Happy Weekend.

A few links to help you through the weekend:

+ All the pieces for the perfect Oscar party! Part 1 + 2

+ Why not play some Oscar bingo while you’re at it?

+ A new desktop wallpaper to ring in March

+ Client Bingo!!! It’s a bingo kinda week.

+ Pretty pale gray nails

+ I’m mildly obsessed with this Disney-like tea + coffee set

+ I know the Olympics are almost over, but I still love these paper versions of the Vancouver mascots

+ Wishing I was friendly enough with my sewing machine to make these old-timey undies!

PS: You have until Monday at 9am CST to enter the GREER Chicago giveaway! Two of you luckies will take home the prize.

Happy Weekend!


Happy Weekend.

Only one post today because I’m feeling under the weather with a sore throat and achy ears. I’m hoping to crawl into bed for some R&R sooner than later, but here are a few tidbits to help get you through the weekend! Psst… don’t forget, you have until Monday at 9am CST to enter the evie s. giveaway!

+ Mrs. Lilien has started a Mrs. horoscope series, pop over to check out Mrs. Aquarius

+ We need to bring pothole gardens to the US!

+ A pretty printable Save the Date postcard for you to enjoy

+ The sweetest gifts barely cost a thing

+ Better late than never, my Valentine’s Day gift list for the Shiny Squirrel!

+ Ate all of your Girl Scout Cookies already? Why not whip up a few batch of these Samoa Bars and Tagalongs!

Happy Weekend!


Happy {Valentine’s Day} Weekend.

+ A pretty Valentine’s Day garland using ready-made materials

+ Grrrrrrreat pirate valentines (sorry, I couldn’t help myself)

+ My GreatFull guest post (RE: snow)

+ I made this chicken chili for the Super Bowl and whoa (It’s even better the next day!)

+ With Alice in Wonderland on the horizon, why not make your own Cheshire Cat?

+ Loads of lovely + free Valentine ephemera

+ Printable conversation candy bar wrappers

PS: You have until Monday morning at 9am CST to enter The Storyboard Book giveaway!

Happy Valentine’s Day!
Happy Weekend!


Last Minute Valentines.

And by last minute I mean can you believe that all of these are free for you to download and print? I’m not even kidding. I wouldn’t do that to you.


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!


Happy Weekend.

This week I’m loving…

I always use the monthly desktop calendar from Simple Blueprint – Joanna’s sister Josefina has the best style!

Not that I have a ton of it, but I’d love to put together a few of these DIY ribbon organizers

I think I might be handing out both these shortbread buttons and this sweet postcard come Valentine’s Day

I’ve never seen paint cans look this good and I’m willing to bet you haven’t either!

A few more Alt Summit recaps…

Download this pretty garland and start decorating for V-Day!

A great selection of free bookplates to help get your own personal library organized

And get all those recipes you’ve been printing out + collecting in one place while you’re at it!

Take-out menus, too…

You’ve seen The Fantastic Mr. Fox, now check out the making of the movie in this book

A pretty reminder that love really is all around us…

Yet another fun Valentine printable for everyone and anyone

Happy Weekend!

PS: Enter the Strawberry Luna giveaway before Monday at 9am CST!


Monday Goodness: Picked Up.

I was so caught up with panels and learning and meeting people Friday at Alt that my Happy Weekend post 100% slipped my mind! But I still wanted to share some of my favorite posts from last week, so here are am few tasty links to help ease you into your Monday…

Calligraphy + tattooing = this beauty

A few great roundups of beautiful valentines – parts 1 + 2

DIY Valentine’s Day goody bags for all of your sweet treats

Be sure and get a valentine! Join the 2010 Valentine Swap.

I’m on the lookout for a reason to make some of these fun confetti containers

Dying to try my hand at this Mondrian Pound Cake!


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!