Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Style Crush: Mara Hoffman

while i was surfing through my usual blog-roll i saw a post on one of my favs, Honestly WTF, that blew my mind i had to share.  Today they featured the amazing swimwear collection of Mara HoffmanHer patterns and color combination are beautiful.  Here are a few of the pics that blew my mind.

isnt that model gorgeous? i wish i had the body to pull off those suits...and the money to buy them.  i am in love with that swimsuit coverup and the sandals.....perhaps alittle inspired DIY will be in order?
all images are from the Mara Hoffman website

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Pin-tastic finds

i jumped on the pinterest train about 6 months ago....and im hooked. 
i have heard it called "crack for the crafy woman" and it really and truly is.  i cant tell you how many patterns, DIY ideas, recipes, etc i have collected.
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so i decided to start a new series of posts based on my favorite pins of the week
 hooked....if you check out my boards you will see that there are hundreds more where that came from.  if you dont already have pinterest leave me a comment with your email and i can send you an invitation....i think thats how it works.



Tuesday, January 10, 2012

now playing:tuesday - wild child

this week i want to share with you a band from "up the road" (Austin)
wild child

wild child's debut album "pillow talk" is incredible...i dont know what else to say.

all photos from wildchildsounds.com

this austin based band has a very mellow yet upbeat sound.  one of my big draws to this band was the use of violin, ukulele, banjo and acoustic guitar....always a sucker for those strings.   this duo has an effortless sounding vocal chemistry that you cant help but want to sing along to.  if i was to lump them into a musical genre i would have to say indie/folk.  i listen to this album while at work or hanging out at the house.  i highly recommend you give them a listen and/or purchase "Pillow Talk" on iTunes ($10).  you wont regret it!!

want me to check out a new band or artist? leave me a comment

Monday, January 9, 2012

Happy New Year!!!

ive been away for a while....turns out turning 28, getting married, going on a honeymoon, and the holidays keep you pretty busy.  so, sorry.  im not going to dwell on my absence, but instead have gotten myself organized and have lots of fun blog posts planned for 2012.  
now on to my 2012 goals
1. get healthy - i know this was on my list last year too, but im still not where i want to be physically.  now that i have a husband at home that likes to work out i can stay motivated
2.  grow and nurture my marriage.  i know i know...getting mushy, but its important to me that we lay down a good solid foundation for a lasting marriage.
3.  budget - gosh i struggle so much with this.  both dave and i tend to be spenders and if we hope to build our savings and one day move into our own home we need to get serious about a budget.
4.  finish some dang projects!!  geez.  i have one too many blankets and various other projects started, maybe even halfway done, but not completed.  this has to be fixed asap.  my goal is to pick one per month and finish it within that month.  hopefully the deadlines will motivate me to finish.
5.  take more pictures - i dont know why but im not good at remembering to pull my phone out of my pocket and snap photos...guess im living to in the moment?  i decided to do the "January pic of the day" on Instagram, and i have only managed to complete 3 days...i think....bleh
6.  learn photoshop - i learned a few things a couple of years ago, but haven't messed with it sense.  dave's computer has it so i will need to re-learn it all over again.  maybe this will help with my goal of taking more pictures
7.  finish learning the ukulele - yet another thing i started and haven't finished
8.  fix up my house - our townhouse needs to be brought into modern times....o and flooring would be nice
9.  more beach trips - the hubs and i got married at the beach because its one of our favorite places to be together, but somehow our busy schedules have gotten in the way of making regular trips.  this needs to change
10.  brainstorm and plan merch for a possible etsy store - i have wanted to open a online storefront for a while now.  i keep a running list of things that i could make and sell.  maybe this is the year to get that up and running!

stay tuned....i have lots of fun posts planned for ezzi.ink this year!!  feel free to leave a comment letting me know what you want to see on here.