Saturday, February 27, 2010

Weekly links

Do you recall my lack of inspiration to blog? Truth be told, it's due in part to lack of time. I've been so busy lately looking for (dare I say?) a real job. In addition, I've also got husband, three kids and running a little online shop. Since I am a little out of practice, do any of you have tips for job hunting? To my readers in Los Angeles, what would your suggestions be for a part-time gig in a (preferably) creative environment? Please shoot me an email (Jackie AT VanillaSpoons DOT COM) with any detailed info/leads/contacts. Muchas gracias. Warm weekend wishes, and here are your links...

knock out a farmhouse table for $50 at Knock-Off Wood via Curbly

make a gluten free lemony sweet and sour tender veggie salad at Food Network

make Australian stylist Tim Neve's driftwood lamp at Tim Neve via Apartment Therapy

deck out an old record cabinet at Apartment Therapy

make a clock out of junk mail at Apartment Therapy

learn how to embroider a French knot at Kootoyoo via WhipUp (A video tute.)

make a cold weather picnic pack at Design Sponge

(Photo via weheartit via Ffffound!)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

DIY Marc Jacobs Necklace With Coffee Stirrers From Dunkin' Donuts

Due to the recent lack of posting weekly links, I thought some of you might enjoy a random Tuesday DIY from P.S.-I Made This that I discovered on Pipeline Refinery 29.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Fashion Week in New York? Fuhgeddaboudit. Here's a look at the scene from the 134th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

The two-day dog show was held at Madison Square Garden in New York earlier this week.This Scottish Terrier took first place. Congratulations, Sadie.

(Photos via New York Magazine)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A fair display of temporary tattoos and notable dates in history.

Etten Eller's latest collection of necklaces named and designed after historical dates such as Kate Moss' birthday and the day Marilyn Monroe sang Happy Birthday to JFK at Madison Square Garden.

(Top photo via Garance Dore)

Nobody ever told me about the big, beautiful rainbows in L.A.

Yesterday I saw this exact rainbow pictured above, but here are some others for your viewing pleasure...
(Photos via here, here, here, here and here)

Cut your own caramels.

Last week while browsing Etsy I discovered Have It Sweet, a shop which sells artisan caramels, nougats and marshmallows. First of all, their photography of food is some of the best I've ever seen (although as I am checking the site right now for link, I notice many of the product pics are no longer there due to selling out for Valentine's Day, I guess). Second, they claim that 90% of their products are gluten free.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Beyond braids

(Photo via weheartit)

Controlled clutter

These images serve as a reminder of my predicament here. Do you ever procrastinate when it comes to home decorating projects?

(Photos via weheartit)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Weekly links

Depending on how you look at it, these links are either really late or really early...

give your chairs a makeover with chalkboard paint at Pretty Ditty via WhipUp

make two gluten free meals from one hunk of pork at Sorry, I Can't Eat That

add some flair to your Valentine's Day dinner candles at Curbly

discover 12 new uses for aluminum foil at Curbly

learn how to dry out (and hopefully save) wet electronics at Unplggd

make a Valentine's Day nightie out of a pillowcase at Craftzine (This one's a video tute.)

make a coffee can lamp at ReadyMade via Apartment Therapy


make this cute little blow-a-kiss flipbook at Color Me Katie via Craftzine

...and have a wonderful week!

(Photo via weheartit)

Friday, February 5, 2010

"When you think of raising money with singing, obviously I'm going to be sitting there." (Vince Vaughn)

Apparently it was a surprise participation by Vince in the "We Are the World" re-recording for Haitian earthquake relief. I love him.

(Photo via People)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

A bird in the hand is worth more than two on the head. (The picture was begging for this post title.)

Um. I'm not sure how I feel about wearing two blackbirds on my head.

(Via Etsy)

Their parents were awesome.

Blogger Eliot Glazer started the website My Parents Were Awesome to show photos of parents when they were "super-awesome." My Parents Were Awesome: The Book is slated to be published later this year, and submissions from readers are currently being accepted until March 17. Think you might want to publicly honor your parents' or grandparents' awesomeness?

Tuesday, February 2, 2010