Friday, February 25, 2011

Love for Etsy

Today's post is brought to you by triangles and a hint of the 90's.  Enjoy!

{Equilateral Quilt by Carson Too, Grid Necklace by Moorea SealCurved Earrings 
by qUirkfactory, Triangle Beard by Heather Future, Cotton Tee by Jessalin B}

Have a rockin' weekend! 

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Card Catalog

I love the idea of storing odds and ends in a card catalog. By adding paint, wheels or decor, it becomes a unique focal point in the home.  Enjoy!

{Images via 1, 2, 3 and 4}

Unfortunately, I've searched high and low and these lovelies are hard to find. Hobby Lobby has a tabletop version that may serve as my temporary fix when it goes on sale.

Happy Thursday!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

What's Old is New

Eric and I hung out with a fun couple this past weekend, playing games and watching a rather silly British comedy.

Among other inspiring and just plain cool pieces in their home, I was drawn to the dresser they used as a TV stand.  We happen to be in need of a new TV stand and I'm now scouring craigslist for the perfect fixer-upper.

My online inspiration is below.  Enjoy!

{Joi removed the middle drawers and used the space as shelves 
for the electronic players.  The side drawers function as storage.}

{Laura added hair pin legs to an old cabinet to 
house her husband's growing record collection}

Have you re-purposed something in your home?  I'd love to hear about it! 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


I'm not sure if it's the approach of Valentine's or a strong desire for spring, but I want to snip pretty flowers for every room in our apartment.

What a difference a little color and life makes. 

Because this is also true of our wardrobe, below are two shirts inspired by the blooms above.  This way, you can beckon to spring even after the flowers are wilted and gone. 

How do you display color and life in your every day?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Music to My Ears

Last night, I was introduced to The Head and The Heart by way of Dr. Dog.  Eric and I had a chill evening taking in vocal harmonies, percussive beats and oscillating cassette tapes.  It was different and fun, to say the least!

This group is made up of five guys and one girl and includes guitar, bass, drums, keys, violin and a trio of beautiful voices.  Below is an acoustic, snap fingers version of Honey Come Home - my absolute favorite song of the night. It's sad, sincere, sweet, touching. Do yourself a favor and listen all the way to the end.

Honey  Come Home - The Head and The Heart (self-titled)

What do you think?  Please do tell.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Love for Etsy

The hue that once alluded me now consumes me.  I wear my gold locket necklace almost every day. 

This etsy post is simple and sweet, as love and earrings should be.  Enjoy!

{Tiny Gold Heart Post Earrings by Clementines Jewelry}

I recently read that a woman should never be without earrings.  I now agree.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Crate Shelving

Function and frugality are a perfect combination.

{Images via 1, 2, 3, 4, 5}

The pictures above have me itching to make affordable crate shelving for our dishes, books, picture frames and other lovely knick-knacks. 

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Hobbies for Women

My sister and I recently had a sad epiphany: neither of us has a true hobby. Sure, we like to have fun with our family and friends, but nothing in particular inspires us to action when we are alone.

She googled "hobbies for women" on her smart phone.

We had a good laugh at some of the suggestions and found a few that sounded enjoyable.  Baking, sewing, crafts... you get the picture.  Then, the inevitable guilt set in.  These things cost money!  And what on earth will we do with the cupcakes, pillowcases and headbands we make?  What a waste!

So we shelved the idea and returned to our semi-depressed state on the couch.

Until we realized: our sweet husbands have plenty to do on a day off when no one else is around. Hers hunts, fishes and golfs; mine plays guitar, climbs, hikes and they both like to bike.  Heaven knows these things cost money - and yet we have happier homes as a result of their pursuits. Which brings us to my next goal for the new year.

Goal number 4: Explore interests and passions. Find new ones.

For now, I have baking on the brain.  And a pretty new pedestal to display my efforts, courtesy of Eric's sister.  It's a start!

What do you love to do?
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