ah, wanderlust: dreamy vintage luggage

Sigh. Doesn’t this luggage from GetReadySetGo make you dream of vacationing at some great places?

Like taking a safari…

Upcycled Vintage Train Case

These messenger bags make me want to travel to Italy, or anywhere in Europe, really.

Vintage Dijon Mustard Yellow Messenger Bag

Upcycled Brown Vintage Messenger Bag’

I would love to take this on a fun seafaring adventure.

Upcycled Forest Green Train Case Luggage

Or maybe just take a trip to grandmother’s house. It may be boring, but at least you’ll have some attractive luggage.

Vintage Cream Suitcase Set

The owner of the shop has a blog you might want to check out.

celebrate pillows!

I strongly believe there are two types of people in this world: those whose lives would be adversely affected if pillows didn’t exist and those whose lives wouldn’t. If pillows disappeared today, you can bet I’d be in a perpetual state of crankiness. I’m a pro lounger. I like to lay on things, especially pillows, or drape them over me in a “I’m going to hide from my problems” type of way. I like to nap on my couch with a pillow on every side.

My boyfriend is the other type of person. Beware of these people – the pillow haters (and by extension life haters, puppy haters, and cupcake haters). He thinks they’re extraneous fluff in life.

Today is the day to celebrate the pretty pillows in your life, or at least the ones you wish were in your life. Appreciate the things that make your day comfy, relaxing, and soft.

Go team pillows!

My bestie pointed this one out.

Turquoise Dandelion Pillow by MaDahms

It seems like owl pillows are everywhere.

Owl Pillow by Pink Bunny Patterns

I’m a sucker for anything under the sea.

Burlap French Whale Pillow by Sam

Coffee is my favorite thing, so it makes sense to have it in pillow form.

Brazilian Coffee Bag Pillow by Habitation Inc

This pillow is breathtaking. I love the fabric and the colors are great. Plus, love geography.

Map of the Earth by Vintage Jamie

More under the sea gems. This one is made with hand felted Australian Merino wool.

Screen Printed Squid by Olof’s Daughters

Have a tea party on pillows?

Leivos by poimiakukkia

How do you like your pillows, er, eggs?

Sunny Side Up Pillow by diffraction fiber

I feel very silly today.

Which type of person are you? A pillow lover or hater?

dino love jewlery

It’s no surprise that I love dinosaurs. I have a tattoo of an apatosaurus on my calf. But really, I’d like to take it up a notch and deck my body out in dinosaur bling.

like these over at verameat:

dino love bone – the description says “worn by Miranda July.” I knew I loved her/this necklace/both.

For the water-loving vegetarian:

Elasamasaurus Lochness

And for the hungry carnivore:

dino love

Oh, but woe is me, what a hefty price tag. Hello, etsy [warning, i may have gone a little overboard.]

natural history dinosaur earrings

t-rex skull pendant necklace

triceratops hair pins

darling dinosaur necklace

triceratops brooch [what a great brooch!]

vintage t-rex necklace

gold apatosaurus

As you can see, I’m quite the enthusiast. What do you think? Are the etsy finds a similar cheaper alternative? What ones would you wear?

Also, verameat has quite the selection of monster, vampire, and animal jewelry, and it’s all magnificently done.

valentine’s day already?

Well, I guess it’s a month away. I am hyped to share some not so average cards with you. They’re all handmade, so less Hallmark-consumer stuff.

Free download of these at Bunny Cakes.

The one thing I’d like to see more than an otter is a cupcake.

via erinaellis

I swear one day I’ll do a romantic hot air balloon ride.

from twoguitars

Because I freaking love dinosaurs!

from OrangeTwist

For the cynic.

from JulieAnnA

This whale in the clouds is so pretty.

by LittleBeaStudio

Ah! What’s to say? I llove llamas!

by papermenagerie

And finally this one…

I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw it. It’s like someone has been listening to my conversations. Is this too much? Cheese alert. The beau and I don’t say “I love you.” Instead we saw “Olive You.” I guess we’re not so original.

from TheMadStamper


lovely, warm yarn things

There’s been a lot of yarn in my house lately. The cats are going crazy. I don’t know how they can open drawers to get at it. I’ve tried my first hand-stitched embroidery [pics to come], and I’ve got some crochet and knitting supplies strung about. I like to pretend I’m good at these things. If I were any good at needle craft, knitting, or crocheting, I’d make these things, instead of spending [or dreaming of spending] the money on etsy.

This cowl that can wrap around as a hoodie. It comes in all sorts of colors, but I really like the burnt yellow/green look.

via The Nature of Mary Jane

Ah, these legwarmers look so cozy and cute. What do you think? Would you wear them?

via ginaminda

This versatile shawl can be worn multiple ways.

via denizgunes [she has tons of great stuff]

Ready to stay warm?

jars of happiness

It so happens that I’m in a long distance relationship with my two best friends. And when they’re upset or hurting, having a bad day or broken hearted, I just feel awful that I can’t be there to console them.

What better way to cheer someone up than with freshed baked goodies? Meg’s Creations in a Jar are “layered with love.” She makes cookie mixes, soups, cupcakes, brownies, and pies. Since they’re in jars, you can ship them anywhere.


How pretty are these pies?

And when your long-distance loved one is feeling under the weather, send them some soup.

Loaded Baked Potato

Your friends will be feeling better in no time. <3