Monday, December 14, 2009

Interior Inspirations: Coastal Christmas

Need a little design inspiration for Christmas? I know I do!! One of my favorite blogs, A Life's Design has some great inspirational shots of coastal Christmas decor! I especially love the starfish used to glam up this wintery table! Go check it out!

From A Life's Design

Friday, December 4, 2009

Cupcake Garland

Love this fabulous idea for garland - cupcake liners! Definitely a must for my next cupcake swap!!

Found on 100 Layer Cake

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Dozi Blog Giveaway!!

Recently had the opportunity to review a product (see the darling hedgehog above) and give away one to one of my lucky readers as well!! How awesome is that?! This little guy will bring instant cheer to any dreary desk, happily holding your paperclips OR perch him along side your sewing machine to pin down those persnickety needles and safety pins! I haven't quite decided where my little guy is going to reside quite yet. He (yup its a he) camped out on my desk yesterday holding my stock of hardly used paper clips but I am going to see if I could put him to better use holding my safety pins at home. Currently they are in a bowl that I keep knocking over and spilling hundreds of pins all over the floor. (which I've done like three times now - arg!!)

Now on to how to score your own Alessi Paperclip Holder!!

Giveaway Alert:

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This giveaway ends on Thursday, December 17, 2009 at midnight.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Custom Curtain Inspiration

Having moved in the spring of 2007 you'd think we'd already have all our windows outfitted with curtains right? Sigh. No.

We've slowly progressed with our curtains - first we found a steal for the windows downstairs, then we splurged for blackout curtains in our bedroom and we're left with a good 5 windows left in the landing and two spare bedrooms.

I am thinking about just sewing up from fabric I like instead of searching and searching for the right ones on sale. I really love these sewn tie-up curtains from Making It Lovely! So lovely!!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Pretty Paper Wreath

Will be posting details about my awesome new giveaway here early next week - to start the week off right and to catch anyone who avoids blogs on the weekends/holidays! I promise!

But, to tide you all over till then! Here's an awesome craft idea from Living w/ Lindsay that will have you all running to the craft store - at least I know I will be!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A Giveaway is Coming!

I'm very excited to announce that a great opportunity for a giveaway have come along! In conjunction with your one-stop online shopping mecca, which stocks amazing items from the German retailer Vitra. is providing me and a lucky winner with a darling little hedge hog Alessi Paperclip Holder!

Details about the giveaway to come - stay tuned!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Interior Eye Candy

Gorgeous interior decor eye candy for you to feast your eyes upon!

From Brilliant Asylum

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Car Moebel Inspiration

This makes me want to move to Germany...pout.

Found on Decor8

Monday, November 2, 2009

Wonderfully Whimsical Workspace

Who doesn't wish their workspace was as wonderfully whimsical as this? Andrea from Every Day Beauty really has a gorgeous workspace and so well organized! Love how everything matches her style to T.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Lavender is Lovely

Lavender is lovely especially when you make it pop against cool and stunning whites!

From Seasonal Decorating Post at Decor8

Monday, October 5, 2009


Been posting my design inspirations more regularly on Tumblr...with the intention of putting it on this blog eventually - but alas this has not been the case.

Love tumblr! Go check it out!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Lovely to Look At: Pacifica Perfume

Lovely to look at and lovely scent to boot! I came across Pacifica products at Borders of all places, but love the Tahitian Gardenia solid perfume. It fits easily in my purse, won't spill or leak and just a little dab at my neck and wrist is all that is needed for this strongly scented perfume. I love it! What first drew my eye though, of course, was the packaging and design.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Fancy Fabric Fetish

Do you have a fancy fabric fetish? I do.

Yeah, this fabric from Cicada Studio - makes me swoon - but at $68 a yard. :( Ain't gonna happen anytime soon.

Friday, September 4, 2009

the icing co Branding & Website Design

Client: Katy Smith and Katie Sebahar of the icing co. - Indianapolis, Indiana

Objective: Branding and website design for new cupcake/bakery.

Products: Logo, letterhead, business cards,  Facebook fan page, Twitter background, brochure and website.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Tutorials are Fabulous

Love learning new tricks and shortcuts in Illustrator!

Here's one you gotta go check out!

How to Make a Wavy Edge Using the Transform Tool

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Reader Help!

