a dropped call

I finally dropped my phone.  The one I don’t keep in a case.  Yeah.  It cracked, but lucky for me it was just the back.  I’ve been debating for too long on which case to call my own.  I really like these from Society6 through Urban Outfitters.  But I really, really like the idea of making my own, here.  The hard part is choosing which photo/artwork I would use.

i’d pin that…

Well I can’t help myself.  Do you use Pinterest?  It’s a place to catalog anything you can find on the internet.  And since I’m suffering from old-lady brain more than usual, I love having a space to keep all these wonderful things organized.  I’m not so much into the whole “following” thing.  But you can keep up with me and what’s catching my eye by clicking on that little red gizmo on the right that says: Pinterest.

sketchbook project: complete

The sketchbook project is finally finished.  Thousands of sketchbooks will soon start touring the country.  I finally completed my own, as well as Shannon put together a collaborative project of several bloggers.  After looking at so many other pages and books, I have concluded I’m just about the least creative and talented person out there…but I really enjoyed the process.

Here are a few of my pages:


the real *easy* button

I am a total visual person.  And because of this, I really don’t enjoy cruising on Craigslist because of the list-style layout.  I end up opening six thousand tabs and I’m really only interested in one or two things… if only I had been able to see the item before I clicked…  Enter Craigseasy —  the Easy Button for people like me.  It will change your boring old Craigslist page into a dreamy picture-heavy way to search for your future acquisitions.

It’s super easy to use.  At this website all you have to do is drag the easy button into your bookmarks (or toolbar for those of us who are a bit obsessive) and when you pull up the Craigslist page that you want, like say — furniture — then just click on your newly bookmarked easy button and watch the transformation!

(Just when I thought I couldn’t waste even more time on the internet!!)

{images from various craigslist posts}

group art

I wouldn’t consider myself much of a “group project” kind of gal.  I’ve got bad flashbacks of school projects gone awry.  Typically what happened is that my type A personality would take over because I didn’t want to have my name on something that I didn’t have full control over and of course no one was going to be able to do things the way I would.  Obnoxious, I know.

But I did, however, find a group project that I actually chose to join.  The Sketchbook Project is a unique collaboration of individual sketchbooks that will tour the country.  The catch?  Anyone can join and submit their book.  The day that Shannon posted about it, I immediately signed up and sent off for my own book.  Then a few days later she had the brilliant idea to collaborate with other bloggers and have us each create a page or two in one book.  I am so excited about both.  I received my book last week and have been staring at the blank pages for inspiration.  I love the accessibility of this project.  It’s for everyone from the professional to the amateur.  I hope I get to make it to Austin next spring to see it in person.