Happy Friday!

No, Friday This + That today as I've been busy all week working on side projects and cleaning the house in preparation for Chinese New Year (it's on Monday, January 23 this year). I leave you with these Instagram photos of an amazing meal I had at Bottega last weekend with my girlfriends. Yum! Wish I was still in Napa! Hope you have a great weekend and Happy Friday!

Friday This + That

Working from home today and was completely thrown off from my regular routine. This post is a little late today but I still wanted to wish you a happy Friday and leave you with some goodies! Have a great weekend!
1. Moonrise Kingdom is probably on everyone's minds and blog today, mine included. I cannot wait to see the movie!
2. An adorable DIY suede bow ring I came across while doing some research for a freelance project.
3. Earl grey hot chocolate. Um, yes!
4. I think my fridge could use some hip Instagram magnets.
5. Loving these giant Valentine's day balloons. They would sweep me off my feet...literally. via ohjoy
6. If you are an Eames fan, this film is a must-see. Thanks Thu for the DVD!

Martha Stewart + Avery Labels

Martha Stewart and Avery labels teamed up and produced a fantastic collection of labels and such for the home office. I'm so ready to have an organized house full of labeled jars and electrical cords!

Watercolor Thank You Cards

 Working on some watercolor thank you cards. I received so much love on my birthday last month...now it's time to tell my friends and family how grateful I am. These simple cards are made using ivory cardstock, yellow watercolors, and a "thank you" stamp.

Friday This + That

The first Friday This + That of 2012. I'm hoping to stick to a more regular blog schedule this year. One of many resolutions that I hope to keep. Happy Friday, friends!
1. Love the idea of keeping a memory jar with my family...a great way to remember the year's events. (Stumbled upon Jaden's blog when my friend posted this chicken rice recipe...yum!)
2. Stackable horseshoe rings by Lila Rice. I'm in love.
3. I saw My Week with Marilyn last night and I was mesmerized by Michelle Williams performance.
4. So envious of all the amazing thrifted finds by Old Brand New.
5. I finally got around to watching this murmuration video...nature is so amazing and beautiful.
6. Dawn Gardner's collages make me want forget everything, pick up my scissors and glue, and cut and paste.

January Mix

A new mix for a new year, courtesy of Ben. Enjoy...
1. Walter Sobcek- Miami (Kido Yoji Remix)
2. Benny Sings- Each Other
3. Etienne Daho- Week-end à Rome
4. Ben Browning- I Can't Stay
5. Scenic- Kelly Watch the Stars (Air Cover)
6. Poindexter- Light Years
7. Sugarglider- Could've It Been Me? (Demo)
8. Benny Sings- Big Brown Eyes (Version Entendue Sur Nova)
9. James Blake- The Wilhelm Scream (Poindexter Remix)
10. St Lucia- All Eyes On You
11. Goyte- Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra)
12. Destroyer- Leave Me Alone
13. Dreams West- Nu Age

Matchbox Makeover

Happy New Year friends! Hope you had an excellent holiday and a good start to 2012 so far. I wanted to kick off the year with a very easy tutorial...a matchbox makeover!
A standard box of matches isn't so pretty to look at, especially if you have one sitting next to a fancy candle in your bathroom. So if you're having a Martha Stewart moment  and a have a few of the supplies below, get crafty and make some happy matchboxes!
Hope you enjoyed this. Happy crafting!