I'm helping Candace at Frugal Indy design a button for her blog.

Which one do you like best??

Leave a comment on her test blog telling us your favorite!

Click here to help us choose!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Eye Candy for the Day

You can always rely on Cafe Cartolina for refreshing images and inspirations!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Choose Joy Print

Lovely prints from Etsy artist evajuliet at an easy $22.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Indiana Exposure on Apartment Therapy

Browsing through my blog posts I stumbled upon these charming photos from inside a darling bed and breakfast - taking a second look at the blog post title I was more than a little shocked to see that the post was about a Michigan City, Indiana location! Cool!

From Apartment Therapy - Green

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tropical Table Top

Ahhh....I am LOVING this tropical table setting. May have just inspired me to dig into my jar of seashells to spruce up our outdoor table one of these nights - if we ever get to eat outside again - it has been one odd summer here in Indiana. Cold and raining at the moment - ugh.

From the Design Republic

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Stache Bash: Manly Birthday Party Idea

I am loving this idea for a manly birthday party - that allows for a little design to sneak in along with the beer and brats! ;) Visit Twig and Thistle for full party details, pictures and even a downloadable PDF template!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Sunday, June 14, 2009

A Pattern for Poufs!!

Awhile back I posted about these gorgeous knitted floor poufs and how much I wished there were a pattern so I could knit one myself! Well, guess what? I found a pattern!!

Craftzine, those clever bloggers, found these gorgeous poufs and patterns to boot!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Identity Design: ISHA

Identity design and promo piece I've done for the student chapter of an association I work with.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Beachy Escape

Eye candy for the day! I love how the lounge is made from what looks like painted wooden pallets with a mattress on top. So charming with all the natural elements - the stumps for tables, the branches for the awning - lovely!

Found on Poppy Talk

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Cupcake Cheer

Here's a little card I designed awhile back and just happened to come across the image here recently and thought I would share - so cheerful! Now I want a cupcake! :)

Charley Harper Coloring Book

Even to make any design-loving mama swoon!

Found on Baby Gadget

Monday, June 1, 2009

Lemongrass Photography Branding

Client: Jessica Limeberry of Lemongrass Photography - Indianapolis, Indiana

Product: Branding, cd inserts, letterhead, business cards.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

Gathering Inspiration

My husband and I are refabbing a old dining room table into a patio table. We were going to inlay tile on top of the wood surface, but with a little research we are now worried about that idea.

I am now sorta inspired to paint it white or a combination of white and blues and greens for a beachy feel.

What do you think?

Monday, May 11, 2009

Now Panic & Freak Out Mug

More Keep Calm paraphernalia available at Pedlars! Loving this mug!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Interior Inspirations

Swoon! Need I say more?? Why can't my living room look like this??

Found on Decor8

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Joys of Nature

Image from Oh Joy!

My allium isn't coming up this year. Pretty bummed about it actually. I was smart enough to save the old flower - looks just like the pic above. Lovely!

Maybe it was a bulb I was supposed to dig up bring in...hmm?

I love alliums in bloom and otherwise!

Monday, May 4, 2009

You Are the Cream in My Coffee Print

This delightful print would be a perfect addition to my office- though I am not a coffee drinker - I just the right blank wall for it now that things have moved around in my office. We moved a filing cabinet to fit in a new desk! And now I stare a pretty blank wall. :( Need to fix that!

Found on Decor8

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Tote Inspiration

Image from Cicada Daydream

Getting all sorts of crafty inspirations as of late! Here's the latest sewing project that has me itching to stitch. A lovely tote from the crafty blogger over at Cicada Daydream. I love the colors - I love the simple design. I love it! Can't wait to get home and sew!!! I have a few birthdays coming up and this is exactly the push I needed to get crafting!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Dandy Dandelion Design

Sorry for the lag of posts - been busy with a fabulous freelance project for an amazing photographer I know - will post more about that later! :)

Now on to a little inspiration for the office. I'm loving this cheerful yellow dandelion design from Galison - the perfect thing to cheer things up a bit. You can purchase all sorts of products in this lovely pattern including this file tote, a memo box and a journal.

Check it out at Galion!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Infinite Inspiration Resource

Three Potato Four has to be the best little online shop ever. With a vast collection of goodies ranging from antiques and tableware to pretty prints and more! I'm loving this flock print - an easy $35.