Girls with bikes

Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Girl on bike

Girl on bike

Giveaway Winner!

Giveaway Winner

And a huge thank you to Amy, for sponsoring this giveaway!

I heart polaroids

Tuesday, September 29, 2009
I heart polaroids
I heart polaroids
I heart polaroids
I heart polaroids

{twin set}

{twin set}
{twin set}

This beautiful online boutique based in Sydney, Australia just opened yesterday. It is run by Angela D'Alton and and Renee Baker. From the looks of it, I can already tell I'm going to be splurging on many many of their pretty things.

{All photos via {twin set}'s lookbook}

Her Morning Elegance

Monday, September 28, 2009
Her Morning Elegance
Her Morning Elegance
Her Morning Elegance

Happy Monday :)

{Photos via
Charlotte Boeyden}

In a nutshell...

Friday, September 25, 2009
Anna Aden
Anna Aden

{Photos via Anna Adén}

P.S. Happy Friday :)

Roadside Picnic

Thursday, September 24, 2009
Roadside Picnic

Roadside Picnic

Roadside Picnic

{Photos via Elena Khokina}

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INTERVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Every Little Counts

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Every Little Counts is all about young love and nostalgia, winsome sentiments and tender thoughts. It is based in Los Angeles and run by Amy and her husband, Adam. Romantic verses grace the tops of tees, tote bags, and dresses, creating a perfectly sweet aesthetic.

Me: Soo...tell us a little more about Every Little Counts.
Amy: Well, my husband and I started Every Little Counts last January. I had been working as a designer for a lot of different companies in both New York and Los Angeles over the previous 6 years, and it had just come to the point where I felt like I was ready to start out on my own. It was definitely my idea and the vision to start the company, but I sort of roped Adam-my husband-into the whole thing. But, we have a good time and we work well together.

Me: What inspires you to design?
Amy: We're inspired a lot by pop culture from different eras or places.
Me: Ohhh, can you give us some examples?
Amy: Hmm...we love old films, particularly those from the 60's and 70's-even better if they're French. We love old music, obscure French singers, new wave pop from the 80's; New Order, for instance (which is where we get our name), and just general romantic sentiments and daydreams. We wanted Every Little Counts to reflect our obsession with romance, nostalgia, and young love, but in a cooler, more reserved way that lets us indulge our love of cool modernism. So the graphics tend to say or refer to these really over-the-top romantic notions, but do so in a graphic style that's more clean, modern, and maybe a little ironic.

Me: Do you think your designs reflect the type of person you are? Are you a violent, sensual, sensitive girl yourself?
Amy: Ha ha...well, it's funny that "a violent, sensual, sensitive girl" has become one of our most defining styles. It's actually a quote from Dr. Zhivago that I had written down a few years ago because I loved it so much. When I first started Every Little Counts, this was our very first design. The version you see now on our site is actually an update from the original. It became so popular, we just couldn't get rid of it. But getting back to it-I am definitely sensual and sensitive for sure, maybe not so violent, but it sounds good anyway. It makes me sound tough ;) All of our designs are a reflection of me in one way or another, whether I am referencing a thought, feeling, or influence I am into right now or something I may have been into 10 or 15 years ago. It's all about young love and nostalgia.

Me: Any words of advice to people who are looking to open up an online boutique?
Amy: Hmm...advice? It helps to know web design-or be lucky enough to be married to someone who knows web design (like me). Photography and graphic design are also crucial.
Me: Ohh, that reminds me, I've always wondered, who does the photography for Every Little Counts?
Amy: Adam (husband) does all of the photography, web design, graphic design, music (on the site), and screenprinting (except when I act as his assistant). He is pretty amazing. Incredible. The best. All of that.
Me: Wow, he sounds like he's a huge help! You're so fortunate to have his services at your disposal! Sorry to get you off track there ;)
Amy: Yeah, back to my words of advice, after that, well it's all about marketing. Having an online boutique is definitely more economical than having a brick and mortar store, but then again it's harder for customers to find you. It is a never-ending process. Be prepared to spend many hours on the computer-blogging, twittering, facebooking, networking in any way possible.

Me: Well thanks Amy for sharing a bit about yourself and Every Little Counts!
Amy: No, thank YOU, the interview was such fun!


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I will pick a winner using the random number generator on Tuesday, September 29th.

Have fun!


