*new to me*

November 26, 2012

seejaneblog readers, if you are in the U.S., how was your thanksgiving??? did you make the transition and decorate for christmas? my kids are still home from school today for the holiday, and we have a busy day ahead. before i get started with them, i wanted to start the week with this…

i have mentioned in the past that my husband has some really cool cousins who all live in laguna beach, california. one of these cousins sent me some unexpected, very happy mail a few weeks ago which included three candles that were *new to me* — created by dear sincerely:

i was instantly in love with the candle packaging!


thanksgiving table settings…

November 21, 2011

this past week, i taught a mini class on three different styles you could use to set your table for thanksgiving…
the nice part of this, i’m totally prepared now!

a little re-cap:

• start by choosing a table cloth or table runner. try using fabric, sheets, paper, or gift wrap in place of traditional tablecloths – it gives you more variety to choose from & is usually less expensive!
• next, plan a centerpiece. This can be traditional, or an activity for the guests. Your guests will feel extra welcomed if they are aware that you have thought about them beforehand. This includes the place cards! Keep in mind: you don’t have to put names on the place cards,


i dote on giving gifts… for every occasion.

and, as much as i like planning & preparing the gift,
i also love making the gift wrap unique.

at the recent bijou market i grabbed these darling clothespins from vintage fern.

i haven’t seen any in her shop, but perhaps if you send her a message – you can get some!
{or, this would be a great do-it-yourself-project!}

i love using them in place of bows. it’s so easy, simple, and adorable!

{all photos by me. this is not a sponsored post.}


evie ivy overstreet.

May 16, 2011

i recently designed custom business cards for a darling etsy shop:

evie ivy overstreet. {check it out here.}

we traded goods for the business cards and i totally scored! we made the trade pre-easter, so i used the fun goodies for my kiddos easter baskets. she gave me cute lavender scented sachets for each of my girls + these darling velcro bracelets you can spot below on sela. seriously? they are some of my favorites ever! i’m dying over the mustard colored flower + the little play watch! and, i love that they are velcro, so sela can easily get them on + they fit snug & cute.


my bijou faves

April 11, 2011

if you missed the bijou market this past weekend. here were some of my favorite goods from now & in the past… lucky for you, most of these fine handmade-crafters have etsy shops!

i was shopping for easter & mother’s day gifts, with a few little must-have accessories that got mixed in… i would much rather have all these handmade treasure for easter goodies than generic-mass-produced goods.

take a look!


vintage fern makes these darling little bags. i purchased the one sela is using below at the last market & she uses it almost every day. she likes to keep her itouch, lip gloss,


if you missed…

December 17, 2010

the bijou market or the beehive bazaar or you don’t live near here,
here are a few of the items/vendors that have some of my favorite items!

CHECK OUT THESE CAKES!!! that’s what i’m talking about! miss twelve will for sure have one of these on her next birthday, in fact, i just might plan the entire party around the cake, they’re that amazing. and, i might want one on my birthday, too! {{{please!}}} after reading her website, there is a “Banana Cream White cake layered with fresh cut bananas and vanilla pudding”… i’m drooling.

and, would you look at these flowers.