Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tunesday // The Head and The Heart

The Head and The Heart is an indie folk-rock band from Seattle, Washington. Just recently they released their newest album "Let's Be Still." I for one, am a huge fan of The Head & The Heart. I have seen them a few times live and they are always so full of energy...or maybe that's me. Either way, their shows are a damn good time. Not to mention I absolutely love Charity, the vocalist, violinist and occasional percussionist. She always comes out on stage with messy hair, and stylish outfits. My kind of girl right there. 

Take a listen to their newest single, "Shake" as well as some of my other favorites from their first self-titled album.

Other favorites include 

Pictures found from Pinterest.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Sunday Treats

This Sunday I was in the mood to do some baking. I found a recipe on Pinterest that looked absolutely delicious.

11 Tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon (this is optional, but highly recommended)
2 1/2 cups of flour
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup mini marshmallows
3 regular sized Hershey Bars
1-2 packages graham crackers


In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, sea salt and cinnamon. Set aside.

In another bowl, cream butter, and the white and brown sugar together with an electric mixer. Once the mixture is light and fluffy, add the eggs and vanilla. Mix until combined.

Slowly, add flour mixture to the butter mixer and combine on a low speed.

Fold in the chocolate chips and marshmallows. Chill dough in refrigerator for 1 hour to overnight (The original recipe said they only chilled for an hour and couldn't tell a difference compared to another batched she chilled overnight. I on the other hand threw the bowl in the freezer for about 20 minutes and began to cook afterwards...they were still delicious)

Now you can preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line the baking sheets with parchment paper.

Lay out graham crackers side by side on the pans, as close as possible (they should be touching). Then place tablespoons of the chilled dough on the center of each graham cracker. Press the dough down slightly with fingertips.

Bake for 5 minutes then remove from oven. Now, break up the Hershey's bar and place a piece on top of the melted dough.

Proceed to bake for an additional 5-7 minutes (or more if your cookies are thicker) They will be done when the edges begin to turn golden brown.

Once the cookies are done, let them cool for about 5 minutes. Now pour yourself a glass of milk and ENJOY!

This recipe came from the girl who ate everything

Monday, October 21, 2013

s t y l e

This weekend was an absolutely beautiful one. My Sunday was spent with my friends and family, as we soaked up the Austin sun. My go-to outfit these days are jeans and a plain shirt. Never underestimate the power of a plain white tee. As for my go-to music it definitely is, and always will be, Mumford & Sons. If you're bored and have a few minutes to waste, watch the interview montage below with the band. It made me fall in love with them even more. Not only are they music geniuses in my mind, but they also seem so down-to-earth and funny! 

Outfit includes >> White Tee from Nasty Gal // Just USA High Rise Pants from Beehive // Rehab Bra from Beehive // Sandals from Target // Midnight Wild necklace from Little Pieces of Hope // Thrifted Sunglasses // Feather Journal from Mockingbird Domestics

Friday, October 18, 2013

Bright Pink

For the month of October, Little Pieces of Hope is teaming up with Bright Pink. Bright Pink is the only national non-profit organization that focuses on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women, while also providing support for high-risk individuals. "Bright Pink is more than just a color. It is a movement, a community, a way of life. It is the belief that being proactive is better than being reactive, that prevention is better than treatment. Educate yourself, take action, and join us in Being Bright Pink."

For more information on Bright Pink take a peek at their Website // Facebook // Instagram // 

Little Pieces of Hope proceeds from the following items will be donated to Bright Pink

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Creative Souls : Fletcher & Fox

Fletcher & Fox. This spectacularly creative Etsy shop is based out of Salt Lake City, Utah and run by Stacey Foster. Recently, I have been obsessing over arrows. Whether it be arrow jewelry, tattoos, drawings etc. My friend recently "favorited" Fletcher & Fox on Etsy, and I couldn't help but take a peek after seeing the thumbnail pictures. I immediately started to visualize where each of these arrows could be displayed in my new studio. Fletcher & Fox has just about any themed arrow you can think of. Arrows for Beach House Nautical Decor, Wedding Love Decor, and my favorite Mini Gold Arrows with Animal Print. 

