Monday, January 31, 2011

paper flowers.

Im sorry, can we please soak up the incrediblness that is this paper floral mantel piece. OH MY GOSH.
I am completely enthralled!!!
time to learn how to make every single part of this. 
(maybe a little window display inspiration for my someday flower shop...?)

photo credit: 100 Layer Cake/Luna Bazaar

Sunday, January 30, 2011

sunday thoughts.

"True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new."
-Antoine de Saint Exupery

Saturday, January 29, 2011

top ten

best things about this week. ok. here we go....

1. The Head & The Heart's new album/ especially Rivers & Roads. Listen. Now. Go.
2. Chocolate yummies with Jillian on a friday night.
3. The 75 degree weather today. making me feel happy that spring is ALREADY coming!
4. spring break cruises booked and new swimsuit dreams from jcrew.
5. cancelled classes and a free wednesday morning.
6. my april art exhibition space assigned. 45 feet. yep. April 19th. cant WAIT.
7. These spring beauties. flowers flowers flowers.
9. Paper + Craft. the book. buy it, read it, and then make everything in it.
10. Madewell. best clothes ever. thanks for showing me the brilliance that is Madewell, Hopey.

:) have a bright weekend. love, marcy

Friday, January 28, 2011


my newest painting.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

chalk board.

after reading this sweet book, Handmade Weddings, that came in mail yesterday im just DYING to buy chalk board paint and put it on anything and everythingggg..... I especially LOVE the wine bottles painted with chalk board paint with black candle sticks.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

check out these GORGEOUS floral designs by a new favorite, "the nouveau romantics" out of austin, tx.
and see more of their stuff at


Here I am, two weeks into my last semester of baylor, ever.
And it really finally hit me for the first time a couple nights ago everything I am going to have to say goodbye to in the coming months.
And it has become all consuming trying to figure out and make plans for graduation, like what I'm going to do with my life.
WHAT am I going to do with my life.

But today, after receiving the greatest council from this lovely lady...

I have decided what I am going to let this season of my life REALLY be defined by.

Thus far, its been defined by anxiety, worry, lists, plans and complaining. yuck.
But today, it is going to change.

The rest my time as a little 22 year old baylor girl will be defined by these few things...

1. drawing nearer to Jesus and intentionally desiring to know Him better
2. resting in the fact that the Lord has it under control
3. letting go of my ideas and dreams for my future, and letting the God of all the Universe have complete control.
4. investing in my dearest friends
5. less napping. more living.
6. taking the time to GO places. take trips. embrace the freedom of being a student with no responsibilities.
7. praying for those around me. for my sister about to move to haiti, and my other sister about to have another baby girl, and all of my roommates and friends who are about to graduate just like me and start THEIR new lives. prayer. prayer. prayer. prayer. prayer.
8. much dancing
9. coffee dates. lots of them.
10. and, creating. taking the time, giving myself the space to be inspired, to use my hands, to listen to music really loud and get paint everywhere, to read blogs and sketch ideas and to do kind things for others in the midst of it all.

the words that are near to my heart in this season...
"in those days, when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me
wholeheartedly you will find me. I will be found by you, says the Lord."
Jeremiah 29:12-14

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

missing europe...

a year ago today, i was living in a tiny apartment with 7 girls in Rome. scared to death, and living it to the fullest. and today i am missing it all.
the trains, and the food, and the tiny backpack with everything i own inside,
my camera slung around my shoulders, my boots with holes in the soles, the long walks,
the markets, the views. best 5 months of my life... (so far)

photos: mine

Sunday, January 16, 2011

light in my eyes

i LOVE these images...

photocredits: Ambient11Photog/MaeMae Paperie/ Adrienne Gunde Photography/ Cristos "Desiree"/ Bows and Arrows Deluxe/ The Parsons

Saturday, January 15, 2011

most wanted: january 15th

wishing i could justify buying allll of these things.
but i'll just dream instead.

Friday, January 14, 2011

dream job.

today marked the day: January 14th 2011, when I have written in my calendar that the job search and resume sendout would begin.

let me start by telling you a story...
This past month, over christmas break I went a a little road trip with my wonderful friends Hopey, Jillian and Richard to Nashville, Tennessee. Driving through the night and the snow we played a massive round of the question game.

Here's jillian, hopey and richard. i love them...

One of the questions on this drive was: "If you could do anything when you graduate. Anything at all. What would it be? Where would you live? And why? Be specific."

Hopey said she wants to live in Nashville in a cozy cottage with a fireplace and wooden floors, and start a coffee shop/bookstore/bakery/flower shop/music venue called THE TREEHOUSE. (I have no doubt she'll do it all...)

Richard said he wants move to California, work for Patagonia as an athlete's rep and be a freelance sport photographer on the side. LEGIT. (but he also could run TOY STORES! woah!)

Jillian said she wants to live in Nashville, play/write/record music for the rest of her life and live in the tiny cottage with hopey. Beautiful.

I said: My dream is to move to Chapel Hill, NC and work for Southern Weddings Magazine. Find a new church, make new friends and be surrounded by the great women that run this magazine. That'd be my dream. A new city, still in the south, and a dream job.

story ends.

This morning I woke up, went to my morning classes and came home. I kept glaring at my planner, it was screaming at me, START JOB SEARCH! I succeeded at avoiding said task all day, until 10 pm.
I finally got my laptop and my notebook, came to sit at the kitchen table in the Ninny and after reading a written prayer Jillian wrote for me to ease my nerves about my future and jobs, I began my search.
Ive kept a growing list of prospective employers for about a year now. Number one on the list, Southern Weddings Magazine.

I read their blog almost every day, love their concept and love the style, and i think the ladies who work there are THE coolest.
So I obviously hoped onto their site to get the email information to send them my resume.

Low and behold, the page pops up and the title is, "WORK WITH SOUTHERN WEDDINGS" the post for January 14th, 2011. LOOK!!>>>>

My roommates can attest to this that I started to cry. seriously. tears were falling down my face.

they are looking for a Junior Art Director.


Is this real God!? Did this just happen?
So, I put together my final resume, and am about to send the email with my attached pdf cover letter and resume.

yes, I am excited.
But I know the Lord has good things for me, and I am excited for those, whether they include my dream job or not.
But isn't that the BEST start to a job search you've ever heard of!?


with lots of love and many big dreams about my future!

Sunday, January 9, 2011



photos:rue mag