My October

Happy Halloween everybody! 

Weekend Travels

(clockwise) lighthouse, lift bridge, beach of Lake Superior, and view of the city on the water
The most entertaining, and fun weekend I've had in awhile took place in Duluth, Minnesota the weekend before last. Located North East of Minneapolis, the small city is located right on the coast of Lake Superior. Crisp, sunny days provided great weather for exploring Duluth with my boyfriend; as it is his new home town. We ate in cute little restaurants, walked along the beach, sipped coffee and hot apple cider, carved pumpkins and even went to a haunted ship docked in the harbor. The old city has a lot of charm, and I look forward to my next trip up North!

(clockwise) carved jack-o-lanterns, me and my sweetie, haunted ship, myself looking quite at home in a real Eames chair

Friday Flick Picks

So I finally saw The Master, while working in Indianapolis no less. I saw it at my favorite movie theatre in the city: The Keystone Art Cinema. I wish I can say this movie was my favorite...but I can not. It's definitely interesting, makes you think, and beautifully shot and acted. I can see some Oscar buzz around Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix for their roles in the movie. They had such an amazing dynamic together. But the plot just didn't come together for me. I should have know being a Paul Thomas Anderson movie that it wouldn't be some straight forward idea or something under 2 hours! But I wanted to give it a try. I'm glad I saw it, and it did get me thinking and talking about it to many people, so in a way it was successful, but not a home run. Oh well, this is why I love movies. You never know til you see it.

Next (and still) on the movie radar: Argo

Nailed It!

The Perfect Pour

Who created not one, but TWO, cinemagraphs? This girl! This item on my list has been a tough one to cross off; until now. I watched, and read, many tutorials on how to create a cinemagraph in Photoshop but I could never get it to come out right. Due to the amount of frustration it was causing me, I put completing this project on the back burner until I could find the patience to finish it. But then I read about a new app called Cinemagraph and the world became a shinier, happier place. (I swear my iPhone has changed my life). It took a few attempts to get the right footage, but the app itself is very easy to use. You record a bit of action, isolate the area you want to show motion, and then loop the footage. You can change the speed and direction of the loop, and much like Instagram, Cinemagraph has a variety of filters you can overlay to give it a funky look.

If you're a fan of the ciemagraph trend then you need to download this app and try it out. I'm sure it will be become one of your favorite apps! 

Fall Harvest

Days wearing boots, and no coat, eating apple cider donuts, picking pumpkins, and creating crafts are what make me happiest. I'll be a little light on the blogging this week because I'll be out of town for work again. This time I'm being sent to my old stomping ground of Indianapolis. I looking forward to going there; perhaps seeing some old friends and hitting up a favorite eatery or two. Everyone keep up the fall fun activities while I'm away though, ok? 

Friday Flick Picks

Making sure I see Bruce Willis movies always falls at the top of my "to-do" list. I love an action movie with a a substantial plot, but this one left me wanting a bit more. It was as interesting idea, but whenever you're dealing with time travel I feel like it creates more questions than answers. JGL is becoming a hot name in Hollywood, and I think he's doing a great job living up to his leading male role, but there wasn't enough to like about his character. Bruce, of course, (and I'm a little biased) brought his tough guy-dry humor action "A" game to this film but I wish he was given more dialogue and more to do. Not a great movie, but good. If you're a die hard (haha) Bruce fan get out and see this movie, or even just a good action flick, it won't disappoint.

Next on my movie radar: The Master (still!) and Argo

Circus Ornaments

Of course cute and Jonathan Adler go hand and hand, but just in case your dedication to his colorful cuteness was waning, this will reassure your devotion. Searing for something else of Adler's I stumbled upon this super cute series of ornaments. Not very holiday in my opinion; I could see these in a nursery made into a mobile, or displayed in bookcase or shelf. Of course if you had a bright and colorful Christmas tree these circus acts would fit in just fine! You can buy them individually here at Macy's. 

Bring it On

scarf: American Eagle, cardigan: Anthropologie, tshirt and boots: Old Navy, jeans: AG, socks: Target

It's official; fall has started. And I know this because I'm wearing boots, a scarf, and layers I'm usually a little reluctant to give up summer but I held on as a long as I could. So thought I'd do it up right on this first weekend of October and put on all my favorite fall accouterments  All I need is a pumpkin spice latte in my hand and carved jack-o-lantern on my front porch and I will be set. Here's to dressing for my favorite season. Bring on the changing leaves!

Friday Flick Picks

Sometimes you end up watching movies you don't really want to watch. I'm blaming HBO to Go for this one. When this movie came out last year I thought, "oh Tom Hanks, I love him, lets check out his movie." But then the little boy in the trailers started to annoy the crap out of me. So I never went to see it. But when you've got nothing to do some week nights; I caved. Sorta sweet but mostly annoying. If you like nervous, annoying kids, then this movie is for you. If you don't, stay strong and watch something else on HBO.

This weekend Looper is in my future (pun intended). I can't wait! Have a great October weekend little apples. xo

Fried Egg Pizza

Fried egg on a pizza? Yes, it exists; I've had it; and it's delicious. The other night I had dinner at cute local spot in Lexington: The Grey Goose. Known for it's gourmet pizza menu Grey Goose is located in the up and coming side of main street in downtown Lexington. As you can see from the menu there are all sorts of yummy options. It was a tough choice between the fried egg pizza or, their special for the night, philly cheese steak pizza. Drool! With a great outdoor patio, full of cozy heaters for these crisp fall nights, and a tempting menu, I will definitely be back to try some more. Because you can never have enough pizza.

A Peek My Bedroom

Another goal I had for myself this year was to take styled pictures of where I live. Now to most of you around the blog world that would translate into styled pictures of their entire home. My living situation is too complicated, and personal (I try not to get too deep or sad around here) for the blog so I'm sharing the room I love and spend the most time in: my bedroom. The best part of having a bedroom all to yourself is you can have it as girly and colorful as you want it to be.
Love, love, love my iron trolley nightstand. Not only is it in my favorite color, vintage, on wheels, it can serve as a hundred different things. Right now it's a nightstand, but in my next place it could be bathroom storage or a bar cart. The painting, entitled No Turning Back, is from Urban Outfitters. I fell in love with it online and then waited to long to buy it and it became out of stock. A few months later I was in an Urban in Florida, and to my surprise saw the painting. I snatched it up and had it mailed to my house. I love all the colors in the wave.
My Glasswing Bedding, from Anthropologie, that I adore. Mainly because it has all my favorite colors: navy, teal blue, and yellow. I bought the shams when I was still employed at Anthro and then successfully hunted down the duvet on ebay for a great price. I made the fabric garland to match the duvet and to act as a temporary headboard.
My love of yellow continues around the room. Two of the walls are a light grey and the others are a nice sunshine yellow. I DIY-ed my dresser well before I painted my walls in a similar color, but I think the tone on tone looks nice together.
I love vintage toys, books, and pictures from the past surrounding me in my daily life. The little chevron bowl keeps all my pretty brooches as well as pretty shells I've collected from many trips to the beach.
Meet Giuseppe, my paper mache giraffe. It's a piece of art that I love, and always gives my visitors a smile. 
The Ikea Expedit bookcase is the perfect storage solution for small spaces. Everything that I want access to is all stored in this. Books, crafts, movies, office supplies, and decorative knick knacks can all be shown off and organized in one convenient spot.
No styled room shoot is complete without some coffee table book love. Of course copies of Domino, and Decorate had to be shown off.

I hope you've enjoyed a peak into the four corners of my little hideaway.