Mar 30, 2011

Looks Like Spring

I adore Anthropologie just as much as the next gal, but I have to admit, it is rare that I love an entire line of their clothing.  Sometimes they just take the whole alternative-vintage-dainty-funk look a bit too far for my taste.  However, times may be a'changing...I LOVE Anthro's new spring lines.  The clothing is adorable.  I mean, minus two or three pieces I would pretty much like to purchase everything.  I'm just attracted to that flowy, chiffony, airy look and they have a lot of that going on right now.

Here are a few faves:

And THEN check out this heart pretty much stopped and I almost died.  

Love love love.  All of it.

image credits:

Mar 28, 2011

I Heart Parking Garages

Well today was an epic day.
I sideswiped my car against a corner concrete post in my super-tiny-not-made-for-two-cars-going-in-opposite-directions parking garage.  The damage was lovely :/

On a happier note, I did make this layout today...

I used Catherine's Tender Kit, which I just adore...I love the simple color's sort of antique-y, and it's gentle and calm...I have to say, I think it just may be my favorite kit she's created thus far.

Mar 25, 2011

Super Excited...

about THIS:

Oh yes I will be in attendance, bright and early, tomorrow morning!  

and hopefully...
*fingers criss-crossed really tight*
...I will return with some awesome photos...
or at least sweet skillz that will allow me to take super awesome photos.

image credits: Nicole Gerulat

Mar 22, 2011

It's My Party

Are these not 
hair accessories 

My birthday is rapidly approaching and I think I simply MUST wear this at my party: 


No question.

And my bff's should wear an assortment of these other adorable headpieces cuz they are just too fabulously fun and funky.

I pretty much love this idea so much I can't handle it.

These are amazing.

image credits: Janine Basil

Mar 21, 2011

Happy Happy!

First of all how could I have possibly let a delightfully colorful newsletter from Rock Scissor Paper just sit in my inbox all weekend long??  And secondly how could I have done so when it had such Happy News tucked inside?!

First of all I adore the ladies of Rock Scissor Paper.  I had the opportunity to meet them at a Stationery Workshop they taught a while back and they were not only inspiring and fun and just absolutely fabulous in every way, but they also were generous with their knowledge and time, and just willing to share everything they had learned throughout their creative journey.  It truly was awesome.

Anyways, the email I just finally opened introduced a few of their new products which is always fun, but most importantly, it had a "save the date" section just for So. Cal locals....aka ME.  *smiling really big*   This section was announcing two super awesome events: a Craft Workshop in conjunction with Tom's Shoes (OMG LOVE THEM so I MUST go!) and the arrival of Unique LA, an independent design boutique/fair...both will be here in a little over a month!  Awesome.  I am SUPER EXCITED.  I love these kinds of things.

Also the newsletter had a link to RSP's blog and I found this posting which I thought was just the yummiest and so cute, and I would so totally make these tasty treats for my sweetheart if I had any baking skills whatsoever.  As it is, I don't even think I own a whisk, let alone have a clue what a pastry cutter is; and is unsalted butter different than regular butter??  I'm thinking I wouldn't get too far through this recipe before disaster would strike.  Dang it.  But they do look delish, don't they?

Happy Monday!

image credits: Rock Scissors Paper - Make Something Happy Blog

Mar 18, 2011

I Heart Ruffles

Ok, so I currently have this bedding set...

Isn't it just dreamy
I bought it as a special treat to myself last summer.  
I love it so much I can't handle it.
Sometimes I can't wait to go to bed because I love my bedding that much.

Anyways, I recently saw these curtains and decided I simply must have them.  Not only do I adore ruffles, but they would just totally match my bedding.

Now, while I LOVE that deep purple color, I am not sure it would match with my bedroom decor so I am deciding between these other two options:

but they do have a creme one that is always a possibility.
Oh I am terrible with decisions...hmmm...
Which do you like best??

I'll take the weekend to think it over.
Happy Friday!

image credits: Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters

Mar 17, 2011

Font Nut

In order of appearance:
Pixiefont, Lemon Chicken, Upper East Side, Rechtman, and Veggieburger

You can get them too at

Mar 15, 2011

Just Another Tuesday...

