love, california.

May 7, 2010

I probably go on and on WAY too much about how much I miss California…the weather, the beach…blah blah blah!! And for that, I’m sorry. Well, sort of.

I’m always thrilled when I find handmade goodies that have to do with my home state. Love, California is no exception. The stately pillows are super cute! And, if your state isn’t listed in her shop, she’ll make it for you. Her shop is also a test of my rudimentary state-recognition skills. Am I smarter than a 5th grader? No.

off the hook.

January 30, 2010

I found these fantastic screenprinted hooks and coat racks on the blog, purplepinkandorange {always a great place to see some cute indie goods}…they are from Oregon based, The Crosbie. Fabulous patterns and colors, no?

Have a fun weekend everyone!!

handmade brazilian sweetness.

January 19, 2010

Hurrah for the internet!! I just love getting to know gals from far-flung places…like Puppy and Chris from Chria, in Brazil. They are long-time readers of my blog, and have a super cute blog of their own, as well as an online shop. Their shop oozes with cuteness…pillows, purses, scrapbooks…lots of hearts, flowers and bright colors, all handmade with incredible detailing. I asked for some photos, and they sent me the layout above! They also make custom nurse uniforms…adorable!

Everything is so festive…get me out of this freezing cold and off to Brazil!

swell garlands.

January 6, 2010

I love these garlands from Pretty Swell {Oh…and it’s another Hawaiian business…did I say that my last post was the LAST one from the islands? well, I lied!!}. These are so festive and fun. You can choose custom colors too!

I’d love to have these draped about for a party…or maybe in my daughter’s room…SO cute!

hawaiian palm baskets.

December 28, 2009


What amazes me the most about Hawaiian Palm Baskets, is the process that it takes to create each little natural work of art. You can read about it here. The artist, Amy, has been making and perfecting them for twelve years….and she’s also part of the “Kauai Made” program which ensures that each product is made right there on Kauai!

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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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