Sister visit - A preview

SLR is in one place this weekend!  Lauren came to PA to visit Stephanie.  We are doing so many things and having so much fun!

We are also meeting some of our loyal readers!

Just kidding.  Thanks for being a trooper, Pacs.


Unique lighting ideas

Photos: Pinterest
I just love original lighting solutions.  Repurposing ordinary objects into unique fixtures brings such a fresh originality to a room.  The top is made of mini plastic objects - who would have thought?  I love the vintage glassware and the lace fixtures.  Also - what a great idea to make a lampshade out of recycled rulers!



Photo: Pinterest

I have an obsession with gift wrapping.  Isn't this beautiful?  I've never thought about using doilies as gift embellishments.


It's back.

After enjoying nearly a week of warm, spring fever-inducing weather, Ann Arbor has been struck by the evil Michigan weather monster again, just as the last of the ice had melted from my courtyard.  I actually went outside in a mere blazer the other day!  It now looks like this outside my window:
UGH.  Here we go again.  Evil weather.  My lone flower in my plant collection that has pushed its way into existence amid all this cold and grey is lonely.  It misses the sun!

Spring is clearly on my mind.  Which means two things - 1. The sun is coming, and 2. it's time for my favorite shopping season!  My favorite current trend is all things light, airy, and neutral, like this fantastic blouse I found the other day. 
SLR is of course inspired by vintage, as are these fantastic shoes from Modcloth:
Any ideas of what to wear them with?  I'm currently looking for the perfect vintage-inspired dress to go with them.



Up and Running!

Welcome to SLR!  We are so excited to finally be up and running.  

A little bit about us:  We are 2 sisters blogging from 2 different places.  We love exploring photo, fashion, cooking, and notable things blogs, so we thought we'd try our hand at our own!  We'll deem ourselves a life blog.

Here's what we look like: 

Some fun facts:
We're minorly obsessed with each other.
We're majorly obsessed with Anthropologie, Etsy, and Crewcuts.  Oh, and the new BHLDN of course!  And Nutella.
Stephanie loves cooking, and Lauren is developing her love for photography.

A bit about our name: SLR, drawn from the acronym for single-lens reflex in photography, also happens to be our initials together.  We are inspired by photography, and we hope to post some of our own super soon.

Stay tuned!