Win It: PaPaYa.

I first learned of PaPaYa a few years ago and have been impressed by their wide array of unique art and paper goods ever since. Founded by mother-daughter team Gina and Anahata Katkin in 2003, the company is centered around global culture, strong images and bright colors. Creative abandon is their company credo and I can’t think of anything better to live by.

PaPaYa launched a blog in August that’s full of daily inspiration from a group of talented contributors. It also boasts a large selection of resources to link to your heart’s content!

This week’s giveaway is the beautifully abstract Make Believe giclee (pronounced “gee-clay”) by artist Sabrina Ward Harrison. Giclee canvas prints are brimming over with vibrant colors and a richer feel than traditional art prints. Make Believe measures 14″ x 28″ and is mounted on sturdy panels, so comes ready to hang.

To Enter:
1. Tell me what you dreamed of becoming when you grew up
2. Leave your email address (those who do not will sadly be disqualified)
3. Do it all before Monday, October 5th at 9am CST


The Daily Eat: Rustic Eggplant Grilled Pizza.

{recipe and photo © Just Eat Food}

My grill is crappy. It’s of the camping variety, those that sit low and are small. I’ve been wanting to try grilling pizza all summer, but have lacked the patience. But now that things are cooling down and football season is kicking up, I think that this Rustic Eggplant Grilled Pizza just might be whispering sweet nothings in my ear. Hearty, delicious and perfectly fall.


Kraft Paper Notepad.

Oh, how I love kraft paper. But as a notepad? Pretty and genius. {via simplesong}


Win It: Rachel Pfeffer Designs Winner.

Congratulations Marie-Eve!

Thanks so much to all of you who entered, I absolutely loved reading all of the ways you enjoy eating honey and can’t wait to try many of them myself! My favorite? It’s a toss-up between stirring it into hot tea with lots of lemon and putting gobs of it on peanut butter and honey sandwiches. I’d also like to send out a big thank you to Rachel for putting this much sought after necklace up for grabs!


Monday Goodness: Feline Petting Academy.

{toothpaste for dinner}

Did you have a fabulous weekend? I spent my time reading and watching college football. Having a little quality time with my mom. And of course entertaining my animal menagerie. A nice, low-key weekend.


Happy Weekend.


Have you been having an amazing first week of fall? I have. Here in Oklahoma we’re experiencing a lot of below average temperatures and I’m soaking up every moment! Not only did I break out the Halloween decorations (fine, that was last week), but some long sleeves, too. Have a fantastic weekend and enjoy this week’s Mad Props!

Download these pom pom printables for your next girl’s night in

I very badly want to throw a backyard fall soiree

Repurpose chip containers to make this rad organizer

No one’s perfect, not even cake decorators

I’d use this menu wheel for a dinner party

Soak up Mankind Mag’s last issue

Feather Report now jumps cities and has an app for your phone

How to spend Under $100: in the garden

Check out the Where the Wild Things Are pop-up shop

Head over heels for these velvet pumpkins

Make your own Starbucks-esque Pumpkin Spice Latte

Beautiful science-themed weddings

Make your own (healthier) fast food

Old-school Halloween party save-the-date printable

Fun + bright Cirque du Bebe shower suite to download

**NOTE: Don’t forget, you have until Monday at 9am CST to enter the Rachel Pfeffer giveaway to win her delicious honeycomb necklace!


Picture It.

{Ansel Olson}


The Daily Eat: Mocha Cake + Coffee Roundup.

{recipe and photo via Living Well… Eating Thin}

Is this Mocha Cake even possible? It’s an explosion of chocolately goodness that’s also low in sugar. Be still my heart!

1. Bailey’s Coffee Cream Crunch
2. Cappuccino Cheesecake with Dark Chocolate Ganache

3. Cappuccino Custard 4. Cappuccino Brownies 5. Chocolate Coffee Mousse Cake
6. Coffee and Chocolate 7. Coffee Cake 8. Coffee Cupcakes
Coffee Caramel Crème Mini Puffs 10. Espresso Slushie
11. Kahlua Brownies with Browned Butter Icing 12. Mocha Mousse Cups


Timex for J.Crew.

So glad to see two classics – Timex and J.Crew – teamed up this fall. One of these watches is definitely on my fall wish list. The question is, which one? Maybe I don’t have to choose… the bands can switch out! {via A Little Sussy}


3 to See.

Quick, flavorful dishes
via the trials of Lindsay and Taylor

an art blog curated by Meighan O’Toole
cataloging low brow and contemporary art

a celebration of all things paper
with a focus on wedding invitations and ephemera

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