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Hi guys, it’s Thursday… And I have a WEDNESDAY wish list for you… finally. I apologize for the delay, this week just seems to be one that I can’t get together. I know it looks like I’m not doing anything but I PROMISE YOU I’m doing a lot of work behind the scenes. I have a VERY SPECIAL announcement to make this Sunday and I’ve been working my little tail off to get it ready. Not to mention SYTYC pieces, new campaigns for ENMNetwork (I’ve been given my first TWO!) and specifically blog projects. On top of all that this little blog of mine is in the process of an overhaul. The first part was the site layout and design, next is making sure all those header links actually lead you to the things you were looking for and followed up by moving entirely off work press hosted to my own hosting solution. Thus giving you the opportunity to sponsor ads. It sure is busy around here…

Ok, enough of that talk… lets get down to business. You should have by now received your LOVELY new IKEA catalogue and I’m sharing favorites from the *newly update* Stockholm series. Like that green couch. OMG that green couch. Want.

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Did I pick any of your favorites? What was your favorite item in the new catalogue? I love having an IKEA store literally 15 minutes from my house. Even if going into the store gives me anxiety (all those people…).

Tomorrow I will be posting my Friday favorites like normal, but SUNDAY is when you should check back on my BIG ANNOUNCEMENT.

Ciao,

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523886_10201854326062999_330136647_n**UPDATE** I just found out that this super hunky man is trying to raise $$ to stop human trafficking. Can you jump over to his fundraiser page and pay him a visit? Thanks! ❤ J. 

LINK: http://www.stayclassy.org/fundraise?fcid=255007

DETAILS:

Actor Josh Henderson (From Dallas) is trying to raise $5000 for charity and he is only 70% of the way. The funds will benefit the Somaly Mam Foundation.

The Somaly Mam Foundation is a nonprofit 501c(3) organization dedicated to the eradication of slavery worldwide, with a special focus on Southeast Asia where the trafficking of women and girls is widespread. SMF supports survivor rescue, shelter, and restoration programs (including medical and psychological treatment), as well as empowerment programs that train survivors of slavery to be a force of change in their community. SMF’s awareness and advocacy campaigns shed light on the crime of human trafficking and involve governments and individuals in the fight against modern-day slavery.

He is raising $5000 by Saturday, August 17, 2013 as part of a campaign to raise awareness for human trafficking.

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Shameless Quick Plug: If you have a minute today please stop by over at SYTYC to vote for the Season 17 Auditions round. CLA (that’s ME) is vying for the chance to participate this season!

Did you guys know that H&M had a home store?! I sure didn’t. But of course when I found I hopped right over and spend over and HOUR looking through their entire catalogue. And then I got distracted by clothes. Isn’t this the cutest dress?!

Ok, ok Justynn, back on topic… Anyways, So I found out they have a home catalogue, spent over and hour perusing it and figured I might as well share my finds with you. Check out some of my favorites below.

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Woo Hoo! Wednesday! Halfway through my week and wish list day! Today I’ve got a SPECIAL wish list for you…

Since I started the blog and started doing my own DIYs, I’ve realized that my home is severely lacking in the TOOL DEPARTMENT. Luckily, I have a mother that realizes her daughter is an odd duck, because when I asked for a miter saw for christmas last year she only heckled me slightly. I heard the guy in the tool department gave her a weird look when she told him who the saw was for…

Anyways… back to the list! Here are some of the tool *I* NEED/ WANT/ BEG FOR….

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ONE // After playing with my dad’s wet saw over the 4th of July weekend… I’m hooked. I want one. This is the actual saw he purchased and it was really simple to use.

TWO // I have been wanting  Kreg Jig FOREVER. Sadly, THIS SET (the one I want… hint hint mom & dad) is just out of my budget right now, but I’m looking at the smaller set for now…

THREE // After my current project, I think that I REALLY need to invest in a Paint Sprayer. This one has a ton of good reviews.

