Photojojo recently shared a few ways to spice up your large prints. I love this idea!
 (via: Photojojo)
How cute are these pillow cases!?
(via: Modcloth)
You know what's a bummer? That all the really awesome PJs are in kid sizes. Totally wishing these dancing bear jammies came in adult sizes. 
(via: gap)
I'm a huge fan of Angela Deane's work, particularly her ghost photographs.
(via: Angela Deane
Love this dress! Not only is the print amazing, it also looks like it's a great length.
 (via: Modcloth)
I'm a big fan of anything that has more than one use so this hair clip that was also made to do all these other things is basically the coolest thing ever to me! 
(via: Animi Causa
I was just saying how I wanted to learn more about clouds. What neat timing that I would find this cute little illustration now.
(via: Andonart)
 Enid Twiglet's work is incredible!
(via: Enid Twiglet)
 Yeah, this vintage shirt is the coolest. Such a bummer it's sold already.
(via: Black Magika)
I'm certainly not trying to rush the cold weather, but I definitely wouldn't mind wearing this hat when the temperatures inevitably drop. Take a look at this one too, I think we all know how I feel about black and white patterned items!
Well, this sure is an adorable lamp!

Hope you have a most excellent Friday!
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217 : 365 Biked nine hot, windy miles. It's funny as a cyclist you become a lot more aware of your surroundings. That bridge in a car? Yeah, it's totally flat. On a bike? You realize it's definitely a hill, and a dang big one at that. A nice breeze that would normally feel great? It'll turn that bridge into a mountain. I always feel accomplished after a tough ride though.
218 : 365 One of my favorite things about my apartment is definitely all the windows, my plants love it too!
218 : 365 My mom came out to visit for the day. We shopped, relaxed at the beach, went to Presti's, and of course, hit up the photobooth at Big Fun since we were in the area. Later that night, Jeff and I biked around downtown. I had been wanting to get a picture of my bike with the lasers that are up for the Gay Games since the day they went up. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I wish those lasers were there all the time, they looked pretty awesome in person.
219 : 365 A few of the bugs in my collection that need to find a home in a shadow box.
220 : 365 Sometimes even grown ups like night lights. (Arrow found here!)
221 : 365 Awesome mail day including an Influenster box!
222 : 365 I'm obsessed with finding murals to take pictures of bike in front of. Also, I want to make note of this being a really tough ride for me. We did 11 miles, which is average for our rides lately. I don't know what it was but I was struggling. I had a bit of a fever, it was hot outside, I was beyond thirsty, and when we took a short break I might have shed a few tears, which I tried to deny at the time. But just like I said above, the toughest bike rides always make me feel the most accomplished.
223 : 365 Some pretty new polishes from Poppy!
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It's been a minute since I've dedicated an entire post to mushroom photos. Last month's camping trip with my family was the perfect excuse to spend the weekend with my eyes peeled looking for mushrooms. To be honest, that might be my favorite thing about camping. I mean sitting around the fire at night is pretty great, but mushrooms, man!
The photo above are of Monotropa uniflora, perhaps better known by one of it's awesome common names including corpse plant, ghost plant or indian pipe. They're a particularly eye catching plant. I was hiking with around eight family members, half of which at some point stopped me to ask what those were. They lack chlorophyll and are actually a parasitic plant. I don't see them so much in Ohio, at least not around me (although they do grow here) but every time I've camped in Pennsylvania the ground is just littered with them. Other than the fact that they're all white, which I think is really interesting, I like that kind of look like they're sad.
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Last Thursday I celebrated six months living in Cleveland, and boy oh boy did I celebrate! Jeff, Brandon, and I set out around in 8am to do some exploring. We were on a roll so after each building we'd all be saying "just one more..." Just one more ended up being the three of us exploring eleven abandoned buildings, nearly half of which were new ones to all of us, in fourteen hours with one short lunch break. It was one of the most fun days ever.

I have so many photos from the day to share over the next few weeks, I'll be breaking them up by location. First I'm going to start with our last stop of the day. It's actually kind of sweet, this building is a little bit special to me for a few reasons. I had seen it from the freeway the day I bought my car. It stuck out to me because of a piece of graffiti on the side that I really liked. I wanted to photograph it so bad but couldn't imagine getting off getting off the freeway, venturing into the city, and getting close enough to the building to shoot it. Remember I'm from the country, cities were absolutely foreign and terrifying to me a little over a year ago. I never would have thought that months later I would inside that building taking pictures, exploring with friends, and watching the sunset from the rooftop. It's neat how things come full circle like that.  Funny thing is, I still haven't photographed the outside like I wanted to so long ago. Haha!

While we were up on the roof I practiced my night photography skills. I'm still trying to get the hang of it. I mean, I understand the basics of how to take great photos at night, but I'm still trying to master it. The first photo is my favorite. The sky and clouds were so perfect that night, it was almost like it never got completely dark outside. Had we not all been absolutely beat from running around all day I'm sure we could have stayed up there for hours.
Can't wait to share more photos from this day!
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