Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Ikea Hack

from ikea hacker!
Love this idea! who would have thought to take a simple besta and finishing tacks to create a luxurious, sleek, and modern custom piece! Might be worth a trip to Ikea this weekend to see what I can diy myself! :)


Monday, December 20, 2010

Yes Please.

I have wanted one of these chairs FOR. EVER. and now because of this awesome deal of the day at HauteLook one is mine. There is still time to get this awesome rocker for $79 (+ $20 shipping, which in is a great deal!) Originally $300. (yikes!)

Here is an invitation to shop and view sales on HauteLook. Just sign up and start shopping/viewing! This site is very similar to my already favorite Gilt Group. I mean, who doesn't love designer duds at super cheap prices!?

Friday, December 3, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cyber Deals

Thank you Cyber Monday. I am now the proud owner of these cognac knee high boots. AND for 25% off and free shipping. yessss.

Did you score any great deals over black friday or cyber monday?! If so please share, I love thrifty stories!


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cyber Monday SALE


My entire shop is currently 15% OFF through Monday and for all my special readers and fans I am giving an extra 10% OFF stationery and prints! Enter code: JADBLOG to receive the extra awesome discount!

Enjoy & Shop here.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Life = Risk

The inspiration theme continues I guess! Maybe subconsciously my brain is trying to tell me something during the busiest and most stressful time of the year.


Monday, November 22, 2010

Monday Inspiration

Mondays are always the most difficult... so here is some GORGEOUS inspiration for you as we all near the end of 2010...


Wednesday, October 27, 2010


black kitchen
I doubt that Lindsey over at the inside stoop was talking to me when she posted this-probably because we don't even know each other..... but I am Courtney... and I am definitely listening! That kitchen is GORGEOUS. I have never really thought of a black/dark gray kitchen before... it seems like black and dark gray walls and cabinets are taking over my blogroll one blogger at a time and it is definitely sinking in with me! Maybe just one wall. Somewhere. And let it trickle its way through the house after a while...


Friday, October 22, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Pablo Picasso

pablo picasso

Simple. Beautiful. Imaginative. Brilliant.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

w7 Collective

w7 collective!

Come to the w7 collective event + gallery + social this weekend!

Support independent art & design & local economy...all while remaining a TRUE original!

Next OPEN:
October 7 11a-5p
October 8 11a-9p
October 9 11a-5p

Social on October 8 from 7pm-9pm. Come meet some artists, mingle, have some wine and have a good time!

1032 7th Street W
Saint Paul, MN, 55102

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

New Accent Plates?

westelm These would add a little bling to my all white place settings. I wish they were a tad cheaper though. For now, they are on the wishlist :)

West Elm.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Alexa Meade

Blueprint 1
Blueprint Installation
What an amazing concept. I love the juxtaposition of reality verse painting. Check out ALEXA MEADE for more artwork and her flickr for some great behind the scene shots!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Canon 7d or Barbie?

Canon 7D vs. Barbie Video Girl from Brandon Bloch on Vimeo.

I have been saving up for a cannon slr... but maybe I should just go with the $50 barbie instead :)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Impulse purchase

all mine!

Well, maybe not totally an impulse purchase... it depends, do you call finding a sweet print online and then searching for an hour for products using that fabric an impulse? Either way, these are going to be a sweet addition to my kitchen :)

Marimekko Kippis

Thursday, July 29, 2010


I love this dress, but I wonder, can a real person actually wear this? e.i. someone who is averaged size... I mean there is a giant flower slap dab in the middle of your body.... but the yellow is awesome!


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Fluffy McCloud

FLUFFY MC CLOUD from conorfinnegan on Vimeo.

it's the silly things in life keep me going :)

Monday, July 26, 2010

Love Me Knot Sterling Necklace GIVEAWAY!

I am giving away a fabulous Love Me Knot Necklace this week over at HandmadeMN's blog. Be sure to pop over there to enter to win! The contest ends on August 7th!

(a $26 value!!!)

Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday Find

I am just smitten with these mugs! How clever it would be to fill them up with coffee and give to your friend or spouse for a little laugh?! Maybe it is just my weird sense of humor, or that I think that everyone is part geek in reality :)

Nerd Dork retro mug se
t by trixiedelicious on etsy.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

In love with Tulle

A few days ago I was online window shopping and reading blogs when I stumbled onto this gorgeous blue, one shouldered dress by Tulle. I immediately went to the online shop in search of this dress. I wasn't too eager as I figured the price would be ridiculous.... but NO! It was a great price! I went to put into my cart and with a touch of a button popped up: OUT OF STOCK. boo. whimper. sad face.

