Thursday, July 29, 2010

My Little Ponies

My Little Ponies

My Little Ponies

My Little Ponies

My Little Ponies

So recently I've been a little obsessed with ponies.  I've always liked ponies and other cowgirl related jewelry and decor, but lately they seem to be popping up everywhere!  In fact I just got the new Country Living mag today and they have an entire spread dedicated to the current pony trend!

The necklace I'm wearing is a fairly recent creation that I made and am thinking about making a few more to add to my Etsy shop... Speaking of Etsy, that's where I found the vintage paint by number artwork- isn't it cute?!  Oh, and the Breyer horses came from a local antique shop here in Athens and I just love them too.  So what about you guys, any new trends you're obsessed with?

Genevieve 

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

More G's Coming Soon...


My friend emailed me to let me know that while researching baby names she saw that Genevieve is predicted to be the "it" baby girl name for 2010!  Who woulda thought it?!  More little G's running around soon!  You see as of now there aren't very many of us, or at least not in the South.  It's nice to be named after my great-grandmother and having a name that's a little unique, but it can also be crazy when I get called Geneva or Guinnevere on a daily basis because nobody knows how to pronounce it!  I was even called Gen-a-va-va once, it was pretty funny...

Here are some random tidbits related to the name:

Meaning: "White Light" or "White Wave"

St. Genevieve is the Patron Saint of Paris, France

There are a couple of songs with the mention of the name: Son Volt's Tear Stained Eye and Sugarland's Genevieve (speaking of Sugarland, did you know that before she hit the country scene, Jennifer Nettles used to play the Athens circuit in a more bluesy/folksy band Soul Minor's Daughter?  I've got some good college memories of watching them play...)

And last but not least one of my favorite designers of all time is Genevieve Gorder.  She has the best style and her work is amazing.  You can also see her judging Sunday nights on HGTV's Design Star.  I saw her in a shop in Italy once when I was doing study abroad but didn't want to seem like a random weirdo and all like "Hi my name is Genevieve too!"  I'm sure she would have been super cool and friendly but I totally chickened out.  I digress...

So, what are some of your favorite baby names right now?  Oh, and shout out to my friend JP that welcomed little Baby Anslee into the world this morning!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Design Crush: Dazzling Lanna Bags



So very pretty! Currently crushing on these bags by DazzlingLanna

Monday, July 19, 2010

Feeling Productive






(Super cute mini goal boards by MaryKateMcDevitt)

It was a crazy busy weekend but I'm feeling productive and excited for the week ahead.  I met with some potential new design clients, had a fabulous dinner with 2 very fun and inspiring ladies (Jessica and Khristian), and ordered a birthday gift for my Hubs a couple months in advance instead of waiting until the last minute like I always do (tix to see one of our favorites, Band of Horses).  It's probably going to be a quiet week around here on the ole blog as I'm going to be plugging away on new designs and follow-ups but wanted to wish everyone a wonderful week!

Happy Summer,
Genevieve

Friday, July 16, 2010

Happy Weekend!





Here's a great Summer song to add to your playlist   

Hope y'all have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Screensaver


I decided I needed a new screensaver so I took an image from my recent Rutledge trip and created one this weekend.  Thought I'd share it with you guys too, so just click the image to take you to the bigger version to download to your computer.

Have a great week!
XO,
Genevieve