Thursday, November 19, 2009

hat cuteness...

I love this hat from Sumomosuki! The combination of vintage sweater scraps is so unique and fun. I love the forties feel too with the side bow.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

organizational nerd...

Is it possible to swoon over a plastic bag organizer? Martha Stewart, you little devil, I'm powerless to your adorable organizational ways.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

ruffles ruffles, love the ruffles

This tee from AftonRiver is adorable! C'est tout!

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Friday, November 6, 2009


I first discovered the whoopie pie in small town Wisconsin this past summer. Sold by two Amish women, it was pure side of the road joy. It looks like it would be really dense but it's light and airy and just like heaven. This whoopie pie kit from Little Brown Pen is just too adorable. The kit includes 8 muslin bags, 8 gift tags, and her grandmother's whoopie pie recipe. She says it's "legendary" and I'm dying to find out!

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

you look so pretty in that light...

I think this vintage pendant lamp from LampGoods would be so adorable in our dining room. Pretty and old school for a pretty little old school house.

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Friday, October 30, 2009

make your mark...

I remember having stamps when I was younger, the fascination didn't last very long. It may be time to pick them up again. This stamp set from Lemon Tree is too cool. I love the modern prints.

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Friday, September 25, 2009

ruffle love...

I LOVE THIS BAG from Love Janice! Oh my. Love, love, love it.

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Monday, August 31, 2009

it's time for a new watch...

I adore this watch by OAK! I love watches that look like bracelets and this is just the epitome of cool.

a la: {Bliss}

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

is there a letter in there for me?

The new office collection by Oh Joy! is so so adorable, I need to find a reasonable excuse to buy
this and this and this!

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Fifi Lapin

I adore these prints from Fifi Lapin. They are so unique and interesting in the best possible way. I wish she drew hip little boy bunnies, I would totally put one in the nursery.

a la: {Creature Comforts}

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

j'adore le stripes...

I already own a reusable grocery tote but I thought these stripe ones from Baggu were too adorable to pass up. I bought the baby one and, as Goldilocks would say, it's "just right" for my lunch.

a la: {Design Sponge}

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

bag addiction...

Pansy Maiden


I love bags and these are uber cute! If you use the following promo codes: MODISH or PAPERNSTITCH at the Pansy Maiden site you can get 15% off!

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Monday, June 22, 2009

adorably comfortable...

I love when comfort doesn't have to sacrifice style. This can certainly be true of this hoodie by Prairie Underground. The details are romantic and perfectly adorable.

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Friday, June 19, 2009


I am in love with these little note birds from Amy Interiors! Each bird comes with a vellum scroll with a pre-written message or a blank one to write one of your own. I would use these birds again and again with my own paper. Whenever your hubbie or child was having a special day or a bad day, they could find a surprise bird outside their bedroom door with a little note of encouragement or congratulations. Adorable.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

fun new read...

I found the cutest blog today. iDiY is dedicated to weddings but they have so many cute ideas that could be used in everyday life. These hand soap labels are adorable and I would love to make some just for little ol' me. Check out their DIY Tutorials and Freebies/Downloads/ sections.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

oh how i love thee, let me count the ways...

This satchel from DrikaB is absolutely adorable! I love it and kind of pine for it. All of her bags are pretty awesome.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

is it june yet?

I am so excited about this movie! John Krasinski AND Maya Rudolph AND it looks adorable! Check out the trailer...

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

cover me...

Amy Butler has a new bedding line coming out in June!

a la: {Decor8}

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Friday, April 24, 2009

pricey laundry...

It's so wrong that I love a laundry bag that costs $56!

Bag: India Rose

a la: {Apartment Therapy}

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

perk up your postman...

I love these envelope wraparounds from Tape Swell!

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Monday, April 20, 2009

mismatch this mismatch that...

I stumbled onto this site Honest Fare, a food blog by a woman named Gabi in Florida. I haven't even really begun to look at her recipes but her photos are very pretty. I love this photo of her aprons, probably mainly because I really want to copy it for the stairwell leading to our basement. I love the mismatched knobs, they are adorable!

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

you had me at ruffle...

Oh my goodness, oh my goodness, I am just in love with this bag from Jujie!! I love the subtle girliness that the ruffle gives off next to the manly gray fabric. *Sigh*

a la: {Decor8's "Etsy Take Five Tuesday"}

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Thursday, April 9, 2009

hanger art...

I've been seeing this idea of using skirt hangers to hang art for awhile now, but never with an additional hanger at the bottom for support. Either way, with one or two, it's definitely cute. It adds a little pizazz to something you would ordinarily just tack up.

a la: {Apartment Therapy}

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

beautiful comfort...

