Monday, June 29, 2009

Apartment Therapy

Okay, so I have no idea how I want to decorate my new house (that is when we finally find one), but I'm discovering pieces here and there that call out to me (some in Swedish).

I love the color and style of these Ikea chairs.

And check out these stools from Design to Inspire.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Friday Favorites

I was an 80's child and along with Cindy Lauper and Madonna, Michael Jackson was one of my favorites. I had his tapes, practiced his dance moves and watched the Thriller video over and over, even though it scared me. While the grown-up Irene is sad about his death, I think the 5 year-old Irene is even more heartbroken. Here are some of my MJ faves.

I had to include some of the great covers...

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

In Stitches

I am an avid reader of craft blogs (hence "the studious crafter") and I am in constant awe of all the neat things that people make. Well, they have inspired me to acquire a new craft: Embroidery. Sublime Stitching offers hip patterns and starter kits for newbies like me. Also, you can find free patterns on Pimp Stitch. Wish me luck!


Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Dear Dad,
I know I wasn't always a good kid, so thanks for being a trooper.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Give a hoot!

My blogger friends Diana and Carly are collaborating on a giveaway.
Check out this cute owl pin...

And Keiko Lynn is giving away this beautiful necklace...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

And the award goes to...


Diana from Our City Lights was kind enough to give me 9 awards for my blog! *blushes* And it was her amazing blog that inspired me to start my own. I'm still learning but am thankful for all her support and everyone else who reads my blog.
(cue the music)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Lenka Love

I discovered Lenka at SXSW 2009 and fell in love with her music. She describes herself as the love child of Bjork, The Beatles and Burt Bacharach. Check out her music videos. They are quite unique (stop motion, papercutting, dancing tomatoes). Love it.

Trouble Is A Friend

Grow Old

This one has the dancing tomatoes...

The Show - Lenka

Monday, June 8, 2009

Apartment Therapy

Ever since the mister and I have started house hunting, I've been obsessed with interior design and decor. Therefore, I will have a few posts about apartment/house stuff. Here are a few prints that I enjoy.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Away We Go

Ok, so there's a new movie coming out this month that I'm pretty excited about. It's called Away We Go and it stars The Office sweetheart, John Krasinki and SNL's Maya Rudolph (she did the best Whitney Houston...Bobby B!).

It has a Juno feel to it (see poster), but I guess what's most appealing to me is that it's about people my age that are going through real life issues. I have trouble relating to Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey-like movies.

Also, the soundtrack features music by Alexi Murdoch, Bob Dylan, The Velvet Underground, and The Stranglers.

Watch the trailer. Go on.


Monday, June 1, 2009

Shop Update

This weekend I added new items to my shop. Apparently I was in a pink mood. My descriptions even include references to Molly Ringwald and Strawberry Shortcake. Who knows when I'll ever grow up.

This necklace almost made it, but my cousin snatched it up before I could post it.