Wednesday, April 30, 2008

jewelry monster

found this gem via Donna Lethal on flickr

elle moss

beautiful photography by elle moss. prints available on etsy

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

presidents revisited

i was thinking about the lincoln perfume that we had found a while back, and got interested in some other presidential themed items. one of these isn't quite presidential, but i thought it was funny anyway.

pillboxes by lookability
magnet by psychedelic tara
neopolitan abe by talking paintings

Monday, April 28, 2008

all class

i'm sweet on this necklace from trashy deluxe

wickedly chic

wow, my willow earrings are featured today in wickedly chic's daily ditties!

Thanks Liz for including my work!

Thursday, April 24, 2008


i'm not exactly sure why, but i tend to love art made with maps... so i was naturally very excited when i came across this beautiful umbrella by Malin Bengtsson.

found via fabulous fabulous

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

yes, it's true

it's true, i grew up in the back of an ice cream shop. my parents opened the shop when they first moved to the US and when they had me, they brought me to the store too. i remember playing in the back room, asking my dad if i could ring up people's sales and even trying to open my own mini shop, trying to sell the candles that we sold for the cakes.

my mom decorated all the cakes... and we had lots of little toppers and toys for them. i specifically remember the little ballerinas... endless hours of fun. so naturally, my heart jumped when i saw this photo by missamyo... you can find her an etsy also.

it was like finding an old childhood friend. now i just need a cone with one scoop of chocolate chip topped off with another scoop of mint chocolate chip ice cream to complete the feeling.

Chickenpants Adventures

How cute is this? Found via absolutelysmall's blog.

Pure Genius.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


after recovering from the threat of the flu, i'm back in full force. more posts to come. for now, here's my new necklace, Chenoa.

Thursday, April 17, 2008


wowee! i signed up for a giveaway on Pampering Beki and won! here is a picture of my new fabulous hand-cut, hand-printed wolf recipe cards! Fellow texans Christopher and Tia have a great blog and some great cards... i'm so excited about getting mine!

i had so much fun doing this, i think i'm going to have to do my own giveaway... stay tuned.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

more of the new

so, while a certain appointment i had this week was put on hold, i'll have to leave you with another clue.... here are some cute finds.

vintage ring from petite vintage on etsy
green barette from ROCO on etsy

Friday, April 11, 2008

new interests

more details on this later... for now, here's a sneak peak

gorgeous photo kyudo girl by g2slp on flickr

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

finger toes

most of my adult life i've had an extreme dislike for feet, specifically toes. i won't get into the specifics of why, but i tend to cringe when women wear sandals and i can see their toes... especially if they are sporting a french manicure on their toenails. i don't find it as bad if the toes are contained in the sandal, and most of the toes are covered... but sometimes, they just stick out really really far and i think it's unecessary.

my boyfriend is pretty tall compared to most people and therefore has pretty large feet and..... long toes to go with them. we call them finger toes for fun.

so, the point of this whole thing is i found this sweet illustration and it reminded me of the dreaded finger toes. i think they're pretty cute on this elephant.

illustration by manjula padmanabhan found via masala chai

busy bee

i'm getting some of my energy back when it comes to the shop... listed this last night, more to come!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

encircling gardens

this weekend i was out shopping and found some wreaths made of silk flowers that caught my eye. i immediately ran over to them and put one around my neck... neil was sweet about it, but i'm sure they didn't look as nice on me as i thought they did... considering they were made for doors and not people

i came across this beautiful new line of flowers for your neck that would do the trick oh so nicely. necklace by myrakim on etsy


it's rare to find a beauty pageant with this much depth and sincerity. i apologize i can't remember how i found this, but thank you whoever you are.

read more about miss landmine here

Monday, April 7, 2008

diy temporary tattoos

do you think tattoos should be ridiculous? passive-aggressive? t-rex discussees these issues here.... but seriously, you can have it all! found this inkjet tattoo paper via swissmiss that you can print out your own temporary tattoos at home! this could be endless hours of fun or a great way to spend the afternoon with your girlfriends while drinking mimosas. you can order it here... enjoy!

Friday, April 4, 2008

my math

i remember when i first started to really enjoy numbers, it was in high school when i took pre-calculus. before then math always seemed boring and tedious, but for some reason, everything came together that year and it clicked in my mind. i decided to major in mathematics in college, partly because i wasn't sure what else to do and i had been doing fairly well in high school with it.

today, i still work a lot with numbers even though most of my college years had nothing to do with numbers and was filled with hours of trying to work out proofs and two question tests with those same proofs on them. i love finding math related things and hearing good math related jokes.

i overheard this one from the tv show king of the hill and just had to share:

boy: so, you must be really good at math!
girl: yeah, i'm in trig... what about you?
boy: my math is just called math

Thursday, April 3, 2008

nap time

i came home to have some lunch and found these two curled up on my bed. i couldn't believe it, i just had to take a picture...they are almost cuddling! i usually see them chasing each other around and attacking each other... oh and fighting over toys, the same plate of food even though they have their own, and who gets to sit next to me in bed. but look, wow, they are napping together... makes this dreary day a little bit sweeter. now if only i could join them instead of going back to work...

mango and basil are on catbook

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


photo by blitzn on flickr

when i was a kid, i loved my little ponies. i remember the very special birthday when i got the paradise estate and i jumped up and down and screamed and felt like the luckiest girl in the world. the pink rooms and swimming pool gave me many many hours of happiness.

i've been lucky enough to stumble across some flickr groups dedicated to my little pony... makes me wish i still had mine!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

etsy mini blog

the etsy mini blog has proposed a challenge, and i just couldn't refuse... if you haven't heard of this blog before, it was created by etsy users as a single resource to browse through tons of shops quickly and get a great preview of sellers featured products.

i took some time this evening and found some great new sellers and items...

ogyx by perfect children
itty bitty oak tree by hitree
vintage women's tie by samsshop

so if you haven't visited the blog, i suggest heading over there... and if you're an etsy seller and would like to join, you can find out how to here

sweet tooth

even though i am risking a toothache, i can't help but go back for more.

sugar dollop by eluneth

more vintage finds

i'm ready for summer, are you?

what will we do when all the vintage dresses have been found and are gone? well, at least there doesn't seem to be any shortage for now.

dress from salvage life