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Friday Faves, March 30th

30 Mar


1 :: Shirt-dresses are perfect for the spring/summer weather, especially when you’re heading to the beach. Fun birds and a casual peachy color make the Perch Things First dress from ModCloth a great pick.

2 :: Panna Cotta (and Flan in general) can certainly be a hit-or-miss, but I’m willing to take a chance on this Coconut Panna Cotta from Inspring the Everyday (especially with the beautiful fresh figs as a garnish).

3 :: Yes, I am a bit of a sucker for anything that Rifle Paper Company creates. But how can I not share the gorgeous new spring line? I love the idea of postcards for thank you notes–a little less formal but still thoughtful and smile-inducing.

4 :: We don’t drink a lot of non-twist-off soda, but when we do, I’d love to pop the top with this sweet Goodly Whale bottle opener. It would also be a great groomsman or Father’s Day gift!

5 :: I love necklaces that mix textures, especially when some of them are pearlized. The Sweetest Days pearl necklace from hazelnutcottege is polished, but not too refined. It’d be a simple addition to a fresh spring dress.

6 :: Easter is nearly here, and if you’re a fan of sharing Easter Baskets or other such goodies, you can furnish it with this Origami “Hoppy Easter” bunny tag from Eat, Drink, Chic.

Happy Weekend!

Friday Faves, April 8th

8 Apr


1 :: The clean lines and upbeat pattern of the Bright Concerto Dress from ModCloth make it a great pick to take you from spring in to summer.

2 :: My favorite granola bars are always ones that include dried cherries! I’m dying to make these Cherry Almond Granola Bars from Honey and Jam as my next snack.

3 :: Japanese washi masking tape has been all over the blog world for quite some time now, and I really want to add some to my craft/gift wrapping module. Pretty Tape has some really fun combos in their Etsy store.

4 :: As I’ve been culling through a lot of my belongings thanks to this book, I’m realizing that I’d like to use more interesting containers to store the few useful everyday things that I use. This deco style planter from AMradio would be great for holding paper clips and other small office items.

5 :: Use the lovely weather to go outside and pen a note to one of your favorite people. These free downloads from TocoToco mag would be swell to receive in the mail! (via Creature Comforts).

6 :: I’m a big fan of Jordan Gray’s design for Hidden Pictures’ new album Synchronized Sleeping. The combination of clean, mid-century style illustration with just a little bit of texture and warmth really makes it pop! Plus, that typewriter is darling.

[ps] I just wanted to make note that I don’t actually purchase all the items I post here! Though I do occasionally splurge on some of my favorite “faves,” these posts are a way for me to enjoy and appreciate new things without actually spending any money. It’s like internet window-shopping, plus I get to share it with all of you!


Friday Faves, March 4th

4 Mar

friday faves march 4th

1 :: I just recently discovered ASOS, one of the UK’s biggest online fashion retailers. They have a huge selection of clothing, and a great range of pricing. This Pleated Skirt Cute Collar Dress is only $44.83 and is a great way to kick off your spring wardrobe.

2 :: I feel like I’ve been snacking a lot lately–mostly on fruit and nuts, but I’d love to whip up these whole wheat goldfish crackers from Smitten Kitchen.

3 :: The States Motto Project has been featured on a number of design blogs, and it’s a great collaboration. I love checking in to see what new state mottos have been designed! Florida’s motto is fun and sunny, and I can’t wait to see how Michigan’s turns out.

4 :: It’s getting to be permanent sunglass season again. My sunglasses usually hail from Marshall’s (since I’m always losing them), but if I knew I’d keep them around, I’d love a pair of these vintage butterfly sunglasses from MODvintage.

5 :: It really doesn’t get any cuter than these tiny felted acorns from FeltJar. They’d be lovely in a little clay dish or just scattered on a mantle or centerpiece.

6 :: Brilliant! This DIY Chevron Rug only cost $36 ($30 for the IKEA rug) and packs a fun design punch. I wish my IKEA rug was white (and not brown) so I could try it…who knows, maybe with some darker colors, it would turn out just as swell.

