Archive for February, 2011

February 27th, 2011 | Don’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover

I’m a horrible person for this. Maybe it’s the designer & typography nerd inside of me, but I tend to pick books based on the cover. Now don’t get me wrong, after initially being drawn to the book by the cover design I do read the back and that does come into my judgement as well… but often unless I have a book recommendation or I read about the book in a magazine I won’t investigate it myself unless it has a cover that appeals to me. So, recommend some for me! What’s a good book you’ve read recently?

Here are some of my favourite cover designs of books I’ve read, or want to read. I’m currently finishing up Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. Also feel free to add me as a friend on Good Reads!

Posted in Books, Design5 Comments

February 25th, 2011 | Weekly Etsy Picks Vintage Florals

Hello everyone! I’ve decided I’m going to start a new weekly segment which I’ll be posting every friday called Weekly Etsy Picks! I think the title is pretty self explanatory. Etsy is one of my favourite places to shop online. So without further ado, here is this weeks picks!

This I decided to do a theme, Vintage Florals.

Jennifer Lilly Vintage Dress

Vintage Floral Duffle Bag

Vintage Gold Etched Floral Bracelet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vintage Teacup Candle

Vintage Floral Tapestry Saddle Bag

 

 

 

 

 

 

Damask Covered Dress Form

Ivory Lace Necklace

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anyone who knows me well knows that I’m obsessed with patterns that most people consider to be ‘tacky’. Vintage florals are currently my favourite patterns. What’s your favourite pattern?

 

Posted in Etsy Picks, Fashion, Neat Stuff, Vintage1 Comment

February 20th, 2011 | Creamy Chicken Alfredo

A few nights ago I really wanted to have pasta for dinner, but didn’t have any pasta sauce. So I looked in the pantry at our soups and found Campbell’s Creamy Chicken Soup and decided to make a pasta sauce out of that and created this delicious meal. This recipe feeds 4-5 people, depending on the portion size, and is super fast, easy and most importantly tasty! (more…)

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February 14th, 2011 | Theit “thebossi” Camera Bag!

This bag is GORGEOUS. If you’re anything like me, you’re style conscious as a photographer and not just looking for functionality. This bag is perfect for any style conscious photographer, looking for the same quality, functionality and support of all those other DSLR camera bags out there (y’know, those ugly things). Unfortunately, its sold out and has a long wait list. The good news is you could win it!!!!

Theit "thebossi" Bag

There are several ways to win this lovely bag, and yes ladies of Canada this is finally a contest we can enter too!

1.Theit Page:  View the contest rules and how the enter over here. and save $50!

2. The daybook page. Visit their blog for contest rules, and information of how to enter!

The contest ends next tuesday, Feb 22 so hurry and go enter soon! GO GO GO!!! Good luck everyone ! My turn finally arrived and I just ordered my bag today, and will have it in March! Check out their webpage here.

Posted in A Day In The Life, Design, Neat Stuff, Photography2 Comments

February 13th, 2011 | Red Velvet Cupcakes and Butter Cream Icing

Red velvet cupcakes are one of my favourites. I recently made a batch, and decided to share the recipe!

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