Happy Weekend.

This 4-day week felt longer than your average 5-er which makes me that much happier to see the weekend. It’s been filled with lots of work-work, house-buying legalities and not much else. The next few days should be fun though.

• head out on the town with the girls tonight
• sand/repaint china cabinet (been meaning to do this for awhile now!)
• look for a cool ceiling fan for the master bedroom
• buy a honeymoon shower gift for Kristy
• mail a long overdue birthday box to Kim
• maybe some baking goodness
• and um, laundry

Happy Weekend to you all!

:: photo via ffffound



Otsutree – aka graphic artist Theresa ‘Tree’ – has some amazing wooden panels. I’d love to get my hands on that #4! And check out her clothing and prints while you’re visiting!


The Daily Eat: Lemon Cream Cheese Cupcakes.

When two things that you already love separately come together there’s no going wrong. I give to you the Lemon Cream Cheese Cupcake.

:: via Held by Love, Baked by Scratch



When I think of croquet it inevitably reminds me of summers as a kid. My aunt and uncle have the perfect side yard for the game and a wooden croquet set (probably from a garage sale) that our family spent endless hours playing with. This deluxe croquet set is decidedly more Great Gatsby-ish than “family fun,” but I love it none the less.

:: via Pretty Little Things


Mad Props: May.

Earring Shrines : BB-Blog

Cribs Blogger Style : Black Eiffel

Poster Programs and Invitations : Create My Event

A Sea of Ink : d.Sharp Journal

Rocks : d.Sharp Journal

Globe Trotter Ltd. : {frolic}

Paper Frames : How About Orange

Invite Rosendahl to Your Breakfast Table : At Home with Kim Vallee

A Pigeonnier of One’s Own : Laura Loves

Things We Save – Courtney : Reclaiming Miss Havisham

A Week of Color : The Finer Things


Blog Love: My Polaroid Blog.

Blogger Jen of My Polaroid Blog is brilliant. Brilliant because her entire blog is based around and filled with Polaroids. And brilliant because she even made good of the rejects in an interesting way. Check them out at her flickr stream.

:: via Ruby Press



The I.V. is rad. (And FYI – I’m bring back to word rad.) I think my living vs dead plant ratio might increase exponentially with something like this around.

This self-watering plant pot’s main feature is a medical drip feed. This unique characteristic allows the plant to be nourished with water and food as it is required.

:: via Josh Spear


The Daily Eat: Jamie’s Coconut Cake.

Let me preface this by saying that I’m not a big fan of the coconut.

Last weekend I made this ridiculously amazing three-layer coconut cake by Paula Deen. I’ve never tried any of her recipes before, but coconut cake is my mom’s favorite and this was for her birthday. Therefore, I was overruled. And I’m glad I was because as I said earlier – it was a-maz-ing. Super moist and not too coconutty (contrary to it being coated in the stuff). In fact, I’m thinking it could be the base for a lot of cake experimentation using the cake recipe as a base…

:: photo and recipe via The Food Network


Silhouettes + Paint Chips.

Behr has the absolute best paint chips. That said, the only way to make them better is obviously to give ’em some of their own medicine and letterpress over their loveliness. Paper Stories did a bang up job and the result is nothing short of fabulous.

:: via Midwest Modern Girl


Starbuck’s Spash Stick.

Splash sticks — plastic plugs for sip holes with tops in the shape of the Starbucks siren to keep your beverage from spilling out. Basically a cocktail stirrer for your coffee as well. All in all a good idea in my book, but I can where it might be a bit of pain to have to remove every single time you want to take a sip.

:: via yumsugar