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Crissy
Winston Salem, NC
Interests: knitting, crocheting, design, advertising, cupcakes, regular cakes, fashion, art history, macintosh, card-making, movies, museums of all sorts, nerdiness, playgrounds, love!, cooking for my man, baking for the world!
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 I'm in the middle of my first sewing project! While I've never done more than sewing up holes in various clothing items, I decided to try something new. I picked up some pretty fabric at Hancock Fabrics along with a bit of fun trim and will be magically turning it in to (drum roll, please) a table cloth! Ok, I know it's not as exciting as say a dress, but baby steps, people! Plus, it's completely appropriate as I have a dinner party planned for Saturday night and need something to hide the fact that my 6-person table is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2010 at A Flight of Fancy
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In love with these nude sandals featured on Moxie.com Camellia by Kelsi Dagger Maxine by Kelsi Dagger  The Sherpa by Matt Bronson (love the touches of gold and green on these!) I'd totally rock any of these with this cut-out-back dress from Tulle Now back to work! Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2010 at A Flight of Fancy
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I've been anxiously awaiting the John Derian for Target collection and as soon as it became available I rushed over and picked up as many items as I could justify! I decided on a set of the Plants Dinner Plates, the Floral Salad Plates and the 3-tier Dessert Tray: I will definitely be using these for my next dinner party this weekend! There are still so many pretty things that I would love to pick up, maybe once they're on sale? Gorgeous! Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2010 at A Flight of Fancy
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Posted Sep 10, 2010 at A Flight of Fancy
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It's 71 degrees here in Winston Salem and I'm loving it! Autumn is by far my favorite season and always has been. Wonderful foods, fun festivals, and my favorite - fall fashion! Dolce Vita - Amba Wool Coat How about a sophisticated woven dress in a soft neutral tone? Seychelles Buckled Boots Love the playful sillhouette on this Eryn Birnie Big Button Coat This soft floral dress even features a touch of smocking! Super sexy combination of Funktional's Knee-High-Leather Leggings and Jeffrey Cambell's Short Angle Boots I think I want to go super lady-like this fall with Jolene's Jacket by... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2010 at A Flight of Fancy
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It's been a while since I last perused Need Supply, but I'm always pleasantly surprised. Especially when it comes to accessories. Stud Drop Earings Pentagon Collar Gunmetal Diamond Drop Pyramid Earings Skeletor Earings Zip Back Boot One of a kind Boot I could easily go on a spending spree with this store. So many amazing things to decorate yourself with. Feeling very inspired to freshen up my wardrobe with heavy metals and sharp edges! Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2010 at A Flight of Fancy
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My good friends Cindia and Zach were married last week. It was such a beautiful ceremony and Cindia looked gorgeous in her Vera Wang dress! Yes, I said Vera. It was amazing, and so was she. It started raining just as the ceremony started and didn't stop until they drove off at the end of the night - a good sign in my book. Jen Yuson from here in Winston Salem took the photos and a few are featured on her blog... including one of me doing the twist and making my go-to dancing facial expression. So much fun and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2010 at A Flight of Fancy
As a former dancer, I'm a huge So You Think You Can Dance fan and a few weeks ago, there was this amazing performance by Ashley Galvan and Ade Obayomi, choreographed by Dee Caspary. Plus, it features one of my current favorite songs, Cosmic Love by Florence and the Machine. Watch and love... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2010 at A Flight of Fancy
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That's my only excuse for this lengthy absence! That and oh-so-many life changes. 1. Patrick and I decided to move back to Winston Salem, NC 2. Went to Maui/Oahu to visit my family and celebrate my sister graduating from college. 3. I got a job at Mullen Advertising As an Assistant Communications Planner!!!! Word. 4. Pat and I moved in together... it was an adventure to say the least :) 5. My good friend Cindia asked me to read in her wedding and host her bridal shower and bachelorette party. (She has some bridesmaid issues) To summarize, we've been pretty... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2010 at A Flight of Fancy
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My friend Maggie just turned 23 and we celebrated this weekend so I made her some yummy carrot cupcakes to enjoy! I got the recipe from my best friend, Kait, who found it in Better Homes and Gardens. The secret ingredient... Pineapple! Sounds weird, but it's incredibly good: Better Homes and Gardens Carrot-Pineapple Cake 1 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup oil (canola or veg) 2 eggs 1 cup finely shredded carrot 1/2 cup crushed pineapple (with syrup from can) 1... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2010 at A Flight of Fancy
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Etsy recently did a video portrait of Sharon Montrose, a photographer who does beautiful and quirky prints of animals in addition to her commercial photography. I would love to get so many of her wonderful animal prints, but here are a few of my favorites: I started cracking up the second I saw this adorable baby porcupine! ...and this baby raccoon! This baby giraffe is so awkwardly beautiful Her photo of the macaw reminds me so much of my favorite Durer print, which is also the inspiration for the name of this blog :) I would love to get this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2010 at A Flight of Fancy
