{happy weekend!}

Ok, I’ll admit it, this week totally won.  I’m exhausted and ready for a much-needed weekend.  I’m also really looking forward to this weekend, because tomorrow is the annual Crafty Bastards fair here in DC!  If you’re in the DC area, you should definitely come check it out.  Also relevant to DC-based readers, one of the many projects I’ve been working on recently is almost done!  Want a sneak peek?  I’m so excited!  But in the meantime…

…a few links for your weekend:

…and just in case you missed it, a round-up of this week’s posts:

That’s it for me this week!  I hope you all have a wonderful (and hopefully relaxing) weekend, and I’ll see you all back here on Monday!

{photo by aimee, who has the most lovely photostream, found via design crush}

A Fun To Do List!

I’m definitely a write-it-down kind of girl – if I don’t write something down, it just doesn’t stick in my brain.  I’m constantly searching for little scraps of paper with key bits of information scattered around my apartment, but maybe instead I’ll just go for a nice, neat, organized note pad like this one from Old Tom Foolery:




Plus, I’m convinced there’s just nothing more satisfying than physically checking off a little box on a written to do list.  Either way, you can find these note pads right here.

{image credits: old tom foolery}

Seasonal Stationery: Halloween Cards and Invitations

Halloween was one of my favorite holidays as a kid – my family had so much fun decorating and creating haunted houses in our backyard, coming up with crazy costumes, and of course trick-or-treating!  And with Halloween just a bit over a month away, I thought I’d pull together a quick round-up of some fun Halloween cards and party invitations!

halloween witch card
{hazel and violet ink}

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{egg press}

Halloween black cat letterpress card
{sycamore street press}

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{night owl paper goods}

halloween pumpkins card
{paper lovely}

quirky haunted house letterpress card quirky skeleton halloween card
{hello! lucky}

{1915 press}

Halloween boo letterpress card
{starshaped press}

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{super-cute Halloween cards and party invitations from Rifle Paper Co.}

letterpress fill-in halloween invitations
{fill-in Halloween party invitations from ilee}

halloween post card invitation
{postcard halloween party invitations from hello tenfold}

Have you already made plans and costume decisions for Halloween?  We’re still trying to decide what we’re going to do – yikes!

{images from their respective sources}

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Pretty Paper Lanterns

These Waldorf star paper lanterns from Green Baboon Designs are so pretty – and they come in every shade of the rainbow and in both mini and full-size versions!  Just slip a tiny (non-flammable) LED light in the middle and I could easily see them used for some after-sunset lighting for a wedding reception or grouped together in little clusters for a dinner party.




Or, if you happen to be looking for something that makes a bit more of a statement, check out these petal lanters from June Petals – I’m partial to the toile version on the right:

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{image credits: green baboon designs and june petals}