Five Senses For Friday


Sorry for the serious slowness around here. As I’m sure you can tell, my time as been quite occupied. A new job, new freelance clients, AND wedding planning is finally starting to get going. After a month of back and forth, the person I wanted to do my Save The Dates and Invites declined the project. AH! So now here I am the week they were supposed to go out with nothing done. Whoops. I swear I’m not a bridezilla, not even close. But I am having the hardest time finding appropriate stationary. My “no birds, no bikes, no boring” doesn’t seem to fit well with most existing formats out there. Any designers you could recommend?

Sight: Oh Pablo, love these Picasso Light Paintings

Smell: My top 3 favorite sniffs: campfire, breakfast, and freshly cleaned linens. Puppies and babies are pretty good too.

Sound: The new Iron & Wine delivers, as usual. And I’m especially fond of his recent Day Trotter session. It makes my chest muscle swell.

Taste: Last Saturday we arrived late to Eastern Market (yeah, that’s right, I drive to Detroit to grocery shop), and I snagged a baguette 1/2 offย  from Avalon… it was almost gone by the time I got back home. Thankfully there was a little left and I was able to smoother on my new favorite, fig preserves.

Touch: With all this snow going on, these City Slips are perfect to bring in to the office for when you switch out of your winter boots. And it is seriously like wearing slippers. I feel slightly inappropriate being that comfy in public (even though half the office wears Uggs). Also for a cold day, could anything be cozier than Cashmere Undies?

photograph// applenoire


  • Megan Travis-Carr

    I had a similar problem and ended up designing my own save the dates and invitations:

    I loved the end product, and it was pretty inexpensive for our smaller budget. I’d have to track down actual number’s but I know that the total was definitely under $500. If you like the style of illustrations, then I’d be happy to help. More than anything, though, I just thought they might help with the process of elimination of your search for appropriate stationary. Good luck!
    Btw, this may be the first time I’ve commented on your blog. It’s definitely a part of my leisurely strolls through the internet. It’s great ๐Ÿ™‚

  • joanna goddard

    hi my dear! just sent you an email but it bounced back, would love to give you a wedding invite suggestion ๐Ÿ™‚ joanna_goddard at yahoo

    xoxo joanna

  • claire

    You’re so sweet Joanna! Thanks for letting me know about my email (whoops). I sent you an email from nataliehooker at gmail, so check your spam, email doesn’t like my last name ๐Ÿ˜‰

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