I am loving the incredibly unique hoodies by Rose La Biche. I really have never seen anything like them. Who says you can't be comfortable and cute at the same time?

a la: {Modish}

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Monday, March 30, 2009

hello my pretty...

Banana Republic sent me an email this morning (yeah, we're tight). I love the detailing on this top and the whole ensemble. Spring shopping is hard to resist.

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

post this...

I just love all the diy ideas and free printables available at Creature Comforts. These mailing labels are adorable.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

forget the storage caddy...

I love this porcelain desk organizer from the MoMA Store in NYC. It doesn't look at all like office supplies and it's sweet & romantic.

a la: {Oh Joy!}

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

project time!!

It must have been the brief glimpse of 50 degree weather that got me thinking about my front porch because now I am really in the mood to spruce up its drab looking self. I found this cute Amy Butler fabric from down shadow lane for some pillow covers that I think will do just the trick!

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

my what a pretty window...

This is absolutely genius! I love fancy window films (see "j'taime" and "window lace"), but with the fancy comes the pricey. Or at least until now! With Design*Sponge's diy instructions, I can just make my own with regular clear contact paper and white paint! Love, love, love it.

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

define me...

I love quizzes and I love decorating so it makes sense that I would be intrigued by quizzes that define one's style. Sproost has an interesting quiz that determines your personal style based on your opinion of varying rooms. I never seem to be totally agree with my results when it comes to these quizzes, but I guess as long as "chic" is in the description I'm OK. What is your personal style?

Mine is:
60% Cottage Chic
30% Rustic Revival
10% Vintage Modern

a la: {How About Orange}

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Monday, February 16, 2009

opposites attract...

Oh my goodness, I think these concrete tumblers from Charles & Marie are so incredibly cool. I love how the glasses marry a hard utilitarian substance with a lighter, fragile one. Too bad they are so expensive and already sold out!

a la: {Mighty Haus}

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Friday, February 13, 2009

you're sweet...

These pink lemon cupcakes from justJENN recipes are super cute. They appear to be fairly simple to make and wouldn't be a hassle like these Santa cookies were! Gotta love great design made simple. :)

a la: {design crush}

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

be mine...

Creature Comforts posted today about some adorable and quirky cards from Kate Spade. They are very fun! :)

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

a bit of paris...

I love the storybook quality of this print of Paris by Art Quirk. Nina Clough, shop owner, is based in England and has many other wonderful prints of European destinations.

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Friday, February 6, 2009

printable cuteness...

Lolly Chops has the cutest free printables for you to download; tags, labels, paper, cards, note cards and recipe cards. Enjoy!

a la: {Creature Comforts}

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

sittin' pretty...

I think a little drool came out of my mouth when I saw these chairs from Target.

a la: {How About Orange}

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

i could just eat you up...

Oh my! My favorite PBS chef Jamie Oliver has foodstuffs for sale. Yummy food and good design. *Sigh*

a la: {Design is Mine}

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Friday, January 23, 2009

write that down...

I have the cutest little matchbook notepad from a restaurant in NYC called Cafe Gitane. An adorable notepad to match an adorable restaurant. Definitely go if you are ever near Mott Street! Seriously. I'm not joking.

I have been hesitant to even use the notepad because I don't want my memento run out! I don't know why I didn't think of just replacing the pages or for that matter, making more! All those cute matchbooks that pile up in junk drawers can now be put to good use with this tutorial from Design*Sponge.

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

stamp this...

I adore these handlettered address stamps by Letter Girl!

a la: {Design Crush}

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

kind to the earth & pretty on the eye...

Hende has such pretty organic cotton & recycled fibers clothing. I am hoping that an adult size of that hat becomes available soon!

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Monday, January 12, 2009

calgon take me away...

I love this bathtub!

a la: {Remodelista}

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Friday, January 9, 2009

tres chic....

I love how the blog world can keep you stumbling from one new blog to the next. Fall in love with one, see who else they love, and suddenly there is not enough time to keep up with all your new loves.

On Monday bliss led me to A Cup of Jo and now A Cup of Jo has led me to Garance Dore. Joanna Goddard (A Cup of Jo) interviews Garance Dore how to dress like a french woman and I love it. It's a simple look into a french woman's style.

For more from Joanna, check out her relationship blog at Glamour: Smitten

Photo: {Garance Dore}

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Monday, January 5, 2009


Last Monday I posted about my love for bliss and now I'm compelled to do it again. Such lovely photos bliss found from A Cup of Jo. The photos are by Max Wanger and they are gorgeous. Check out A Cup of Jo for more!

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