Thursday, December 22, 2011

Printable Calendars = My Weakness

I have probably talked to you before about my love of stationary, notebooks, etc. I'm not sure what it is but I just love little bound books of pretty paper. Well I have that same love for calendars. Last night I was searching for a new printable calendar for my desk at the office. For this year I found a cute owl calendar that I used all year that I really loved. Here it is:

So I start searching for a 2012 calendar and what do I find? Another completely adorable owl calendar over on the My Owl Barn bloggy. It pretty much made my week. What was even better was that there were 45 or so images that you could pair up with whatever month you so desired. So, while I wanted a cute owl couple on the month of May (our wedding month), you might not want that and this gives you the opportunity to customize it. Brilliant, right?

If owls aren't your thing check out these from Lula Louise and Creative Mamma. Both are colorful and bright options to cheer up your desk. Share links in the comment bar below to sites with other calendar printables. There's a good chance I'll be hanging calendars in every room. ^_^

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


New Years Eve

Aidan Mattox short dress, $295
MUGLER wool blazer, $1,379
Dkny handbag, $285
NARS Sheer Lipstick -Mitzi, $24
Giorgio Armani 'Eyes To Kill Excess' Mascara, $30

desk space

Guys, I'm so stressed out right now I can't even focus. My work computer has been running a virus scan (currently at 40%) and it's making my computer move in slooooow motion (slow motion fo meh, move it slow motion fo meh; sorry I had to). Plus the fact that one eyeball is covered with a fingerprinted up contact and makes me feel like I'm walking around in a haze. Yeeeep. Mostly though I'm stressed because the FH and I are searching like mad people for our first place together and well... lets just say it's not the happiest of experiences.
Anyway, I digress and for a mid-morning pick-me-up, I want to share some photos of home offices because at the end of the day, home offices make me the happiest. Now, I won't go into how much I want a home office like these photos and how much I want a house with a home office or how much I would love to work at home if I had a home office like these pretties. No, I won't. Nope. (May or may not be grinding my teeth holding myself back from continuing to complain about my living situation.) I will say that these are four completely different styles and each of them make me happy and if I should have to choose one of them to be in my home, I would become just as stressed as I am right now trying to find a home. That is all.


Thursday, December 15, 2011

metallic love

Maybe it's the season, maybe it's because I'm such a girly-girl, but I love the look of metallic accents in the home. Foiled frames, sequined pillows, mirrors, shimmery wallcovering, I want it all! What do you think of the metallic trend? Holiday season only? or loving it all year round? or too over the top for any time of year?


Monday, December 12, 2011

gift guide 2011: part IV

guys are difficult to buy for, there's no denying it. hopefully this guide will help get your creative juices flowing to come up with an idea for your hunny, brother, dad, or friend. i would say everything here is pretty neutral as far as style goes so whether he's a Wall Street businessman, an athletic adventurer, or a laid-back hipster, these items should suite the guy in your life.

1. Aviators 2. Sweater 3. Socks 4. Watch 5. Cologne 6. Case 7. Bag 8. Sign

Friday, December 9, 2011


The look of kraft paper makes me so incredibly happy I can hardly stand it. It's just so rustic and casual that I can't imagine using anything else for my wedding paper suite. Combine it with bakers twine, lace, burlap, or whatever your creative little mind thinks up and you have a completely different look.
So earlier this week I was wondering around Staples waiting on someone to help me locate extra stainless steel waste receptacles- don't ask - when I started pricing their kraft paper envelopes. I discovered that a pack of 10, #10 envelopes cost $4 which I didn't think was bad until I realized that was going to be $50 for the save the date envelopes. WHAHHHT. Yeah. Hold on, let me pick up my eyeballs that have popped out of my head from outrage. Maybe that's not too steep for your pocketbooks but I can't help but think about what the cost will be for the actual invitations and rsvp cards with envelopes.........

.... Sorry. I think my heart just stopped from thinking about it. Anyways, I decided to do some online research for a less expensive resource. Here's what I've found...

A2 and #10 envelopes at .18 cents each here compared to .40 cents at Staples.
8.5 x 11 in. card stock at .17 cents per sheet here compared to .25 cents at Staples.
A2 card at .12 cents each here compared to .45 cents at Staples.

If you have sources for kraft paper supplies like these, please leave it in the comment line below. Sharing resources for the sake of saving money sounds like a wonderful thing to me!


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Project Progress - Meet our Artists: Richard Tuck

Nearly a year ago I shared some beautiful pottery by a ceramist named Richard Tuck. (Find that post here.) Richard is one of our artists for the mega project and his work is now hanging around the clinic. Here are some of the pieces we selected from his collection to display. Lucky for us, Richard still has several pieces he is working on, so we will gradually add to the space.

Richard's Facebook page can be found here.

Friday, December 2, 2011

happiness + HAPPY FRIDAY

Guys. It's Friday. Could I be any happier right now? I don't think so. Maybe it's because my honey and I went on a shopping + dinner date last night and I got a great start on my Christmas list. Maybe it's because it's almost Christmas time and I'm finally getting in the spirit. Maybe it's because we have a meeting at our reception venue tonight to talk about sound system and layout and other fun wedding things. Or maybe it's because there was a pretty awesome write up in our local paper today about the mega project opening yesterday. The link is here and soon I'll have a post full of pretty photo's from the entire building.

Also, be sure to check out my future brother-in-law's band Northern Nights, who released their first single on iTunes yesterday. Find it here.

Oh, yeah and...