Carolynn Giordano Lemke - Owner of Two Brunettes


Entries in blogging (21)


Feelin' the Heat

Summer is in full swing in upstate NY. We are totally bombared with hazzy hot mid summer days. I love it. 

[photos: fine little day, popsiclesprouted kitchen, Jen Zahigian Photography]


Kris Atomic!

I am completely blown away by the illustrations from Kris Atomic! The bright fun colors, the adorable smart details, and the sense of humor puts these over the top for me.  Just all around talented, check out the fun blog too


DIY Bow T-shirt 

If you don't know Melissa from the blog I Still Love You, you'd had better hurry and go check her out, this girl knows how to do everything!

She has an new amazing DIY to make this bow shirt! I will definitely be making this for myself, and they would make such cute gifts for friends. Wouldn't these bows be adorable on other things too?


NSS Coverage From Around the Blogs!

It absolutely pains me that I could not attend NSS this year! Especially since I need to do my research because I am hoping that Two Brunettes will be in it next year! Here are some amazingly gorgeous booths I have been seeing straight off of the blogs and twitter! 

Mr. Boddington's Studio

 My very talented friend Tara from Ink + Wit has such darling new amazing products!

 When doesn't Anna Bond pull at our heart strings, I love these hand crafted recipe boxes she is using to display her adorable cards! 

Thank you Nole from Oh So Beautiful Paper and the amazing Bonnie Tsang photography the all the great photos from NSS! Follow these amazing girls on twitter or #stationeryshow for coverage on the show!


Blog It Forward


Hi everyone! I am so excited to share with you the Blog-it-Forward post with you all today. The beautiful Victoria at sf girl by bay started this amazing blogger mashup. This has been such a fun and genius idea to get our blog community together. The question we were given is "what inspires you personally?" 

When I started to think about this a couple of weeks ago, I thought to myself I am never going to be able to do this because I feel like I am inspired by everything, I really am, and how do you show everything! When I started to dig a little deeper I realized the forces that inspire me each and every day, and here they are...

My family and friends are an obvious choice for me, I am so blessed that I am constantly surrounded by such beautiful inspiring people. 

The Cinema! I have always loved movies, but ya know it was the causal artsy flick in high school thinking I was oh so rebellious. In college where I met my husband truly changed the way I look at films. Movies are and extension of him and have become the same to me. They are little pieces of art. I find endless amounts of inspiration in a film, from the costume designs, to the actors, to set designs, to the history, to learning about different cultures, just amazing. 

{Images from IMDB }

I think art speaks for itself! I am constantly driven by others and what one person can create. 

{credits- Lauren Withrow, Botanical Print, Friends of Type, Alberto Giacometti, Miki Sato

Blogging and the Blogging community has truly changed my life. I am so grateful that I can be surrounded by such beautiful, talented, smart people everyday. It is not even really something I can put into words. The readers, the bloggers, the friends you make, who wouldn't be inspired? 

{photo credit Rayani

After your read this make sure to check out Torta Gialla who came before me and Verhext who will be up tomorrow! Thank you all for letting me share this, and thank you to Victoria for hosting this! 


DIY Basic Shirts 

Kicking off the new year with an awesome new to me blog design I Still Love You, by designer Melissa Esplin. Filled with great DIY tutorials, free downloads, beautiful designs, and just all around crafty greatness! This DIY project in particular caught my eye, what a transformation for your boring or old shirts! With some simple packaging tape, and bleach you can transform your basics into cute textured gems! Not to mention, I'm excited to actually want to get bleach on my clothes. Loving this, and be sure to check out the rest of IS.LY you won't be disappointed.


beautiful blog: a view to

A new to me blog that I instantly fell in love with is A View To! I couldn't stop gasping at all the beauty I was coming across.  A gorgeous Paris based journey, filled with inspiration, beauty, and an amazing little shop! I want to move in and stay forever. 


Oh, Hello Friend giveaway!

oh, hello friend is having a HUGGGE giveaway!! So head on over and enter to win the most amazing prizes ever!


Martha blog loser

I tried to win I really did! But I didn't get picked. This was my design for The Crafts Dept. contest. Congratulations to the top 5!


happy weekend

Go out and play this weekend its going to beautiful! Happy memorial day :o)