I moved on. I guess out of sight, out of mind, huh? Well wouldn't you know, I happened to pop into Corazon during my lunch break walk today to find that they carried the exact dress! AND in my size! AND it was cheaper! While I didn't have my wallet on me, I put it on hold to go back to... VICTORY!

and well, wouldn't you know, the time is calling. Gotta go get my dress! :)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Can you say jealous?!

srsly! Not only do I love Young House Love's ENTIRE house, this new project has me seriously swooning. I am trying to figure out where to do this in my own house currently. I just know it would look great in my studio... and I could even place my stationery, prints, and invitations on it! ohh the possibilities...

ps- check out there blog- it is great. I am a daily reader!


Monday, July 19, 2010

Rainy day in Sunnyville

Rainy day in Sunnyville
Cute treasury by GoldenPondStudio on etsy. Thanks for including my notecards! :)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

only if...

i had a house... or any money for that matter.... i would put these tiles all over the place.... le sigh.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010


srlsy. loved this show.

added to amazon wishlist..... check!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Pattern People

Picture 1
Seriously great downloads on their site! Remember: for personal use only!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

VerTerra Dishes


I have seen these compostable dishes around in stores before but never made the big purchase. But last night I was at an event party where all the cocktails were served in these little plates. They are really cool looking and good for the environment! I pretty much wanted to keep each plate served to me... but since my clutch was about the size of my hand, I had to leave them all behind. Luckily there are a few places in my area to grab some for the next party I throw! Now just to do the planning.... :)


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Prints on Wood


I love these prints from petitcollage. I especially love this one of San Francisco. I wish I could go back there again. It has been almost two years since I was there for my honeymoon...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Awesome DIY!

sweet Seriously where can I find a wood pallet?! This is awesome.


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Leaf Ties

Now who said zip ties couldn't be cute?!
found via

Friday, May 7, 2010

Handmade MN Spring Market

Be sure to check out the show on Saturday if you are in the area. There are going to be some really great artists there! (including me! ha!)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


no wonder clients think they can send us 50x50 pixel images and want them to run 8.x5"x11" @ 300 DPI in print :)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

Friday, April 9, 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Have a spending problem?


If so, then you should check out this Partner Wallet by Jin Hong.

Each zipper reveals a supportive message as you open, such as:

I believe in U.
You will beat your shopping impulses.
You are in full control of your finances.
You know it’s never too late to stop.

Maybe a good gift for that friend who just can't resist racking up the cc bill?! I could probably use one of these myself in fact :)

Friday, April 2, 2010

Friday Finds: siiso

I spotted this print at the paisley wallpaper a few days ago and fell in love! At this great price you can afford to pick up a few of these 11x14 prints to decorate your house with! What's even better is that right now with any purchase you get a FREE blossom print! Start your browsing here!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Etsyversary SALE!

It is has been exactly ONE YEAR since I first uploaded a piece of my jewelry on Etsy, and to celebrate I am having a SALE! Yay! That's right, everything you purchase will be 25% OFF! Be sure to shop soon because this sale won't last too long!



Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Obsessive Consumerism

I was just turned onto this book by a friend of mine. We happened to be talking out our crazy urges to buy random things, especially on sale. It is no secret that I love to shop.... in fact I would love to buy this book with all the wonderful illustrations! However, a commenter on another blog mentions that it is rather strange to BUY a book about Obsessive Consumerism... touché.

I think this book is one that I will definitely check out from the library, but if you are in the mood to purchase you can do so here!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Be creative

Rethink Scholarship at Langara 2010 Call for Entries from Rory O'Sullivan and Simon Bruyn on Vimeo.

Thought I would start Monday off with a little bit of creative inspiration.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Time Flies

Where does the time go? daylight savings.... now already spring?

I thought I would share this awesome clock screen saver from Alan Dye. Instructions on how to install are super easy!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Love it!

I am seriously digging the nautical themes in fashion right now! And I LOVE this dress! Unfortunately my spending diet won't allow me to purchase this pretty piece....
BUT, you can get it here (if you can afford it!)