Thursday, July 29, 2010

Amazing Bow Ties

From the same amazing couple that brought us the 'mustache on a stick' come these adorable bow ties! I love the colors, the packaging, the photos...everything! Introducing the 'Forage' line from Something's Hiding in Here.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Flickr Fav: dottie angel

Click above to see bigger image. Find dottie angel's photostream here.

Saturday, July 24, 2010


Over the weekend I got inspired! I've had this roll of gorgeous vintage fabric for a few months now, and I didn't want to use it for just anything. I love the pattern so much, and I wanted to make sure it wasn't wasted, and that I would enjoy looking at it...

So I hung it up on the wall!

We covered our walls with this awesome wallpaper when we moved in. You're supposed to be able to paint it, but we love having it white. BUT at the same time, it's a white wall, which was kind of sad and empty.
Our quick and simple method was to use our staple gun to attach a bunch of cheap canvases together ($20 total), and then stretch the fabric over them. Easy!
I think it's so pretty!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Vertical Garden

Have you seen this vertical garden?
It's so beautiful! I had never even imagined such a thing before I saw this, and now I can't stop picturing it. These succulent walls, brought to life by Flora Grubb, have captured the hearts of modern gardeners all over the web, and it turns out you can actually buy a DIY kit to make them at home!
(pictures from Flora Grubb)

Monday, July 12, 2010


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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wall Dots

These wall dots from Pony Rider are super sweet! They're totally removable, and so beautiful! You can check them out here. Also makes me think about blowing up my own photographs, and cutting them into perfect circles...

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Our Weekend Away...

Kevin and I celebrated our third wedding anniversary this weekend! He thought we should go away, and of course, I agreed! We chose St. Jacob's, and I thought I'd share a few pictures...
We stayed at the Maryhill Inn, which is in a tiny village just outside of St. Jacobs. Highly recommended! The rooms are gorgeous, the service is great, and the food is amazing!
Of course, we hit up the market. I'd never been before, and thought it would be much more quaint. Instead, it was JAM PACKED! Still fun, though. And definitely lots to see...
Of course, we also checked out the flea market. There were a lot of amazing finds, but I find it hard to spend money at antique malls like these, as things are often marked pretty high. I did go home with an adorable table cloth (for $7...not bad).
My favorite part of the day:
On our way out of town, we pulled over to a grassy area beside a river, and took a nap in the sun. It was glorious.

At first, we weren't sure that we wanted to spend the money to go out of town, but of course, as soon as we pulled out of the driveway, we knew we had made the right decision. It was so good to just be together, alone, in a new place, totally relaxed. Even if it's just for one or two nights, if you have a little hunch that you should 'get away', go with it! So amazing...

Monday, July 5, 2010

Doily Envelopes

Look how pretty these envelopes are!

The dollar store carries packages of paper doilies, and I'm always looking for new ways to use them. This is perfect! Beautiful and so easy...