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Hedgehog brooch from Funlola’s Workshop Warning: Everything in the shop is extremely adorable! Handmade with polymer clay and lots of love, this little hedgehog brooch is beyond perfect. I love peeking into the making of Funlola’s creations through her Instagram account. The time she takes on each item is reflected in her art.
I love everything about this painting by Jes.
Love the style and bright bold colors of this dress. I’ve been debating back and forth about getting it for my birthday.
Redonda Beach Romp Sandal
It’s starting to warm up around here. Flat strappy sandals are a staple in my wardrobe and these gold ones are so cute!
February was filled with lots of brunches, dinner dates with friends, mirror/outfit selfies because I’m becoming more comfortable with my body, cupcakes, voting, new comics, new friends, knitting a scarf even though it’s warming up, workouts, Dr. Seuss week with my preschool class, and finding the perfect purse (the rainbow one in the middle!) while thrifting!
Oh, you know. Just hanging out in a(nother) dress I originally purchased for the shop, that ended up in my own closet. Actually, this dress has barely been in my closet. I love it so much that I’ve been wearing it any chance that I can get. 70s flowy, lightweight, bohemian, floral dresses are my jam. And this one ticks all of those boxes and makes me feel super cute!
(Dress-Thrifted, boots-Modcloth Steadfast Style Boots in Brown)
Merry Christmas!This holiday was a quiet one for me. And I couldn’t have been more happy. My mom and I made Christmas dinner and just stayed home. No visitors and we didn’t have any obligations to go anywhere. It was a nice and welcome change from the normal hustling and bustling around in an attempt to see everyone and their cousin and their kids and…you get the picture.
I received some really cool gifts, but my most favorite is my new sewing machine!
I’ve been wanting a sewing machine for awhile and was so ecstatic when I opened it! I bought some fabric and immediately dove into learning all about my machine and stitches. My go-to guide for all things has been Tilly and the Buttons. Her blog has a beginner’s sewing section that has been so great at teaching me the basics.
I’ve already completed my first project. The Brigitte scarf, one of Tilly’s beginner patterns.
It was pretty simple and turned out super cute!
I ordered her book, Love at First Stitch, and can’t wait to get it and create some more.
Are you a seamstress? Have any recommended beginner patterns? Or books/ blogs that can help a beginner? Let me know!!
Hello? Anyone out there?
It’s been a year since I regularly blogged around here. A year end roundup is the perfect way to catch Heart, Soph up on my going-ons.
2015 has been a great year for me. I washed my hands of toxic “friends” , made new friends, traveled-(L.A. And London), got a new(used) car, started working at a great school, Hearts and Hearts Vintage participated in two pop up shops, and I *finally* learned to swim!
You were alright, 2015! Here’s to an even better 2016!
Every year I take a solo trip to celebrate my birthday. Last year I went to Barcelona and this year I flew to London. I spent a week there and it was definitely not enough time to experience the city, but I did as much as I could. I went to some museums, toured some palaces, went on one of those double decker bus tours (very informative!), ate fish and chips (AND NANDOS!), cream tea at The Dorchester, and managed to fit in a game of Magic the Gathering at a Friday Night Magic. And of course a very enchanting visit to the Harry Potter Studios Tour!
I’m usually more wordy on a travel post, but it’s been 5 months and my memory is a bit rusty. So, here are some photos.