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Urban Walls – Gimme Those Decals!

Urban Walls decals Urban Walls Decals


Urban Walls decals Urban Walls decals

Do you guys remember the metallic polka dots on my bedroom wall featured this past Summer on The Everygirl (scroll through the pics to see it)? I painstakingly DIY-ed the dots out of stubbornly flimsy metallic contact paper…believe me, it wasn’t an easy task to cut them perfectly round! I SO wish I’d known about the Urban Walls Etsy shop then. I recently came across this shop & have been dreaming up all kinds of ideas for where to use them in my house. I’m thinking about the black triangles for a wall in my bathroom…



Etsy Love {Miniature Rhino}

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Happy Friday, Lovelies! I hope you’re ready for a fun Spring weekend ahead!

How adorable are these Custom Embroidery Kits by Miniature Rhino?! I can see a million ways to gift/display/use these. For the crafty ones among us, you can choose from a ton of different colors and directions on how to create your perfect little piece of art. If you’re more into leaving the crafting up to the experts, you can combine any letters/names/colors and your embroidery will arrive at your doorstep in about 2 weeks.

How awesome would these be as a personalized wedding gift or just to say “I Love You”? I also think displaying all of your family initials with several pieces would be a cool way to build a family tree…



Having a Major {Pink} Moment

A Major Pink Moment by Miss Renaissance

{1.Heart Ice Cube Tray  2.Swimsuit  3.Pom Pom Headband  4.Painted Wooden Serve-ware}

Yesterday, while quietly browsing the Internet (aka online “window” shopping), I came across the above pictured swimsuit. This somehow threw me into a tailspin of hot pink! One click led to another, and next thing I knew I was elbow deep in all of this graphic, girly brightness. Maybe it’s the dreary Winter weather here in Chicago.

This stuff makes me so happy, I wanna thrown on the bathing suit, pull my hair back with the adorable headband, head to the beach & have some fresh tropical fruit out of the wooden bowl….all while sipping a cocktail with heart-shaped ice cubes floating in it!!!

Little much? K, have a nice weekend. Baiiiiii.


{Pink door image via Flick.}


The World’s still here…time for a 2013 Calendar Roundup!


Calendar 2013 Roundup

{Words to live by via Emily McDowell.}

2013 Calendar Roundup by Miss Renaissance

{Humor & simplicity via Yumalum.}

2013 Calendar Roundup by Miss Renaissance

{Quirky & cute animals via Loopzart.}

2013 Calendar Roundup by Miss Renaissance

{Hand-painted maple wood pages via Spread the Love.}

2013 Calendar Roundup by Miss Renaissance

{Bright colors & retro lettering via Yumalum.}

2013 Calendar Roundup by Miss Renaissance

{Limited edition abstract shapes via Leah Duncan.}

2013 Calendar Roundup

{No Calendar Roundup would be complete without Amazon’s Top 2: the awkward pre-teen amazingness that is One Direction, and Photographer Seth Casteel’s adorable Underwater Dogs!}

In this age of iCalendars/Blackberries/iPad Schedules etc, traditional paper calendars seem so old-fashioned, right? RIGHT! And that’s exactly what I love about them. The old-fashioned paper. The beautifully printed ink. Today’s handcrafted calendar options are not only scheduling devices that keep us on track, they’re also room accents & works of art.

Above are a few of my very favorites for the New Year. What are your faves?


{Images via Etsy & Amazon.}


Holiday Gift Guide {Part 1}


{1.Glitter Hair Ties  2.Glitter Stickers  3.Wrap Bracelet  4.Gold-Leafed Bowl  5.Sequin Clutch  6.Gilded Print}

The Holidays are getting so close….and with them comes the annual hunt for gifts. I love giving gifts, so for the next few weeks I’ll put together a weekly gift guide with some of my favorite things on the Internet.

This week, I’ll start with a few of my glam Etsy favorites (as we all know, my love for metallics & glitter has no limits.) I love handmade things, and Etsy is still the place for finding bespoke, hand-crafted gifts that are fun, creative, and affordable. Any of these pieces would be perfect for a girly white elephant gift exchange or for that fun girlfriend in your life!


{All images via Etsy.com}