Tuesday, June 30, 2009

QLI on etsy

We're officially up and running on etsy. We only have one item right now, but look for more in the next few days!

You can purchase these fun cards through our etsy shop!

bonjour, indeed!

I'm digging these awesome pillows from Bonjour Mon Cousin.

Saw this on Thoughtful Day. Photos from Bonjour Mon Cousin.


Friday, June 26, 2009

gone camping

I'll be camping every weekend for the next three weeks...yipes. That's totally going to be me!

I need these letterpress prints from Yee-Haw to make it through!

Buy yours from Yee-Haw on etsy.

Images from Yee-Haw.


The roof is on fire

My house is scorching hot. So hot. We knew when we moved in that soon we would have to replace the 60 year old AC, but we thought we would be hippies, save the planet and sweat out the summer until we could get it replaced in the off-season ... and then it hit 90 degrees.

A Service One technician came yesterday and declared our air-conditioner dead. The diagnosis of our problem, I find hilarious: No cool.

I knew I shouldn't have lost my cool! Darn it. So I'm off to learn about purchasing an air-conditioner! Stay cool!


Thursday, June 25, 2009

quite like it on twitter

If you aren't already, you should follow us on twitter! Keep up with us moment by moment and get a lot of good tips and info that we don't post here!

To follow Annie, click here. Follow Heather here.

chair socks!

These chair socks by Chris&Ruby are just what I need to keep my floors happy!

Too cute!

They don't have a shop up yet, but you can shoot Chris&Ruby an email to purchase your chair socks.

Found these on Apartment Therapy. Photos from Chris&Ruby.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

loving: holly stalder

Love, love, love these pieces from Holly Stalder.

Many of her designs are made-to-order. Shop Holly Stalder on etsy, where her Canary Dress is featured as a handpicked item today.

Images from Holly Stalder.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Cotton Bird Designs

I am LOVING these birds from Cotton Bird Designs. You can get these paper ones made out of maps, crossword puzzles, sheets of music--anything, I'm sure!

And for you brides, these way cute birdie cake toppers. You can buy these little guys on Cotton Bird Designs' etsy shop or head to their website to get a custom-made cake topper!

"Each little bird is hand stitched using fine embroidery floss. Eyes are embroidered, and feet are hand made using wire."

Photos from Cotton Bird Designs.


so much to do

I need one of these snazzy "Freakin To Do Lists" from Vale Design.

The best part is I (and YOU) can download free printables on the Vale Design blog!

She also has awesome "The Dreamy Blog Topics To Post List" and "Happy Husband Kit" printables available.

Please practice Erin's rule..."COMMON SENSE RULE: PLEASE DO NOT COPY, REPRODUCE, MODIFY OR PROFIT FROM THIS DESIGN IN ANYWAY. {Cheating means we have to stop sharing. Please don't be that person.}"


Friday, June 19, 2009

gotta get me some xylene transfer artwork

These awesome pieces from Gregory at beauchamping are amazinggggggg. The description on his etsy shop reads:

"It’s like a screenprint, but without the screen, and the artwork is hand-transferred inch by inch over a long hour. Each piece is an original, slightly different from the last, all signed and numbered."

Sounds like a lot of work, but WELL worth it!

Saw this on OK Great. Photos from beauchamping.


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Countdown to Megan's wedding!

My LONG time friend Megan is getting married this Sunday! I'm so excited for her! I hope she realizes that I will be posting every cute detail here. But first, since I am a bridesmaid, we need to talk hair. I'm thinking messy up-do something like this photo of Vanessa Hudgens. My dress is strapless, so I kind of want something that puts my hair closer to my shoulders. Any ideas?


Wednesday, June 17, 2009


I was browsing the wedding blogs and saw these gorgeous save-the-dates on Oh So Beautiful Paper.

Of course I followed the link to Sarah and Rupert's wedding website. WOW! It's awesome.

You MUST check it out!

StD images from Oh So Beautiful Paper via Sarah.


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

busy weekend

It was a very busy weekend at my house. We did all of the things we haven't had time to do yet this spring: waxed the cars, stained the deck, pulled weeds, painted trim and refurbished our old outdoor lights. Here they are before...

...and after

I love how a can of spray paint can save you a couple hundred bucks!


Friday, June 12, 2009

fun, color-in cards

Because it's Friday, here's something way fun--color-in cards! Love these little guys by 9SpotMonk.

AND you can get this Father's Day card totally free on the 9SpotMonk blog. They're not just for kids (they are letterpressed)!

Find cards for many occasions on 9SpotMonk.

Photos from 9SpotMonk.


Thursday, June 11, 2009

i want a swordfish pillow

Love these hand-drawn and screen-printed pillows by Chakra Pennywhistle. They're eco-friendly too!

Photos from Chakra Pennywhistle.


Getting stuff done!

I just wanted to say WOOOOO HOOOOO! I just got a copy of a calendar I illustrated for Nebraska's Eastern Library Association. Twenty drawings of twenty libraries was a HUGE undertaking! But, I think it turned out beautifully.


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

pretty in pink

My birthday's in less than a month and I spy something PINK!

Ranjana Khan Rose Quartz Necklace on sale for $615.90 and John Hardy Rose Quartz Cocktail Ring for $1,495.00 at Saks.
I'll take both, please.


paint me a picture

These paintings by Janet Woodward-Hill are so elegant and beautiful. They're perfectly girly and I love, love, LOVE all of them.

Her work is up for sale on etsy at Janet Hill Studio. You can also keep an eye on what she's up to through her blog. Fair warning: if you see something you like, grab it quickly--originals go fast!

I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for an original.

All images from Janet Hill Studio (found via penguin & fish)


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

just gorgeous

These pieces of jewelry by Saloukee are just gorgeous! They are hand-made from embossed paper and are truly one-of-a-kind.

Here's a product description:

"It has delicate charring on its edges from amazing laser cutting technology, giving it a luxurious vintage feel. Once cut it is intricately riveted together and finished by hand, making each piece individually unique."

All of these pieces are sold on Joolia. (Photos from Saloukee)


Not enough wedding guests? Just rent some!

I don't think this is an issue in the US, but who knows, it could catch on here ...

MSNBC.com: "We'll attend the wedding as your friend instead of your friend," Hiroshi Mizutani, who heads Office Agents in Tokyo, a company that rents out guests, told Reuters.

"Suddenly, a guest might not be able to make it. Or maybe you are concerned about the gap in the number of guests you have compared to your partner. Or, there are many temp workers these days and they may be uncomfortable inviting the boss."

For 20,000 yen ($200), Office Agents provides a staff member to attend the ceremony. For an additional 5,000 yen, that person can perform a song or a dance. Pitch in another 10,000 yen and that person can make a speech that would make you proud.

Read more here.


Monday, June 8, 2009

Sassy pants girl

My favorite niece stopped by today to hang out and I snapped a few shots of that cutie with her dad. Adorable!


summer letters

These greeting cards from Summer Letters are awesome. Each card has hand-painting and a detachable piece. How fun!


Friday, June 5, 2009

fun friday cakes

The House of Clarendon is a cute little shop up in Lancaster PA. They make beautiful cakes, offer classes and even have high tea.

They even make edible headpieces and bouquets!