Friday, April 30, 2010

five friday favorites!

these baby animal cupcake toppers! love the scalloped edges.

this chunky scarf. this side table.
potted plants in old tins. this print.

in fact, the whole shop has been a favorite of mine for a while. (his prints have actually been featured at urban outfitters...for like four times as much. so much cheaper to buy from the source! )

have a super weekend!


i just found out that she and him will be performing right here in salt lake city, utah this summer for FREE! (as part of the annual twilight concert series. no, robert pattinson won't be there.)

go ahead, be jealous all my california relatives + friends who have ready access to go see any show they want, while no one tours through utah....ever. YAHOO!

Thursday, April 29, 2010


i love these little guys. you can arrange them in so many ways, and they're super hardy so you don't have to give them tons of attention. and they're so cute and tiny! you can get them at any hardware store in the plants section, or you can even buy them at wal-mart.

i LOVE this succulent wreath. and the word succulent.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

500 sales for jellabee jr!!!

yippity doo dah! that's like half of a thousand!

(ok i promise i won't post any more of these "____ sales for jellabee jr!"
announcements. i just get really excited.)
if you haven't seen this video yet, just haven't lived.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

tutorial tuesday: vintage book journal cover

i thought this tutorial was such a cute and clever idea.
pretty easy, too.

turn this:

into this!

i love the pretty floral folder she used for the inside flaps.

i love this idea. it would be so cute for a variety of things: a regular journal using lined paper, a sketchbook with blank paper, a picture many possibilities!

Monday, April 26, 2010

i can't get this movie out of my head.

i watched it this weekend while working on some orders and i don't think i was very productive while it was on...more often than not i would just set whatever i was working on down just so i could watch.

if you've got 7 or 8 hours to spare (maybe if you're sick or having a lazy weekend...) then you MUST watch this mini-series. it seriously sucks you in and you have to watch what happens until the very end. you see these characters over their entire liftimes, generations of mistakes and love and tragedy, and it's so painful but poetic to watch.

of course, the main story is the love between meggie cleary, the only daughter in a family full of boys, and ralph de bricassart, who's a priest and sworn to celibacy. there's is the most tragic story of all.

i cry every time i watch the thorn birds. if you're a fan of the pride and prejudice mini-series or anything like that, then you have to make time and watch this. the story is that good. the book is really good, too but there's just something about actually seeing the characters and the australian outback and hearing the music that you couldn't get from the book. love love LOVE the thorn birds.

Friday, April 23, 2010

five friday favorites!

this granny clutch.
this lovely dress.
this picture.
this pretty dressing room.
hmmm...i must've been feeling very floral today...

have a super weekend!

*new* garden cluster snap clips for jellabee jr!

and i think i love these the very best.

these can be found in the jellabee jr shop for $4.75 each!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

LOVE this song.

(although i do think it's kinda strange that such a jubilant song has this lady in a black-and-white nun dress and she's just standing there in one's kind of sweet i guess. love the maraca-hand dance moves in the middle.)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

new mini bow snap clips for jellabee jr:

these can be found in the jellabee jr shop for $3.50 each!
i read a pretty fantastic book the other day...

here's the synopsis from shannon hale's website:

When Dashti, a maid, and Lady Saren, her mistress, are shut in a tower for seven years because of Saren’s refusal to marry a man she despises, the two prepare for a very long and dark imprisonment.

As food runs low and the days go from broiling hot to freezing cold, it is all Dashti can do to keep them fed and comfortable. With the arrival outside the tower of Saren’s two suitors—one welcome, the other decidedly less so—the girls are confronted with both hope and great danger, and Dashti must make the desperate choices of a girl whose life is worth more than she knows.

With Shannon Hale’s lyrical language, this little-known classic fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm is reimagined and reset in a land inspired by the Asian steppes; it is a completely unique retelling filled with adventure and romance, drama and disguise.

i really enjoyed it and finished it in about 2 days. the story was compelling and i found myself thinking about it when i wasn't reading it. i'm still thinking about it.

the main character, dashti, is such a strong presence throughout the book. she moved the story forward with her actions and i felt like she wasn't just there in order to narrate the book. (it's written in journal format: "day 1, day 187, etc" from dashti's point of view).

the other main character, lady saren, who dashti serves, was pretty annoying and i only (sort of) liked her at the end. but shannon hale wrote it so that you felt sympathy for her and understood why she was so annoying. i always enjoy when authors make you sympathize with characters that you initially dislike. makes you question some people you might dislike in your own life...

and the romance was very sweet. i think that's part of what made me like this book more than other shannon hale books i've read. i'm such a sucker for romance.

all in all...a good read!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

tutorial tuesday: cake stands

i'm sure you've seen a tutorial like this online, or a variation of it.

all you need is:
cute vintage plates, candlestick holders & strong apoxy glue.

there's so many variations you could do to make it your own...spray paint, goblets instead of candlestick holders, a two-teir easy!

pepper design blog offers this cakestand tutorial here.

have a lovely tuesday!

Monday, April 19, 2010


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Friday, April 16, 2010

five friday favorites!

these vintage woven flats.
this lovely picture.
this beautiful handmade pillow. this cupcake shop that i will go to this weekend. this pretty handmade shower curtain.
hope you have a lovely weekend! :)

Thursday, April 15, 2010


love glee. love sue.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

sunshine out my window today!

the rain made my backyard grow like a weed...probably because it mostly is weeds = a summer project that we need to work on.

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