Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

Here in North Carolina, they like to drop pickles rather than sparkly disco-esque balls. Or, giant lighted acorns. Raleigh is the city of Oaks after all!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Max sends along his belated Christmas wishes.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

This is really the extent of my Christmas crafting this year; an off-kilter wreath.
It's paper so I can't hang it outside (brilliant move, me).
I treated myself to the Domino book. I need inspiration for the house. I am determined to rise above our current mishmash of styles and furniture. First step, picking paint for the living room and dining room (and possibly bedroom). We need to paint straightaway before we move in.
I love the line of Pacifica soy candles.
I'm not a huge candle person, generally (too cluttery) but these smell so lovely.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Santa Paws!

We don't have kids, so instead we must embarrass and torture the dog. It was for a good cause, the SPCA of Raleigh.

Friday, December 12, 2008


Shorpy is a fascinating vintage photo blog. A Frenchie from the 1915!

Xmas, stapler style

These look like really easy to do DIY decorations.  I might try some of them this weekend.  

Thursday, December 11, 2008


How adorable is this bike?  I don't need one but it's nice to look at, isn't it?

Monday, December 8, 2008

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Gift Idea

Not a paper cup!  What a clever design; it's ceramic with a silicone lid.  An excellent, inexpensive holiday gift!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Wallpaper's making a comeback

Nice pattern from Tempaper - removable wallpaper! My mind is already racing with decor possibilities for the house. Paint or paper?

Suddenly feeling very grown up

We went into contract on this house this week. Close date is the end of January if all goes to plan.

Stuck Labels makes cute little labels for any use. I wish these had been around when I was doing wedding stuff a year and half ago. I made liberal use of labels and there aren't many cute ones out there - though Paper Source has a few.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Two lovely options for footwear that are nicely priced. I'm taken with the green patent pair.