Design Your Own Fabric

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I am working with some clients right now designing a nightclub and one of the key ingredients to a bumpin scene is that unique flavor. That little something that you cant just buy at any old corner store. Right now I have been working with them to find some unique window treatments and one of the thoughts that came to mind was; make my own. Spoonflower is based in our own beloved Durham, NC. The process of making your own fabric is surprisingly easy through their online system, and pretty affordable. They don't just do fabrics though, they also have amazing wallpapers and..ah! just check them out for me please.

Here are a couple of my fav fabrics via web... I seriously loved them all!

 Yea So Vain


Arctic Foxes

Black Coffee


 Black Ink Stripes

 Fireworks and Sunflower
 Freeform Arrows

Cestlavive Chevron

Nicolette Day

Plus One Magenta

Chicka Pecker

Chocolate Sea Art

Blueberry Hexagon

Fish Scales


Routline Chevron Multi

Arrows Scattered


Walrus Abacus

Urn In China


Zoo Animal

Tights Under Shorts, Yea? or Nay?

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I've noticed a lot of beautiful women wearing this combo lately, what do you guys think? Fashion do? Fashion don't?

 I like the mix of styles with the oxford shoes. I think a pair of converse sneakers would be interesting as well.

Is it Friday yet?

TGIF! My Holiday Gift Picks For The Person That's Hard To Buy For

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I know what you're thinking, blogging twice in one week!? I know, I know...but I'm just going to act like this is normal and not that I didn't blog for a whole two months.

I've been doing a lot of internet shopping this year because of three reasons:

1. I drive a truck and it gives me anxiety to try and park it in the inevitably crowded parking lots during the holiday season.

2. I'm more of a last minute shopper with no idea of what to buy anyone, and it's my goal to change that this year with careful planning.

3. I feel like everyone is difficult to buy for this year.

For these reasons I have been like a warrior on the internet, hunting the most unique items without mercy.

Without further adieu, here is my version of a holiday gift guide for the person in your life that's difficult to buy for.

For the book lover:

 This book goes through the bookshelves of famous people and what their favorites are.

 For the hipster girl:

Vintage Suzani pillowcase or throw. There are tons of them on Ebay in all price ranges.

 For the man that loves taking pictures, or is accident prone when it comes to water and his phone:

This phone case is so cool. Water resistant, you can take pictures underwater or listen to music while swimming laps in the pool.

For the Organizer: 

Weck canning jars. I recently saw an image where someone used these jars to organize there open shelves in their pantry.

For kids:

Native shoes, all the rage, affordable, and so adorable.

For the apartment inhabitant:

Indoor s'more maker for ovens.

For the quirky "big kid": 

Bill Murray coloring book. Hilarious! 

For the designer:

Beautiful pillows by Caitlin Wilson Textiles.

The bacon lover:

Fou Lard silk bacon scarf. OMG!

For kids:

This shirt is so adorable and the site where I pulled this from has lots of cute gifts with funny sayings on them.

For Mom: 

Gorgeous handmade paper flowers. I want some myself, they are the best looking paper flowers I have found.

The photographer:

Chic and glamorous camera straps from Bloom Theory. 

For anyone that owns an Iphone: 

This site sells  phone cases with very cool images on them. 
 For the shopper on a budget:

 Mason jar salads easy to make and fun for kids. These are also great to pack lunches with. A few of these in a cute basket or wrapped in some tissue paper would really be a sweet gift no matter what occasion.
 For the newlyweds: Ombre salad spoons. I smell a DIY project...but if you don't feel like making them you can buy them here.

For the fashionista:

Geo rings.

Guys, this is a great gift for the special lady in your life:

Eberjay Lady Godiva robe. Made with silky soft jersey and lace its comfy and sexy.

For the person that works in a cubicle:

Cool poster art from 20X200 for them to hang in their office. My favorite things to do is buy unwanted frames from thrift stores and frame unusual prints in them. Looks expensive, but it's not.

For the woman that has everything:

State pillows from Cat Studio come in almost every state, are down filled and hand embroidered.

For kids, or adults:

DIY magnet wall, I could even use this in my kitchen, can be used as a type of bulletin board.

For the macho man: 

Classic Stanley Thermos.

For little girls:

Giggle Moon girls clothing. Pretty much the cutest clothes out there for girls, and very well made.

Happy Friday!!