I'm loving the Stella Artois 4% "La Vie Tres Smooth" campaign by Mother. Super fun retro loveliness! Check out the vids and check out Mother's website here. (found via Allan Peters)





These letterpress prints are absolutely gorgeous. They are for an artist collaboration project called Wilkintie, started by Carly Hargreaves and Niels Oeltjen. You can see more amazing prints on the Wilkintie website and etsy store. The pieces above are:
1. "Rolling Contrivance" by Merijn Hos
2. "Circus" by Chamo
3. "Nature Walk" by Tim Biskup
4. "Forever Friend" by Cody Hudson
5. "Rabbit" by Klaus Haapaniemi





Check out these amazing bird brooches by jenny mccabe of Yarn Soup. They are made from layers of dyed fabric that are freehand machine embroidered. So darling. I'll take the owl in the first or second pic please! See more wonderful work in the Yarn Soup etsy store or on jenny's blog.





I'm currently obsessed with rabbits (mostly because they've been running around like crazy outside my studio window) so I was super excited to see these gorgeous watercolor paintings and prints by Kyoko of Rachel's Cabinet. The silhouette one on the bottom is my fav! See more in the Rachel's Cabinet and Kyoko Imazu Prints etsy stores. Also check out the Rachel's Cabinet blog.





Love love love these necklaces by Tamé. The knots are just gorgeous and the perfect size; big enough to make a statement but not overwhelming. And check out the "Magic Triangle" piece from the "Magnet Collection". What a great interactive piece of jewelry. See more in the Tamé etsy store and blog.



I just love these camping inspired watercolor paintings by Teresa Sheeley. Aren't those thermoses the best! See more of Teresa's work in her etsy store.





I found out today that one of my most favorite blogs is taking a break for a bit. Dear Ada is a wonderful art blog. I know I'm going to be inspired every time I visit. And today was no different. Birdie has been running the Dear Ada blog for about 5 years now and said that having the blog has inspired her to make art again. How cool is that! The pieces above are her new prints. Just gorgeous. Check out the Dear Ada blog here. I promise you, you could easily spend hours checking out all the beautiful work.




Gah, I'm loving all this felt food. That cotton candy is amazing! The best part about all of these is that they're patterns so you can make them all yourself. How fun! I think I might have to get that County Fair set. The patterns were created by Jeanette of UmeCrafts. Check out more in her etsy store, flickr and also her other store Lit'l Brown Bird.






Did you know that Molly the Owl has started laying here second clutch of eggs! There's no live video this time 'round but there are some pics here and there on the Molly's Box Blog. I haven't finished my plush yet but I'll get there. I'm more inspired to get it done now that I've seen these gorgeous paintings/products from Marisol Spoon. Doesn't the first painting look just like Molly in the bottom pic? Too darling! I'm also absolutely in love with the little owl locket. To see more work by Marisol Spoon check out their etsy store, website and blog.




I'm absolutely loving these pillows by Vive Handmade. Each one is hand printed and hand-drawn using silkscreens and monoprints. They would definitely brighten up a drab room. See more in the Vive Handmade etsy store.
Hi all. I'm back from my trip to Wisconsin for the 4th of July. I had such a great time. Both my brothers were able to come home so it was the first time that the whole family has been together for about 2 years. And the first time we were all together at home for even longer!

I relaxed the entire time. Took pics of the new lilies that opened in my parents little pond. The goldfish pretty much doubled in size since last year.



The hubs, my brother and his girlfriend made some awesome sushi one evening. I didn't do much to help, heh heh, although I did take pictures to record the event and I picked a cucumber from the garden.



Played yard games for days. It was so nice just to be outside all the time instead of behind the computer. The mosquitoes were crazy and it was super hot and humid, but it was still awesome. We played Norwegian Golf, Holy Board, Croquet, and Bocce Ball. Below is the pic the hubs had to take to document that he won at this round of Bocce.



Then we went to my Grandpa's house to shoot off fireworks. I love taking fireworks pics. I basically just hold down the "Continuous photo" button on my camera and shoot away. Fun!







The next day my Mom baked me a rainbow chip angel food cake for my bday (July 6). Super sugary and sweet and pretty gross, but I love it! It was my fav when I was little and I just have to have it on my Bday. Yum!

So how were all y'alls holiday?

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