November 21, 2009

egg press holiday sample sale

It's that time again - my favorite letterpress company is having their 10 cards for $10 sample sale, and this time it is for their holiday cards! Get a bunch of holiday cards for your Christmas card giving - either letterpress or offset printed. I'm never disappointed by the selection they send - now you can give each person on your list a special card just for them! Go check it out!

November 20, 2009

friday photo: love on a string

photo by whisper graphics and purchase their apple green baker's twine here

November 19, 2009

in the woods

Fall is SO here! And I'm seriously feeling natural and beautiful woods and textures. Wood necklaces, leaves suspended in mid-air, cozy scarves, cable knit blankets, soft light, chilly nights. Here are a few lovely pieces that have been inspiring me, click on the photos for more info.

from ruche, dores, pioneer woman, and claire richardson

November 17, 2009

sweet drawn style

I love these terribly chic fashion illustrations by Miss Capricho. The simple drawings paired with the gorgeous watercolor patterns are inspiring and beautiful. Watercolor is one of my favorite mediums and these sketches make it so modern. Love!

If you subscribe to DailyCandy, you've probably seen Miss Capricho's work before.

November 8, 2009

my day of birth

I had a simple and lovely birthday, I can't believe that another year has passed. This year consisted of many little moments, with lots of sweets in between.

It started off with dinner the night before with the hubba at a Japanese tapas place - we had an assortment of dishes, including a delicious ochazuke finished off with green tea creme brulee for dessert. On my actual birthday, my co-workers took me to my favorite local creperie and I had a strawberry and nutella crepe with fresh whipped cream. Then my dear mom and sister surprised me and came to work with chocolate filled cupcakes and a singular balloon. And after youth group, we celebrated with two of our good buddies over homemade strawberry shortcake. And to finish off the weekend, one of my youth kids surprised me with some freshly baked white chocolate macadamia cookies while others made handmade cards. Not to mention several amazing friends who left messages and calls for me. How sweet it is to be loved! Twenty-eight, you're off to a great start.

birthday card by simplesong