Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

I had a Wizard of Oz party one year when I was little. Like a lot of children that age I was obsessed with the movie and anything that had anything to do with it. I knew the songs and dialog by heart, wore the ruby slippers constantly and of course went as Dorthy one Halloween (or was it two?). I still remember how much fun the party we had was and I think I'll always regard it as one of the coolest birthday parties we've had at our house. But I'm super crazy for this one here too. I mean really, how cute! I bet all those lucky little girls had a ball.

(Via One Charming Party)

Monday, August 30, 2010

Colorful Wedding

I really love this wedding of Jeremy and Nicole's here. The colors especially. They're so much fun, don't you think? And from the adorable boutonnieres to the super colorful getaway car, all the little details are pretty rockin' too. (Oh, and check out the table settings. How cute are those little bunches of ten-for-a-dollar candy sticks?)

For the full wedding gallery click here. And trust me, you want to.

(Via Style Me Pretty)

Untied Thread

Oh my, I love these watercolor paintings from United Thread. They're stunning! I'd love to have some to put on the wall above my desk. They'd be something beautiful to look at when I need to take my eyes off of the computer.

(Via Unruly Things)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Links for the Weekend (I Hope Yours is Super!)

sincro dance

Happy Friday guys! What are your plans for the weekend? I'm finally starting to feel better today (I've had a cold all week) so for one thing I'll be spending my weekend taking lots of walks because - yes! - I finally feel up to it. Also I'll be getting a few things ready for the trip to Peru that I'm taking soon. All the while speaking everything in a very squeaky voice!

Ooh, embroidered thank you bags.


Man, these clothes need to come in grown-up sizes.

Puzzle boards .

The new best way to make s'mores at home.

I had no idea dry hydrangeas could look so lovely.

Thrifting tips.

A colorful (and super fun) tee-pee.

Dead dragonfly.

A tiny Victorian-style getaway.

Cake pops.

Back to school flower arrangement.

A doughnut wedding cake, yeah.

(Photo by i scream if you scream)

Vintage Engagement Ring

Isn't this 1920's vintage engagement ring stunning? I just can't get over it.

(Via Creative Inspiration)

A Butterfly's Wings

A patch of scales. Magnification: Approx. ×50

Scales close up. Magnification: Approx. ×200

A single scale. Magnification: ×1000

Microstructure of a scale. Magnification: ×5000

Last night I somehow ran into Wikipedia's Butterfly page and decided to stay on and scroll down in purist of pretty butterfly pictures and ended up finding these. Aren't they just breath-taking?

And this world and everything in it just evolved. Sorry, you can't convince me of that.

(P.S. You REALLY want to click on these and see them up close.)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Autumn Wedding Bouquet

I think part of my love for this bouquet may come from the fact that I'm a sucker for magnolia leaves and it's got tons of them but still I think the whole thing is gorgeous. Just look at it?

(Via Once Wed)

Personalize Your Chocolate

Okay, I may have posted a link to this in Links for the Weekend a few months ago but I finally really explored the site today and now realize I have to make it it's own post. It's way too outstanding.

So, here's how it works. You go in and pick what kind of chocolate you want first, choices being Milk, White and Dark. Then you get to pick 5 different extra ingredients to add to it. And oh my goodness, the choices are beyond amazing. All kinds of nuts and seeds, berries, candy and even herbs and spices. Plus all kinds of other stuff like marshmallows, Cinnamon toast crunch cereal (I could get into that), and even crazy stuff like potato chips. Yeah, potato chips.

But if customizing is not your thing but you'd like to try something with all these rad ingredients than head on over to the popular favorites section where you can pick whatever already-customized bar sounds good. Too cool, right? Check it out here.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Words of Wisdom

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by it's ability to climb a tree, it will spend it's whole life believing that it is stupid.” -Albert Einstein

(Photo by :: K a t e ::)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Life's Natural Highs

(Via Just Be Splendid)

A Starbucks Proposal

I've heard about so many men who have proposed in so many different creative ways but this has to be among my most favorite. Isn't it great?

(Via Cup of Jo)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Happy Print

Isn't this print rad?

Map Wrapping Paper

I love, love, love this super creative (and gorgeous) idea for wrapping paper. I think even people who don't especially like maps would love to receive a gift wrapped like that. Me though, I've always adored maps so that makes it even more perfect. But isn't it pretty, all those pastel colors and that lovely ribbon and bit of string?

(Via Creative Inspiration)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Links for the Weekend (I Hope Yours Rocks!)


Happy Friday guys! Any plans for the weekend? We've got my grandparents dog Ginger with us for the next few days (I feel like doing cartwheels) while they're away in New York so our weekend will be filled with all the joys of having a dog around. Taking her for walks, making sure our cat Boots stays away from her (Ginger doesn't mind cats, but Boots doesn't seem to be too fond of dogs) and tons of petting and adoring. I'm so happy this is happening!

This is amazingly adorable (especially if you're a To Kill a Mockingbird fan).

Do a little dance.

Two awesome wedding invitations (one's plantable!).

A jar of yellow.

Lasagna Cupcakes.

A good trip is like winning the lottery.

A wacky stone house.

Love, love, love these fun shoes.

Camping, oh how I'd love to go camping soon.

A super vintage doll house, so cute.

(Photo by luxogram)

Nuno Magizine

Calling all crafty people (and people like me who just like to look at pretty handmade things). This new online magazine Nuno looks like it's going to be amazing. The first issue is out now and it's filled with all kinds of beautiful nature-inspired crafts. Preview it for free here or download the full issue for $5 here.

(Photos by Elizabeth Abernathy Graham, Rachel Abernathy Braff and Royce Graham)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Little Sailboats

I love these so much I even had a dream about them the other night. Really it is genius, they're salt and pepper shakers. Awesome right?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Random Audrey Hepburn Fact

Did you know that for about a year (1958-59) Audrey Hepburn had a pet dear? Look, he even shopped with her. I guess since she was a celebrity and everything they let her take him in. How cool!

Words of Wisdom

"Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." - Mother Theresa

(Photo via Little Reminders of Love)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

An Official Fan

Okay, it took me forever but I think I can now finally say that I'm an official fan of ban.do. I mean, I know everyone's been talking about it since the store opened two years ago and you just see the head bands everywhere, but for some reason it's taken me this long to realize just how great I think the shop is. I mean, I really love it. Even most of the names of the headbands I think are gorgeous. She Reads Keats, Casablanca, Let Them Eat Cake, She Lives a Fairy Tale, all perfectly perfect to me.

Do Knot Forget


(Via Black*Eiffel)

Monday, August 16, 2010

My Corner of The World in July

Okay, first of all I am very sorry this is so late. The reason is a pretty long story. You see, I thought I had lost all of my photos from July when my computer crashed (and kept forgetting to mention that) but as it turned out some of the pictures on my camera where taken in July. Only I didn't know that until I took them all off of my camera the other day. So I didn't even bother to take all of the pictures off before. So, once again, I'm very sorry and next month (which isn't far away now) I'll be sure to post the "My Corner of the World In" for August on either the first or the second.

P.S. No street picture! I'm devastated. This is two months now that don't have one for, February and now July. Oh well, maybe next year I'll get it all right.