Starting today, I am going to be posting something that I am loving every Friday. This might be a place, a food, a lipstick, a photograph, etc.
This week’s favorite is an artist from the site ScoutMob. ScoutMob is a website that has individual “shops” for artists to sell their handmade goods. LintonArt sells individual tree ring prints. These prints are done from all sorts of different trees from Alaska Cyprus trees to Mulberry trees. I recently purchased the Lodgepole Pine Tree Ring print. This is one of the smaller trees that LintonArt prints. I chose this one because I like the large amount of white space since I knew I wanted to put it into a white frame (frame is from Ikea). The prints are also very affordable, starting at just $18. Go check them out! -Natalie
With moving into a new apartment, I found that bringing something living into the space can really breathe new life into what seemed like a stuffy top floor apartment. I love dogs, but am not looking for a furry friend to carry down the three flights of stairs to go to the bathroom every 10 minutes–at least not right now. Rodents were out of the question, and fish I don’t find much amusement from. The next, best option was plants! I have always loved plants, my dad is a biologist, so plants and nature were always a part of my childhood. However, I was a little nervous since my last attempt to grow a succulent in college failed miserably! I decided to put the past in the past and attempt to find my green thumb.
Since I moved into my apartment in the middle of Winter, going to a plant nursery wasn’t really an option. So, I got in my car and drove to the closest Home Depot. I went in thinking I was going to come out with a little succulent I could put on my window sill and instead came out with a 2 foot tall Sansevieria (aka “Mother-in-Law Tongue” or “Snake Plant”). The pot is from Hobby Lobby and I believe was around $6-7.
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Recently a friend an I decided to take a little road trip down to the great music city that is Nashville, TN. The trip was mostly leisure with a little work thrown in. Due to Nashville being a recently booming city–no longer just attracting the country music lovers, but instead attracting a newer generation of young adults. Because of this younger/cooler/fresher vibe, Nashville now attracts people of all backgrounds and career interests. Coffee shops become a necessary culture and atmosphere for this new generation, serving as a type of “office” or a social gathering place.
While in Nashville, I wanted to check out some of the coffee shops the city had to offer. Although we were only in the city a short three full days we managed to get to go to five different cafe/coffee shops. I have to say that there was not a bad one in the bunch, but there were definitely aspects of some that I preferred over others.
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