Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Glowing tables

I love this idea posted today on Blissful Home -

Glowing tables! Just put a camping lantern under a table and tablecloth to create a gorgeous glow.

inspiration via Sunset Magazine

Monday, June 29, 2009

Name in print

One of my favorite Christmas books chronicled my adventures with a Christmas elf, meeting Santa Claus figures from around the world. Yep, I was in the book - it was personalized throughout with my name (my friend Jennie and dog Alice made appearances, too) - quite a feat for the early 80's.

Even though we're in the digital age, I think it's still magical to see your name in print (unless it's tied to an arrest warrant in the local newspaper, of course).

Memoir of Me creates books that are personalized for your child/grandchild/niece/nephew. You write a letter, select a character that looks like your child, and they weave your letter into a personalized story. Such a fun way to create a lasting memory. And the illustrations look so cute!

On the blog Family Bliss, they mention a special discount coupon. Type the coupon code: MOMMY and receive 15% off your purchase. Cool!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Beautiful Earth

Curious about what is being captured in these photos? Check it out at The Big Picture. It's definitely worth the few minutes to see them all. Breathtaking.

Fallen Princesses

My precious step-daughter would be scarred for life if she saw these pictures by Dina Goldstein, posted at JPG Magazine. But I have to admit they are very, very clever.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Alphabet print

I came across the site Bold & Noble on "the alice line" blog, and quickly fell in love with this alphabet print (more specifically, the little birds sitting on the lines!)

More Etsy favorites...

Custom family sculpture by Middleburg

Photograph by Cherie Lester

Quilt by Pieces of Pine

Recycled glasses from YAVAglass

Painting by mdemag

Ring by Bronze Babe

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Can't resist...

...adding a few more treasures from At West End. The prices are fantastic for such unique pieces. (Hint: if you want to go directly to the product page, just click on the photo).

Best blogs

Looking to expand your blog library? (I'm continually amazed at how many fun blogs there are out there!) Here's a great place to start - the nominees for the BlogLuxe Awards. Categories include Swiffer Cleanest Blog, Best Eye Candy blog (my favorite), funniest blog, tastiest blog and most inspiring blog.

Enjoy the exploration!

So many treasures...

Oh my goodness - so many treasures from the shop Natural Life! Here are some of my faves.

Cool Photo Ideas

I can't remember exactly how I came across the site Cool Photo Ideas, but it has lots of beautiful photo arrangements to inspire your own display.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Oh dear...

I've come across another addicting site: At West End - A Unique Place for Rustic and Recycled Home Decor. It's safe to say that I would love to own everything on this site, but I thought I'd share a few of my favorites. (For some reason I can't add more than three pics to this post, so I'll send along a few more later today.)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Great site for gifts

I just came across Wrapables.com - a great place for unusual gifts. Here are some of my favorites:

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Artsy soap

I love this idea for a personalized gift - hand soap that features your child's own artwork! Get the DIY instructions and free downloadable frames at the Giver's Log blog.

Hug Placemats

These placemats and napkin holders from Fuz are just too darn cute, but to really appreciate them, check out the animation on their website.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Beaded bliss

I love these pieces by Linda Solovic - and there are many more on her site. She also sells affordable prints of her work in her Etsy shop.