Monday, February 27, 2012

Monday morning cup of tea ...

I love the British series Downton Abbey. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it! Every time I watch one of the Crawley ladies drink a cup of tea, it makes me want to have one myself. A few years ago, when I took a letterpress class at Emily Carr, I created this "tea cup & cake" poster that hangs on my wall in the office. Along with my morning cup of earl grey tea (with almond milk), the week begins...

tea cup from Anthropologie

Friday, February 24, 2012

Happy Friday!

It's been a rainy, wet, snowy Friday... Basically the kind of day where I just want to curl up with a nice hot cup of tea, or go to a coffee shop to read (JJBean would be my choice)! I hope you have a great weekend whatever your plans may be!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Big 2

My little nephew turned the BIG 2 yesterday! How quickly time goes by, as it really didn't seem that long ago when he could barely sit up on his own. Now he's already going to preschool! He loves saying the alphabet, counting numbers, and pretty much anything with wheels. Here's a little big card I made for him in celebration: For Ryan, Love YiYi.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

On My Mind

It's been raining pretty much everyday since I can remember here in Vancouver (or at least it sure feels like it). Some people are really affected by the weather, while others aren't. I'm not exactly sure where I fit in on that spectrum. There's something to be said about cozying up {is this a term?} inside on a cold winter day, but I find that my spirits are naturally lifted when I see the sun. Here's a little note for my loved ones today...

Monday, February 20, 2012

Tea + Macarons + Window Shopping

It was a rainy weekend in Vancouver (nothing new!), so a great time to catch up with friends indoors over some good eats. For anyone that knows me, I have two major food loves that I seem to talk about a lot and also take plenty of pics of - one of them being macarons! So it was no surprise when I visited a new place downtown called Soirette, that I had to pull out my iPhone to snap a few shots to share. On that same afternoon I also did a bit of window shopping and saw a cute outfit that reminded me of the macarons I had just eaten :)

Window shopping along Robson {emphasis on "window"}...
Tea & macarons at Soirette

the Caramel Fleur de Sel macaron was surprisingly my favourite

Friday, February 17, 2012

Happy Friday!

Wishing you a wonderful & relaxing weekend! I'll be spending mine doing some much needed sketching and reading, mixed in with a couple of meet-ups with friends I haven't seen in awhile. There's also a new macaron + tea place that I've been meaning to try. I'll be sure to post some pics if I do make my way over there. See you back here on Monday!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Food & Place

daiquiri sherbert (Venice) & bicycle (Rome)

popsicles (Florence) & canal (Venice)

While in Italy, I took every opportunity to have gelato... Which led to about one a day (give or take)! I also took plenty of pics of my beautiful surroundings, which included random bicycles parked along the street, and the sherbert coloured buildings along Venice's canals. Looking through the pics I couldn't help but notice the colour matches, so I had a bit of fun putting this together...

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

On the Street...

When I was traveling in London, I came across these humourous signs on the pavement by the Spitalfields Market. I guess the message was: Driver beware (?) Park at your own expense (?)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Today I'd like to...

These pics were taken on my trip to Paris last summer. I'm hoping to share more of my travels with you in the next little while. Happy Valentine's Day to you and those you love!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine's DIY Cards

Here's a DIY project I did a little while back. I came across some old index cards and an idea to create Valentine's cards came to mind! Using an alphabet stamp set and some paper clips folded in half to make a heart (see instructions here), these cards are easily personalized and super simple to make!

Step 1. Fold index card
Step 2. Stamp away!
Step 3. Add paperclip

2012 Valentine's Cards

Here are my new Valentine's cards this year. They can be found online here and also in stores. Also, here's a link to my "Love Love Love" board over at Pinterest. Warning: Pinning is highly addictive!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Happy Friday!

It's been a good but busy week, so I'm happy to say it's Friday! I was recently going through my photo files and noticed a bit of a theme. Sooo here are a few fun pics to cap off the week!


Thursday, February 9, 2012

On My Mind

Every now and then a certain saying or image comes to mind, and I get the urge to create a poster. Sometimes it's based on what's happening (or not happening!!) in life, and sometimes it's just a random thought that pops into my head. Here are a few of those ideas translated.