Hmmm, it’s been awhile and not sure where the time has gone. I’m pretty sure blogging has been my creative outlet the past few years and now drawing/doodling has taken over my life. Guess what that means, no blogging. The full-time gig really gets in the way of all my creative playtime. Some day I hope to change this…

Well, very good news, Spring has sprung in Texas. You know what that means…

Bluebonnets & Bronco

Bluebonnets & Bronco

Errbody’s out taking photos in the bluebonnets…and some look like they’re poopin’ in bluebonnets. And this is how we do Spring in Texas, y’all!

My favorite part of this time of year…temps are PERFECT and the flowers are GORGEOUS!!!
IMG_1602“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.” Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets
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“Maybe some women aren’t meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free until they find someone just as wild to run with them.”~ Carrie Bradshaw

Bronco by KJ Design Studio

Bronco by KJ Design Studio

“A dog has no use for fancy cars, big homes, or designer clothes. A water logged stick will do just fine. A dog doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor, clever or dull, smart or dumb. Give him your heart and he’ll give you his. How many people can you say that about? How many people can make you feel rare and pure and special? How many people can make you feel extraordinary?”

~John Grogan, Marley & Me

 

 

Looking at pretty things to get me through the work week…living for the weekend. Enjoy!

Amsterdam-Mario Villeda

Amsterdam-Mario Villeda

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thames Path via

Thames Path via

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
~Aristotle

My obsessions with shapes, patterns and random doodles continues. My sketchbook/notecards.
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KJ Design Studio

KJ Design Studio

“However good or bad you feel about your relationship, the person you are with at this moment is the “right” person, because he or she is the mirror of who you are inside.”
~Deepak Chopra

This post is almost 1 year overdue…next tour is first weekend in February. Sheesh! Could I be any slower? I sure hope not. I’m going to post the highlights of my tour. I can’t remember exact addresses and may get a house or 2 confused, remember it’s been 11 months since I took these pictures. I will show you my favorite stuff. Honestly, I need to do another post that highlights the artwork, lighting and furniture I saw on the tour as well. That may take another 11 months, though. Hope you enjoy!

We’ll start on the East Side of Austin with a super cool kitchen.
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Totally dig the floating shelves. I am obsessed with mixing wood and metal. Makes my heart sing.

Moving onto SoCo…
IMG_1016 IMG_1023The above house is on Annie St and I loved so many details they put into this home. Unfortunately, for you the details didn’t come out in the photos. These are my favorite two. I love the kitchen countertops, fabulous. You will notice on this tour I was mesmerized with countertops and tiling.
IMG_1050See the only pic I’ll show you of this house (can’t remember but think it’s South of Oltorf) is the tiling in the bathroom. I love it!

Moving onto my favorite house of the whole tour, located on Live Oak. Beyond stoked to see inside since I run by this house every morning and have always loved their yard.
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IMG_1066So I couldn’t get a good shot of this lighting that’s over the dining table, too many people around…you get the idea.
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IMG_1076 IMG_1080Now we’re moving into Westlake. I love both of these countertops. White kitchen countertops are on my want list for my kitchen. The bathroom countertop I thought was cool and different from everything I had seen on the tour.
IMG_1088I know I sound like a broken record BUT more cool tile. Love!
IMG_1091View from a home in Westlake…this concludes the My Austin Modern Home Tour of 2013. Now to gear up for this years.

06. January 2014 · Write a comment · Categories: Quotes · Tags: , ,

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.”
~Pablo Neruda

 

I thought I would wish you a Happy New Year! I feel like tomorrow is the true start to 2014 since everyone will be back at school/work. I’ve spent the past few days organizing, cleaning and planning for the year. I must say I like a fresh start and love to review the previous year to see what progress has been made and what roads need to change.

Ok, so 2013 was borderline radio silence for my blog. There were a mix of factors playing. 1. I ran into a hiccup of posting pretty photos I find on the web. All the copyright talk had me a little nervous and I didn’t want to step on any toes. Don’t get me wrong I believe in crediting the right person for their work, I never try to claim something that’s not mine. However, finding who took the original pic was a challenge that took too much time and I LOVE visual blogs. 2. My interests are slowly changing. At the moment they’re all over the map with no direction and this is currently being figured out.

2014- I have the month of January figured out for the blog, crossing my fingers I follow through on all of the things I want to post. I spilled oatmeal on my LCD screen and currently using my work computer, which I don’t like to use for personal stuff.

How’s your New Year treating you? Any big plans for 2014?

 

by KJ Design Studio

by KJ Design Studio

“Curiosity is the compass that leads us to our passions.
Follow it and you won’t be disappointed.
The future belongs to the curious.”
~Skillshare.com

KJ Design Studio

KJ Design Studio

“Do your thing. Do it unapologetically. Don’t be discouraged by criticism.
You probably already know what they are going to say.
Pay no mind to the fear of failure.
It’s far more valuable than success.
Take ownership, take chances, and have fun.
And no matter what, don’t ever stop doing your thing.”
~Asher Roth

18. November 2013 · Write a comment · Categories: Quotes · Tags: ,
KJ Design Studio

KJ Design Studio

“You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage - pleasantly,
smilingly, nonapologetically- to say ‘no’ to other things. And the way to do that
is by having a bigger ‘yes’ inside.”
~Stephen Covey