merry christmas.

this video is absolutely darling...i have watched it 3 times...a very merry christmas to you!

thank you haylie for the link!


need a last minute gift? how about these amazing popcorn and chip bowls from Blue Carrot Shop?

lovely belgium.

If you haven't seen lovely Amy Merrick's pictures from her recent trip to Europe with her sister, you have to pop over to Apple a Day and take a look. Her pictures from Belgium are especially dreamy and have me longing to experience another culture again. I love how she captured this beautiful part of Europe.

what would i do without hunt & gather...

I know you have heard it before, but Minneapolis has THE best vintage finds store, Hunt & Gather. Not having access to this magical place in any other city would be a BIG adjustment for me...guess I'll have to stay in Minneapolis! My apartment sure wouldn't look the same, seeing as every wall is decked out with something I have found there. Everytime you walk through the door, the whole store looks completely different. The women there are visual geniuses... It is the most cluttered, uncluttered, beautiful mess of old stuff I have ever seen. I love hunt & gather!


how AMAZING is this hat? I want one!

new things at target!

I think this might be one of my favorite sets at Target that I have worked on..These graphics are some of my favorites and I hope you and your little daughters or nieces or sisters do to! There is a little printed polka dot sweater that goes with these outfits too, but I haven't seen them in the store yet!


I have started a little collection of house pictures and scenes that I hope to keep adding to. It started after I purchased the matted picture seen above at V&J Duncan print shop in Savannah..I bought it with the hopes of having a little house similar to it one day..


awesome image by William Castellana. See more here.

ring in the new year...

...with this beautiful calendar! I am swooning over this beautiful calendar by Michelle Armas. Get it here.

snow my gosh.

I'm sure you know by now that I live in the frozen tundra of Minneapolis. I must say, although I just experienced "the worst storm since 1991" this past weekend..it hasn't diminished my love for this city. You get to participate in an array of winter sports that can keep you busy during these long, cold months...ice skating on the lakes, cross country skiing, snow tubing, sledding, biking (i still see SO many bikers all throughout the city), snowshoeing...Check out these beauties I found today from the amazing Kauffman Mercantile. A tad out of my price range, but boy would I love to own these.


christmas in my apartment.

I love decorating for christmas and have had fun over the last years collecting vintage christmas knick-knacks to add to my stash. Here are a few snapshots from around my apartment...I am currently snowed in as buckets of snow are continuing to pour down on Minneapolis..18 inches! People have just been tromping down the streets in their boots instead of driving. Oh Minnesota...


hi there!

dear blog readers, i hope you don't hate me and will keep reading my blog once i get into a better routine here. I must admit my job always gets really crazy around this time and my blog has taken a back seat because of it. There are lots of SUPER exciting things going on at Target that you will have to wait till next year to hear about unfortunately, but worth the wait! I will be heading home to Nebraska for the holidays and hope to be blogging and catching you up a bit during that time.

I was so excited to get a text from my mom last Saturday because during her regular stop at Nifty Thrifty on Saturday, she found me a beautiful new kitchen table I just can't wait to get in my kitchen! Bright, cheery, and yellow...love it.


scenes from home.

curtains in the kitchen..

handpainted Dala horse by local 90 yr. old artist Grace Shrock...

Great Grandma Eunice Wallersteadt's pillow next to my blanket from Intro to Weaving...

homegrown pumpkins from my mom's garden...

texas girl.

I am very proud to be (part) texan. While I wasn't born there, I spent 10 of my growing up years as a Texan. I remember when my mom told me we were moving there in 4th grade truly believing that we were heading to a land of desert and cactuses where everyone was donning a cowboy hat. What I didn't know is that, instead, we were heading to a land that smelled of fresh tortillas and where the magnificent salsa flowed like water. Yes, I fell in love with Mexican food and Tex-Mex while living in Dallas, and my love continues even in the nothern frozen tundra. All this to say, I totally dressed up like a taco this year...it was amazing.
ps. If you ever find yourself in Houston, I would strongly suggest you get yourself to Lupe Tortilla, one of my favorites (pictured above).


oh to live in the olden days.

what if this was your calling card...even better..what if you were a balloonist! love it.
See more absolute amazingness here.

easy breezy.

what a picture of the beautiful grace kelly.

memories from the Louvre.

Some of the sweetest memories of my life were spent in France my junior year of college...On our week trip to Paris from the countryside in Provence, one of the many things we did of course, was getting lost at the Louvre. While there were many beautiful things to see, I must say I could have spent almost all my time with the Flemish still lifes, by artists like Snyders, Utrecht, and Jan de Heem...It was the combined pleasure of the brilliant colors, the preciseness, and the juxtaposition of so many quirky things within one frame, that contributed to my slight obsession with these beautiful works. I hope you enjoy these pictures from my trip!



By far, one of my very favorite parts of going to SCAD and especially in our Fibers department, was the emphasis on sketchbooks. I absolutely loved the practice of documenting my process visually on the page. I treated each page as a project in itself and still treasure every sketchbook I have. I even keep my Senior Collection notebook (some pages shown above) at work with me and when I find myself getting frustrated or uninspired, I flip through it and am able to almost reconnect and remind myself of who I am. I have continued to work in a sketchbook at work and have found that the practice of turning around from my computer screen and turning to my sketchbook is such a necessary part of staying connected with why I love what I do in my fast-paced work environment. Every season, I map out for myself what graphics I want to do and use mini sketches to start my process (shown above). Then I start drawings for each graphic, scan them in, and finish them in Photoshop. The cuckoo clock was a graphic that didn't make it into our final line.
I also found the page that inspired the work I did for Working Class Studio the other day, so thought I would share that with you! Also, the Working Class journals were featured in "the Nest" magazine!