Friday Faves, February 18th

18 Feb

friday faves feb 18

1 :: It’s finally (truly) starting to warm up here, and what better way to enjoy the warm weather than in this fun, bright Dolce Vita dress from Ruche

2 :: Last week, we made these Fish Tacos from CuisineNie. They’re super easy, and great when you’ve got extra fish in your freezer. I love the sour cream-lime sauce.

3 :: I was thrilled when I saw Amanda Jane Jones’ work on Design, Work, Life earlier this week. I love her color palettes and (of course) I’m always a fan of encouraging buying local–especially for my home state of Michigan!

4 :: I know Valentine’s Day is over, but any day is a good one to leave these DIY Post-It notes (via Eat Drink Chic) in your sweetheart’s lunch box.

5 :: I feel like I’m always getting book recommendations and then promptly forgetting them. This sweet book journal from Oh My Cavalier has space for 144 books, with room to write about each one. There’s something about the act of actually writing (vs. typing them in to my iPhone) that just seems to suit the written word better.

6 :: Okay, this bowl from Obol might be a little silly, but I think it’s brilliant! I love the idea of eating cookies and milk, or crackers and soup, without them getting soggy.

Friday Faves, January 28

28 Jan

1 :: The Morning Hour Dress from ModCloth is perfect for layering over tights, then wearing in the spring with sandals. Plus, the solid color is a great base to dress up with color. Best of all? It’s on sale!

2 :: I found this American travel map DIY on Design*Sponge. It’s an older project, but would be so much fun as you start to plan your travels for the year. You can also use it to pinpoint all of the places you’ve visited.

3 :: These fun mid-century tumblers from 5gardinias have such a sparkly mix of foliage and brushed shapes!

4 :: I’ve been enjoying lots of apples lately, and with the continued cold, I want to bake them all! This Mom’s Baked Apple Slices from SimplyRecipes adds a little bit of maple syrup in to really bring out the sweetness (without too much sugar).

5 :: The desk stationary from Dear Hancock is brilliant! There are a number of different desks that fit creative interests (crafty, photography, etc.), as well as a custom one that you can design yourself.

6 :: Even though my wedding was quite a while ago, I’m still excited about the announcement of Anthropologie’s new wedding brand: BHLDN. The site will be launching on February 14th, so be sure to check out the incredibly beautiful things they’re sure to have.

Friday Faves – September 3rd

3 Sep

september 3rd friday faves

1 :: These paper people by Colt Bowden are so inspring! It really makes me want to try making some of my own. Paper, a sewing machine + some creativity make a great combination.

2 :: Speaking of paper people, these retro cutout scenes from Maxim Dalton are all kinds of fun. He’s got a variety of scenes, all brilliantly illustrated.

3 :: I’m in love with all the delicate vintage dresses at Flour Clothing. They’rea on pricier side, but for the condition and the quality they seem to be worth the extra dough (hah, see that’s funny cuz…oh, nevermind).

4 :: The season of tomatoes and basil is drawing to a close, but luckily I still have an abundance of both. This Catalan Tomato Bread from Erin is a lazy man’s bruschetta, but simple is good.

5 :: If you’ve recently acquired an abundance of new pens and pencils, store them in your own fabric-covered can. Natalie Jost does a quick and easy DIY tutorial over on her blog.

6 :: The newest issue of NEET magazine just came out, and as usual it’s packed with fun finds. Check it out–it’s free, and online only.

Friday Faves – August 20th

20 Aug

Friday Faves August 20th

1 :: I recently discovered the very affordable and delightfully trendy online shop Ruche, thanks to my friend Kelly (check out her and her husband Ryan’s amazing photography site). She posted this coffee shop dress the other day and I think it’s perfectly fabulous.

2 :: Christine from the famous maganda.org just started a new blog called BRUNCH. I love her writing style and bright photos. Her chopped mexican salad recipe is a great way to finish out the summer.

