Thursday, June 24, 2010

Flowers for Casey

I had the privilege of making a couple of hair pieces for a bride. She also had me make a headband for her flower girl. I really liked how they came out and made a few more headbands which will soon be in my shop for purchase [I had some difficulties posting them from my ancient laptop].

Here's some pictures of the one's i just sent out.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I was catching up on my blogs and websites this morning and wandered around design*sponge for a while. I haven't been online much this past weekend so I had a lot to catch up on.
First, I noticed that they were taking a poll for their book tour. Where do you want them to go and what do you want to happen once they get there? San Diego wasn't on their list! I was sad. La and San Fran were, so I voted for them and Seattle. That would be a great excuse to finally see Seattle :) You should vote on that one.
Next I saw this amazing sneak peak! Lauren Bradshaw [who makes cute little bird cake toppers] was sharing her house. It was so amazing that I had to share it here


If I had to chose an exact replica for a room in our house I would definitely go with this living room! There's usually something I would want to change when I look at pics from someone else's house and imagine it in my own. Not this one. I LOVE the floors, rug, brick fireplace with the mirror and globe, the couches, coffee table, the colors. Love it all!

I like the brick in this bathroom for sure

Don't you want to create here? I DO!

I really like the dresser in their bedroom and the color scheme she picked out.

Bright kitchens make me happy

Oh, this dining room- the chairs, table, the rug..Have I over used the word 'love' yet?

I really like the details of her nursery, the little decorations, etc. However, I'm not a huge fan of how dark the walls are. Especially for a nursery. Other than that, don't you think it's adorable?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

On bright sunny days like today, I want to be surrounded in a sea of these materials. They look so soft and pretty. They also look like they'd bring a nice cool breeze with them :)



My sister is here! We're going to do some shopping for pregnant clothes [for her]. I plan on buying baby clothes for her little one and my other nephew that's on his way :) yay for being an aunt!!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I was so thrilled today when I opened my inbox to find an e-mail from Emmaline Bride. They featured one of my ring bearer pillows on their lovely blog! This was a first for me and I am very honored! If you haven't been to their blog yet, you should definitely check it out- especially if you're planning a wedding! They have so many great resources and ideas. Thank you to their team for making my day :)

good morning.

I LOVE cold mornings! Being curled up on the couch with my coffee in hand, my kitty next to me and my laptop to keep me busy, I'm a happy girl.

Sometimes, being a blog reader is an overwhelming thing. There are SOOOOO many out there and so many of them interest me. I have a love/hate relationship with new blogs that I discover. My list is growing so much. I already have so many things that I can waste my time doing or that can distract me [crafting, etsy looking, my current list of blogs, redecorating, about 10 unfinished home projects, facebook stalking, rearranging furniture again, etc]. Those are just things I can do at home. If I leave home, the possibilities are endless, especially where we live. I have been wanting to dedicate more time to my blog and etsy creations. I have SO many ideas for things to create and sell. I just have a really hard time prioritizing my time. I mean a really hard time.

Anyway, this morning, I found some new things that I definitely wasted a lot of time looking at.

Somethings Hiding In Here is a lovely blog of a cute couple that makes things together. You should check it out along with their etsy.

Prefab getaways. *Sigh*

I would LOVE to stay at one of these one day!!! Modernist prefab dwelling in a forest? YES, PLEASE!!! Luminhaus is in the mountains of Virginia. It was designed by Rocio Romero and is available as a kit home. Another one to visit: LostRiverModern which is 2 hrs west of DC. Resolution: 4 Architecture is the firm that designed and built this lovely dwelling. It is the only one of their designs available for guests.

Lastly, but certainly not least! My husband just sold this AMAZING lamp that he designed and created:

Isn't it lovely? I have requested [or maybe demanded] that he make me a similar one but with a bit of a twist. It's going to be beautiful in our room! He will also be making that to sell in his Etsy shop. I won't tell you exactly what it is until it's done ;) I can't wait!
I am very proud of him and his creations. I LOVE being married to someone who can make things like this so that I don't have to wish I had a bank account loaded with Anthropologie money. Although, that still wouldn't suck.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Blue Eyed Yonder

I think you should scoot on over Blue Eyed Yonder. It's a lovely blog written by a family member of mine. Krista and I are cousins-ish. Well, our mom's are cousins. I think that makes us twice removed or something. I really don't know for sure ;)
What I do know is that she has WONDERFUL taste! Her blog is full of oh-so-tasty-looking desserts and inspiring craft projects. She just threw a graduation party for her cousin, Savannah Jane [who i've heard is also amazing in the kitchen] and the pictures were gorgeous!

I'm hoping that one day we'll get to craft together. That would be such a lovely day.

Notice her gorgeous necklace and hairpiece! Yes, she made them!! Such a beautiful bride! Their wedding pictures were so much fun to see. There were so many wonderful details and personal touches. Everything looked amazing!

Go check it out!


Ahhh....I love that word. I own the Fisheye and the Diane F+. I need to use them more often! I sometimes forget that they're in our home. I think if someone taught me a little more about each one, I'd have more motivation to take them on an adventure. We have friends coming in from out of town tomorrow. I am sooooo excited and that is such a great excuse to use them!
Anyway, look what Lomography came out with now:

The spinner 360.

It takes a picture of everything around you when you pull the chord. So much fun! I think we NEED to purchase one of these soon! ;)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

No Nursery For Me

My mom is going to be a grandma soon. Twice. My sister-in-law is due in September. My sister is due in December. Right now, my mom is overly excited with decorating a nursery. I have to say that I'm a bit jealous about this. I LOVE decorating [I get that from her]. And what's more fun than decorating a kid's room?! This is something I will not be able to do for a long time because we are not having kids any time soon. I don't see why an auntie shouldn't be able to have a nursery, the same as a grandma. Even if we had a second bedroom, I doubt Philip would want to use it as a nursery for someone else's kids.
If I did have that room to decorate, I would want it to look something like this:

cute pillow and magical mobile. both found here.

I LOVE the floors and all the fun vintage things in this room.

Yellow metal crib. Yes, please. And no, i wouldn't mind our bed frame looking like this.

Organized shelves. So pretty and so practical.

I LOVE the color scheme and fun things that Rachel used in her sons room.

I'm a sucker for owls and any other woodland creature. That' why I love the alphabet print below :)

Hi, you're parents are rich and built you a tree house. No big deal.

Aren't these chairs cute? Little chairs for little people.

unless noted, all images from weheartit or ohdeedoh