I recently discovered illustrator Ashley Goldberg‘s graphic patterns after realizing that I was uncannily pinning a lot of her work onto my patterns board on Pinterest. What can I say? The mix of vibrant color combinations and hand drawn style creates a fresh, whimsical feeling that just fills me with inspiration! Check out her Flickr for more loveliness to drool over.
EAT Large Vintage Inspired Sign from Edie's Lab | Egg Salt & Pepper Shakers from At West End | Nose Ring Holder from Tuesday Bassen | DIY Wood and Neon Lanyard Necklaces from Martha Stewart
Happy Friday! This weekend we’ll be heading to an oldie-but-goodie on Broadway – The Phantom of the Opera! I was obsessed with all the songs when I played the piano in middle school, so it’ll be a struggle to refrain from loudly singing along (sorry, people with seats around us). My favorite street fair of the year, the Atlantic Antic, is also this weekend, AND I just got around to buying a copy of Blog, Inc.. Every Sunday should be filled with tasty bites and a lot of lounging around on the couch with a book, in my opinion.
And last but not least, the winner of Made By Maru‘s On Target necklace has been chosen via random.org. The lucky winner is Anda, #256! Thank you all so much for entering this giveaway!
1. Non Je Ne Regrette Rien print from Sarah & Bendrix | 2. Fuloon Eiffel Tower Scissors from Amazon | 3. Fat Cat print from Cake With Giants | 4. Macaron Ring from LEIF (currently sold out) | 5. Laguiole France Cheese Board from Heliotrope
A lot of French-themed goodies have been suspiciously popping up all over my bookmarks as of late. Could my subconscious be trying to tell me that I need to book a vacation to France, and or that I need to buy that darling cat print ASAP? I hope the answer to one of these questions is oui!
PS. Today’s the last day to enter the Made By Maru necklace giveaway, so be sure to do so if you haven’t already!
Some people may say obsessively scrolling through Pinterest each day is a complete waste of time, and these people are what we call Debbie Downers. Where else can you find decor ideas, dinner recipes, and a new ways to braid your hair all in one place? It’s a learning mecca, I tell ya! And to prove my point, here are some great usable-in-real-life household tips I’ve recently picked up from the pinning paradise:
- Instead of trying to hide every electrical cord in the house, funkify them with some colored tape. You’ll actually be happy to see them peeking out from around the room!
- Key caps begone! Color code your keys using nail polish (duh)
- Freeze fresh herbs in olive oil, and pop them out as needed. I won’t let herbs sit around in my fridge until they turn brown ever again. Promise.
- Use binder clips to organize chargers and cables. This action is going on on my desk right now, and I haven’t had to crawl around on my hands and knees, groping blindly at wires since. Success!
I stumbled upon Made By Maru a few months ago while putting together a Friday Grab Bag, and I instantly fell in love all the gorgeous jewelry I saw! Store owner Stacy Haywood creates dainty, delicate pieces that make me want to put on a dress and throw handfuls of glitter in the air. Seriously. The girl’s got that kind of talent.
For a chance to win the uber lovely “On Target” necklace pictured above, all you have to do is visit Made By Maru, favorite the bauble you love the most, and leave a comment below telling us which one it is. Couldn’t be easier!
For additional entries (please leave a separate comment for each entry):
This giveaway is open to US and international readers (whoo hoo!) and will close at 11:59pm on Thursday, Sept 27. A winner will be randomly chosen and contacted by email – good luck!
Geometrical Illusion Leather Suede Envelope Bag from CORIUMI | Autumn Necklace from Nea
A shot of hot pink certainly goes down smoothly with a dusty blue/gray. It’s such pretty combo!
PS. Be sure to come back tomorrow for a fantastic giveaway! You won’t want to miss it!
We’re back from our trip down south, and I must say that we will be eating salads for the rest of the month…possibly for the rest of the year. Holy cow. These past few days in Austin have been a constant stream of meaty DELICIOUSNESS. Photos to come soon!
In the meantime, I just had to share this hilarious photo from Toby’s birthday celebration:
Whooooa whoa whoa, stop everything! I’m not ready to turn 1 yet!
Find more Tobygrams here.