Happy Mother’s Weekend!

12 May

Happy Mother’s Day to my Momma and Madre, as well as my other mom, Marcia!  I wish all moms, mums and mothers-to-be a splendid day!  In fact, why should moms have only one day…it’s Mother’s Weekend!


Sources: Thank You; Best Nest; I’m Awesome; Best Mom; Home


Whimsical Musings: Watching the Clock

10 May

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Color Splash: Tomato Red

8 May

Currently obsessing over tomato red on my tote, slip-ons, old timey bicycle skirt and nails.


Thank You Martha Stewart – DIY Branch Decor

7 May

On 1 May, Martha had a clever Craft of the Day, using driftwood as a shelf.

It was rather timely since Nate cut down a tree in our backyard that was dying and invaded our neighbor’s roof.  The result is great, but also left us with some logs from the trunk that are screaming for a project.

Sunday is for Simplicity

6 May

Sources: Windowsill; Pretty things; Silk scarf;  You’re Intoxicating; Nail Polish Dots

Better to be Safe than Sorry

31 Mar

Security is how I keep the lights on and the dog fed.  On Fab.com I came across the American Design Club’s series on Objects for Defense and Protection.

Here’s a very fashionable hip way to stay relatively safe or just artsy.

I believe you could fend off a robber with this cork gun when he starts laughing hysterically at you.  Stick ’em up.

Deflection is another key – make yourself a less desirable target.

Go incognito in a pizza parlor with these throwing slices.

Who needs a panic room when you can seal yourself in anywhere?

Sources: Cork Gun (Objectshop); Defensemat (by Reed Wilson); Single Ninja Throwing Slice (Steph Mantis Design); Who’s There Chair (Daniel Ballou)

Shopping Spree: Write in Style

29 Mar

I recently learned of a fascinating mind quirk called hypergraphia – the overwhelming compulsion to write.

My day is full of lists, emails and lengthy reports – maybe even the occasional doodle.  I don’t fall into this category but firmly believe if you fill up two notebooks within two days or simply jot a few reminders, it should be done in style.


The Curious Pancake – My Rubbish/Great Ideas Notebook – $8

Paper Source – One Word a Day – $16.95

Anthropologie – Latigo Journal – $48

The Tiny Fig – I Heart Doodles Pocket Notebook – $5

Amazon – Post-It Note Holder and Pen – $12.94

Chronicle Books – Bon Voyage Travel Journal – $16.95

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