links i heart

i have missed blogging.  there, said it.

here's a comeback post featuring some internet goodness.  LINKS I HEART posts have always been a fan favorite so i hope you enjoy.
  • lola eats better than we do - a LIST OF FRUITS & VEG that are safe for rabbits' delicate tummies
  • because you never know what you will find at the thrift - GORGEOUS WIRE CHAIRS spotted by the eagle eyed sherry of YOUNG HOUSE LOVE
  • indoor plants are my latest obsession so THIS POST is my jam; interior design, gorgeous photography and thrifted finds
  • i dare you not to fall in love with this RESCUE PUP'S sweet face, or the HOUSE OF HUMBLE blog in general
  • practical and fair PARENTING ADVICE
  • i actually work for a clothing retailer with a plus department and found THIS POST really inspiring
  • joann shared some of her VINTAGE BOOK COLLECTION  and the conversation inevitably turned towards typeface, graphics and the smell of old books.  so pleased i am not the only weirdo book sniffer out there.
  • i am experiencing full-on SHOWER ENVY
  • add to that some FLOOR ENVY from this gorgeous belgian apartment
  • i have sorta kinda made friends again with PINTEREST - feeling inspired, not overwhelmed... for the time being
  • each spring i fall in love with scarves all over again and THIS HOW-TO is packed with tutorial goodness made easy - just click on the photo of a style you like and it automatically redirects you to a video of simple instructions.  amazing!

  • more sunshine
  • discovering money in your pocket
  • compliments from a co-worker
  • treating oneself to chinese delivery
  • holding small babies
please leave me a link to your latest post!  i would love to check it out and, you never know, maybe it will find its way onto the next links i heart list.


girl crush: emily blunt

i cannot stop watching THE FIVE YEAR ENGAGEMENT, i adored her in THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA and i barely recognized her in LOOPER.  she's gorgeous, has that wonderful accent and isn't afraid to be funny. 

and, plus, also... did you know she's co-starred in productions alongside both dame judi dench (!!!) and jason segal.  coolness factor = through the roof.


wish list - sailor jerry

full disclosure: this post was inspired by a television ad for rum (......).  true story.

i have always been a fan of the "sailor jerry" style of art and tattoo (-ing?  s? oo?) but until recently i didn't know it as a thing with a name.  but it exists and it turns out "sailor jerry" was a real guy who led a super interesting life (neato bio here) and now etsy and the internet is full of cool stuff and images based on his art.  and also, rum.  so there's that.


thrift - "gateau means cake"

earlier this year brian and i took a welcome break and vacationed at his parent's summer home on the beaches of new brunswick, canada.  basically we drank coffee, read books, played darts and cards, feasted like kings, walked the dog, lazed at the beach... and GOT OUR THRIFT ON.

seriously, his mum and i shopped until we dropped and it was fah-nominal.  admittedly most of what i scored was clothing or has been given as gifts but here is a sampling of some of my favorite bits from the trip.

TOP: a gorgeous wooden aztec print cheese plate that was still in the box $2.70 (goodwill) and an incredible plastic/wood cake dome $2.50 (vestiare)
MIDDLE: a ridiculously tall (i should have photographed it with something else for scale) wooden handle bag that was originally used to deliver carpet now hangs in that awkward space between the fridge and the wall in my kitchen holding our reusable shopping bags. $0.90 (goodwill)
BOTTOM: a great hardcover with interesting photographs written from the canadian perspective. $2.40 (value village)

i love knowing that not only were these pieces great finds at great prices but that each time we use them we can be reminded of a really nice time spent with loved ones.  or, as brian sees it, "i drove thirty hours so you could get a cake thing and a book."

THRIFT TIP: every seasoned thrifter knows that one of the best tips they could give is "keep digging".  i discovered the cake dome in a charity shop wrapped in a plastic bag sealed with painters tape with the word "gateau" written on it.  it was on the bottom shelf of a dusty unit with other "stuff".  when looking for treasures bend down, open boxes, move aside items at the front of the shelves and open drawers... and know your french.  because "gateau" means "cake" and i am so very glad i paid attention in francais class.