swoon: Bee Things Tea Towel

I stumbled across Bee Things last year at the etsy Dallas Jingle Bash and fell in love with all of their stuff – especially their tea towels. They’re the perfect accessory to spruce up a kitchen without breaking the bank, right? Right!  More can be found here. Enjoy. Cheers! Kristi

swoon: dictionary paper wall art & cardboard trophies

all images from the Roccoco Co Etsy Store

It feels like spring here today and the first sign of warm weather always makes me want to clean house and get organized.  Lately I’ve been feeling like the art in my house feels tired (or maybe I’m just tired of it) so I’m thinking of updating the gallery wall in my living room and I’ve been shopping for prints.   I already own two prints from the Etsy store Rococco Co and I am thinking of purchasing a few more.   I love these botanical and animal illustrations on vintage dictionary pages.

image from cardboardsafari.com

I also just ordered a new Large Buck from Cardboard Safari and I can’t wait to put this together and hang it on the wall.  I’ve had their micro buck in my house for the last few years and I finally decided that it was time to purchase the big one.  These cardboard animal trophies are a fun and animal-friendly nod to this home decor trend.  I’m also thinking of spray painting it hot pink, what do you think?

I’ll be sure to post some pictures of the wall once it’s done.  In the meantime, let me know if you have any good sources for art or tricks for updating a gallery.



swoon: Salt Air in my Hair

I stumbled across fabulous illustrator Katie Daisy of Wheatfield a few weeks ago and fell in love with this saying. There’s nothing like sitting on the beach, soaking up the sun and smelling the salty sea air. Luckily, I’m heading to the coast of Guatemala next week for some R & R time and am definitely looking forward to “Salt Air in my Hair.” More illustrations by Katie can be found here. Cheers! xo Kristi

stitch: Sewing Inspiration

Many times when starting a new sewing project, I’m guided by various patterns and art I find on the interwebs. For instance, I stumbled across illustrator Melanie Mikecz on pinterest a few months ago and was blown away by some of her work.

Specifically, I think this print is an amazing pattern for a quilt and rest assured, it’s going to be my next big project. Don’t worry, I’ll keep you guys posted on how it goes. I have a feeling there will be quite a few trial and errors. To view more of Melanie’s work, please click here. Cheers! xo Kristi