Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Happy Holidays


I love painting/cutting out tiny pieces of paper

Happy Holidays to you all!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm thankful for my family, my friends, my boyfriend's pending visa, my job, my art, and my motivation for several of my current endeavors.


And of course, my cat, Baker.

Eat your hearts out, all, and be thankful.

Monday, November 23, 2009

working on something!

I decided something very cool this weekend. But it's top secret until further notice!



In other news, I'm in the midst of painting something. Baker's a little more than annoyed that I'm not paying as much attention to him/ really interested in my expensive paint brushes and dirty water.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Lookit!



This is the most amazing Save the Date I've ever seen. And the couple is getting married at the Natural History Museum?!?! Seriously?!?! DREAM CITY.

via forPRINTonly

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Shoe Clips?


Has anyone ever seen something like this before? BECAUSE IT'S THE MOST AMAZING ACCESSORY I'VE EVER SEEN.

Literally clip them to any of your shoes. How cute for a holiday party? Available at etsy shop, allencompanyinc Gotta keep my eye out for more of these! I'm wearing some awfully plain black flats today...

I think these might be kind of funky cute on a pair of converse or something. But I might just be really hungry and delusional.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Regretsy

So the site, Regretsy, has been scouring the design blogs for a few weeks now. I started following them on Facebook and look at what they had to offer today.

An anonymous shop with no information about the cards, who makes them, or anything. Maybe the mystery makes it so appealing, or that they have been inspired by current events, or maybe it's because they're hysterical.

See below:



This is probably the best Christmas illustration I've ever seen.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

MARTHA STEWART



It's no secret that I love Martha Stewart. I did an illustration for one of her magazines, Body and Soul, last year and frequently read some of her other publications. Working for her would be A DREAM.

Well come to find out via, Martha's twitter, you can for a price! She's donated a whole bunch opportunities to a charity auction, one of them being a 6-week paid internship at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia!
Current Bid: $1550. But you'd be getting paid about $3600 plus touching things that Martha has. So totally worth it. And it's for charity. Bid online here!



Oh don't feel like being an intern again, HOW ABOUT A PERSONAL TOUR OF MARTHA'S GARDENS AND LUNCH WITH THE QUEEN HERSELF? Because you can get that too. Current Bid: $9500. Estimated value: $10,000 (but I think it's really closer to priceless.)

Friday, November 6, 2009

Red Velvet Art Girls

First, if you don't know about the Red Velvet Art Girls, find out about the here. They're super cute, make super cute things, and sell other super cute things.

They also have a great blog. Today they blogged about Betsy Johnson and summed her up perfectly with this quote:

"Her style is over the top, adorable and if it was a food it would have at least 1000 calories!" - RVA girls




Huzzah!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Candy? What candy? I GOT A CAT FOR HALLOWEEN


Meet Baker! I got him at the mspca in Jamaica Plain, MA on October 31st! He's six months old and the cutest, most lively creature in the world.

About the name: His name and the shelter was "Simba" cute, but common. I had a dream a couple years ago that I had a cat named Bakery, which I think is a pretty funny name. After some advice from facebook friends and in-your-face friends, I've shortened it to Baker! I think it's fitting, especially because he looks like a cinnamon bun...

Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween!


No abe lincoln, but hey! I make my costumes with already owned items. Trick or treat!

The best children's costume I've seen yet.


I'm obsessed with this Abraham Lincoln costume! So cute. This little girl is the daughter of the wonderfully talented Abby Glassenberg!

Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Halloween is approaching!

I lovelovelove sophie blackall and especially love her blog, Missed Connections featuring the section from craigslist. How clever, darling, cute, weird, and addicting.


Saturday, October 17, 2009
- m4w
We shared a bear suit at an apartment party on Saturday night.
I asked for your number and you gave it to me, but somehow I don't have an area code written down. I had a great time talking with you, and I don't trust Chance enough to wait until I see you in the elevators...

Sunday, October 18, 2009

I love plaid



Especially plaid shirt dresses:

Shirt Dress: Old Navy $25
Leggings: Target $5
Boots: Steve Madden $69.95

This is an actual outfit for $104.5 that I am wearing today. and I love every bit of it.

Monday, October 5, 2009

So no photos here yet, but vote for me on AT!


My bedroom was accepted into Apartment Therapy's 2009 Color contest! Vote for me please! You have 48 hours. Tell your friends, tell your moms, tell your grandmoms, tell your dads, tell your neighbors, tell you best friend from 3rd grade!

Just click on the "Thumbs Up!" here.

And here's another link because you can never have too many!

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/boston/room-for-color-2009/lauras-briny-blue-bedroom-room-for-color-east-7-097466

THANKS IN ADVANCE.

Friday, September 18, 2009

House pictures NEXT week...

Ok so i know i said I'd do a house pictures post, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. BUT I did see these awesome shoes on anthropologie.com


Super cute mary janes. $98 And HEY they're out of my size.

Browsing Endless.com, lookit what i found!



SAME super cute mary janes! $66.17 AND HEY super deal and in my size.....

Will they be mine?

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Labor Day Weekend!


This weekend, I decided to trek out to Todd Farm for some flea market action!

