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That Friday Feeling No. 1 by Julia Walck

Shoes from  & Other Stories

Shoes from & Other Stories

You know that feeling when Friday hits? That anxious, giddy, happiness that the weekend is just on the horizon? That's "that Friday feeling". A new lil' series of bubbly-bursting-at-the-seams-excited photos posted on Fridays. Things that are just plain inspiring. Like buildings covered in balloons! 

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Last night, I heard that Geronimo had a new balloon installation at Anthropologie on Beverly Dr. (my old 'hood). So we woke up a bit early and drove the extra 5 minutes to our old Starbucks as an excuse to see these balloons in person! 

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Here's hoping your day is filled with coffee, glittery shoes and excessive amounts of balloons. 

Type on a Happy Face by Julia Walck

I love when design makes me smile, so I wanted to do a project where I made the design itself smile. 

Using some chunky Gotham, negative space and yellow I created a series of typographic happy faces with fun phrases titled, "Type on a Happy Face". Available as prints, tote bags, blankets, cell phone cases and much more in my Society6 shop here

I dare you not to smile when you scroll through these.

Here's one with a quite literal "fun" phrase.

I'm sure I'll be adding more to this series in the future when I think up more fun phrases. Can't stop, won't stop.

Antiquing Haul by Julia Walck

Cross stitched Pheasant

Optimistic pins 

Rainbow mug and stir sticks

Went antiquing yesterday and I did good. Like REAL GOOD. 

Not pictured are two yellow smiley face planters (one with a smiley face plate to go underneath), three additional stir sticks, a Jurassic Park pin (for Jack), and a Christmas holly berry glass juice pitcher. Oh and I didn't take a photo of the full TV tray, but you can see a close-up of the pattern below. I got it for $3! They're usually around $10-$15 and I couldn't not get it...right? Even though I already have this exact one... Well matching pairs I guess.

Closeup of TV tray

Donahoo's

I've talked about Antique Row before, and how amazing it is... but sadly it's not as great as it used to be. I think a lot of the businesses just couldn't keep up and many places have closed. 

However, Persnickety Antiquity and Pomona Antique Mart are still there and are still great. 

On my way home, I passed by this giant rooster. I'll always pull over for a good sign, so I stopped and snapped a polaroid real quick šŸ“