// Things I Love Thursday v.218

this! ♥
this gorgeous view! ♥
this book is full of amazing animal architecture ♥
this rainbow jumping spider is so pretty ♥
this beautiful bouquet ♥
this hotel concept is NUTS! in the best way. ♥
this tea print is super cute ♥
this illo of cloud llamas (!!!) ♥

// This Ira Glass quote is everything:
Nobody tells this to people who are beginners. I wish someone had told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase; they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative, work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know that it’s normal and the important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you finish one piece. It’s only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take a while. It’s normal to take awhile. You just gotta fight your way through.

// Loved Danielle's post on having your own voice. 

// Are you following me on Pinterest? Leave your links so I can follow you!

// Goal: To be half as cute as Roxy.

// Any of you mamas heading out to MommyCon this year?! You can save $5 on your general admission ticket with the code CLUELESS15. I'm hoping to be at the Atlanta event on March 28th, if my schedule permits! Let me know if you'll be there so I can say hey!

// Poll: I need your thoughts... I'm working on changing my blog over like I had shared earlier, but I'm trying to decide what features to keep and what to toss/replace. I haven't done an Instagram Favorites in a couple of months, but should I bring it back/keep it? Or would you prefer a different type of "feature" post? (I have one or two in the works, so I think I'm already leaning toward scrapping it). Maybe this question was pointless haha!

What are you loving this week?


  1. That quote is perfect, I'm a project manager and often see junior designers feeling so crappy about their work, but you can tell they have great taste.

    About your blog, I really liked your instagram favourites posts, I'm always looking to follow new people so I would say keep it!


    1. If I do end up scrapping it (which I probably will), maybe I'll pick a few weekly favorite accounts to add to my TiLT posts. They seem to overlap in that sense, so why not combine? Less work, but still get to share awesome folks! xo

  2. Ugh. That Google ad. Why did you do this to me? *sobbing*


  3. I wasn't a huge fan of the Instagram Favorites - it was a post i usually skipped. If it was popular overall obviously you should keep it, but it just wasn't my bag, so to speak.

    Also - I am so mad that you will be that close to me on the 28th of March... because I will be in Texas seeing my brother get married! Argh! So close and yet so far, haha.

    1. It was SO much work, too. Like, I think I got burnt out. I think I'm going to just add clickable links to a few favorites in my TiLT posts since they seem to overlap. I think that makes the most sense overall.

      And what a bummer! Hopefully we'll cross paths soon!

  4. scrap it. keep them for instagram or occasionally tumblr.

  5. Things I love Thursday is still my fave! My Pinterest is https://www.pinterest.com/tartandevil

  6. I love your Instagram posts, totally gives me so many great new accounts to follow! Also the llama clouds illustration is so freaking adorable.


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