Friday, December 14, 2012

to you and yours

from palestine to hurricane sandy, wisconsin to china, clackamas to connecticut, the past couple months have shown us how hard the world can be to understand sometimes. this blog is all about beautiful little things that make us happy, and i encourage us all to keep looking for beautiful little things even when they seem hard to find. i'm reminded of this quote, from a beautiful little film:

from my cherry amour to your and your amours, wishing you a peaceful, safe, beautiful, and happy holiday season.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

i'm still obsessed with target

i don't know about you guys, but i haven't moved on from target yet. i did make a vow not to buy any more clothes from target except for wear-it-once stuff, because i would buy too much and it would fall apart. BUT the other day i went strolling in for one thing and took the long road, looking at all the wonderful things i would be happy to have for christmas.

first of all, i love the new partnership with neiman marcus. who doesn't want this tory burch thermos?

Tory Burch Printed Beverage Container
or this stunning lela rose dress?

Lela Rose Dress

or this DVF jewelry box??

Diane von Furstenberg Jewelry Box

aside from the neiman stuff, i'm pretty in love with this sleepwear set:

Xhilaration® Junior's Pajama Set - White

and these heels are probably definitely happening for new years:

Women's De Blossom Cailie Shoe - Assorted Colors

so there you have it - target is still awesome. 
side note, this is awesome too:

caddisfly jewelry, caddisfly, Hubert Duprat, bizarre eco-fashion, eco-friendly jewelry, sustainable jewelry, Wildscape, Kathy Stout, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style

check out the article here. so cool!

Sunday, December 9, 2012


this year for christmas i decided to make my life a whole lot harder and make my own christmas cards. i this spirit, i tried paper quilling. basically, paper quilling is an form that involves curling up strips of paper and molding them into shapes. and then using those shapes to make other shapes. each card took a really long time, and i got a lot of glue on my hands, but i'm really happy with the results. 

so basically you cut paper into these little strips. it's really important that the paper is colored on both sides:

then you roll them up into tight coils. i used my fingers sometimes and sometimes i used a toothpick, at least to start the coil. then, i let the coil go a little bit til it unravels to the size i want. then i glue the end of the paper down. to make a tear drop, pinch the end. to make an oval, pinch both ends. other than that, i just made it up as i went. here are the final products!

and there you have it! i added some stamped lettering to a few of them and some calligraphy inside. 
they may have taken forever but i like them a lot!

happy holidays!!