Here are some fun things I saw this week. I’ve been so busy I haven’t been reading any blogs and have barely started on my stack of library books. But I have taken a few minutes to unwind by flipping through some magazines and catalogs. This is what I earmarked to look at later and thought you guys might enjoy some of this too.
First up, in the February issue of Better Homes and Gardens, make your own scratch off cards. Make your own scratch-off solution by mixing 2 parts of metallic paint with 1 part dishwashing liquid, find all the details here.
This next idea was shared on DesignSponge awhile back but I thought I would revisit it in case anyone missed it. This simple daily calendar journal has been fairly easy to keep up with and I’ve found I like thinking back over the day and picking out a highlight or something that I think I might find interesting in the future. It reminds me how much in the world is beautiful even in the perceived simple and mundane tasks.
Also seen in Better Homes and Gardens are these hourglasses. Crate and Barrel used to carry one and I think I had it on a wish list for a few years. I just love them and these new finds with two colors are just as versatile and interesting.
Follow it up with a few things that grabbed my eye in the current West Elm. This square-ish glass terrarium, a recliner with a nod to menswear (I really like menswear inspired upholstery), and this silver Martini side table. I like that last one every time I see it, so had to include it since I think it’s a staple that could last for years.
And some quick picks from Anthropologie. Couldn’t leave it out, it’s the one catalog I make sure to flip through quickly even if I don’t have the time. I like the Carolina Poncho, Vast Wrap Skirt, Cattley Papier Mache Mirror, and these Toledo Dishtowels.
Not sure if you clicked through to either of those Anthro clothing pieces, but I love the dress form they use and really wish I had one. If you see one when you’re out and about, feel free to share! I also think I might add that skirt to my “Clothes I’d Love to Re-Create” Pinterest board. Anyone want to join me and see if we can figure it out? Looks pretty simple, but I’m no accomplished seamstress either.