My dad was telling me a story about a snake he found under the dock while he was contemplating (his words). I was more fascinated (and tickled) by this contemplation business than I was the snake. You see... my parents live on a small lake and they recently had a two-tiered dock built. We use the dock to sun ourselves on the weekends, fish and watch the sunset. We use the rafters under the dock to store the kayak - and apparently my dad also uses this space to spy on fish while he contemplates. Unless a snake is disturbing his flow, that is.
• Dad Style
• Things I Learned From My Dad
• The Mean Machine
• Hello Lake House. We're Home.
Photo taken by my sister, Tara Street.
I know... it's super cliche, but I didn't realize that peanut butter and chocolate was like - a thing - until that one episode in the 6th season of Survivor where Jeff Probst gave a couple of girls standing on posts in an Amazonian swamp some peanut butter and chocolate in exchange for a peek at their malnourished selves. To clarify it was Oreos and a jar of Jif. I tried it but as an Oreo purist I was unimpressed.
But then years later, after an eventful evening out and a few glasses of wine in, I found myself STARVING. That's when Jeremy busted out the organic almond butter and some 85% dark chocolate. I finally understood the peanut butter + chocolate thing because it was so good I took my clothes off.
When my sister and I first started Braid Creative we thought we might specialize in doing work for the financial industry - you see, we both have 20+ years of combined agency experience branding and creating campaigns for financial institutions. I was a little hesitant at the idea after a year of working on invitations and working with creative entrepreneurs. I wanted to keep working with "my people". So I'm going to consider it a sign that our first clients out of the gate were Leo and Kat Evidente. A pair of wedding photographers in Ventura, California.
With a few Skype sessions my sister and I walked Leo and Kat through our method to uncover and materialize their brand. Leo and Kat were so cool and stylish and enthusiastic about launching their business (but maybe also a little freaked out - it's scary being an artistpreneur). And we didn't just give them a logo - we gave them a story and a healthy dose of confidence to hit the ground running. We felt like we had really made a difference and like that "my people" became "our people". My sister, Tara, fell in love with working with creative entrepreneurs too.
Leo and Kat were looking for a brand that really captured their sense of modern-meets-vintage style. They really wanted to keep the name Leo Evidente Photographers (I think it's great when artistpreneurs utilize their name and personal brand to make their mark in their industry) - but they also wanted to find a way to include Kat in the mix. I addressed this by using 2 vintage wood-cut lions (in 2 colors) in their logo design. As I was going through Leo and Kat's portfolio I found that neutral colors + pops of red kept appearing throughout their work - I wanted to capture that aesthetic in their logo as well.
Their dream client is a young couple with a point-of-view and a story to tell. Leo and Kat are sure to tell that story with their one-of-a-kind style.
Anyway, I'm super thankful to Leo and Kat for letting us uncover their brand and for helping Braid narrow in on its dream customer.
Jeremy circa 1998. Drumming for Bastard People. Photo by Kevin Mix.
My parents must have instilled some serious you-can-do-whatever-you-put-your-mind-to confidence in me so there's not a lot I don't think I can't do. But playing the drums is one of those things I just know I can't do. And Jeremy can. The boy has got some rhythm.
With that I would like to share an email my friend Dave sent me in response to my post on Balance vs. Alignment:
"I wanted to share with you my metaphor(s) for juggling life. I have been playing drums since my single-digit years. Maybe as a result of that I tend to pay a lot of attention to rhythm. I believe rhythm is essential to our well-being. We start life to the rhythm of our mom's heartbeat and everything after that is measured in rhythms: minutes, hours, days, seasons...I rely on Jeremy for his steady beat. And he looks to me for a little bit of jazz.
I love jazz music. Even the freaky stuff of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, etc. One of the things that freaks people out about jazz is that it's sometimes difficult to tap your foot to it. People can't find the groove. That's life many times. In the midst of the constant rhythms, sometimes we can't tap our foot to the beat of our own lives. Hence we look for balance. Jazz is often played in polyrhythms and cross-rhythms -- one rhythm against another just as life is sometimes. It can be very disconcerting and discombobulating, but it can be (just like jazz) very beautiful.
So when you're finding your equilibrium by moving forward at a steady pace - arms stretched out wide, by all means move to the polyrhythms of your own song. No one around you will know whether you've found the groove or not."
