Thursday, April 30, 2009

have you read it??

My neighbor left the book Twilight on my doorstep this morning - she's been gushing about it for months now. Have you read it?

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

sale alert! {Kooba clutch}

You might not know, but....I have a wee bit of a Kooba purse obsession. Which is why I had breathing troubles when I spotted this little beauty on super sale right now.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

{i heart} boxed invites

I have some deep love for boxed invitations, they just seem so special, like opening a little mystery gift. I'm designing a line of boxed invites now for Whish (yes, it's still in the works!). Papermart sells these multi-color combos at fab prices.  image: martha stewart

Monday, April 27, 2009

you will freak {in a good way}

Am I the last person in blogland to discover the DesignSponge sneak peak section?? Oh's home decor heaven, be prepared to lose yourself for a while.

Friday, April 24, 2009

{happy friday!}

have a wonderful weekend, my friends! xo amber image: ashtapot/deviantART

Thursday, April 23, 2009

vintage {style} sunglasses

There are so many inexpensive sunglasses out this season - how great to throw a pair into your beach bag and not worry about scratches! 1top left, 2 early dusk, 3 top down shades, 4 square frame

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

perfectly paris

I am officially addicted to Perfectly Paris, an enchanting website of the most perfectly-Parisian vacation rentals. A girl can dream...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

so. simple.

Do you ever stop to notice all things simple? I just walked my daughter to school; heavy scents of wisteria and roses followed us (it was kind of magical) and a butterfly crossed our path. Back at home, my dog greeted me with his leash in his mouth, ready for a walk. We walked a trail surrounded by tall grasses and wildflowers, and again, those springtime scents filled the air. It felt so cliche to stop and smell the roses, but you know I did, I just wanted to take it all in before I begin my daily grind at the computer. I hope you get a chance - happy spring!

Monday, April 20, 2009

whimsy {for the wall}

Aren't these "wallflowers" fantastic?? They're making my otherwise blah day feel kind of happy.

Friday, April 17, 2009

{happy friday!}

have a great weekend, I'm still under the weather so I'll be living vicariously through you...xoxo

image by hanna jacob

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

{almost} lipstick

I've actually given up on lipsticks. The cakey-ness just doesn't cut it anymore, I'm completely in love with almost lipstick. My 2 favorite can't-live-withouts are Clinique Black Honey (for day) and Back Current (for night). They look like a sheer brush of color - and just right.

gypsy water

Just the name alone makes me want to try this new scent! The sandalwood-tea combo sounds subtle and earthy...

Monday, April 13, 2009

this makes me super excited....

hooray! they've begun taping the new season of my all time favorite show Entourage
and this just makes me queasy all over. psst Speidi...those shorts are all kinds of wrong.

logo lust

When I was going to school for graphic design, logos were an everyday topic. I ate/drank/slept logo ideas. Long out of school, I still notice logos everywhere but this one is kind of gorgeous, and I've been staring at it for way too long. via soho lofts

Friday, April 10, 2009

{happy friday!}

happy friday to you! I've been a bit under the weather all week, so this pink blanket is just where I'd like to be...xo image via fffound

Thursday, April 9, 2009

and the dress of the week is....

this just-right little pink tunic by Twelfth Street. Throw on a pair of flat sandals, some bangles, a well worn hobo bag and your good to go.

vintage prom dresses

Growing up, my best friend had a trunk filled with vintage prom dresses. Countless weekends and slumber parties were spent trying them on, prancing around, like a teenage fairytale come true. My favorite was a strapless, fluffy yellow tulle & organza number, I can remember running on the beach in it as we pretended we were models for photography class in high school. I'd love to go thrifting and collect a trunkfull for my daughter someday, makes for very sweet memories. image via flickr

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Bakerella {does it again!}

By now you must have seen a shot of Bakerella's tantalizing cupcake pops floating around the blogsphere. If not, here's her latest Easter pops, aren't they the sweetest looking morsels??

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

{big hat} photoshoot

I have some great old floppy hats I found at a vintage shop years ago, they beg to be in photos. I set Ruby up in front of a white wall, put together some great quad style images, had them printed at Target and voila! They're framed and in the living room in 2 days flat. Love digital photography.

Monday, April 6, 2009

bromance of the year

We saw I Love You, Man last night and I'm not joking when I say I've been giggling ever since. I can't say enough about it - just go see it, it's the funniest movie! And oh, the wedding scene - all yellows and billowing fabrics - styled like my dream wedding come true.

Friday, April 3, 2009

{happy friday!}

Have a lovely weekend! I think we'll plunk a picnic blanket down and chase some butterflies, how about you? xo illustration by katogi mari

Thursday, April 2, 2009

invitation in-a-bottle

Quite possibly the coolest wedding invitations ever. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

brush stroke

I am blown away by the amount of gorgeous hand lettered calligraphy floating about these days. Stunning stuff! Today my mom is starting a calligraphy class, it's something she's always wanted to learn, plus she'll be my go-to gal for my invite business. I gave her this for inspiration.