Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year '2007'

made by 'meloearth' ...get it on ESTY.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Coolest 'how to' ..EVER

You must see this video for how to make your very own steam candle from a tea light!
You use simple copper piping and watch your candle spin like a little steam engine.
It's totally cool and so easy to make! AWESOME.
Go check it out and tell me what you think.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Here's to a Happy 2007!

ETSY artist- The Black Apple

This is a print by 'theblackapple', its called Everything that hurts. $13.00 8x10.

ETSY pick

Love the colors on this changing pad...its by joeyandaleethea!

Domino gallery

Pic from Domino Mag's inspiration galleries

Snowflakes in your hair!

I absolutely love Heather's idea for another use of the ANTHROPOLOGIE snowflake! She used it in her daughters hair... fabulous! I'm going to do it to...for my little chicky!

Here's JOY's photo of the snowflake if you haven't seen it! so sweet.

Sweet Octopus

I want to make ornaments for the next holiday season.
Look at these amazing Octopie holding the presents. So amazingly cute!
I want them! Found via
(photo, Flickr: gasupthezamboni)

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

CB2........very cool

I'm raving about these new tea light holders my sister-in-law just emailed me about.
They are called 'Whirly Hanging Votive Holders'. Described by CB2 as 'Whimsical spheres of clear handblown glass showcase flickering candlelight via modern portholes.' You can hang them in singles, multiples or even place on a flat surface.

I love them in this photo.........
Don't you love them? Needless to say my order is in and I can't wait to get them!
$3.95 each..

Friday, December 15, 2006

Domino Magazine.........still loving it!

Have you seen Domino Magazines website makeover. Very nice!
These pics are from their inspiration galleries........

'color in the living room'


Very cute tees from Hip Chicks Boutique..............

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Flash backs..

Don't you just love finding old pictures. This is a picture of me and my older sister.

I'm the lil' one. I have no idea how old we were. Christmas brings back such great memories as a kid.......with lots and lots of presents. I know thats not what its all about but, as a kid, we remember the presents!!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Holiday season.... drives me nuts

There is just so much to little time. I know, I know everyone's busy. I just feel like there's not enough time to take a deep breath and relax. The whole stress of buying so many gifts and making them meaningful is sooo time consuming. Yes, it doesn't help that I wait so long, this I know. But some habits are hard to change overnight.

So today I spent a couple hours shopping. I didn't do so bad. But it is hard to resist shopping for yourself. But today I actually succeeded! Not one gift for me. I would mention what I bought but I can't give anything away just yet.

So on to more important stuff....I would have loved to have my 'product' ready for this holiday season. I was trying to decide if I should start with ETSY. I also considered going through Design*Sponge's new shop. But they would have to be limited edition if I go that route. We'll see what happens. But I will be showing you very soon, I promise.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Etsy artist: Kendra Binney

I found this artist via Decor8, her name is Kendra Binney. I'm loving her work. And am definitely buying some. If you need a Christmas idea for me .... I would love to start a little collection of her work. (note: shameless plea is directed to family). I prefer the more 'cheery' pieces...some are a sad, even haunting. But all are beautiful. She also sells pieces on ETSY.

This is the one I want. It's called 'dream of being underwater'

Monday, November 20, 2006

Babystyle gifts

Babystyle has some of the cutest things, always. It makes me reminiscent of those days when my little girl was just a babe. I also know I can find that perfect gift for kids or mama to be.

patches the pony rocker


Cushy Coupe


Lulu the lamb cozy mat


Oxford Green Shoes from Morgan and Milo


Friday, November 17, 2006

What I'm watching...

this weekend on HGTV, they are airing the 'DOMINO DESIGN BAZAAR'. I totally missed it last Saturday so I am writing it down on my palm. And I do mean that literally..pen to palm of hand, not palm pilot.
Anyway.... its Saturday night, 6PM. I'm sure the special will be better than the real deal. But we shall see. I'll let ya know.

TH Belt

$42.00 awesome belt at

Pinky Brown and jenn (PB & J)

Thursday, November 16, 2006

to encourage you

'In your life, don't waste one moment. Don't be unconscious. Don't put anything on hold for later--do it now! If you have a passion, Live it. Don't wait. Live now.

