Mad Props: January.

Posts from the first month of 2009 were awesome! Maybe I was just burnt out on the holidays, but there was so much fresh-ness out there and inspiration was running rampant. Enjoy January’s Mad Props!

Tooth Fairy Kit : Oh Happy Day

Book Mobile : A Merry Mishap

Bouchon Please : Pretty Little Things

Nate Williams’ Wallpaper : design is mine

A Cupcake Street Art Installation : Cakespy

Cheese Plate Jar : the kitchn

DIY Coffee Filter Garland : Creature Comforts

Free Downloadable Labels : poppytalk

Obamicon : neatorama

I love you more than _______ : swissmiss

Paint Chip Bookmarks : How about orange…

Mankind Mag January 2009 : Design for Mankind

collage {by color} : daisy chain

Personal Attachments {Clip Favorites} : heysusy

Our Engagement Photos : A Cup of Jo


Mad Props: December.

December was the best month of the year by far for amazing posts! Guess it must’ve been everyone’s Christmas spirit. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful finds and projects this month and enjoy December’s Mad Props!

Special Guest Post by Ladies and Gentlemen : poppytalk

DIY Christmas Garlands : Design*Sponge

Beauty of Quilling : evie s.

Alice’s DIY Catalogue Labels : Design*Sponge

DIY Fabric Tags by Inchmark : Black*Eiffel

DIY wreath project : Design*Sponge

Last-Minute Christmas Place Settings : Create My Event

Have a great one : d.Sharp Journal

Get your very own Santa’s beard : Black*Eiffel

Bestow : d.Sharp Journal

Curated Christmas Tree : black . white . bliss

pink party : bread and honey

How to Make a Literary Clock : neatorama

Polish Paper Chandelier : Creature Comforts

12 days in one envelope : m.writes

Ring a Day : NOTCOT

Paper flower ornaments : How about orange…

Now That’s the Spirit : In(side) the Loop

Hot Pink & Green Holiday : Hostess with the Mostess

Font-astic Gift Wrapping: Creature Comforts

Crafty Little Minx : Daisy Chain

Stuck Labels : Oh Happy Day

Candy Cane Cocktail Party : The Finer Things

Mailboxes : Remodelista

Urchin Chandelier by HelenBilt : More Ways to Waste Time

Paper Holiday – Garlands : Design*Sponge


Mad Props: November.

A little late, but here nonetheless, November Mad Props!

Colourful Christmas Inspiration : Absolutely Beautiful Things

Index a Moleskine : Boing Boing

DIY Paper-Covered Pens : casasugar

DIY Grocery Bag Pom-Poms : Creature Comforts

Doily Napkin Bands + more : Creature Comforts

i heart the smiths : design is mine

paper collection – the month of November : design is mine

DIY Leaf Mobile : Design*Sponge

Paper Holiday – Gift Wrapping : Design*Sponge

Penguin Classics : Design*Sponge

Fabulous Fall Get-Together : Hostess with the Mostess

Modern Thanksgiving : Hostess with the Mostess

Candy Bar Wrappers : via How About Orange

love it : i am a greedy girl

Cloth Necklaces : Oh Happy Day

Laptop Cases + Sleeves : Old Glutton


Mad Props: October.

October was an amazing month for posts! I love how into Halloween people were and the Mad Props were really tough to narrow down this time around. Enjoy my October favorites!

Family Math Problem : A Cup of Jo

toxic : Ali Loves Curtis

Birthday Party : Black*Eiffel

Ranch Style Wedding : Black*Eiffel

Stella McCartney for Adidas : Black*Eiffel

Well-packaged cake : Black*Eiffel

Coolest Doormat Ever : coco + kelley

Art, Design and Technology for Obama : Cool Hunting

World’s Smallest Postal Service : Cool Hunting

Free Printable Greeting Card + Tags : Creature Comforts

Recipe Cards : design is mine

this is Halloween : design is mine

DIY Birdie Snack Shack : Design*Sponge

Thoughtful Gent : Design*Sponge

Thanks for the warm fuzzies! : Fog and Thistle via How About Orange…

Trick or Treat… : Hostess with the Mostess

Talk to the Hand : in(side) the loop

Secret Message invitations : Oh Happy Day

Free Download : poppytalk

Pumpkin Time : poppytalk

Dessert Club ChikaLicious : Serious Eats

Custom Matchbooks : Style Me Pretty

Custom Sparklers : Style Me Pretty

Something Woodland This Way Comes : The Bedlam of Beefy

Free Printable 2009 Desk Calendar : Vintage Glam via How About Orange…


Mad Props: September.

A little late, but finally here – September Mad Props!

