Happy {Columbus Day} Weekend.

I bring up Columbus Day because my office will be closed Monday, so posting will pick back up where it left off bright and early Tuesday. Next week I have lots of amazing calendars to share with you and will be posting not one, but four, calendar roundups! (You are signed up for the Design Crush/Greedy Girl 2010 Calendar Swap, right? I thought so.)

**NOTE: Just a little reminder, you have until Tuesday at 9am CST to enter the MusicCooks giveaway and win one of two collections of recipes and music!

• Pioneer Woman’s cookbook is finally in print!

• cut and build a haunted house paper model for Halloween

• hop on over to Pattern Wall for patterns you can download

• check out paper crave’s roundup of Halloween freebies

• think ahead to treats for the holidays with this tutorial for sea glass candy

• I love every detail of Carly + Dan’s wedding day

• I’m obsessed with these PJs inspired by Where the Wild Things Are!

• Genius idea: Expense a Steak

• adorable DIY homemade jam labels for you to download

• check out Man Shops Globe to tag along with Anthropologie’s buyer at large

• lovely October desktop calendar that’s adorning my laptop at the moment

• say hello to scoutie girl gifts!


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


Heidi Burton Halloween Postcards.

I found these awesome off-the-wall Halloween postcards by Heidi Burton a few weeks ago and have been dying to share. They embody exactly what October 31st is all about: embracing your quirkiness and bringing out your inner wild child! Her shop is closed until October 8th, but be sure and stop by to check everything out once she returns.


Happy {Labor Day} Weekend.

With this being Labor Day weekend and the unofficial end of summer, the seasons are about to start changing. And with that a few things are getting rearranged around here as well.

I asked and you answered – Mad Props will now be included in my end-of-week Happy Weekend post. That means weekly roundups of goodness instead of monthly! It also means that the This Weekend: section of the post will be relocating itself to the Monday Goodness post. Got all that? Good.

And don’t forget to enter The Honey and Pig Shop giveaway before Tuesday morning at 9:00 CST! You have a change to win an adorably frilly hair piece.

Postal Press has gone live! Check out Alyson’s pretties

Sweet and stylish animal printables. Love the giraffes!

Stunning collection of classy animal shaped hooks and knobs

Not one, but two printable September calendars for all of your appointments and notes

Check out Gourmet’s favorite cookies from decades past. Yup, recipes included.

The perfect DIY ice cream parlor and printables

Printable envelope seals to jazz up your every day boring envelopes

Even more boozy ice pops!

Step-by-step tutorial for ruffled headbands that will make your friend jealous

Ready for crazy fall tights?

Pantry door

Pretty DIY linen lunch bags – a great reason to make your lunch instead of eating out!


Labor Day Eats.

I can hardly believe this weekend is Labor Day! Seems like the last few days of summer are zooming past. I put together a little menu full of some few things I’d love to make for a cookout this holiday weekend. Enjoy!

The kiddos can enjoy some (1)Pineapple Mallowade, while we adults sip on (2)Lambic Sangria. A nice raspberry-laced twist on the original. As we relax in the backyard and play some lawn games everyone can munch on some (3)Avocado Salsa and tortilla chips. For dinner a modern take on (4)Broccoli Slaw, crunchy (5)Summer Panzanella, refreshing Korean (6)Sweet and Spicy Cucumbers, juicy (7)Bruschetta Burgers and (8)The Best Baked Beans Ever. And after we digest for awhile and wait for the sun to drop a bit lower in the sky dessert is served: (9)Magic Pudding Dessert for everyone and some *extra special* (10)Cold Comfort Pops for the adults. I don’t know about you, but I sure am full.


Roundup: 4th of July Eats.

Here are ten recipes that are guaranteed to get you an empty dish to take home at the end of your 4th of July bash!

What are you planning on making this weekend?
Me? I think I’m being drawn towards the last recipe listed here.