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from the weekendssss

lake michigan bather // sarah sherman samuelHi Hi, sorry for the radio silence over here. We were in Michigan for three weeks and while I intended to take a week off from the blog to fully enjoy the cabin, that week turned into two when my computer went kaput! Nothing like a forced vacation, although it’s not like I minded too too much. I was also hoping to launch a blog/shop/website re-design while I was away but of course that didn’t happen either. Instead we spent a lot of time with family, introduced archer to the wonders of Michigan, and did a lot of what is pictured above. Now we are back in LA, back at it and I hope to get the new site launched ASAP. Stay tuned… x sarah

Oh and PS happy fourth and all that. Hope you guys had a nice holiday while I was away.
Oh and PPS, did you see my Domino Magazine Instagram takeover? Take a peek for more from my trip.

Image by me via Instagram (I’m @sarahshermansamuel)
Swimsuit by Hackwith Design

from the weekend: cabin time

lake-michigan-cabinWe made it over to the cabin this weekend and had my sister and her family (2 kids and husband), and my parents over for a day at the lake, BBQ and all. My sister lives in Wyoming so it was a real treat to have her and my adorable niece and nephew there. Living far from family isn’t always the easiest but it definitely makes it extra sweet when you can gather a few together. Hope you had a great weekend.

Image by me iphone/instagram (I’m @sarahshermansamuel)

from the weekend: lake michigan winter wonderland

lake michigan // sarah sherman samuelI got my white Christmas after all! We arrived in Michigan to a fresh blanket of snow that continued to grow as the week went on. If you’ve been following me along on instagram, you may already be sick of the wintry photos but I can’t stop!

Where my parents live, in the southern part of Michigan, they don’t usually have this much snow this early in the year, so I am in heaven! We hiked, sledded, and walked along the frozen shore until the sun went down. Not a bad way to spend the last weekend of the year.

Image by me, instagrammed here: @sarahshermansamuel

smitten studio in Martha Stewart Weddings

martha stewart weddings // smitten studioI’m so excited to finally share this wedding I designed that’s in the pages of this months Martha Stewart Weddings! You may remember (but probably not because it was about a year and a half ago) me working on some pieces for the wedding here and here. My dear longtime friend, Anne was the bride and I am so happy that I was able to be a part of her big day by standing up as one of the matrons of honor as well as designing the event from top to bottom.

One of my favorite pieces I made for their wedding was this textile that hung over a fireplace during the reception. The bride and groom (Anne and Shane) are pictured above holding it’s edges. Anne & Shane collected photos of both of their families and I created silhouettes of each family member from the photos, essentially making a pictorial family tree.

martha stewart weddings // smitten studioAnne was stunning in Reem Acra and Shane was looking dapper in Proper Suit. They were married on the beach of Lake Michigan at a summer camp that Anne always pictured as her wedding location, just a few blocks from where she grew up.

martha stewart weddings // smitten studioAlong with the stationery suite and the family silhouette textile, I made chalkboard directional signs, an interactive seating chart, custom painted bean bag game boards, rubber stamped placemats, and other various signage. Her wedding also took place while I was developing A Sunny Afternoon so I was able to provide custom fabric napkins for each place setting that featured 4 coordinating patterns.

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from the weekend: fall trip to michigan

10.15-weekend-michigan-fallFriday afternoon we made it to the cabin and we’ve spent the entire weekend reveling in the fall colors and taking long walks in the crisp cool air. I haven’t been able to experience a proper autumn like this in years, so we are soaking up every second of it.

Images from my instagram feed. (@sarahshermansamuel)

Happy Friday: cabin bound

cabin-rupert-fridayWoo Hoo! We are on our way to our cabin today so it is an ecstatically happy friday over here! I can’t wait to get to get my feet wet in this exact spot.

Image by Sarah