When I first started getting into eating local and learning to cook I would spend hours in the kitchen preparing a meal. Soaking, rolling, sifting, chilling, chopping, dicing, slicing, boiling, steaming, baking and frying. I was more than happy to put in the time it took to slow down and really connect with my food - to watch my ingredients combine themselves into a proper meal. So now I feel like I'm somehow cheating if a meal only takes 15 minutes to cook from start to finish. But lately my favorite meal doesn't take much more than a few minutes and a healthy shake of Cholula.
Spicy Taco Tilapia
1lb. fresh tilapia (about 4 filets)
1 can black beans (I like Eden Organic brand because they use a BPA-free can)
2-3 tablespoons Spicy Taco seasoning (I use a house blend from Native Roots Market)
1 medium onion
1 tablespoon Coconut oil
In a large saute pan melt your coconut oil over med-low heat. Cut your onion in thin half-moon slices and throw in the pan. Meanwhile, wash your fish and slice across the filets in 1" thick slices. When the onions are translucent throw the fish in the pan. After a couple minutes, as your fish starts to turn white, throw 2-3 tablespoons of spicy taco seasoning in the pan. Stir and cook for a couple more minutes until the fish is cooked through - salt to taste. Transfer this mix to a bowl. Drain and rinse your beans. Throw your beans in the same pan - saute until heated. Combine the fish and beans in a bowl - top off with a healthy shake of Cholula. Enjoy! Serves 4.
You could also add sliced bell peppers to the mix for some color and added veggies. I also like to eat this meal as leftovers for breakfast with a couple scrambled eggs.
I know I'm a little late to the game here but have you guys seen Being Elmo yet? It's a documentary film following Kevin Clash through his career as a puppeteer. It's a simple story of doing what you love and success will follow but I had a few "ah-ha" moments that just about brought tears (okay, totally brought tears) to my eyes as I was watching this film.
1. DREAM SMALL
Everyone always says to "dream big" and have goals of world domination. But it's not attainable nor is it sustainable. This film hammered in the fact that if you narrow your focus and find your niche you'll have a much greater impact than if you try to be everything to everyone. If you first have an obsession with mastering your specific craft, like Kevin Clash does with puppeteering, only then might you be able to then dominate the world, like Clash has done with Elmo.
2. DO WHAT YOU LOVE (but what do you really love?)
In the film Kevin Clash tells a story of making his first puppet out of one of his dad's fur-lined coats. He was so passionate and overcome with vision and inspiration that he couldn't NOT cut up his dad's coat and turn it into a monkey puppet. So for me - I love the idea of designing typography. Spending my days drawing fonts. But if this is what I really loved I would already be doing it. This film made me take a step back and really evaluate what I'm already doing that sets me on fire. Not what I would love to be doing if only I had chosen a different major in college / I had started dancing when I was 5 / I had more time ...
3. CREATION OVER CONSUMPTION
Sometimes it's so easy to consume rather than create. It's so easy to browse, pin, right-click-save and add to cart. Our world is set up so that to consumption is the path of least resistance. This film was a good reminder that being a creator is not always easy but it is valuable and it is essential. Being Elmo got me thinking of ways in which I can be more creative and ways in which I can be more supportive to others in their creativity.
What do you think? Have you seen this film? Any thoughts you'd like to add?
Since writing this post on finding work/life balance over at Braid I've been giving a lot of thought to balance. Mostly because I don't really actually know what finding balance really means.
Below is an illustration of what I think balance might traditionally look like:
If we can just find ways to distribute our values and desires with reality and circumstances we'll find balance. But if you're anything like me that's not how it works. The real picture looks a little something like this:
I throw my weight into what needs my attention at the time - often tipping the scales and leaving me feeling guilty and crazy for being off-balanced. Sometimes I think the idea of balance itself is making me crazier than being a total hedonist one day and a workaholic the next.
So I've decided to revisit my idea of balance. Rather than redistributing the weight of my choices and what I do laterally I've decided to focus on finding alignment. The thought-form that accompanies this concept is that of walking on a tight rope or riding a bike.
Instead of throwing my weight around from side-to-side, up-and-down, I find my equilibrium by moving forward at a steady pace - arms stretched out wide.
On my flight out to Long Beach (a business trip for Jeremy that I tagged along for) I was sitting next to a guy reading a thick text book that clearly had something to do with electronics and engineering. He would occasionally underline certain equations with a mechanical pencil. As the flight attendant took our drink orders he requested a gin and tonic and took a moment to ask me if what I was reading was as boring as what he was reading. And you guys... I was reading a creative entrepreneur self help book called Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt Into Fuel for Brilliance - I explained to my plane neighbor that I'm a creative entrepreneur who was trying not to freak out over the ambiguity that comes with being an artistpreneur for a living. There was no possible way what I was reading was as boring as what he was reading.
