Saturday, July 31, 2010

GIVEAWAY NOTICE!*

Just a last little notice letting you know to enter my giveaway! You can win some great stuff, so go enter. I'll be picking the winner tomorrow. ENTER
You can win so much. Be sure to tell your friends too. The more the merrier!
xoxo
Lauren

saturday special, living room

Phew its been an exhausting day, we're having company over for dinner, and I just went for a major long walk in the muggy heat. So today's Saturday special will be a little short.
This weeks room of the house is going to be the living room. click pic for source.
A cool phone like this? Definitely a must in my future house! Although I would be happy with a vintage one too.
This pretty little flower holder would be perched on my coffee table.
this would be my inspiration board, full of pretty pictures.
pretty little lamp. oh everything is just so pretty!
A definite must in my living room! I could handle more than one, but thats just me
A matching chair to my little light.
SO thats it for today. Dont forget about the giveaway, Im drawing the winner tomorrow! be sure to enter!
xoxo
Lauren

Friday, July 30, 2010

it just keeps getting better!

Yet another day of shopping, even better actually, than the last. I found the most AMAZING things. Let me walk you through my day.
First off we went to the used bookstore. It's so amazing in there, so many books I didn't know where to begin.
I came across a cute vintage looking Anne of Green Gables, which (call me crazy) I have never read. But I put it down when I found a book called "A girl for every season." Its kind of a how-to book full of random things and significant dates in every month. I learned how to make truffles, how to write thank you notes and so much more. All with a touch of humour to it!
I felt a little weird taking pictures in a used bookstore, it was so quite. But I though what the heck, life needs a little adventure, a little risk taking you know!
After that, we went to the consigned clothing store! Tons of fun.
Now to add to the pile of goodness, I got a scarf and some bangles, which I saw in we heart it and actually blogged it right here. So now I have a pair of my own!
So then we went to this incredible vintage furniture store, that this guy has been collecting for a while, he has everything from couches, to pots and pans, to orange typewriters!!!! Now brace yourself for the best part to come. I'm pretty sure I have a weakness when it comes to vintage sunglasses. Yes, I did buy another pair!
Aren't these so fun?
Don't you just love them?!! Today was such a good day. Maybe I should start a sunglasses collection. Although I would love to also have a vintage camera collection too! What kind of collections do you have?
xoxo
Lauren
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today with a twist!

Today's Friday Love has a bit of a twist on it. It's going to be an Etsy edition, so all of the things I love are off etsy today! Exciting no? You want sources? Click the pics.
Maybe my next purchase. They look so delicious and yummy.
Is this not the best wood sign ever? It would go perfectly in a little coffee shop. Yup I can see it right now.
Words cant even explain how beautiful this is to me. I think its just so gorgeous!
Then theres this adorable cowl. I love it because its so simple and pretty purple color. It would match my new hat!
This lady makes the most beautiful rings, for a very decent price. :)
Such a cute little sea turban. Day out on a boat, this is just perfect to hold your luscious locks in.
I've always loved and wanted a bird cage necklace, but never knew where I could find one. Maybe it'll be etsy one day.
This is possibly the best and most amazing thing I've ever seen on etsy! I WANT IT! to bad its sold. Someone out there is VERY lucky. I envy you.
We've reached the end of today's Friday Love, with a twist. hope you liked it! I love etsy!

xoxo
Lauren

Thursday, July 29, 2010

hidden beauty's

Hi everyone, so I'm back from my shopping extravaganza! Oh it was so much fun. I found some great stuff. Now you can be a part of the journey too!
I found this adorable purple hat for only 5 bucks! What a score!
AND my glasses arrived today! I love them, the colors are a bit different in the picture than in my hand, but still so beautiful.
Then wen hit the flea market/ consigned furniture store. Sadly this amazing chair didn't come home with me.
Behind a bunch of stuff I spotted this antique phone. Oh I wanted it so badly, but it was WAY out of my price range. After all it is in prime condition and is a genuine antique.

Tomorrow we are heading back out to hit a consignment store for clothes and then we are hitting the used book store. Great day today, and hopefully another one to come!
xoxo
Lauren

going to find some pretty's!


A while back I mentioned that I wanted to go to this vintage type flea market store with furniture and some really neat stuff. So that is exactly what I am doing today. Hopefully I will bring back some little things that I can show you. I'll be back in a while. I'm just heading out the door! I'll be sure to take pictures on the journey!
xoxo
Lauren

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

brace yourself!

This weeks theme is all about bracelets. Since I am a huge bracelet kinda girl, especially the hemp, macrame and friendship bracelets since you know I can make them :)
I just LOVE these bracelets.
I also love massive amounts of bracelets, I think they can really funkify your outfit!
Oh its heavenly. I want every single one of those.
And then there are the more meaningful bracelets. Which are good to have too.
beautiful bangles!
even the yummy and edible kind, I love 'em all!
xoxo
L
p.s. click the photo for its source!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Photography #3

Somehow, I cant manage not to take pictures. Its almost become second nature, to have my camera with me. These are a few of the best ones I've took recently.
apple blossoms.
quail. I had to lay on the ground for about 45 minutes until they could get near me, that's when I snapped this picture! and it was well worth it, he is so beautiful. This is why they are my favorite animal!
I'm not so sure what these flowers are called. but it is very pretty!
Playing with the ISO on my camera, turned out pretty interesting.
Another experimental ISO picture. Not bad eh?
xoxo
Lauren
p.s. is anyone doing project 365? I'm thinking of doing but having guilt of not finishing it.

Monday, July 26, 2010

some stormy weather. mainly made of yarn!

GIVEAWAY! FEW POSTS BELOW. DONT FORGET TO ENTER!
I have been crocheting up a storm, its been crazy. I've made 3 hats!
Two berets, and one, which I don't really know what to call. I think it was supposed to be a beret type of thing, but it didn't really turn out like that. The funny part, is, is that its my favourite. It reminds me of one of these hats.
I see similarities. Dont you?
This one I made without a pattern, so its a little sketchy, but cute non the less.
What do you think?
Dont you just love making silly faces. I know I do.
xoxo
Lauren

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Leather Feather Earrings DIY

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Here's your DIY for today. I'm pretty happy how they turned out. Feel free to ask me any questions in the comments below. (Just as a side note: I am aware that these look a lot like the ones from Rachel and Elsie's summer class, and I must confess that this is where I got the idea, but I am not taking there summer class and these instructions are completely how I would do them. But I don't take credit for the idea, just my instructions and how I would do it.) Thanks! :) Now where were we.
You will need: Leather, a feather template, earring hooks, pliers, scissors and a sharpie.
1: Cut out your feather template.
2: Trace your feather template. Twice.
3: Cut out your leather.
4: Make a tiny slit at the top of your feather.
5: Put your earring hook through the tiny hole, and close with your pliers. Make sure its going the right way, that's one mistake I made.
6: Now make a slightly curved line with a black sharpie (that's just my preference).
And there you go, some nice chic leather feather (that rhymes) earrings. And they only took, what..... 5, 10 minutes. So easy right!
Hope you enjoyed this little DIY!
xoxo
Lauren