Monday, December 27, 2010

A Vacation



Well folks, I think I've decided I need a nice break from the blog this winter. School work is piling up and priorities need to be put in order. I'm just going to be too busy to do this full time. I'll be here every once in a while though. Just not everyday. And I hope to be back in full swing sometime in March, hopefully with better-than-ever posts. So long for now.

(Photo by KatieOak)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!



(Photo via We Heart It)

Friday, December 24, 2010

Links for the Christmas Weekend (I Hope Yours is Filled With All Kinds of Christmas Joy!)



Merry Christmas Eve everybody! What are your plans for this weekend? I'll just be doing normal Christmas things. Giving presents, singing carols, watching Christmas movies and listing to my new favorite Pandora station (for Christmas at least), The Vienna Choir Boys (Holiday). It's amazing. Lots of unpopular but still awesome and Christmas-y carols plus lots of lovely versions of classics like Silent Night and even such recent ones as Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. I like it better every song. I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and in the mean time here's a few links for your weekend.

Living In: A Charlie Brown Christmas.

An Alice in Wonderland necklace.

Unruly Little Things!

And some lovely Christmas pictures.

(Photo via Tiny White Daisies)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Cowbell Tree Trimming



I'm really loving the idea of trimming the tree with cowbells right now. So very charming and clever, don't you think?

(Via Frolic)

A Christmas Mix


Click on image above to be taken to the mix.

1. Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms
2. Christmas is Coming - Vince Guaraldi Trio
3. Christmas Lights - Coldplay
4. Holly Jolly Christmas - Burl Ives
5. Last Christmas - Jimmy Eat World
6. Christmastime is Here - Vince Guaraldi Trio
7. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) - Nat King Cole
8. All I Want For Christmas Is You - My Chemical Romance
9. Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! - Dean Martin
10. Sleigh Ride - Bing Crosby
11. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Judy Garland
12. Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
13. Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas) - Bing Crosby & The Andrew Sisters
14. A Marshmallow World - Dean Martin
15. Sleigh Ride - Relient K
16. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Gene Autry
17. It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas - Bing Crosby
18. Wizards in Winter - Trans-Siberian Orchestra

(Photo by anna/marek)

Words of Wisdom



"Remember that at any given moment there are a thousand things you can love.” - David Levithan

(Photo via We Heart It)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Ray + Phil









I really love all the details of this wedding. Lots of color, a charming cake, tons of lovely flowers and an overall fun atmosphere. And the reception room is pretty awesome too, don't you think? Makes me think of a wine shop.

(Via Size Too Small)

Happy First Day of Winter!



(Photo by Lucie Camp)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Erin Considine




Lovely.

(Via The Shiny Squirrel)

Globe Chandelier



Isn't this spectacular? I want to make one. If only I had the skills to do so and a place to put it.

(Via Unruly Things)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Links For the Snow-y, Christmas-y Weekend (I Hope Yours Rocks!)



Hey guys! Any plans this weekend? I'm hoping to be taking pictures of the lovely snow, making fudge, working on some inspiration boards (both digital and real-life), doing extra school-work, making play lists and wrapping lots of gifts. Very much looking forward to it. In the meantime though, how about some links for the weekend?

Pretty wreaths.

Ever thought of sending New Year's cards?

Definitely going to try this.

A perfect recipe for Christmas decorating.

Amazing typewriter art.

Other gift ideas for kids (they're so the best to shop for.)

This is what my nightmares look like.

Love these salt dough ornaments.

Christmas goodness.

And if your looking for some new things to listen to, check out elephantine's and miss moss's. I've really been loving theirs lately.

(Photo via We Heart It)

Handmade Wreath




Loveliness by Amy Merrick.

Zara Kids Collection




How awesome are all these little dudes? All these looks from Zara's kids line are just too cute, don't you think? I especially love that purple cape.

(Via Bliss)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Antler Decorating



I really love this idea here. Putting lights on antlers, how awesome is that?

Falling in Love Rocks

FALLING (in love) ROCKS. (Explore)

(Photo by confidence, comely)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Pie Is Awesome




The Etsy store All Jarred Up is amazing. It's one of those, "I wish I'd thought of that" things. They send you pies in jars. How perfect is that?

