Monday, July 30, 2012

McCall Idaho: Part 2

here are a few more pictures of mccall we took with our iPhones and iPad. for those of you who follow me on instagram @brightside_girl you've already seen most of these :)  

isn't this red barn above so beautiful?  one night as we were taking an evening drive, we came upon this gorgeous barn radiating in the falling sun. don't you just want to be chased around it in a flowing white sundress by the boy you love? or lie beside it in the tall green grass with a good book?  you do!  i knew it!

so long pretty place. until next time...

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Friday, July 27, 2012

McCall Idaho, Part 1

 welcome to heaven.  it's pine wooded lake, fresh mountain air & nostalgic memories make mccall one of my most favorite spots on earth. this charming lake town captured my heart long ago.  my family has vacationed here for decades, beginning with my grandmother ruth and it's charm will stay with my soul forever.  i get passionate about it, okay? :) 
these pictures were taken the first day out on the lake.  i quickly realized i didn't have much battery left in my camera.  bummer.  a few moments later i discovered i left my charger at home.  major bummer.  i couldn't believe it.  really?  i was so depressed about it.  the rest of the gang hadn't made it there yet!  it was just us, my parents and brother scott.  i wanted awesome pictures of everyone & everything!  we called all over town to track one down and even met two local photographers to see if their equipment might sync with mine.  no dice.  there wasn't a single thing we could do other than drive for hours to find one.  oh well.  thankfully i was able to capture this first day and finished out the trip out with my iphone.  they're not the same.  regret abounds.  we should have driven to boise.
one of our favorite past times is cruising around the lake looking at all the neat cabins.  most of them have their own docks.  can you imagine?  dreamy. 
shore lodge (above) is the place.  this is where my grandma ruthie worked for many summers as a teen.  i understand she dated the smoke jumpers.  
how about this cute statue of liberty light post (above right)?  too cool!
we don't know this dog.  we just thought she was so cute out there swimming :)  the lake was extra warm this year.  it felt fabulous!
the girls just couldn't contain themselves and had to jump in.  clothes and all. 
we wore them out good!  by the end of the day, they crashed hard every night.  love that!
thank you marmie and papa for making this trip possible!  we such a great time!  we will remember it forever! more iphone pics to come soon :)

oh, and be sure to check out my summer clearance sale!  select prints up to 60% off right now!

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

DIY blogger house: 2012 salt lake parade of homes

woot woot!  i am so excited and honored to be a small part of this darling DIY blogger house!  
 one (or maybe more - fingers crossed) of my prints will be featured in this home!  

 the annabella will be featured in the 2012 salt lake parade of homes august 3-18th!!!
be sure to stop by and take a look if you're close!  i can't wait to see it!  i may get a sneak peek today!

i still need to post our vacation pictures!  i haven't been able to get squat done this week- i was fighting a yucky stomach bug :(  thank heavens it was short lived!

happy thursday!


images courtesy of house of smiths

Saturday, July 21, 2012

anthropologie inspired kitchen + living

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okay, so here are a few new prints that i just added to the shop!  i love grouping them up to show how versatile and fun they can be together!  

do you love anthropologie?  i love anthropologie.  i however do not own a single item from their store.  one day maybe.  a girl can dream, right?  i crush on anthro's eclectic-ness.  i envy all the DIY pros who can achieve this look by hunting, gathering & refinishing awesome-amazing pieces at yard sales and thrift stores.  that would be cool.

take a look & enjoy!
have a great weekend too!

today sam is going to teach me how to drive a stick shift.  true story.  i never learned i kinda know how  but need a major refresh sesh though.  we just bought a jeep wrangler & i can't wait to drive it.  i'm excited.  don't laugh go ahead- point & laugh if you see me :)

home accessories courtesy of anthropologie
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012


hi hi!  how's your wednesday going?  good?  great!  
Whew!  it sure takes a while to get back in the swing of things around here after being on vacation!  holy laundry-ville!  

i don't know about you, but i am always so good at picking up, cleaning & organizing on mondays & tuesdays.  by wednesday i think i'm caught up and doing great so i totally relax, and, the house goes to pot.  happens every week.  dumb.  

i have a couple of secs, so i thought i'd pop in and show you these fabulous treasuries people have included my prints in.  a little eye candy if you will.   
how about the apple tee?  so cute!  and the olivia travel journal?   darling!
click on images to see more :)

i think i'll go warm up in a hot shower now.  my wet swim suit is giving me the chills!  thanks for the pool party today p├ętra!
oh, and i have a few more new prints to add to the shop!  stay tuned!  i plan to show you very soon :)

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Monday, July 16, 2012

we're home

last week was incredible.  we got home late saturday night from our week long vacation.  i miss it.
more pictures and stories to come :)

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