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Friday Favorites

Heidi Shenk "friday favorites"

It's Friday! Is it just me or did this week fly by? Lots of exciting stuff has happened this week. First, I launched my new line of pencils. They are truly a labor of love, so it was awesome to see them received so well by you all! So thanks for that!! Last night was spent at First Thursday for some live music and a beer or two. We were lucky to snag one of the very few bistro tables that are part of the park. Afterward, we stopped by our favorite sushi place to grab some sushi to go and a six pack of IPA to celebrate IPA day. (Yes, I realize we are beer nerds.) Tonight we head to Oriole Park for another O's game. Baseball and live music are seriously the best things about summer! With Friday here, I figured it was time to share a few things that I've been loving lately.

You may already know I'm a sucker for turquoise, and this necklace from The Bauble Dept is one that I could definitely see myself wearing.
via The Bauble Dept
While we're on the jewelry subject, the colors of this necklace are beautiful. It almost makes me ready for fall.
via Swell Caroline
I'm a list maker, and I love these new brightly colored and hand lettered moleskines from EmDashPaperCo.
via EmDashPaperCo
I really, really can't argue about the colors of this little pencil case.
via Lindock
If I weren't on a spending freeze, I would instantly snag this vintage coffee grinder. It takes me back to my childhood when my parents used a similar grinder on a daily basis.
via CrolAndCo
This abstract print is most definitely unique. Bright, simple, and modern.
via Pink Fox Designs
I absolutely love the design of these stamps. Clean lines and modern.
via Present and Correct
What are some items that you've been loving lately? Any big plans for the weekend? I think this is the first weekend that we have nothing on the calendar and can do whatever we please! Happy weekend everyone! :)

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Friday Favorites

Heidi Shenk "friday favorites"

I took last Friday off from blogging with the holiday weekend in mind, but I've collected quite a few things that I've been wanting to share with you all. After a busy week, rounding up a few of my favorites seems like a good way to wind down.

This recycled mail notebook is pretty fantastic. Not only is it completely made with recycled mail, but it also gets shipped to you as if it is the package! I want someone to send me one of these! Seriously!
via badbooks
I really like everything about this iPhone case.
via afterimages
 Sticking with the triangle trend, I just may have to buy these fun little earrings.
via TheiaDesigns
It'd be nice if this screen printed shirt found its way into my closet.
via Depeapa
I've been on the lookout for new pillows recently and this one really popped out at me.
via Geometric Electric
And of course, I will also leave you with some good links. Some of them are from last week, but I had to save them to share!

This blog post about caring for the introvert in your life is pretty much spot on!

Sometimes the overly happy posts with pictures of wildflowers and beaches just start to get old. This is a good reminder to just do whatever you want to do.

As we all know, the average woman does not look like Barbie, but if we made a "Normal" Barbie using that average, she would actually be really beautiful.

And for the Sharpie addict in all of us, I am slightly obsessed with these pens. The colors are pretty much awesome and they write fabulously.

Anyone have any super plans for the weekend? I'm going to go drink wine. Well, not right now this very second, but there will be wine involved.

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Friday Favorites

Heidi Shenk "friday favorites"

It's been a productive week and I'm looking forward to a relaxing weekend. As we wrap up the week, I thought I'd share a few things that I'm loving these days.

These bright color block necklaces are just what I need to spruce up my favorite light gray tee I've been wearing non-stop.
via Oh Nostalgia Designs
I wouldn't mind having this mint tee. It would also help me get away from the over used light gray tee. Though it would only feed my current obsession with mint.
via The Printed Palette
This sterling silver ring has such a simple design that is right down my alley.
via Swell Caroline
Anyone else jumping on the triangle train? I sure am with this cuff!
via Peace Love Beach
And this washi tape. Triangles and awesome colors scheme!
via The Creative Stash
This print would make a good addition to our row house.
via Pink Fox Designs
And for your reading pleasure...

Thug Kitchen always dishes out the best fucking recipes and they do what they damn well please. (Just click the link and you'll know why I'm cursing.) It won't disappoint. You're welcome.

This post on SEO basics for bloggers is extremely useful whether you just started blogging or have been blogging for a while.

And cookies that also have Oreos in them? Isn't that like a cookie within a cookie? And how can that not be good? This Cookies and Cream Cookies recipe is one that I will be trying!

What are some of your favorites this week? Any big plans for the weekend? I'd love to know!

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Friday Favorites

Heidi Shenk "art" "fashion" "friday favorites"

Yesterday for the first time in the six years that I have lived in Baltimore, I went to the basement for a tornado warning. As a Hoosier native that was born and bred in tornado alley, I decided that clearly things with the weather were not so hot when I glanced out the glass-paned door in my studio to see a sky that had turned black and green. Forget tornado warnings. Sometimes they don't predict the right thing. And sometimes they come after the fact when it is too late (like the time a tornado touched down literally three houses down from my childhood home). But when that sky is green, that's my warning. (I also often half joke that if it sounds like a freight train is about to come through your living room, then that's a good sign you should head to the basement. That sort of happened in the situation of that last little side note I made.)

This morning is a different story. Lazy, gray wisps of clouds are dissipating to show peeks of blue. It makes for a good Friday morning. Not hot enough yet that the buzz of the air conditioning units in our alley have taken over the peaceful morning. And promising of better weather for tonight's baseball game. So, what better to do than round up a few things I've been browsing upon while sipping my morning's iced coffee.

My sister has some pretty amazing recent adds to her shop, StarSeventeen. I recently favorited this hat. The colors are just fabulous! And I've commissioned her to paint a super awesome hat for me. I'll be sure to share it once it's all done!
via StarSeventeen
I'm a sucker for turquoise, and this necklace from Cat&Bot is definitely one I wouldn't mind having.
via Cat&Bot
This little bowl just makes me happy.
via up in the air somewhere
I would really love to add this scarf to my collection. Perfect for summer! Light and bright.
via LeLeni
I love this abstract painting. The colors are fabulous and I really like the triangle and geometric theme.
via Mardi & Me
And of course, I couldn't leave you without a few good things to read.

Like this mind boggling BuzzFeed article, Why No One Should Mess With the Ocean.

This recipe for spiced salmon skewers. (You may have remembered seeing these in my Instagram feed!)

And some permission to do the things you've wanted to do. I especially like that last bullet point!

Any plans for you this weekend? We're heading to the O's game tonight. For Saturday and Sunday I see some bike rides in our future, plus some painting. Yup, big basement project is underway. Will have to update you all soon!

Have a fantastic weekend!

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