Blue Carrot Shop.

A self-proclaimed treasure hunter, Alexandra emailed me last week to share her new venture – Blue Carrot Shop. It’s full of all her great finds, everything from housewares to the handmade. My favorite section is letterpress. I’d love to have a bit of wall filled with beautiful wood type.


Happy Weekend.

+ copyright-free collage images to download for free – the possibilities are endless

+ breath-taking literally underwater wedding photography

+ scads of cotton ribbon in every shade of the rainbow

+ free printable graphic design business forms thanks to the freelance 101 series

+ have you checked out issue #2 of Nonpareil Magazine?

+ fabulous Alice in Wonderland-inspired decor

+ a great roundup of free Easter printables

+ … and another of Easter cards

+ download these free and well-designed black + white wedding printables and save mucho money

+ coloring eggs is my favorite part of easter!

+ wishing my graduation announcements had looked anything like these

Happy Weekend!


Happy {Spring} Weekend.

Spring officially makes its debut this weekend! Today we’re experiencing 70º weather, but tomorrow is promising somewhere between 6 and 14 inches of snow and a high of 39º. File that under Things That Make You Go Hmm. I plan on visiting a good dive bar tonight with some friends, then pending the snowstorm possibly hitting up a roller derby bout tomorrow among other things. Happy Weekend!

+ t.ruffles is now taking on custom projects

+ if you’re making a move to the world of freelance this just might help you out

+ the best Smokey the Bear posters

+ my friend is making this S’mores Pie with Guiness next week for a belated St. Patrick’s Day dinner

+ loving these childrens books from Paul and Ann Rand

+ infatuated with these early keyboard interface concepts

+ a fun paper doll for the grown-ups

+ finally saw Alice in Wonderland last night and am digging these inspired fashion finds


Happy Weekend.

Great things from the week past…

Super pretty I-can’t-believe-they’re-a-free-download holiday gift tags :: Two Brunettes

Are you using TeuxDeux, the super simple, designy, free to-do app yet? :: swissmiss

Relive your childhood mall Santa terrors with Sketchy Santas

Tear off wallpaper for that customized look :: Design-Milk

Pantone unveils Turquoise 15-5519 as color of the year for 2010!

Living In: Romeo & Juliet :: Design*Sponge

More incredible free printable wintry holiday tags for your collection :: Domestifluff

This December desktop calendar is rockin’ my screen right now :: simple blueprint

Loving the details in this chic Chicago wedding :: Style Me Pretty

Download these envelope + package wraps for your holiday mailings :: Creature Comforts

A great selection of warm + cozy throws for under $100 :: Shelterpop

Check out my personal wish list for the year! :: Shiny Squirrel

Giveaway Reminder: You have until Monday at 9am CST to enter the ivee giveaway!

Happy Weekend!


Happy Weekend.

Hello, weekend! I’m so, so very happy to see you again. And really looking forward to the Greek festival, the OU game, Ghouls Gone Wild and boot shopping! (If you could somehow make my clean underwear supply last until Monday so that I don’t have to do laundry just yet, that would rock.)


• You have until Monday at 9am CST to enter and win one of Marta’s oh-so-cute mini diaries!
• The time left to enter the 2010 Calendar Swap is starting to wind down, but there’s still a few days left. If you need some inspiration check out my calendar roundups 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5!

This week’s Mad Props:
• the search is on for a winter coat :: design is mine
• super cute Halloween printables for the kid in you :: Living Locurto
• a little graphic designer humor :: kitsune noir
• the sweetest, most colorful wedding :: Black*Eiffel
• adorable handmade masks :: poppytalk
• download these French-inspired gift tags :: Eat Drink Chic
• tricked out treats using fun sized sweets (that’s a mouthful!) :: Cakespy
• under $100 at the bar :: Design*Sponge
• pretty mini bobbypins :: Heart of Light
• Mini Greeting Card + Letter-Writing Set freebie :: Eat Drink Chic

Happy Weekend!