FOUR // I love my little sander, but it doesn’t get into the corners! This one will help alleviate that issue.

FIVE // I LOVE my miter saw, but it leaves a HELL of a mess. I could use this Wet/ Dry Vac for easier clean-up.

SIX & SEVEN // I’m combining the two of these because they are really the same idea. I would LOVE to get a nail gun. I’m the worst ‘nail hammer-er’ in the world and sometimes screws are just too big. I love the idea of an all purpose” nail gun like #7, but think that I might also need a smaller finishing nail gun like #6.

As you can tell… I’m not set on a specific brand. Because I don’t have these tools already I haven’t had a chance to decide on a favorite. Do you have a favorite brand? Please share why! I could use all the advice I can get! I do however like that the RIDGID Brand is orange and therefore much easier to spot in the chaos of my garage. 😉

Happy Wednesday everyone!

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Wishlist Wednesday

July 10, 2013

Hello lovely people. It’s Wednesday which means I get to share with you some of the items on my wish list! Some of the things I can afford and others are well… pipe dreams.

But dream I will so lets get to the dreaming!

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one // these baseball bat bottle openers are awesome (minus the giants reference. GO TIGERS!!) I would love one of these for my home…

two // this print is such a great reminder to remember that you’re not the only one going through problems and not to take out anger and frustration on others.

three // I LOVE this chair. Look at the color! It’s fantastic! Want for my living room RIGHT NOW.

four // *whisky makes her frisky* Ok, I’m more of a tequila girl myself, but I’m pretty sure that has a saying too…  “tequila makes… her clothes….”

five // I think this dog bowl holder is super cool! I would totally buy for Ziggy. He’s going to be the coolest non cat in the world. *Spoiled Dog Alert*

 

What do you think? Do you have anything you’re pining after? Share a link below! I might just add it to mine!

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Wednesday Wishlist

July 4, 2013

Hello friends! I’m dropping n from my mini vacation to bring you today’s Wednesday Wishlist!

The last couple of weeks I’ve run into some great items that I just couldn’t fit into my color series… mostly, because they don’t have color!

Swag Policy: Before we get to it just a reminder that the items listed below are chosen because *I* love them. This is not a sponsored post and I am not paid to pick these items. Sometimes a shop will offer discounts or a giveaway to myself and my readers and that is purely on their at their discretion. All reviews and thoughts– good or bad– are *my* thoughts. Need more legal jargon? Check out my disclaimers.

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one // Love these mirror letters! Wouldn’t they look cool up on a shelf next to some great vacation pictures?! I found these a month ago and keep going back to them. SOURCE: StudioLiscious

two // While WAYYYY out of my budget I think this piggy bank is an elegant adult version of the childhood classic. SOURCE: Furbish Studio

three // I think this whale cutting board could also make a great art piece on a wall of quirky pieces or maybe in a little kids room. SOURCE: Urban Outfitters

four // Something about outdoor related art makes me stupid-happy and this woodcut print in a fun color is no exception. However, much like almost everything on Anthropologie WAY out of my budget. I wonder if I could make one?

five // What a gorgeous bracelet from Olive You. Not really much to say other that right up my style alley.

six // Now this is the kind of gold funky accent that’s in my price range that I can get into. I wonder how heavy it is? Wishbone: Jayson Home

seven // I’ve seen “branch-like” hooks done a lot and these are by far the best and most interesting ones I’ve seen. Thinking these would look great in my master bathroom reno.

eight // Love this reuse of old skateboards into boxes! How clever. I’ve seen them used as shelves before but this takes it to a whole new level!

Ok folks, I’m headed back to the beach. Everyone have a safe and wonderful Fourth of July!

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It’s Wish List Wednesday and we are back for our FINAL Esty Color Series post! I hope you’ve really enjoyed them, I know I have! Next week we are going back to my regular Wish List posts, but I’ve enjoy the “themes” so I’m going to stick with them! And of course I’m still going to feature some of my favorite Etsy shops!

