Monday, January 31, 2011


i really like this new packaging for nordstrom's stockings...nice combination of photography and typography!

Friday, January 28, 2011

everyday scrapbook.

this is something that i have been wanting to do for awhile now (you will see what it is below!)...but just never really got around to doing/starting it. so since it is the beginning of the year, i decided i might as well make this a year long project that kind of documents all the little random things that i do/receive/buy throughout the year. i did something similar to this when i studied abroad in italy - which really was the result of me collecting every museum stub and restaurant business card that i went to - but i kinda rediscovered this idea awhile back --- here! so i will try to update you every so often with some pictures...starting with these:

Thursday, January 27, 2011


this hello from chicago card is just adorable. plus there are a ton of other great finds over in daily sip studios etsy shop! i love letterpress!
you will see another post about this company on here in the next couple weeks...they will be included in a post i have planned for v-day!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

mello yello.

when i was at b&n the other night 'browsing' magazines i saw this little article about the redesign of mello yello. these are some of the new designs that they worked on and ultimately picked from. i really like these retro styled cans...especially when the old can looked the way that it did! you will see the can they picked below...but i think of all the ones in the photo above, my favorite is the second can from the right in the top row...and i do like the one they ended up with as well:
before                                                                                   after

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

victoria reichelt.

i came across this artist the other day and i really love her paintings. love all of the different arrangements of books and magazines - and how detailed the paintings are. oh and her use of color!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Friday, January 21, 2011


check out some new cards that i just added to my etsy shop! one is for vaentine's day...which you can purchase over in my etsy shop --- here! (hope to add some more v-day cards soon!)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

thank you.

here are a couple new thank you cards that i made using my new banner stamp set! there are definitely a lot of different things i want to do with these stamps...but for now i was just playing around with them!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


okay this is kinda immature...but it was way too funny to not buy :)
i also like that on the receipt it called them hook asses...funny it isn't labeled that on ikea's website!

Friday, January 14, 2011


my father spent a lot of time in his workshop this past fall and i had been wondering and wondering what he had been working on - since no one was allowed in! it turns out he was working on a lot of amazing christmas presents which i thought i would share!
this is a beautiful bowl that he carved for me out of tiger maple (which looks even cooler in person) - he also made another one for my mom! it is so is hard to believe that it was carved!
this is something i have been asking for for a long time! my dad made a few of these many years ago and i had wanted one of my own! he did such a good job on the details...look at the eyes...
this is a beautiful jewelry box that he made! he also made a similar one for my brother!
and these he made for my mom...he used that beautiful tiger maple again. he made her two cheese plates and then also made handles for different cheese knives...everything turned out so nicely! love it all!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

ice sktaing.

this really makes me want to go ice skating! love the style of the skating couple!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


i saw this the other day on one of the many martha stewart blogs and i thought it was a simple idea. and since i hadn't gotten a new 2011 wall calendar, i thought i would give it a try! i made mine with a few slightly different supplies...instead of spray painting masonite board, i just used white foam core, and i also used ribbon instead of the paper tape (though i wish i had used the tape - it probably would have made this go a lot faster, but my tape order hadn't come in yet!) oh and i also just recently bought some calendar stamps, so i thought i would use them some too...except there aren't many holidays in january... but i am sure throughout the year i will be able to use them more!
(and sorry these photos aren't that wonderful - it started to get dark as i was working on this, so i just took a few quick photos as i went along to show my process)