Wednesday, December 11, 2013



Well there comes a time when all good things come to an end. And though this is not the end of everything, because something better is yet to come, I can't help but be a little saddened to leave this space behind me. After much consideration, this blog, the AdaLou Blog, will come to a stop. I have had a great few years here. I started this blog as a place to inspire myself daily, and it helped me greatly find that creative voice I needed. It opened a door of opportunities. I slowly meet new friends, which these friendships and bonds I've made I hold dearly at heart. I have learned a lot along the way, and I know I'll continue to learn more and more each day from this experience, but there is also a lot of history in this blog too. The name alone, AdaLou, has made visiting this space a bit difficult at times, hence why I have been MIA for a well part of the year. It's a love hate relationship that this space holds and the personal history behind it, though I don't care to go into great details explaining such at this time, but it made my decision to move my space to a new site with a new name that much easier as time went on. I'm ready to make new memories, have set forth new goals. An as a new chapter of life had already unfolded before me this year, I feel it's best to say goodbye to AdaLou, and welcome you over to my new space online. The content of my new blog will remain the same as this old space. My love blogging inspiration of art & design, color, places, food and life from day to day will remain the sole focus of my blog. The AdaLou Blog will remain as a live site here but I will just no longer post here. So, now if you'd like to find me via the web, you may now happily visit me over on CREATIVELY CURATED. I'm very excited about my new space. It's been in the works for a while but it took be a bit to get it all together as I choose a new name. One which reflects me and what my space will entitle. The RSS feed and Bloglovin' link from AdaLou will slowly be redirected over to my new space so you can keep up with me there. I hope you'll continue to visit with me an be inspired there too an thank you for a great few years of joining me while blogging on AdaLou. Bests, have a wonderful day, and I will see you around for sure. :)


Saturday, December 07, 2013



Loving these vintage fashion themed vignettes by artist Gina Bailey of Doe C Doe. Her love for vintage mashed with her talent of mixed media design, has inspired these amazing little display pieces. Her careful attention to detailing an hand stitched touch's makes each piece one of a kinda, and completely unique. To see more of Gina's work please link on over to her below. Enjoy!


Wednesday, December 04, 2013



I love noticing the little thing in my day to day life. Small details, which some, scratch that, which most over look at times, but I try carefully to take notice. These things excite me! Things like if someone gets a hair cut at work I always try to compliment them about it. They usually smile and I usually feel good about noticing it an making them smile. Or while jogging... I make the conscience effort myself to wave hi to other people on the street, even if I don't get a hi back at me, it makes me feel good about myself. An when I get a "hi" it's all that much more worth it. There's leaving notes for friends about how awesome they are, because who doesn't like a little pick me up from time to time, and it's nice being able to show the people you care about that they are appreciated. I'll make an effort to tell parents who have well behaved kids that they are doing an awesome job, and even the struggling mom who I saw pushing the cart thru the grocery store with a crying toddler last week, ya, I stopped her and said it get's easier and you're doing a great job... which put a smile on her face an a bigger smile on my face as I passed her by. It's the little things that matter most to me so I do my best to enjoy those little things when they come back around in my favor. All in all life seems better when you take notice and "enjoy the little things". An though it may be hard to see the positives if you have a lot going on in your life currently, I'm sure there are a great many things to still smile about. Have a lovely day sweet friends.

* Above lettering doodled by me :)
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