July 31, 2009

Mikish

I found the cutest shop recently, Mikish. I was drawn to the art because the characters resemble Blythe dolls, and I adore Blythe dolls! I bought 3 postcard prints for $7.00. They arrived super fast, and are great quality. What more could you ask for?

Here's a card holder available in the shop:



Happy Shopping!
XOXO
Brandy

Flickr Friday

While I was browsing through our lovely Flickr pool today I found some pretty and unusual things. Jewelry made from lava rocks, edible bread that you can draw in, trees made of paper and fancy soaps.

1. Layered Amoeba and Lava Necklace, 2. slices_small, 3. family tree, 4. il_430xN.44319026

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July 30, 2009

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July 29, 2009

she's gone FRUITY!

oooooh, yummy!
from top left to bottom right:
buttermilk hollow, Essentials Boutique, Clover Hollow, Mrs. Gibson (alt)
gabriel's aunt, evalicious, K.B. Shimmer, ivy lane designs (alt)
Flourish Bath & Body, mystic fibers, Verre Encore, Enca (alt)
natural artist, misti aggie, A.T. Designs, pink lemonade boutique (alt)

*off to find an orange*
--yobo

Although some...

are flocking to the beach hoping to work on their tan, I am hiding in my air conditioned room not wanting to leave it even for a minute! Seriously, there's only one room in my house that is air conditioned and the rest of the house feels like this painting by angieskoskie (I'm not even exaggerating).


I can't wait for the Fall/Winter season.

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July 28, 2009

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July 27, 2009

Gone Bananas!

A few days ago I said I wanted to make banana bread so my mom picked up a huge bag of ripe bananas from work for $1. What a bargain! The bananas look like crap on the outside but are perfect with no bruises on the inside. So since then we have enjoyed banana chocolate chip loaf, banana milkshakes, banana pancakes, chocolate dipped bananas, fried bananas with ice cream, a plain banana and I even froze some. I seriously can't believe all the things you can do with bananas.

Peeled banana cellphone charm by PurelyPeach


Anyways, I just wanted to share the Banana Loaf recipe I used from epicurious.com in case anyone has ripe bananas and wants to give it a shot. It's so good!

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July 24, 2009

A little bit of green

from our flickr group!
Have a happy Friday!

1. Succulent necklace!, 2. Untitled, 3. kiwi_1, 4. Brooch (Broche)

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July 23, 2009

A summer time necessities.

Since Caroline is still on vacation (hopefully having a blast wherever she is!) and so it is my duty to bring you this week's vintage finds! It doesn't take a genius to figure out that hot summer days + cool drinks = condensation. So, unless you want to have or like having water ring stains all over your furniture you'll want to pick up some of these super cool coasters! I flipped through all 37 pages of vintage coasters. Only the best made the cut!

1. Tiny Wooden Cupboard Which Stores a Set of 6 Coasters from silocurb

2. Vintage Bamboo Butterfly Coasters from Sought

3. Vintage Coasters - Wood Bookshelf Esque from moxiethrift

4. Tennis Racket Coasters by thebestthings

5. Vintage 1970's Coasters from VintageStarrBeads

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July 22, 2009

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July 21, 2009

Why are there so many.....

Songs about Rainbows (and what's on the other side)?
it's because they're AWESOME, that's why!

from top left to bottom right:
TheGlassCrafter, WordDesigns40, mom2twogals, LindenAvenueDesigns (alt)
luxeminerals, dancinginthecircle, LittleMommaErin, ruffeoheartslilsnotty (alt)
jenmaestre, ilovehearts, mercyming, piril (alt)
evalicious, ivylanedesigns, mamarunwithscissors, CameraforKitty (alt)

*goes skipping off to the rainbows*
--yobo

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July 20, 2009

Sponsor Spotlight: Cybergirl5710

There's a gorgeous selection of fine art prints and cards in Sandy Belk's shop. Be sure to drop by and take a peek! Sandy is having a 20% off sale on her Photo Vignettes Line from now until the end of July! You might just find yourself ordering something to hang on your wall :)

5 under $5!

