Archive for December, 2008

designers who inspire . . .


Since childhood I have known and loved marimekko, the bedspreads on the twin beds in room I shared with my sister was marimekko fabric. The designs from my childhood relate heavily to this group of designers
whose work inspires me . . . . <a href=”“>marimekko, Orla Kiely, Galbraith and Paul and Angela Adams.


Shop Locally . . .



We recently moved to Boulder, Colorado and this was my first holiday shopping experience here. Boy was it FANTASTIC. So many wonderful locally owned businesses in this city. Two of my favoirtes, Blue Skies and Playfair Toys. I almost got all of my gifts for family and friends between the two. I do my share of online shopping, but it is so important to support local vendors as well.

beachbungalow8 mixed tape monday


Love the mixed monday tapes from beach bungalow 8!

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Daisy Princess Giveaway on Petit Elefant . . .



On the 10th day of Christmas my true love gave to me two calendars from Daisy Princess Paperie {again totally unplanned, but it rhymes!}. Daisy Princess is a store filled to the brim with delicious stationery, calling cards, calendars, and art paper. Up for grabs are two calendars for 2009, one Always in Season + one Beauty Bird. Giveaway details below.

Visit Petit Elefant for Giveaway Guidelines:


We Heart Kelly Green . . .


this holiday season and always . . .


Pretty Poppy Corsage from BTC Elements, Areaware Fauna Pillow seen on Velocity, Garden Trellis Boxed Stationery from Daisy Princess Paperie, Jane Suede Ballet Flats from J.Crew, Tarrytown Quinn Handbag from Kate Spade, Birds on a Wire Belt Buckle from Lucybluestudio on Etsy

Out of the blue . . .


L.O.V.E this jewelry that I found on esty, out of the blue . . .


Absolutely Perfect Girlfriend Gifts!



Forget Me Not. For the thoughtful scribe that does just that; forgets not. Available in rose, blush or jade pouch; 15 notes, one for every occasion; $34

Art Paper. D.Y.I. is a “do.” Create your own masterpiece for the one that tops your list. 12″ x 18″ sheets; 15 sheets per collection; $14

Calendars. Group gift fatique? Not anymore! THese graphic calendards are perfect for the girls at work, the gym or the club. Beautybird and Always in Season. $14 each

Fab Notepads. For the trendseter-on-the-go. May she never be without a chic notepad for her to-do list.
$4 per pad

Fab Notes. And to all a good note. 10 notes and envelopes. $16

O! to be a girl Notes. Because you can never have to much stationery . . . 😉 16 notes and envelopes per box. $16

Garden Trellis. For the green thumb to send her sentiments in style! 10 blank notecards with coordinating lined envelopes per box. $18



O! to be a girl notes from keeps folks buzzin’.
What a great gift, anytime! Box of 16 notecards and envelopes/$24

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funky finds daisy p


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Daisy Princess Paperie brings a splash of graphic design and shot of fine art to your paper collection. The stationery designs allow you to keep your girlfriends in the loop with sophisticated notes that are anything but stuffy or plain. Letters for Keeps, a collection that benefits Alzheimer’s research, encourages you to send your love through the written word. The sets include a collection of 15 individual notes and envelopes packaged in a reusable leather pouch. For those who like to be prepared in case a great networking opportunity arises, there’s a variety of calling cards. And Daisy P now offers boldly-patterned art papers that encourage you to create, wrap and scrap. The collection, boasting 18 eye-catching prints, ensures that there is something for everyone’s taste. The papers are printed on post-consumer recycled paper with soy-based inks ensuring that they are reducing their carbon footprint.

flora + fauna



faux bois floral by daisy princess paperie, animal portrait pendants from Anthropologie, Buck Jr. by Cardboard Safari, People and Their Pets Custom Portraits by Marsha Moore Hughes, Bella in Bloom Papillion Face Palette, Custom Miniature Portraits available on Etsy, daisy princess paperie calling cards