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Entries in illustration (48)


inspiration archive // 15

Happy Friday! Any fun weekend plans??? I'll be spending all day tomorrow on a service project that my husband has organized. Then hopefully Sunday is relaxing and recoop...preparing for an excellent birthday week!

Leaving you inspired for your weekend with these pretty food illustrations.

Featured Lovely By: Chris Silas Neal (via Pinterest)


inspiration archive // 9

Hey all! It's September already...wha??! I hope you had a fantastically long weekend (I sure did). I should be back to posting my projects soon, and I've got some fun ones coming up. In the mean time, isn't this a pretty sunrise?!

Also, since most of my readers enjoy handmade things, recipes, and all that fun stuff—I figure you might be interested in a new venture of my friend, Bonnie.

A snippet about Roost Tribe: For as much as a latte, members receive 3 e-books on everything from how to grow your blog to how to pitch to bloggers. additionally, members receive loads of exclusive premium content every single month.

each month members will receive:

  •  adobe illustrator tutorial
  •  a fully photographed recipe
  • 2 seamless repeating patterns
  •  graphics to improve their blog posts
  •  a printable greeting card
  •  desktop background
  •  coupons + discounts
  • + much more!

I'm participating to see what this is all about...maybe you should too! Lots of great goodies to gussy up your blog, and looks like there'll be great biz resources as well.

Have a great week, friends!

Featured Lovely By: Tony Kuchar (via Pinterest)


inspiration archive // 8

A pretty illustration for today. I love the gray letterpress. So perfect.

Featured Lovely By: Pearl Marmalade


inspiration archive // 3

Amazing illustrated nature alphabet—an archiving must.

Featured Lovely By: Jill DeHaan (via Going Home To Roost)


inspiration archive // 1

Hey there! So my workload is not slowing down as hoped. Sad day. This time last year I quit blogging for 6ish weeks (a pattern perhaps?). Since it pains me to ignore the blog completely, I've decided to go "blogging light" until I can work in the 15+ hrs/wk it takes to generate my own content. Until then I'll feature things that make me SWOON and that simply make the world a lovelier place.

Thank you so much for your understanding! XOXO

Featured Lovely By: Charmaine Olivia


lovely bundle {seafoam}

No reason for loving seafoam today. I just thought "oooo pretty!" and then made a collection for inspiration. I'm looking forward to catching up on cleaning and feeling organized. And then a superhero birthday party, haha. Anyone else have fun plans or lack of plans?

Here's wishing you a great weekend!

Image Sources: 1. Vapor.Qualquer // 2. SwitchEasy (via Going Home to Roost) // 3. Emma Case featured on 100 Layer Cake // 4. Golly Bard (via Creature Comforts) // 5. Walter Helena Photography //


notable: satchel & sage

Energy + Action + Purpose. Sounds like a winning combo to me! I'm actually a big fan of Morgana's work and own this iphone cover. Love.

Featured Artist: Satchel & Sage


notable: what katie does

Had you seen this lovely print floating around? Now we all know it's true source. And oh how I love Mr. Lewis. If I played the "if you could meet anyone famous" game, I do believe he'd be nearly the top of my list.

Featured Artist: What Katie Does


notable: bad decisions...

This is sooo fitting because I am preparing to step back into high school (almost literally). This weekend is my husband's high school reunion (same school I went to) and I can't express how giddy I am about it. Many of my friends will be there, but also I love that I will witness the fact that some people are exactly the same—just ten years older. Small town drama is the cheapest entertainment out there. True story.

Featured Artist: 55 Hi's — free desktop wallpaper here


notable: the fresh exchange

"Do not wait to find yourself to create. Create and you will discover all you were meant to be." Lovely words to share with you today. Hope your Tuesday is going well!

Featured Artist: Megan from The Fresh Exchange