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Shopping Local: Crave Jewelry Design

I’ve long admired Crave Jewelry. Actually, her shop on Etsy was my first introduction to the site. Her designs are fun, whimsical and a little edgy. For example, take a look at this little sterling silver brontosaurus necklace. I want him.

To see more Crave Jewelry, visit her Etsy shop: Crave Jewelry Design.

Crave Jewelry Designs is also on Facebook!

Sterling Brontosaurus Necklace

UPDATED: Coincidently, Crave has a deal today on Heartsy. $18 for $42 Online Store Credit. 




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Truer Words Have Never Been Spoken

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My Favorite Things (This Week)

Screenprint from Etsy seller beethings.

Looking at this makes me 1) want to go swimming and 2) chow down on some Goldfish crackers. In all seriousness, beethings has a lot of adorable nature screenprints for sale. Check ’em out!


New Pornographers “Your Hands (Together)”

New tunes from one of my favorite bands. Yes!


I’m a Dog Person T-shirt

Truer words have never been spoken, not that I need a t-shirt to make this declaration. I’m pretty sure strangers already know this about me when they see stray white and black fur on my coat, scarf, sweater, etc.


An acrylic painting from Etsy seller Ummimi.

Bold lines, warm colors and floral patterns. I want it. Now.


For my fellow font nerds:

Be sure to visit The League of Moveable Type for more open source fonts.


Tofino, British Columbia

I want to go to there…

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Today We Like

J, the pooches and I are heading back to Ohio this weekend.  Oh joy!  The drive between Toledo and Chicago could quite possibly be the most boring. drive. ever. I am pretty sure I could do it with my eyes closed at this point. Anyhoo, the reason for this weekend’s travels is my sister-in-law’s baby shower.  That’s right, I am going to be an aunt. Let me rephrase that. I am going to be an aunt to a human nephew. I already have two canine nephews that I spoil rotten.

Shower gifts have already been purchased but that hasn’t stopped me from (internet) window shopping.  And even though this has a subtle “girly” feel to it, today we like:

How adorable is that?  Etsy seller JAustinRyan has a whole collection of paintings featuring some of the most adorable renditions of a whole assortment of fauna.  Head on over to her blog, J.AustinRyan, and learn more about Hawk the Suburban Dog and his friends.

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We Have a Winner!

A big thank you to everyone that voted in my poll.  The envelope, please.

The holiday color scheme for 2009 is <fumbles with envelope>

And now the real work begins.  Be sure to visit often to see how this year’s holiday crafts, good eats and gifts come together.  It should be a jolly good time.

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‘Tis the Season…


Greetings and salutations!  With Halloween behind us, it’s only a matter of time before the holidays arrive.  Aaaaand as usual, I am about two steps behind schedule.  I’ve been making my lists and checking them twice but there is one thing I can’t quite decide.  That’s where YOU come in.  Please help me pick a color theme for this year’s festivities.  Let me know which color scheme appeals to you by voting in the poll below.


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Time Really Does Fly By (When You’re Having Fun)

Where the hell did summer go?  I know, I know.  I’ve been neglecting my writing duties but I have some pretty good reasons.  I started a new job!

My crafting was also put on the back burner.  My craft time has been eaten up by all the paper goods I have been designing and assembling for my cousin’s early October wedding all summer.  I’ll share pics, I promise!

It seemed like we had friends and family visit us every other weekend, too.  Don’t get me wrong, I love showing the city to these very special people and it has been beneficial to us as well.  Free concerts in Millenium Park, architecture tours, museum exhibits, killer shows and good eats.  Have I mentioned how much I love Chicago?

Oh, and we’re moving.  Again.  The new place is twice as big as our current apartment but we’re also getting a roommate.  I’ve convinced one of my sisters to move here.  Yes!

Somehow during this busy and hectic summer, I found the time to dream up and sketch some new items for Sirius B.  I’ve got lots of goodies planned – dogs toys and collars, comfy scarves and funky hair accessories, stationary and pet portraits and much more.  I can’t wait for that Midwest winter to hit so I can hole up and actually get some work done.  I’ll update you here as new goodies become available.  You can always visit my Etsy shop, too: http://siriusbstudio.etsy.com.  Oh, and you can find Sirius B on Facebook.  And Twitter.

I promise, I will post again and it won’t take me two months to do so.

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