August 30, 2014
It’s almost September and that means it’s officially fall. Time to start thinking about changing leaves, backyard campfires, and apple picking. But if it’s not quite feeling like fall yet (hello 100 degree weather!) here’s a cheery wallpaper that will get you excited about fall without leaving summer’s color palette behind.Download this month’s wallpaper for all your devices:
2560 x 1440 | 2560 x 1440 with calendar | 2560 x 1440 with quote
1440 x 900 | 1440 x 900 with calendar | 1440 x 900 with quote
2880 x 1800 Retina | 2880 x 1800 Retina with calendar | 2880 x 1800 Retina with quote
iPhone | iPhone with calendar | iPhone with quote | iPhone home screen wallpaper
iPad | iPad with calendar | iPad with quote | iPad home screen wallpaper
Please note that the iPhone and iPad wallpapers are created to fit the screen without perspective zoom. When you set your wallpaper, simply turn perspective zoom off to view the entire design.
Love free wallpapers? Check out all my past wallpaper designs here.
August 29, 2014
My weekend is full of running errands, shooting videos and working on some fun upcoming projects. I’m sure I’ll squeeze some riding time in there too. What are you up to this holiday weekend?
If you’re looking for a fun holiday weekend project, here are some fun ideas:
1. This home makeover is just stunning. I love the unusual dark gray exterior paint color and the bright yellow door (among all the other details like the geometric windows and gorgeous wood fence). You just have to see it!
2. Why haven’t I thought of this? Of course, the patio could use a little color and pattern and this outdoor wall hanging is just this thing.
3. This DIY mousepad tutorial provides the perfect foundation for endless possibilities! The local fabric shop here is having a sale this weekend…I’m picturing some Liberty florals on mine.
I’m also loving:
Can I just live in the StudioDIY studio space? I bet you’ll want to too.
These free printable pie treat boxes are just so cute for stashing candy and tiny gifts.
I can’t wait to get my hands on the newest A Beautiful Mess book.
August 27, 2014
Before we fully jump into our kitchen update, I’ve been making some tiny changes to my home office. It’s much more of a refresh than a redesign—I spray painted my metal shelf brackets gold and plan on swapping the boring Ikea table legs with more stylish hairpin legs. But the last item on my to-update list is buying a new office chair.
Finding a new office chair is kinda like finding the perfect couch. You want it to be really comfortable, really stylish and not break the bank (even though one day I dream of owning a Herman Miller chair). I have my mind set on a low back white leatherette chair since my current chair has a high back and seems to hit my back in the wrong place.
Here are a few of my favorites but I think I’m leaning towards the Patara chair. Which one would you choose?
August 26, 2014
Last weekend my favorite brother (ok, yes, he’s my only sibling) got married. It was hands down my favorite wedding I’ve attended, other than mine of course. The evening was beautiful, simple, laid-back and so much fun, just like my talented brother, Nick, and his equally talented wife, Sarah.
My brother is a video engineer and all-around an I-can-engineer-anything guy (he spent the last year on tour with this lady) so as soon as he and Sarah started planning their rustic barn wedding he knew he wanted to add his own touch to their big day. His idea was to construct a large chandelier using LED lights and mason jars. So be got together with his groomsmen, who are pro lighting, video, and set designers to building this gorgeous spiral chandelier. The perfect blend of rustic and tech, don’t you think?
The large chandelier was lit up in a solid white during the reception, then during their first dance, it changed colors just as the song dropped. It. Was. Stunning. And caught everyone buy surprise, including the bride!
He began by frosting pint and quart size mason jars with a frosted glass spray to make the LED light more ambient and a bit warmer. He used the pint jars in the chandelier and used the larger quart jars scattered around the reception tables.
Thanks so much to Ball for providing all the jars to help make their creative vision possible!