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Stuff I Like (4/18/10)

“On the Road Again” Sligo Avenue, Silver Spring

Grab a seat! I adore these stools by Wood and Wool, which manage to be both practical and mini works-of-art at the same time. I’d probably put a couple right next to my bed to capture the overflow of books and magazines. I’m just saying . . . (via Decor8)

Ooooh, pretty. I’ve been wanting new pillows for my bed and may actually give up Starbucks for a month—horrors!—so I can afford this lovely. (Oh Starbucks, I wish I knew how to quit you . .  ) Of course I pretty much want everything in the Tuuni Etsy shop, but I digress . . . (via Decor8)

The Writing on the Wall. As anyone who’s ever visited either of my last two apartments knows, I sorta have a thing for writing on the wall. (Next time you come over, check out the lines from Mary Oliver on the bathroom door.) These wall decals are even better than anything I could come up with myself mostly because Shanna Murray’s’s got way better penmanship, and she can actually draw! In other words, you bet your sweet a these are at the top of my wish list! (via A Cup of Jo)

Butterflies are free . . . Except when they’ve been stabbed with a pin and stuck in a box. At least that’s what I think every time I see framed butterfly specimens. So what’s an-anti pinned bug, butterfly-loving girl to do? Order these lovely crocheted versions to which I’m going to go ahead and give two snaps. (via Creature Comforts)

Bag it! Uhm, this is a really cool purse. I am a really cool girl. See where I’m going with this? (I apologize for totally forgetting where I found this. Sigh . . . )

Butterfly Redux. I was talking to one my neighborhood Sbux baristas today about her butterfly tattoo because I desperately want one. (Side note: To me the butterfly symbolizes God working to help you become who he already made you to be . . . as opposed to changing into someone else entirely. )Don’t know if the tattoo will ever happen, but this gorgeous hand letter-pressed print from the Keep Calm Gallery—which sums up my thoughts about the symbolism of the butterfly in a nutshell—certainly will. (Somehow I managed yet again to not write down where I found this. . . sigh some more . . . )

Hitting the Links (10/5/09)

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Let’s sleep on, er I mean in, it! Here’re the winning rooms from Ronda Carman’s Best Bedrooms contest. I love the gorgeous yellow walls in the winner-takes-all room, but I confess that I was rooting for the Reader’s Choice room. Who wouldn’t want to fall asleep, wake-up, dream, read, and dream some more amidst this gorgeous greenery, inside and out? Take note: What all of these rooms have in common is that they offer a mixture of textures, shapes, and furniture styles and periods. Nothing says boring bedroom more than rigorously adhering to a certain set of rules. In other words-nix the matchy matchy folks, just nix it!

C’mon get happy! One of my favorite fashion and design doyennes–Oh Joy!–is now also indulging her foodie side with her new blog Happy Lady! One of my fave features is the sweet little foodie quotes that pop up every now and then. In other words, Oh joy, oh boy!

On the road! If only I had an unlimited bank account (and some actual upper body strength), I’d flit, I’d flee, I’d fly from coast to coast carting around my perfect LBDs, Havianas, James Perse tees, and lots of other It-girl type clothes I don’t actually own in these refreshingly upcycled suitcases. Heck, these suitcases are so cool, that my regular old clothes would become It-girl clothes just by virtue of having been carried in them. (via Shelterrific, and a few other cool blogs I’ve perused lately)

My precious. Let’s face it, most people’s junk somehow turns into my treasure. Lucky for moi, there’s lots of likeminded folk out there, like the proprietor of my new favorite Etsy shop High Street Market. (No, I don’t just like it because it’s a fave haunt of Jen Bekman’s, not that there’d be anything wrong with that. . . Sigh . . . ) From darling little globe banks to wall-worthy vintage paint-by-numbers to collectible–and covetable–brass animal figurines, I guarantee you’ll find something you want . . . even if you won’t admit to it.

Coming later this week–the spoils of Saturday’s thrifting, a new Shop It feature, and my first ever not-answered-by-me Home Beete questionnaire a/k/a my first “big girl” blog post!

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