Anyways, did you miss the first few colors? Click these links to see them; White & BlackRed,  OrangeYellowGreen, Blue & Purple. Why Etsy? Well….. I’m looking forward to opening my own Etsy store and can’t think of a better way to promote good karma than to promote some of the amazing shops already on there.

Swag Policy: Before we get to it just a reminder that the items listed below are chosen because *I* love them. This is not a sponsored post and I am not paid to pick these items. Sometimes a shop will offer discounts or a giveaway to myself and my readers and that is purely on their at their discretion. All reviews and thoughts– good or bad– are *my* thoughts. Need more legal jargon? Check out my disclaimers.

This week we’re going pink, which is normally my least favorite color. But I gotta tell you, I’m completely in love with today’s items! Maybe I’m heading to the “dark side”. 😉

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one // Raise you hand if you love to get flowers. Ok, now raise your hand if you hate having to get rid of them a week later because they’ve died off. I love getting flowers, and try to make them last as long as possible, but they always die off eventually and I’m stuck cleaning another vase. Enter these pink ombre paper flowers by Flower Thyme. Just think, you never have to change their water, never have to cut the ends, they can be placed anywhere in your home and look great forever. Sold. The other great thing about these flowers? They come in so many different colors to coordinate with your decor. You could use these for a wedding bouquet and ALWAYS be able to keep your “flowers” as a keepsake.

two // I’ve been seeing these animal magnets all over the internet lately and I’ve gotta say these hot pink ones from Original Animal Magnet are probably my favorite so far. I love the dinosaurs and it makes me giggle like a twelve year old that their butts are sticking out. I’m mature, I know.

three // Finding out my friends are pregnant is like giving myself a challenge to put together the coolest, nerdiest baby gift ever. I’m adding this Batman Onesie by Dearly Loved Boutique to my list of staples. I wonder if I can find a Robin one?

four // And while we are on the topic of baby gifts, these Cotton Candy lollipops made by The Groovy Baker would make a great addition to a baby shower favor, or wedding favor or heck… my next birthday party. They have a touch of vanilla flavor, bubblegum and lemon and have sprinkles in them! Yummy…

five // Another hot trend? Colorful cooking utensils! Everybody and their brother are dipping their utensils and adding some neap flare to their kitchen. I think these Neon Pink Spoons from Wind and Willow Home would be a great gift for any mom. Check out all their colors and the BOWLS! #inlovewiththebowls.

six // I don’t know about you, but this spring summer has been dress season for me (which is highly unusual). So when I found this pink dress from Jennifer Lilly Designs I was pretty stoked to add it to my round up this week. I love the cool hummingbird design and simple shape of the dress. This is something that would work well for my… um… curves.

seven // I really love the pop of color these Pink Agate/ Geode coasters (by OCEANSOMIND) would bring to a room. I tend to design and decorate with big neutral pieces and bring in the color through the pillows and accessories and I think this would be an awesome small statement piece.

eight // I really like this tea towel featuring a fun geometric bird in a bright poppy color. Pretty much any geometric animal will entice me. And yet another way to bring color into your kitchen. Created by OELWEIN (this shop also makes prints, bags and cards too!)

nine // Having a sense of humor is probably one of the most attractive features found in anyone. What better way to show it off than by wearing it proudly? I literally laughed out loud when I found this tank by Coup. What a fun quirky addition to any wardrobe.

ten // EVERY kid needs a piggy bank. Every. Single. One. And these banks by The Pig Pen are customizable. So put your kid’s name on it. Teach them to save… so they can buy power tools and shoes when they get older….. oh wait, that was me.

eleven // I LOVE the pattern on this hanging lamp by Lucent Lampworks. I think it’d be awesome over a dining table or in a little girls room.

twelve // White kitchens with super nice subway tile are all the rage right now. So designers are pulling in color and personalization through colorful dishes, cookware and bakeware. These gorgeous nesting measuring cups are a great piece to add to your glass cabinet. Something to show off for sure. Handmade by Gray December.

