April 28, 2011

Gifts for Mom

I just realized that I haven't posted any treasuries lately! Since Mother's Day is coming up and I'm seeing all these beautiful and romantic gift ideas, I may as well share the wealth :) and boy, is there a lot to share. Be prepared for treasury overload!

Single Cream Colored Bud Vase by cynthiavardhan

April 27, 2011

Ways to Stay Creative

Today I found this inspirational list (even though it was posted back in Feb.) but still applicable to so many creative types (like you and me :) Sometimes we get into a cycle and don't realize it until it becomes a rut. Hope this brings some insight into your life!

by Paul Zii on Tumblr

I, for one, need some rest. I've read about people who are refreshed after only sleeping 5-6 hours a day (everyday) and I am definitely not in that group. I can do 5-6 hours if I've slept 8-9 hours the day before, but I can't keep it up. I heard the older you get, the less you sleep need. I can't wait until I get to the age when I can get away with saying ridiculous things and get up for early morning walks at the same time :)

April 24, 2011

Sunday Linky Party #12 + Goodies

Happy Easter! It's been another wonderful week with many wonderful posts from last week :) I've been thinking of coming up with another name for the Sunday Linky Party, but haven't thought of anything good yet... any ideas? Maybe I'll keep thinking about it, and something will come up. I hope you're all having a lovely time celebrating, spending time with friends, hunting eggs, taking pictures with giant bunnies, or just sleeping in. Nothing like spending a nice relaxing day eating and crafting with friends :) Here are some ideas to get you started!

Always wanted your name in a stamp and in your own handwriting? The Crafty Cpa has the perfect tutorial for you! If you liked her vintage embroidery from last week, she has another one for you to make, here :)

April 20, 2011

How Many Sisters in a Happy Family?

How many siblings do you have? Perhaps just one sister? If that's the case, did you have a happy family life?

Apparently, a popular U.K. parenting site (Bounty.com) did a study surveying over 2,000 families with different combinations of siblings and made a list of the "Best to Worst Combinations of Kids" for a harmonious family life (via one of my fav websites, the Body Odd, click to read the original article :)

April 19, 2011

Chasing the Crayon

Anyone feeling particularly whimsical today? Well, have I got the fix for you. And by "for you," I also mean me as well! :) Check out these beautiful illustrations by Tracey Long.

Mr Perriwinkle on a Ram by ChasingtheCrayon

April 17, 2011

Sunday Linky Party #11 + Goodies

I just wanted to say, wow! Last week's posts were amazing! After another long week, here are some wonderful projects to get your creative juices flowing. I enjoy looking through every post to see what you've seen and done each week. It's so hard to choose which ones to post. Here's to another relaxing Sunday, I hope :)

I don't know if you've noticed but embroidered wall hangings are becoming all the rage (and are a little pricey too, for good reason!). Not only do they look cool and unique (and time-consuming), but they make great gifts and add personality to any space. Luckily, The Crafty Cpa has a tutorial plus an easy template for us to follow. Thanks Crafty Cpa! :) Check out her big bang pillow tutorial as well!

April 14, 2011

Sweet Mellowness

Are you feeling mellow and pretty today? :)

personalized ceramic FISH tile by karoart

Had a long day? Relax, time for some eye candy... then sweet sleep.

April 13, 2011

Can Being Happy Make You Forgetful?

Say hello to Cheery, my (dad's) hamster! Yeah, Cheery's not exactly a great name, but my dad had the honors and that was the best he could come up with -_- She's over a year now and sometimes I disturb her sleep so she can go sunbathing. Why did he get a hamster? Long story... that I'm not going to go over in this post.

April 10, 2011

Sunday Linky Party #10 + Goodies

Hi everyone! Hope you're all having a great weekend! I've been having a good one, not to mention that it's crawfish season, so my belly is happy :) There were a bunch of great posts from last week (as usual). I've noticed that some of the posted crafts can be combined to make one really awesome project! I'll try to categorize them in some way this time by putting the ones that would compliment each other together.

Romantic balls of love made by the talented Crafty Cpa! (Notice that she's a regular now? :) These clay balls are not too hard to make and would make a lovely Easter decoration, especially combined with:

April 9, 2011

Giveaway Winner! Photography by Jodi

Thank You Notecard Set by photobyjodi

Thanks to everyone to entered last week's giveaway! (To see the original giveaway post, click here). It's a great prize from a talented artisan, isn't it? Now then, the winner of the giveaway is...

April 6, 2011

Coffee and Donuts May Be Good For You

Most people are addicted to coffee, and not just in the morning. Many of us notice and chuckle to ourselves at the stereotypical police car in front of the donut shop. Everyone has their guilty pleasures, but what if your guilty pleasure (of a daily donut and coffee in the morning) is actually good for you?

According to an article on The Body Odd (one of my favorite sources of interesting information :), Spanish researchers have found that caffeine and glucose actually make you smarter. Apparently, the sugar-caffeine combo boosts your brain in terms of memory and attention.

April 3, 2011

Sunday Linky Party #9 + Goodies

Welcome to week 9 of the Sunday Linky Party! Who's ready to check out some great posts from last week? :)

I'm loving this bag! I seriously want one for myself :) The heart embroidery is amazing but you'll have to figure out how to embroider your own image. Check out The Crafty Cpa for how to make this bag for yourself!