Tuesday, August 31, 2010

i always have socks that don't match it seems...

...it seems that's been the case since childhood. look closely at my little cotton socks.

{bless our momma}

i giggle at this picture of baby us every single time.

look at twinkie's scrunched face and little nose.

i love how our hands are interlacing.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Postal Service.

^i was a smitten kitten with the inside of Courtney's awesome envie!

^sweet thank-you card from gabby / postcard from carrie marie

^candy bliss from Lindsey. See those red wax lips?
there's a part where you can bite down on them (like vampire teeth)... 
so for lindsey, here's me channeling angelina jolie!
ha! they were a lot of fun birdie! x

: front :
: back :

^pretty claire's pretty thank-you card for her birthday pressies. seriously, who does that but girls made of sugar? I loveeeed the way she decorated it all especially since that's my girlfriend penelope cruz with my initials on her arm. ha! 

speaking of my girlfriend....
from my bestie! Marisa's "girlfriend" has always been Kate Winslet- this is from a French Vogue issue she fell in love with of both our girlfriends together! LOVE. like us *wink containing the prettiest mixed tapes that i can't stop listening to! i love you M, more than you'll ever know. xoxo

^don't you love the postcard steph included with her letter?

^from Zoe

^postcard (perfectly me) from Courtney

^recently i've added handmade postcards to my likes on postcrossing & i got my first one from Ludmilla

^another postcrossing (love this Monet!) from Nicole in France

^postcrossing from South Africa, "The Present"

this last incoming came in today and was the sweetest surprise! it could not happen on a better day that i needed some sunshine. Maria had emailed me for my brother's address a few weeks ago to send him a card while he's in Iraq. As you know, it means so much to me and we got to emailing and decided to write each other. She loves stationary and i had mentioned how i was on a search for some because legal yellow pad has always been my normal. Look what this LOVELY new friend of mine surprised me with! in her card she wrote, "no, no- don't buy your own stationary. It's a horrible, very expensive addiction. Trust me :)" 

random kindness... i will never stop being touched by it.

a PLETHORA of stationary goodies!!! + mini journals. i keep one in my purse at all times to jot down quotes, shopping lists-- everything. These are beautiful Maria!
Maria, i can't wait to send you and Muffin a thank-you. Maria is a girl after my own heart... she just adopted a 3 year shih tzu named Muffin.

^mixed tape for my college girlfriend Jess (check out her sexy/sweet moment with her love)

^fitting postcard to my Bestie

^a thank-you + house warming gift for that adorably distracted Rhianne 

^reply to Zoe / postcard i made for L Nicole in response to her big news

Megan's sister's boyfriend James who's in the Navy just deployed for the middle east for 6 months. Inspired by the outpour and love from you lovies to my brother in Iraq, she asked if it would be okay to do the same on her blog for James.  OF COURSE!!! i am ALL about supporting our soldiers. {details on how to send james a letter here}

i asked Megan what he liked and she said sweets & maybe a non-fiction war book to pass the time while on his ship. {i'm quite excited about the memoir i found at my favourite used book shop!} + avian chapstick.

of course i wrote a letter on the back of a vintage sailor pin-up. It was kind of neat to be on the "other side" and write someone else's family member... it made me appreciate even more those who took the time for my brother.  

^french art postcrossing going to the Netherlands. i pay attention to what people like and she likes art + erotica... alas. 

^postcrossing going to Germany. She liked homemade ones & all of Tim Burtons' films. I had to make one of my favourite film of his. 

i love our little love letters! xo

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sharing Sundays... ohiolondon90.

It has been a million years since i've shopped on Ebay... not since Etsy took over that addiction. I used to shop on ebay for vintage clothes, robbie williams cds, dvds, books- everything.

that is until Lauren opened up shop. You may remember Lauren (or as i call her, L. Nicole) from this Sharing Sunday feature. Look what i just picked up:

Watkins (since 1968) medicine bottle

vintage white china rose napkin holders

The napkin holders were a wedding present to her parents and i love the idea of using them in my wedding. I paid $11 dollars for these lovies- $11, and that includes shipping + handling.

Lauren just announced some exciting (and envious) news : she's moving to England for a couple of months to be an au pair! it really could not happen to a better person and i am so happy for her.

to help her out with this move across the pond, she opened up ohiolondon90. You can find great vintage pieces where the bidding starts out at just 99 cents. For her readers, she's offered to combine shipping.

you can't beat that.

up until Lauren leaves, she'll be adding lots of things (including old records -which i love using as art- and books) so be sure to visit her shop, now & in the upcoming weeks!

"Rage is not attractive in a girl" ...

is the name of this mixed media original collage i just bought from naked carly art

Saturday, August 28, 2010

MIX SHARE swap {part one}

Nothing is more fun than a mixed tape made just for you by a friend, lover, co-worker, or even a complete stranger. 

Bianca over at Goodnight Little Spoon hosted a mixed share swap where you send two mixed tapes to two people, thus getting two from two different people in return. Instructions were to have at least 10 tracks with any theme you fancied. Plus (the fun part) decorating your mixed tape and making sure it gets to it's destination safely. {as you know if you have the pleasure of knowing Bianca, she is an artistic/collage genius! she even provided cd inspiration}

i got one in the mail today from Mariah in Oklahoma: 

thanks Mariah! i'm so glad it didn't break without a case {points for including a Bright Eyes track- love them!} & cute name for a compilation. 

One of mine also reached their destinations today! I was so excited to be paired up with Meghan over at "The Perfect Compilation Tape." Truth be told, a little nervous too since i always love the music she posts. You can imagine how elated i was when she wrote me this darling comment, "So, I totally just received your CD in the mail, and lady, we have so much to talk about - how much I love it, how beautiful the packaging is, and HOW WE HAVE THE EXACT SAME TASTE!!! AHHHH! I am going to be blogging about it later this week, but I wanted to say thanks!!! Hearts!"

Meghan you are so cute! Here's what i sent :

backside of package- i remembered her love of cupcakes
polaroid card + doily crocheted by my momma
the front of the mixed tape

i told Meghan that not only was it my version of the perfect compilation tape (i loved that her blog title is so fitting) but also my personal "time machine." That each song brought me back to a particular time in my life... the start or end of a new relationship, laughing in the car with my twinkie, college... my summer spent in Italy, or songs to listen to on a bad day with a glass of wine. 

did you join the Mix Share swap? 

PS. speaking of mixed tapes... my bestie sent me two beautifully packaged ones that i can't wait to show on Monday! i love you Marisa 
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