SHH, I'M SCARED OF THE DARK

7.31.2014


Hey yo! Sorry for the totally awkward silence this week, it has been craziness around here! My younger (but so not little) bro Nick was in town all week, and somehow, him and Matt talked me into a 3 night trip hiking and backpacking through Rainer. I survived with about 130494385024975 bug bites and just as many photos. (There was also a bear in our camp, but ya know wilderness and all, so no big deal.) If you don't follow along on Instagram (you probably should), but check out a few snaps of the weekend here, here, here and here.

This week's secret comes from a moment when I had a little freak out on the above mentioned trip. Let's just say there was some nasty looks towards Matt when he tried to get me to hike into the pitch black night. Luckily I had a pink headlight (that was of course a bribe to get me to go on the trip).

Make sure to check out more of Shh, The Secrets Series here. And I promise there are some amazing things in the works. Below is a little sneak peek, it's gonna be rad.


SHH, I AM LISTENING TO CELINE

7.24.2014



One of my favorite things to do while running is guess what other runners are listening. Trust me, it helps to pass the time. This all started while Celine was pouring out of my headphones yet again, giving me that little extra push to pass the runner in front of me. I nearly laughed out loud at the thought of the person finding out that "That's the Way it Is" was the song that made them eat my dust.

NEW BRUSHES IN THE SKETCHBOOK | 16

7.22.2014

It was like Christmas morning when I got home from work yesterday! New brushes! Is there a better feeling than ripping open an Amazon box full of goodies?

I was pretty busy working on some other projects last night, but I couldn't go to bed without doing a quick little run of the new brushes!




WARBY PARKER | PATTERN PLAY

7.21.2014



I have an eye appointment coming up and I plan on finding any excuse to buy new Warby Parker glasses. If you don't have a pair yet, consider this your sign! They have fantastic frames, design, customer service, the whole works really. Oh, and did I mention they donate a pair for each pair bought?

Here are the five I want for my next home try-on!

Top to bottom…
1. Ames
2. Filmore
3. Finch
4. Winston
5. Ballard

I Already own the Linwood and Baxter!

(And they were just too adorable to not make a glasses pattern.)




SHH, I HAVEN'T WASHED MY HAIR IN FOUR DAYS

7.17.2014



Mainly I am just wondering how many days until my hair will stay in a top knot without using a ponytail.

Check out more of Shh, the Secrets Series here!

OH BOY.

7.15.2014


As in, oh boy you are handsome.

SHH, I WAS MOST DEFINITELY DRUNK

7.10.2014



One minute you're drinking your first beer of the night, and the next you are sneaking a bottle of champagne and a bag goldfish into the bar. It happens to the best of us, and it seems to happen a little easier whenever I come home to Iowa.

Also, just so we are clear, it was for sure André not Veuve Clicquot.

More secrets here!

BEST FRIENDS/SISTERS... IT IS ALL THE SAME

7.07.2014

Remember when I went to Florida the other month? Well, while we were there one of my favorite moments was captured on camera. I mean, look at that sunset!



When I booked my flight back to Iowa for this best friend/sister's birthday, I knew the perfect present to get her! (See below) So happy I got to spend the day with her and get a little crazy. There is never a dull or quiet moment when we are together. 







Illustrated photos make the best gift or keepsake, email me at amylschwager@gmail.com to have your favorite photos painted. Or contact me here.

SHH, I THINK YOUR DIET IS STUPID



Here's the thing… I eat toast with peanut butter, honey and bananas every morning, I don't worry about happy hours that end three margaritas and a huge plate of nachos later and if there is free pizza at work I am probably going to eat it. I'm on a lifestyle not a diet… (but) I run at least four times a week, try not to keep candy in my apartment and don't eat the free pizza if I am not in the mood. The number on the scale is just a number, and I don't want to be spending my precious time worrying about every calorie. I've seen way too many friends miss out on some of the best times because they had to go to the gym or didn't want to be tempted into overeating and drinking. So, I really hate your diet, now go eat some peanut butter.

Check out the Anti-Diet Project for more inspiration.

More secrets here! Make sure to come back next Thursday!

HUH?

7.01.2014



Having a little bit Tuesday moment.
 

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