Category Archives: miscellaneous

still working on new site…

if you send me an email at sweetdesignrelief@yahoo.com, I will be sure to let you know when it’s up. Hopefully it will be this weekend!

under construction…

moving things around…watch for a new address to be directed to soon. This week, I hope. Leave a comment with your email and I’ll let you know when the new site is up and running. Interested in being a sponsor? Get in on the ground floor – rockbottom rates. So low, I don’t even know what they are yet. Drop me a line and we can see…

Put a Penny in Your Loafer and Make a Wish…

Back in 1980, a little book called “The Preppy Handbook” came out. I was 9, and somehow convinced my parents to fork over the $3.95 cover price for a copy. Something made me think it was a necessary read. As I just am flipping through it now, all bent and dog-eared, it’s all coming back to me. It seemed the ideal lifestyle to aspire to. Apparently, I thought I was going to come into some money at some point. Age unappropriateness aside, I think what dazzled me were the fashions –  different enough from our good, old St. John’s navy blue parochial school uniforms; but tame enough to skip out of the house in to have a good time. Put pink and green together (cha cha!) and there’s bound to be some trouble! Well, now there’s a sequel coming out. Really, how have we gone without one? Perhaps that will be what I need to ease into 40 with grace and style…

(Thanks, Daily Beast!)

1. www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=44046723
2. www.theblackdog.com/product.php?productid=16615&cat=307&page=3
3. www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=43138815
4. www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_list_13&listing_id=40175760&ga_search_query=plaid&ga_search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_7428838
5. www.freshdeal.com/deal/2072/sporto-original-duck-boot-10-off.html
6. www.vineyardvines.com/product__79254_____14680_13051

St. Patrick’s Week!

With this Wednesday being St. Patrick’s Day, I thought an interesting post would be to focus on some cool Irish blogs. (Hopefully that doesn’t translate into a cheesey American thing to do.) Here are a few that I’ve found. Maybe they will pass on their homegrown favorites in the days to come…

Ireland is well represented on Etsy. Just visit Etsy Ireland and see!

Making Time makes well of her time. Great felted pieces!

Irish with French flair – Dandelion Daydreamer – very cool – you need to check this one out!

I already LustCovetEnvy a lot on here!

i like local* – we all should. the world would be a better place.

And, on an unrelated note, if you’ve never heard of Unhappy Hipsters, go there. Now.

Sunday Stuff

One of the many reasons I started this blog was to substitute this for the many, many emails I send out with the subject: “look at this link!”. I automatically still go to send an email or Facebook post much of the time. Here’s one that I caught in time and thought somebody else might dig it, too. More to come!

Spoonflower.com is having a textile design contest, and for this week, it’s a science or math theme. The entries are all cool and I’m sure my cousin *am* could explain their scientific meanings. If you’ve never checked out Spoonflower, you should!

Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

It’s another Lenten Friday. I still haven’t given anything up. Here are two cool things that would brighten up your home and one item that would help you sell it. No matter what time of year it is, these accessories would always fit right in.

Jesus, what time is it?

Check out Studio Mango’s link here plus an interview with them.

You always need another place to rest your weary head.

And Mama Madonna loves a sale!

It’s like having your very own heavenly choir of real estate agents!

Hey – you never know…

an

A few sweet things…

Who does all this awesome stuff for a party? Who CAN, is the question. Somebody who works for Martha Stewart. Sigh. Take a look at all the little things she has designed for parties here. Perfectly cool. Really makes you rethink the idea of a party favor, slackers.

If that wasn’t enough to knock your socks off, how about this?

And, a way to perk up the dreary landscapes during this long winter…  artist Pete Dungey’s pothole gardens, via A Cup of Jo.

Carry on.