Monday, April 26, 2010

9 By Design

So I know it's already 2 episodes in, but I have to mention my love for 9 By Design. My husband and I sat down to watch it, and we both love it! We love Cortney and Robert and their 7 ADORABLE kids! Having a kid (and another on the way) we really admire laid back parents who just love life and find the joy in kids. Not to mention their amazing design aesthetic and desire to find original and unique items to outfit their homes.

And is it just me, or did any of you not realize that they wrote Downtown Chic? I've been flipping through it's pages when I'm out and dying to buy it but just haven't gotten around to's definitely next on my list now!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Welcome Pin Cushion Princess

My good friend Jen owns her own company, Pin Cushion Princess. She is a talented seamstress and crafter, and her work has been featured on many blogs and even in Weddings magazine. I am thrilled to announce that she is my first sponsor!

To introduce you all to her work, I have included a few pictures of her creatures and had her answer a few questions for me. Be sure to check out her Etsy shop too!!

What got you into sewing? Did you take any formal classes?
I just always wanted new and cute things for my home, and on a tight budget I figured I could make those things I wanted. I did not take any classes. My husband bought me a sewing machine and I taught myself. I did learn lots of fun good tricks from friends though.

What inspires you?
I am inspired by fabric. I know that sounds dorky, but I could spend hours in a fabric store thinking of things to make. I also get inspired by antiques. I love going to estate sales, antique shops and garage sales.
Any tips for those without the talent to sew in staying creative?
Make whatever inspires you. If it makes you happy, then it is worth it.

What is your favorite thing about what you do?
Seeing people smile and get excited about the things I make.

Last but not least, what is your favorite home your house?
I love my upstairs loft. It is where my family likes to hang out and where I sew.

I can tell you that Jen has great taste and is super talented at what she does. She is constantly doing new fun things to her home, so it's always fun to go over and see what project she's working on. Be sure to check out her website and etsy shop.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


I can't wait for this beauty to arrive

I have long been a lover of all things Eames, but not necessarily the price tag that comes with it. I love the whimsical yet simple and modern style. Caitlin over at found an Eames rocker chair knockoff for an affordable $100! I have wanted this chair, or something like it, for over a year now so I jumped at the opportunity! I am all for supporting the original designer, but with business school debt looming in our near future, I think I'm justified in getting the knockoff.

It is a smaller size (as is most modern and European inspired furniture) so I'm still deciding where to put it once it to the couch for extra seating, a reading nook, or in the nursery? So for now, here are some inspiring photos:

images via google image, stylecarrott, and fourwallsandaroof

Where would you put it in your home?
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