I’m sure you have seen this commercial… I kind of love it and believe it to be brilliant. One of those things that you see and think “Now that is a fantastic piece of marketing.”
Whether you believe marketing to be an evil hand of consumerism or you just try to not pay to much attention to marketing and commercials in general… this is a fantastic commercial. And I really wanted to share it.
Happy Friday! I’m so glad that this week is over… it has been a pretty difficult couple of weeks at work and at my husband’s work so the two of us have been just exhausted. Stuff like… people getting fired and giving their notice… and non-stop work… you know? Just exhausting work stuff.
Anyway- my pinterest find today is this awesome little online shop called Erie Drive. They have a wonderful collection of unique and practical items that are beautiful and fun. My favorite part though of the site is the Rare Finds Collection where they have amazing unique and vintage finds. That is where I found all of my finds today.
In order to provide some of the most unique gift and art items, Creative Director Alexandra Grenham searches through second-hand shops, antique markets and art galleries. Rare Finds consists of Alexandra’s most prized findings that range from toys and gifts to home accents and art pieces. This page features the more recent finds from her far-and-wide journeys.
I’m going to share with you one of my absolute favorite apps ever. I spend way to much time on this app…
It is called Poshmark and it is like an online consignment store. Where you can sell clothing you no longer love and buy other’s treasure that they don’t want anymore. You can do your shopping on a computer if you would like- but it is built to run the best on your iPhone or iPad…. yes see the dangerous part. I can just browse through hundreds of items that other’s are trying to sell on my phone. Plus- it is eco-friendly and overall very thrifty which I love. View their What is Poshmark.
My hubby and I did some more house hunting over the weekend. Yeah… pause button didn’t last long. I’ll be totally honest with you- I’m not sure why were are hunting again because I truly thought we were pausing it for a while… but then we met with a realtor (whom my husband thought was awesome). Then we saw a couple for sale signs around our neighborhood the other day and were like… hey lets walk through them. sooo… yeah. I’m not 100% what’s going on right now. All I know is that I would love to have a house/townhouse/condo… and I that I was prepared to squash that desire for a while.
Anyway… sorry for the ramble… We saw this unbelievably awesome condo/loft on Sunday that both of us thought was fantastic and it fit into the budget my husband set – cause he is much smarter than I am when it comes to finances and what not… I pay the bills that come in the mail and he calculates mortgage payments in his head… crazy man huh?. Oh boy I can’t stop rambling… sorry. So…. this awesome loft. It is in the same area as those much too expensive paired homes we saw… but is instead a condo with this amazing open floor plan and the master suite is set up in the upstairs loft. Plus it had these huge windows with an unbelievable view of Denver and the Rocky Mountains. Super cool.
I love the idea of a loft- some old building that was transformed into a loft… with exposed brick and steal and i-beams everywhere. I’m thinking no matter what we find… I’m going to want to try to incorporate brick into the decor and that might very well mean faux brick (which I’m okay with… don’t judge. I love the look I don’t care if it is real brick). Check out some of my inspiration for my love of brick walls.
Target is one of my favorite everyday shopping places… I just think they have the some of cutest items for being general ‘superstore.’ That’s what Target is considered this days… a superstore, right? Anyway- I love their stationary isle and the little fun finds they have there- and currently I’m in love with the Mara-Mi stationary and little finds they are know stocking. This post really isn’t about Target though…
That being said I love browsing through Mara-Mi’s online store where I always find cute stationary and invites that I don’t usually find at Target. I think they have the cutest style that is clean and bright, but feels personal and handmade. Read more about Mara-Mi:
Mara-Mi began over 30 years ago as a 2 person* start-up with a line of social stationery marketed to independent boutique stores. The mission from the beginning has been to enhance life’s celebrations and social connections through good design and irresistible product formats. The Mara-Mi aesthetic is optimistic, colorful, authentic, playful and timeless! The broad range of products include; social stationery, roll wrap, gift bags & tags, paper tableware, plastic-ware, party décor, desk-top & giftware. We love what we do and are committed to making each of life’s celebrations a little more memorable! Read All About Mara-Mi
I have a wonderful mother- truly she is an amazing person. She’s loving and caring in all the ways that I need her to be- she pushed me to be an individual when I started retreating into my shell during my awkward teenage years, and she is one of the most supportive people in my life. She’s a whole lot stronger than she gives herself credit for… and she worries just a little bit to much at times. Overall though I always know that I can call her and she will listen and give me whatever advice and encourage that she can.
This is her and I on my wedding day- she was wonderful and helpful during my wedding planning days. The first photo above is actually of her and my brother (who is also celebrating his birthday today… 22 years ago he was born on Mother’s Day so now it has come back around to falling on Mother’s day again). :)
I wish she lived closer to me so I could see her on a regular basis. I always turn to her for advice and wish I could just go shopping with her like I used to when I lived at home… we would just walk around the mall and shop. :)
I have the cutest little find from pinterest- and little shop based in Sweden, Gothenburg (but ships worldwide my friends!) that carries some of the cutest and beautiful pieces. It is called Fine Little Day.
I’m quite in love particularly with the birch vase and the adorable mugs and the super cute bowl. :) The shop is connect to a wonderful little blog as well that you must check out. Read a little blurb about them… from them:
Fine Little Day is a sprawling and happily inconsistent company and blog based in Sweden, Gothenburg. Our ambition is to include art and design in your everyday life. Fine Little Day was founded 2007 by artist Elisabeth Dunker.
Our goal is to the greatest extent possible to have products produced by methods that are both fair to people and environmentally friendly.
It is graduation time coming around! My brother is graduating from high school this year so I’ve been thinking about all the grads out there and the things that I needed and wanted when I graduated from high school. :)
So I have gathered some great gift ideas for any of the guys in your life that are graduating this year – like manly laundry soap or a lightning bolt power stip. Don’t worry though- I have a girl one up and ready.