Would you? Watercolor nail polish…

I’m kind of boring with my fingernails.  I have no interest in manicures (I work with my hands daily so they’ll just get messed up within five minutes anyway.) and I generally just put on a good red color or nothing at all.  Or- more realistically- I typically have chipped nail polish half the time.  The ladies recoil at the sight of them, I’m sure. But these watercolor inspired nails look so dreamy.  Would you try it? [ watercolor nail polish from sho + tell via cup of jo ]

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This week: creative meetings and pretty things…

 I snapped these photos (above) of one of my favorite spaces in town.  As far as I can tell, they’re a collection of art + design studios.  I’ve long dreamed of having a one here for my company.  Maybe maybe… someday. A good chunk of my week was spent on custom orders and (I’m so excited about this…) on a collorative project with a friend of mine.  My mind has been filled with huge creative possibilities on career expansion.  I’m really thrilled and cannot wait to share it all with you in the coming months.  Below are my journals/ notebooks of custom work, lists, and creative ideas- all with me at my meetings this past week (plus a delicious hot ginger dragon drink from Coffee Cat)  Here’s a peek at a pearl beaded vintage lace veil for a customer (it’s for this design)…  And then some pretty pieces of nature in my home.  See that adorable bay leaf pocket?  It is a handmade gift from this recent DIY from Rebecca, the wonderful + talented mother of Erin + Cody- both models for a couple of my collections and a photography assist on my last photoshoot.  She is a kind and thoughful woman and I feel so thankful for her sweet gesture (plus… who doesn’t love receiving a lovely piece of mail like this?!) Behind the scenes of all of this is our house in the process of a major de-cluttering + clearing out.  We are needing more productive and efficient use of our studio and storage spaces, so I hopped on the chance to have a yard sale yesterday.  I thought, in between the rummagers stopping by and collecting new purchases, I’d kick back and enjoy the warm sunshine (it got really hot, so I had to crack out the umbrella) and a book I’ve been trying to finish (it’s kind of dense, so it’s taken me longer than it probably should.).  Plus a cup of coffee.  It was a nice + successful morning… Enjoy a great Sunday, friends.Love,Cath

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Pretty style / emerald, white, and a vintage party dress…

 A dose of charming for a lovely day. Plus this song, just because I’ve got it on repeat in my head today and it always always makes me get up and dance (which is equal parts fun + frightening). [ emerald shoes / totokeilo infinite dress / floral lingerie / 1920s party dress ]

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