Archive: January, 2012

get organized: a daily planner

I would be lost without my Action Journal, but I seem to be missing the calendar aspect of my notebook lately. To remedy it, I’ve been looking for a sleek time keeper and I love these 2012 Planners from Julia Kostreva. So colorful and simple! It’d make scheduling meetings and timelines so much easier.

weekend links

We had our first snow in Philly this week and while it lasted only a few days, it was so beautiful. I’ve been spending a lot of time indoors, working my tail off on projects that will finish up this month and next. I love that I can stay inside and bundle up with some reality TV and a cup of coffee and get some things off my plate. Here are some of things I’ve been inspired by this week and if you find yourself indoors, too, check them out! Before you know it, you’ll be making something, too.

Ryan Sims’ Practice Makes Pixel Perfect  a little slow, but the content is really really good. you’ll walk away with a new understanding of “practice”

Typographia’s Favorite Typefaces of 2011   all the fonts your heart desires (for 2011, that is)

Net Magazine’s Die A Designer: 10 steps to a long career   basics that any designer and creative should follow

Have a great weekend!

quote: cheap work

Preach it, Sailor Jerry. Preach it.

purple & yellow

Love this color combination. And also wishing I could wear sandals right about now…

photo via 9-to-5 chic

on the hunt: unique iphone cases

There’s nothing like a new case to make you feel new again and so I am on the hunt for some unique ones. Here are some I’ve found to freshen up for 2012.

1. roandco  //  2. jcrew  //  3. agent18 slimshield  // 4. belkin wood grain  //  5. jack spade  //  6. cabana stripe
7. corteo  //  8. tree rings  // 9. jack spade

Graphic Airport Runways

I love these Airport Runway posters from Jerome Daksiewicz of Nomo Design in Chicago. There’s just something about everyday things turned graphic like this that really interests me. You can purchase prints of 7 different airports in his store, here.

let’s eat: mini veggie pizzas

With the new year comes new food inspiration and I’ve been busy cooking, revamping my regular meals and realizing more and more how much I love my crock pot. I’m excited to start baking, too, and one thing on my list to try is a good pizza dough. I love these Vegetarian Mini Pizzas from Green Kitchen Stories. Their photography and recipes are just too good to be true! I’m betting $100 right now I burn the crust the first time around… but that’s what trial and error is for, right?

3ply Studio

You might remember my sister, Kelly, from her wedding that I posted last year, but have I told you yet how talented she is? An Interior Designer by day, Kelly has also created these delicately detailed threaded works and opened her own studio, 3ply. The overlapping strings are placed strategically, but intuitively, making each individual piece unique. I have fallen in love with her Ohio print and of course, the S!

You can purchase or order your own custom design (like your state, full name or a set of initials!) in her Etsy shop, 3ply. I couldn’t be more proud! :)

road trip: DC!

I traveled for one last road trip this past weekend before getting back to regular life. It was such a fantastic trip and well worth the short drive! Here are some snapshots and recommendations if you find yourself in the DC for a day!

The Lincoln Memorial (top row), Washington Memorial (middle left) walked from the hotel in Foggy Bottom (so cute!) and headed towards the Natural History museum (middle left). Lunch at the Capital City Brewing was delicious, and walked to the archives to see the Declaration of Independence. Dinner and drinks at Churchkey was FANTASTIC with a great atmosphere and beer menu (bottom left) and a mid-day dessert from Crumb Bake Shop made my sweet tooth very very happy. 

Photos all from Instagram. Follow me, if you’d like! username: sharonmcmullen

quote: strive for greatness

Such a beautiful sentiment to inspire the weekend and new year.

via 365q

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