Renee and I are currently sitting (actually at this very moment) in our BlogShop class learning a lot of blogging tricks, image formatting shortcuts, and above all else, having some seriously needed girl time in NYC. Our teachers are the very cute Bri and Angela, a graphic designer and photographer. More to come later in the week about our whole trip!
Shop: Au Retour
Specializes in: Graphic printed bags and pillows
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Ships from: Brooklyn, NY
Like almost all my Etsy finds, I stumbled upon Au Retour while looking for something totally different, and Emily’s bold geometric style totes and pillows caught my eye. I was sucked in to her funky color combos and graphic treatments. What’s super cool is those handmade totes are only $20 each! I’m going to snap myself up two of them to create a bit of pattern play when I carry them (insert dork comment here, I don’t mind
I’m not entirely sure if the existence of Roald Dahl stamps is enough to make me go all Madonna circa 2000 or not, but it could at very least get me to throw a loo, an advert and a telly into my daily conversations. Fueling the “we get everything good before you do” fire, Royal Mail has unveiled a “gloriumptiously collectable” collection of stamps honoring one of the greatest storytellers of all time – Roald Dahl. I can remember getting in trouble as a kid for staying up late with a flashlight to devour “The BFG”, and similarly made my way through every single thing Dahl wrote. One of the most creative minds in children’s literature can now be found gracing bills and letters to grandma across the UK. Check out what we’re missing!
Shop: Go Jump in the Lake
Specializes in: Rustic wooden signs
Feedback: 100% Positive
Ships from: Acworth, Georgia
I love love love the look of a rustic old sign… and if it’s a rustic wooden sign filled with cool typography, then I’m really hooked. Enter “Jump in the Lake,” an Etsy store who’s sense of scale, color and just the right amount of distress make for amazing pieces of art. Their signs can be found in the LLBean Freeport Maine Store, The Wireless Catalog, One Kings Lane, Design Sponge, and more than 300 stores around the country. To shop with them directly on Etsy, find them here.
Last week we told you about our Kids Classroom Cards and I wanted to post some screen shots of the ones I ordered for my boys. I love these Valentine’s Day cards as they are so kid-focused and the boys really take it to heart that they are the ones giving stationery to their friends.
Leo is a huge fan of all trucks, big and small, so I got him the Truckloads of Fun design.
Nate has never met a ball he didn’t like so I got him the You’re a Kick! design.
See our entire collection here. It’s February 1st, so order soon!