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it’s my favorite … almanac industries clutch

almanac industries clutches | K Flick StudioI am pretty much in love with the new clutches from Almanac Industries, I mean, how could you not be? Screen printed, hand stitched leather, yes please, and this leather is going to darken and get richer over time like any good leather should. They are the perfect size to carry on their own or toss in a larger bag. These days I keep all of my items, wallet, phone, lip balm, letters I keep meaning to mail, in one small clutch. This way I can toss it into the baby bag in the morning before we head out for the day and all my items stay together. Then when I’m out on errands I just bring the clutch in with me and leave the big baby bag in the car. Or if I sneak away on the weekends I just grab the clutch and go. One of these is definitely going on my holiday wish list

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it’s my favorite … garnish boutique

This week launched by début as a contributor on Garnish’s blog. If you are not familiar with Garnish Boutique and you are in the Baltimore area you should be. It is a phenomenal bridal boutique, elegant, inviting, casual and with impeccable taste. Even if  you are not in the market for a bridal gown there are still so many reasons to visit Garnish. I like to shop the bridesmaid dresses for special occasions. This way I get a dress that is unique, and I know will fit. Usually for about the same, sometimes less, than I would spend on a dress at the mall. I find that it take the stress out of dress shopping.

So take a look-see, I have some great content planed for the blog and hope that you will join me there as well! Here is a sneak peek of some of the great stuff that will be happening over there.

fall wedding | K Flick StudioI used this beautiful centerpiece from a friend’s wedding as inspiration for a collection of great fall accessories. Perfect for a wedding, night out, or if you are super fancy, which I pretend to be sometimes, the grocery store!

fall wedding inspiration | K Flick Studio

Hop on over to the Garnish blog for the full post and sources for all these great items!

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homestead … nursery tour

I knew from the beginning that I wanted to go with a vintage sporting theme for our nursery. Funny since I don’t really care for sports, or people’s shrines towards them, and in no way want to instill that fanaticism in our child. I was thinking more 1920′s men’s sports club, tufted leather, cigars, scotch, and brass trophies. You know, all things kids love.

The inspiration was drawn from a pair of my fathers tennis rackets that I long ago found in their basement and claimed as my own.

Tennis Rackets in Nursery | K Flick StudioTwo years ago we painted our guest room knowing one day it would transition into a nursery and that we would not be re-painting it. So I got started. Painstakingly I measured, and marked, taped, and painted. Eventually I was rewarded with this great gold and coral chevron wall. Clearly doing all the walls with the chevron would have 1) driven me mad 2) been way to much for this small room. The focal wall was graced with chevron while the other three walls were painted a glossy navy blue.

Nursery | K Flick StudioNursery Crib and Chevron Wall | K Flick StudioI held off as long as possible buying things for the nursery, but finally in March I decided that I needed to start collecting some accoutrements. At 4:30am one morning, I am not kidding, 4:30am, I woke up, bundle up, met up with Katie, waited for Starbucks to open, yes it was that early, and headed up north. We arrived to find snow on the ground and no one there but us. The day ended up being filled with great finds, and a really great milk shake. What more could a lady want?

The medals above the crib, painting, boat and aviator helmet above the dressers are all from that trip. The dressers are from Ikea, and yes, your eyes are not fooling you. There is a yellowish one, and a white one. The yellowish one is going on 11 or 12 years with us, and the white one is new. We added it for extra storage and changing table space. It’s possible that the changing table is a bit high, but I figure we will make do. Seemed better than having a really short one that we had to bend over all the time. I’ll keep you posted on how this experiment turns out.

Nursery Dresser | K Flick StudioNursery Dresser | K Flick StudioNursery Dresser | K Flick StudioFinding a chair for the room was proving to be a challenge. Spending upwards of $1,000 on a glider for the nursery was not in my budget, and let’s face it, most of the chairs that I wanted were above that, crazy I know. We have a similar white, slip covered chair in our living room. While trying to make peace with bringing it up to the nursery I had a great idea. Ikea has cheap white slip covered chairs, and you have to be able to buy a glider base on the internet, you can buy anything on the internet right? Clearly, we (the husband) can make this chair happen very easily. It took one google search and the first website I clicked on told me exactly what I needed to (have the husband) do. Crisis averted, living room intact, one more thing added to the to do list. There might have been some eye rolling from the husband.

White Nursery Rocker | K Flick StudioThe husband moved a lot as a child and therefore does not have a lot of stuff from growing up. Somehow this bookcase always made the move and has been living crammed with junk in our basement. The only request that he had for the nursery was that said bookcase have a home. How could I say no to that? Originally I planned on painting it white to match the rest of the furniture. Then time rolled on, and I thought, let’s just try it with the wood. So happy I did, love it.

Nursery Bookcase | K Flick StudioNursery Bookcase | K Flick StudioVintage Children's Football Pads | K Flick StudioHow cute are these little football pads! The framed piece in the background is near and dear to my heart. My Dad made it for me when I was born. Now it has a place in my home, and is one of my favorite things in the nursery.

