Happy Weekend.

+ Looking forward to making a batch of these Red Velvet Pancakes this weekend!

+ Some great gift ideas to get you started for Father’s Day

+ If you’re the crafty type check out these 12 free tutorials for bags and purses

+ Excited to get my scissors and some pretty paper out to try my hand at David Stark’s paper flower shop

+ I really, really need to make my own list like this!

+ Cupcake liners. Not just for cupcakes anymore.

+ I’m developing a massive luggage fetish

+ Claire Huxtable as a paperdoll – YES!

+ The sweetest first birthday party ever

+ If you have 30 seconds, please pop over and support Greyhound Rescue & Rehabilitation. It supports retired racing greyhounds suffering form broken legs. you can vote daily until May 31st!

Happy Weekend!

PS: Don’t forget, if you have until Monday at 9am CST to enter the Davina + Daniel giveaway!


Happy Weekend.

This week has been a bit topsy-turvy (a new theme in my life lately), so I’m thrilled that the weekend is here! It’s going to be filled with the Festival of the Arts, playoff game four of the Thunder v Lakers (4th row!) and dress shopping for a family wedding next month. Happy Weekend!

+ I can’t wait to try out a banana drizzled with honey + sprinkled with almond slivers for breakfast this weekend

+ I’m lusting after this ruffly tunic-style dress

+ Make recycling more stylish and download these bin labels

+ A sweet Just Because card to brighten someone’s day

+ Danni + Nick’s beautiful engagement photos

+ Continue the relief efforts in Haiti through the Haiti Poster Project

+ Check out the cardboard box that will fit anything

+ I’m dying to make one of these DIY fabric pup tents

+ Print off some of these mini wallpaper notes + envelopes this weekend

+ Love the idea of a fleur de lawn – so easy to maintain!

+ Have you seen Jessi Arrington’s rainbow birthday?

+ Colleen Baran creates a ring every single day out of ordinary objects

+ Love, love, love this NYC wedding!


Kyle’s Treehouse + Autism Awareness Month.

April is Autism Awareness month, a cause near and dear to my heart. And one very special organization is Kyle’s Treehouse. Its namesake, sixteen year old Kyle Westphal has created a t-shirt in collaboration with artist Jessie Rose Vala to celebrate this month, with 100% proceeds going to the foundation. Each shirt is hand-screened with slight variations, reflecting that each person living with autism is unique. I have a gray one and have to say how soft and comfortable it is, a great project for a great cause.


Falling Whistles.

Let’s bring back the whistle in a big way. And let’s look cute while doing it by wearing one of these pendant necklaces. One hundred percent of the sales from Falling Whistles goes to advocating for the freedom and rehabilitation of child soldiers in the Congo.


Happy Weekend.

How do you plan on spending your weekend? Tonight I’ll be going to a local benefit, Raising Haiti 2.0. If you’re in Oklahoma you should plan on stopping by, all proceeds are headed straight to Haiti.

+ A little birdie told me about these sweet valentines for you to download

+ Feeling bored with your tableware? Customize it.

+ I’m see this jewelry bust project in my future

+ Sweet lip + moustache lollipops to hand out on the 14th

+ Want to know what makes me happy?

+ And I think these rainbow pancakes would make us all happy!

+ Your search for cute black flats is officially over.

+ Nonpariel magazine is live! (Isn’t that best name??)

+ Pretty desktop wallpapers to welcome in your February 1, 2

Happy Weekend!

PS: You have until Monday morning at 9am CST to enter the Postal Press giveaway for a shot at winning 100 silhouette business cards!


Help Haiti Rise.

There’s so much generosity going on in the wake of the earthquake in Haiti last week, it helps to renew my hope in the human race. Pre-order this super-soft Help Haiti Rise tee from artist Mike Fretto and feel good knowing that 100% of all proceeds go directly to Partners in Health and their medical work in this ravaged country.


amelia mae.

When Caroline and I hit up the Girlie Show last weekend, one of the booths that really stood out to me was Oklahoma’s own amelia mae. Her prints are very graphic-based and I ended up buying the postcard version of this one.

But what really got me was when Caroline told me the tale of the artist’s other shop. Project 8256. All of the profits from Project 8256 go directly towards an adoption fund for her sister and brother-in-law who are in the lengthy process of adopting two children from Ethiopia. And to AHOPE, an orphanage in Addis Ababa that cares for HIV+ children. You can find out more information about both Amy and Project 8256 by visiting the blog.


Happy Weekend.

I’ve been putting up a valiant effort in fighting off a cold that’s threatening to take away my weekend, but it seems to be gaining an edge. The achiness has moved in and my willingness to venture out of the house and moved on. If by chance you’re feeling under the weather as well, content yourself from your couch with these lovely links from the past week… Happy Weekend!

**NOTE: Don’t forget, you only have until Monday at 9am to enter the PaPaYa giveway to win a beautiful giclee print from Sabrina Ward Harrison.

Scoutie Girl zooms in on some pretty things from right here in Oklahoma

imbibe for the cure with these pink cocktails that celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month

or maybe mix up a few of these libations from the Mad Men era

pretty printable October calendar for you important dates

and another one for your computer desktop

classy way to serve popcorn at a party or your wedding

look chic and support the cause by buying one of these chic headbands from Bambako

if you’re obsessed with Where the Wild Things Are like me, take a look a these fun pillows

get in the Halloween frame of mind with these tales of historic haunted houses

and then print out these spooky treat bags

delicious cupcakes in a cup


Found My Animal.

Yesterday I received an email from Bethany at Found My Animal and could hardly wait to share this awesome business endeavor with you! Found My Animal creates really cool leashes and collars for your pups and an astounding 25% of the profits go towards Louis Animal Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to spaying/neutering and providing homes for animals who have not yet ‘found’ their people. Both my cat, Peanut, and my dog, Piper, are rescues so this is a cause that is very near and dear to my heart.

Let’s not forget to mention how unbelievably cool these products are either! The leashes are custom-made rope crafted by New England rope-makers and guaranteed to withstand thousands of pounds of pull (not to mention a great alternative to leather).
The individually-numbered, stamped brass tags on each leash serve as a reminder of the uniqueness of your animal and allow FMA to keep track of the number of animals helped. The collars are made from waxwear, a cotton canvas that’s coated with animal safe wax for weather resistance and increased wear. Stayed tuned because harnesses are being released next month!