And that’s it! The last color in the Etsy Color Series! I hope you enjoyed it. I’ll be back next week for Wish List Wednesday with a wood and shimmer theme.

Enjoy the rest of your HUMP day!

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It’s Wish List Wednesday THURSDAY and we’re back for our sixth installment of the Etsy color series. I’m soooo off track this week guys, but I’m still moving ahead, full-steam… errr ok, half-steam…  Ok, the fact that I’m still posting, still crafting and still going to class is a bloody miracle right now. Did you miss the first few colors? Click these links to see them; White & BlackRed,  OrangeYellowGreen and Blue. Why Etsy? Well….. I’m looking forward to opening my own Etsy store and can’t think of a better way to promote good karma than to promote some of the amazing shops already on there.

This week is purple… and I’ll be honest it’s probably my second least favorite color. Following pink (which happens to be next week’s color). However. I did find some really great items that make me think of purple in a whole different light.

Swag Policy: Before we get to it just a reminder that the items listed below are chosen because *I* love them. This is not a sponsored post and I am not paid to pick these items. Sometimes a shop will offer discounts or a giveaway to myself and my readers and that is purely on their at their discretion. All reviews and thoughts– good or bad– are *my* thoughts. However if you are interested in sponsoring a post or giveaway please drop me a line here. Need more legal jargon? Check out my disclaimers.

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one // I love the pattern on this scarf made by Urbe. It’s not TOO much purple which makes it a perfect fit for people with purple phobias like myself.

two // Back to my clock fetish (seriously, what is this?!) I love the whimsy Le Luni created with this elephant clock. This would be awesome in a little kids room. Or even for a big kid like myself. I actually do have a semi-cool collection of elephant figurines. Maybe I need to start collecting clocks too?

three // Speaking as someone who is obsessed with old letterpress when I found this really cool idea of using a type tray for a jewelry holder I had to have one. I made one for myself and one for my old roommate. Let me tell you, it’s not that easy. Save yourself the frustration and check out these really lovely designs & colors from Black Forest Cottage. There’s even some with doors!

four // Everyone knows that trends stem from things we see in life, TV and online. So of course when Serena on Gossip Girl has these amazing butterflies on her wall in her bedroom they because the next big thing. I’ve seen them replicated by designers like Julia of Chris Loves Julia when she used them in her daughter’s bedroom. And while I’m not a girly girl myself I LOVE the idea of doing something similar. (maybe my office?) These paper butterflies are crafted by Jannie Cut.

five // My roommate’s dog has more collars than I do shoes. Not joking. She’s momma’s baby girl and I think this purple chevron collar by Pugs2Persians would look great on her. Maybe it’ll be Lily’s Christmas gift 😉

six // You know how sometimes you wear bracelets and it hurts to rest your arm on something? No? Maybe it’s just me… Either way, these bracelets from Lyla Accessories look super comfy to wear. I love that they are stackable. This purple one comes in a group of three!

seven //  I’m not entirely sure what it is about teardrop earrings, but I love the shape. And honestly for someone that’s not always the biggest purple fan, these are something I would totally wear for a *pop* of color. Created by OhKoul (who’s been featured before! Clearly I just love their shop!)

eight // This recycled glass soap dispenser is GORGEOUS. I think this would make the perfect touch to a half bath or guest bathroom as a “glam” piece. Love this shop: Rail19

nine // Iris’s always make my think of my lovely grandmother who I miss DEARLY. I love this print by Shannon Pix. What a great way to remember her.

ten // I mentioned earlier above and probably since I started this blog my love for letterpress prints. I’ve had this particular print favorited for a LOOOOOONG time. Mom if you’re reading this, this print is officially on my Christmas List. Now just to find a place to put it… Lovely job by Print And Be Merry.

eleven // I couldn’t just stop at ten this week (I know, you’re shocked). This cardboard light is captivating to look at. Those angles! The texture! The SHAPE!. Swooning… created by Werk Depot.

