Wednesday, December 31, 2008

happy new year!

a la: {nullalux}

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wallpaper made simple...

I recently saw a cool post from Casa Sugar about "paste the wall" wallpaper from Graham & Brown. It's a non-permanent way to add a punch of style without all the frustration of normal wallpaper. Pasting the wall rather than the wallpaper allows for easier installation and removal. When removing, the wallpaper comes off in full sheets and the paste can be cleaned up with soapy water. Perfect for all renters or those that are loathe to fight the usual wallpaper messiness! Read about Casa Sugar's test of the product to make up your own mind!

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

style fix....

Rebecca was a recluse has the cutest feature on her flickr account titled Rebecca's Closet. A sweet photo diary of her outfits. Fun style and fun photos.

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Monday, December 29, 2008

monday bliss

I recently discovered the blog Bliss and have since been in love with Mrs. French's "I Heart Monday" feature. It's hard for me to concentrate on Mondays, just returning from the weekend and a little depressed to be back behind my desk, but "I Heart Mondays" provides the perfect distraction. Short and sweet, this feature is a picture list of everything that Mrs. French loves, which oftentimes becomes something I love. :)

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Friday, December 12, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008

tag, you're it...

Super cute gift tags from Camilla Engman. Free to download for those presents starting to gather under the tree!

a la: {Creature Comforts}

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Friday, December 5, 2008

paper decor...

Pretty handmade paper Christmas decorations....

a la: {Creature Comforts}

a la: {Oh Joy!}

a la: {Wiki How}

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

it's all about the packaging...

Travel in style with beautifully packaged shampoos, conditioners, body washes and creams from Lollia Life. I don't even know what they smell like but I want some just for their looks!

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

pure soft delight...

I've been seeing a lot of neckwarmers lately, which are cute but just not voluminous enough for me. I like a big chunky scarf to cuddle up in at the bus stop. But this cowl by moo cow hand knits may have changed my mind. It looks so soft and comfortable, like I am drinking hot cocoa and watching snow fall outside a window. And how cool is it that it's made in Liverpool?!

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Monday, November 24, 2008

travel in style...

I currently use a suitcase to travel, even if the stay is only for one night. It's all I have. But these chic weekender bags from Jane Marvel are uber cute and could be just the thing to break the suitcase habit.

a la: {Elements of Style}

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Friday, November 21, 2008

recycled loveliness...

I have way too many of these pesky grocery bags and I adore this idea from Creature Comforts. I am a little intimidated by the task but to have a purpose for my Target plastic bags is totally worth the effort. If you have a birthday coming up, expect to see this little pom pom adorning your present.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

i heart anthropologie...

I need a fancy party...

a la: {Shop-A-Matic}

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Friday, November 14, 2008


goodbye twenties...

a la: {danske}

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

you had me at anthro...

I just love Anthropologie's newsletters, they make me want to buy or decorate whatever they are suggesting. I suppose that means I should be complimenting their marketing team. :)

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

something new to read...

I've been looking for a new magazine to read ever since my Jane went away. Boho Magazine looks very promising, very promising indeed.

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Monday, November 10, 2008

neck art...

I am really struck by the beauty and uniqueness of this necklace by eninaj. It feels like a piece of art. Love it.

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Friday, November 7, 2008

quelle surprise...

Step into the Gap is right! This dress is adorable!

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

what a nice place to lay your head...

I wish I was skilled enough to make this "Snow Mum" pillow by Amy Butler. If you happen to be...she has the pattern available to download, as well as others up on her site.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

in the spirit of Halloween...

I wasn't going to carve pumpkins this year. I always seem to leave them out just a little too long and then I have to scrape a gooey mess off the front steps. But that was until I saw these little gems. My friend has carved the pumpkin in the lower right of the night shot with only a kitchen utensil to punch the holes. That's easier than carving a face and these are just gorgeous! Now the lace patterns on the right are just ridiculous. No one can do that except Martha and I guess that makes sense being that she is the author of these designs.

a la: {unruly things}

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Monday, October 27, 2008

new fall purchase...

I am currently donning this adorable sweater from the Gap. I discovered it over the weekend and couldn't not buy it. It probably should have been put on a birthday wish list, but I just couldn't wait. I may be having a love affair with ruffles.

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

It is getting colder and colder, which means it is time to get out those scarves. My scarves are either stuffed in a basket or strewn throughout the house, so I was pretty excited when I saw this fabric scarf holder on Apartment Therapy. The idea is pretty genius but I must be feeling lazy, I was hoping it was for sale instead of a diy project.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

i feel pretty indeed....

I just purchased this adorable winter cap from frosting couture. It's titled "I Feel Pretty" and I totally agree.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

ruffle my feathers...

