December 30, 2013

Made the Switch to Squarespace!

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you probably already know that I made the switch over to Squarespace during the holidays. So head on over there to keep up with my adventures. There are some fun things planned for 2014 that you don't want to miss out on!

December 25, 2013

have yourself a merry little christmas!

"Truly He taught us to love one another 
His law is love and His gospel is peace 
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother 
And in His name all oppression shall cease 
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we, 
Let all within us praise His holy name" 

Merry Christmas everyone! Let us not forget the true reason for celebrating this time of the year. Hope you have a joyous day full of family, food and lots of laughter! 

December 18, 2013

a holiday giveaway | win a crosley record player!

Crosley Record Player Giveaway Today, I'm happy to be taking part in another amazing holiday giveaway! This one is for all you music lovers out there. I have teamed up with the sweet Chantilly of ChantillySongs and some other awesome ladies (be sure to check them out!) to bring you a rad giveaway.  One lucky winner with win a Crosley Cruiser Record Player! I have a Crosley & I love mine so I am pretty sure that means you'll love it too.

The Crusier is a three-speed portable turntable. Constructed of wood and bound in a leatherette material, the briefcase-styled record player is lightweight and easily transported. It also features built-in stereo speakers, so no need to connect it with a speaker system. Lastly, it comes in a myriad of bright, beautiful colours - blue, lime green, orange, pink, red & turquoise.

Also, every single one of these ladies is worth getting to know. Take a moment to check them out, find some favourites & enter away.

Chantilly of ChantillySongs | Marisa of the Shades of Monet Chronicles | Ariel of Auter Ariel | Lisa of Lala Faux Bois | Rebecca of Cella Jane | Kelsey of Ladies in Navy | Rachel of Rachel the Hat | Sara of Sincerely Sara | Danielle of Lucky Number Seven

The giveaway will run until January 1st and will be open only to US and UK readers. All you have to do is enter below. Good luck!!

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December 17, 2013

a mix: say it again

01. Mariah McManus | Say It Again
02. Jules Larson | Running Wild
03. Civalias | Anything But You
04. Amy Stroup | Curious Heart
05. Mree | Lift Me Up
06. Early Winters | Count Me In
07. Measure | Begin Again
08. Katie Carroll | Paper Girl
09. Schuyler Fisk | What Good Is Love
10. Brooke Waggoner | Squint

♫ Listen on Spotify

[photo - design by me]

December 16, 2013

dress your desktop: take it easy

This weekend was all about taking it easy. Thankfully, we did not have a lot on our calendar and could do what we wanted with our time. The unfortunate part is the kids I nanny got me sick. While I spent most of my time either in bed or on the couch sipping on ginger ale, I had a good weekend. I caught up on my favourite TV shows, got lunch with some good friends, did laundry & got my nails done for the holidays. I think it was my body telling me to take it easy. It was telling me to slow down and take time for myself. That's something we all need to remember especially with the holidays come up. Feel free to download & enjoy below!

2560 x 1440 | 1680 x 1050 | 1280 x 800 | 1440 x 900 | iPhone 4 | iPhone 5

December 13, 2013

moodboard / natural

Happy Friday everyone! This week has been a long one and I am beyond excited the weekend is almost here. There are some wonderful things in the works for Lucky Number Seven and I am here to give you a little glimpse.

Now, I have done some design work in the past, but nothing recently. Until now! I am working with a fellow blogger and friend on her upcoming business venture - everything from the logo to the website to her branding materials. I am over-the-moon excited! I have been wanting to get back into design and she gave me the perfect opportunity. So if you are in the need for any design work, just drop me an email. I'd love to work with you on making your dreams become reality!

Our aim for this project is to remain simple, clean & natural but adding a hint of whimsy here and there. We are going with tones inspired by nature - greens, golds, blues. This of course is right up my alley. I knew from the beginning we were the perfect match. The project started a little bumpy - it just didn't feel like her. So we started with a clean slate and now everything is going smoothly. I am loving everything we've created so far this round. It just feels right. 

I cannot wait to reveal the results with you guys. We are hoping to have everything completed and launched by the beginning of January so be on the lookout! Have a wonderful weekend!

December 12, 2013

let's get coffee, pt. 3

I have really enjoyed getting to know you all through this little series! It seems you all enjoy it too because it has become very popular which makes me super happy. So I thought I would continue it. Here's to another round of coffee!

01. What's the #1 most played song in your iTunes?
02. What is something you learned in the last week?
03. What is your favourite ice cream flavour?
04. Do you prefer wine, beer or mixed drinks?
05. How would your friends describe you?

01. Not surprised, Daydreaming by Paramore with Figure 8 by Ellie Goulding coming in a close second. 
02.  Take each day as it comes.
03. Sadly, I can't eat ice cream often because it upsets my stomach. However when I do, it has to be pistachio. Hands down, the best. It is a nice balance of sweet and salty which is right up my alley.
04. I am a mixed drink kind of girl! I hate beer and can't seem to acquire a taste for wine. Give me a Georgia Sweet Iced Tea and I am good to go! 
05. Artistic, feisty, introverted, honest & loyal. Somehow anytime I ask a friend to describe me, feisty always makes it on the list ;) 
Now it is your turn! Feel free to answer any and all questions in the comments below. I look forward to reading your responses!!