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Last weekend was my 5 year reunion at Cottey College (a two-year women's college in MO). It was ridiculously fun! I flew into St. Louis to meet my best friend Kait and our friend Kristen trained down from Chicago. Then we road tripped across the state through Columbia to see some friends, and Kansas City to visit our fellow classmate, Kali, who had a baby just 6 weeks ago! He was very cute and made many funny dolphin noises that I didn't know babies could make :) 7 hours later we were in Nevada, MO - where Cottey is located... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2010 at A Flight of Fancy
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Not that I'm anywhere close to having (or needing/wanting) one right now, but I've always known that I want very unique and different looking engagement and wedding rings. I love the idea of something with a little color or from a vintage shop or even handed down through generations. I love the St. Kilda wedding collection. I would love to wear almost any of them. Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2010 at A Flight of Fancy
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I'm in love with these eerie fashion photos from Justin Cooper... They're so intensely pretty and creepy at the same time! Enjoy your weekend! I'm off to the midwest :) Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2010 at A Flight of Fancy
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Somedays I just want to crawl into a hole. Today is one of those days. Sorry to sound so melodramatic. Not a good work day. Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2010 at A Flight of Fancy
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I love the blog Cakies, both for it's name and the four cute girls (and one man) who live there. AND there is currently a marvelous giveaway going on for a very cute zippie purse by aim's shoppe. Go check it out! Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2010 at A Flight of Fancy
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Should be status quo :) This week I'm in the office for three short days and then it's off to the midwest to see the loves of my life - my Cottey girls! The best two years of my life (so far) were spent at Cottey College, a tiny women's liberal arts college, and this weekend is my 5 year reunion. I can't believe it's been that long! There are SO many people I can't wait to see, but the person I'm looking forward to the most is my bestest best friend in the world! KAIT! It's been almost a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2010 at A Flight of Fancy
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The weekend, that is! I'm so glad it's finally here. Having Wednesday off only made me want the week to end even more! Now all I want to do is look for perfect spring and summer wear! Oh, how I love Anthropologie and it's lovelies :) Have a marvelous weekend! Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2010 at A Flight of Fancy
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I love the items that Cynthia Rowley designed for Roxy! And since I'm going to Hawaii in just 2 short months, I'm starting to want to buy everything that reminds me of summer :) Love this neoprene skirt! And these whimsical sandals! This would be perfect over a suit for breezy Hawaii nights with some cute leggings. These are my absolute favorites!! I desperately need some new summer wedges since I recently had to throw out my 4 year old pair of Gap plaid and cork wedges. I loved them so. and they fell apart completely from that love. It... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2010 at A Flight of Fancy
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I took a little road trip to Raleigh to meet up with some of my besty friends from grad school this weekend. These girls are oh so silly and oh so wonderful! I had forgotten just how much I miss them all! Katie, LC, Devi, and me! We had a very good time barhopping ;) and making mustaches... and finding mustachioed DJs! I always love being the photographer when we go out, but I need to remember to ask others to take our picture together. I definitely need more of these memories! <3 Katie is getting married in May and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2010 at A Flight of Fancy
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I have a hair appointment on Saturday and I'm trying to decide if I want to go the way of the bang again or stick with my usual do... I like the look, but I also have the sweaty forehead syndrome and we are quickly approaching Georgia summers! Please ignore the silly expression ;) This is from, golly, three years ago! Back when I was a senior in college. I'm thinking it would be fun to rock again. And it would motivate me to straighten my hair more often. Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2010 at A Flight of Fancy
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After being violently ill all day Sunday and too exhausted and sick to go to work Monday, I finally started to feel better on Tuesday, though still pretty awful. I came back to work to find 75 unread emails from being out of the office for ONE DAY! And two bosses who were about to spin off the planet from a lot of stress and a splash of crazy. It's already Thursday and I still have so much to do. Anyway, I'm stressed. And frazzled. Yes, frazzled. And in need of some pretty.... Pretty polka dots Why, hello? Emily McGregor... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2010 at A Flight of Fancy
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Action Jackson likes to sit and watch me crochet... Though, she usually ends up trying to eat the yarn. No, no kitty! That's not food! I decided yesterday that I want to watch all of the movies nominated for Best Picture before the Oscars on Sunday, which I will be watching with my friend Maggie. I'm a huge fan of movies. I've seen a lot. I mean a LOT. I started keeping count (in my handy red A to Z Subject Journal) on January 1st for how many movies I watch in 2010, and I'm currently at 53. I was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2010 at A Flight of Fancy
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Mar 4, 2010
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That's how I've felt all week. From a sick kitty to a sick boyfriend. Then work being pretty frustrating lately and trying to get Patrick ready to fly to New York for a trip with his family while dealing with the loss of his job - at least most of his hours anyway. I typically try to stay positive and only vent to Patrick or my mom when I feel like I'm going to explode, but sometimes it just seems like too much! Don't you think? According to the Vet's diagnosis, Action Jackson was sick from stress too! I hope... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2010 at A Flight of Fancy