Tell me that clock isn’t awesome. I dare you. What an amazing use of vintage records. At about $42 USD, I am not sure I can justify it as a whimsical purchase, but I do love it. Check out the site for other phenomenal designs.
My Milk Toof is a site that uses baby teeth as comedy. It is ridiculous but I love it. All of the shots are so well-styled & I smile while reading each one.
Check out this awesome graffiti proposal. I am completely digging the artistry & letting kids be involved in the piece. Additionally, the couple looks so happy, and I am a sucker for happy, recently engaged couples.
I have made these four times now because they are so delicious & easy. I cannot recommend them enough. Perhaps when I am not gorging myself, I’ll make a post about different variations, etc. but currently that simple recipe & the suggestions in the comment on Epicurious are enough to lead you to total breakfast domination.
Any recipe that involves s’mores is great. I’ve tried s’mores cookies & s’mores brownies & used the leftovers to make regular s’mores. Something about the combination of chocolate, marshmallows & graham just screams summer to me. Be kind & don’t point out that I originally said the s’mores cookies were perfect for winter. I think that combination is always perfect. How about that?
I can’t remember if I put this song on any mix I’ve sent out, but I can’t stop listening to it. (Band of Horses – The Funeral) I know I’ve included some music by Band of Horses on some mix, but this song in particular has been resonating with me recently.
Okay, seriously – 10 inspiring images of balloons – Who DOESN’T want to click that link??
Also, I doubt that anyone who was in junior high around the same time as I was would turn down this gem.
I am digging this guy’s Twitter & website (the latter of which is largely made of drawings such as these):
His humor is making me smile today. He also has a store if you cannot live without these any longer. As his prints are only $10, I might indulge in one or three myself.
I am also enchanted by samplers. I did one of these samplers when I was in sixth grade & completely stuck to the prescribed pattern, thinking that was the assignment. I ruthlessly followed the directions & turned out a well-done, if uninspired, fawn or some such tripe. My teacher then told us we were supposed to use our imaginations (way to keep the creativity on the down low until after the assignment is turned in), and I threw away my project & never tried cross-stitching again. True story. I do think this is adorable though.
If you haven’t seen it yet, the When Harry Met Sally horror remix is awesome, especially if you love the movie.
Lastly, I love this cloud necklace. It’s delicate & girly & lovely.
I recently discovered the blog You Are My Fave where a cute girl named Melanie posts about things she likes. Adorable. I found three things that I am planning to buy just from browsing her site / links today.
Another excellent recent find is Giver’s Log where a young mom chronicles gifts she gives, receives & hears about. LOTS of inspiration there too!
And, linked from one of those two, was this absolutely rad Family Feud party, which makes every get-together I’ve ever thrown seem amateurish!
Last random link (FOR NOW): I am digging on the Shout Out Louds, especially Fall Hard. So catchy!
Somehow I missed this awesome website until today, when his book is coming out & three sites I follow mentioned it. Not only is the concept fantastic (1,000 ordinary things that are awesome), but there is a little something for everyone – the girl who teaches next door to you, your best friend of many years, your husband who always quotes that TV show to you, your friends in Canada & even you. Okay, maybe those are specifically for me, but I guarantee that you’ll find something there to make you smile, and I can’t give it any higher praise than that.
In fantastic news, we DID officially get & move into the new house. In less fantastic news, the internet / phone company botched our installation, so we were without our beloved internet for a week or so. Between that & tracking back on to school, I have been a bit out of touch. Regardless, let’s kill some time before I leave to meet my little sister for dinner & talk about my latest crushes.
I love that this girl makes cute banners that say more than “Happy Birthday!” Not to fault the birthday banner, but this is something that I’d display on a more permanent basis as well as a good reminder!
I love that it’s almost time for the farmers’ market. Our local market is on hiatus from Christmas – May 1 & I’m jealous of all of those places that have markets that either stay open the entire year or open in April. I’ve been reading about fresh produce & berries & bread, and I’m excited that we’re less than three weeks away!
I’m also thrilled that the Friends of the Library is having a table at the aforementioned market as an entrepreneurial volunteer might have repeatedly suggested. If you are in the area, said volunteer will be staffing it on market opening day.
One of my husband’s & my guilty pleasures is Flight of the Conchords & we scored tickets for their Berkeley show as they’re on tour this year. They are balancing out the very girly, indie live music list of shows we’re seeing this spring / summer – Indigo Girls, She & Him, and Lilith Fair. So thanks to Jemaine & Bret, my husband will not lose ALL manly street cred in 2010 (despite my machinations otherwise).
And it wouldn’t be a post of things I like without a link to some necklace or earrings, right? I am digging how this girl combines hand-tatted lace with delicate metal chains to make some gorgeous, unique jewelry.
Spend some time just enjoying where you are. There’s something wonderful about your location. Enjoy it.
In my neck of the woods, it’s daffodils, a concert, an old friend (hopefully) coming to visit, our favorite Greek restaurant, the bead store I’ve visited for the last 15 years, a free art gallery, time snuggling on the couch & a walk in the sunshine.
Have a great time loving your life & city.