Did I ever mention that my favorite food right now is asparagus? I’m simply in love with it and crave it every day. It’s always in my fridge. I know it’s not the greenest veggie, maybe in color, but not environmentally speaking since it’s imported from Peru (yikes!). I try to offset that by shopping locally as much as I can. Here are some small, d.i.y. vendors that I would purchase from. Introducing some great odes to asparagus on Etsy:
This crocheted scarf is asparagus colored. I guess It’s supposed to look like asparagus, but I’m not completely seeing that.
via rogue pickle
Here’s another piece of veggie apparel I would sport around town. An asparagus shirt is all I need to confirm my place in the coolest and hippest of social circles. Well, maybe not, but I can’t exactly contain my excitement.
Moving on to some prints I expect to put in the kitchen of my much dreamed about farmhouse.
This one is kinda cheating, but I like the balance it provides.
via leaf print studio
This final one is my favorite. I mean, it’s called Asparagus Love, which I didn’t realize was the subject of this post until I started writing it. But look how loving and cozy these asparagus look. That has to be one of the weirdest things I’ve ever said – vegetables being cozy. Regardless, I’m quite charmed by this one. Something about it makes me think of my the way I feel when I’m with best friend.
via butterfly food
I’ve been obsessed with prints lately. I’m considering taking a class, so I can make my own.
Ferris Wheel Linoleum Block Print via Nydam Press
I’ve recently had a desire to have a map or globe somewhere in my house. This might just be the right one.
Print World Map Medium Grey 8 x 10 via the big harumph
Another underwater animal print. This one is by far the most unique one I’ve seen.
Viperfish via the big harumph
This one would be a cute holiday decoration.
Reindeer Runs in the Wood via Chasing the Crayon
I’m such a sucker for tea art.
Teapots and Saucers via Virginia Kraljevic Illustrations
The best part, all of these are under $20. I love it.
There’s so much great stuff on etsy. I could spend years browsing through the site and creating wish list after wish list.
It’s the weekend. I’m very excited and relieved. I’m going home this weekend to spend some time with my parents and the beau’s family. Perhaps most importantly, I’m going to see Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba show. His parents are taking us. It has been something I’ve wanted to see since I was sixteen. Seven years later, I’m finally getting my chance, and I couldn’t have asked for a better person to spend it with. Since I’ll be having a blast this weekend, I hope you will too. Here are a few fun things to remind you it’s the weekend. It’s time to have fun!
I absolutely adore these cute knitting-inspired cupcakes. It’s the time of the year to start knitting again. Also, any time of the year is the perfect time to have cupcakes.
The best part about these darlings? They’re vegan!
via Vegan Yum Yum
I’m certainly not claiming any originality on this next one, because these images have been all over the blogosphere. But you need to see the new ikea cookbook Homemade is Best.
Carl Kleiner is the photographer and Evelina Bratell is the stylist for this new style and design concept. Say goodbye to the text heavy books of the past.
I have a few gripes about this, because I’ve made cinnamon buns many times. My kitchen never looks like someone has set up my food for a photo shoot. It’s more like my food processor exploded. They’re gorgeous bits of food, sure. But the true test of any great cookbook is taste.
I stumbled across Helena Sundin’s paintings a while back and never mentioned them. How pretty, from her Antarctica Series.
via Helena Sundin
My friend Caitlin over at Hernando House made a cute lamp out of a vase she found at Target. It’s beautiful.
via Hernando House
Even though I adore perusing the art section of Etsy, I don’t have any art in my house. I have kitschy estate sale decor in my kitchen, but that’s about it.
I feel like I encountered these cheery paintings from Angela Vandenbogaard (@ Jellybeans) a little late. They feel like spring and it’s almost fall. The low this weekend is going to be 66 degrees. What? I must have heard that wrong.
I’ve had a love song in my head all week. What about you?
Oh, how fun. I’d love to bathe in a cupcake.
One of my favorite things about my house is that I can usually see fireflies from my back porch.
This one is quite beautiful.
Angela also has a blog that I subscribe to. It has the occasional recipe and keeps me up to date on new shop items. I think the reason why I don’t have any art in my house is because I could never decide which pieces I like the most.
I hope everyone has a great Thursday. I’ve been rather moody this week because I’ve been putting in lots of overtime at work. But I woke up today without a care in the world. I think it has something to do with my new kitten, who wakes me up at 3 a.m. to snuggle my face.
Happy Friday all. Here area few things to start your weekend off pleasant.
Amy Kligman’s new acrylics are beautiful. I love the patterns and that weird feeling that I can relate (I hate to say things like “I can relate to art.”) Her new series is Thoughts Before Sleeping. Thanks to DesignforMankind for the heads up.
This peplum skirt from PSIMadeThis is absolutely darling. She made it out of a curtain. I hear about these repurposed curtain projects (very sound of music-esque) but I haven’t been able to find a cute and lightweight curtain fabric.
This guy at Manhattan Nest redid an ikea frame and made this
It’s gorgeous. And cheaper than similar beds of that style. Check out his tutorial.
[edit just found this two hours after original post] I have to remember that things like outer space exist. It’s so easy to forget about it. Check out this lovely photo gallery of The Summer’s Sexiest Images of Saturn.
Looking for colorful inspiration? You should check out ColourLovers. It’s sort of aimed toward the computer crowd (with RGB mixes and Hex codes) but it is still a good source to break through that creative block. To start, pick a color and search their pallets. They’ll provide cute color mixes to work with. I have an awful eye for complementary colors. I find this site very helpful.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. The in-laws are coming. I can’t wait. <3