How gorgeous are these vintage labels? I love everything about labels, especially the vintage ones. There are intricate designs, illustrations, bold colors, and excellent typography to oogle.

Inspiration: Summer Shindigs



I am a self-proclaimed sweet tooth. I love all food in general, but sugar is my true love. How do you usually serve ice cream at warm weather shindigs? If you have a bunch of mason jars laying around, get an ice bucket and try out this display! Great for summer weddings!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Inspiration: Spring Weddings

Source: google.com via Mary on Pinterest




Is it Spring yet? It's sunny out right now but there is a heck of a lot of rain in the forecast over the next week. Next weekend I'll be visiting family in PA. I hope the weather stays sunny because I plan on giving my cousin some new portraits of her boys for the baby's birthday. Not to mention, they are some adorable kids and I love shooting them!


This week I've been working on a mini-portfolio to present to my engagement clients next week so we can finalize the details of their shoot. We're going for a Saturday afternoon in mid-March on the Delaware riverbank.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Inspiration: Carpe Diem!

Source: ffffound.com via Mary on Pinterest





Hello my lovelies! If you read yesterday's post then you've seen that I've hinted at the fact that I've got some exciting things going on right now in my life. I'm following the motto in this inspiring image and making things happen to get my photography business up and running!

What will you do today to make things happen?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Source: etsy.com via Ward on Pinterest



Happy Valentine's, my lovely readers, I love all of you just as much as I love Roy :) Our date yesterday was lovely, we went ice skating, had a late lunch, and then saw No Strings Attached (I don't know why but I LOVED it, but I'm cheesy that way). Today he has classes all day, but he's coming home to a home cooked meal. I hope all of you have a wonderfully happy day, be it with your loved ones or with friends and family!


I'm taking a mini-blog break this week, I have final projects for two of my classes that require my immediate attention, I'll be back next week with lots of goodies for you!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday Etsy Picks: Foxes

Lace Fox
{ via Teva Gallery }

This week I've been thinking a lot about foxes, and these gorgeous prints and watercolors caught my eye on Etsy. This first watercolor features intricate details to demonstrate texture, and it has absolutely beautiful colors. I find the eyes in this piece mesmerizing. This piece is an original work on 8 x 10 heavy watercolor paper.

Foxy Print
{ via Orange Willow }

The next piece I found is a lovely print featuring a black and white illustrated fox. The details in the fur mixed with the simplicity in the color contrast are what caught my eye in this piece.

Fox and Frog
{ via Lulabies }

Finally I found another stunning watercolor of a fox playing with a frog. The colors in this artwork are amazing, I adore the blending. This sweet fox should be hanging on your wall, what are you waiting for?

Have a great weekend!

Photography: African Safari



I've been mentioning for a while that my mom, a travel agent for Liberty Travel, took a trip to Kenya to take an African safari. This was her second time to Africa, the first being when she toured Southern Africa and Cape Town to visit her Aunt. She had an excellent time on this trip, and they stayed in very nice accommodations - these were like 5 star camping tents with a bathroom and everything. My mom took all of these pictures, and I'm very proud of her since she doesn't really know how to use her camera at all passed the auto function.

If you'd like to see more pictures, there are more posted here!



My mom is the one on the right in the picture below.





















































Thursday, February 10, 2011

Inspiration: Keeping Busy



This is how this week has looked for me so far - BUSY! I apologize for promising that post about my mom's Africa trip and then leaving you guys hanging! I have some free time today, so I promise I will try to get it up here!


Is everyone getting ready for Valentine's Day? What are your plans? Are you doing something special with your someone special, like a dinner date or ice skating (Roy and I are going on Sunday!)? Or are you gearing up for a day with your girlfriends, some chocolate, and all of the greatest love stories every told via DVD Marathon? Tell me about it!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

Design Crush: Inaluxe

Source: etsy.com via Mary on Pinterest



A lovely art print for your Monday morning!


Check back later for some pictures from Africa, and the Verizon iPhone 4!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Knitting: Awesome Stop-Motion Video


{ via Brooklyn Tweed }

This video popped up in my Facebook News Feed this morning and it is both awesome and really sweet! Enjoy your Sunday, lovelies!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Inspiration: Tea in the Kitchen



Today's inspiration is this amazing kitchen. And tea, because I'm exhausted and tea fixes everything. I love the way the light looks in this kitchen, I imagine there are some lovely large windows that the sun shines in through. I also love the simplicity of the white brick tile on the walls with the repurposed wood table as an island.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Photography: Fog and Sun

Mary Veterano Photography

Today it was very foggy out, which only added to my down-in-the-dumps winter depression. Don't get me wrong, usually I love the winter and the snow, but I haven't seen the sun in three days and I'm starting to go batty with snow storms every three days! So you can bet that I was so happy when the fog dissipated and the sun came shining through the clouds! I was so excited that with a few minutes of daylight left I grabbed Roy and took him outside to be my photographic subject.

Mary Veterano Photography

Mary Veterano Photography

Mary Veterano Photography

Photography: UP Inspired Engagement Session

Wildflowers Photography
{ via Wildflowers Photography }

Did you enjoy the movie UP? Did you think it was one of the most adorable and heartfelt stories ever? I did. If you liked it you should drop everything you're doing right now and head on over to the amazing Wildflowers Photography blog and check out part one and part two of this adorable couple's sweet engagement session! This was shot by the wonderful Joy Harmon Prouty.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Working on: Mitt Knits (way late)

Mary Veterano Photography

I am sad to admit it but there are two gifts from the holidays that I still have not finished knitting. The above is a tan pair of manly mitts for my boyfriend's best friend. Roy went on and on about how quickly I whipped up a pair for him in a matter of hours, yet I can't seem to get anywhere with this pair. And below is a pair of fingerless fair isle gloves I designed for my best friend Scott, also still unfinished. I've been working my fingers off to get them finished!

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