Friday, April 23, 2010

Awake My Soul

I love books. Who doesn't?(crazy people?)
shopping for books and getting excited about a good find is half the fun. The book smell in used bookstores, the smell of coffee in Barnes&Noble and Borders, ladders on the tall wall of books like in Beauty and the Beast, its magical. Though typically since I cannot afford the new $15 price sticker on books I make a note of ones I like and add them to my Amazon wishlist, which is now up to almost 300 ( only 100 are novels, the other 2 include craft/sewing books, travel books, interior design/architectural resouces, "coffee-table," and graphic novels.)
Even better than shopping for books is reading one so good that you are lost in it and completely unaware of your surroundings.
Currently I am reading The Ballad of West Tenth Street by Marjorie Kernan, I will let you know how it goes.

This is not a book to be tossed aside lightly,
it should be thrown with great force.
-Dorthy Parker

Have an enchanting day!

(P.S. click on pictures for their source)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

rest your head

Well today I have some Etsy finds, pillows. I love pillows.they are a great way to add style to a room, especially if you have a very plain, or (if you are like half the people I know my age in college) ugly/crappy couch from a thrift store or something, and you have a slipcover over it(or should), cool pillows are a fun way to take away from the couch (or add to it if you actually do have a cool one.)
Here are some of my favorites(in no particular order):

okay, this is not from etsy(and you have probably seen these if you are big on the blogs) but I love it so much. from Freshly Picked

color pattern from tuftlovefabric

ruffles(!!) from TheHomeCentric

who doesn't find mustaches adorable? SewLuckyGirl loves em

Pears! Target had a kitchen set about a year ago feature retro pears and I wanted it sssoooo bad, but I had not use for it then. my mom said one of aunt's used to have some in the 70s, I wonder if she kept them... well this PILLOW is from Ruthscrafts

owl+tree+pillow= 3 of my favorite things
thanks Petette

eco-friendly pillow! VelvetBean

chic flower pillow from PillowPallooza

beautiful silhouette from RaineStyleHome

these leaves sort of have an African look to them, or Hawaiian, goes for both. ask LittleSarahMartin

bows! I was searching for a good bow pillow and there were a lot of 'pretty' ones, but this is the cutest, from krcraft

I really like 2D black outlined flowers, I have seen a few purses with them this season, this is from Kainkain

another ruffle pillow. this one looks super soft, and it is eco friendly too. from missmosh

How can I have a blog about pillows without including Olive? Olive was one of the first shops I discovered on etsy and I have wanted one of her pillows ever since (yet to buy one though)
and how cool is this suitcase?

more Olive. The birdcage has always been my #1 favorite

I love the color combo of peacocks, and so does zillows

aww cute little robot. I bet this is the softest one you will ever meet. from Goldyfox

wootwoot! adorable owl from Aprilfoss

That is all I have for now, there are thousands (really, thousands) of amazing pillows on Etsy, all you have to do is look.

and I do not know about you, but I think my head is going to explode from all of my Tuesday night shows. Lost, V, and Glee (dear Glee, why could you not stay on Wednesdays?)

Have and enchanting day!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


I am an avid Netflix user, have been for a couple years now. I go through at least one movie a week. Here is what I recently watched:

(click poster to watch trailer)

I really wanted to see this when it came out in theaters last year, because part of the profit went to.....saving the animals...(?) but I sadly did not make it and I am just watch it for the first time this weekend.
Things I love from this movie that you will too:
-skiless skiing polar bears
-falling with style baby ducks
-beautiful, mind-blowing landscapes
-watching a monkey stuff his mouth with was many fruit-things as possible.
-birds of paradise! its not just a plant?
-I love elephants, my favorite, but that part just depressed me
-many other miraculous things

This is available to watch instantly right now. I really enjoyed this, it was like Devil Wears Prada, sans romance storyline and it was real! I was really upset about Grace's 20s spread being cut so much, I LOVED it. thankfully I looked up the photographer who inspired her and have his book in my Amazon wishlist (someday.....) I also googled back issues of the magazine(September 2007) and on amazon you can not get it for less than $100!!!!!! INSANE! I could kick my 16 year old self for not buying this.

In case you did not know, they are coming out with a sort of sequel of Earth, called Oceans. It comes out on Earth Day this year, April 22nd, which is a week from Thursday. I am going to see it!
welp, I was going to post the trailer but they disabled embedding(they are just being jerks aren't they?), so here is the link : Oceans, it is actually the "teaser trailer" but I love it, it is enough for me.

All for now
Have an enchanting day!

Sunday, April 11, 2010


My treasury picks made the front page of etsy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so excited and happy for the people who made sales. a couple of them had never sold anything before!
Most of this is in my shop now. A couple things I am going to stagger posting.
I am very happy with all of these

Have an enchanting day!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Color Me Neutral

Neutral is in even though it is the season of floral.
I made a treasury but it expires on Tuesday, and this....never does.
so here is what I found:

take a snapshot! manthropology

Aviation dress by THIMBLEandACORN (I am not only awed by this dress, but by the name of the shop! ssooooo cute! Peter Pan is my favorite disney movie)

vintage pecan cutout leather heels by DearGoldenVintage

Ruffles! I wish this vintage blazer from thelasthurrah fit me

upcycled fedora by ginchymillinery

If I were getting married, my bridesmaids would be walking in this dress by Nostalgia

whether for a party or to brighten(or tone down) a room, this garland by MaisyandAlice is a must have

can you saw aaaww. so sweet. the headband is from BannerBoutique

I want these on my feet! how adorable are they?
FromEarthToSky - she currently has not made a sale so show her some love!

I am sure we have all seen cabochons by now but I just love these four together. great photo.

jumpers!!very in, very cute. katemdot

check that beard! take me away sailor! ok but this is about the shirt, not the guy in it. cute little badger, in a suit.. and top hat...riding a bike?.... LOVE it! darkcycleclothing

incredible lighting. sweater from VonlenskaVintage

Check out this neutral room! I want it.
Tree wall decal from WowWall

simple, chic, vintage bangle from CacheJunkie

I love this photo! Sailboat sweater-vest from paiselyfacevintage

Elephants!!!! lovelovelove those African mammals, though have a place in my heart.
shirt from dahliasoleil

hope you enjoyed!!!
Have an enchanting day!

<3 Katelynn