A new home!

Starting today, this little blog has a fancy new home!  It was time to bid farewell to Blogger and move on to a non-Blogger web address (alhough I did enjoy using Blogger very much!).  Since starting this blog, it has grown and changed from much more than a portfolio-based site (which is what I had originally intended) into a place for me to share inspiration, life snippets, thoughts, and new work.  I think it was the right decision overall, although only time will truly tell.  :)

This blog will remain here along with it's archives, but I've moved all my old posts over and I hope that you'll follow me to the new site and continue to enjoy all the upcoming posts that I have planned! 

If you follow in Reader, please update your feed to: http://feeds.feedburner.com/tinyinklings 

See you on the flip side!

xo, Kayla
new site address: tinyinklings.com

see/hear/taste | march 2012

SEE // Lately I'm loving artwork by Ina Weise. I could toodle around her website for hours.
HEAR // Music by Gabrielle Aplin puts a smile on my face and reminds me of being a teenager.
TASTE // My Meyer lemon tree is loaded with lemons right now.  I'm thinking this pudding will be the perfect thing to make (after Lent, of course.  27 more days without sugar. I think I can, I think I can...).


I've been having a ton of fun on Instagram lately.  I'm totally late to jump on the bandwagon, but I thought I'd share a few recent pics from my life.

Are you on Instagram?  What's your handle so I can follow you?

P.S. If you'd like to follow me, my handle is kaylamking

color therapy | mint and natural

Feeling like adding a little mint to my life this week.  I saw some mint green pants the other day and came this close to buying them.  I ended up getting a fuchsia pair instead, but I can't stop thinking about those minties. I think I would have to pair this color with a little something natural to start and work up to pairing it with a bright color like yellow or red.  Here's a little mint-spiration for your Monday. :)


two things | shades of pink

I was in a creative mood over the weekend, so I made a couple little things.

01. I finally potted and hung up my plant in our living room.   I love how it gives a little punch of color to that otherwise dull corner (What you can't see if the mess of tv and video equipment just below it.  Plants are supposed to absorb radiation, right?).  This little project was inspired by this photo. I also found the tutorial for the macrame here.

02. I picked up a little pack of rubber erasers to try my hand at carving stamps without dropping a bunch of money on an official 'stamp carving kit'.  I found it to be relatively easy, just a limiting as the size of the erasers is pretty small.  But, now I know if I ever want to make a big stamp, I can totally do it. I'm in love with that little fox.  I want to stamp him on everything!

color therapy | rust

Not only am I loving this color, but I want to be doing all the things in these images simultaneously.  
I want to wear that outfit while sitting in that dining room, eating croissants and jam with my equally stylish friends, while we discuss our latest creative projects.  Sounds like a good Monday to me! 



I thought it would be fun to document what goes on around our little funny farm from time to time when things are interesting around here. 

I've been getting into baking bread lately (I know.  Me? Baking?!).  Today's recipe is pretzel rolls via Piece of Cake.  The house is warm and full of the smell of yeast.  I think I'm hooked.

The light was nice in our living room this afternoon, so I snapped a pic of our mantle.  Trying to layer a bit more greenery into our house.  That one on the left is a fiddle leaf fig.  He's pretty small still, but I'm hoping one day he will look like this.

I've been busy planting bare root fruit trees this month and getting all the other fruit bearing things ready spring.  The chickens have finished molting and have decided to start laying again (earlier than expected, a welcome surprise!), so that means I can stop buying eggs at the market for a while.

I got this crazy plant called a 'bleeding heart' at the nursery a week back or so.  The flowers are so interesting, looking just like the name.  The strawberries are fruiting already and we are chomping at the bit for them to ripen.

My husband has also been making a bunch of neat things out of recycled wood and old wine barrel staves.  More on that later.  ;)

How was your weekend?