Monday, November 15, 2010

The Wreath Project

This weekend I worked on a really cool book page wreath, I saw the idea on a friends page and fell in love!  So, I wanted to try it out myself and see if I could make one that looked just as good.  I spent most of the day on Saturday working on it, it took almost 5 hours and a lot of burns from the hot glue gun!  But, it was worth it!

Ethan helped me tear the pages out of the books, sacrificing only a few to rips. He got bored pretty quickly after that and abandoned me to play Wii!  Anyways, here's my initial prototype wreath, it's almost 20" in diameter.  I'm going to make an even bigger one to hang in my living room...I'm going to accent the edges of it with orange paint(one of my all time favorite colors!).

I'm thinking about making these to sell on my etsy page. Hopefully, it won't take as long now that I have made 1.  Anyways, if you'd like to see step by step instructions to try and make your own, click here.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Urban Mining

I went to Urban Mining Housewares last night for the Holiday Preview Sale with my friend Erica.  Urban Mining is a really cool vintage market in Westport, it's not a huge place to spend the whole afternoon, but a good size for an evening of shopping with dinner after!  I love places like this and can't wait for the next adventure down at the River Market antique mall.  It's so fun searching for special gems and seeing great reminders of childhood memories with my family! (There were plenty of these there last night!)  Here's just a few interesting things that I saw.....some SUPER creepy and some pretty cool!

 I really liked these silhouettes, but I could make them myself very easily and use images of my own family!
 This monkey was the creepiest thing in the store, like it would kill you at night!!
My brother, Ben, had one of these banks as a kid.  My sister and I used to love stealing it from him and using it ourselves, it just seemed like one of the most amazing things as a child.  My mom found his a few years ago and gave it back to him, I think he has it in his room storing all his most precious items!

I was in love with this last one, but figured since I'm married now that I should get the approval of my husband.  I think he likes it and I'm dying to go back on Sunday and buy it...(you get 10% off on Sundays!)  I'm thinking you could spray paint the pole a bright color and add it to any room in the house!  It's just an awesome vintage lamp, the pole goes from floor to ceiling and it's tethered.  So cool....

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Art is Subjective

Here's some art that my 1 1/2 year old nieces created.....guess which one won a prize?!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Strangers with Crafts?

I love Amy Sedaris....and I REALLY loved her show Strangers With Candy back when it was on Comedy Central.  Now, she has written a book Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People

She's probably one of the funniest people on earth and I can't wait to read this book!  In the meantime, I'll settle to read this interview that she did on

Here's a little of advice from Amy Sedaris: If you craft, and you should, craft with abandon and don’t judge your work. It’s the process that’s important, not the final product. Remember, for every person who deems your project crap, there is another person who hasn’t seen it. The only person you have to please is yourself, and what do you know about art?

Friday, October 29, 2010

Ohhh, the memories

While doing my daily Internet surfing, ya know instead of working, I came across this sweet MASH Pad!  I was so excited when I saw it, all the childhood memories of playing MASH came sweeping over me.  My friends and I used to spend hours upon hours entertaining ourselves with this game...predicting who we would marry and what kind of house we would live in.  Do kids even play with paper and pens anymore?!!  Anyone want to come over and play...

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Save the Date

My sister in law, Jenny, is getting married on July 23, 2011!!  I offered to design all her goods and she graciously accepted!  I just love this kind of stuff!!  Here's a few of the save the date options she didn't choose, you can find them on my etsy page for purchase!

Feeling Royal?

My love and I have decided to dress up as Margot and Richie Tennenbaum this Halloween.  Of course, we decide this 4 days before the party we are going to on Saturday night!  We're gonna get started collecting items at Goodwill tonight....I'm pretty excited!

Thursday, October 14, 2010


I'm going to see the band Fun. play tonight at the Bottleneck in Lawrence!!  I'm pretty excited, I think it will be a rad show....I fell in love with them back when they were The Format, now they are just Fun.  Brandon and I danced to a Fun song for our first dance as a married couple 6 weeks ago and now we'll get to enjoy them live!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Petal Pillow....How to!

My super friend, Erica(probably the only person who reads this blog), read my last post about my pillow obsession and she sent me this link to a Petal Pillow Tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew.  It looks really simple and gives you the step by step instructions on how to make your very own adorable pillows!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Handmade.....I love you!

I'm on a pillow kick lately, I just can't get enough of them.  I haven't bought any since the pear pillow....see earlier blog post, but I have been admiring them a lot lately.  I saw these really cute rose pillows on That FunkyBoutique:
But as I was looking through the site, I also saw they make these really cool handmade scarves too!  I think I'm in love!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Oh Paper and things made with it!

I discovered a cool new site Kate's Paperie, with tons of cool things that I want!! Here's one of the sweet items, can you imagine how organized I could be with this calendar!!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Owl Love!

I just saw these this morning in a West Elm email.....I want them!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Paintable Wallpaper!

I guess I'm on a wallpaper kick lately!  I found this super cool, paintable wallpaper by Graham & Brown.  Now I'm really ready for a new house!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Amy Butler Wallpaper?!!

I love Amy Butler and pretty much everything she does.....she's my hero!!  She just released a line of wallpaper and it's pretty rad.  I can't wait to buy a new house so I can put some up!!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

I Heart Owls

I recently feel in love with owls and found a few cool little owl items at urban outfitters.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Fruity Pilows

I got my HauteLook invitation today and they had the cutest pillows by Thro Home!  I bought the pear pillow, it's going to look super cute in my spare bedroom!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

We are the Champions

I have been working on a big project to possibly sell Champion branded products in Macy's store across the US.  I find it very excting and I'm freaking out that some of my work could be sold in Macy's stores!!  We are proposing some juniors and youth boys's a few of my Champion works of art!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Eat me, you will

A good friend of mine just so happens to know how crazy I am for Star Wars, especially Yoda, and she brought these absolutely amazing cookie cutters to my attention.  They are at Williams-Sonoma, $19.95 a set.....I sure hope they come out with a second edition with R2-D2, Chewbacca, etc.  But this set with Yoda has captured my heart.  Anyone looking for a great wedding gift to buy me???  Uhhhh, I mean...Brandon and I??  Hint, Hint!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Breathe on This!

Just ran across a totally fun website:  Knock Knock
I've seen some of their stuff in stores, but they have so much more!  I'm positive this paper breathalyzer would be a good time!

Fun with Lightbulbs!

I was looking for light bulb images and came across these cool projects!  I like the light bulb vases!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Wanted: Cool prints for my house

I ran across a totally awesome website today while I was doing a little shopping on Urban Outfitters.  They have partnered up with Society 6, an international artist community representing more than 70 countries worldwide.  You can go through the art and choose how you want it printed.  I think it's pretty dope!  Here's a few of my favorites:

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Mmmmm, Gravy.

So I have been blogging about my upcoming wedding on my blog: OMG, We're Getting Married when I realized that I have so many crazy thoughts running through my head everyday that I want to share!  Usually they are meaningless and funny-stupid, none the less, have nothing to do with my wedding or preparing for it. So, I just decided to launch myself a whole new blog!  This title goes out to my pops, go ahead, pour a little of your 40 out for him.  He loves gravy and always wants to know where the dessert is located. Thus, Chocolate Gravy: