Say Hello… [May]

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Hello! I’m Allison and am a designer/blogger living in Columbus Ohio. When I’m not freelance designing, I’m blogging over at Show + Tell where I discuss blogging tips, photography, post reviews and host photography challenges! Be sure to stop by!

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Hi, friends! My name is Elizabeth and I run two Etsy shops as well as a little blog called Please Note where I share my favorite recipes and DIYs. I hope you’ll stop by and say hello!

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Hi, I’m Jasmine. My blog, Sequin Crush, is a blog about my personal style and my fashion crush’s of the moment. I never think less is more when it comes to fashion, especially accessories! I hope to inspire others to explore their inner sequin crush and find as much love in fashion as I do.  

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Zander is a Boston based photographer with an eye forged from the likes of Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, and Josef Koudelka.

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Daily Foodles is a project by designer and illustrator Megan Pendergrass documenting through illustrations and typography something or everything she eats in a day. Daily Foodles is a merging of food love and a passion for drawing/doodling/creating.

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Edge Painted Business Cards [Friday Favorites]

I’ve been thinking about getting some new business cards just because I like the look of these edge painted cards so much. I have been seeing this technique around a lot lately, here are a few of my favorites. has even come out with a new Luxe business card, with a rich seam of color running through the paper (not the same technique as edge painting, but the same effect). If you follow this Moo link you get 10% off your first order!

Photos click through to their sources. This post is not sponsored by Moo, I just really like their products.

Our Carolina Avenue Home

We’ve been living in our second Boston apartment for about nine months now and it’s better than I imagined it would be! I realized that it is never going to be complete or as perfect as I would like for sharing photos so I decided to just go for it! 

Apartment Tour Jamaica Plain, Boston, Ma 1

I love our sun-filled windows, back deck and space for both Zander and I to have an office… yep, a totally different story than our last mini apartment.

Apartment Tour Jamaica Plain, Boston, Ma 2

I really like the black & white and green color scheme we accidentally got going on the shelf below, including a Ramones album that my uncle gave Zander.

Apartment Tour Jamaica Plain, Boston, Ma 3

Apartment Tour Jamaica Plain, Boston, Ma 4

We finally got our Ork posters framed (we have New Orleans & Boston) and they look great in the living room!

Apartment Tour Jamaica Plain, Boston, Ma 5

The fact that we have a dining room is pretty amazing, even though we only seem to use it for playing ring hook!

Apartment Tour Jamaica Plain, Boston, Ma 6

I like having plants around but was sure to get low maintenance ones like succulents and air plants because I can’t seem to remember to water plants.

Apartment Tour Jamaica Plain, Boston, Ma 7

You can see some photos of my office here and I’ll be sharing some details from other rooms soon! Hope you enjoyed this little mini tour of our Jamaica Plain apartment!

A NOLA Recap

Well, it took me a little longer than expected to recover from my trip home to New Orleans, but I’m back with a little recap of the trip!

My BFFs wedding, second lines, pool side, best friends, daiquiris, relaxing by the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain, the best weather I have ever felt for a New Orleans April, Jazz Fest, snowballs, po-boys, Rebirth Brass Band, family time, crawfish boils, casino… oh yea, and I broke my toe, so I was doing most of this while limping around! I was not going to let a fractured pinky toe get in my way of having fun in New Orleans! When I write it all out I can see why I am still so exhausted!

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Happy Friday! I’ll be at Jazz Fest, today, Saturday and Sunday, sooo excited! Hope everyone has a great weekend! What do you have planned?

Photo by Zander White of My Morning Jacket Live at Jazz Fest 2010 at the Gentilly Stage in New Orleans, LA.

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Ciera Design Accepting Sponsors May

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What I Wore // Leopard Print and Crochet

Happy Monday, hope you guys had a great weekend! I had a crazy few days full of wedding festivities for one of my best friends. So while I recover from my overwhelming weekend, today I’m sharing an outfit that I wore a few weeks back out to dinner with friends. The tunic sweater is so soft and comfortable and I LOVE the detail of the back! It is just perfect for when there is still a little chill in the air. These are my go-to jeans, I pretty much wear them with everything. The ring was my grandmothers, it is a little big on my finger but I wear it anyways… because I love it.






Vfish Rosemary Sweater – Abeille NOLA // Jeans – Citizens of Humanity (similar) // Nicole Shoes – Abeille NOLA // Ring – Vintage from my grandma // Bracelets – Vintage and H&M // Earrings – Hemline (present from my sis)

Etsy Favorite – Parrish House Photos

These photographs from Lisa of Parrish House Photos make me want to live at the beach! Lisa shared, that in the past, she had always shied away from color photography, but boy am I glad she got over that! These color images are just gorgeous!

I have a deep love of teal, aqua and turquoise so you’ll find a lot of that reflected in my work. I’ve also spent a lot of time in southern California and you can see that influence in the sun-drenched feel of much of my recent work. – Lisa

Lisa does all of her own fine art printing on a velvet matte paper that creates prints with amazing tonal detail. Parrish House Photos is offering 30% off to Ciera Design readers when you use discount code “PHP30” at her Etsy shop! Visit Parrish House Photos on Etsy and Facebook for more of Lisa’s beautiful work!