And that’s a wrap for purple. Did you see anything above that you liked? Who has suggestions for me for PINK?

Have a great evening guys!

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Happy Wednesday everyone! It’s finally nice out here and I’m super stoked for the nice weather. It’s also my Month-Old Blogoversary! I’m looking to bump up the number of likes on my Facebook page and host a giveaway after we reach 100 *likes*. Like me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, follow this blog through email (hell- follow me on instagram you’ll get pictures of cute dogs)… Think of it like a month-old birthday gift to my blog 😉 Shameless self-promotion I know…

It’s Wish List Wednesday and we’re back for our fourth installment of the Etsy color series. Miss the first three colors? Click these links to see them; White & Black, Red and Orange. Why Etsy? Well….. I’m looking forward to opening my own Etsy store and can’t think of a better way to promote good karma than to promote some of the amazing shops already on there.

**REMINDER: Last week Benton Park Prints (one of the shops feature for ORANGE) Graciously offered 20% off their shop for all CREATIVE LIFE ANTICS readers. This offer expires 5/22/13. Use Promo Code: ANTICS **
If you take advantage of this offer please *like* Benton Park Prints and Creative Life Antics on Facebook.

This week’s color is YELLOW. Which is perfect for the nice weather we are FINALLY having. I was a little angry to wake up Monday morning to frost. And when I got home after work I noticed that it did indeed kill about two rows of plants in my new vertical garden planter. Hopefully this weekend I can take those out and replace them. I have 2 weeks until I can turn it fully up-right and when I can I’ll show you a whole reveal post. Until then… lets get back to YELLOW! We’ve got ten great products this round so lets get started!

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one // Everyone’s luggage looks the same these day when it’s coming around the carousal and usually by this time everyone’s grumpy from traveling. Make yours and someone else’s day with this humorous luggage tag from Cest Superbe Labels. This would put a smile on my face, and I would TOTALLY call out that person’s name.

two // Ok, we all know that white ceramic is HUGE right now. But lets not forget to give some love to the other colorful ceramic creatures out there. Like this cute owl piggy bank from Fruit Fly Pie. The bottom of this bank twists off for easy access to the cash inside. Which is good, I would never want to break this guy open… [sidenote: just realized I had purchased from this shop before. I bought the small yellow pig and he sits on my bedroom night stand collecting stuff from my pockets! I love him!]

three // The cute cupcake liners from Simply Wrappers are all sort of springy and I love them! Going to buy a few of these for my “liner stash” which is a real thing people. The bf wanted cake the other day so I made cupcakes and gave him a list of what liners he could chose from.

four // Technically this has other colors than just yellow in it, but I love this necklace so much I’m willing to make and exception. Crafted by Bevin Bold this is such a perfect piece for a number of outfits in my closet. Plus it also has mint green, which is such a huge color this season.

five // So, you know how women before they get married day-dream and plan out their wedding day? Honestly, I haven’t done that… pinterest kinda started me thinking about all that crap, but the only thing I’ve really put thought into are the invites. I literally sit on Pinterest and Etsy and judge invites. These are really genius wedding invitations using the basic Panton color swatch style. Created by MikioDesign I love the simplicity and bold color. There’s also some other really great color to chose from so check these out!

six // Nothing goes better than yellow and grey and this simple chevron piece by MrsEliotBooks is a great example. Gotta love the subtle chevron shape and the variety of textures within the print.

seven // Back on my pillow quest for my living room… how cute is this pillow from SkinnyLaminx?! I love it! *Adds to my list of options*

eight // It’s the beginning of wedding season which means at my age you probably know about a half dozen couples getting married this year. Which on top of that means you have a half dozen gifts to buy, wrap and present to the bride and groom to be. Buying wedding gifts can be exhausting and boring when it’s the same type of items over and over again so do yourself a favor, get something off of their registry and then give them something a bit more personal  or handmade. Trust me, they’ll love that you put some thought into their wedding gift. This print from Apple Blossom Print is a perfect example of a personal gift.

nine // Ok, I swear it’s the last pillow I’ll show you… for this week. But who doesn’t LOVE the geometric texture? It’s incredible! Created by White Nest.

ten // As a lover of old vintage things this old postbox from Cab Art Vintage would make a great addition to the wall of any home. Maybe use it to pass love notes back and forth between you and your significant other. ❤ Awe, dreamy.

