Thursday, March 31, 2011

Project 365: The Full Collection Part 2

And here is round 2 of the complete collection! See part 1 here. :) July 2, 2010 - October 9, 2010:

More things I learned from doing Project 365:
* Keeping your camera on you at all times gives you the opportunity to capture really important, fun, exciting, and inspiring moments.
* It's really easy to take a horrible photograph...but with a little effort and thinking, (and a new perspective) you can capture something that's really very beautiful.
* I have really improved in my photography skills. The first batch and this one compared to my last photographs is SO different. 

AND I'm out for a coffee break...hope your day is wonderful and cozy!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Project 365: The Full Collection Part 1

To celebrate the end of my Project 365, I wanted to share all 365 pictures with you in 4 parts. Here is the very beginning: March 24, 2010 - July 1, 2010:

A Few Things I learned from Project 365:
* Disciplining myself to commit to a project
* Proving to myself that I could do it!
* Journaling through photography gave me more memories//clarity of my year

Thanks for taking a peek! Be on the lookout for parts 2-4 coming soon!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Fancy Shmancy: A Tuesday Collection of Favorite Things 3.29.11

This week's Fancy Shmancy is inspired by confetti, color, and sunny days. :)

To a Point
Sea Wrap Pendant
County Fair Dress
Skeleton Keys
Ombre Latte Bowls
Airborne Bikini
Birds & Roses
I hope your day is inspired and productive! -- I'm getting antsy to get out of this cubicle and use my new sewing machine! (pictures to come)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Inspiration for Your Nest: Cramer Home

I'm so excited to show you this beautiful home, originally shown on Design*Sponge. I love the romantic neutrals with pops of color -- especially that bright blue candelabra; stunning!

Happy nesting!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Project 365: Day 362-365 - la fin

This week has really been wonderful. I wrapped up my work week, then Jonathon and I packed our bags for a thirty minute trip to his parents' house where we stayed for the weekend. We threw a wedding shower for some good friends of ours, spent time with the family, took a little break from our everyday happenings, and ate lots of yummy food! Now, I am refreshed and relaxed for this week to start. :)

On another note, I am so excited to announce that I have officially completed my first year of Project 365! For those of you who may not be familiar with project 365, you can read more info about it here, but in short, it's one photo, everyday for a year. I am so thankful that I decided to capture this particular year. To give you just a little idea of what the year entailed, here is a brief wrap-up: senior year of college, graduation, wedding showers, wedding day, honeymoon, first home, first little kitten, jobs, first holidays together as a married couple, the start of MaieDae!! -- and so much more. I started 365 before I began this blog, so most of you have just jumped into the tail-end of my project, but keep on the lookout this week for a special post (image heavy) of all 365 photos! Here are the final four photos:

* March Sponsor Giveaway by My Girl Thursday (psst! there's a surprise from me!)
* Tic Tac Toe - Stamp Set by Design*Sponge
* Flashlight Fun by Tea Talk

* Last week, Jon and I built a two-story house out of boxes for our kitty Kaito
* I REALLY enjoy finances and keeping up with bills and our house-hold budget
* I enjoy roller staking, ice skating, and snow skiing -- and I'm not horrible at them either!

Don't forget! Here are a couple things on the blog to check out:
* Have a random question for me?? Ask me here and I'll answer on the blog soon. 
* Did you win the March Sponsor Giveaway? Check here!
* Want to win a special goodie from my shop? Enter here to win. 
* Last chance to sponsor MaieDae in April! Click here for more info.

Wishing you all the very best!

March Giveaway Winner!

A huge thank you to everyone who entered this month's giveaway! -- AND to my sponsors! Our winner will receive a beautiful lace headband courtesy of Pie N' the Sky and black satin shoe clips//hair clips curtesy of CraftedLove. :)

Please email me at with your shipping information so you can receive your goodies! 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Bedroom Make-Over Progress: A Duvet

I've made it a goal during these next couple of months to work on decorating our bedroom to make it our own little escape. For an apartment, it's a larger room so I'm trying to make it super cozy. I've got a lot of plans for it, but a major piece (our bedding!) has come in, so I wanted to give you a peek at the decorating progress!

I haven't quite decided on the pillow situation yet -- I might try to find some huge euro pillows to go in the very back and add in a couple more colorful//shapely pillows. I got the duvet from UO and I just LOVE that it's reversible! I'm a big fan of changing things up, so this is perfect. :)

Next on the bedroom decor agenda:
* Paint wall behind bed a deep charcoal
* Replace black side tables with floating shelves 
* Find curtains
* Put together artwork for above bed
* Find lamps

I'll keep you updated on the progress!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

April Sponsor Call!

April is just around the corner! -- This month has been so exciting over here at MaieDae and I'm super excited about next month! If you have a blog and//or shop that you would like to promote during the month of April, please consider sponsoring MaieDae! Here are the options available for purchase:

The large solo spot is currently available for the month of April, so hurry and get yours! Email me at if you'd like to sponsor or have any questions.

A fantastic week to you!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Fancy Shmancy: A Tuesday Collection of Favorite Things 3.22.11

Here are some fun colorful things I'm fancying this week:

Vintage Melamine Tea Cups - 1950s

Frye Block Heel Oxfords - OU

Feathers by Nan Lawson
Vintage Doctors Bag
Vintage Panthalassa Dress
Farmers Egg Crate

How to Transport a Whale by Sara Hogren
I'm super into the pool//light blue, minty, and oatmeal colors right now -- if you couldn't tell! How cute would that egg crate be to store little treasures or jewelry? 

Today is date day for Jon and I, so I think we are deciding between a movie or dinner. Hope your week is wonderful!

PS - Check these out!
* March Sponsor Giveaway!! - Cute hair accessories & shoe clips -- Enter for your chance to win!
* Questions for Me?? - Ask me your random question and I'll answer via VLOG soon!
* Spring Shop Update! - See the new jewelry and pretties now up in my shop!