Ever since I saw this photograph I’ve been on the lookout for some vintage glasses to hold a few tea lights. Aren’t these great? They give off such a nice warm glow!
Archive for May, 2011
Happy Memorial Day! It looks like hot weather is here to stay. Our weather forecast is calling for highs in the mid 90′s all week. Booo! I’m currently planning a trip to Iceland in August to escape the heat and humidity of summer in North Carolina. If you live in Iceland or have visited, please [...]
Here’s some stuff I’m currently crushing on. Sometimes blogging lets me satisfy my shopping urge without spending a penny. Sometimes it doesn’t. One thing is certain, I have to come up with an excuse to buy some washi tape! 1 Japanese Washi Tape 2 Arrow Necklace 3 Hanging Pod Wall Vase 4 Crinkled Wheel Set 5 [...]
The basement bathroom is done! It’s a tiny bathroom with a low ceiling, so I kept it simple and clutter free. The previous owners had installed way too many storage cabinets (even more than you can see in the before photos). It was so claustrophobic in there, and everything was grungy and gross. Now it [...]
Last Friday my sister and I threw a surprise 30th anniversary party for my parents. It went perfectly! To decorate we rented a helium tank and filled my ceiling with massive 36″ balloons and a sprinkling of regular sized balloons. For my parents’ gift I dusted off my old drawing pencils and sketched their wedding [...]
Using a flat iron is pretty much the extent of my hair styling capabilities, although I can manage a simple bun or pony tail. Last week I came across Hair Romance where the author is on day 24 of posting 30 different hairstyles in 30 days. She will publish an e-book in June with styling [...]
It’s time for another sketchbook post! I used some of these illustrations in my Mother’s Day and Father’s Day card designs. I’m kind of in love with “Old Man Vader.”
Thank you for the suggestions to try loose leaf tea. I’m hooked! I got these little canning jars to contain my stockpile, and I painted the lids with chalkboard paint. Now I can easily label and relabel my various leafy blends. It would have been a good idea to apply a coat of primer before [...]
Ever since reading The Joy of Less I’ve been pondering my closet. Francine suggested building a simple wardrobe containing basic multifunctional pieces that can be spiced up with accessories. I think this dress is the perfect example! How would you wear it? AT THE OFFICE: 1 ASOS Ponti Dress from ASOS 2 Cropped Wool Tuxedo Jacket from J.Crew [...]
Wit & Whistle Father’s Day cards are ready to go! Sperm, ovaries, and knocked up mothers—what more could Dad want in a card? I also created a few more conservative options to accommodate squeamish fathers. Happy Father’s Day!