It feels quiet in blogland today so I’m signing off to enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend and start packing for 5 months in Germany, I leave in 6 days! What do you pack for 5 months? Well it’s a problem I’m happy to have so I won’t complain. :)
I have my eyes on my husband’s luggage already and he is getting suspicious… I’m really dying to grab one of his and then I can haul three suitcases over with me. He packs so light anyway… Can you already see the wheels spinning in my head? Oh yes, I want that third bag! The benefits of traveling abroad this year is that we finally have our own apartment there so I can leave what I bring over without having to haul it back again.
Next week I’ll be blogging Monday-Thursday, so I’ll meet you back here on Monday for another week of inspirations and musings. Then during most of the month of August, decor8 will have a ton of fantastic guest bloggers to help me run things here while I’m getting settled in Germany. I have a kitchen to design from the pipes up and a one bedroom apartment to furnish so many kind friends of this blog will be visiting between August 11-29. Of course, I’ll pop in from time to time too but I’m handing the baton over to bloggers that I think you’ll really enjoying hearing from. If you are interested in being part of the guest bloggers series this month please contact me as I have about 3 spots left to fill.
Visiting Amsterdam in September? On Friday, September 5th I will be in Amsterdam meeting up with many nice blogger friends I’ve made and I’m inviting you to attend. There are some fantastic ladies attending, and you can feel free to bring your man friends too. :) Location to be determined but it’s pretty much a small, informal meet and greet where we’ll have some drinks and eats and do a little networking! Let me know if you’d like to join us.
Are you visiting Berlin in September? Dawanda and I have teamed up to bring an event to Berlin that merges blogging with independent art and craft called Blog It! Shop It! and will take place on Saturday, September 20th from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. I’ll be speaking (in English) on how to build your business and broaden your horizons through blogging and a q + a session will follow. We have cupcakes and refreshments for all, music, shopping, a screenprinting session with Smil (tea towels, pillow cases, t-shirts), and lovely guest speaker Luzia Pimpinella who authors a very popular German crafting blog.
Have a fantastic weekend!
I was so happy to hear from Suann yesterday from Simplesong. I’m always touched whenever someone takes a moment to introduce themselves and their work to me, and very flattered! I’ve talked about Simplesong before, but now that she has expanded her work to include letterpress I just have to show you her latest creations.
I’m having a huge font crush right now. Look at the textured papers, deep impressions, and that font! Oh the font! Deeee-licious. That Happy Anniversary library card has to be the absolute cutest design ever. And hopefully yours will be without an expiration date.
Thank you Suann for sharing your new letterpress with us. And everyone, this talented lady muses about her inspirations on the Simplesong blog where I discovered she’s a mother, part-time director at a public relations firm, foodie, and an amazing crafter on top of her stationery business. Let’s hear it for the modern woman!
(images from simplesong)