It's A New Day

Tuesday, September 22, 2009
You Are What You Create

Find Yourself

It's Never Too Late

It's a New Day

{Photos via Rockie Nolan}

Monday Mosaics

Monday, September 21, 2009
Monday Mosaics

{All photos via
Emily Hunt}

Room of my dreams

Friday, September 18, 2009
Cari Ann Wayman

Cari Ann Wayman

Cari Ann Wayman

Cari Ann Wayman

{Photos via yyellowbird}

Antler Magazine: A Visual Feast

Thursday, September 17, 2009
Antler Mag

Antler Mag

Antler Mag

Antler Mag

I've been reading Antler since issue one but just wanted to share its beauty with you guys! If you haven't read Antler yet, GO TO THEIR SITE! It's amazing. Seriously. Beauty, grace, fashion, vintage, inspiration all in one zine.

Plus, Volume 1, that just came out last week is free! I think this requires a celebration!

{Screenshots via Antler Magazine}

All Things Ordinary

Wednesday, September 16, 2009
All Things Ordinary
Guess what showed up on my doorstep yesterday? It was a lot smaller than I expected (I had visions of it being a huge, coffee table style zine), sort of like a pocket-sized bible for the photography lover.

But I do have to say good things come in small packages, and this zine did not fail to please.

Just the concept of it is purely magical: taking an ordinary thing and making it beautiful. I mean, what can be better than that?

P.S. Have you seen the new Lula site?

And the winner is...

Giveaway Winner
Congrats to Pretty Lady of She Smiles, She Writes!

And a big thank you to Danni of oh, hello friend for sponsoring the giveaway!

Stitches and Kisses

Tuesday, September 15, 2009




{Lovely embroideries via Miniature Rhino, Moxiedoll, and Lou Lou & Oscar. Found via The Dizzy Pixie. Title inspired by Kisses and Cross Stitches}

P.S. Today is the last day to enter to win the oh, hello friend giveaway.

P.P.S. I've updated my blog roll. If you want to be added, please leave a comment providing me your URL, site name, and what group you would like to be categorized as.

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

Have you heard?

Monday, September 14, 2009
The Photo Album

Frankie magazine is working on a book-a limited addition photo album, to be exact.

I actually found out a couple of weeks ago, but now that Frankie has revealed the cover on their flickr, I saw it fit to finally share the exciting news!

Just from the cover, I can tell it is going to be glorious!

It is scheduled to grace selected boutiques, news stores, and of course, their website on October 14th.

Who's excited?

{Cover photo via Jasmine Rubio, book cover via Frankie's flickr}

Teacher's Pet

Friday, September 11, 2009
Teacher's Pet

Where, oh where can I get that in my size?

{Photos via shabby apple}

He offered her the world

cari ann wayman

cari ann wayman

cari ann wayman

He offered her the world

My initial reaction to these words were sadness, I thought, this is a sad quote...but as I look at it more, and think about it, I don't think that that was the intention.
I mean, the quote was on a notebook I got, so it's not supposed to make you sad; just think, I guess.
It'll probably be marinating in my head over the weekend, some food for thought, maybe.
What do you think?

Live Inspired Notebook

{Photos via cari ann wayman}
{Words via live-inspired}

P.S. Happy weekend :)

You are beautiful

Thursday, September 10, 2009
You are beautiful

Tell someone that today. They need to hear it.

{Photos via Paper Tissue and YouAreBeautiful}

INTERVIEW & GIVEAWAY: oh, hello friend

Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Oh, Hello Friend

One of my very best bloggy friends is Danni of oh, hello friend. She is one of the sweetest girls I've ever met in my life, never mind just in the blogosphere! I thought all of you should get to know her better, so I did a little interview (okay, well actually it's long!). Enjoy :)

Me: When did you start making things?
Danni: I started making things for my shop about a year ago, though I had been stocking up on supplies here and there for several months. So I had lots by the time I decided to finally just go for it.
Me: Yeah, that's pretty much the stage I'm at right now-closets full of art supplies, but no store. Maybe in the near future, though! What made you decide to "finally just go for it"?
Danni: I think after sitting around for so long just waiting to start a shop, I finally decided "I just need to do it!" so I started small and took a day and listed a few items. So if anyone has been wanting to start a shop but for some reason, is just putting it off, just go for it! :) It's the best.

