Thursday, September 30, 2010

New-to-Me Blogs

Here are some of the blogs that I recently came upon and have started following. They are all filled with beautiful photos & great design. Click on each logo to pop over to their blog. What blogs have you recently discovered?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Designer Diapers?

Did you guys catch that Huggies Jean Diapers commercial last month? Has anyone actually bought them?? Haha...I think it's kind of funny.

At Target, I noticed there was a new line of designer diapers by Cynthia Rowley. Now these are cute! Are the mommies out there into designer diapers?

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Pet Costumes @ Target

Can you say...cute? Target has some really cute pet costumes. Can you imagine Jobie in one of these? Hehe. I bought her a hot dog costume a few years ago, and she absolutely HATED it. Her ears were down, and she looked miserable. I think the squirrel costume is hilarious. Jobie goes crazy for squirrels. I wonder what she would think if she knew she had a squirrel costume on. Hahaha...

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Sweetest Birthday Present

My good friend, Cinthia, sent me one of the sweetest and most thoughtful birthday gifts EVAR! Oy...I wasn't going to reveal my age, but sharing this gift kind of makes me have to. Haha. I turned the big 3-0 last week. So for my birthday, Cinthia got me 30 gifts. She got me snacks we ate in our college days, crafty embellishments that she loves to use and wanted to share, a bunch of handmade mini cards, things I posted about on this blog, and other lovely things she thought I'd like. Oh, and for gift #30, she got me a pair of J.Crew wedges! (What the heck?! Talk about overly generous!) She wrapped and labeled each individual item with a note. I was SO delighted to go through each layer of the box. I felt like a little kid on Christmas morning. Thanks so much, Cinthia!!!

the sweetest bday gift

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Seesaw Letterpress 2011 Calendar

How beautiful is this letterpress calendar by Seesaw?? I really like how the calendar portion is perforated so you can tear it off and use the top as art!

[Found via Elephantine]

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Costume Couture at Target

Oh my...Target has a new line of couture Halloween costumes by Barneys New York fashion genius, Simon Doonan. Dress yourself, kids and pets for $30 and under. Nice! What are you dressing up as this year? Or what was your favorite costume as a kid?

Missing a part of a pair...

Don't you hate it when you lose an earring? Especially one of your favorites? UGH...I lost a really cute one that was perfect in color, size and price. I bought it on super clearance for $5(!) on after spotting them in People Style Watch magazine. I've seen exact replicas here and there, but never the same color and definitely not the same price. I just found a site that has the same coral color, but they're $40! How sad. :(

I couldn't find a good picture of me wearing them. But here's one taken last year when my friend, Cinthia, came to visit for the month. We took a weekend trip to New Buffalo, MI. Here we are eating at my favorite crepe place, Pierre Anne's. Their savory crepes are seriously delicious. If you're ever in New Buffalo, stop by this restaurant!

Anyway, back to the earrings... I found those earrings at Charm & Chain found via the One Hundred Inspirations blog. I must say, they have some really lovely jewelry!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Apples+Good Food+Great Friends=Fabulous Birthday

It's my birthday today! I got to spend the weekend with some fabulous girls, Sarah & Amy. I think I must've gained a few pounds this weekend from all the DELICIOUS food Sarah fed us! Thanks again, girls!!! (Here are a few pictures I stole from Sarah. Hehe... I still have to upload mine.)

[Photos via Sarah]

Friday, September 17, 2010

Off to the Land of Corn Fields!

[Breakfast at Meli's]

I'm off to visit Sarah in Iowa for the weekend. We're planning on going apple picking and baking apple pies. Mmm...! I can't wait to eat Sarah's homemade goodies! She and her husband eat so well. [See her food blog.] I hope the rain isn't too bad tomorrow. Blah...rain. I'll definitely be posting about my weekend next week. Have a fantastic weekend!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Shauna Faust: Styling & Creative Direction

Shauna Faust is a former Martha Stewart Weddings magazine editor. Her work is simply AMAZING. I actually used the first 2 spreads below from MS Weddings as inspiration for my own wedding 4 years ago. She has such an eye for detail and making everything look beautiful! See the rest of her portfolio at her site here.

[Found via Grey Likes Weddings]

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Searching for: gray round toe pumps

I've been casually looking for a pair of gray, round toe pumps since last winter. I just saw these at Banana Republic. Can you say puurty? Why oh why do they have to be 4" high? Sheesh... those shoes were not made for walkin'!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Renegade Craft Fair

Sarah & I went to the Renegade Craft Fair Saturday afternoon. Thank goodness the rain stopped in the morning! We saw some lovely letterpress goodies, adorable doggie sweaters, & ate some delicious macarons from a nearby bakery. We even found the letterpress book Sarah's work was featured in! Isn't that so exciting?!

Can you figure out what this t-shirt by Pop+Shorty means? I thought it was so clever! The hidden symbol is the Command or Apple symbol.