Nursery Vintage Coat | K Flick StudioNursery Vintage Coat | K Flick StudioThis little jacket also belonged to my husband when he was little. In second grade he would only wear a suit jacket and tie, amazing. The pictures from this period in his life are almost more than I can handle. We recently found the jacket in a box of stuffed animals his mother saved and knew it had to have a home in the nursery.

I’ve done something a little out of the normal for all the curtain rods in our house and I knew this room could not be the exception. During the March antiquing trip I found an old exercise bar and knew that it would be the perfect solution for the window. Fortunately the curtain loops just fit over the bulbous ends of the bar.

Exercise Pole Curtain Rod | K Flick Studio

When I came across this scratch off map I thought it would be the perfect fit for the room. I was lucky enough to do a fair amount of traveling with my parents when I was young and would love to have a visual record of all the places that we went. I think that it will be a nice tradition to scratch off each state as he visits them. He will probably just want to scratch everything off at once and do it one night while I am asleep and I will be crushed. At least that’s what I would have done as a child…

USA Scratch Off Map | K Flick Studio

I know that there are a lot of things in this room that are not so child friendly and there are a lot of Mom’s out there laughing at my naiveté. That’s fine. I am fully aware that I will make some changes as he grows and starts interacting with his environment. You only have your first child once and I wanted to create a special space for him before I start to base my decisions on realistic expectations of what a child might actually need or want. I am ready for motherhood or what!

So that’s about it. I’ll update you all with how things go as he grows and shows me all the ridiculous decisions that I made.

Have a great day! XO

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wear it … maternity uniform

I pretty much have had a maternity uniform the whole time I’ve been pregnant. Early on I made the decision not to try to hide the bump by draping things over it. I figured it’s here, I am going to look ten times bigger tenting myself than accentuating myself. Keeping things comfortable, stylish and simple while not investing in a whole new wardrobe was my main goal. Here is what I purchased, mainly from Old Navy.

One pair of maternity jeans … I cuffed these, or wore them with boots all through the winter.

A handful of maternity tanks … I LOVE these. No really, I am going to keep wearing them after I have the baby. They are so soft, so long, and so comfortable. They come in a ton of color and stripes and are great on their own or layered.

A few button down shirts … These are great layering pieces. They are not maternity shirts, just regular button downs a size larger than I would normally wear. When they were no longer able to button I wore them open. I ended up with a chambray, oxford and green gingham that I wore religiously.

The only other pants that I had were the wonder under crops from lululemon. I already had a ton of these in my closet so no new purchases were necessary. These worked really well for me until about month eight.

Everyday I would pair my jeans, or wonder under’s with a tank, button down, or cardigan, and a puffy vest. Simple, and comfortable. Normally I would have added a scarf, but sadly I have not been able to wear anything around my neck throughout the pregnancy. I couldn’t even wear necklaces until month six. Anything that came close to my neck made me feel like I was choking so my beloved scarves took the winter off.

So that was my maternity uniform until…

One of my super stylish friends, who is also pregnant, introduced me to my FAVORITE maternity find. The Lynn Henley dress by J. McLaughlin. I can’t even handle it. I love these dresses so much!!! The best part is that they are not maternity. So although a bit of an investment, they are something that I will be wearing long after pregnancy is just a distant memory.

K Flick Studio's Maternity Uniform

dress | sunglasses | earrings | braceletbagshoes

Amazing right! Clearly I do not look like the model, just forget that she is there, but the dress is stretchy and looks so cute with a bump. The best part is that it is as comfortable as my nightgown, and I look super fancy in it. Who doesn’t love that? People always ask me if I’m going to a party later, or to a meeting, or what special occasion it is. It’s amazing, life changing. I pop it on, pair it with some studs, a cute bag, and flip-flops. Yeah that’s right, I’m rolling around with this fancy dress and pink flip-flops and people still think I am dressed to impress. Seriously I might only wear this dress for the rest of my life. Well, you know a version of it, not specifically this one. I also picked one up in this print. Navy and white, navy and white, it’s what I’m about these days!

Well I’m off to clean the house again, and try to organize everything that we own before the little guy arrives!

Have a great day. XO

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love it … black white navy & gold

{image from Kateslikes}

If there are four colors the I wear all the time they are black, white, navy and gold. Oh and always with denim. Perhaps I am still working through going to a high school that only allowed denim on Fridays, but really, why would I ever wear anything else? So for these reasons I just love this image. It is quintessential Boat Kohli.

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alt summit … 2012

Sunday night I returned from a fantastic five days in Salt Lake City for the Alt Summit. The summit was a great learning experience personally and professionally. I was also luck enough to travel with Katie of Petal and Print, and Carmen of Trohv. It was lovely to spend a few days away with the girls being inspired, eating good food, and making new friends. I thought that I would share some of my favorite moments from the summit with all of you!

{from left to right}

 scotch in flight, photo by Katie McDonough

new business cards, designed by Petal and Print

a little surprise during lunch

wonderful in white, Tara of Tara Wilson Events, photo by Katie McDonough

big rigging in Utah with Katie  | calligraphy with Melissa Esplin

Salt Lake City, photo by Carmen Brock | brunch at Market Street Grill

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