When I asked him to tell me about himself he explained that he is an electrical engineer who works on rockets that go in to space. I said something funny about him being a rocket scientist and he told me that he's not allowed to use the words "rocket" and "scientist" together when sharing what he does for a living since getting married. I shared with him that my husband is also an electronics engineer who works on planes - only how glamorous his job description would be if his air crafts went into space.
I've been blogging in this space for over 4 years now. It started as a public declaration of me and him - Jeremy & Kathleen (because it was still so weird and novel to see our names together like that) - on an adventure to make a house a home. Since then I've found my voice. Telling very intentional stories, large and small, every single day has taught me that I can design my life. That I have control over the narrative, the setting and the plot. I unabashedly love this space and can't imagine what my life would be like without. In fact, I jokingly told Jeremy on our 3 year anniversary that the best thing I ever did for our marriage was brand it. But it's kind of true.
When I first designed my blog I was really into hand drawn type and vintage banners. I adopted the ampersand as my own. But I've grown up a little since then. I found my aesthetic (through designing the Nepal series, shooting Anatomy of an Outfit and writing about freelancing). So the redesign reflects my organic growth and evolving style as a designer. I've also made my posts a bit wider and the sidebar a bit more narrow. Even though some of the elements are bright I wanted to give the actual content some breathing room. Because that's what it's about, right? The content.
NOTE: You do not have to have a professionally designed blog in order to blog. Start with a simple Blogger or WordPress template. If you can write in your space consistently for a year (with or without readers) then invest in a design. Or perhaps at that time you'll decide you don't need it.
THE CONTENT AND FREQUENCY
While I don't have an editorial calendar I typically stick to a few topics:
• Anatomy of an Outfit
• Freelance Matters
• What We Eat
• Adventures (big & small)
In between those kinds of posts I like to write about life. I spend as little as 15 minutes on a post but more often than not I'll spend an entire morning (and on rare occasions an entire day) working on a post. But it's never a burden - blogging is what I love to do. My content will change as I change but in general, you can expect more of the same here.
ON KEEPING IT REAL
It's in my most vulnerable posts that you guys commend me for keeping it real. And I appreciate that. I love that I can choose the right words and images to accurately convey authenticity in a way that resonates with you. But more recently a friend of mine who I see a few times a year asked me how real my blog really is. He was genuinely curious if I was painting this picture perfect life that isn't entirely accurate.
The truth is this: It's all real. I carefully craft and color adjust what I show & tell around here. It's all original content but I'm curating the bits and pieces in my life that I want to share. But get this - by choosing to blog about mostly positive things my life has become more positive. I've intentionally created adventure in my life because I wanted something to write about - I wanted a good story to tell. But guess what - by choosing to blog about adventure my life has become more adventurous. Through my blog I've come to learn that I can design my life. It's real and it's powerful.
NOTE: When you want to call bullshit on someone's blog think about your own perceptions you're bringing to the narrative. Is there a disconnect between what you believe to be true against the words and images (told from someone else's point of view) you're digesting? If so, is it any less real just because it's not your reality?
I also blog once a week over at Braid Creative. It's kind of like Freelance Matters - but grown up. If you are a creative entrepreneur (or want to be) you should subscribe to those posts too.
At first I thought Braid and J&K would be very separate. Braid would be for work and J&K would be more personal. But that kind of goes against everything I believe in - which is intentionally blurring the lines between work and life. Tara and I are working to bring more of our personal style into Braid. We're also choosing to work, exclusively, with people like us - creatives, the independent, artistpreneurs and small start ups. We'll be featuring creative entrepreneurs like you. So just like J&K is going through an update so will Braid.
MAKING A LIVING OFF BLOGGING
I believe you should be compensated for the amount of time you put into your blog - whether it feeds your soul or puts food on the table (for me, J&K does both). Some bloggers choose to have banner ads and sponsorships - that's okay. But for me I make a living off blogging because it's my readers who are hiring me (thank you, a million times thank you). Over the next week or two I will be updating this blog with a new page called "HIRE ME" - it will detail the ways in which I would love to work with you. But the majority of people are not really here to hire me - and that's okay too - I like sharing my life here regardless of the financial outcome.
