1. Notables No. 45


    Hi Everyone! Hope your weekends were just splendid. I’ve been trying my hardest to get in the “fall is approaching” mindset even though I’m hoping summer will stick around as long as possible. My mister and I also spent the weekend get out into our new city (Denver, CO) and exploring a bit more. Let me tell you…the Contemporary Art Museum is a real winner.

    I also spent a good chunk of my weekend browsing blog land and catching up on neglected feeds. It’s amazing how quickly you get behind!! Good thing there are lots of inspiring links out there. Some of my favorites are below.

    Here’s a little inspiration for your week!

    1. Lovely little paintings by  Satsuki Shibuya

    2. The colors in this painting are stunning

    3. Loving these calm beach photos by La Designerie

    4. Ohhh pretty… minimalist kitchen

    5. Beautiful sconce by Allied Maker

    6. The home of Amanda Chantal Bacon via MOTHER mag

    7. Another beautiful hanging light fixture

    8. A glance inside The Standard via Blog Milk Blog

    9. Pottery by Laura Letinsky

  2. Our 50’s Eichler – Patio Inspiration


    Hello everyone! Excited to get this new blog series (Our 50’s Eichler) started today. As previously mentioned in this post, we’ve recently moved into a 1950’s Eichler design Mid-Century modern home in the heart of Denver. This new series will hopefully give a little insight into how you can turn a rental property into something you love, hide a few of those gremlins, and do it all without breaking the bank. The very first project we tackled was giving one of our outdoor patios a small budget facelift.

  3. New House Quarks & a New Blog Series


    Welcome to the house of our dreams…for the most part at least. Mid-June, my husband and I moved into a new-to-us home here in Denver, Colorado. It’s an Eichler Mid-Century home built probably around 1955, which might be its saving grace. When we found this listing, we thought all our dreams had come true, and in many ways they have. This is the first time we’ve lived in a free standing home with our own front door (major win). This is the first time we’ve had a backyard and TWO patios to call our own! The entire house it lit up like a dream, has an abundance of south facing windows that are perfect for photography, and even an entire floor-to-ceiling window wall in the living room. It also comes with 3 bedrooms and did I mention that the original hardwood floors have recently been refinished? Hallelujah!

  4. Freelance Journey: Noteworthy Podcasts


    Podcasts. When I talk to people I either hear that they love them or hate them. I personally love podcasts and seem to gain really helpful insights every time I listen to them. Here are a few noteworthy ones I’ve enjoyed these past few months.

    Erin Loechner (of Clementine Daily) on the Lively Show: My favorite aspect of this chat was hearing about how Erin was able to completely restructure her workday to accommodate the family life she wanted. She also talks a lot about you can slowly alter your mindset to appreciate the ‘everyday” and how to NOT get wrapped up in all the inspiration that’s swirling around the Internet. It’s OK to not have everything ;) Listen here

    Kate Arends (of Wit & Delight) on Minnesota Minds: The best part about this chat was the whole aspect of blogging and creating with honesty as your inspiration. It was nice to hear about how blogging has evolved for Kate over the years and how that evolution is welcomed. Listen here

    Joy Cho (of Oh Joy) speaks at Alt Summit: Wow! This lady is one powerhouse with an incredible entrepreneurial spirit. I loved hearing about how she got her start in the creative industry and how she pulled a lot of her inspiration from her parents and childhood. Listen here

    If you love podcasts as much as I do, here are a few more favorite I’ve shared in the past. Megan Gilger talks about how your story is valuable. Lynn Casper talks about being producers of content and Angela Lee talks about the importance of having grit.

  5. All 2,000 wedding photos have arrived!


    Thanks to our amazing wedding photographer, Olivia Rae James, my husband Jake and I have over 2,000 photos to sift through and make the impossible decision of choosing which ones to print. Holy cow! Needless to say, all 2,000 are perfect to us and we’re not getting anywhere on making decisions.

    I thought I’d share a few more here on the blog as well as share a few deets on the venue, florist, dress, suit, etc. I could keep posting photos for days, but I’m sure it’s going to be old news real quick. Hope you enjoy these little captured moments.

  6. Veda News: Cha Cha Changes!


    Omg! Sorry for the radio silence my dear readers. This summer has been a colossal whirlwind of changes and new routines; many of which have left me needing a little break from this space. It’s now August 25th, time is flying, so no better time to jump back in.

    Back in June, my husband and I moved across country and are now working to build mini roots in our new home here in Denver, Colorado. My husband has officially started working one-on-one with his business partner to continue building their industrial design studio, which is rooted in outdoor & lifestyle design. We’ve both traveled for work, attended weddings, hosted dinner parties, and we even had our first out of town guests stay with us this past weekend. Oh, and I chopped over 10 inches of hair off…like whoa!