So what do you think? Great stuff right? If you love the products go give the Etsy shop owner some love!

Have your own shop? Would you like to be featured or to sponsor a giveaway? Shoot me an email!

Have a great Wednesday people!

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What’s up you lovely people? It’s Wish List Wednesday and we’re back for our third installment of the Etsy color series. Miss the first two colors? See it White & Black and Red. Why Etsy? Well….. I’m looking forward to opening my own Etsy store and can’t think of a better way to promote good karma than to promote some of the amazing shops already on there.

Orange is the color this week and its one of my favorite colors! I love the bold stand out quality and depth of all the shades of orange. Eleven spectacular items to follow so lets get to it…

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1// This sweet print from handz is a great play on one of my favorite line from this Gary Allen song. A great reminder to enjoy the art of “getting there” in life. Plus the typography of ride literally has me swooning.

2// Who doesn’t love a great vintage desk? Unfortunately this desk sold last November to some lucky person. who… may or may not want to start keeping a better eye on their piece…

3// Yep, I’m obsessed. I love everything type. Whats better than small type? BIG TYPE. I love this big “h” from Hindsvik. I want to hang it on my “Art Wall”.

4// Every girl has to own some sort of chunky necklace. I have…. several. Wouldn’t this be a sweet addition to my collection? I don’t have an orange one…. yet. Created by stonesartisanjewelry.

5// There seems to be a trend of flour sacks as the perfect cleaning towel right now instead of paper towel, which isn’t very environmentally friendly. So if you’re going to be environmentally friendly, you need to do it in style. Nicely made by SproutedDesigns.

6// This orange clock from uncommon is made to be a focal point on your wall. Add in some great B&W prints surrounding the clock for a bold statement.

7// Honestly, I love Chicago. I’m a Detroit girl born and raised but would pretty much drop everything to live in Chicago for a few years. Lovely skyline print from Benton Park Prints.

UPDATE: This vendor was so excited to be featured that they’ve offered a coupon code for 20% from their shop BENTON PARK PRINTS for Creative Life Antic Readers and Fans until 5/22/13. Coupon code: ANTICS

8// Although not orange in color, orange in scent is just as good. I’m a citrus and fruity scent person at heart and I can only imagine how good my hands will smell after using this! Crafted by Frog Goes to Market.

9// What stands out to me the most about this orange leather cuff bracelet is the braid. It looks so complicated but effortless at the same time. Very boho chic. Great job by JustLena (which I should mention is so super close to my own name… weird!)

10// THIS MUG (from symmetrical pottery). Oh my gosh. Stood out from the page in the most incredible way. Mom if you’re reading… add this to my christmas list. There’s also some really cool dog bowls too!

11// Love this fantastic glass bowl from UneekGlassFusions how cool would this look with some apples and bananas?

Well, that wraps up this week’s wish list. Which item is your favorite?

On a more personal note yesterday marked the first day of my last class in my Graphic Design Degree. Yay. So expect some homework related posts. A lot of painting and color theory. Maybe I’ll post our assignments on here and you guys can try them yourself. What do you think? Hopefully these late nights at school won’t throw off my blogging too much. I’m still planning on participating in my challenges so keep and eye out for those!

Have a great Wednesday!

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Whew, what a week so far. First, I apologize for being MIA for the last few days. I’m planning on working hard on some really great projects this weekend (much bigger than I’ve worked on recently) and I’ve been wrappingg my head around everything that I need to purchase for it, setting aside time to do it between work and DETROIT RED WINGS PLAYOFFS (name drop much?). I promise I will share all the busy details soon. Until then I’ll let you all ponder what’s going on by looking at this truly horrible photo.

