Sunday, August 26, 2012

Evan flew out on Friday for a weekend show in Colorado, so that of course means that I have been shopping online and looking at Pinterest way too much tonight. Then I saw this pin that my friend Lindsay posted.

They are called long distance pillows and light up when your loved one is sleeping and lets you hear their heartbeat. So of course after watching the video on them I cried. It is just so sweet. And of course they are just a prototype or I would've already ordered them.

He is due to leave for a big tour in October.  Needless to say I am getting spoiled having him home so much. These would come in handy when he leaves! Gosh that boy..

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Recently I did a little bit of thrifting and found some Readers Digest books for $2.50 a piece, which is a steal considering how pretty they are.  Books are the best for decorating.  They add height, interest or a pop of color to a vignette.  So if they are cheap and pretty, you know I am going to buy all of them.  Sadly there were only three.

My haul. 
Side note- I am completely obsessed with these John and Jackie Kennedy busts. I just want to look at them all the time. I can't explain it.


I checked Etsy and found some pretty good deals on them. Of course it's a bit more for shipping and handling, but not horrible.

Pattern and color! 

This listing price is for one book and you can choose the colors. They look fun stacked like this. If you are wanting to do the color coordinating thing for your book shelf, these are a good starting point.

These little ladies are from the 50's. The pastels/patterns are beyond beautiful. 

I am going to be forever searching for these now!  

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

paper crane mobile

Today is my favorite kind of day. A little bit of lazy, a little bit of fall weather, a good visit from my cousin and a little project to help me not feel guilty for being lazy.

I remember crying in 6th grade when my teacher read 1,000 paper cranes. Ever since then I have had a fondness for them. I used to have a bunch hanging from the ceiling before I got married. 

Then the movie 500 Days of Summer came out and I remember being in love with this scene.

And I needed to make it. But I never did. 

Then I got mail from a sweet friend. When I opened the card a bunch of tiny paper cranes fell out of it.

It was a sign that I needed some paper cranes in my life. So I started folding. Well first I watched a video to jog my memory and then I started folding. I had some left over Japanese paper that I used, but I am sure scrapbook paper would work great too. 

Basically all you need are some cranes, a branch, fishing line, a pot, rocks to secure the limb and a needle. 

After you fold the cranes you just thread the needle with fishing line and then thread the line through each crane and tie them to the branch. I hung them at varying heights. You know, to spice it up a bit.

After that I stuck the mobile into the flower pot and filled it in with rocks. 

Easy peasy.

I made it on our front porch while Evan crept Craigslist for guitars. I love how a little breeze will make the paper cranes "fly". It turned out to be a really simple and beautiful project!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Our house is a huge work in progress! When I say that, I mean we don't have pictures hanging up in bathrooms or curtains hanging in other rooms. It is a little embarrassing, considering what I am going to school for.  But that's just it, I am a student! I am so busy, which takes away from projects at home.

Lately I have been looking at wallpaper for a wall in our living room.  The wall is angled and connected with the stairs, so I think a hit of wallpaper would really break up the space nicely.

Here are some ones I have had my eye on:

I love the whimsical feel it's got going on. It has just enough color to break up the space but not over power it.

This is a reproduction from 1926 which I love. All the colors are beautiful along with the design. I just love those giant grasshoppers! 

This wallpaper is super popular among the design world and I can see why. It has beautiful negative space, eye catching, and timeless. 

I actually ordered a sample of this and I am pretty smitten with it. At first I thought it might be a little too kiddish, but after hanging the sample on my wall, I think it is graphic and awesome.

I am still keeping my eyes peeled, but these are all in the running. I want something fun, but not too trendy. Also something that meshes well with my vintage/modern vibe I've got going on.  

What do you guys think?