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Winter Favorites

Monday, January 30th, 2012

January is always a dreary month for me, it usually rains and rains and keeps us all indoors, but we’ve been having a mild winter so far and it’s changing the way I feel about this season.  At least for today.  I decided to be positive and focus on a few things I actually like about winter.  For example:

Hot tea on a cold day

tea at desk

 

An abundance of citrus

lemons in bowl

 

Cozy {faux fur} blankets

cozy winter blanket in bedroom

 

Indoor gardens

succulent terrarium

 

Lit fireplaces

winter living room cg

 

What are your winter favorites?

 

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Eye Spy: 2012 Letterpress Calendars

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

So I just decided the other day I was going to start a new series this year about things I’m noticing here and there and it’s sort of like the the “I Spy” game but instead I’ll say “Eye Spy:…” because sometimes I like to think I’m so clever.  :)  This week’s obsession is letterpress calendars, and I’ve been bookmarking several for this brand new year. 

I always always forget what the date is. I mean, I know what day it is most of the time, but I’m terrible with remembering the actual date. I like to keep a little calendar in front of me at my desk to keep myself informed. I suppose I could just look at my phone or get up and go look at the big calendar in the kitchen or click over and check my Google calendar.  But I prefer the idea of a small calendar to keep me in the know and also because some talented artist took the time to sketch and create and press something completely lovely on beautiful paper to represent the year and I find them irresistible.

Last year I bought one from 1Canoe2 and here is their 2012 version.  Playful illustrations that change from month to month, and I love that the desktop calendar sits in its own wood stump.  Talk about clever.

1 canoe 2 calendar 2012

1 canoe 2 calendar

 

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