Go check out Leafcutter Designs to have a letter written to those you love. The letter will be transcribed onto tiny papers and sealed in an itty-bitty envelope. They will send the letter along with a magnifying glass to your recipient.
Receiving a letter in this way seems so heartfelt. If you're inspired, write your own letter but be sure to mail it in a package large enough for the post office to mail! :) You can see the beautiful process Leafcutter Designs takes to get this special note in the mail and delivered to your loved one.
Hurry and order though! The sooner they can get the order the more assurance they can give that the letter will arrive by Valentine's Day!
With an upcoming move, I don't want to buy any more furniture for seating so my mind has been wandering to floor cushions that can adapt to any floorplan. There are many unique floor cushions available, but I'm drawn to the thicker styles that allow the "sitter" to sit off of the floor.
It wasn't until I was reading through the suggested directions on Martha Stewart.com that I realized I had seen a very similar clothespin board. Cyrillus is selling this framed clothespin board and the simplistic look encourages me that this could easily be recreated.
This is what I am thinking: 1) Purchase a basic wooden picture frame. 2) Remove that back from the frame and cover in fabric, securing the fabric to the backside. 3) Staple a piece of thin rope across the front, securing to the backside. 4) Remove the glass from the frame. 5) Place the fabric covered back into the wooden frame and tighten it into place. 6) Purchase small clothespins and clip onto the rope.
Amy and Adam over at EveryLittleCounts have launched their new Valentine's t-shirt collection, "Love Songs". They state that "this collection is a wearable mixtape featuring the the songs that made us laugh, cry, and sing at the top of our lungs!" I am living in the 80's when I see these shirts and I am loving it!
The Ultimate Valentine's Day Gift Basket will include: • The Bestow Label Novelty Love Letter Panty • Forever Tumbler Vase by Kuhn Keramick • Love Pillow by Home By Guru • Keep Me Earrings by Comfort Station • Black Tiger Deck of Cards • Red Chemise Set
As an added bonus, Bestow will offer complimentary Valentine's gift packaging and free shipping to all customers starting this Saturday, January 17th through February 13th – just use code VDGB09 at checkout!
You can see some of my favorite Valentine's gifts from Bestow here.
I am going to start posting on something manly every Monday for a "Man"iac Monday post. I think mens' products are sometimes undervalued and I want to show some of the great items I run across. Today's item also ties into a great Valentine's Day gift- a great way to remind the men in your life that you love them daily.
I met my mailbox neighbor for work today. I have always wondered who the other people are that unlock postal boxes next to our business mailbox. What kind of mail do they get? What kind of business do they do? So many curiosities. Well, surprisingly we chatted in the elevator to the mailboxes and then had a little chuckle when we realized that our mailboxes were next door to one another. I started thinking about how fun mail can really be. I have always looked forward to getting mail ever since I was small. Do you look forward to mail?
Holly over at Decor8 has a new column she's running about getting creative, whether you're new to the world of creativity or just looking to pump in some new ideas. I think this is going to be a great new column and I look forward to keeping up to date. The first project is on mind-mapping and you can check out the post here. This is my mind-map from things I liked to do as a child.
Disney/Pixar is bringing an exhibition to New Orleans that will include images from the new musical "The Princess and the Frog" which is set in New Orleans. I can't wait to see what this movie has in store...it airs Christmas 2009.
"When the free-spirited, jazz-loving Prince Naveen of Maldonia comes to town a deal with a shady voodoo doctor goes bad and the once suave royal is turned into a frog. In a desperate attempt to be human again, a favor in exchange for a fateful kiss on the lips from the beautiful girl, Tiana, takes an unexpected turn and leads them both on a hilarious adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana to the banks of the almighty Mississippi and back in time for Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
An unforgettable tale filled with music, humor and heart where two frogs—along with the help of a 200-year-old voodoo priestess, a love-sick Cajun firefly, and a trumpet playing alligator—discover that what they want isn’t as important as what they need.
The Princess and The Frog will feature Disney’s first African American princess, Tiana, who lives in New Orleans during the Jazz Age. Other characters include Louis, a trumpet-playing alligator, and Ray, a love-sick Cajun firefly."
I am going to try to start posting a "Pick o' the Day" every Friday. Here's my pick for today:
These fresh citi-scapes would be so fun to pull out of your kitchen cupboard in the morning and drink orange juice from....or whatever you want to drink from them.... I came across these glasses as I was browsing through Kitchen Critic.
I am an Idaho transplant living in the deep South of New Orleans. I am a full-time wife & graphic designer.
I am a master-mind at making lists of creative ideas but as of now I would need a stunt double to get them finished. If you're lucky you may see a few of these ideas pop up on my blog, Making Macy.