Loving this t-shirt : A Cup of Jo

Decorating with paper masks : Abbey Goes Design Scouting

Colorful Cake Stands at Huset : At Home with Kim Vallee

Calm Wafer Dish : black . white . bliss

Anna + Nathan : Brooklyn Bride

DIY: Fabric Pup Tent : CasaSugar

Choose Hope Over Fear : d.Sharp Journal

draw draw draw : {frolic!}

Spooky Chic Halloween at PB : Hostess with the Mostess

Rachel Papo : Oh Happy Day

Architect-Designed Flatware : Remodelista

Brilliant : Simple Lovely

Charley Harper : style-for-style via black*eiffel


Mad Props: August.

It’s that time again. The end of another month and time for Mad Props: August!

Rizzo’s Original Fortune Teller : BB-Blog

DIY Fabric Party Garland : Creature Comforts

It’s Freebie Time : Creature Comforts

Storybook Inspired Looks : Creature Comforts

Cardboard Shadow Box : Design*Sponge

Square Deal : Hello My Name is Heather via How about orange…

Circus Act : in(side) the loop

Paper Cut : in(side) the loop

Phunk Lab Custom Digital Portraits : More Ways to Waste Time

Spins Designs Mobiles : More Ways to Waste Time

A Good-Looking Family Reunion T-Shirt : Orange Beautiful

Rainy Days : Proficiscamur

Doorbell Buttons : Remodelista

Old-Fashioned Scales : Remodelista

To make your heart melt : Smoke and Ochre

lisa & nick : snippet & ink

non sequitur : something old, something new

An Orange and Black Halloween Wedding : The Finer Things

no love : urban grace interiors


Mad Props: July.

I was honestly a little surprised – in a good way – at all the great posts oozing out of the blogosphere this past month. Lots of people were on vacation and sans computer and/or internet, but that didn’t seem to stop them. See for yourself in Mad Props: July!

Floating Houses : A Cup of Jo

a poem as lovely as a tree : a girl named fred

Serendipitous Gardening : coco+kelley

Bicycle Wheel Pot Rack : casasugar

Decorate with Beach Towels : casasugar

When Designers Fall in Love : Design*Sponge

eli, no! : free design goodies

Save the Date: Downloadable Birdie : Hostess with the Mostess

Printable Bookplates : How about orange…

Starched Fabric Decal Experiment : How about orange…

Bar Tab : in(side) the loop

Wedding Gift for Years to Come : Linda & Harriett

The Strangest Little Neighborhood : More Ways to Waste Time

Cardboard Playhouses for Cats : Nerd Approved

tiny pinatas : not martha

Grace’s 99th : Oh Happy Day

Garland Party : ruby press

Ici : ruby press

Lauren & Keith : Snippet & Ink

Coasters for the typophiliac : swissmiss

recycled wine box kitchen cabinets : the kitchn
:: all photos via blog posts


Mad Props: June.

My oh my, June absolutely flew by! I always feel a mix of both good and bad when a month like that occurs – happy because I’m onto other things and a little sad because I don’t really want time to pass me by that way. But enough with waxing about life’s true meaning, enjoy June’s Mad Props! (I know I did!)Mansion, Apartment, House or Shack? : A Cup of Jo

put it all in one place : A Little Hut

Abandoned Theme Park : Black*Eiffel

Ellen Raskin : Black*Eiffel

MY Kind of Camping : black . white . bliss

Art project : Bloesom

Stylish Invites : Brooklyn Bride

Bringing Bitters Back : CHOW

Love-er-ly : d. Sharp Journal

Daily Thought Wallpaper : decor8

DIY kate’s wooden portrait : Design*Sponge

sweet dreams : {frolic!}

Beer Cocktails : Hostess with the Mostess

Modern Garden Birthday : Hostess with the Mostess

Wonderland : How about orange…

Happy Tails : in(side) the loop

Doll’s House : miss jane

pies baked in tiny jars : not martha

Modern Chocolate Party : Oh Happy Day!

Alison & Eric : snippet + ink


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


Mad Props: April.

It’s already the end of April which means one thing – April Mad Props! Check out the posts that stuck out in my mind and drop me a link in the comments if there’s one you can’t stop thinking about that I didn’t mention. Happy linking!

A Cup of Jo : Lilly McElroy Throws Herself at Men

A Cup of Jo : Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down

adgoodness : Comic Goodness

At Home with Kim Vallee : Eco-Chic Party Essentials

Design Scouting : A DIY Bulletin Board

mackin ink : i didn’t want to forget to tell you this one…

More Ways to Waste Time : Frazier & Wing Paper Mobiles

More Ways to Waste Time : Help Me Choose a Kitchen Backsplash

Neatorama : 16 Abandoned & Decaying Hotels From Around the World

Oh Happy Day : Photobooth Album