Wednesday, August 27, 2008

"Let There Be . . . Paper Source!"

Folks, the clouds have parted and God has smiled down upon me. Nope, I'm not preggers. But, I have discovered that Charlotte is getting a PAPER SOURCE! Paper Source is my favorite place in the world. I have a weird obsession with them, actually. My wedding invitations were from Paper Source. I love handmade papers and I horde Paper Source's large sheets because it's too precious to make something out of. I mean if I used it, I would have to order more. (And don't get me started on the thrill of seeing the huge cardboard portfolio sitting outside of my door when I order from them.) But, now I don't have to get lost in Georgetown (as I did last month) or Boston (as I did last year) looking for my beloved Paper Source, because there will be one here in Charlotte! And it opens in November!

To celebrate, I might just make something out of the sheets of Japanese paper I've been hording in my office since my trip to the Georgetown Paper Source last month. (FYI- That beautiful Japanese paper above was the cover of my wedding invitations.)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Just So You Know.

This is not nearly as disgusting as I expected it to be. In fact, they are pretty tasty. I have now reached a point in my life where I am eating food from a can.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Home Envy

I am loving the flickr home shots from Bling On My Sewing Machine's Rachel Denbow. I wish Charlotte had better thrift stores, because I am totally envious of all the great finds. You can check out her etsy store, PonyParty, for a great selection of those awesome vintage finds. I wonder how she decides what to sell and what to use in her own home. If it were me, I'd keep it all!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Back to School

In the spirit of this post by midwest modern girl (love your blog!), I thought I would list of few of my favorite back to school items.I love this laptop sleeve by Etsy seller Janine King.

And this lunch kit, from Etsy seller Glue and Glitter, is totally adorable.

And these have been my favorite pens for the past few years.

What are your favorite items for back to school? (Or, if you're a grown-up, back to work.)

Monday, August 11, 2008

Trench Coat Dreams

I saw the new Richard Chai for Target line today and totally fell in love! Everything in the line is adorable, and I love this trench. I have no need for another coat, but this would be adorable with some dark wash trench jeans and flats. And, at less than $45, it's a steal! There are lots of other cute items available. But, like many other GO International lines at Target, they might sell out quickly.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Longer Than Expected!

So, that lull in posting was much longer than expected. My husband and I went to D.C. and Pennsylvania to see friends and family and then we brought my five-year old brother back to Charlotte with us. Wow! I now stand in awe of mothers. Constantly looking after a kiddo is a lot of work. We had a few craft times together, including pottery painting.

I recently got to visit the amazing Mary Jo's nearby. This place is incredible! It's basically just a huge warehouse full of all different fabrics. (Check out the very impressive store right here.) There was an entire wall of trim and another long wall of buttons. You can shop online from their site but, trust me, it's nothing like visiting the store in person. I could've spend hours (and a lot of cash!) there.

While at Mary Jo's, I picked up a few yards of this awesome Amy Butler fabric (for something like $6/yard) and am using it to redecorate my bathroom. My friend and I made a big cornice-like thing to go above the shower out of a huge sheet of foam insulation (less than $10!), some polyester batting and this fabric. I'll be posting pictures soon! I also have to post the "after" pictures of this awesome redecorating project as well.

Oh! And I just discovered that Mary Jo's has a blog, too!