spotted and hearted

November 30, 2011

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Colorful paper bag wreath spotted on Bloesem Kids

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Not only does Christiane design pretty, she lives pretty spotted on Happenstance

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A killer backdrop made from paper strips spotted on Oh My Deer Handmades

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Christmas cards worth framing spotted on The Sweetest Occasion

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My polaroids, the illustrated version spotted on Coco Draws (check out Caroline’s cute shop too)

twenty-five days of surprises are my fave

November 28, 2011

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You really can’t go wrong with a calendar that provides a daily treat counting down until the best holiday of the year. I kind of think we should implement this system leading up to every important occasion – birthdays, due dates, the start of the next season of 30 Rock.

I hosted a day of make last week and a few attendees made advent calendars made from burlap covered boards, mini craft boxes and a whole lot of embellishments. This cute one was made by Lis and I wanted to take it home with me when she was finished.

*Today is the unofficial start of Project Holiday 2011, the opening ceremonies per-se.

spotted and hearted

November 23, 2011

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My Aunt Patty has killer taste as evident by her home spotted on Stephmodo

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On my Christmas list, a floral painting from Lulie Wallace spotted on Design Work Life

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A simple French wedding spotted on A Subtle Revelry

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Talks about a statement piece spotted on Simple Lovely

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Notes of thankfulness spotted on That’s Happy

Have a happy, pie-filled rest of the week. See you back here Monday for the kick off to YAMF’s Project Holiday 2011.

a tin of hot chocolate + peppermint spoons are my fave

November 22, 2011

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The official start of YAMF’s Project Holiday 2011 doesn’t start until next Monday but in case you’re prepping holiday gifts this weekend I thought I’d share this easy idea, a tin of hot chocolate with peppermint spoons.

Personalizing a store bought tin of hot chocolate is easy, just cover with wrapping paper and stick on a label. I ordered these cute ones from Pinhole Press. For the peppermint spoons, melt white chocolate over a double boiler than stir in crushed up candy cane. While the chocolate is still hot, dip in wooden spoons than let dry on a piece of wax paper. Wait until the chocolate hardens to package up and deliver. A perfect little gift for neighbors.

boys are my fave

November 21, 2011

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If you haven’t heard the news yet, we’re having a boy!

I think every girl dreams of having a baby girl to dress up in frilly things and to be their little shopping buddy and I thought maybe having a boy would be somewhat of a disappointment but the minute it was confirmed, I felt so much joy. I can’t possibly imagine this baby being a girl now. He’s going to be my little sidekick who I dress in grandpa cardigans. I also keep on imagining a mini Ryan with tons of hair and it cracks me up. Yay for baby boys!

PS See our little buddy’s profile right here.

sources: blocks from A Summer Afternoon, cardigan from Old Navy, jeans from Old Navy, moccasins from Freshly Picked, teepee from Ekidna, fox blanket from Dwell Studio, hat from Gap, bow tie from JCrew


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