Since entering into the blogging world, I've heard an awful lot about Etsy. One of the things I like best about this site is finding fun artwork that is completely different and original and inexpensive. Most of the pieces are on the smaller side, but going down a hallway, in a bathroom, in my guest bedroom - they could make for something different than all the other artwork I see and either love but can't afford or simply don't like. These chair notecards, by Annechovie, would be fun put in small frames or grouped into one larger frame: Here are a few more I like, also by Annechovie:
I also really like this print from a different seller: Fun fun!
I'm not much of a tea drinker, despite constantly telling myself I should be. Health benefits, hot beverage for the non-coffee drinker, yada, yada. But I've always loved these little tea pots/cups for one and came across this... and this... You love tea, you love tea, you love tea.... Well if that doesn't work, at least I know what to get my tea-drinking friends for Christmas!
I just got the new issue of Blueprint Magazine the other day - I spotted the cover and was in love. There were a few really good features in the issue, including their very first holiday gift guide (love holiday gift guides, although I'm not sure I've ever bought a gift in a holiday gift guide for someone, although I'm pretty sure I've done so for myself...).One feature was on glam holiday outfits - how fantastic would this be for New Year's Eve?
And a pink Christmas tree?!?! Robby would die...
They had some really great ideas in their gift guide, including this adorable onesie for the little ones:
And last but not least, at the intro to all of the holiday features, there was this page:
I love the wrapping paper on those gifts, and those sneaky editors at Blueprint have made them available for download. I think they would be so pretty with really colorful holiday ribbon...
I've been waffling over what to do for wedding favors for quite some time. I love the whole candy bar idea, but I'd love to have it as more of a donut bar with tasty treats from our local bakery. But I'd also like to have some kind of favor at each place setting.
I came across these in the recent Modern Bride (I think) and found them online at Paper Orchid:
I'm not quite sure what I'd fill them with - possibly some sort of butter yellow candy or mints...but I love the cutout detail.
Robby and I have been wanting to adopt another dog for quite some time, and on Monday night, we added Linus to our family. Robby's email about him was rather entertaining, so that can be his introduction:
"Meet Linus, the flying blind dog. He has a lot of life and uses it to run into walls. However he pops out of these smacks like Rocky Balboa versus the Russian monster. He is adjusting well with Merrick and seems to really enjoy having a lead dog to show him the way. Come and visit with him when you can and see his walking show."