Happy Weekend.

Hello, weekend! I’m so, so very happy to see you again. And really looking forward to the Greek festival, the OU game, Ghouls Gone Wild and boot shopping! (If you could somehow make my clean underwear supply last until Monday so that I don’t have to do laundry just yet, that would rock.)


• You have until Monday at 9am CST to enter and win one of Marta’s oh-so-cute mini diaries!
• The time left to enter the 2010 Calendar Swap is starting to wind down, but there’s still a few days left. If you need some inspiration check out my calendar roundups 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5!

This week’s Mad Props:
• the search is on for a winter coat :: design is mine
• super cute Halloween printables for the kid in you :: Living Locurto
• a little graphic designer humor :: kitsune noir
• the sweetest, most colorful wedding :: Black*Eiffel
• adorable handmade masks :: poppytalk
• download these French-inspired gift tags :: Eat Drink Chic
• tricked out treats using fun sized sweets (that’s a mouthful!) :: Cakespy
• under $100 at the bar :: Design*Sponge
• pretty mini bobbypins :: Heart of Light
• Mini Greeting Card + Letter-Writing Set freebie :: Eat Drink Chic

Happy Weekend!


Happy Weekend.

Another one in the books, kids! I spent most of the week playing catch-up from having Monday off, but it was oh so worth it. Now I’m ready for the weekend: the OU/Texas football game, getting treat bags ready for Halloween and some time spent at the dog park. Have a happy weekend!

NOTE: You only have until Monday at 9am CST left to enter and win my favorite print from Fréya Art & Design! Click here to enter.

Thinking of having a get together this fall? Take a look at this selection of pretty invites

Easy-to-make tissue paper ornament decorations to help put you in the Halloween spirit

Download this Gettin’ Hitched doorknob hanger for the soon-to-be-wed couple

Pretty Halloween art that’s sure to get a second glance

Don’t ignore your fireplace, make it stand out!

The Nice Package Shop has finally launched!

Put together a colorful leaf garland with materials from your own yard

If you haven’t already, take a look at Joanna + Alex’s picture perfect wedding


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


Happy Weekend.


Have you been having an amazing first week of fall? I have. Here in Oklahoma we’re experiencing a lot of below average temperatures and I’m soaking up every moment! Not only did I break out the Halloween decorations (fine, that was last week), but some long sleeves, too. Have a fantastic weekend and enjoy this week’s Mad Props!

Download these pom pom printables for your next girl’s night in

I very badly want to throw a backyard fall soiree

Repurpose chip containers to make this rad organizer

No one’s perfect, not even cake decorators

I’d use this menu wheel for a dinner party

Soak up Mankind Mag’s last issue

Feather Report now jumps cities and has an app for your phone

How to spend Under $100: in the garden

Check out the Where the Wild Things Are pop-up shop

Head over heels for these velvet pumpkins

Make your own Starbucks-esque Pumpkin Spice Latte

Beautiful science-themed weddings

Make your own (healthier) fast food

Old-school Halloween party save-the-date printable

Fun + bright Cirque du Bebe shower suite to download

**NOTE: Don’t forget, you have until Monday at 9am CST to enter the Rachel Pfeffer giveaway to win her delicious honeycomb necklace!


Happy Weekend.

Wouldn’t you love to be spending at least one night of your weekend here? That tent is beautiful. Whatever your plans are I hope you have a grand time! I’ll be going to the OU/Idaho State game (Boomer Sooner!) and whipping up some tailgating treats.

** Don’t forget to swing by and enter Win It: enjoy design for your hand at a pretty journal to jot in. You have until Monday at 9sm CST!

Free Many Thanks card from heysusy to brighten you day

The cutest way to repurpose stray argyle socks

Great tutorial for whipping up a pretty ruffled felt pillow

Check out all the gorgeous knob pulls at Anthropologie

Off the path inspiring embroidery

Modern paper dolls for little ones and adults, too

Yet another amazing list to download from Vale Designs

Pretty September calendar download for your desktop

Finally! How to make your own glasses from bottles

Love these library-inspired invitations

Congratulations to Darling Dexter on her new etsy shop!

Darling invitations made with decorative masking tape

Free We’ve Moved card from Dingbat Press

8 ways to wear clip-on earrings that don’t involve your ears!


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!


Mad Props: August.

Before you start clicking through August’s Mad Props, please take a second and answer this one teeny-tiny poll question. Thank you!