a short list of business is my fave

April 20, 2012


Two items of business before I go have a baby (for real):
– Things will be quiet around here next week but starting April 30, I have an amazing line-up of guest posters scheduled. Trust me, you’ll be well taken care of.
– Turns out because I upload my photos to Flickr, it’s not allowing pins from my site. This was not my doing! I’m thrilled when you pin my stuff. I will soon discontinue my use of Flickr, but until then you can use the little Pin It widget at the bottom of each post which seems to work.

And some more posts I wrote this week that you’re sure to like:
A list of my favorite party supply resources (you’re want to file this one away)
10 beauty in the everyday blogs you should be reading
– Forget wallpaper, hand paint your pattern instead (you will die over the peony one)
The #1 thing I need for summer (will you help me pick one out?)
Best of the week!

map from Best Made Co

a wooden canister of cookies is my fave

April 19, 2012

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I was wandering down the aisles of Hobby Lobby (because my craft room drawers just aren’t stuffed enough) and came across these wooden canisters and I automatically threw a couple in my cart. Sprucing them up a bit and filling them with goodies makes a perfect party favor or simple thank you gift.

To make your own you’ll need:
– canister (found in the wood aisle of craft store)
– fabric
– hot glue
– washi tape
– decorative labels (I used these from Lotta Jansdotter)
– parchment paper
– cookies

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Prepare the cookies by stacking and wrapping with parchment paper, securing the top with washi tape. Set aside.
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Take the lid off of canister and wrap the body with fabric, trimming any excess. Use hot glue to attach.
Place cookies inside then top with lid. Criss cross tape and add a little tag or label up top.
Crack it open to enjoy.

spotted and hearted

April 18, 2012

Mint edges spotted on Oh So Beautiful Paper

photo: Kelly James of Studio Austin Weddings

Pretty color dipping spotted on Bloesem

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School of wrapping spotted on Hello Sandwich

Gabriel's Room
Neutral nursery spotted on Little Lovely

photo: Marco Ricca

oh leander is my fave

April 17, 2012

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This post could alternatively be titled stuff I’ll buy if this baby doesn’t come out soon, hashtag overdue.

Cute products from shop Oh Leander via Kate.

black + white in a box is my fave

April 16, 2012

Okay, so technically that cupcake is brown. I guess the cream center obstructed my judgement. I wanted to clear that up to avoid any complaints. Haters gonna hate.

sources: book, Moleskine notebook, washi tape, flip clock, polka dot bags from Sweet Lulu (no longer available), haters gonna hate sticker

Click here for more from the in a box series.

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