Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Oh Color Me Katie, how did you get to be so great?
It kind of makes me gag a little after about the second bite, but somehow that never stops me. Cotton candy is just so pretty, I can't resist!
We learned how to make paper cranes in 4th grade as part of a class project, and I have pretty much been addicted to them ever since. They are so simple and beautiful, don't you think?
I love kitchen accessories from MoMA. I have had my eye on this cute cutting board for a loong time now! One of these days, it is going to come home to live with me:)
Pop Deluxe is one of my favorite stores in Madison. It's just like a huge barrel of eye candy. I want one of everything in the store!
What are your favorite colorful things?
[photos: color me katie, weheartit, MoMA, flickr]
1. I spend a decent amount of time looking at online stores (avoiding homework).
However, I recently stumbled across a cute store called Ruche. Their clothes are super cute and fairly reasonably priced.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Also, a few people have expressed interest in learning how to crochet. I am willing to teach anyone who...1.) Lives in Dubuque or in the Spring Green-Madison area 2.) I already know (for obvious reasons) 3.) Is a friend of someone I already know. So, just let me know if you want to learn, and we can set up a time.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
This book begins with a young girl searching through her father's library, and accidentally stumbling upon an ancient book along with a stash of letters that oopen with "My dear and unfortunate successor..." This discovery proves to be the catalyst for the unravelling of a centuries old mystery involving Vlad the Impaler- the real life tyrant who many of the Dracula legends are based on. At the center of it all, are the letters and the mysterious book. The book, we find out, has passed through the hands of several owners and has left a horrifying legacy for the main characters to discover.
The Historian takes us to several different settings as the plot thickens, including at least two continents and three distinct time periods. To be fair, this is what makes the book somewhat hard to follow. You have to really be on your toes in order to be able to keep straight the different story lines that are happening years apart. If however, you can manage to do that, you will be rewarded at the end, when all the story lines come together in a whirlwhind climax.
If you are a history buff, you will enjoy this book. If you love a good mystery, you will like it as well. I love both, so I was pretty much over the moon about it- and I think you will be too!
[photo: nyc photo]
Friday, March 26, 2010
I have always loved these phonebooths. I got some of my senior pictures taken by one in Madison. Sadly, I'm sure they are becoming obsolete and will somday cease to exist, but I think they are beautiful.
I wish I could wear a headband everyday, I especially like these from Livesavvy.
I have always liked rainy days better than sunny ones. Rainy days are perfect for sitting inside to do some crafting or going outside to play soccer. :)
Crayons are probably the best art supply ever, especially when they come in boxes of 100. So many colors in one place, the crafting possibilites are endless.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Dear readers, I stayed up much too late last night doing some very un-needed internet browsing. What was I doing you might ask? I was checking out inspiring images of one of my favorite things.....closets. Yes- closets. I love them. Big or small, messy or clean, I really think they are great. Each one is different, they are always colorful, and they are filled with some of our most favorite things. What's not to love? Wouldn't it be fun to get ready in the morning in one of these?
And just for fun...a cute craft closet!
What does your closet look like? Does it inspire you? Mine is usually a mess, but sometimes, I like it like that:)
[photos: weheartit; apartment therapy]
My great aunt gave me a large slab of wax for us to use (which is nice because wax is expensive!)
This craft requires a lot more tools than one might expect.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Ever since I can remember, I have been slightly obsessed with office supplies. When I was younger, school supply shopping day was one of my favorite days of the year! In elementary school, I hoarded Yikes and Lisa Frank products like they were gold. Although my tastes have matured slightly (and only slightly), I still get super excited about pretty supplies. I feel so much more inspired to get things done if my workspace is filled with lovely things, don't you? Here are a few things I would love to have at my desk.
These Numbered 1-10 notebooks from Russell & Hazel are so cute.
Wouldn't this make grocery shopping so much easier?
Not really an office supply...but aren't these chocolate pencils pretty much the most amazing things you have ever seen?
I hope these pretty things help inspire you to be creative and productive on this Monday morning!
[photos: flickr; russell+hazel; the container store; cool hunting]