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Friday, February 12, 2010

Dreams do come true thanks to Wishpot

Apologies for anyone who checked in for a post yesterday- I was home sick and couldn't bring myself to do anything other than weep at the end of Sleepless in Seattle for the billionth time. Today I'm feeling much better and have decided to share with you the awesomeness that is - WISHPOT!

I woke up this morning to a delightful email from Wishpot ( alerting me that this table I'd been crushing on at Target was now $20 cheaper! How's that for good news on a Friday? Perhaps two of these are in my future for my bedroom as the perfect nightstands. 

Wishpot has a lot of useful features- my favorite being that you can install a button on your Firefox browser. When I spotted this baby on, I was able to hit the magical wishpot button and add it to my wishpot registry. I could specify the priority of the item and if I wanted the most awesome feature ever - PRICE ALERT! I selected this accent table over a month ago and wishpot took the place of compulsive Target checking. I highly recommend it for anything from tables to shoes to stuffed pandas!

Happy shopping and here's to a great Valentine's Day weekend!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The art of the heart

A few things I love

I'm sure most of you are in the midst of your Valentine's Day planning (or planning to avoid Singles Awareness Day all-together). Personally, Gus and I are planning a day trip to Santa Barbara and probably skipping the presents this year in favor of the gift of spending time together and reflecting on our relationship.

If we were doing physical gifts, I think I'd want to do some kind of Valentine's-inspired art or make something "from the heart." I found some great projects/inspiration across the web for this so if you're looking for that idea light bulb- hopefully I can spark it today! Enjoy :)

Rose Petal Art
You could do this on a ceramic plate, a plank of wood painted white, cardstock, whatever ya got
living room eclectic living room

EcoBites has a long alphabetized list of DIY Valentine Gifts that are worth investigating
Check out Chocolate Lip Balm :)

Hand-sewn Valentine's Postcard
Featured at

 I've also done a number of projects that I think would be fabulous as Valentine's / From the heart gifts. Here are a few links if you're interested. Please send me photos if you make anything - I'd love to showcase your projects on the blog!

Paper Portraits
Vector Paintings
How to make your own board game
Personalized Wall Collage
Thinking of You Puzzle Postcards (Great for long-distance Valentines)
 Easy Framed Art Project

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Home Decorating... by the numbers


I've been contemplating doing some DIY decorating projects involving numbers. If you've been in Pottery Barn recently or drooled over their website, you may have noticed a large influx of numbers being used in design. Today, I'm pulling together some of my inspiration and maybe soon I'll be posting a great project or two involving seriously awesome numerals. 

Plates with Numbers - Easy peasy!
The Old Painted Cottage traditional kitchen
 from the Old Painted Cottage at

I forget where this is from but how gorgeous and simple are those plates?

Pottery Barn Pillow Covers - $29-39 available now in stores

Queen of Numbers DIY - Lisa @ Pickles and Cheese
Drawing major inspiration from everything Lisa has dreamed up! Check out these projects and more on her blog - Pickles and Cheese 

Have you spotted any Number/DIY greatness in the home decorating world? Please share.. I'm brainstorming as we speak!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Living with Annie featured on Better After

I'm back and better than ever from my short vacation. Today's post coming shortly but to tide you over, just a heads up that I was featured on BetterAfter! Click the button or the highlighted text to check out the post.

Stay tuned!
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