Mrs. Lilien.

One of the things I came away from Alt with – besides a rad goodie bag, fantastic friends and enough knowledge to run a third world country – was a list of new blogs to start pouring over. The one that quickly jumped to the head of the class was Mrs. Lilien. {Thanks to Karey M., of course.)

Kelly Lilen, the mastermind behind it all, constructs beautiful posts based on different types of women, or Mrs. as she refers to them. Each post elegantly creates an image of a lady who prefers a certain type of thing in a perfect stanza of rhyme. Paired with a great layout each and every time, Mrs. Lilien is the sort of thing that I wish I had thought of first because it’s just that good.

{Mrs. Kitchen}
{Mrs. McNicey}
{Mrs. Sailor’s Delight}

Happy Weekend.

It felt great to get back to regular blogging this week after almost a month of haphazard posts. Thanks for waiting out the flu and two Christmases with me!

You may have noticed one sizable change here over the past week: The Daily Eat is no longer with us. After a year and half I’ve decided it was time to take things in a fresher direction. One that is decidedly more true to Design Crush. So stay tuned to see where it goes, I promise to try not to disappoint!

My favorites from the past week (and maybe a few from the week before that, too!)…

S’mores + waffles = S’moreffles. Also know as, holy crap that’s genius!

Take advantage of the winter weather and make maple syrup taffy in the snow

So excited to see Sophie Blackall’s Missed Connections illustrations now available as prints

And Jessica Hische just took the print plunge with her Daily Drop Cap series

Loving Joy’s latest feature on happy lady eats, Lunch Lady, showing off what people eat for their mid-day meal

I’m quite sure you’ve seen Lisa Congdon’s A Collection a day, 2010 blog by now. But if you haven’t…

Quite possibly my favorite wedding to date

Let’s spraypaint on snow – why not?

The chic-est party cake ever

I heart quick bread. Here are ten amazing recipes.

Pretty DIY winter ice lanterns

This DIY grocery planner is destined for my fridge

Download this awesome seasonal calendar and be reminded of what fruits + veggies are in season, too!

Or download this one and have the entire year on one pretty piece of paper

There are tons of January desktop wallpapers running around – here are my favorites 1 + 2

Fun printable goal list to help you through the day

Happy Weekend!

PS: Don’t forget – you have until Monday morning at 9am CST to enter the CoolHot giveaway!


Happy Weekend.

A roundup of my favorites from the past week, a few printables and a wish for a Happy Weekend! Also, a reminder that you only have until Monday at 9am CST to enter Win It: THe Paper Apartment. So hop to it!


• in my family wine is a big deal during the holidays so I’m digging this Thanksgiving Wine Guide :: Sippity Sup
• enviable Thanksgiving invitations :: Oh So Beautiful Paper
• make your own coffee stencil! :: How About Orange
• don’t have a clue what to cook up for Thanksgiving? check out 172 recipes from 9 leading food magazines :: The Bitten Word
• check out the new design look on Unruly Things!
• don’t miss a week full of apple recipes :: A Field Journal
• get your mind churning over homemade holiday gifts with these ideas :: Wiley Valentine
• take a trip over to Feather Report to see my week of outfits
• a pale and pretty fall download from Ez :: Creature Comforts
• a sweet CD template and playlist suggestions for wedding or party favors :: Benign Objects
• printable pumpkin goodies :: Love. Obsess. Inspire.
• write a note on this downloadable set of stitchy stationery :: Bread of Many
• download these ABC cards and join in on a birthday tradition :: Design*Sponge


3 to See.

The lovely Mrs. French
and her menagerie of finds

Focused on invitations, parties and good design
what more could you ask for

Fashion, food and design
in no particular order

This is going to be the last weekly 3 to See post. I’m suspecting it will now become more of a monthly feature than weekly, seeing as I’ve exhausted my reader sharing everything with you! As new, eye-catching blogs pop up on my radar I’ll be sure to pass them on for you to enjoy as well. {You can check out past posts here to catch up, if you wish!}


3 to See.

What’s fresh and new in art, architecture, interior design,
furniture and decor, fashion, and technology

Amy cooks with whole, natural and organic ingredients,
celebrates seasonal foods, and supports local farmers
while making some mean recipes

A blog with a penchant for the passionately handmade,
new to me and loving it

Check out past 3 to See posts


3 to See.

A yummy collection of original recipes
by Rachel Rappaport

Abbey’s take on the design and inspiration
that waits for us around every corner

The musings of Karen Cavalier,
an industrial designer in Seattle

Check out past 3 to See posts


3 to See.

Erin finds the best art that you’ve never seen
but then again, you already knew that

Jessica’s love for orange and good design
chronicled for us to devour

Karey’s back in action after a little break
i’ve missed her and her girlies immensely

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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

Check out past 3 to See posts