3 :: Okay, I admit it–I’m a little obsessed with succulents. They’re modern, fun, cheap and easy to care for. Needless to say, browsing through the SucculentsGalore Etsy shop makes me smile (and want to cover my entire patio in succulents).

4 :: I love Susy Jack, and I really, really love it when she posts free printables. If your friends are anything like mine, August is chock-full of birthdays–so this free printable birthday card will come in mighty handy.

5 :: Alice Melvin is one supremely talented illustrator. She also brainstorms some really fun projects that combine paper, scissors, and her lovely drawings. Her Cut Out and Make Mobile requires nothing more than scissors and string to produce charming birds (via Mint Design Blog).

6 :: Sherri and John over at Young House Love post some of my favorite home decor DIYs–easy, inexpensive, and super-cool. These corkboard vases are a great addition to a kitchen or office and a quick way to incorporate some texture into a room.

Friday Faves – July 16th

16 Jul

July 16th Friday Faves

1 :: Amanda Soule is always a big inspiration to me, especially when it comes to knitting and craft projects. I really want to make this Oatmeal Sweater before it starts getting chilly (so that gives me until November or so, right?).

2 :: I missed out on blueberry picking this year, but for those of you up north (or if you have something else to can), check out this awesome canning party idea from Cottage Industrialist and Paper Crave. There are free printable downloads for some really fun invitations, labels and recipe cards.

3 :: Grain Edit just did a great interview with Jason Munn from The Small Stakes. His design is clean and modern, but with a nice jab of humor.

4 :: I’ve never felt like I had the “scarf-tying” thing down, but now I might finally figure it out! In this short video from Lucky Magazine, they take you through a number of different ways to tie a scarf.

5 :: As soon as I saw this recipe for Shrimp Scampi Pizza from Shutterbean, my mouth started watering. It’s very similar to some incredible shrimp bruschetta I had from The French Pantry here in Jax. This would also make a great summer party appetizer.

6 :: Breezy and light is the main thing I’m looking for in clothing right now, and this Orangette dress from Jenny and V’s Etsy shop is exactly that.

Friday Faves

18 Jun

Friday Faves June 18th

1 :: There’s an amazing store called nestliving on the ground floor of the building I work in. It is filled with wonderful modern and mid-century modern decor and I drool every morning when I walk by the window. This Eames chair will be mine one day. I just know it.

2 :: I want to make this fun DIY printed mousepad from design*sponge–my new desk needs a fun mousepad and a pop of color.

3 :: For the man in your life, this classic handkerchief from Hickoree’s Hard Goods would make a great Father’s Day present.

4 :: Shutterbean just featured some of her amazing lunches–leaving you with no excuse to have a boring lunch at work!

5 :: I always love looking at the vintage finds from Frecklewonder. The best party dress is still for sale and it looks perfect for hosting a summer party.

6 :: Free printables are always great, especially when they’re just in time for a holiday! I’ll definitely be printing this fun card from Turnaround Design for the dads in my life.

Friday Faves: Memorial Day

28 May

Friday Faves, May 28

1 :: Add a fun splash of Memorial Day red to your day with this cherry pie chrysanthemum ring from Illy’s Etsy Shop.

2 :: Now that so many spring gardens are bursting with herbs, find a hundred ways to use them up with Martha’s favorite herb recipes.

3 :: This mock two-piece cabana dress from Old Navy is bright and comfy with fun nautical stripes.

4 :: Wondering what to do with that drink caddy from your weekend limeade stop? Make it into a sweet box full of flowers with this fun DIY from Dandee Designs (includes a free printable banner).

5 :: I discovered the Let’s Colour Project earlier this week and it made my day. The breathtaking music video (with the song “Go Do” by Jonsi) is absolutely stunning and every shot is filled with the actual people who painted the cities.

6 :: Travel + Patriotic Red & Blue = The perfect stationary on which to write about your Memorial Day weekend. This airmail letter set from Present&Correct comes complete with vintage labels and handprinted tags.

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