Take a peek at Fletcher & Fox's Facebook // Etsy Shop // Instagram 

(All pictures were taken from Fletcher & Fox's Facebook and Etsy shop) 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Pinterest Junkie

I am a huge Pinterest junkie. I find so much inspiration through Pinterest, whether it's for fashion, jewelry, travel, or home decor. Here are a few of my recent pins. As of now I am loving vests, denim, hats and simple home decor.

 If you like what you see, follow me on Pinterest ;)

1. Ikat Jacket // 2. AmberliJahn // 3. Jewelry // 4. Home Decor // 5. Fall hats // 6. Leather Vest // 7. Ivanarevic // 8.Home Decor // 9. Tejas 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Colorful Colorado

Colorado...what else really needs to be said? It's always a bit nostalgic for me to come back to Fort Collins, but this weekend has been absolutely wonderful. I have been able to catch up with my old friends, visit a few tasty breweries, as well as take a few hikes in the crisp Fall air. In my opinion, there is just nothing more relaxing than walking among the mountains, watching the leaves change color and seeing what all nature has to offer. I think it's so important to take time out of our busy lives to walk among nature, and to just simply listen.

"Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the Fall." F. Scott Fitzgerald

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Creative Souls : InBlue

Etsy is a wonderful resource to find other creative souls. I find so many cool shops and products that I figured I would start a "Creative Souls" Series which will feature a different artist each week. This week I found an awesome maker on Etsy, InBlue. This Etsy shop opened in 2008, and is located in Asheville, North Carolina. InBlue does absolutely amazing work with leather. I am definitely putting a few of their items on my Christmas list this year! All the pictures in this blog post are from their Etsy shop. They have leather journals, sketchbooks, flasks, wallets, you name it and they have it! 

Do you know a creative soul? Send a link of their shop this way! I would love to check them out ;)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Who, What, Wear

I absolutely love seeing how people style their Little Pieces of Hope accessories. Here are just a few pictures from Gypsy Lovin Light's recent blog post, "A Field of Dreams." Not to mention, I love how LPOH has made it all the way to Australia! Definitely on my bucket list of places to go ;)

Who: Helen 

Wear: Little Pieces of Hope - 3 Tier Chevron Necklace 

Check out Gypsy Lovin Light's facebook // instagram //

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Sunday Treasures

This Sunday my sister and I went on a shopping adventure around Austin, and boy oh boy did we hit the jackpot. We both have driven by this beautiful shop on Lamar called, Mockingbird Domestics, but we had never been in. Since we had a little extra time this Sunday we figured we would finally take the plunge, and we are so very glad we did. Mockingbird Domestics has so many little treasures around their shop. They have absolutely gorgeous furniture, screen prints, greeting cards, coffee table books and so much more! These are some of our treasures we found this weekend. 

The wooden Texas is made by a couple who lived in West, Texas. When the fertilizer plant exploded this year the couple started making these as a way to fundraise. After the fundraiser they enjoyed making them so much they actually continued on with them as a business, and I have to admit I am so glad they did! My sister bought one of the smaller sized ones to decorate our new house with.

I made sure to buy a few smaller things that I fell in love with. In 5th grade our schools took us on a field trip called "Live Oak." They taught us all about cacti and how you can use each part of the plant for survival. Ever since then I have been obsessed with cacti. Sounds odd, but it's true. I am creating a picture wall in my new bedroom, and I figured this cactus screen print would be the perfect addition to my barren wall. 

I also snagged an awesome feather journal that was screen printed right here in Austin. I absolutely love how so many shop owners are supporting local artists! Since I'm about to move into a new studio I figured a little Austin skyline postcard would look great on my corkboard since this beautiful city inspires me everyday.

Lastly, my sister purchased this awesome screen print of the lyrics to "Deep in the Heart of Texas." This is my favorite of our purchases. We both saw it and it immediately reminded us of our Dad, after all he is the one responsible for teaching us this song. It may seem cheesy but some nights you cant help but look up at the Texas night sky and start singing this song and clapping along. It must be a Texas thing...

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