Friday Faves // Vol. 2

Friday, August 1, 2014

Happy Friday, everyone. I present to you...five things that I'm liking this week. Scroll. Procrastinate. Enjoy.

Photo cred.

1. Design Love Fest's Dress Your Tech column. This is a wonderful place to find wallpapers for your phone, tablet, and laptop. I want to say Bri Emery posts a new series of downloads every week. Something like that... Anyhow, you should definitely follow this column for some sweet inspiration ;)

2. This TED talk about starting a movement. It's very short yet extremely well done. Get inspired to go start a revolution. In under three minutes.

3. Making watermelons explode with rubber bands. This is such a fun activity to do when you're with any sort of group of people. The concept is simple: keep adding rubber bands to the circumference of a watermelon until it explodes—which it will. First the watermelon will be noticeably squeezed at the sides, then water will start dripping gushing through the bottom, and then you will get some major cracking going on. Or maybe it will be more sudden for you. There's only one way to find out.

4. This Alexa Chung makeup tutorial. Guys...I don't even like video makeup tutorials. I'm just too impatient to sit through them. But this one is so simple and so charming.

5. This thought. Heh, it's something I thought of once, and now I often repeat it to myself. Maybe it will help you in those times when you're not feeling motivated?

Have a great weekend!

Love, Maurine

New England Road Trip // Part 2

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Portland! Portland! Portland! Maine was my favorite part of our road trip by far. It's just so beautiful and completely satiated my need for some breathtaking scenery. We got to Portland Saturday evening and then slept under the stars by night. That was cute. On Sunday we took in as much of Port Elizabeth as we could and then boosted back to DC for as much sleep as possible before Monday morning (this ended up being about five hours for everyone.)

Mission accomplished. That's all I can say.

New England Road Trip // Part 1

Monday, July 28, 2014

Did you miss me? As you may have noticed, I've been a tad distant lately. But such is life when you're working with quite a few design work deadlines! Last weekend I went on a sweet road trip to New England with a few friends of mine. It was great because we spontaneously decided to do it Thursday evening and then departed the very next day. We ventured up the east coast by car, paid a ton at tolls, slept a little, played a ton, and squeezed as many states into one weekend as we could. Eleven states in two and half days? Not too shabby.

I need to do this kind of thing more often.

Here are a few photos from part one of our trip: Boston + Lexington and Concord.

Check back in on Wednesday for part two: Portland! Here's a sneak peek...