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Summer Desktop Wallpaper Round-up

(Download: Life is Sweet” by Creature Comforts)

I love changing my desktop wallpaper to match the seasons (or my mood)! I try to change mine at least once a month; it’s a small and simple way to feel fresh and inspired. With that in mind, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite free summer desktop wallpapers for you with the hopes of making you feel a little more inspired. I’m currently using the “Life is Sweet” one myself. I hope that you enjoy them!


(Download “July” by Llew Mejia)

(Download: “Flow Forward” by Solefield)

(Download “Mini Strawberry Print” by Cath Kidston)

(Download: “Summer Patterns” by Alma Loveland)

(Download: “Macaroons for my love” by 5inthemornin)

(Download: “Cloud” by Helena Bello)

Fun prints by Sandra Juto.

I’ve blogged about Sandra Juto‘s work in the past, so it’s no secret that I think she is an incredibly talented artist. These prints that are on sale in her shop right now have me swooning all over again! They are fun, colorful, & full of wonderful little details. They’d be a nice addition to any art collection!

Pumpkin everything!

{1. Owl Pumpkin;  2. Scalloped Pointelle Loop Scarf in Orange;  3. Pumpkin Pie White Hot Chocolate;
4. Cute pumpkin cupcake;  5. Oval shaped Flowers Print / Orange / Yellow;  6. Erika Persimmon Duvet Cover }

Fun fact: I’m obsessed with everything pumpkin! Seriously, you guys. October is one of my favorite months (in part) because I can unabashedly express my adoration for the color, flavor, scent and any/everything related to pumpkins! With that being said, I’ve decided to hand-picked a few of my favorite pumpkin-related items to share with you. I am especially fond of the owl pumpkin. He/she may be making an appearance in my home sometime soon.

Do you have any obsessions that come along with a particular month or season? Are you as obsessed with pumpkin as I am?

Inspired by Animal Artwork


If I had to adorn my walls solely with animal artwork, I think I’d not only be okay with it. I’d be thrilled. Here are a few of my favorite animal artwork prints.



{Image Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5}

This is just how my face looks! – a brilliant Kris Atomic illustration

Anyone want to help me finish my lesson plans for the coming week? I feel like it’s going to take a few days for myself as well as the students to get back into the swing of things tomorrow. On an unrelated note, I had to share this amazing illustration from the always lovely Kris Atomic. It’s been making the rounds in the blogging world, but I love it too much not to share it! Not many illustrations resonate so close to home with me.

How many of you ladies out there can relate? I swear I get told this on a semi-weekly basis!


A dose of inspiration!

{via eilan}

I’m sick, you guys! This is the first time I’ve gotten sick-sick in a while. And, it couldn’t have come at a worse time! The weather has been gorgeous outside for the past few days. Sixty degrees in February? What!? Plus, this is a three-day weekend for me, so I was hoping to enjoy it to its fullest. Unfortunately, I’ve spent almost the entire weekend on the couch watching Animal Hoarders & getting far too emotionally invested. Honestly, I’m just feeling bleh! I haven’t worked out in a week & I’ve been eating all sorts of junk food. I feel like all I’ve been doing lately is whining. And, you all don’t want to hear that! So, I’ve rounded up a dose of inspiring art in order to kick the sick blues away! I hope it brightens up your day a little as well.

I’m going to start reading again. I’ve put several books on hold at the library & I’ve updated my Goodreads account. Do any of you have a Goodreads account? If so, you should add me! Also, I don’t know who made this beautiful drawing. If you know who I can give credit, please let me know!

I always said I could never live in the suburbs. This cute piece by Camilla Engman is making me (almost) reconsider!

Café Scene, 1946
I absolutely adore this painting by Raphael Soyer. I would love to have some sort of a print of it to hang in my living room above the fireplace. It’s just perfection to me.

I just think this is an adorable little idea. A little forest made out of tea cups!

Love these bookmarks!

I love every single one of these bookmarks! They are just perfect. I especially like the library card book mark (second from the left). It’s great for someone who likes to share their books with others. Now, here’s a cute way to keep track of  who is borrowing what! Buy them here! (found via teachingliteracy)

Recent impulse buy: My Folk Lover Prints

I’m obsessed with looking for prints to hang up in the apartment. I don’t have much money, so I’m pretty picky when it comes to committing to actually pushing the buy button. However, I couldn’t resist this pair of prints by the talented My Folk Lover. They are just the right touch of whimsy, beauty, and charm! Plus, the color scheme goes so well with in living room!

I am anxiously awaiting their arrival! Have you made any impulse buys lately?

Summer 2010 by Kris Atomic

I am pretty sure I let out an audible “Awww!” when I saw the new illustration that Kris Atomic made for her website. The colors! The clothes! And, most importantly, the cat on a leash! The cat also resembles my Atlas. Although, he’d never be caught dead on a leash. I’ve actually tried it. He just rolled onto his back & refused to move. But, I can live in a fantasy world when I look at this illustration! So cute.

P.S. Thanks so much for all your feedback on the last entry. I’m going to try adding a belt to my tucked ensemble next time.

Sunday Inspiration Round-up.

Here are a few images that I’ve found myself drawn to especially over the past week or so.

There are so many freaking adorable details in the illustration.
Every time I go back to look at it, I find more!
{by Maria Lamar}

Yes, yes it could.
{via Simply Lovely}

I absolutely love Elsita. She constantly amazes me.
{via Elsita}

I like this photograph because I want to be the kind of girl that can wear something like this.
{by Eleonore Bridge}

This absolutely blows my mind. Enough said.
{via Henry Gunderson}

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