Favorite Finds – 09/04/11

Here are MY favorite finds from around the web
(sorry it’s been ages since I did one of these)

Crafts I’d like to try:

  • I guess this is a craft and recipe in one – individual cupcake stands topped with lemonade cupcakes
  • Wouldn’t this badminton heart be cute hanging on the wall of my non-existent cottage?
  • DIY Chalkboard Banner – I so want to be the kind of mom that has banners hanging up for special occasions (is that a kind of mom?)
  • I so wish I had a little girl’s room to hang one of these paper lanterns in… that Martha is so clever!
  • I don’t know that cross stitch could ever be cool, but I do love to do it (though I haven’t for ages) – the Princess Bride one is awesome!
  • What a great idea for a child’s bedroom – ABC wall art
  • Giant origami – combining my love of paper with cool decor – sounds like it’s right up my alley!
  • These pocket hearts seem small and relatively simple – my kind of craft
  • What a ingenious idea for if I ever get Jack to sleep in Liam’s bottom bunk – a crib converted into a craft station


Recipes I’d like to try:


Things I’d like to buy:

  • I’m a bit of a sucker for pretty glass like these Glassbaby votives (spied via Pioneer Woman)
  • I’m also a sucker for cool graphic design like this map of the USA
  • All this lovely paper in one spot… yes please! (You know how I feel about paper)
  • These prints are too cute… I especially love the family portrait
  • Anything at any one of the sweet shops
  • I posted about canvas prints before – but I love the stairway treatment Laura did (now to get her to Michigan to shoot our photos, thankfully I have many photographer friends in town)
  • Sweet mirrors with a message from Noosh (spied via Lil’ Magoolie)


Posts I liked and I’ll tell you why…

  • I Am… by Angella at Dutch Blitz – makes me what to post something like this of my own.
  • Crossroads by Emily at not that you asked – the part that resonated most was where she talks about how for the first time, there is no set plan in front of her – that’s sort of how I feel now that I think we’re done having kids (and I also saw the horrible Britney Spears movie in the theater).
  • Tales from the Accidental Asshole: The TV Critic by Pamie, who I’ve been reading since the beginning days of TWOP
  • The Post Office is My Nemesis by Naomi from Aiming Low because I feel her pain – I never mentioned this here but a month or so ago, I told off a rude, oblivious older woman at the post office (I still get an adrenaline rush just thinking about it)
  • You should watch this: Dark Girls Documentary

New to me blogs:

All images borrowed from the above-linked sites.

Looking for other favorite finds? Look no further, they are here.


6 responses to “Favorite Finds – 09/04/11

  1. Aw, thanks for the link love.

    And DO IT. It was a fun post to write. 🙂

  2. Thanks so much for the mention!! Great picks all around. 🙂

  3. We should totally have a craft night and make that chalkboard banner. Seriously. I want to be that kind of mom too.

  4. i love these posts! and i love quinoa!! 😉

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