This year for my birthday, Brian and I took an impromptu trip to Niagara Falls. Since Brian doesn’t have a passport or enhanced license, we drove through the US to get there and did not visit the Canadian side. Day 1 was filled with driving. Lots of driving. We left in the late morning and only stopped for food and gas until we were almost there. At one gas station, there was a lighthouse within sight that we went over to check out. I also quickly got my feet in the lake so that I could officially say that I’ve been in Lake Erie (I may have been before, but I honestly have no idea). We stayed at a hotel in Buffalo near a hospital (not my favorite location, btw). That night we picked a place close by that we could walk to to get wings. We decided to forego …

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I’ve been really good at procrastinating. Especially when it comes to blogging. Every day that I “put off” blogging feels like a little weight has been lifted, but with every day that comes, I forget more and more from days past. Blogging or journaling is how I remember. I need to remind myself that. Anyways, here are a few snapshots from my garden. I wanted to document this because it’s my first vegetable garden (previously I had everything in pots, and to be honest, it was 95% tomatoes). I’m disappointed I haven’t been following the garden’s progress more closely, but better late than never. This year, I did my obligatory tomatoes, both cherry and big boy; cucumbers; bell pepper (purple & green); basil; spinach (which is failing miserably); watermelon (ice box & something else); basil; lavender; rosemary; lemongrass; strawberries (also not doing well); anise hyssop; & yarrow. The watermelon is …

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I feel as though I’ve done a complete 180 in my life. I vividly remember being a night owl, staying up until 5a and sleeping until 1p. I loved hanging a thick blanket over my window to block out the light. I refused to wear dresses. I hated pink. I could take or leave being outside. I couldn’t understand why my mom enjoyed just sitting on a porch in the evening, doing seemingly nothing. I never wanted to touch a garden. I could drink a dozen Cokes in a day. I was never a “girly girl.” Maybe I haven’t spun completely around. There are still plenty of things that are the same. I still love black. I still love paper crafting. I still love redecorating. I still love the beach. I still love being alone. I am still a crazy cat lady. I am still helplessly addicted to the computer. …

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This week has been long and short all in one. I feel so content emotionally, but at the same time, I feel like I need to be doing more. I feel self-divided and am trying to figure out the best paths to follow. Lately, I’ve been on Amazon almost daily, and cannot seem to not click BUY – there are just too many things that I want!  Then on Friday, I was down for the count with a cold(/possibly allergies mix?) which put a damper on the end of my week.  Here are some things from my week to peruse this Sunday: I am stocking up on new dresses for this summer, like this one, this one, and this one. I cannot wait until they arrive! I also absolutely had to snag these purses! I’ve recently downloaded for my Kindle/actually bought a few physical copies a few new books: The …

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I stopped caring for my Etsy shop over a year ago and I came up with the idea of a relaunch. The plan was to spend a year or so rebuilding my “brand” and come back full force. Well, a lot has happened in the past year or so and I REALLY REALLY REALLY neglected that plan. My goal was relaunch spring 2016. Here it is May… Well, I haven’t amassed the product that I wanted to, but godajfalkjedammit I’m gonna do this anyways! So right now, I’m aiming to have new digital product launches once a month on the 15th. Stay tuned!   BLOG ▪ ETSY SHOP ▪ INSTAGRAM ▪ TWITTER ▪ FACEBOOK ▪ PINTEREST


It’s been awhile. A long while. A too-long while. Blogging was a way of memory-keeping for me. I cannot remember many things very well, and being able to go back to this blog was a great way to make sure I didn’t forget the important things. But it seems like “busy” has gotten the better of me. “Perfect” has gotten the better of me. “They” have gotten the better of me. I have made excuses. A lot of excuses. And not ones that justify letting this form of memory keeping fall by the wayside. I think fear is what stopped me. I’m afraid to share my personal life online. Really, initially, I’m not. But then I think about all the could-bes and I don’t hit “publish.” What if someone I work with finds my blog and reads all the way back to the beginning? They would then know years of …

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FEBRUARY 2016. from Pink Loves Purple on Vimeo. Here’s February 2016 of my life via 1 Second Everyday. BLOG ▪ ETSY SHOP ▪ INSTAGRAM ▪ TWITTER ▪ FACEBOOK ▪ PINTEREST


My 2016 resolution is to DOCUMENT MORE. At the beginning of the year, I downloaded an app called 1 Second Everyday, and I’ve been using it to catch bits+pieces of everyday life, from wedding dress shopping to hanging out with kitties. BLOG · ETSY SHOP · INSTAGRAM · TWITTER · FACEBOOK · PINTEREST


I woke up yesterday morning to golden sunlight bouncing off of icy-touched foliage. I immediately bundled up and snapped a few photos to capture the brief ethereal moment. Here are a few more frosty photos due to the coming onslaught that is winter… There’s something about snowy/frosty evergreens that I can’t seem to get enough of o.0 BLOG ETSY SHOP INSTAGRAM TWITTER FACEBOOK PINTEREST