Favorite Things :: Cake!

Today is my birthday, and the only thing I want is a forest friendly cake! ♥
I am hoping that someone special will decorate my yummy cake with happy gnomes and mushrooms, what could be better?! I am so excited to have found Layer Cake Shop, I just want to make a cake for everyone I know!

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I am celebrating with a Sale in My Etsy Shop!
ps: If you'd like to see what I looked like about 23 years ago...
hop on over to My Mom's Blog where she just had to post some baby photos! ♥ Happy Friday! xo Mia

Pretty Spaces :: Type Fiend

Love this crisp, clean work space from Type Fiend.

Window Shopping :: Staying In

• 1 :: Ambatalia • 2 :: Zelaya • 3 :: Mireio • 4 :: Pillow Happy
• 5 :: Sonja Marshall Bone • 6 :: Hannah Nunn
• 7 :: Golden Gate Quilts • 8 :: Brookish

It's raining again, and I think I am coming down with a little bug (just in time for my birthday, of course!) so this is most appropriate today! Staying in, keeping warm, and snuggling up sounds wonderful right now! ♥

Tagged ::

I've been tagged by Lory, the sweets behind The Sunshine Studio & lovely Gina of The Glass Onion.. Ready... Set... Here Goes! ♥

What is your current obsession?

Making little collages for my blog, and peace signs.

What is your weirdest obsession?
"The Sims". I will sporadically play for hours on end and then get so sick of it... until the next time.

What are you wearing today?
Tie Dye yoga pants, a flouncy tube top that I spent over an hour trying to find this morning because I love it and then became obsessed with finding it when it was nowhere to be found, my "Soho Luxe" earrings, and a side pony tail which my boyfriend claims makes me look like Pocahontas.

What's for dinner?
Chicken Parm... again.

If you could be any other person for one day, who would you be?
A magazine editor or CEO of a creative company.

What's the last thing you bought?
My last fun purchase was from The Gilded Bee and I bought tiny bouquets of paper flowers and mini envelopes. I have a paper fetish, lover flowers, and am making up Lovely Packages to send out so it was a wonderful purchase!

What are you listening to right now?
I am singing "Ice Ice Baby..." in my head because I was working from the bottom up on these questions and just saw this at the same time.

What is your favorite ice-cream flavour?
Vanilla! I know...

What do you think of the person who tagged you?
I wish she still had her paper shop! I just loved her gift tags, and now have so many that I won't use and hoard! Gina is a total sweetheart with a great eye and so much talent! ♥

If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?
Right here! I couldn't move away from my family & friends. A vacation home would be nice, though... Hawaii or the Bahamas would be just fine!

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
Paris, to see the Eiffel Tower.

Which language do you want to learn?
I'd love to brush up and parle fran├žais. ♥

Who do you want to meet right now?
Bono.

What is your favorite color?
Gonna have to go with a combination of turquoise, brown, red & pink... ♥

What is your favorite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe?
Impossible to choose just one! Lately I am living in crop yoga pants... but I just bought a really soft tunic hoodie and leggings. I feel like a ballerina in them!

What is your favorite magazine?
"Do It Yourself"

If you had a £100 now, what would you spend it on?
Etsy goodies! I want to buy some wall decals for my living room and bedroom, and I want these neat drawers that I saw online from ikea.

What is you favorite time of the day?
I've always been a night owl, but I'm trying to change that because I do love mornings. I always feel very motivated and alive on summer mornings.

Describe your personal style!
All over the place!

What are you going to do after this?
Go see "Funny People" at the drive in... as long the rain holds off!

What are your favorite movies?
At the moment I am loving "Juno", "Into the Wild", "Knocked Up" & "Little Miss Sunshine".

What is your favorite fruit?
Strawberries, especially with shortcake & ice cream! mmmmmm.....

What inspires you?
Nature, color and vintage findings & beads.

What is your dream job?
Jewelry designer extraordinaire! ♥

What is stopping you?
A few more hours in each day would be a good start!

If you could change something in the world to make it better place what would that be?
All children and animals would have a safe, healthy, happy world.

What is your favorite room in your home?
I'm usually in the office or work rooms, but I like my kitchen best. It's super sunny during the day and has some fun, retro features.

What is your favorite tool?
So tough! Most used: Pliers, but most fun: Slice Machine for making stickers!

Where did you grow up?
Buffalo, NY

The rules:

1. Respond and rework; answer the questions on your blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, add one more question of your own.
2. Tag eight other people.

Welcome :: Deco Mod Walls


I am so into wall art right now, and I found this lovely little shop while searching in Etsy's Pounce :: Undiscovered. The flowers are my favorite (as you can see!) but the monograms are a must, too! All of the Deco Mod Walls graphics are designed by the artist exclusively for their shop... so you know you are getting something original! ♥ Mia

Window Shopping :: Decor

• 1 :: Design For Good • 2 :: Etsy • 3 :: Tortoise Loves Donkey
• 4 :: Sofa Garden • 5 :: eleen • 6 :: Baby Bomb
• 7 :: flores del sol • 8 :: Leen The Graphics Queen

Things to Make & Share :: Flower Bright

The weather has been so hot lately that I've barely left the pool to create anything! Here's some bright, hot pink inspiration for you on a sunny, summer day! ♥ Mia
• 1 :: Post Road Vintage • 2 :: Whimsy, Wings & Things
• 3 :: Cupcake Social • 4 :: The Gilded Bee
• 5 :: Bumbershoot Supplies • 6 :: Lillian Olive

Favorite Things :: Made by Girl


I am so smitten with Made By Girl that the only reason I don't yet own a Love Candy Print is because I can't decide
on a color... Feel free to choose for me! xo

Welcome :: Icing 101


I'd like to introduce to you, Icing 101! Hannah's shop is so fabulous I couldn't wait to use her goodies on my blog, so you may recognize her poppy brooches from my wedding inspiration post. Check out her gorgeous creations & frost yourselves in Icing 101!

Things to Make & Share :: Faux Bois

• 1 :: Shabby Vintage Mom • 2 :: Block Party Press • 3 :: 1girl 1boy
• 4 :: art kitten • 5 :: Palomina • 6 :: Marajane Creations
• 7 :: My Imaginary Boyfriend • 8 :: The Lucky Button
• 9 :: Cut Out & Collect • 10 :: Urban Posture

Love it or hate it? I'm lovin' it! ♥
I just bought a wood grain stamp and I am super excited to start making gift tags, embellishments and stickers & such! If you're feeling inspired too, check out My Imaginary Boyfriend's
"Make Your Own Log Kit" for some woodsy diy fun!

Hello Sunshine ::

Lory, over at The Sunshine Studio, is hosting a giveaway on her blog! Pop over to learn a bit about me and enter to win a free item from my shop! Happy Monday! xo

Favorite Things :: Adventures in Vintage


Tomorrow morning I will be waking up early; Tragic, I know. Especially for a Sunday. So what would make me do such a thing? The chance to go treasure hunting for vintage goodies at the local antique market! I haven't been there in years even though it is only 5 minutes away, so I'm super excited. I'm hoping to find some lotus bowls, or unique props for my jewelry photos.

Adventures in Vintage is an etsy shop filled with goodies for your home; I'm really liking the old suitcases and the mini student chalkboard would be so fun for a child's room or even a studio!