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Yup, my deck. I need to get this baby ready for spring/ summer… since you know, it finally decided to arrive.

HOWEVER, it’s Wish List Wednesday and we’re back for our second installment of the Etsy color series. Miss the first installment? See it here. Why Etsy? I’m looking forward to opening my own Etsy store and can’t think of a better way to promote good karma than to promote some of the amazing shops already on there.

Red is the theme this week and I’ve got some real knockouts! AND I was able to limit myself to ten. It was hard, and there were some GREAT items that just barely didn’t make the list.

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1// Who doesn’t like cake for breakfast? If I wore this button I could actually have cake for breakfast… right? This wonderful design is created by Instant Awesome.

2// Big, bright, bold and totally mouth-watering. I love the simplicity and quirkiness of this necklace by Venicia Creations would be the perfect addition to my collection.

3// I’m pretty much a ‘tea-oholic’ these days and there’s nothing better than your favorite tea in a pretty cup. This cup and saucer combo from bloodymarianne is fantastic! I love the strip/ solid combo. I think I need to start replacing all my tea cups now…

4// Let’s not kid around, succulents are HUGE right now. And while I might have a green thumb outside… it doesn’t always translate that way to my inside plants. Thus why succulents are perfect for me. They don’t require constant attention. This petite planter by dachshundinthedesert brings the perfect pop of color and earthy edge. I think they would look amazing in a set of three or four on my dining room table. And it comes WITH a plant. How much easier can it get?

5// Ok, so this clock by EuroVintage is technically ‘red-orange’ but the red part came first (solid argument, right?). I love the look of the classic alarm clocks about as much as I dread the sound of them. I have not and never will be a morning person. Seriously, just ask my parents. However, I’m not above buying one to set in my room to make it LOOK like I’m a morning person. I love the pop of color. And since thats generally how I style my home, this would look great on my nightstand. Ok, maybe on the bf’s side… 😉

6// I found these totally awesome key rings a while ago and can’t get over how unique of an idea this is by nanehandmade. Love the geometric painting and color selection they have. For someone who loses their keys as much as I do I should get the brightest one, that way they’ll be easier to find.

7// So, I have a baking addiction. You might already know that. And there was QUITE the story of how I finally acquired my KitchenAid stand mixer, (I might tell you it sometime… lets just say that it involved (4) mixers being purchased… accidentally.) so this spunky art piece by ohdearmolly DESERVES a spot on my art wall.

8// Being a graphic designer at heart I love vintage packaging. When I saw this old typewriter ribbon can from Antiquissimo it brought a smile to my face. Old items like these are a great reminder that simple colors and type can often be the best kind of packaging.

9// This vintage retro pitcher/ kettle from TheRetroBottega reminds me of the one my mom used while camping to make our hot chocolate. That one was black, but it holds great camping memories. I wonder why kind of memories this one holds as well.

10// Finally, I’m on the hunt for new pillows & cases for my couch in the living room, the ones I have are…. unattractive? So, when I saw the bright color and pattern on these embossed velvet cases by sestras they immediately went on my possibility list. Which has now reached an all-time high of about 100 different cases. I really need to pair that thing down to six… or so. 

It’s Wednesday, so that mean’s it’s wish list day! Every Wednesday check back for some items from my wish list. This week we are starting the Etsy Color Series. Each Wednesday I will pick one color and search Etsy for some of my favorite items from some fabulous shops.  Why Etsy? Well, since stumbling upon the marketplace way back when I’ve had a dream of being able to sell and showcase my art in my very own shop. I think promoting and sharing fellow shop owners and their products is a great way to build good karma for my future shop. Let’s get started!

This week being the very first week of this series I wanted to start with Black and White. This classic combination is hitting the design and home decor world by force this season. People are falling in love with the contrast and dramatic effect it adds. It’s easy to jump on this band wagon by adding some of these great finds to your home either in art or wardrobe.