This morning I checked my email to find a new message from shopamatic. It's a feature from New York Magazine and their slogan is "we window-shop so you don't have to." Fun, fun. Their latest spread is all about winter coats and I see the prettiest little ruffled coat. I entertain the idea that I actually need a new winter coat and decide to check it out....

Surprise surprise, it's from my favorite store, Anthropologie and consequently, $348. *Sigh*

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Monday, October 13, 2008

i'm feeling light-headed....

I am in love with textile designer Amy Butler's home, highlighted on sfgirlbybay's blog. *Sigh* I am particularly in love with one the clever use of the wall decal and the vase on the right side of the room. Genius. Be sure to check out the rest of Amy Butler's home, unless of course you are prone to swooning.

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Friday, October 10, 2008

blank wall starving for a decision...

I had been thinking about this idea from Blueprint magazine for my dining room wall but now I don't know! This idea from Design Crush is totally unique. I'm so fickle. Must come from all these design blogs I read, so much inspiration, so little time.

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Thursday, October 9, 2008

a spot for that glass of water...

This shelf idea from Design Sponge is pure genius. Magazine holder turns to shelf just with a couple screws, love it. There isn't room for a nightstand in my bedroom and this could be just the fix!

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

fashion is pain...

I kind of want to hurt myself just so I can use this.

a la: {Mighty Haus}

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

kitchen fun...

It amuses me how often I fall for kitchen-related items since I do not cook at all. But here comes one again from Anthropologie via Mighty Haus. Yay for trivets!

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Monday, October 6, 2008

eat up...

These multipurpose utensils from A Plus R Store are super hip and add a mod flair to any appetizer.

a la: {Design Crush}

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Friday, October 3, 2008

diy weekend...

Check out Hostess with the Mostest's diy wine stem labels! I don't know why I didn't think of this...

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008


This is a beautiful and unique use of recycled materials from bodhicitta.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

what day is it?

Etsy seller annacote has released her new screen print calendar for 2009. I have her 2008 version and use it for a fun pop of color and art for my desk. They sell out usually, so be sure to get yours!

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

gimmee gimmee

I snuck in a little peak at the Mighty Haus blog today. Oh man, this duvet from West Elm is exactly like the one I saw at Anthropologie, just like Mighty Haus said! 1/3 the cost makes me want it 3 times more!

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

busy busy

Busyness has come upon the fall I guess, I haven't had time to look for inspiration and my blog has been so lonely! And I'll be leaving soon on a trip to Colorado and again, won't be posting.

But in an effort to try to keep up, I'm posting the picture above from a little mini vacay over the weekend to see good friends. The picture is of a wine bar that I went to in Minneapolis and I just love the colors and the ambiance. It's kind of inspirational right?

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

sit down, stay awhile...

This is our new beautiful couch from Room and Board. It has yet to arrive, but I am ever so excited!

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

sweet sweet ruffles...

I love the ruffles on this tote from etsy seller madebyhank. It reminds me of a bedspread I just saw at Anthropologie. Very romantic.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

if only they were all three day weekends...

It was such a lovely three day weekend and I even had time to go shopping! I found this super darling, vintage inspired nightie at Victoria's Secret. I am so in love with it. I bought mine in a dark gray with cream colored ribbon.

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

i feel pretty...

Oh so pretty, oh so pretty and witty....

This tank from Urban Outfitters is very sweet and romantic.

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Friday, August 22, 2008

no priss here...

Usually doilies are thought of as pretty prim and proper but these "doileez" from Modern Twist are anything but. Modern Twist is certainly true to their name. What a lovely twist on a vintage piece.

a la: {Hostess {with the mostess}}

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

felt this...

My drinking glasses always stick to the coasters that we currently own and so I was very excited when I saw these diy coasters from Design Sponge. Cute, not sticky, and totally able to make myself!

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

mustache flair...

This mustache glass from Bread and Badger is hilarious. Love it.

a la: {Modish}

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Monday, August 18, 2008

cupcake cuteness...

I spotted these terribly cute cupcakes on How About Orange. Plop these cuties in a vase and use them as your centerpiece for your next party!

The recipe is from Bakerella. She used the recipe for a tip on Nickelodeon's, which donates money to Feed the Children's Kid's School Basics Program every time a tip is submitted.

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

etsy baubles...

I happened upon the etsy shop A Little Luster today and fell in love with oh so many things. In particular, the open oval sterling silver necklace and the lemon jade earrings shown above.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

being clean never smelled so good...

Soap on the Go! A fantastic idea that is not only cute but very affordable. Retailing for $3.75 at LoveLeeSoaps' etsy store, it's too good to pass up!

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Monday, August 11, 2008

let's go bake a cake...

This cake stand from Chow makes me feel like baking.

a la: {design crush}

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