Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!!!

(Photo via Cup of Jo)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Links for the Halloween Weekend (I Hope Yours is Spooktacular!)

Happy Friday! And isn't it one? Filled with all kinds of Halloween goodness. What will you all be doing? I'm planning on celebrating my little sister's birthday (almost a Halloween baby), throwing a costume party, handing out candy to the trick-or-treaters, carving jack-o-lanterns and tonight I'm going on a ghost tour in Colonial Williamsburg tonight. I'm so excited! I love Halloween.

Love, love, love this awesome bat cake.

Easiest cupcake frosting EVER!

Make a haunted house.

Hand cut leaves.

Letterpress cookies.

I really love this clever website.

An fun way to tie up your hair.

Pumpkin bread.


The story behind Dracula (and Frankenstein). Very interesting (and awesome).

Perfect last-minute costume.

And another.

100 abandon houses.

(Photo via this awesome video, a must see for this time of year)

Marcel the Shell With Shoes On

Perhaps a little strange but amazingly cute, I loved every second of this video. Have you seen it yet? If not, watch it now, you won't be disappointed.

(Via Rockstar Diaries)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Anna See

Loving these illustrations by Anna See. So sweet and beautiful.

P.S. She makes an adorable bike print too.

(Via Where the Lovely Things Are)

Connecticut Cottage Style

I ran across this inspiring 1775 Connecticut cottage the other day and just had to share. Isn't it charming? I especially love the quilts all over the place, so beautiful.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


These Up posters by Eric Tan are so cute and clever. Tan said that he was inspired by retro advertisements and old Disneyland attraction posters, how cool!

(Via Carnival)

Lovely Bedroom

I was flipping through my Flickr favorites for Words of Wisdom when I found this lovely picture by forestbound. I can't believe I forgot about it. I want to live in this room so badly.

Words of Wisdom

"Never be afraid to do something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark; professionals built the Titanic." - Unknown

(Photo by Hillary the mammal)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Come With Me

This Come With Me print by The Poppy Tree has completely captured my heart. It makes me think of all the things I love about Halloween and autumn. And it's so beyond beautiful too.

William Berry

Beautiful nature sketches are among my most favorite things. And these lovelies by William Berry (1926-1978) are some of the best I think I've ever seen. Berry was an animal artist who did very few finished paintings, but lots of field sketches like these. For three summers, from 1954-1956, he worked in Camp Denali in the Alaskan countryside, recording his observations of bear, moose, voles, porcupines and lynx. After seeing these, I want to go to Alaska more than ever.

(Found on Rifle, Via Gurney Journey)

Halloween Owl

This lovely vintage-inspired Halloween Owl made me smile. To me, everything about him is perfect.

(Via Design Crush)

Monday, October 25, 2010

The 1010 Project

Feeling so inspired by the 1010 project right now. Such a great idea and such a great outcome. 10 photographers from all around the globe, 10 pictures each, all taken on 10/10/10. Is that genius or what?

New Bicycle

All right, I promised I'd show you that bicycle I was telling you all about earlier so I guess I must. It's not that I'm not super excited about it, it's just I have yet to get any really good pictures of it. But this will just have to work.

It has a pretty awesome story behind it, this bike. I'm still sort of in shock about finding it, I guess I'm just lucky. You see, my mom and I were thrift store shopping and just as we were about to leave the store my mom spotted this. She, of course, got super excited and pulled me over to where it was. And it was just what I had been looking for. (You see, before this I really had no bike.) Vintage, my size, super rad looking, you get the idea. And not only that but it was at a thrift store, a place noted for it's low prices. It ended up being only $40, imagine that?

Peter Pan Inspired Costumes

Last year Brooke from Inchmark dressed her two kids as the crocodile and Captain Hook from Peter Pan. Isn't that adorable? And get this, the 3 and 5-year-old kids came up with the idea. Pretty creative to be so young, don't you think? But then, I can see where they got that.

(Via Cup of Jo)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Links for the Awesome, Chilly Autumn Weekend (I Hope Yours is Perfect!)


First and foremost, happy Friday! What are your plans for the weekend? I'll be raking leaves (and perhaps jumping into a giant pile of them later on), trying (most-likely in vain, there's so many people) to ride the Loch Ness Monster at least once, planning for my Halloween party on the 30th, making lots of CDs, buying haunted house sound effects, listening almost non-stop to the Monkees Pandora radio station and perhaps trying to fix up my new vintage bicycle a little (will write more about that later). I love October!

