Sunday, January 31

Taped up

When ugly brown boxes need a little pick me up!
This lace tape makes all the difference. 
oboilier makes it in black and white.

Hard Cover

I love when vintage makes it way with modern. bookbook

Whole lot of love

So my friend, Bridget, is one of the craftiest people I know. Last night we were at her house for our dinner group and she made everyone these heart ruffled kitchen towels..too cute! And then she appliqued hearts onto old napkins with sweet ribbons and trims. Ingenious! Her table looked amazing, I had to share some of the details. She needs to start a blog with all her crafty ideas! flowers by olive and cocoa

Saturday, January 30

Dog daze

Why is it that a simple cream sofa with tons of funky pillows always looks so great? I am loving these pillows from Jan Constantine...especially for February.

Simple and lovely

I saw this simple invite on Poppytalk and I love the handwritten font. 
So simple and precious. Designed by bread of many.

Springing ahead

I am dreaming of Spring Days when the ground is 
soft and it smells all earthy. Nothing says spring to 
me like a bouquet of ranunculus. concrete and honey.


I cannot ever get enough of decorating books...these are a few of my favorites

You had me at hello

So pretty much anything with Mary on it I'm sold! My friend Lisa is always talking about creating a company with great messages and putting it on things in a funky format, which I love. I think this belt buckle is so about that. Sweetbird studio creates these wearable shines of intention. I just love the workmanship and creativity that goes into these little gems.

Friday, January 29

Bazaar Style

During a trip to Arkansas, with my girlfriend Jenny we came across this fabulous book,Bazaar Style, at her sister in laws house which mixes vintage with funky. It is such an inspiring book you'll want to dog ear every page.

Sending out a little love

Sweet forget me not notes for the one you love.

Seriously Ridiculous


Okay, I love the Renegade craft fair but this year it was too crowded and so much of the same thing. I did fall in love with one vendor, skunkboy creatures, the sweetest girl,Katie, creates these amazing little animals that are all just too precious and ridiculous for words. After much pondering I left with this elephant..I just heart him!

Love is in the air

After taking down all my lovely Christmas decorations my home was in definite need of a "lovely" transformation. I cut out hearts of all different sizes sewed them together and hung from my chandelier. In a different area, I put little hearts in vellum envelopes and then hung from branches. It looks so happy to have a few little decorations!


Wednesday, January 27

Currently craving

When it is cold, snowy and a high of 8 in Chicago...all I can do is dream about the colors of summer...
Playing with colors of aqua, gold and pearl in my jewelry.