Where the heck did March go?
Not too long ago I was wishing it would hurry up, and I guess it serves me right that it just flew right on by. Without any warning, here comes April.
Gotta tell you I am not very prepared for the whole April showers thing, although the way things are going around these parts the “showers” may come out of the sky as snowman material. I’ll keep my mittens handy just in case.
To brighten up my gloomy, gray, rainy days (are you all excited yet) I will be awkwardly staring at my new favorite Etsy shop and possibly petting my screen a whole lot. The romance, the romance is in the air. Can you feel it?
The First Snow has such gorgeous prints that make my blood flow quicken and my heart pitter-patter. They make me want to fall even more in love with that hunk Timbo. If you are planning a wedding, you really need to scope out the cake toppers, invitations, and cards because they are beyond adorable. I feel like I could get lost in a field of hand drawn flowers, which afterall…is the bright side of April showers.
In other blogosphere happenings….
I am forever pinning those photos of girls with cotton candy pink hair or gasp mermaid blue. I love the bold color, but I work for a Fortune 500 company y’all and I feel like the CEO would not-so-much appreciate my eclectic new doo. So when Gabrielle at Design Mom featured this temporary hair chalk, I pretty much fell out of my chair. You mean I can jazz it up on weekends and then be totally business appropriate come Monday. You guys won’t even recognize me once I have all my Tattly tattoos and bright, funky hair. I can be so hardcore, for a minute.
My new time sucker is definitely The Blonde Abroad. She is such an inspiration to save all our pennies and see the world, you should see all the places she has been. Tons of travel tips, videos, and funny stories. I am hooked.
Ok, I have caught glimpses of these vertical gardens all over the web but this one is my favorite so far. Dana over at House Tweaking is working out her green thumb with lots of pretty blooms. Unfortunately for me, not even a succulent fares well in this house. I will just print a picture of hers out and put it on the wall, living vicariously…that’s what it’s all about.
Happy almost weekend!
We are so close I can taste it, and by it I mean the big breakfast T is making tomorrow. He says we need to be pumped and ready for bathroom progress, I am just hoping I get to eat it whilst under blankets. At like noon. Doubtful.
My version of getting “pumped” is perusing Etsy shops….ever so often I will happen upon a shop and think how can one person make so much beauty. That’s exactly what I thought when I stumbled upon Mary Kate McDevitt’s shop full of handlettering and illustrations. What’s up gorgeous and quirky screen prints, you had me at hello. I just got to have that “Ladylike Whiskey” print.
If you’re a coffee fan, you absolutely need to check out her shop. She has the best prints you will find, makes me want to start drinking coffee. Maybe tomorrow. Or once I get my new mug.
It seems that everyone in my blogosphere was crafting this week, oodles of inspiration. I want to do all three of these.
I have been wanting to cover some of my not-so-pretty-books-that-i-love-to-read in a pretty paper but I had never thought of painting them. Laura from The Band Wife is a creative soul and always has the best ideas. Seriously, check out her Valentine’s decorations, not to mention her reality-show-worthy life.
Consider my pants blown off (read the post, you’ll catch my drift). Can you believe that Katie Bower from Bower Power Blog made that pollen ball out of straws and string…no seriously she did. Plus, she did it in under an hour and for a couple bucks. Yes…I will have a pollen ball by Monday.
Okay, so we’ve all pinned the photo of the hanger with the hot glue swigglies. How much better does this look? You can’t even tell that the hangers have been altered. Miranda from One Little Minute is the most amazing sewer out there, but she outdoes herself when she comes up with stuff like this.
What did you find impressive this week? Got any plans for the weekend? St. Louis is hosting a Baconfest and Comic Con….but you know where we will be.
Is it Friday?
Being on vacation has me so thrown off.
Being on vacation has also reignited my love for home.
To celebrate this great state in the middle of nowhere, I started looking for art and accessories to represent. I found oodles…
Here’s what else I found this week…
How tasty do those grapes look? I haven’t made them yet but the flavor combination sounds incredible. I think they will make a refreshing snack in the summer out by the pool. Jacin from Lovely Little Details is always creating beautiful things, including delish food. I must warn you though, if you click on over to her site you will spend hours drooling over gorgeous florals and contemplating how to move to New England, Australia, and California.
Look at those honeycomb shelves, you can quote me….honeycomb is the new chevron. Just look at Katie Bower’s backsplash. The girls from A Beautiful Mess featured these simple and beautiful shelves. Their styling makes me so jealous.
