I made lasagna the other night, and this Rao's sauce is da bomb. It is the next best thing when I can't get my fix from my sister-in-law Holly's delicious homemade marinara. What is your favorite store-bought sauce?
I keep a stash of my favorite wedding invitations that I have received over the years. Jacob an old fellow design student/friend got married to Tysha last year and I just loved what he designed. I wish I could show you this one in person, up close, it is beautiful. Check out his other design work, it is awesome.
Have you seen this clever music video by Matt Costa? I love et. It inspires me to want to take a trip to San Francisco. Any suggestions of where to go?... what to do? Thanks for the introduction Angela. (image from Rolling Stone)
Time for another giveaway! Have you seen the nifty little Flip and Tumble bags? These compact and reusable bags are super convenient, and green. They roll up into a packaged ball, so you can take 'em anywhere. See how it works here.
To enter and win your very own bag, just leave a comment on this post by Sunday March 2nd, and one winner with be selected randomly. Thanks Flip and Tumble!
Along with collecting paper ephemera, and stamps, I like to collect money. (Perhaps this idea came from my mom, because she has quite the European money collection.) Whenever I travel outside of the U.S. I have this little checklist of #1: get stamp in my passport (even if they don't do it regularly, oh I've got some great stories about foreign consulates) #2: pick up some local paper currency and #3: find some local stamps.
Like stamps, money is a unique way for countries to express their culture, art, and nationalism, and it is usually done so incredibly beautiful. Look at these gems that my friend recently brought me back from Cambodia. He brought lots of various kinds and even some that aren't supposed to exist. Thanks Gavin! I have found this shop on ebay a fun place to peruse.
I did not watch the Oscars but heard that Marion won best actress. Yah! I talked about her briefly here, and her dress above (worn at another event) is quite lovely. She seems to be so sincere and charming, which is very refreshing.
Here is another interior space with some personality, after seeing this, I am thinking that I want to paint some of my walls dark gray, it is very fresh and moody. via What a girl needs. (Photos : Bo Bedre)
A while back, I posted about Tracey Bush's butterfly art and it has been lingering on my mind ever since. So... when I saw this great butterfly project over at Ali Edwards' site I decided maybe it is time to get a little crafty. Perhaps, I'll give it a whirl this weekend. She explains all the details of how to create it here.
I meant to talk about Essimar much earlier, because she is down-right A - mazing. She creates handmade delicate collages with precision, and beauty. See more at her website, her etsy shop, and her blog all very creatively inspiring.