Me: Were you always really crafty?
Danni: I'd like to think so-I did a lot of modge podge and random 'crafts' in high school.
Me: Ohhh, me too! Did you ever sell any of these crafts before?
Danni: Nope, I totally have never sold any of my crafts before my Etsy shop! I definitely just did it for fun before. But it's still fun now ;)

Me: What do you do besides blog and run your Etsy store?
Danni: Pretty much just blog and run the Etsy store ;) It's pretty time consuming. I'd like to start up lots of other things, just need to prioritize and make time for it.
Me: Hmm...start up other what?
Danni: Well, I'd really love to start a stationary line...screen printing...letterpress...all those sorts of things, time time time! I wish I could stop the clock in the day and do everything ;)

Me: It's a lazy Sunday afternoon, what are you doing?
Danni: Probably in, relaxing and watching a TV show with my boyfriend. Or spending time at a bookstore, looking through magazines/books, getting inspiration.
Me: Any particular magazines and books you find yourself going to for inspiration over others?
Danni: I gather lots of inspiration from Martha Stewart magazines, I really like looking through wedding mags ;) and readymade, of course. I flip through Dwell and usual magazines in the craft section of Borders. A lot of really good mags are out of print now-so sad!

Me: You wake up one day and realize you have pretty much nothing really to do, what do you do with your free time?
Danni: I would LOVE a day like this! If I had free time, I'd probably go to the park and catch up on a good book. Or spend time making things.
Or catch up on miscellaneous things that need to be done around the house.
Me: Mmm...I'd love to have a day like that too! Lazy days are the best :) Too bad they're such a rarity!
Danni: Definitely ;)

Me: What inspires you?
Danni: SO MUCH...I'm inspired by other blogs, handmade things, beautiful things, unique things, creative things, photography, design, decorating, lately, a lot of design that comes from Korea and Japan inspire me...(they just have the cutest things ever. I want to own everything)
Me: Oh, you've got lots and lots of things! Many listed here serve as my source of inspiration as well. Ohhh, photography, my favorite! Who are some of your favorite photographers?
Danni: My favorite photographers at the moment are Gabrielle Kai + Irene Suchocki + Max Wagner.
Some of those Korean + Japanese shops I was talking about were ones like nothingelegant.

Me: If you could move anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
Danni: I'd love to live in England...or somewhere in Europe. It just seems so quaint there.
I love all the architecture and the weather and really everything about it!
Me: England sounds lovely! I've never been there, but I've love to go. Would you live in the city or the country?
Danni: OOOOH great question Micaela! HAHA, I think I'd love to live in BOTH places! I love the city and everything about it but the country is soooo cozy!

Me: Name 4 loves.
Danni: 4 loves.

  • I love to create and be creative.

  • I love the rain.

  • I love to be inspired.

  • I love my boyfriend ;)

  • Me: Aww, you're too sweet :) Shout-out to Danni's boyfriend, she loves you!
    Danni: Haha, he should read this. He hardly reads my blog though ;)

    Me: What came first, your blog or your Etsy shop?
    Danni: Blog first...then not much later, my Etsy shop.
    Me: So when did you actually create your blog?
    Danni: Mmm, let's see. The blog was started at the end of June/beginning of July of 2008 + the shops was started at the end of July '08!
    Me: So it was recently your blog's and Etsy shop's first birthday?
    Danni: Yep :)

    Me: Why did you decide to start a blog?
    Danni: I originally wanted to start my blog out as a personal blog but it eventually became what it is today, an inspiration blog.
    Whenever I come across lovely things, I just love to share it and pass it on.
    Me: Yeah, that's kind of the same story with me, I just fell in love with other inspiration blogs, and then decided to go that route instead. I'm much better at sharing my inspiration rather than writing about my own boring old life, anyway.
    Danni: LOL, same here.

    Danni: What a lovely interview-thanks Micaela.
    It was so much fun!
    Me: Aww, thank YOU for doing this with me! Maybe we'll meet up at a future craft fair :)

    But wait!

    There's more :)

    Oh, Hello Friend Giveaway

    You, my dear readers have a chance to win a hair pin, pocket mirror, brooch, or impart delight necklace from Danni!

    { TO ENTER }

    It's quite simple: Leave me a comment and be sure to provide a link to where I can contact you!

    I will use the random number generator to pick a winner on Tuesday, September 15th.

    Have fun!


    P.S. To see more of Danni, you can check out her:
    {Etsy store}




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