---Alex Beauchamp (

Pick it up---- Creole Thrift by Angele Parlange

I stopped by Barnes and Noble last night to pick up a copy of Creole Thrift.
The sales lady looked it up and said its in stock, should be up front on the table.
We go looking ALL around, different areas, under tables, on shelves. She can't find it.
She's ready to give up and asks if I want to order it. I say 'But you HAVE it in stock, someone must know where it is'. She says but I can't find it and turns to walk away and there it is right in front of her.
So I have my book.
I've only taken a glance through thus far...but I know I will love it.
It's all about having things in our home that truly reflect who we are, not necessarily the most expensive, but things that have a history and meaning to us. It's also about being resourceful and making the most of things around you.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

O list.......still want this bag!!

This Lucky Brand Jeans shoulder bag was on Oprah's O List quite a while ago........but I am still drooling over it. I have cut it out of the magazine and its been tacked to my cubicle wall for xx months now.
I should add it to my Christmas list........

photos from

Nordstrom... illustrated site

Check out the web site for Nordstrom designer collections! No doubt, it will make you want to click around and shop.

COACH ..... can't get enough lately

Right now I'm loving Coach's jewelry selection.......

And I absolutely adore the new 'ponytail scarf' I bought for myself. Although I don't wear it in my hair.. a bit too preppy. I tie it onto my bags.... so so nice! And may I mention it wasn't easy to get....sold out... waiting, waiting... I just happen to stop by Coach and took their last one off display!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Free people

Here's a pic of the top I bought at 'free people' yesterday.... I haven't even tried it on yet.
I hope it fits... and I hope it looks this good on me... (yeah right).
The price online is $68., I bought it on sale for I think $39.

I have been shopping way too much lately..... I have issues : )

Check out Free People's blog when you have a chance.........

Monday, November 13, 2006

I don't remember Fossil being so cool....

Hey I just received the Holiday catalog for Fossil and I must say I'm suprised to find so many things that I like. I don't know why, I just don't recall seeing so many cool things from them before.

I'm puzzled as to why I can't find everything in the catalog online...such as the women's 'leather makeup bag'. As well as the Canvas makeup bag..nowhere to be found. ugghh!
OK's an aged leather jewelery box that is a keeper!

OK... Order the catalog... apparently Fossil doesn't have all their holiday merchandise uploaded on their website. : ( So no more raving about them tonight.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Baby Shower basket

This is a couple photos of the basket I put together for my sister's shower this weekend! I love baby many cute things to ooh and ahh over!

Friday, November 10, 2006

I must get a noni amazing!
I want a Noni Bag!!!
I just caught a glimpse of these bags by Nora Bellows on and am
so stricken by them... I can't stop looking at them...I just want to pick on up and touch it!
How amazing do these look?! They are made of cool is that!

November 10, 2006- All or nothing?

OK so here it goes....
Have you ever wanted to start a project, pursue a dream, etc but sort of held off because you feel you can't possibly officially start or put yourself out there until every last detail is thought through, figured out, business plan complete, etc. Well that's me with so many ideas, directions to go in, plans in progress, products to create.
Well I was doing a little reading lately on a blog which I'll talk about later on but the gist of the message was about how we keep putting things off and how we forget that TOMORROW IS PROMISED TO NO ONE! Start today, so what if you don't have the fool-proof plan worked out yet! Who does? Not everyone. Who says it has to be all or nothing? I don't believe it does anymore.
So though this blog was created almost a year ago, today I open it up and start to blog.
About what: (like I said, its not all figured out yet, but many things)
  • pursueing a creative endeavor, and the process of finding out what it is you love to do
  • art; design-particularly home design which I am passionate about, and that is the area I would like to create products for
  • my ideal scenario of getting into a more creative field
  • a placeholder for all the blogs who have inspired me over this past year with their creativity, pursuit of their dreams and willingness to share
  • posts about shopping or great finds for the home, maybe fashion too
  • supporting indie artists
  • photos that inspire me
  • everyday tidbits of life
PS... some of you may know me from my little blog which I started just as a creative outlet, where I oogle over all that is Anthropologie. To me, this store just inspired my creativity, at a time when I wasn't surrounded by any. So I just love to visit their stores and see their unique & beautiful displays and of course window shop online as well.

Anyway......... off I go.