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Friday, January 29, 2010

the perfect cozies.

TGIF, this week felt rather long...as if friday would never come. I've been on a search for a knitted coffee cozy ever since I spotted a very cute one at a local bookstore. Upon browsing on flickr galleries (my newest fav thing to do)...lo and behold, i found the most adorable cozy EVER by Knit Storm. These lovely knitted cozies are perfect for protecting my hands from the heat of those paper thin cups and even more perfect to look at. I heart perfect little finds and discoveries. My friday just got better ;)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

every jot and tittle.

I felt a tingle in my heart, maybe even a twinkle in my eye when i saw these mini books from Every Jot and Tittle. I love my paper but there this nothing i love more than vintage sheets of paper. These tiny mini books are made with a cover from an old book and each page is different, cut from sheet music, file folders, part of a calendar, dictionary pages, cardstock, paint chips, ledger paper and maps bound together by a silver screw post. Sadly, these are all sold out but i wish i could get my hands on one or all six of these gorgeous books.


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

packaging goods.

I've bookmarked the link to Nice Package Shop a while back. I was instantly smitten by their pretty packaging goods. I've always been one to care more about the packaging than the goods itself because it makes opening the package that much more special. Heart their vintage & whimsical packaging touch.



Tuesday, January 26, 2010

morning musings.


in a perfect world, this is how I would spend a perfect tuesday everyday. in the real world...i must get ready for work where lots of coffee intake will be required. it literally hurts to wake up in the morning. i snooze my alarm 5 times and still can't manage to make my way out of bed. maybe because the mornings are darker and colder.... maybe because i'm no longer greeted by the warm morning sun. never the less, mondays are always the biggest struggle. but with that said, mondays are the most dreaded yet refreshing in a sense...a brand new page in a brand new week.

call me grumpy but there is nothing happy about any weekday during the week...now friday mornings are a whole different story / post.

Monday, January 25, 2010

i heart letterpress.

i attended my very first letter press workshop with Tanya Roberts of Snap and Tumble and i'm in love. maybe love is an understatement. antique presses, the thickness of 100% cotton rag paper, the different types, the bites of impression...i love everything about it!

i highly recommend Tanya's Letterpress Curiosity Workshops.
i enjoyed the workshop so much that i'm already on the market looking a letterpress of my own.


Friday, January 22, 2010

sprinkles friday.

No need to get on a plane, just to try the infamous Sprinkle Cupcakes. Williams Sonoma now carry Sprinkles Cupcake Mixes. MmMMMmmmmmm.... my fav is their irresistibly yummmy not-too-sweet but decadently good Red Velvet cupcakes.


Thursday, January 21, 2010

washi tape.

i love the use of japanese washi tape...the colors, the patterns and even the textures it adds to everyday life. must be dubbed happy tape for a reason. i'm totally inspired by Decor8's DIY washi tape frames. totally removable, inexpensive and it brings out the colours in the photographs.



Wednesday, January 20, 2010

oh joy!

I need a new notebook for the new year to jot down my random thoughts, notes of inspiration and my draw-it-on-a-post-it ideas. I love this Nature Exploration Stones Notebook from Oh Joy! The travel-sized notebook is perfect to stash in my purse and to carry everywhere with me.



On a brighter note, Chronicle released a home office line with Oh Joy! and i can barely contain my excitement. A collection of metallic foil-stamped designed file folders, sticker /labels, notepads and gorgeously elegant mailer envelopes...that make me want to write letters just so i can mail them out.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

help haiti rise.

In light of all has been happening in Haiti, you can 'help haiti rise' by purchasing a t-shirt. A little effort goes a long way. T-shirts are $15, free shipping & all the proceeds go to Partners in Health for a great cause. They can be purchased here. What better way to shop then for a great cause?! Not to mention that they are also super cute. I'm picking up a few for R and I.



{ via. simple song }

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

valentine inspiration.

Since I'll be apart from R this valentines, I'll be celebrating it with some of the girls...and have decided to make a little valentine package to give to everyone. I'm excited to start my scavenger hunt for valentine goodies that i can include. All the shades of pink and red are enough to make me swoon...! Who knows...maybe you'll be one of the lucky few that will be receiving one ;)






{ via. martha stewart }

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

teenie messages.




I'm just adoring these cute mini notes from Love Teenie. No message is too small, because sometimes...it's really the 'little' things that matter. Plus, everything is just that much cuter when it's mini-sized ;)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

baby devon.

My heart is melting (mind you it's -6°C here in toronto) as i type this post.... R's godson Devon, is truly the CUTEST baby out there hands down; on top of the fact that he's just a happy baby DOES NOT cry EVER!!! That pout could seriously kill. I cannot wait to see him next weeeeeek.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

a girl's GIRL.

being the girl's girl that i am...i'm already dying anticipation of this movie when i saw this trailer. R is even more excited than me...i've been instructed that i am in no way allowed to watch it without him. it has something to do with how we watched it together, his first time (my 4th time) on our first unofficial, non-date, date. a boy is a keeper when he thinks that a new SATC movie = shoes = gift ideas.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

travels for 2010...

R and I have been planning our travels for the upcoming year...and all the planning is getting me super excited!!! We're planning a trip to Vegas with my family in March, a trip to L.A. in May, autumn in New York and ending off the year, counting down in South America...Argentina (Bueno Aires) + Brazil (Rio de Janeiro). Tripadvisor is hands down the best thing invented since slice bread, after the internet of course ;) happy 2010!!!!