January 25, 2011

A little bit of this, that

I didn't do such a great job of decorating our little house in Fremont. This year I am starting to build my collection of decorating items for each holiday. What? I am starting to decorate for February and we're still in January? Yeah I'm turning into one of those people. Here are a few items I put out this weekend.

I think it's a fun mix: Tenderheart Treasure items from my mother-in-law; a (pink!) tea set from my sister-in-law; awesome round placemats from my dear friend Amber; serving dishes from Aunt Judy; oh and the cupcake towel to me and from me!

A little eclectic, yes, but I love all the styles and I have this year to experiment. I still have another idea I want to execute, but just maybe I will wait until February.

January 23, 2011

All because I like tea, part 2

Continuing from yesterday's post, I had planned to do a "Christmas Countdown" for my Facebook profile. It was going to be a fun mini-project that showcased some favorite details about the Christmas season. Unfortunately, due to family health issues, I only counted down from 14 to 8 days til Christmas.

The other goal was to use the design for our Christmas postcard. I won't get into the details, but after a few frustrating e-mails and phone calls with an online printer I will no longer do business with, we ended up using a generic layout from Walgreens. Not ideal, but it was quick and easy.

Here is what you would have received:

January 22, 2011

All because I like tea

I was so excited to purchase some new flavors of tea online from Teavana. Of course I saw the company has a fan page on Facebook. I liked the profile picture they had at the time:


Besides the design elements and the distressed look, I liked the shape of the picture, which allows the photo to take up more room on your Facebook page. This inspired me to do a Christmas Countdown series with the same size/shape:

...and also a birthday tribute to my Twin:

January 20, 2011