Haunted houses, awesome!

A scratch and sniff that smells like the moon.

Senior dog photos, so beautiful.

Super rad retro-styled wedding.

If you buy a house in Norway it might just have a forest on top of it.

I want this bed!

A husband's charming breakfast food art for his wife on bed rest.

And speaking of awesome art, check out this guy's super cool nature art.

I wouldn't mind having an autumn wardrobe like this.

Right now I'm channeling between this as my desktop wallpaper and this. Both are awesome, don't you think?

Make-your-own versions of popular candy bars.

I literally gasped when I saw this. I love that movie so much!

I don't know how these are possible but thank goodness they are, they're so cute!

(Photo by aimeelikestotakepics)

Autumn Decortaing

Oh man, I wish I could get my house looking like this. So pretty and awesome! Couldn't you see a line of cute little trick-or-treaters standing right outside this door? I think at first I thought it wasn't quite Halloweenish enough for me but then I reconsidered, it's just perfect. But then our house looks pretty perfect right now too (so abandoned-chic) so I'm happy.

(Via Dress, Design & Decor)

A Rainbow

Is this super clever or what? I think it rocks. I wonder how my little brother and sister would feel if this magically appeared on our windshield one day?

P.S. Check out this guys football stadium idea too.

(Via Cup of Jo)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

French Breakfast Puffs

These french breakfast puffs from The Pioneer Woman look so delicious, don't you think? I may have to break down and try them out this weekend.

(Via say YES! to hoboken)

OK Go - White Knuckles

I'm really loving this video right now. It's so creative and so cute. And the song is altogether perfect too.

Republic of Tea

I've been feeling pretty under the weather this week and with that for me comes lots and lots of hot tea. It does so much for you when your sick so it's like all I drink. Lately Republic of Tea's Chamomile Lemon has been my favorite. It is so good.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Stuffed Animals

Just spotted these and had to post right away. The cuteness was too overwhelming. They're actually dog toys but I think they'd work perfectly for a child's stuffed animal, don't you?

(Via all the mountains...)

It's Name Is Party

This party on a necklace would be on my neck almost every day if it were mine. I so see how it got it's name.

(Via I Am a Greedy Girl)

Haunted House Halloween Card

Love, love, love this fabulous Halloween card. I can't get over it, so perfect. Mummies, witches and ghosts oh my!

Words of Wisdom

“Take chances, take a lot of them. Because honestly, no matter where you end up and with whom, it always ends up just the way it should be. Your mistakes make you who you are. You learn and grow with each choice you make. Everything is worth it. Say how you feel, always. Be you, and be okay with it." - unknown

(Photo by femme run)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


I can't get over how amazingly adorable these are. And the detail, oh man the detail. It's incredible. What's really neat though is that you can download all the stencils from Better Homes and Gardens so you can make your own. How neat is that?

(Photos via Better Homes and Gardens)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Winter Fashion Inspiration

Totally in love with this look here from L.L. Bean Signature’s Winter 2010 collection. That dress and those shoes together is just fabulous (and I love the backdrop in the photo too). Check out more of their line on their Facebook page.

(Via Unruly Things)

Halloween Wreath

This Halloween ribbon wreath is so my style. Perfect for anyone's door I think. So classy and yet so creepy. Not too mention super simple and easy. Directions in the link.

(Via Design Crush)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Links for the Changing Leaves Weekend (I Hope Yours Rocks!)

Yep, the leaves are finally really starting to change around here. I couldn't be happier. And this weekend I'm going to celebrate by finally putting up our Halloween decorations (you would think a Halloween freak like me would have had them up by now, wouldn't you? Well let's just say I have really tried.), going to Howl-O-Scream, going on as many walks as possible and trying to make as many autumn treats as I can. And also we get to have our church picnic this Sunday. But then, how about you all? Are the leaves changing in your corner of the world? And how about the weekend, any plans?

Made me laugh.

What to do on a rainy day.

Everyone needs a clown nose every once and a while.

Great message.

Love everything about this.

For all the New Yorker's out there (and a bunch of others too).

I love clouds. Do you love clouds?

Something to keep in mind for Christmas gifts.

The best places in the U.S to see gorgeous autumn foliage.

Caught in mid air.

A duel savings bank.

(Photo via Nibs)