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Friday Favorites #383

Friday, September 23, 2016

Are these the best balloons ever? Or the best balloons ever?!
 (via: Modcloth)
 I love silly brass decorative objects that double as secret storage!
 (via: Anthropologie)
Is it any surprise I love these socks?
 (via: Caitlin Stout)
Who knew paper plates could be SO cute!? Bash Party Goods has a seriously dreamy assortment of party supplies. They've even got you covered if you're a party pooper.**
This matte liquid lipstick looks like the perfect shade!
 (via: Modcloth)
 I am a huge fan of lamps...which after typing I realize is a really strange statement but seriously, lamps are so much cozier than overhead ceiling light! I love that this one is such an interesting shape.
I love Anne Knispel's illustrations that combine my two favorites things - plants and cats!
 (via: Pony People)
Love this cactus tapestry... and basically everything else going on in the photo!
  (via: Urban Outfitters)
A door mat that's just a hare cuter than the rest.
 (via: Modcloth)

Link love...
Every year I search for the perfect skeleton costume, and every year I fail to find the one. This might not be the one but it's still really really adorable!
These golden overalls are what my fall wardrobe dreams are made of!
** Speaking of party poopers, I think it's a good time to link to one of my favorite videos in all of the internet - Jennifer poops at parties?
▴ Swooning over this pretty 2017 calendar!
Strappy bras are my favorite!!

Happy Friday!!

Ps. For more fun finds check out my Everyday Favorites!  


instant film from out west 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016

desert, abandoned, instant film, arizona, twin arrows, polaroid

This last year and a half I've really slowed down on shooting film. A number of things factor into this but it's mostly the cost. Back in March Fujifilm discontinued my favorite film, and I've been trying really hard to ration the film I do have because $40 for a pack of FP-3000b is INSANE and I absolutely refuse to spend even close to that for ten measly photos. I have a hearty stock in my refrigerator that I'm hoping to save for the future. I try to only use it on special occasions or when it feels absolutely necessary but there is one time I will always break out the film - vacation!

I didn't shoot nearly as much film this year out west as I did on my first trip out there in 2014 but I did get some really lovely results with the few packs I did use. For each of these photos I took a nearly identical shot with my digital camera as well but there's just something about the way film looks that captures the vibe of road trips so perfectly. I treasure these photos!

land camera, instant film
cactus, impossible project, instant film, polaroid
instant photo, land camera, polaroid, abandoned
polaroid, instant photo, polaroids, cactus
abandoned swimming pool, arizona, impossible project, polaroid

Shoot film while you still can!

For more photos of the places pictured in this post check out - Roswell, New Mexico + Two Guns

The photos above were shot with FP-3000b, FP-100C, and Impossible Project color frame film. For more information on instant cameras you can still use today, check out this post. (Price per photo has obviously changed in the two years since that post but the rest of the information should still be helpful.)


lapel pin collection - updated

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Back in October of last year I shared photos of my lapel pin collection which has only continued to grow since then. Even if you don't remember that post, you've probably noticed in my what I wore posts that I kind of have a thing for accessories. Fun necklaces, rings, brooches, lapel pins, etc. I love them all. I 100% do not abide by the quote "before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory." I basically do the opposite. Before leaving the house I usually look in the mirror to make sure I have at least a few eye catching things on.

Lapel pins are super hip right now. I'm ashamed to admit that I'm usually kind of sour when things I love become super popular but there are so many independent companies out there making them and you can find one for just about any interest you may have. Seriously, I have one about beach combing! I've welcomed this boom with open arms. I love finding new brands with lapel pins. They're small, and usually cost less then $10 a piece so they're easy to collect. They're also a really awesome way to support creative folks and their businesses ( least that's how I justify having so many!)

A few weeks back I upgraded the bulletin board I display my pins on. The old one, a three dollar score from the Target dollar spot, finally ran out of room. I was able to find something with a little bit more space in the same place, the dollar section at Target! You just can't beat it for three bucks! My new one holds a bunch more, and displays them beautifully.

It would be crazy hard to link to where each of the pins are from so instead I'll link to some of the folks I own pins from and then you can blame me when you blow all your money on pins!
Valley Cruise Press
Explorer's Press
Asilda Store 

These Are Things 
Kodiak Milly 
Bunny Dee
Studio Coup  
No Fun Press 
Fair Goods 
Finest Imaginary 
Two Ghouls Press
I like cats
Thora Ford Jewelry

If you see a pin in my collection that you can't seem to find in the links above, just ask!  

Do you collect lapel pins? I would love to see your collection!

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Everyday favorites

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