snarky gift tags.

April 22, 2010

What a funky & fun shop P.B & Jam is!  They have all sorts of quirky vintage finds, absolutely hilarious “awards”…such as the trophy “rooster”…ahem}…and my favorite, their super-funny gift tags….especially the one that reads, “I like you and cupcakes and shopping and kittens. Mostly you.”. Is it wrong that I like all the snarky tags better than the sweet ones?

I saw them first on the blog Happy Girl•Lucky Fella.

portland pretties.

March 26, 2010

I love Rachel Austin‘s style…especially all the circle-y flowers she uses in her artwork. Very cool work. I’m a huge fan of buying original art…and it doesn’t have to be expensive either! Rachel’s original pieces start at $65…which is less than a poster at Z Gallerie…and WAY better {in my humble opinion}. She also has fantastic jewelry, journals {above, left}, notecards and buttons.

Find our more about Rachel on her blog…or her site {that has gorgeous watercolors}.

sweet note pads.

February 24, 2010

It’s shameless self-promotion time! Thought I’d share my little business with you.

My business partner and I founded our stationery company, Zuzu’s Petals in 2001…and are in the process of moving to Etsy. We just opened shop last week, and are really excited about the move!

My very favorite thing that we make is our note pads {and, so far, it’s the only thing we have on Etsy}. Each pad is designed, printed, cut and glued by hand in our studio…They are only $5.50, and make perfect little gifts for girlfriends, teachers, yoga instructors….or anyone on your list!

We also sell our designs on our Cafe Press site…lots of tees, mugs, water bottles…etc. etc. etc!!

Well, that’s enough about me for now!

sibling rivalrie.

November 19, 2009


You may know by now that I’m a little bit dog crazy. Ok, a whole lotta dog crazy. So, I think that the notecards of the sweet pooches by Sibling Rivalrie are super adorable! And, I’m really really wishing I lived closer to Brooklyn so I could have my babies {ahem…dogs} photographed by the talented Winnie…she’s one of a 3-sister collaboration that make up Sibling Rivalrie. That, and I kinda want that couch on the top right picture!

anna sofia designs.

March 13, 2009


Anna from Anna Sofia Designs and I have “known” each other online for a while now, but have never met {does this seem a bit creepy and weird?}. We’ve been part of a women-in-business discussion board for a while, and now follow each other’s twitters with regularity. Anyhow, I think her jewelry is lovely. She uses beautiful papers from all over the world to make her beads, which she then crafts into pendants, earrings and bracelets. It takes many steps to complete the process. She describes her process here.

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i'm a california girl living in the midwest. my hubby and i lived a slightly nomadic life after college, and wound up in a chicago suburb.... read more

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