• • • • • • happy new year! • • • • • •

wishing you the best in all your fare-wells to 2010!

{a little martha stewart love - as usual}

and a lovely blog post featuring my calendar at fey handmade...
+ my most sincere and humble thanks to all my fans
for making this year the most successful yet for my little biz!
hugs and cheers to the upcoming year since i know it will be...
the best year ever.

and since it will be the year of the rabbit.

another lovely new year treasury featuring my calendar
created by sophie marie
xoxoxoxox { loving this treasury by magalarie } xoxoxoxox
wow! it's really here, folks.
christmas is just days away and i've had barely enough time to get ready for it. the biz has been so busy this holiday season so check out my super simple decorations for this year –

popped a cluster of candy cane holly in the wreath above the mantle,

tucked some glass balls under my glass top,

and went around stuffing greens into ever corner!

here's our house in the winter sun with pretty wreaths in the windows...

even though on the inside i like to keep it feeling like it's summer all year long.

and lastly, our happy tall & skinny tree from lenhartsville tree farm!

happy holidays everyone!!

•••••••• jillian's palm springs wedding ••••••••
this was one of my favorite LYI clients from last year! she found me via etsy and even came to visit me at a craft show in brooklyn. remember her awesome poster invite? (see below) well, check out the actual day...

even better? not only is jillian totally gorgeous
but she's so amazingly beautiful as a person, too!
(how rare and fantastic)
she was super sweet and amazing to work with
which made this project so wonderful.

check out more photos and wedding advice from her on ruffled...
thanks again, jillian! xoxoxoxo

{her custom illustrated poster invite}

i'm loving my husband's company christmas card this year!
all their clients got old school velcro wallets filled with funny photos of all the peeps in the shop. how stinkin fun and creative are they?!
what a team they got going on over there recently – go sposto!
ps - all the photos have notes on the back. check out the hilariousness here...
hey there my people! check out my super special deal over at oh hello friend – while supplies last so hurry up and get yours asap!!

happy thursday everybody!
well, i'm off – headed to indiana to visit some family.
be back soon xoxoxoxoxo

(btw here's what we got into last time we were there...)

i'm so excited to have these little guys finally finished! so, here they are – new to the shop, bright and bold folk flower pins for your hair, hat or coat!
made of my illustration mounted on laser cut 1/8" beech wood.

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this one's for your hair...

and this one's for your coat!

for a limited time – find them in the shop for only $8
hope everyone had a happy thanksgiving!!
this time of year always makes me want to snuggle in and make crafts all day... so, here are two that i've found recently that meet my crafty criteria: inexpensive, easy and fun!

first are these manu necklaces
(which are essentially paper clips wrapped in colored tape!)
i found these and many others on vintage mint. check there for many more ridiculously great craft ideas and more about the necklaces...

and of course some lovely paper trees by martha stewart
can't wait to make some for my little terrariums!

oh and i almost forgot – happy cyber monday!
+ take note that you can still use my
BLACK10 coupon code for 10% off in the shop!

celebrating Thanksgiving and Etsy's new ability to create and accept coupon codes – here's a coupon code to use in my shop for all you lovely blog readers! simply enter BLOG10 at checkout and receive 10% off your entire order!
happy holidays!! xoxoxoxox

happy monday!! check me out over at the short and sweet of it!
this is one of the few giveaways i've entered for this holiday season –
so be sure try for your chance to win free stuff! xoxoxoxoxo
got a note from caroline's creations about my weekend front page feature –
so proud to be a part of this beauty!
thanks again! xoxoxoxo

i have determined that 2011 will be the best year ever!
(well, that is until the next year.)

but seriously, 2011 is gonna be heaven...
and as long as i believe it – it will be true!!

so, in honor of this positive thinking i've made a calendar to remind you
printed on poster paper or on maple veneer!
here's some pics from around the house today...

{kitchen shot featuring my mary mcdivett chalkboard
and the pink and brown apron by

{living room fireplace right side}

{living room fireplace left side}

{wall art featuring hollie chastain and our niece and nephew}

{little table by the bathroom}

{and of course, our kritter girl}

louie ck's hilarious tour came to reading last night
and i laughed so hard it still hurts.
best $30 i've ever spent!
happy thursday, everyone!

check out the fabulous photos from tina's wedding!

tina was married in july and turned traditional the red, white, and blue
theme into something completely new!
what romantically sweet combinations and treatment –

she ordered my custom witness banner in her colors
and i was so happy to have a part!

thanks so much for sharing, tina!