1. Strawberry Lip Balm by fairycute, $3.00
2. Petite Basket Weave Berry Bowl from fifthquadrant, $4.50
3. Moo Card Holder by DearSukie, $3.60
4. Large Marble Magnets by marblemadness, $4.00
5. Mini Journal by WhiteDragonPaper, $4.00

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July 17, 2009

Cake Maker's Cottage

Don't we all wish we could live in a pink house near the water, or is it just me? Apparently, Kim's Cottage Art also shares this dream of mine!



I love the cute little details in her work. The Kitchen-Aid mixer, kitty and pumpkins on the front steps, and the neat little package nestled under a polka-dot mailbox. Each time I walk by this print in my home--I smile. I have my eye on one of her winter scenes next.

Happy Shopping!
XOXO,
Brandy

Yellow like the golden sun

I don't know about where you are but it's been HOT HOT HOT here in Vancouver. I'm at my melting point. Enjoy these bright and bold picks from the flickr group!


1. Simply Flower Garland Lariat Scarf, 2. Sunshine Magnets, 3. Fuschia/Hot Pink Yellow & White Owl Shaped Brooch , 4. Yellow tang, 5. Yellow Food, 6. Mellow Yellow

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July 16, 2009

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Roar!

Have you heard about Roar yet? It's a ladies vintage and handmade clothing shop located in the UK. Jade Golding a university student at Plymouth University set up the website recently hoping to build it up. The shop carries a selection of clothing, shoes, accessories and increases their stock all the time. Don't steer away just because Roar is located in the UK! They ship internationally!

July 15, 2009

The Sunburnt Fool

owowowowowowowwww!
i have a sunburn! :(
(and i was wearing sunscreen!)
at least i'm not trying to smuggle 15lbs of pistachio ice cream out of a nudist camp though.....

from top left to bottom right:
JoyfulGirlNatural, GretchenKramp, hilariagalleries, LovingNaturals (alt)
nicki3, splittersplatter, BirdsBubbles, thebabykitties (alt)
mesilla, ShaynaPunam, shotofglass, TaraLeeJewellry (alt)
omshanti, valerievargas, bamasurvivalsupply, freshhandmade (alt)

*off to put more aloe on*
--yobo

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July 14, 2009

I heart you: steppie

Steppie has one of the cutest shops I've seen on Etsy! Adorable artwork featured on canvas, clothing, paper, and more! The playfulness in all of her product photos is just wonderful and gives us insight to what she as a designer wants to share with the world (killing you with cuteness).

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July 13, 2009

My baking addiction

Lately, there has been no shortage of sweets in my house! There's something about the summer time and having such a wide variety of fruits available at my disposal that makes me want to bake and bake and BAKE every recipe I can get my hands on. This is one of my favorite recipes that I make every year: Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake. It's moist and soft on the inside and has a sweet and slightly crunchy topping. Give it a try if you have a chance! It smells so good while it's baking.


Notes: I don't use a 9x9 inch pan because I don't like to eat huge chunks of cake. Instead I spread the batter out in a greased 9x13 inch pan and bake for approximately 25-30 mins at 350 degrees when it's done the crumbly topping is a nice golden brown color and you can do a toothpick test too. I add about a teaspoon of lemon rind to the batter for extra flavor when I fold in the blueberries. I don't include pecans because I don't like nuts in my cakes. You don't need to sprinkle all of the topping on if you don't want to. If it's too thick or you don't cut the butter small enough the topping will be crunchy.

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July 10, 2009

Flickr Friday:


I love these new additions to the Flickr Group!

1. silhouette lady summer jacket 1.1, 2. hel8_5, 3. Don't Forget!, 4. Feel It - Paper Tags, 5. sleep masks!, 6. Appletini

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July 9, 2009

A day at sea

Caroline our Vintage guest writer is on vacation this month so I will be taking over and posting in her place. I hope you enjoy my picks as much as you enjoy hers! The nautical look is so fun! I thought I'd put together a little outfit.