A few fun digi-scrapping layouts for a random Tuesday...

How cute are those sweet treats from my bro's recent b-day shindig??!
And my adorable nephew??  Oh how I just want to gobble him up!

My photography class is 
You will most definitely NOT be seeing any awesome mind blowing photos anytime soon.

Mar 14, 2011

Little Dresses

If I were getting married this spring, this just might be my rehearsal dinner dress...

And if I were attending a shower of sorts, I might wear this....

And if I were going to a super fun evening party, I'd totally wear this...

And if I had boku bucks, I'd buy them all today.

image credits: Lily Pulitzer

Mar 12, 2011

Fashionable Undersea Friends


At first glance I was like seriously??  Are they joking? Who would ever in their right mind wear THAT?! 
But upon closer inspection, this bathing suit is really quite darling...take a look at the back's a complimentary stripe pattern...

and the cut really is cute...
You can remove the halter strap if you'd like. 
I am thinking I really like this suit.  
Who knew a lobster bathing suit would be so awesome?
Oh that Anthropologie.
Always on the cutting edge of fashion.

image credits: Anthropologie

Mar 9, 2011

Tiny Toms

Shoes for little ones are pretty much the most fun thing to shop for.  
They are so darn cute.  
Especially when they are teeny tiny versions of adult these

I didn't know these existed!
Where have I been?? 

My niece and nephew just got little Nike's but I am thinking they need these too.  
Most definitely.

I am still dreaming of these...however, I almost wish the big person version had a little velcro action too.  
That would be amazing.

Mar 7, 2011

Elephant Snackers

I want to make these for the next baby shower I host.

I mean, these cookies are pretty much baby shower personified.
So darn cute.
I could be biased due to the fact that elephants are my favorite animal (next to owls)...but an elephant themed shower would be really cute.

image credits: hello naomi

Mar 3, 2011


"It is one of life's bitterest truths that bedtime so often arrives just when things are really getting interesting."
-Lemony Snicket, The Grim Grotto

Oh how I love to read a good book right before I go to bed...but it's so true that you always get to the really good part just when it's getting too late to stay up any longer...oh what a bitter truth indeed.

I recently learned about this great blog entitled, An Illustrated Guide: Short Reviews of Notable Picture Books and I totally dig it.

Not only is the site design cool (the images of the picture books move as your cursor moves and there are great literature related quotes sprinkled throughout), but I am a just big, big fan of picture books so the concept itself is just very cool.  I would have to say that other than the crafty section, the kids section of Barnes and Noble is pretty much my favorite...I have also taken a few Children's Literature courses over the years and even a class on how to actually write Children's Books, so it's fair to say that I am indeed a fan of the genre and hence this Notable Picture book blog.

The books that are spotlighted on the blog are not super mainstream; they are a bit alternative and offbeat, but cute.  And the reviews are well-written and entertaining.  Each one ends with the phrase, "The perfect book for ___________"...the blank is filled with an appropriate term describing children who would like the book such as, "young adventurers," or "little monsters," or "budding wordsmiths" it.

So do you have any favorite picture books??  Perhaps they made it onto the blog??  
Take a peek!

Quotation and image credits: An Illustrated Guide

Mar 2, 2011

Lemon Cupcakes

Been having a few rough days over here...
I mean, I can definitely say I've been getting some lemons thrown my way...
And while I probably won't turn them into lemon cupcakes anytime soon seeing how I am just the worst in the kitchen, I am gonna try super hard to turn them into something sweet.

image credits: Betty Turbo

Mar 1, 2011

Ginger Scappings!

It's the first of the month which means the latest issue of Ginger Scraps Street magazine is online and ready for you to admire!  

My article is on page 4 and it is three pages long!  
I was ambitious this month. 
 I  also have a few layouts published this is in my own article on page 5, and then one is on page 28...I thought I had one more but I could be mixing it up with next month.  We work like 2 months in advance so I get all mixed up.  I like the article I wrote for this month...and I love the layouts I chose to spotlight...the designers specialize in minimalist design and their work is beautiful!
Take a peek!

P.S.  Each month there is a freebie kit in the magazine so you should totally subscribe ;)