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Lake Tahoe + Henry Miller + Happy Links

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"One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things." // Henry Miller

Happy Links: 

  • This elopement. My goodness.
  • Everlane's tees & sweatshirts are a new favorite, my friends. Learn about 'em. They also have a fabulous referral program {linked}.
  • If you live in or around Sacramento, be sure to check out Cap City Sips in downtown! Happy hour specials every Wednesday through August? Yes, please.

Wrapping it Up: 

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Have a lovely weekend, my friends!


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West Coast + Joan Didion + Happy Links

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"Late afternoon on the West Coast ends with the sky doing all its brilliant stuff." - Joan Didion

Happy Links:

  • Joy Cho of the blog Oh Joy! is always coming up with fresh, fun content and design ideas and I can't help but be inspired. She has started a series about her experiences as a creative entrepreneur. It's a fascinating read, if you have a moment.
  • This post from fellow Sacramentan, Ashlee Gadd made me giggle. It's true... both the home rental and sales markets in the Sacramento region are insane right now. I'm so excited for her little family as they take the next step in their journey.
  • Farmers market season is in full swing and I am loving all of these smart tips from the gals at Considering You.

Wrap it Up:

  • Denver, Colorado is a officially a new favorite. I finally had a chance to write about my quick trip at the end of April. I'll be heading back soon for sure.
  • I was super excited to announce my participation in the "It's a Banner Day" collaborative art show this week. The gallery show is taking place through the end of the month at Hygienic Art Galleries in New London, CT and I'm so grateful for Kat and Patti Murphy who put the whole thing together!

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I hope you all have a lovely weekend!


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Flowers + Matisse + Happy Links

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"There are always flowers for those who want to see them." // Henri Matisse

Happy Links:

  • Doesn't this post make you want to set up shop (and a life) in Iceland. {sigh}
  • I'm loving this new series over on the Twin Stripe Blog. I've already put my vote in for tomatoes. Summer growing season here we come!
  • After coming across this super cool sticky tape, I can't stop thinking about all the ways I'd use it. I'm in love with the London skyline, myself. What about you? 

Wrap it Up:

  • On Tuesday, I excitedly launched the redesigned this space, along with a spiffy new portfolio site. It's amazing what a change can do to get you moving in the right direction! 
  • I finally had the chance to interview the founders of one of my favorite Sacramento publications, Submerge Magazine. You can find the full feature here
  • As I decide what this space should become in the coming months, I've asked you lovely readers to help in my spring cleaning efforts with a survey. I love feedback. 

Housekeeping:

  • If you read People + Places + Things in a reader, be sure to hop out and see the redesigned site! 
  • Many of you used to subscribe using WordPress (my old platform), but I haven't figured out a way to take you with me over to the new platform. If you'd like to re-subscribe, you can use the FeedBurner form in the sidebar on the right of the screen. 
  • If you haven't had a chance to take my super quick and painless survey, you can do so right here. I would really appreciate your feedback as I move forward with this space. 

Happy weekend, my friends! 


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Rollins Lake + Edward Abbey + Happy Links

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{"Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit." // Edward Abbey}

Happy Links:

  • Someone tweeted about Coffitivity the other day. Have you heard of it? It's a great way to add ambient sound to your work space -- whether you work from home and need a little background noise or share a cubicle and can't hang with the office chatter.
  • This collection of clever street art made me smile. I hope it does the same for you.
  • John and Sherry at Young House Love are an inspiration on so many levels, but I have to say that this post left me in awe of their grace and charm. Can you imagine having people hound you in the comment section of your blog about the state of your uterus? Umm. No. Sherry handled it with more diplomacy than anyone I have ever witnessed.

Wrap it Up:

Thanks to a busy off-blog writing schedule and a very unwelcome 48-hour flu bug, I've only posted twice in just as many weeks so I'm wrapping those up today.

  • Building a career around creative work has always appealed to me. Last week, I announced the launch of a new series aimed at shining a light on those who do it well.
  • This week, I shared the final piece of my project for Anne Ditmeyer's map design class. If you're interested in reading about the project from start to finish, you can do so herehere and here. She's teaching the class again in late May, if anyone's interested!

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I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

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Northern California + Robin Williams + Happy Links

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{Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!" // Robin Williams}

Happy Links: {Disclaimer: While I'm putting these under the 'happy links' header, the links below really fall under the 'links that make you think' category. Just roll with it.}

  • I am so intrigued by these photos of cities without any man-made light. Photographer Thierry Cohen did an amazing job illustrating what city dwellers are missing when they look up into the night sky.
  • This video combines cool graphics and Ira Glass's explanation of how creative endeavors (in this case, storytelling) evolve. It is the most brilliant way of describing how it feels to be elbow-deep in new creative ventures. Please watch it, if you have two minutes.
  • Speaking of the creative process, I identified BIG TIME with this recent post from former Sacramentan David Watts Barton. It's an incredibly honest post and is just one of the many reasons I admire his work.

Wrap it Up:

  • It's hard to believe that just a few short days ago, we were snowshoeing in Donner Memorial State Park. It's supposed to hit 72° in the Sacramento Valley today. Spring has arrived, my friends!
  • It looks like things are coming together for the project I'm working on in my map design class. Has anyone else signed up? Be sure to let me know and I'll find you in class.

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I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

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