free art!

do you have a blank wall that could use some sprucing up, but don't have tons of extra cash to spend on decorating? well then i've got the perfect solution for you!

feed your soul: the free art project was created by jen of indie fixx to spread positivity by making great art accessible to the masses. just go to the feed your soul website and click on downloads... every month, new art from some really fantastic artists is posted to the site... and did i mention it's totally free? :)

here are some of my current faves...



downtown chic.

downtown chic is the new book from husband-wife interior design team sixx design. cortney and robert novogratz started their business when they realized they had a knack for design after completely renovating their townhome in chelsea... now they make their living by turning run-down buildings into gorgeous and glamorous living spaces. they chose to name their business sixx design as a tribute to their six children... since then, their clan has grown to seven!

i was lucky enough to get my hands on a copy of the book, and let me tell you... it is gorgeous. it's chock full of beautiful and artistic photographs of cortney and robert's projects, homes, and family. it also features quotes from famous artists, designers, and writers to inspire you along the way.

downtown chic also has some really great advice for "designing your dream home, from wreck to ravishing." each chapter gives tips on how to achieve that effortlessly stylish look in your home, whether the look you are after is urban-inspired, country cool, or flea market chic.

cortney, robert, and their family are also going to be starring in a new show on bravo, called design sixx. for more information, visit the sixx design website, or click here to purchase downtown chic on amazon.



fashion finds... cut it out

{photo by tea_and_toast}

this week's fashion finds are live over at papernstitch... click here to see what i found this time around :)



etsy treasures

the other day i made an etsy treasury for the first time in a verrrrry long while... and it made the front page! yay :) here are my picks...

thanks to craftcult for the screencap.



hoon yoon

mixed media illustrations by hoon yoon. i just love all the colors and textures she uses, don't you?



zac posen for target

see the full lookbook here, and check for the collection at your local target starting april 25th!



we have all heard about the devastating earthquake in haiti and seen images of its people's suffering... the best thing you can do to help right now is to make a donation to help support relief efforts.

any amount you can give is appreciated. according to unicef, just $1 can provide a child safe drinking water for 40 days and a generous gift of $50 can provide 40 packets of high energy protein biscuits.

the unicef u.s. fund is absorbing all administrative costs so that 100% of every dollar donated goes straight toward helping people in haiti.

thank you so much for supporting my fundraising efforts... click here to donate.




in search of the perfect slippers

this time of year, my feet always seem to be freezing... so i'm constantly on the lookout for the perfect pair of slippers. these pairs score points for being cozy and cute.

1. these "simply slate slippers" are simply adorable. $18 from francine toukou.

2. classic moccasins are girlified with a pretty, vintage-inspired floral print. $14.99 from urban outfitters.

3. contrasting fabrics and a unique crossover style give these slippers feminine appeal. $25 from juju baju.

4. these hand felted merino wool slippers are almost too pretty to wear... almost. $70 from bure-bure.

5. my sister knitted me a pair of slipper-boots like these and they are super comfy and warm! these ones have pom-pom ties for extra cuteness. $34.95 from altrec.




fresh start

hello lovelies!

i wanted to apologize for being m.i.a. this week... with the new year here, i decided to take some time to reassess my situation and reorganize my home so i can have a totally fresh start. i'll be back next week with plenty of new posts... so stay tuned :)



fashion finds... sea & sand

happy 2010 everyone!!

this is where i spent new year's day... soaking up the sun at beautiful luquillo beach in puerto rico. now i'm back to reality (freezing temperatures and all), but still dreaming of the soft sand and calm waters of luquillo.

check out my first fashion finds of the year, inspired by the gorgeous colors of sea & sand.