Charles Harper birds, that is! Don't you just adore his minimalistic style? Mr. Harper is definitely one of my biggest illustration crushes! You should check out his home tour if you ever have the time...
So this past weekend I went to Springfield, MO to visit friends and family! We had dinner with our dear friends the Stiles, and then I got to have coffee with Miss Rachel Denbow of Smile and Wave! She is such a lovely lady :) Rachel took me on my first visit of the Red Velvet Shop on Commercial Street, where I got to browse some gorgeous vintage clothing and meet Elsie herself!
It is amazing to see how far Commercial Street has come in the last 10 years. Nathan and I both grew up in Springfield, and were never EVER supposed to go to Commercial Street. At the time Commercial was laden with run down buildings, and apparently the crime rates were high. But let me tell you, with dozens of cute new stores, restaurants, and other niche shops popping up all over the place, the northern part of Springfield is becoming "the place to be".
In other, perhaps less exciting news, I am now a member of the BlogHer Network. With that comes a shiny new layout of my sidebar and banner. I am still working out some of the kinks, but if you look to the right, you will now see some new categories to browse! Hurray for organization and simplicity!