things have been moving very quickly around here these days. i’ve hired a new employee and we’re working on big ideas that feel a little overwhelming to be honest. but also very exciting. i still get nervous when i pitch a job, or when my ideas seem out of reach, but i’m learning to just go for them anyway. i hope i can encourage you to do the same.

OH! and i realized it’s my 4 year blog anniversary this month.

i stumbled upon my old header the other day when i was cleaning my desktop and it really made me feel so grateful for all of your support on this journey…coming back to this blog, commenting, interacting. thank you so much for that. i always think about the day i started this blog and how my only intention for it was to inspire. whether it was inspiring me or someone else. the goal remains the same now. xo -bri


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  • 1. Molly {Dreams in HD}  |  May 9th, 2013 at 6:27 am

    happy blog anniversary!
    thank you for inspiring me every day :)

  • 2. Hanna  |  May 9th, 2013 at 6:28 am

    Wow, congrats Bri on four amazing years! Consiedering what you have achieved I am actually surprised that it’s only been four years, that’s great! I am excited about the new things you are working on.

  • 3. Brittney  |  May 9th, 2013 at 7:14 am

    Happy 4th Blog-iversary, Bri! I can tell it’s been a fun journey! I’ve been following along for 3 out of those 4 years, and I’ve definitely been inspired. Here’s to the future and dreaming big!

  • 4. Sian  |  May 9th, 2013 at 7:29 am

    Happy Blog Anniversary! It’s hard to believe that it’s only 4 years! You inspire me so keep up the great work! Xx

  • 5. Tori  |  May 9th, 2013 at 7:44 am

    Congratulations! That’s such a big accomplishment! You’ve totally made your intention come to life with your blog because you inspire me everyday. I’m hoping to inspire all kinds of people with my new blog the way you have with yours. Thank you so very much, Bri.

  • 6. Amber  |  May 9th, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Congratulations!! I’m a newer follower (only the past year or so!) but love it all! :) You’re such an inspiration. Hope to be as successful a designer as you some day! :)

    Keep moving forward!

  • 7. Lynsey  |  May 9th, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Congratulations and thank you. Since recently going out on my own with my freelance design studio, your blog has become a daily read and is a go to resource with your advice column. Thanks for the inspiration. With love from Salt Lake City -Lynsey / owddesignstudio.com

  • 8. hannah  |  May 9th, 2013 at 8:07 am

    happy blogiversary bri!! xx

  • 9. Jane  |  May 9th, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Four years is something to be proud of! I’ve been following for the past 2 and haven’t looked away since. Thanks for being a constant inspiration!


  • 10. Naomi A  |  May 9th, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Happy birthday, blog baby!

    The Occasional Indulgence

  • 11. Leigh  |  May 9th, 2013 at 8:47 am

    I am so glad I found your blog over a year ago now! I love visiting every day! Keep up the awesome work :) You are an inspiration!

  • 12. Jess  |  May 9th, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Congrats! :)

  • 13. xanthe  |  May 9th, 2013 at 9:00 am

    It’s always a pleasure visiting here… thanks.
    Happy blog birthday xx

  • 14. Court @ Love, Court xoxo  |  May 9th, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Congrats, Bri- Thanks for continuing to inspire me :)

  • 15. Brooke  |  May 9th, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Congrats! I am so excited to see what you have in store for the next 4 years :) Keep up the amazing work!

  • 16. Artifact Uprising  |  May 9th, 2013 at 9:05 am

    happy anny Bri! props to the world of pretty and substance you’ve create!

  • 17. Anne  |  May 9th, 2013 at 9:10 am

    Happy Blog Anniversary Bri!!
    And Cheers to four more successful years!
    Love from Paris,

  • 18. Sarah  |  May 9th, 2013 at 9:31 am


  • 19. HANNAHLUXDAVIS  |  May 9th, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Congrats girl! You definitely are inspiring! :)))

  • 20. Sincerely Sammie  |  May 9th, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Congratulations on a fabulous four years! I just restarted my little blog and hoping that I can look back on my fourth year (if I’m still going strong!) with fond memories. Keep it going!

  • 21. maddie  |  May 9th, 2013 at 9:43 am

    Bri, you deserve every bit of success. Every time I give a description about my experience at your class (NYVideo), I tell the listener that the coolest part was that you were so… cool. Let’s be real – you’re kind of a celebrity – but you act like you live on the first floor of my apartment building or wash clothes next to me at the laundromat. You approached everyone, both high and low, and everything, simple and complex, the same.

