photos by Jared Smith
If you all follow along on Instagram, then you got a sneak peek at today’s project whilst I was trying to show off my party nail (priorities, you guys, priorities), but I’m super pumped about how these DIY pattern throw pillows turned out! Mostly I’m using them to cover up the ridiculous amounts of crap that this white couch insists on collecting, so let this be a lesson to you to never buy a white cotton couch. You will hate (lounging) life.
Since I couldn’t find exactly the pattern or color scheme I was looking for in pillows, I snagged some plain white pillow covers to give myself a blank slate to work with lots of crazy colors, and though the color choices may be a bit much for an average home, the small doses of them make it easier to add to a space. Of course, you can always tone down the the color palette to your room decor, too…
Summer is basically here. Hooray! Once Memorial Day hits, I, Ashley, am ready to break out my bathing suit and sit pool side with a drink in my hand! Who else is with me on this?! During the Dog Days of Summer, I want no-fuss drinks that are easy to whip together, and definitely I don’t want to have to spend valuable beach time cooking syrups, bottling bitters, or roasting fruit.
After I kept seeing Brazilian limeade (lemonade) pop up here and there, I just had to make it. After blending up a batch, I proceeded to immediately down almost the whole thing (don’t judge until you’ve tried it!) This, to me, is a good sign of a great recipe, and the best thing is it only takes a few ingredients to make your own spiked brazilian limeade recipe!
Dressing (cleaning, rather) up the studio is much like getting all dolled up for a Saturday night out: it rarely happens and it also makes me want to take a thousand pictures and show everyone. Hence the thousand photos in this recap of our Houston calligraphy workshop we held in the studio with Laura Hooper calligraphy this past weekend. I think I share enough photos of the not-so-cute everyday version (case in point here), so I feel justified in bragging about the very brief cleanliness we have every now and then.
Slightly off topic, but notable nonetheless, in case you’ve ever wondered what I do during the classes that someone else is teaching, it looks a little something like this…