Friday, February 27, 2009

13 Blogs to Visit

1. an angel at my table (okay, I know it's written in Swedish or something but the photos are so beautiful)
2. colourful drops of everything (my best friend Tanja's blog)
3. decor8 (designer, author, living between Boston and Germany)
4. Hulaseventy (Andrea, a wonderful source of simple inspiration)
5. kennedy & friends (a Brazilian crafter sharing her time between her family, sewing and science studies)
6. L'off mère indigne (a not so typical mother from Québec, in French)
7. Ma vie est tout à fait fascinante (a funny Parisian illustrator, in French)
8. Mitaine écarlate (unbelievable recipes, really, in French)
9. Motherhood is Not for Whimps (a Washington DC mother, very funny)
10. november moon (an incredible artist )
11. Petit précis de Grumeautique (a French illustrator sharing her adventures with her little one)
12. scrumdillydilly (a funny & wild L.A. artist!)
13.Portabellopixie (a designer who makes won-der-ful girly fabrics)

(Part 2 next week, I like so many more!)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Little Treasures

There are so many things I like in this bookcase: my notebooks, my inspiring books, my old movie tickets (another thing I collect), my artists' cards, postcards I plan on putting on my inspiration board one day, rubber stamps, markers, my just "in case" chocolate.
My dear little treasures!

Friday, February 20, 2009

An Ad...

Well done!

13 Reasons Why I Can't Wait for Hubby to Come Back Home

1. He's been away for two weeks (the longest time we've ever been away from each other in almost eight years)
2. We need a cook in here!!!
3. We need a man in here!!!
4. "The bed's too big without you"... And I'm freezing.
5. Can't wait to hear more about your trip in Africa.
6. I need help with my taxes.
7. I need support for that big move I have to make this weekend.
8. Evenings are boring.
9. Mornings are too quiet.
10. I really prefer when he drives the car.
11. Running errands on my own? Pff, not that fun. At all.
12. I have so many things to tell him!
13. #*$Bf9˜ı±•DH&#*r (that's our code, only he can read it ;-)

Nice Pictures

Found on the web this site so easy to use when you feel like having fun with your pictures or when you need to fix a few of them and that Photoshop is not an option. An example?

Takes only a few seconds... Enjoy!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Lucky 13

Even if her birthday is only in a few days Miranda already had her party.
She wanted it to be blue & orange (I added a touch of white).
Cupcakes, candies, the table decor and garlands,
everything was blue, orange, white!

I also made little pockets for the guests.

It was a nice party :-)

Don't Know What to Say

We all need to love, to be loved.

"Fidelity": Don't Divorce... from Courage Campaign on Vimeo.


The best short film (14 minutes of pure happiness) I have seen in ages. Not only is it well made with its music so appropriate but the message is exactly what I believe in: we all need appproval, validation for the great things we do, for the good in us and there's good in everyone. Saying something nice has an impact on everyone (even when we don't "see" it). And remember that being nice is not always easy to do, sometimes it is discouraging, but hold on, keep doing it. Change is on its way.

And you?
What do you do so the people you meet everyday feel good about themself?

Shame... on You!

No, really, disco wasn't always a good thing, especially for the poor guy.
Now I can't stop laughing...

Friday, February 6, 2009


A little because of Alix, I discovered the beauty of vintage clothes and accessories: dresses that look nice when you twirl, hats that may protect you from the sun but that are a ton of fun when the wind comes out, purses that go click when you close them, ultra feminine aprons and pinky lingerie...

So here's my list of 13, well 15, I don't feel like choosing today:
(click on the picture to go back to the websites where I found them)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Twitter, My New "Thing"

After a few month using it, I can finally say that I really like Twitter, from the huge social media family. It's a quick way to learn interesting and sometimes pointless things (curiosity is everywhere, we want to know, period) but always succint (140 characters to express yourself, no more!).

I have read that the more followers you have the more impact you have. Not really what I am looking for :-) I have also learned from personal experience that it is not the number of people you follow that counts but the quality or rather the pertinence for you of those you decide to follow.

It takes a certain amount of time to find the "good" contacts and like on Facebook, you can flush the undesirables (you know, you can always change your mind!) without them knowing. Everytime someone starts following you, you can receive an email and there is the possibility to block access to your profile (like on Facebook), which I find contrary to the primary goal of social media: networking. Must tell you I am not the security-online-obsessed type of person. Will I regret it one day? I don't mind, I'm living dangerously at the moment (yeah, right...!).

The Marshmallow Experiment

Learning to wait:

Sunday, February 1, 2009

She'S Talking About Me

I think I'm going to cry...

A former art director for Martha Stewart Baby and Kids magazine is talking about my photos on her blog. She also included a link to my website. Can't wait to see the impact!