Wednesday, July 25
Thursday, July 19
A Seriously Smitten K
Tuesday, July 17
May you be inspired to tell those you care for how much you love them today!
Image via Mellymoo papercrafting
Monday, July 16
Imandrite is a silicate in the Loverzerite group and a hybrid between nepheline syenite and Grauwacke, or an albitegranite. It is found in Khibinh massif, near Lake Imandra (its namesake), Kola Peninsula, and Russia.
|System:||Orthorhombic||Hardness:||5 - 5½|
(Images and info via Web Mineral, Mindat, and the NGDI)
Sunday, July 15
I was catching up on some old posts on Garance Doré's blog when I came across the one with Giorgia and her beautiful lace dress.
"Like My Mother" draws its styling inspiration from old trunks in the attics, memories hidden in the drawers by our mothers' grandmothers. Saving the traditions like a comeback to one's cultural roots and values connects the generations over time. Lace is the creative identity of the brand which stands out on its own thanks to the exclusive hand-crafted woven fabrics, heart of the traditional Made In Italy. The unique laces combined with linear shapes suggest both tradition and innovation. "Like My Mother" rediscovers the mother's old wardrobe, the lightness of the summery and feminine fabrics which keep emotional souvenirs."Kisses,
(Images and info via Garance Doré and Like My Mother)
Thursday, July 12
(All images owned by Krista Carson)
Tuesday, July 10
(Image via ArtOfOverwhelm)
Monday, July 9
Formula: Ca2 B5 SiO9 (OH)5
System: Monoclinic Colour: White; colourless in ...
Hardness: 3½ - 6½
Usually compact earthy masses and very rarely in crystals. The earthy material gives a "hardness" of 3.5 but this is just the hardness of separating the grains. The crystals give a hardness of 6.5
(Images and info via Mindat , Gyógyítás Kövekkel, and Cochise)
(Image and mix via Vosges)
Wednesday, July 4
Happy fourth to all and happy birthday to my country and home!!!I'm super proud to be American (I always feel like we should call ourselves Statesmen though since America is actually two continents with a gaggle of countries but... I digress...) and to live in a country born of the desire for and true to so many freedoms! We've come a long way for such a "new" country and we keep moving forward. Thanks to all the men and women out there who've made us great and to those who keep us going we can be proud to celebrate our country's birth, Happy, Happy, Birthday USA!!!
I also love a good sale so everything I'm wearing was a great value too! J.crew. striped shirt, Marshall's cardigan and skirt, Rayban sunnies, Vintage necklace, Free People headband (very appropriate today I thought), Lancôme (yes, you read it right, free with purchase natch) tote, and arm party plus rings made by me!
Now, Cue the confetti!!! It's time to celebrate!!!
(All image owned by Krista Carson, tassel garland by EverlyLane)
Sunday, July 1
My birthday's tomorrow (last year of my twenties, yikes!) which gave me the perfect amount of leverage I needed in order to get the husband to go strawberry picking with a few of the girls and their men yesterday! (Birthday blackmail for the win!) So we all loaded up in two cars and drove out to Broer's organic u-pick farm.
The gang picking in the fields
Strawberries, strawberry flowers, and the mud they live in
Raspberry bushes in bloom
Me and my berry bounty
Raspberries waiting for a sunny day to ripen
Boxes o' bees containing bits o' honey
Cool old farm equipment
The old scale and a sign awaiting marionberry season
A good time was had by all! My one friend planned on making jam but I had more immediate uses for my strawberries... Strawberry shortcake! More on that later though.
I can't wait to go back in a few weeks when the blackberries are ripe! Mmmmm, they're my favorite!