the 2015 calendar.

IMG_8384_1It’s finally here! The 2nd-Annual-Free-Printable-Calendar! A new year is upon us (21 days!!), and with this calendar hanging on your wall, you’ll never not know what day it is.

I took the 2015 calendar in about a million different design directions before settling on the final layout you see here (Meegan can attest to this fact, as I was often working on it at the coffee shop before our meetings). Continue reading

berkeley snapshots no. 03

 Tuesday was a wonderful day from beginning to [late] end. I spent a good portion of the late morning in Elmwood, slow lunching and browsing some of my favorite little shops. In the afternoon, I walked around campus. Micah and I made dinner together in the evening, and when Taylor got out of her final class, the three of us headed into the city for a concert.

Here are some snaps and highlights… Continue reading

sunday in the city

 dolores park | maci brittSundays in the city are one of my most favorite things ever. You probably know this if you’ve read my blog for any length of time, and you certainly know this if we know each other in person. Sundays + SF… I love it. Add to that equation sunshine, a best friend, and a whole day to do whatever we want? PERFECTNESS. Continue reading

blurry sf | free iphone wallpaper

wallpaperHappy Monday, friends! I was hoping to get a photo-filled blog post out today, but was thrown a few curveballs which prohibited me from being in front of my laptop (or even sitting down in general) for very long.

However, I wanted to share this one photo with you before the day ends and make it available as a free download for your phone wallpaper! I’ve been enjoying it on my own phone for the past handful of days and I hope you will too :)

iPhone 4 / iPhone 5 / iPhone 6


september / the month in instagrams

[This is the post in which I share photos and a candid review of the month. Click on the photos to read the captions.] Continue reading

a bit of berkeley, a bit of sf.

 Last Tuesday I introduced my aunt to two of my favorite things: Cheese Board pizza and Bi-Rite ice cream. Originally the plan was just to go to Cheese Board and head home soon after. However, while shopping at Cotton Basics in Berkeley, my aunt found something she really wanted to buy, but her size/color was only available at the SF store.

So, of course, we jumped in her car and headed into the city after very little deliberation. We beat the clock by 4 minutes and were able to get over the bridge for $4 instead of $6. We went to Whole Foods in Noe Valley first, and to Cotton Basics. Then we had ice cream, then we visited a thrift store in the Mission. We decided to head for the Sunset to end the day with salads at Java Beach Cafe and a brief walk on the beach. It turned out to be a very full but very fun day. Continue reading

sundays in the city.

 This past Sunday morning we headed to the city for church. We were even able to pick up my friend Micah in Berkeley and take her along! Everything was going along so well until we got stuck in traffic on the Bay Bridge due to a big accident. Multiple cars had crashed right at the end of the tunnel, and it took us a little more than one hour to get to that spot. Continue reading

paper and things.

 I don’t hoard things as a general rule. In my ideal world, all of my belongings can fit into two suitcases. That would be dreamy.

However, my minimalist intentions breakdown over one thing- paper. Letters, invitations to parties and fliers from events, magazines, receipts from special coffee dates or lunches with friends, fastpasses from Disneyland, etc… I have the hardest time throwing stuff like that away. The problem is that I’m not a scrapbooker or Project Life-er, so I just keep all of these loose mementos in a dresser drawer. Occasionally I’ll pull the drawer out, sit on the floor, and leisurely rifle through the paper and their attached memories.

After an almost exclusively digital week I needed to handle some paper, so today out came the drawer. I wanted to show you a few of my favorite things that it contains. Continue reading

ice cream shops you should know about

Processed with VSCOcam with f1 presetIce cream is one of my favorite things. I eat it year-round and consider it appropriate always, even in colder months. My philosophy? Some months are best for eating ice cream outside, and other months are best for eating ice cream inside.

This month has been so full that I feel sort of lost when it comes to relaying events here on my blog. I’ve been looking for themes to break posts into, and one emerged very quickly… ice cream. Here are three places I love that you should know about (and visit if you have the chance).

As an added plus, all three of these shops use fresh, local, and organic ingredients to make their ice creams! Continue reading