Tuesday, February 28, 2012

the gift of paper...

i think it's true... the best gifts are always the heartfelt kind.  it doesn't take lavish spending or extravagance (although, those are nice too!), just some goodness and t.l.c to bring smiles of the lasting kind to a friend's face.

i whipped these up for a friend's birthday and sure hope they'll make her smile as she pens love notes or just general hello's to whomever she feels.

...and it's kind of the gift that keeps on giving because who doesn't like to see a handwritten note tucked between the junk and bills of your mailbox??

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

throw me that pillow...

these little critters looked like they jumped out of a children's picture book... i am enamored with the cutesy vintageness of these thomas paul throw pillows.

i'd love to find a place for all of them somewhere within in our home, but for now i might just have to settle on plopping the chubby dude into some hidden nook to watch over us.

he makes me chuckle every time.

Friday, February 17, 2012

ala the berenstain bears...

growing up, i loved the berenstain bears. i mean, who hates cute, cuddly, fuzzy bears that dress up and live like humans? 

and even as an adult, i still have a soft spot in my heart for papa, mama, brother & sister and the little life lessons they teach & learn in their daily adventures.

so when i recently came across these little bear paws, my heart melted picturing them on the itty-bitty feet that will be entering our home this july. 

then, once i saw they come in mama & papa sizes too, i started thinking that maybe... we each need a pair!

just call us papa bear, mama bear, big brother bear and baby brother bear glynn..

Thursday, February 16, 2012

finding found...

i got married about three years too early... don't get me wrong, i married the perfect fella, in the perfect place, and it was truly a perfect day, but as far as wedding planning & inspirations goes, i was too soon.

"web 2.0" as they called it back then, was just on the brink of blowing up and the endless wedding blogs, sites and inspriration boards of today were all lumped into something not quite defined, but was dubbed "community" within our industry.

fast forward five years and there is just endless amounts of inspiration out there, which has made it easier to find and execute on exactly whatever vision you might conjure up in your head.

i recently found one of these types of sites, found.  had i known about this gem of a site when i was wedding planning, i may have been able to find the comfy vintage couches that i had wanted...  or something more fitting to define our alter under the dawn redwoods... sheesh

you brides out there are very lucky to have all these gems of sites hidden out there in the world wide web for you to find. 

as for me, i'll keep begging my husband for a re-do of our wedding and take pleasure in getting to help one of my favorites plan her big day.

Monday, February 13, 2012

heart bomb...

heart attacks in the typical sense are 1000% serious subject matter, but a heart attack of this kind is something i can get behind.

- super simple
- has a great element of surprise AND shock-value
- is as sweet as the powdered sugar its made of

SO perfect and easily executable for tomorrow... just makes me wish i had a lawn (or friends with lawns) so that i could bomb them with L-O-V-E!!!

Friday, February 10, 2012

on repeat... alabama shakes

new bands are a dime a dozen these days, and as thankful as i am for the various channels that provide artists a way to bring their music to life, it can be overwhelming to sort thru the sea of mediocrity to find the true gems.

if you have a few moments, please check out the soul-shaking meets rock n' roll beats of alabama shakes.  britney howard's voice will send shivers up your spine.

heart shaped everything...

if you're not already acquainted with shauna and stephen, i'd definitely recommend you check them out.

be warned tho... they will make you sick.  not only are they uber in love and spend every single minute together as best friends, business partners, and boyfriend/girlfriend BUT they are incredibly talented to boot.  and when i say incredibly talented, i mean it. they are perfectionists in pretty much any craft you'd want to learn, letterpress, woodwork, sewing... 

oh, and they also have a dreamy apartment, that doubles as a workshop, that they are constantly renovating and recreating for themselves.

oh, and to boot, they are super dooper in love and love to find creative ways to express their love to each other.

with valentime's day coming up, i thought i'd share one of their sickening ideas with you.  so simple, yet so brilliant.

even tho these hearts were CUT.OUT.BY.HAND... i just bought myself a mini- heart shaped cookie cutter and will be pressing little hearts of love out of anything and everything that i can come next tuesday, to show my boys just how much they mean to me. 

years from now...

i can only wish that years from now, when my kids are all grown up, that they'd come across some picture of me all dolled up and be able to think to themselves, "wow, mom had style"

this photo is of scott schuman's mom, at age 17!  it's awesome to think that the originality of personal style is something that can be passed on from generation to generation. 

i can't wait to see how my boys grow into and find their own style... and that, maybe one day if the star's align, there might be a baby girl in my life to watch, and maybe pass a few very coveted items of mine on to.

Monday, February 6, 2012


not sure about you, but i love me some brad-brad. 

heart him. 
always have and most likely always will.

i've been watching, and in one of his first episode's he mentions his adoration for P.O.C's.


love it,  love the acronym, and couldn't agree more. 

p.o.c's make winter a little brighter and are going to make spring even better.