Spotted and hearted

November 4, 2009

With careful consideration from your gobs of comments last week, I’ve decided to stick with the title spotted and hearted. I think my favorite from the new suggestions was Faveing is my Fave. It reminded me of the name Flava Flav and although I don’t know quite who or what that is, it made me bust out in a homie dance thinking about it. So as promised, Rachael, you’ll be getting a small surprise in the mail from me.

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Smores kits may become my go to Christmas gift spotted on Twig and Thistle
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Crushing on the details of this wedding, especially paper rosettes galore spotted on 100 Layer Cake
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Have I expressed my love for peanut butter and chocolate? spotted on Design Crush
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Papered ceiling spotted on Black Eiffel
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Shana Faust takes styling to a whole new level spotted on Oh Joy
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I want to sit at the kid table spotted on Sweet Paul
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A portable surprise bakery spotted on Poppytalk
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Fall felt garland, booyeah spotted on Happy Place
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Headboard decals spotted on Kelly and Olive
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I still really love paper cranes spotted on Miss Mabel
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Is my new obsession with sleeping nooks bothering anyone? spotted by Cassie

Weezer is and always will be my fave

November 3, 2009

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Today is a good day in the Blodgett household because Weezer’s seventh album is now available for our listening and dancing pleasure. I tried to convince Ryan to splurge a little and get the Weezer snuggie too but no dice. He thinks a blanket should suffice for my warming needs.

Citrus party decor is my fave

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I like the idea of using citrus fruits in decor for winter parties. It adds some fun color and it’s a little less expected then pumpkins, Christmas trees and red berries. But those are nice too. I don’t want to alienate any decor ideas.

Fishing for compliments is my fave

November 2, 2009

You know when you start working on a project and you have great thoughts of how it’s going to turn out but then half way through you realize it’s not going to work out as great as you planned but you’ve already put in so much time you just press forward hoping that somehow it will just work out? I saw these wedding menu wheels a little while back and decided to make invitations with the same idea. I don’t know why I ever thought I could pull something off that was featured on Design Sponge.

This is how theirs turned out:
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Beautiful, awe-inspiring, sending gasps throughout blog land.

And this is how mine turned out:
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Skiwumpus and homemade-ish in a bad way.

If you’re thinking of trying to attempt these, email me and I’ll give you advice on how to make them better. But my first word of advice is to just turn to your designer friends and have them make something better for you.

So why am I wasting your valuable time by posting something that’s so not awesome? Because I’m finding myself totally bummed out about them and caring way more than I should. So I need some pick-me-ups from you, my always awesome readers. Here are a few examples of comments you could leave for me that would definitely make me feel better:
“It’s okay, everyone will forget about them once they see how stunningly beautiful you are.”
“You’re the best around, nothing’s ever going to keep you down.”
“If you were in a awesome person contest, you would win first prize.”

I have a feeling this is going to work.

And for those who stuck with me through that all that rambling, here’s a prize – a double sleeping nook. Hoorah.

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