1. Vintage 70s NAUTICAL Stripe Secretary Blouse (SM) from revivalhouse
2. Straw Boater Hat from violetfolklore
3. Vintage Large Round Circle White Navy Striped Nautical Earrings from thepearlpoodle
4. Vintage Nautical Navy Blue Leather Pumps Great Little New Wave Italian Flats from posiesforlulu
5. SLATE Vintage Leather Convertable Scrunch Top Clutch Bag with Nautical Scarf - Hey Viv Vintage Purse from HeyViv
6. 60s Huge Oversized NAUTICAL Sailor Wheel Pendant Necklace from craftycrowvintage

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July 8, 2009

You better eat your veggies!

you don't want them to eat you!

from top left to bottom right:
lovethatvintage, PaperSymphony, theatticshop, SillyStringsNThings (alt)
pumpkintruck, blacksheepyarns, fruitsaladvintage, nutmegclick (alt)
WineSignsetc, jwhite2, rwalsh111, SurrenderDorothy (alt)
5gardenias, MyVintageAddiction, nimbleheart, stillettoRANCH (alt)

*off to eat veggies*

--yobo

Who knew a rock could be so cool?

Fusun Aydinlik the owner of zeustones resides in a small village located in Turkey where she collects beautiful naturally shaped stones from the Agean sea. Carefully, she cleans and paints all of her stones useing a variety of paints on each stone including acrylic, sketch marker, porcelain paint, archival ink, crayon, permanent marker, x-ray marker, coffee, berry juices, etc... She then signs, dates and seals each of them with the appropriate varnish. Each piece has strikingly bold colors and showcases Fusun's wonderful talent.

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July 7, 2009

Repost!

This is a repost from my other blog about a giveaway I am running to promote my Paper-n-Stitch shop. Please stop by and enter for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to spend at The Tiny Fig! The last day for entries is Friday!
This giveaway requires a bit of work on your part but it's easy and quick! I promise!

Details: Sign up for an account at http://papernstitch.com once you are logged in visit my shop and do TWO things: 1. click on the red heart so that it turns green and 2. leave me a comment HERE with your contact info so I know you were there. For a bonus entry, leave a second comment telling me what your favorite item in the shop is! It's as simple as that! Contest ends on July 10th and I will draw a winner on July 12th!

Email Finds: favorJewelry

I stumbled upon favorJewelry a few weeks ago while browsing through my emails. This sweet little shop is run by Monika Garner in her apartment studio located in Portland,OR. Monika aims not to follow the current trends but to create pieces that speak to individuals and showcase their personality. Everything in the shop is made to order allowing for each piece to be unique and one of a kind.

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July 6, 2009

If you're going on a roadtrip

for a few days be sure to bring these!


1. Passport Case by simbiosisbyjulia. If you're doing any cross-border traveling don't forget your passport!
2. Crayon Wallet by GetSassed. Something to keep the kids occupied.
3. Portland, OR - Black Jet Set Journal and 4 Area Code Notes by jetsetpapers. So you can make a log all of your travels.
4. Formation by brokesy. A nice comfy pillow for your passengers to rest their heads on until they reach the next pit stop.
5. Come on your suitcase is on the front porch... let's go from HannahBellaMemories. A place to store all your stuff.
6. Spring Rain Guest Soaps by SavonShoppe. A reminder of home or incase you don't like the soap at the hotel.

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July 3, 2009

Happy Friday!

I hope you all enjoy your 4th of July weekend!


1. Lepidolite Amazonite Sterling Herringbone Weave, 2. Down The Rabbit Hole Vintage Train Case , 3. blue flax 1, 4. Eco Friendly Posy Embellies

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Deliciously Sinful

This week's lovely feature is on artist, Andrea Kett. I was immediately drawn to her prints, and chose this one:



I know this will not be the last print I purchase. It is incredible in person because she sprinkles glitter on it! Please check out her: site and Etsy shop.

Happy Shopping!
XOXO
Brandy