    Reach for the stars girl, they’re shining bright just for you. Cheers to 4+ more years.

  • 22. Chelsea  |  May 9th, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Happy blog-iversary Bri! It’s such a pleasure to follow your journey (how cute is your old header?!). I can’t wait to see what fun projects you’re working on!

    Chelsea & The City

  • 23. Sarah  |  May 9th, 2013 at 10:03 am

    How exciting! Congratulations, Bri! I’ve loved reading your blog, and have been so inspired by your work. You are truly a gifted and creative spirit!

  • 24. Sara  |  May 9th, 2013 at 10:17 am

    You are definitely an inspiration! I’ve only started following you this past year (once I moved to LA, my roomie introduced me to the blog), but I love it! It inspires me to do more for own blog and career. Happy anniversary!

  • 25. Jensen  |  May 9th, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Yay for four years! And many more to come!

    And thanks for sharing more of these lovely photos! Just can’t get enough.

    Also, was wondering where your rings are from? I love them!

  • 26. Kim-Tram  |  May 9th, 2013 at 10:21 am

    congrats on your accomplishment! I’d love to work/intern for you… currently trying to put together a decent cover letter/resume/portfolio that’s worthy enough. HOpefully i can send it to you soon!

  • 27. Elle Ramirez  |  May 9th, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Congrats Bri! I discovered your blog (adventures) last summer and I’ve really enjoyed keeping with all things DLF!

  • 28. Stefanie // Life on the Squares  |  May 9th, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Bri, these shots are so cool of the patterns on florals! Congrats on the blog anniversary… you are definitely very inspiring with your blog and I am so glad I got to attend Blogshop and learn from you :) Keep up the amazing work

    XO, Stefanie
    Life on the Squares

  • 29. Chase @ The Smell of Summer  |  May 9th, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Happy 4 year (Blog)iversary! Thanks for sharing your creativity with the rest of us :)

    Chase Miller
    The Smell of Summer – A Boutique Surf Lifestyle Blog

  • 30. Ally  |  May 9th, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Happy anniversary! I absolutely love this place you’ve created :)

  • 31. Katrin  |  May 9th, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Congratulations! And thanks for 4 years of commitment and inspiration.

  • 32. anna  |  May 9th, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    congratulations, bri!! xx

  • 33. Emilia  |  May 9th, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Happy Blog-iversary! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us and for being such a wonderful source of constant inspiration <3 xo

  • 34. Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today  |  May 9th, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    4 years is a long time of goodness :) Happy birthday!

  • 35. Ana  |  May 9th, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    happy blog anniversary!for many to come you do such a great job.

  • 36. Holli Anne  |  May 9th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Happy Blog-a-versary! I love your little piece of the Internet!

  • 37. Sam  |  May 9th, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Congrats on the four years!!

  • 38. gracekelle at leangirlsclub  |  May 9th, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Congrats on your blog anniversary – hope you wear a beautiful dress and go out and celebrate. Thanks for a great time at Blogshop!

  • 39. Naomi Liddell  |  May 9th, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Woop woop! Party hats-a-ready! I have been following for around 2 years now and have loved it all. Thank you for pumping your heart into it. xo

  • 40. Jade Sheldon  |  May 9th, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    Happy blogivesary! So excited. It was obviously your destiny… you are certainly made to inspire :)

  • 41. Elena @ Randomly Happy  |  May 10th, 2013 at 12:10 am

    Happy blog-o-versary. I continue you to be inspired by your lovely space on the internet. Even today’s post – you’re right, I should be reaching for my dreams!

    x Elena @ Randomly Happy

  • 42. Kate  |  May 10th, 2013 at 3:43 am

    Congrats, Bri! Keep up the amazing work and know that we all have your back when things start to feel overwhelming!



  • 43. jess lonett  |  May 10th, 2013 at 6:45 am

    “my only intention for it was to inspire. whether it was inspiring me or someone else. the goal remains the same now”

    this is so simple and perfect :-) happy 4 years!

  • 44. Kalen D.  |  May 10th, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Happy blogiversary!

  • 45. lei  |  May 10th, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    thank you for keeping up with this blog and making it so great. it truly is inspiring! <3

  • 46. Catherine  |  May 12th, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Congratulations!! ive loved your blog and everything your do since the start and have finally made my own blog. Keep up the marvellous work!

  • 47. Anna  |  May 12th, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    You’ve definitely inspired! I love this post!

  • 48. Julia  |  May 20th, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    To another amazing and inspiring 4 years!!

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