(Via Cup of Jo)

Christmas Lights



This amazing Coldplay song, "Christmas Lights" is almost guaranteed to be a Christmas classic one day. It's perfect. I think I've played it at least once everyday since just about when it came out. And also the video rocks too. Fireworks, a colorful piano and Elvis impersonators playing violins. Yeah!

Words of Wisdom



"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain

(Photo via We Heart It)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Pinecones



What a lovely alternative to a wreath.

For the Fun Guy



A dishtowel tie, $44.55. A vintage dartboard that'll look awesome in his apartment, $24.00.



A set of some of his favorite cartoons, price varies. A vintage boy scout handbook, $10.00.



Some astronaut ice cream, $3.50. A pair of leather cowboy boots, $40.00.

Monday, December 13, 2010

For The Classy, Book-ish Guy



Some awesome warm socks for the colder days ahead, $16.50. A grey wool felt iPhone case, $26.00.



The complete Sherlock Holmes tales all wrapped up into just 2 volumes, $7.95 each. A leather writing case with all the extras, 89,00 Euro.



A wonderful Newton's Cradle for his desk, $15.13. The perfect Swiss Army knife with a removable USB flash drive, $40.95.

Music Monday - Maps and Atlases



With the large amount of music I love I think it's finally time I started participating in Music Monday. Perhaps not every week, but as often as I can. It'll be fun!

This little song, "Solid Ground" from Maps and Atlases has really become one of my new favorites. And the video is also perfectly amazing. Makes me want to rent a canoe and head out to a lake right away. Who says you can't go canoeing in the snow?

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Winter

... And I'm sort of loving it.



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Friday, December 10, 2010

Links for the Feeling-Like-Winter Weekend (I Hope Yours is Filled With Awesomeness!)



Hey guys, what's going on with you this weekend? I'm planning on helping the rest of my family decorate our tree (and the rest of the house), heading out to Colonial Williamsburg again for hot apple cider and looks-around at all the lovely decorations, buying a few more Christmas tunes and catching up on my reading. Meanwhile here's some lovely links to hopefully get your weekend off to a good start.

For those of us who need to buy a winter hat.

Make art and ride your bike at the same time.

A beautiful winter wedding filled with inspiration.

Too beautiful not to read.

A country Christmas.

Pumpkin pie popsicles.

And for those of you lucky enough to get snow soon here's some awesome snowman ideas.

(Photo by anna/marek)

Christmas Inspiration

This week Christmas decorating has finally begun in my house. And this year I've really been inspried by natural, classic and simple decorations. Lots of friut, beeswax candles and fresh pine and fir.





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Animal Ornaments





These little animal ornaments are so adorable, don't you think? And they're made with all natural materials like tree bark, leaves, seed pods, and pine cone chips which makes them even better. I want these little guys all over my tree.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Morse Code Necklace



Coatt has the neatest necklaces. They all have messages in Morse code spelled out in the beads. How awesome is that.

Ducklings Address Lables



I love a bunch of these Felix Doolittle address labels but I especially love these here with the ducks, so cute! Reminds me of the book "Make Way For Ducklings."

P.S. Good for gifts too!

For the Kid in Your Life



A classic slinky because they rock and kids know it, $9.00. Awesome silly socks, $19.00.



Rainbow Twig Pencils, cause who doesn't love these? $3.95. A rad watch in their favorite color, $36.00.



A chalkboard ring that you can write on, $12.00. A super cool handmade stuffed animal that comes with his/her own story, $20.00 - $27.00.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sky Scarves






This brilliant idea Maria of 3191 has come up with seriously has me swooning. In Maine Maria took some fabulous pictures of the sky full of light. And to help get her and others through the dark days of winter she had the photographs turned into scarves! Gorgeous scarves to be more specific. She says, "I became fixated on capturing a momentary blanket of light, of all tones and colors, which I could hold and pull up around me when all I see is black. I wanted to feel the light. I needed to see the light. And now I feel ready. Come darkness, here we are again." I want one!

(Via Frolic and Cup of Jo)