Project Type

Have you all checked out Project Type on Etsy yet?  DO IT!  They are amazing and create such beautiful and inspirational prints.  Love love love!  For some reason, I have a hankering for inspirational prints lately??  Do we need to talk about this?  I guess there could be worse addictions………….

Check out some personal faves below and the rest of the goods at Project Type’s Etsy  shop here.

Happiest People

Retro Kitchen Utensils

Love Like Crazy

Be Who You Are

Oh Snap




Step Away

My step-dad is a craftsman and made me an amazing new walnut desk for our apartment and for my work station.  Only problem is, getting it from Boston to NYC. It may require some type of U Haul action.

I digress.  When I get my desk here, I think I need to put this on the wall in front of it. I have been spending way too much time on the computer lately. ‘Tis one thing that is very difficult about starting your own business and having work-a-holic tendencies – it’s hard to take a break.

La Farme Letterpress via Etsy

Etsy Roundup: Shades of Molly

I was reminded yesterday that it’s been awhile since I did an Etsy Roundup post – thanks, Molly!  I can’t believe I have neglected one of my favorite past times for so long!

Ask and you shall receive – this one is for Molly and is inspired by things that remind me of her!

(P.S .Molly – I know how much you love purple but the yellow palette was calling your name!)


Check out sources for my Etsy roundup selections on my Treasury here and photos below:  


Shades of yellow and white (inspired by her wedding florals and dress)

Whimsy but classic and earthy jewelry

DIY touches like felt coasters mixed with ocean-colored glass

Vintage floral fabrics

Queen Anne’s Lace – classic, beautiful, and wild

A touch of modern


 Simple and sweet earings

Couldn’t resist throwing in the vintage handkerchiefs!

Vessels in shades of taupe and gold

Vintage jewelry – like a cameo but more 1950’s flair (famously worn by her grandmother when I met her)

Fiesta ware – clearly a favorite in the family

This represents Molly’s SF days – very Bay Area colors and graphics and goes well with neutrals

Etsy stationery finds

There are so many precious stationery and paper goods shops on Etsy, and here are two of my latest finds I am excited to share.

Sparrow Nest Script sells custom, hand-written, calligraphy note cards. I adore the simplicity, colors, and cheeky sayings.


From SparrowNestScript on Etsy


Parrott Design Studio Letterpress sells luxe and simple letterpress stationery. Chevron, ombre, beautiful palettes, and floral motifs – oh my…….. they had me at letterpress. I adore the twinge of preppy mixed with classic fonts, and artful colors. SWOON! May need to get some ASAP for the Stationery Shop.

From sarahparrott825 on Etsy

Sisters = rockstars

Enough said. Check out Kelsey’s Fourth of July cake and recipe on her blog, Kelsey’s Illustrated. Isn’t this the coolest American flag cake you ever did see??!!!!

And Miss Sarah was featured on Etsy recently for her redonculous aztec nails. The orders are already a rolling in, so get yours ASAP as well as other custom designs. Check out her blog here to see her latest nail art masterpieces.

Such talent!

Ice cream = happiness

Sure does. In fact, Van Leeuwen’s just opened up a storefront in the East Village at 7th and 1st Ave. (WHAT UP SKIDMORE ALUMS!) and I am super jazzed. Only problem is I won’t burn nearly as many calories chasing down the truck.


via Etsy


From the new Van Leeuwen’s shop


And of course my first truck sighting at Astor of the ice cream season

Lisa Rupp tea towels

Do you ever get the feeling that things are really great in the universe? Like, you just have this sense that REALLY awesome things are about to happen for you and/or your loved ones? I’ve totally been having goosebump-worthy good vibes lately and can’t help but speculate that I’m on the verge of some new, exciting changes in my life……..

While I continue to ponder this deep thought, check out these adorable tea towels from Lisa Rupp’s Etsy shop. I spotted these towels on one of my favorite stationery blogs, Oh So Beautiful Paper, and had to share with all of you!

Lisa Rupp Designs – $18 each

Peach, aquamarine, and eucalyptus Etsy roundup

My latest Etsy collection with some of my favorite soothing colors. These warm and dusty hues make me think of summer.

Aquamarine and rose gold ring by onegarnetgirl – $570

City lamp from Umbu – $188

Small paper mache bowl from upintheairsomewhere – $28

I tent camping vitage sign from jandersonart – $28

Three small airplants from tohold – $13.95

Bee stud earings from Clementinesjewelry – $10

Pair of green speckled enamel bowls from Sharingbliss

Peach glass and gold earings by DanaCastle – $22

Landscape painting by ShirlyKanyon – $100

Paper flower corsage by housethatlarsbuilt – $10

Dots linen tea towel by leahduncan – $26

Rainy May treasury on Etsy

What UP with all this rain?! Isn’t it, “April showers bring May flowers?!” According to my calendar, April has passed already and there’s nothing about showers in May in that tune ……..

This morning, I was out walking Frida and we both got caught in the middle of a downpour sans raincoat or umbrella.  My poor little drying rack is running out of space for my soggy clothes.

Oh well – thankfully all these cute Etsy treasury finds are keeping things cheery despite this gray weather.

Check out the entire treasury here, and some selections below: