Weekly Roundup

Katie's pretty house was featured on the Schoolhouse blog recently. I normally like the exterior of craftsman bungalows to be painted really dark (in fact, I want to paint mine a deeper green) but this white and black exterior is dreamy. 

I'm sure you've seen the video Spike Jonze directed for Apple already, yes? Well, if you thought it was all done with CGI, you were tricked. I'm such a sucker for behind the scenes videos and this one is no different.

This is me in a nutshell.

The auction in which my tree mural print is available for bidding ends Monday. I hope you'll participate in a great cause to benefit important organizations!

I'm crying just thinking about how much this movie is going to make me cry.

I've been making a daily smoothie for the past couple of weeks and its great. I generally cram a bunch of spinach and whatever frozen fruit I have into our trusty blender along with some almond milk. However, I'm worried I'll tire of my basic ingredients. Do you have any favorite recipes? I tried looking for a good cookbook (is it still called a cookbook if you don't cook smoothies?) but there are trillions of them out there and now I can't pick one.

The debate of big box stores and independent shops is hot. Do you have a strong feeling about retail options?

Excuse me, what's the deal with these pants?!

Happy Friday!

Get Your Own Tree Mural As A Print + Still We Rise Auction!

Big news!

The tree mural I painted on the wall of my home office is now a print!

I've received many kind requests for the painting to be made available as wallpaper and/or as an art print, so your wish is my command. I'm pleased to make my design available for folks to hang on their walls without the 100+ painstaking hours I spent painting it. 

The Gold Hive Tree Mural Print

The tree mural photographic print will be available in a variety of sizes and printing options. However, before I release it to the public, I'm making a single print available for a great cause.

Still We Rise

A community-supported auction is benefiting the non-profits EverytownMoms Demand Action, and Emily's List. Artists, brands, and makers have donated goods and services to raise money for these organizations that aim to end gun violence and elect women into government. I'm so proud to be participating in the auction by making the first ever tree print available to bidders with 100% of the sale benefiting these organizations.

The auction is running March 19-26 and bidding is as easy as leaving an Instagram comment - literally. Over 200 other items are all available to bid on over at the @_stillwerise Instagram feed. Auction rules and FAQs can be found here.

You can bid on the tree print and all of the other items through Monday! Then, come back next week to purchase a print in the size of your choosing.

Happy bidding!

P.S. How would you prefer to purchase the tree painting? a digital download? an art print? a custom framed print? or even on a pillow, mug, or notebook?

The Gold Hive Tree Mural Print Framed
The Gold Hive Home Office Murals

Weekly Roundup

Today, Ross and I are headed to Phoenix. He's going for work and I'm going for no reason other than to hang out with him. Ross spends half the year out of town, and I've been trying to go with him more, so we lucked out when we got the Southwest Companion Pass. It allows me to fly for free whenever he flies! We got the pass during a special promo, but there are still ways to get it yourself.

Gwen shared a garage-conversion makeover and I fell for the desk lamp. The one she used is out of stock, but I hunted down very similar ones here, here, here, and for a not exactly similar but too good not to share one, I give you this.

The latest episode of the Modern Love podcast, When a Couch Is More Than a Couch, is well worth your listen. Spoiler, it's about way more than couches.

This photo of Martha Stewart's cat cracks me up.

I completely forgot about National Pie Day. It's the only National Something Day that I actually am into. And I forgot! To make up for it, here's my all-time favorite lemon meringue pie recipe.

Grace of Design*Sponge talks about the importance of thoughtful email communication. No matter the work you do, it's worth a read.

Ever since this book came out, someone says to read it every few weeks. But. I haven't! Should I?

I've been wearing the same stretched out bra for years now, so I just upgraded to a new one from Lively and I feel like a whole new gal. Psst! It's all about the underwire free ones.

Natasha lost power in her neighborhood for a week! She has great tips for surviving without electricity in the winter.

Happy Friday!