Recently I was pushing a workshop (it's not happening, by the way - more on that later). Every time I posted about it I felt a little funny about it. Like I was marring this space by pitching to you guys in it. So while I will continue to share my work with you I never want to feel like a sales person. I am currently developing an online eCourse and in-person workshops over at Braid - at some point I will ask you for permission to pitch those things to you by allowing you to opt in to receive emails from me to tell you more. That doesn't mean I won't ever talk about it here (because I will) - I'll just do it in an integrated way - where it feels less like a loud commercial interrupting the regular broadcasting that you all are here for.
NOTE: I talk extensively about my thoughts on peppering business into a personal blog here. But ultimately, I would encourage anyone wanting to blog to A) write original content (if I see those Pantone tarts reblogged one more time I might puke - or simply stop following your blog) B) find your voice through exploration but be consistent C) grow organically and D) write for the sake of sharing - not making money or scoring free things to review - but if money follows, great.
BUT WHAT ABOUT JEREMY?
I tell people all the time "Had I known what this blog was going to turn into I wouldn't have named it something as cheesy as Jeremy & Kathleen." But that's not entirely true. I've had people encourage me to rebrand and ditch "Jeremy" altogether. But as my life evolves and changes Jeremy is the constant. He might be the silent partner but he's a key component to what goes on around here.
So phew! All of that to say - I love blogging. And I love you guys. Thank you for being here.
I really like my employee, Kristin. She's the perfect mix of personable and professional. She has great style and is kind to Mister Boots.
Kristin has her senior art show this evening - which for design students is a bigger deal than walking at graduation. Kristin plays it cool at work but sometimes lets on that she's kind of freaking out. I can empathize. I remember not being able to eat and perpetually feeling dizzy for 3 months during the transition of going from school out into the real world. So nowadays I like to tell students now that if you work hard, play nice and have a clean portfolio everything will be okay. But I know that the senior freak out is just part of the experience.
Anyway, I asked Kristin to share her thoughts on design school. What she's learned. What her key takeaways have been. Without further ado - from Kristin:
What I Have Learned While In Design School
1. Having hobbies outside of design is important. They are where you draw your inspiration.
2. Be nice. Saying it is a small world is an understatement.
3. Be a sponge for good design. Collecting and cataloging good design helps you aspire to be better.
4. Most design work is done on the front end. Don't put off things and think they will work themselves out.
5. There is more than one answer to a problem and your professors aren't always right. Also, developing your own opinion about things is important.
What I Would Have Done Differently:
I wish I would have experimented more with design techniques, tutorials, and learned design terms faster. I actually have wanted to be a Graphic Designer since 8th grade but didn't do much with it until college.
Best Piece of Advice For Someone Wanting to go to Design School
I would direct them to this quote by Ira Glass. It helped me when I first started school (and still does).
“What nobody tells people who are beginners — and I really wish someone had told this to me... is that all of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, and it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not.
But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase. They quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know it’s normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work....
It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions --- It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”
Do you guys have anything to add? What advice would you give design students?
Related: An article I wrote over at Braid on Inspiration and Imitation: A Note For Beginners
A few years ago I made the decision to eat as locally as possible. To always buy organic, when I have the option. To support local restaurants, farmers and grocers with my dollars. To be conscious about what I put in my body. Those choices and considerations I make regarding food are spreading out to what I choose to wear on my body.
First, let me be clear. I love fashion. I love clothes. I love things. Maybe it's the Taurus in me but I find tremendous joy by surrounding myself with beautiful things. It used to be a challenge to express my point-of-view with my budget wardrobe - but I've found as the world becomes a bit more flat fashion has become a lot more accessible. While I've come to pride myself on making a cardigan from Target look couture, I've mourned the loss of the challenge when it comes to dressing with creativity. I've found myself craving something new.
I've considered wearing nothing but black, white and grey. The goal being to find creativity through constraints. Or maybe just removing one more decision from my day.
After having an inspiring discussion with my friends from Shop Good (a local shop here that carries socially responsible, ethically produced and fairly traded clothes & accessories) I've decided to put my money where my mouth is and focus on buying clothes that are not only beautifully crafted with care from quality materials but are also considerate of our environment. I no longer feel entitled to a closet full of off-the-sale-rack fashion but rather a responsibility to invest in a wardrobe that is worthwhile.
cardigan - BCBG
tank - American Apparel
skirt - Brandy Melville from Shop Good
boots - Fiorentini + Baker
earring - Shop Good
This old deco house has been sitting abandoned for as long as I can remember - and for as long as I can remember it has been dubbed my dream house (along with the few other mid-century deco homes in OKC). Just recently it has started going under construction. This morning on my walk to work I decided to go pay this handsome house a visit - I noticed a new "for sale" sign out front. I did a little
investigating Googling when I got home and found a section of this 4-plex, at just a little over 1,000 sq. ft., is going for a little over a quarter of a million dollars.