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AMAZING RIGHT? I couldn’t just decide on (10) so I added a few more… I know, I know… “moderation Justynn”.

1// Everyone knows I have a love for typography and numbers. This graphic print from EduBarba caught my eye months ago and I’ve been coming back to it ever since. Check out their shop too, because if you like the simpleness of this print you’ll pretty much fall in love with everything else in there.

2// I LOVE wooden cursive typography (get it?). This vintage chic love sign from Old New Again wold make a lovely addition to a master bedroom. I also want their light blue *cook* sign. I think it’d go great with my yellow bake one in my kitchen.

3// The humor behind this Prozac Molecule Mug makes me want to get a few to pass out at my office… 😉 I’m kidding… kinda.  Created by LL Townley Ceramic.

4// Detroit is MY CITY and I would purchase this piece in a heartbeat. In fact I’m currently placing it on my purchase list for my next extra-cash-need-to-spend day. There are a ton more cities in the MrCityPrinting shop for you to find the one that means the most to you. All as wonderfully detailed.

5// Part of planning to open your own Etsy shop include how you want to brand and package your goods. I think stamps are not only cost effective for packaging but also add a unique handmade touch. This stamp from Extase is graphic and memorable.

6// This poster by albiedesigns pretty much describes my household after a long work week. Now if only there was a tequila one…

7// Quirky necklaces are pretty much a staple of my jewelry and this one by Nature Look adds a nice tribal piece that my collection is missing.

8// Pretty much any white ceramic animal is in style right now thanks to Young House Love and this Rhino is no exception. He even has a great name! Igor. From White Faux Taxidermy .

9// This wood bowl from Jan the Spinner reminds me of something my grandfather would make (he was a wood carver for and automotive company back in the day).

10// I bought three of these Vintage Advertising Letters a week ago and can’t wait to use them. Lake Michigan Vintage was really helpful and shipped super fast. Looking forward to working with them in the future.

11// Quirky and completely functional. What a great combination. This mug from Kina Ceramic Design is top notch.

12// Who doesn’t love a little pop culture humor? Great design and twist from FieldTrip. Pop this into a bold black frame for a real kick.

13// I have THREE… count them 1.. 2.. 3.. of these cases from HipsterHaberdasher. I love the color options, the pockets and the easy access with the button closure. (just for clarification I have them for my nook, laptop and wacom tablet.)

14// If and when I decide to have kids and plan to make the announcement simple and chic. Much like this one from inhauspress.

Do you like them? Which item is your favorite?

Next week: We are going RED. Have a product you think I’d like? Drop me an email from my contact page.

Whew. My fingers hurt… I think I’m going to go console them with a bowl of ice cream. Yummy…

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Wednesday Wish List

April 17, 2013

It’s Wednesday! Which means it’s wish list day. Every Wednesday I take the pins I’ve added to my Wish list Pinterest Board and put them out there for you. Sharing is caring people… (And hey, my Mom always did want me to create a Christmas list.) Hope you like them!

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Starting it off for us is #1 ) This pillow is pretty much bada$$. The people at Society Social nailed it by combining comfort & quirky. #2 ) Have I mentioned my love for typography yet? No? Well if there was any doubt this book is definitely on my Christmas wishlist. Typography Sketchbooks by Steven Heller &  Lita Talarico. #3 ) These earrings found on Fab (courtesy of Garnett Jewelry) are HOTT!! Yes, two T’s, I rate on the number of extra letters added to stress a point. It’s past the sale time, but hopefully I’ll be able to find them elsewhere. #4 ) These cute dryer balls are not only functional but something I wouldn’t mind laying around while I ignore folding my laundry. Provided by ModCloth created by Kikkerland. #5 ) Last but certainly not least this whimsical candlestick holder provided by Anthropologie reminds me of a octopus sculpture that I almost brought home with me from Home Goods. I still regret that.

Well that’s it for this Wednesday Wish List. What are you wishing for? Let me know!

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