November 24, 2009 § 1 Comment
I’m about to embark on some serious family time for the remainder of the week. So serious, that I am leaving at 5 am tomorrow morning for Kansas. Eep! I sense that I will not be on the world wide web very much until Saturday so I wanted to wish you a Happy Turkey Day!
How does your family do their turkey? Is it fried? Smoked? Do you eat something other than turkey? Maybe chicken spaghetti? Whatever it is, I hope it’s yummy and you eat lots.
Lots of love.
image via doublewinky, flickr
November 19, 2009 § 1 Comment
I just found a local shelter that rescues, fosters, and adopts solely Pomeranians called Recyled Poms. And in true fancy dog style, they dress up and pose their available dogs making them ever-so appealing and down right precious. I challenge you not to smile. Or even giggle aloud. I’m pretty sure I need this first one.
November 18, 2009 § 2 Comments
It’s that time of the year and I’ve been hunting around for the perfect Christmas cards to send out. Here’s a sampling of some of my favorites I’ve found:
Of course, Hammerpress has some excellent choices. I’m loving their bold, bright colors. And their new website makes shopping a piece of cake!
Egg Press is where I got my cards last year, in fact, they’re the first ones here. I’ve got a few left over so I’m excited to send some of them out this year. But I’m loving some of their other options!
Etsy seller, Yee-Haw, has some fun items. Especially for us Texans down here in the south! Check out their cute cowboy-inspired Christmas cards.
For something a little different, I like these cards that are shaped like ornaments from Louella Press. They could double as cute Christmas decor, as well!
For something really simple and classic, Oblation in Portland, OR (a letterpress fantasy) has some lovely cards.
For something fun and quirky, go to La Familia Green. I’m doting on a lot of their cute cards.
Hello! Lucky has some great stuff, as well. Here are some pretties:
Those are some of my favorites for now. I haven’t decided on one in particular yet. I’m waiting for Jingle Bash before I decide in hopes of finding a local vendor first.
What are your favorites? I’d love to hear!
November 16, 2009 § 3 Comments
November 16, 2009 § 1 Comment
My parents, Mr. Essl, and I conducted a (quite successful) garage sale this weekend. Man, those things are a lot of work can be oh so worth it! The dogs enjoyed being a part of the action, in their bed, that is. They love each other (most of the time).
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November 11, 2009 § 4 Comments
I’ve recently become obsessed with decorating. You see, Mr. Essl bought a lovely old home at the beginning of this year (built in 1941) and since moving in there has really been no decorating efforts. Bit by bit we add things, a dining room table here, some curtains there. But in an attempt to not blow the budget these days, it’s all moving rather slowly. But I’ve got an itch! I’m ready to make this house a home.
While perusing the internets this evening I stumbled upon a great flickr collection of old Domino publications full of inspiration. Right now I’m hooked on all of the different ways they’ve decked the walls. Prints, paintings, photographs. Check out these great images.
All images from The Domino Magazine Files on flickr