Only in my dreams.
I recently met up with Emily in Dallas to talk shop and brainstorm for our workshop. We decided to go ahead and make a lo-fi iPhone video to help explain the workshop while we were at it.
We need 5 more people to sign up for our 1-day Austin workshop today (okay, we're actually giving you until Sunday) or else we'll have to cancel.
And we need 8 more people to sign up for our 2-day Dallas workshop by next Friday to proceed.
So if you're a small independent business who needs help getting online and getting some brand clarity this is the workshop for you!
Three years ago Jeremy and I went to Taos, New Mexico for our honeymoon. The road trip was cut short by Jeremy's appendix threatening to burst. The only souvenirs we came home with were two sticks of sage from the Taos Pueblo. The woman who sold them to us told us that you can clear out bad energy from your house by burning these sticks of sage.
Our house has never had bad energy. But me... well, I have some energy that could use some cleansing.
Last night I had a spontaneous dinner with some new friends (who are amazingly legit artists) where we talked art, politics, connection - really amazing things. I came home energized and happy. I told Jeremy all about my evening and we continued the conversation over a glass of wine in our living room. I told Jeremy how much I love my life right now - the pieces might not all fit together perfectly all the time - but I feel like I'm exactly where I need to be.
Anyway, I'm not sure exactly how it went down but Jeremy made a small joke about me always being angry. He was just teasing but I hold the belief that in every tease is a truth. And the truth is - I've had this underlying simmer of anger coursing through my blood my whole life. Sometimes it's luke warm and sometimes it boils. I've been trying to keep it cool ever since Jeremy and I got together. And over the past year I've really been flexing my muscle around becoming the person I want to be: kind, enthusiastic, creative and full of light and love. But damn. Sometimes it's just too easy to indulge in being mad, impatient and insecure.
I get angry about stuff like Dinahsaur's tail in my face when I'm trying to eat. I get frustrated with my inability to string the right words together to clearly communicate exactly what I want to say when talking business with my sister. And while I dream big and have grand goals sometimes I get insecure and pissed about not being there already.
Last night I was verbalizing all of this to Jeremy. And he said something wise about going with the flow and I told him that I just don't. know. how.
That's when he suggested we finally burn that sage.
Now, all I know about burning sage is information here and there passed down from friends and movies. So no disrespect to anyone who knows how this is actually supposed to go. (Since last night I've researched the whole sage burning process. Trust. I'll be having a do-over.) But last night I was going by instinct. I was doing whatever I could to permanently cleanse myself of these bad vibes I've been carrying around for no good reason.
So Jeremy and I lit a stick of sage and filled every corner in our home with the smoke. I demanded that the bad vibes be gone. And you guys, I could feel it working.
I woke up in the middle of the night and could smell the sage smoke in my hair. It reminded me that I'm not angry anymore.
I had never had an egg any style but scrambled until college. At some point I fried an egg on a whim and fell head over heels in love with that golden, runny yolk. I would eat up to 6 fried eggs a day - no exaggeration. I became so obsessed with fried eggs they became my muse - as in I painted nothing but fried eggs for an entire semester. I remember telling my professor & class mates during a critique that these fried egg paintings were feminist commentary on fertility and politics but that was a lie. I was just obsessed with eating fried eggs.
So last night I was reminded of this egg obsession when I decided to try my hand at poaching. My friend Emily sent me a recipe involving a poached egg and told me it had changed her life. I always thought you had to have some sort of special tool or at least some special powers to poach an egg but apparently all you need is some boiling water, a splash of vinegar and a little bit of courage.
This recipe is originally dubbed the Veggie & Egg Tower of Power - but I modified the recipe just a smidge and am renaming it the Veggie & Egg Bowl of Awesome. So I pretty much followed the recipe but added cumin and cinnamon to the sweet potatoes before roasting. I also used bok choy in place of spinach because it was the only leafy green I had on hand. Oh, and I used yellow onion instead of red.
I also used Smitten Kitchen's method for egg poaching.
