Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Something Fun

I recently purchased this feather necklace from Voodoo and I love it!! I also love the store (located on High in the Short North) — it's relaxed, the employees are friendly and really nice, and they have awesome stuff! I got a chance to talk to one of the owners, Jay, who makes a lot of the jewelry. He was really great and was passionate about the store which was refreshing! I highly recommend making a purchase, or at least stopping in to check it out!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

You can't teach an old dog new tricks

Although there is no way of getting my dog to do new things, I can get her to sit, lay down, and jump for me and photograph it, all with the help of some kibbles!

Meet Nikki!

A few weekends ago, I had the chance to go home and spend some time with my family and our dog, Nikki. She is a 9-year-old yellow lab, who is much more white than yellow! Every summer, my mom takes her to the groomers and gets her hair shaved (mostly so she stays cool through out the hot Cleveland summer, but she also looks younger). I find that this makes Nikki feel like a puppy again and used this to my advantage when I photographed her in our backyard! She was a lovely little model and I'm excited to see her again for labor day weekend :)

Monday, August 29, 2011


oyi vey I feel like I haven't blogged in forever — it's been two, maybe three weeks and I was able to post last night about the weekend previous, but I want to get better and post every two days... if not everyday!! That's the part of blogging that throws me, the time people are able to spend on their blog! Totally admirable and I'd like to set aside the time to do that each day! 
Grab a cup of coffee to start out a monday and have a wonderful week :)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Bachelorette Bliss

Having friends that are getting married, have babies, and doing the whole real-world thing right now, is amazing! I'm so glad I was able to be a part of a friend from Italy, Jackie's bachelorette weekend. She has found someone amazing to share the rest of her life with and although I have yet to meet due to distance, I can tell he makes her happy and I could not be more excited for her!

As my first experience with a bachelorette party, I was intrigued to see how this would go.. would it be male stripers, penis shaped things, and a lot of alcohol. (Similar to something I would see on MTV!?) I was thrilled to find out it was  little more low-key, yet still just as fun. A huge congrats, thanks, and job well done to the Bride-to-be's sister, Kayte :) She did a wonderful job, from booking a house on the beach, to the decor, food and drinks, and fun gifts!! What a lovely sister!!

I am super excited for the wedding... Probably not as excited and ready as Jackie is though!! Hurry up September 24th — LOVE YOU JACKIE!!
Kayte and soon-to-be bride Jackie

Italy girls at the beach (Rachel & Jackie)

Ominous clouds...

A storm hit us hard towards the end of our relaxing beach day :(

It was a little frightening as we scrambled off the beach to head back to the house....

at the same time, it was so beautiful I had to stop to snap pictures!

Bachelorette games begin 

fancy drinks

accompanied by fancy appetizers 

welcome to your party Jackie!

Another fun little game — we had to kiss him blind folded and sign next to our kiss!

Lovely Italy ladies, Danielle and Makaela gave Jackie a panty line with an adorable little poem!
It was one of my favorite gifts!! Cute idea girls :)

and of course there was dancing... I swear we all were and not just Jackie and her best friend! haha

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Chic Design

Discovered @ (amazing blog! check it out!!) This gem of a label is super chic and modern! My dream is to work for a studio that deals with branding, packaging, and wine labels (galore)! 
vino vino vino

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Good Coffee, Better Company

Eggs Benedict (minus the hollandaise sauce) @SideBar in Dayton
ps. Side Bar will be coming to Columbus to soon ((can't wait!!))
There is only one thing better than iced coffee on a summer sunday... Great conversation with a side of iced coffee! That is exactly what I needed when I visited my friend Kelsey in Dayton (@SideBar)! We always have a thousand things to talk about and her being in Dayton makes it more convenient for us to meet and catch-up as opposed to talking on the phone. She's got a million and one things going on in her life so I love listening about all of her projects, ideas, and inspirations! She was in the graphic design program with me and is also a recent graduate of the University of Dayton. She is currently working at Crown Partners ( doing some awesome design work!
Cheers to lattes and macbooks :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Dear Lake Erie, I've missed you

Right after this photo, my brother Michael fell off

Hi momma!

Brother Michael and I

Last weekend, I returned home to find out my family now owns a boat! We owned a boat quite a few years ago and I am shocked my dad even considered getting a boat again, let alone actually buying it! I must say I was excited to get back into tubing and water skiing though! I was so happy and it was a beautiful day spent on the lake with some of my favorite people!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

All things small

Simple joys of living on the lake

City of Cleveland in the distance

Meet my beautiful cousin Michelle! We celebrated that belly she is proudly showing off recently! I was able to go home for the baby shower and see some family, which is always lovely!

I believe she is due sometime in September and I cannot wait to meet the little guy! I'm lucky she's in Columbus with me, so I will be able to help out and babysit!

Beth, Michelle, Aunt Cindy, Mom, and Mrs. Buckley

I adore these earrings Beth! I love most feather jewelry! I recently bought an awesome feather necklace that I will post soon :)

The perfect ending to a perfect baby shower includes some delicious sweets— these cookies were hand made  by the hostess, and were a very nice touch considering Michelle is going with an animal theme for her baby boy's room!

Laugh a little

I'm still laughing about this dr Seuss text! Check out for a little break today to get a good laugh out of it. I'm sure we can all relate whether it be trying to text your kids, or receiving a text from your parents that doesn't make sense. I sent the dr Seuss to my mom, because she needed a good laugh today and it does remind me of something she would say, not text though. She is very good with words and loves rhyming!