23 March 2013

Geometric planters from Art Stvdio Brooklyn

Planter by Erica Peterson
Yellow ceramic tripod planter

I love succulents, colorful planters and geometry, so I was immediately drawn to these Southwest-inspired planters made by fellow RISD graduate Erica Peterson.

22 March 2013

Hillary Visits

Hillary & Kristen at Chinati

We were very happy to welcome Hillary to West Texas for a few days recently. She came all the way from San Francisco to see us and my bump! She got to come to the baby shower and the next morning, we loaded up the car and took a mini road trip to Marfa & Fort Stockton.

07 March 2013

Baby Shower Hostess Gifts

Hostess Gifts

A lovely group of family friends decided to throw a shower for our baby on the way. I wanted to give each of them something to say thank you, but I wasn't sure what to do at first. After scouring Pinterest and Google Images, I found lots of great ideas, but ultimately decided to go with something homemade to give it a personal touch without costing an arm and a leg (I had ten gifts to make, so I couldn't spend $20-$30 each, as much as I wanted to!)

Homemade jalapeƱo jelly seemed fitting for this group of Texan ladies. I designed the packaging myself and included a recipe card and a small spoon and knife for serving the jelly with cream cheese and crackers.

19 February 2013

Stud Love, Vol. 1

Stud Earrings
Black Quartz Stud Earrings, $16 from dinosaurtoes
Mini Simple Sterling Silver Stud Earrings, $8 from VirginiaWynne

Yesterday I wore my biggest earrings and suffered for it. Though I love my large, leaf-shaped earrings, they are very uncomfortable on a windy day. Sometimes you just need a good pair of studs to keep things short and simple.

Here are five of my favorite post earrings from Etsy. I think this will have to be a series of posts, because I have a lot of trouble narrowing down my favorites.

World Map Stud Earrings, $20 from bloomyjewelry on Etsy
World Map Stud Earrings, $20 from bloomyjewelry

Diamond Shaped Beaded Stud Earrings
Diamond Shaped Beaded Stud Earrings, $45 from saracramer

Minimalist Triangle Stud Earrings
Minimalist Triangle Stud Earrings, $12 from GoldandSilverLining

All photos are copyright their respective shops.

24 January 2013

Animal Earrings by Faz Jewelry

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Grey and white striped cat earrings

These aren't for everyone, but I think they're so funny and cute I thought I should share. Faz Jewelry on Etsy makes jewelry by encasing photographs in resin.

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Sleeping cat earrings

Most of the earrings offered are cats, but there are also a few dogs and even a chinchilla! The artist has been working with resin for 3 years and has been creating these double-sided resin pieces for over a year, so she knows what she's doing.

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Brown Pomeranian earrings

These are the perfect gift for the cat lady animal lover in your life! See the entire collection in Faz Jewelry's Etsy shop.

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Cute grey & white cat earrings