If you haven’t checked out East Coast Creative’s “Creating with the Stars” well then where have you been? They’ve paired up DIY celebrities and some up and comers to create some pretty stellar projects. My favorite of round one had to be the side table that was upcycled from an old tire. Are you serious, that is genius. Color me impressed, which happens to be that happy yellow.
What did you find this week?
Got any fun plans for the weekend?
My Patty’s Day plans may be put on hold thanks to the whole sickness thing.
It’s Friday, Friday, Friday….remember her?
Hope you all had a fantastic week and have an even better weekend ahead of you. If you are in Vegas this weekend look out for my shenanigans, as I will be tearing up the city for my sister’s 21st birthday. Make sure you all keep my boyfran man company here as he will be enjoying the bachelor life and praying I don’t blow all my money on the craps table.
But for now….bask in the glory of my new favorite Etsy Shop.
How adorable are those prints. I am head over heels for the fresh colors and whimsy that Katie brings to all of her work. It was hard to choose which prints I liked best because she has tons of them. There are also lots of “State prints” although a certain show-me state was missing. Which one is your favorite?
Statement walls have become all the rage lately. I have yet to see one that I love more than this one…
Elsie from a Beautiful Mess spent three days laboring over that beauty, and it already has me feeling totally inspired. I need a wall in my house covered in sentiments. I think I will choose a smaller wall though.
Speaking of Elsie, she was really on a roll this week. Check out these pretty mismatched napkins, and dream about all the styling possibilities.
Dinner parties scattered with patterns and bold colors and sweet quotes. If I wasn’t going out of town this weekend I’d be learning to sew so I could make my own set.
I have tried to eat a little cleaner these days. I have not gone all the way to the Paleo side of things….just trying to cut out frozen dinners and refined ingredients. Maybe live a little longer.
How delish does that look? I am craving eggs all the time now, so I want to learn lots of ways to prepare them. Smitten Kitchen has the best photos and great tutorials that don’t seem so intimidating.
I love birthdays. I love sending cards. I just never remember. Next time I do….
Miranda gives you a step-by-step coaching session on folding a bill into a shirt. Which could come in handy while in Vegas so I have been practicing like crazy.
What other skills should I take to Vegas?
Find anything cool in your blogoshpere lately?
March is here, March is here.
Just in case you weren’t aware.
Let’s celebrate shall we?
I’ll get the Rubens and long as you make me this cake.
You had better believe I am taking the first of the month to scope out all the cute St. Patty’s crafts going on. I love inspiration you know.
Seriously, who is making me that cake.
I don’t even care that I would have a green tongue.
Speaking of colored tongues.
Ok how awesome would it be to wake up to rainbow pancakes? Hint Hint Tim.
What is it about this holiday that makes me hungry.
I wonder if Timbo would get down with a scavenger hunt, I’m putting this on my to-do list. Especially since all the clues are already made thanks to Alison.
Speaking of my boyfran-man…I figure I can make him a little sumthin sumthin.
I love making holidays special, for everyone. I know leaving these little babies around for all the people I like would make St. Pattys more fun for everyone.
Have you found any adorable green goodness that I should know about?
Funny little story about the word two. Or too, or to.
When T and I started dating we used to bond over our friends incorrect usage of the word to. We ended up making up our own word that applies to all forms of the word to. We now use “tew” for everything and my phone even auto-corrects the normal versions of to, too, and two to tew. Way too many tew’s. So if you ever get a text or email from me, please don’t think I am totally out of my mind. My phone just gets me, and all my inside jokes.
Now onto the fun stuff….like my newest obsession.
I don’t need to explain why I am head over eels-pun intended-in love with these beautiful dishes? No, I didn’t think so. The pottery over at Cephalopod Ink is bright & fun and of course showcase all the lovelies in the sea.
Speaking of lovely sealife….check out these little cuties.
Design Sponge took a little collection of clam shells and made them adorable reminders of seaside days by turning them into candles. Putting this on my to-do list for sure, I got a sweet little Maine clam shell that needs some jazzing up.
Okay, this week is very fishy….but I mean what do you really expect.
The nautical kids room featured in House Beautiful is beyond cute. The colors they used not your typical nautical style, but I think it is fresh and perfect for chitlins bright personalities. But white carpet? Who are we kidding here?
I wish my bunk beds would have been that cool when I was growing up.
You already know we love our animals, but now Bonnie from Going Home to Roost showed me how to kick the love into overdrive with a bunch of custom pet portraits. I see stuffed puppies in our couches future.
Did you all do anything fun this week?
Tell me about it.