Have you ever become completely obsessed with one particular food?
P.S. I can't wait to try out this black bean cookie recipe - also from My New Roots (aka My New Favorite Food Blog).
My sister and I had a business trip in Dallas for a couple days late last week. It was the perfect kind of business trip that had me counting blessings and lucky stars. The kind of business trip that made me feel like I was just pretending to be the kind of business woman who stays in rad hotels and holds meetings about fun things like brand development and eCourses (in the works, y'all!) only to be followed by a very hip and delicious brunch.
If you're ever in Dallas you must visit Oddfellows in the Bishop Arts District. They've got nice branding. Nice atmosphere. Nice Bloody Marys. And killer food.
Thanks to Allison Barta Bailey for the recommendation.
Confession: There are some days when I never step outside. Not even once. Or on less extreme days I might not go outside until after work.
Another Confession: I spend over 2 hours easing in to my day. That means I wake up at 6:15 AM and don't sit down to start working until 8:30. During that time I'm doing nothing but sip on coffee while browsing through my RSS feed and perusing Pinterest. It's a luxury I don't take for granted.
But this morning I decided I needed a change of pace. Before I left my full time job to take the leap into freelance I would walk 3 miles to work a few days each week. I always felt so accomplished and alive even before I started my day. So this morning I went for a walk. I strapped on my feety-shoes and walked out the door, down the street, around the park, past my dream house and down sunny roads. I said "Good Morning" to every single person I passed by. And when I circled around back home and walked through my door I found myself at work. Already feeling so accomplished. Good morning, indeed.
J & K started this blog project to document the remodel of their 1929 historical home in the heart of Oklahoma City. It has now turned into a documentation of life, food, fashion, freelance, inspiration, design, adventures and details around the J & K house.
Kathleen works as an award-winning brand consultant and designer specializing in small business branding at Braid Creative & Consulting. Jeremy is a software engineer and is the left-brain to Kathleen’s right.
You can contact Kathleen at
jeremyandkathleen (at) gmail (dot) com.
All photos and graphics by Kathleen unless otherwise stated. Feel free to use them with permission or credit.
Anatomy of an Outfit
Sometimes I like to get dressed and take pictures of myself. For all of my outfit posts click here.
Freelance Matters: A series about how I tackle freelance issues such as estimating, billing, to-do lists and how to fire a client.
Trekking to Everest
In October 2010 Jeremy and I trekked through the Himalayas to Mt. Everest Base Camp. It completely changed my life. Read about the entire adventure, day-by-day, here.
Braid is a creative & consulting business I own with my sister. We do branding and business visioning for creative entrepreneurs. On the Braid blog I share branding adventures, how-to articles and advice on the creative process. If you need a little brand therapy of your own visit Braid or subscribe to the Braid blog RSS feed here.
What We Eat
We like to eat really good food - at least 3 times a day. Sometimes I blog about it - click here for recipes and yummy ideas.
J & K: Blog Archive
- A place for contemplation.
- Peanut Butter and Chocolate
- Brand Identity: Leo Evidente Photographers
- Spicy Taco Tilapia
- Being Elmo
- Balance vs. Alignment
- On the way to Long Beach
- The Color Purple
- Blogging | Matters
- A Post For Design Students
- Anatomy of an Outfit: Under Consideration
- Dream House
- Indie Shopography Deadline
- Burning Sage
- A Bowl Of Awesome and A Story About Eggs
- Walking to Work
- ▼ April (18)
- ► 2011 (257)
- ► 2010 (387)
- ► 2009 (406)
- Eva Black | Spaces
- Emma Dime
- Life as an Artistpreneur
- Jane Reaction
- Ink & Letters
- Meg Biram | The Edit
- Sarah Von Bargen's Small Biz Blog
- Design Crush
- The Equals Record
- Emmarie Designs
- Rory Gordon
- Yellow Brick Home
- The Creatives Project
- Silly Grrl
- Photographers Skeen
- The Clothes Make the Girl
- Bringing Design Home
- Pip & Estella
- A Practical Wedding
- Kind of a Sideshow
- Sandra Juto
- Old Sweet Song
- Rambling Renovators
- Brooklyn Bride
- Design Crush
- Experiment in Poverty
- The Jealous Curator
- Making it Lovely
- Dressing on the Side
- The Oklahoman
- Young House Love
- Oh So Beautiful Paper
- A Cup of Jo
- Brooklyn Limestone
- Glamour Weddings