    I’m pleased to report that life as a freelance designer and photographer has been going extremely well. Of course their are the daily ups and downs of running our own business, but we’re on the upswing my friends. I’ve been balancing a handful of clients since getting back to work after the wedding, which has been harder than expected. I hope to share more of these fun projects on the blog soon.

    I also wanted to thank you all for sticking around and checking in every now and then. Thank you for the support and the “OK” to take all the time needed to get re-inspired. This time away has been extremely helpful and needed, but now I’m ready to get back to producing some fun content. Stay tuned. Fun things ahead.

  7. Recent Work: Collateral Pieces for The Citizenry


    – Product hang tags with “made by hand” stamp –


     – extra thick stock business cards –


    - hand written thank you card postcards –


     -- brand fold out brochure –


     – “about us” promotional postcards –


     -- embossed leather tags –


    If you follow Veda House blog, you’ll know that I’ve been working since last September with the lovely brand The Citizenry. It’s been a true DREAM project and I get to share a few more labor of love pieces with you today. One of my favorite aspects of this project was The Citizenry’s desire to have really high quality printed pieces that act as story telling pieces and add a human element to the overall branding. We worked on pieces such as, thank you cards, post cards, business cards, product hang tags, fold out brochures, leather stamped tags, etc etc. Like I said before…dream project.

    We’re getting ready to tie up all the lose ends over here for the full product launch this August. I can’t wait for you guys to see all the beautiful pieces that will be in the shop. If you’d like to follow the design process, you can browse the links below. Also, Carly (one of the co-founders) wrote a really great blog post about how Peru (and alpacas) stole her heart.

    ( moodboard, photo styling work, branding sneak peek )

    ** If you are a creative company that needs an extra hand with branding/photography/ styling,
    feel free to contact me or browse my portfolio **

  8. Notables No. 44


    Hi Everyone! Hope your weeks are going well. We’ve made it to Wednesday, so that’s pretty exciting. Haha!

    First I wanted to thank all you lovely readers for stopping by last week, exploring the JORD watch brand and entering the GIVEAWAY. Kate from Kate Albee Design was our lucky winner. Congrats Kate!

    Here’s a little inspiration for your week!
    Notables This Week:

    1. I am loving these driftwood necklaces

    2. Girl crush moment with Alisa Carroll

    3. some white on white color inspiration

    4. Loving the simplicity of this Nordic home

    5. beautiful wooden mobiles made by Fort Makers via DesignSponge

    6. Young Frank Jewelry will forever be my favorite

    7. visual inspiration – the mix of concrete and glass

    8. Art wall inspiration

    9. this mirror is blowing my mind!

  9. Worn. 08 / Giveaway w/ JORD Watches (CLOSED)


    Hooray! Summer is officially here and I couldn’t be more excited about the warmer weather, short shorts, and tank tops. I live for this kind of weather and my summer wardrobe is probably my favorite.

    Summer also kind of comes with fun accessories, right? This worn post shows off an amazing new watch I received (co.) Jord Watches. Jord Watches is a St. Louis (my old city) brand that is changing things up in the watch department and I couldn’t be more excited to share this beauty with you. I also had a lot of fun taking pictures of the watch with my plants. (plant obsession is getting a bit out of hand) This gender neutral watch, called the Ely is made of maple wood (cool huh?), but other watches from their shop sport more “fancy” woods from all over the world. I love how it’s a conversation starter and something you don’t see everyday.

    Giveaway ends Tuesday, July 21st

    The crew over at Jord is gifting one Veda House reader with $130 shop credit to purchase the Ely watch or any other watch of your choice! If you’d want to check out the features of the watch I’m wearing (sizing, materials, etc) you can head over .

    To be selected to win, please leave a comment below sharing how you’d style your watch! 

  10. Veda News: A few snapshots from the wedding day


    As some of you know with weddings, you have to pick your battles and spend your money wisely. You usually choose a few things to splurge on and others to pass up. For Jake and I, the photography and capturing the day in a still photo was very high on our priority list. We wanted our special day to be captured in a way that felt organic and authentic to the people we had attending. Neither of us are the best in front of a camera, so choosing the right photographer was key to everything.

    I immediately chose Olivia Rae James as our photographer. I have followed her work, celebrated from afar from her career success and couldn’t have imaged a better suited asset to our wedding. Her style is very iconic in the way she captures people and events in a very “I’m not even here, don’t look at the camera” kind of way. Not to mention, she is one of the absolute sweetest souls I have ever met or gotten to work with. Gahh…she’s a keeper.

    We have only seen a handful of sneak peeks from the weddings, so until we get the full collection in our hands, I thought I’d share a few of our favorite black and whites. There are MANY more to come, but I hope these will tide you over in the meantime.

    <div class=”footnote”> * All black and white portraits by Olivia Rae James.  All plant/ texture photos by Veda House.</div>