Dec 31, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

Just wanted to wish you a very happy 2011.
I think it's really going to be a good good new year.
Have a safe and happy holiday and I will see you on the other side ;)

Oh!  I almost forgot...the first edition of the brand new Ginger Scraps Street Magazine will be out bright and early tomorrow morning!  I am SO excited!  I can't wait to see my very first article in print!  Woohoo!

Here is a sneak peek at the cover...

So cute!

I will add a direct link to the magazine right here as soon as I get it so you can zip on over and take a look...and perhaps subscribe even ;)

***HERE is the direct link to the magazine!!  check it out!  It's darling!

Dec 30, 2010

Thank You! Thank You!

The season of giving has come and gone, and now t'is the time to say THANKS BUNCHES! for all the totally fab gifts you received.

I whipped up these thank you tags as part of a stationery set I am working on...aaaaaaaand kinda sorta hope to sell in the lil online shop I would like to open in 2011 (can we say New Years Resolution??!)

I thought the circular thank yous could be printed on sticky paper and be used as seals on the envelopes of your thank you notes and the others could be little thank you tags you could stick in a potted plant or tie to a little goodie of sorts...I think they are kinda cute. a test can download the circles HERE!  It's my thank you to you!  Thank you so much for stopping by!  You are a gem and I love love love your visits :)

p.s. I am back from my little vacay.  It was lovely to be away.  But I am happy to be home again!

Dec 27, 2010

On a Lil Vacay...

Just taking a wee break...a lil back in a few days...xo.

Dec 23, 2010

Navy Stripes

Navy stripes and a bow...on a Coach bangle.
Why do they do this to me?!
Love it.
Gotta have it.
I wonder if my mums has gotten my gift yet????

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Dec 21, 2010

Last Minute Gift Items...

So I popped into Anthropologie this evening to look for a few last minute Christmas gifts...
I saw all of the following and wanted them for myself! 
That means they would make perfect gifts.

Thought I would share them with you too, in case you have some last minute shopping to do as well ;)

Friends of the Forest Cards
these are adorable.
Autumn Drizzle Glass
these come in different colors with slightly different flowers on each.
love 'em all.
Leave Your Mark Note Sticky
each letter is slightly different.
Tea and Toast Butter Dish
comes in four different colors and is so quaint and cute.

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Dec 20, 2010

Jo Totes...

THIS is the camera bag I am longing for.
It's adorable.
It's purple.
It's perfect.

It's sold out.

Jo Totes are "camera bags for ladies."  
These bags are so totally fabulous because they have special padded compartments for both your ordinary day-to-day purse items as well as your high tech photography equipment.
A Jo Tote is basically a camera bag that double as a purse. 
So now you can go out and about with just one bag...
and a cute one at that!

image credits: Jo Totes

Dec 18, 2010

Article #1

So I my very first article as a Staff Writer for GingerScrapsStreet Magazine has been finished.  In fact it's been signed, sealed, and delivered!  I am so excited.  The editors are completely charming and gave me wonderfully positive article will be published in next month's issue!  Yay!  You simply MUST become a subscriber ;)

You can go HERE to subscribe...the link is actually for our sister magazine but the subscription will send you GingerScrapsStreet Magazine too...January will be our first issue so it should arrive to your inbox shortly!

Happy Weekend!
image credits: GingerScraps Blog

Dec 16, 2010


I'm a teacher. I dig the alphabet. 
And know how I adore those lil guys. 
So when I saw THIS, I pretty much died and went to heaven.

Owlphabet by Gingiber

Dec 14, 2010

Starry Diffusion

I just learned how to transform an ordinary photo like this...

into something glowy and brilliant like this...

The effect is called Star Diffusion...kinda cool huh? It adds a magical, slightly ethereal touch to your photos...

You can follow the tutorial give it a try! It was quite easy ;)

Dec 13, 2010

House Love

Totally just found THIS.  
and its AMAZING.

I don't have a house of my own at the moment.  But when I do.  I am so gonna use this site as my home improvement guide.  Every project on there was actually done by the real, true life, super happy, uber-creative couple who created the blog while remodeling their home...the project ideas are so inspiring and really, just so darn easy! 

In the meantime however, while in my perfectly content pre-homeowner status, I am going to work my way through this incredibly productive couple's stash of artsy-crafty, organizational, money saving, and green living ideas.  Good thing the new year is right around the corner...I sense some resolutions a'brewin...

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Dec 10, 2010


That's me.  

I've been totally and completely scatterbrained the past few days.
I've been going and going and going.  
Barely taking a moment to sit back and reflect upon or appreciate my day.
And I am going to keep on going for the next week or two...or well, probably until after Christmas. No, make that New Years. 
Oh goodness, but then the new semester starts at work...well, shoot.  
Life is a busy thing sometimes. 

Sometimes I feel like I just don't have the time to slow down and enjoy the details...
I saw this on Etsy and thought, WOW, it's totally speaking TO ME.  
I love it.
I'd like to try to remember this on a regular basis...especially during the next few weeks...

image credits: Artsyville

Dec 8, 2010

Joy Ever After

How About Orange is one of my very favorite blogs.
I read few blogs every single day, and that is one of those's just that fab.
Well the other day I learned via How About Orange about another fabulous blog that became one of my top faves the moment I saw it.  Seriously.  It was love at first sight.

Here are some reasons why...
1. this paper ornament is just chic, artsy, classy...
2. going to a cookie exchange?  Here are some freebie tags for your goodies!
3. or why not try out this winter sangria at your holiday gathering this month?

I am loving this blog.

...and did I mention the quotes at the footer of each page.  Totally inspiring.

image credits: Joy Ever After

Dec 7, 2010

All I Want For Christmas... to take THIS photography class.


awesome news...

it's on sale right now!!
I should totally buy it shouldn't I??

p.s.  the textbook is on sale too. 
and I so gotta have that too.

p.p.s  and yes, I bought it.  
I bought my new camera for reals this time.

Canon Rebel T1i

Dec 6, 2010

Today one of my students said, "I love you Miss M...but totally like a friend of course."
It was cute.
Mondays need a little cute.


Dec 4, 2010

Comfort Foods

sometimes you just have a couple a bad days.
and comfort foods, well, they don't call 'em comfort foods for nothing.

i saw these "featured sweets" on Bakerella and i think i might have to make them.
i don't really eat muffins all that often...
or pancakes for that matter...
but mini maple pancake muffins with chocolate chips sound pretty darn amazing right about now.

 image credits: Bakerella

Dec 2, 2010

You're Hired!

Check out that cute new staff writer over at


Scrap Street Magazine - December Issue

Dec 1, 2010

Build Your Own...

What delicious fun.

Vol.25 is one of my very favorite designers and is the creator of this adorable cupcake construction kit.  You can download it here on her blog for free!  
It's just a cute little something to do for your little ones...or...who am I kidding??! It's a little something to do for big ones like me who are total suckers for cute things! 

image credits: Vol. 25