I also saw some very neat/funny things there. :)


MANHUNT: The Board Game


Hahahaaahaaaha I really should have bought this


I think the little girl is my Great-Aunt Evy. Like 85% sure.



What I picked up:


1960s Smock/Apron


Large retro tin


See that fabric inside? That's a vintage Vera Neumann sheet. My fav!


Glass serving tray

All in all a successful trip!

Up next: HOUSE PICTURES

Thursday, September 3, 2009

My dream "Goodbye Summer" Outfit



Say goodbye beach days and flip-flops and hello to orchards and peep-toes! Up here in New England, we've had a rather short summer and we're not ready to say goodbye! But since we have to, why not dress up for the event?

Shoes: Modcloth $64.99
Dress: Modcloth $64.99
Sweater: Topshop aprox. $45
Necklace: Charlotte Russe $6.99
Earrings: Marc Jacobs @ Nordstrom $48 (hi apple picking season!)

Total $229.97

What do you think of my goodbye summer outfit?

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Remember, duck, and cover your martini

Just one of the many great line descriptions and dresses from etsy seller VERA VAGUE



Seriously, don't miss a single item from this seller. Even if the clothes aren't your cup of tea, there is sure to be a laugh after the click. And who doesn't want a laugh?





all images: veravague

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

hahahaaa @ the 1950s


I adore 1950s fashion and advertising....but this? really? and it's not a joke?

Thank you maidenform.

found via: Advertising is Good For You

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Quick Craigslist search!

I was just catching up with Poppytalk and caught this sweet guest room makeover!


Photo Credit: Michael Penney

I love love love that bed frame. LOVE it. Like obsessed with it, love it. So I did a quick craigslist search AND LOOK WHAT I FOUND in about 2 minutes.


See the post here, for all you Boston dwellers. $100 and it looks to be in great condition!

Thursday, August 6, 2009


Head on over to Crocodile Tears ASAP. Keyse's got some really cool stuff up there and you gotta act fast with craigslist! Plus, she featured some huge FREE chalkboards I spotted last night.

Monday, August 3, 2009

I Think I'm in Love


What a perfect title for this print by etsy seller, rosiemusic! I absolutely love this print and think it would look DARLING in my living room!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Housewarming!

It's almost the time when I can share my house will everyone. Give me 2 weeks. I'll be throwing a shindig at chez Laura on my birthday! I made this little invite in illustrator last night and had a fun time making the patter! inspired by my little TV cabinet!



And I'll be posting pics soon enough. don't get your pants in a knot.

Thursday, July 30, 2009



I love love love love this lady's kite tattoo! (and I'm not one for tattoos...pain issues...)

Plus it's a photo from one of the cutest weddings ever over on OnceWed. Go on, check it out.

Red Praire Press

I found Rachel Bone via Ellie of mint design blog this morning and I can't get enough! Plus she's making prints of her work available in the next couple weeks, starting with the one below: The Entrepreneurs.



Check out the rest of Rachel's work on her website and keep up with news at her blog!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

OMGOMGOMG

So my senior year of college, I made this:


And I posted it on my old deviantart account. Logged on today for the first time in about, i don't know, a year. AND I HAD A COMMENT FROM ALISON SUDOL (A Fine Frenzy) HERSELF.

I'm freaking out. I love her. LISTEN TO HER.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Bright orange??

What fun would this kitchen cart be in a bright color?! Now the seller says "cheap", but at $48 I think I'll have to pass. Darn...

CRAIGSLIST

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Pillow Talk.

Via decor8's twitter I found this AWESOME pick-your-pillow contest! Just comment on the post to win a pillow of your choice, up to $65! So fun. There are tons of ways to enter too, like tweeting about the contest, facebooking, blogging (ahem), etc! Here's my choice!



I already picked a spot on one of my soon to be reupholstered chairs from craigslist, remember?

Go on, enter!

Wouldn't I just LOVE this!


Cool 1957 binder from vintage etsy seller, kitschcafe!

I love the colors so much (and that it says staff dummy!)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Finally, a reason to want to go to Paris

I know Paris is supposed to be that magical place that every girl is dying to visit. Such wasn't true for me until I started this book:



Julia Child's cooking show on PBS was one of the only not made for kids shows I liked back in the day. I could listen to her talk for hours upon hours. As I read this book, I can hear her distinct voice and strange inflections. The descriptions of Paris are ones I've never heard and makes me want to visit and peek into all the restaurants and sights. This coming from a girl who's never even seen real french cuisine (Though neither had Julia!).

If you have the chance, I do suggest the book highly. Now just a little longer before Julie & Juila comes out! Meryle Streep is the PERFECT person to play Julia.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

and I thought I'd live forever, but now I'm not so sure

Because Lisa Loeb isn't on TV anymore.


Yeaaaaeeahhhhh, 'cause I miss you.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

If you have to go back...



I hope you get your visa...<3




image via ffffound

This would be so perfect

In my new kitchen, which will soon be a dusty robins egg blue with yellow and orange accents.



From featured etsy seller, andfurthermore, this is her largest doily clock at 12" in diameter. SWOON.

My birthday is in a month and one half. Just sayin'

Is it ironic


that I'm going to save up all the change from trading in aluminum cans for a cow bank?

image via lama designs