Where The Heart Is.

I found this post in the archives of the blog Garance Dore. It tells the story of a man whose wife sewed a heart on the inside of the pocket of his chambray shirt so that her heart was always close to his. Ohhh, melt my little heart. I am very much a romantic. Not a cheesy romantic who likes flowers and chocolates and cliches. But, a life romantic. I believe in love and telling people you love them, places like Italy that bring out a sense of romance, handwritten letters and homemade cards, poetry, and bike riding. Do you see the difference? I am definitely going to sew a little heart on the inside of at least one shirt pocket of my one day future husband.
Also, Blair Waldorf sewed a little heart charm onto the sleeve of Nate's sweater, so that he always had her heart on his sleeve. I find that equally as romantic and something I want to do one day. I couldn't find a clip of the scene, but isn't Nate too cute in his cashmere green sweater? (And, it's even cuter knowing there is a little gold heart charm sewed in the sleeve.)


Prodigal Sons.

“The story of Jesus tells us that our root problem is not just failing in our obediance to God [not being good enough...] but in RELYING  on our obedience [being really, really good] to save us. Therefore, the gospel is a ‘third way’–  neither religion NOR irreligion. The religious person may say, “I am doing the right things that God commands” and the irreligious person may say, “I decide what is right and wrong for myself.” But both ways reject Jesus as Savior [though they may revere Him as ‘Example’ or ‘Helper’]. Both ways are strategies for self-salvation–  both actually keep control of their own lives.”  
-Tim Keller, The Prodigal God
 Rembrandt, The Return of the Prodigal Son


Happy St. Patty's Day!

This is kind of my holiday, considering my name is Erin McCabe and green is my fave color.

{all images found at Pinterest search "green"}


I Will Never Love You More...

Oh Kate, how I love thee. I have recently been introduced to all of Kate's affordable and precious jewelry. And, I am a student, which equals poor, and I still think it is affordable. Here are some of my faves...

Love Notes Bow Ring, $38 
(not available online)


Happy Friday!

I have spent most of my day designing a commercial office for my Space Planning class.
But, tonight I am going to see this movie,
which happens to be the starring, written by, and the directorial debut of this guy,
a.k.a Ted Mosby, architect, from one of the greatest television shows, ever.

And, in more exciting news, my sweet friend Caroline, who guest blogged on Oh, and the World Spins Madly On last summer, has joined the blogging world! You should all check out her site, Little Loves of Mine. And, you should probably follow her too. It is sure to be a journey of humility, hilarity, style, and sass, just like her!


Dream Come True...

Anthropologie is opening a Decorator Concept in 12 of their stores! With this feature shoppers can browse textiles, rugs, curtains, wallpapers, and more, in person. Experts will be on hand to answer questions and offer advice about decorating and furnishings.
I think this might be a possible career for me (if the whole Set Decorating thing doesn't work out, or in the meantime, or in addition to). I mean have you seen my house? It looks like it threw up Anthropologie, and most of this was before I started Interior Design school. Haha, we don't actually study decorating in school though, but I would like to say my design eye in general has improved.
I mean my own home could totally be my portfolio, right? Riiight. 

All images and info about Anthro found via Decor8.


Art History.

This quarter I am taking Art History I, the study of art from Ancient Egyptian through, well, I am not sure where we are going to end up, but at least through the Renaissance. History has always been my favorite subject, so Art History is right up my alley. The thing I love most is that my instructor goes deep into the whys behind each building, painting, or sculpture. Each week he informs us about the culture, politics, religion, etc., of the time period and geography and how it impacted the artists' work.
A majority of the works of art we have studied are of Christ, Biblical stories, or Biblical figures.  I love how you can look at the line, chiaroscuro (light and dark), composition, form, color, brushwork, and medium and see deep into the artist's view of the subject matter. Here are some of my favorites I have studied thus far...
Masaccio, Tribute Money
Raphael, Madonna of the Meadow
Michelangelo, Pieta
Saint Matthew
Giotto, Kiss at the Golden Gate
Donatello, David
This class has expanded my view of how I see Jesus and made me think about what my "pictures" of him would look like. Would the line of his brow be furrowed in confusion and worry over his people or would he have a smile on his face? Would the crucifixion be filled with dark shadows or with light? Would my madonna and child painting be flat or full of volume? All I know is that when I study the images of Jesus and other figures from the Bible I want to love Jesus more and be loved by him more and more.


Bieber Fever.

It is true. I have Bieber Fever. Saturday afternoon my friend and I went to see Never Say Never and goodness that little 17 year old boy is endearing. It was actually pretty interesting to see the journey of how he became a pop music sensation, how talented he was even as a little kid, how cute his manager Scooter is, and of course how he gets the perfect hair swoosh.
I mean how can you not think Justin is adorably precious...
And hilarious...
All images found via weheartit search "Justin Bieber"


Vegetable Car, Diesel Mercedes, Green Two Door...

Joshua Radin's take on L.A. makes me laugh. It's probably more true than I would like to believe. Good thing I am not looking to be famous. 
Maybe some boy in L.A. will just be looking for a sweet Southern girl with a brunette bob, no glasses, and drives a Japanese car, automatic, navy Accord 4 door.