resource link list for alt:

should i post this image? by pia jane bejkirk
Pardon the random post but this is a link/resource list mentioned at our Alt Summit Panel today: Blogging Ethics & Etiquette. More to come on all the panels from Alt Summit!
Finding proper links for images:
Great discussions and articles:
Frolic – blog talk: crediting photos
Jessica Hishe – inspiration vs imitation
Erin – let’s talk photo crediting
Grace – Biz Ladies: Online Etiquette Part One, Two, & Three
Stock photo sites:

Reverie Market – Now Open:

Reverie Market is now open! Eek, that took me a while! I realized I am not so good at time management / productivity. πŸ˜‰ Hopefully I can get going on getting more things done. But it does feel great to get things done.
Anyway! What do you think about a blog shop like this layout? I am not sure if it will be confusing or as successful as an actual shopping cart system… I thought I’d try it out. Well, I hope you enjoy the items in the market – If you have any questions, please feel free to email me! Thanks to Ana from Live and Enliven for making the whole blog layout work! I’d be lost without you. Be sure to sign up for the newsletter to receive exclusive discounts & updates!
PS: grand opening special! Receive 10% off your order if your follow us on twitter/like us on facebook. Go to the Market for more details.

good cheer deal, things that we love:

This week we have some fabulous decoration goods from things that we love! These cute wreathes & globes could be used for parties or home decor. Your choice of 4 items!

Item #1: 19″ Vintage Paper Wreath
Retail Price: $30
Good Cheer Price: $15

Item #2: 17″ Natural Paper Wreath
Retail Price: $30
Good Cheer Price: $15

Item #3: 9″ White Paper Globe
Retail Price: $16
Good Cheer Price: $8

Item #4: 7″ Natural Paper Globe
Retail Price: $16
Good Cheer Price: $8

Choose from any of the 4 items above!

Special reader discount: 25% off your order at things that we love!
Enter code “WELOVESPRING25” at checkout!



– 10 of each item available!

– Please allow 7-10 days for arrival.

– This deal is open to all countries! Domestic shipping is $5
and International shipping is $10.

– Please be sure to visit things that we love and support!

– Click the ‘buy now’ button to purchase this deal. Use your paypal
account to make payment directly to seller and enter your shipping
information. Then your good cheer will be on it’s way!

– If the ‘buy now’ button is no longer working, it means the item is sold out.

found studios:

There’s a beautiful studio in downtown Fullerton filled to the brim with vintage furniture and so many treasures – found vintage rentals. They actually just launched their new inventory site — which is just really fun to look at and swoon over all her hand-picked pieces. Can you imagine if you put on an event with furniture from found? — it’d be magical! I actually rented furniture from here for my wedding – Jeni is seriously the BEST to work with and she is one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met. Check out the found blog, and be sure to follow found on twitter too!

i love doodle:

I came across this amazing illustrator while browsing flickr, i love doodle. It’s interesting in his ‘about me’ page he writes, “i hope i’ll be able to doodle a smile on people’s face.” That’s exactly what his illustrations do. I had a huge smile on my face while looking through his portfolio. Check out his site for lots more, fan i love doodle on facebook and follow him on twitter. Here are some of my favorites:
Day 32: Coffee That Always Late
Coffee That Always Late
Day 29: Will you marry me?
Will you marry me?
Day 42: Warning! Drawing are addictive
Warning! Drawing are addictive.
Day 33: Ninja Moon
Ninja Moon
Day 27: Happy or Sad, you decide.
Happy or Sad, you decide.
Day 43: My belly is a polar bear
My belly is a polar bear
lol, this one is just random and so funny to me πŸ˜‰
Day 26: Happy Ever After
Happy Ever After
I Love Rainy Days
I Love Rainy Days

be back soon, promise!

image via the decorista
Hi dear friends.. Nick still has today off so we are going to spend the day together. Also feeling a little under the weather so I’ll be back with full posts tomorrow! Thanks for the new year wishes, so glad oh, hello friend could be a part of your year. Here’s to the new year, Happy Monday!
ps: Is anyone going to alt summit in a couple weeks? :)

fossil. life. style:

Have you been to Fossil lately? It is so cool! I’m totally a fan. & wouldn’t mind working for them either. If you click the “Fossil. Life. Style” button at the menu, you come to this section. I love their community page going on here – it’s so interactive and it’s like a website of little goodies and treats.
They have a DIY project section.
Free desktop wallpaper & e-card downloads!
what we’re into” – cool that etsy is on there πŸ˜‰
& lastly, they have a ‘fossil finds‘ vintage section!!
Does it really get any better than that?

Celebrating the HAUL-IDAYS with a contest from Chronicle Books:

So over at my sweet friend Jen’s blog, i art u – she blogged about a pretty sweet Giveaway from Chronicle Books. I love Chronicle Books! The contest is super simple.
Simply post a list of Chronicle Books you’d love to own, valued up to $500. If you win, 1 lucky blog reader who posted a comment on the post will also win your entire list of books. So hopefully we have similar taste in books and you like my list – if you do, comment! πŸ˜‰ You can also comment on Jen’s list too for another chance to win, if Jen wins!
Okay, here’s my list!

(1) Little Book of Letterpress By Charlotte Rivers
(2) Paper Cutting by Laura Heyenga with Preface by Rob Ryan
(3) Gratitude A Journal
(4) Secrets of Simplicity By Mary Carlomagno
(5) Handmade Weddings By Sabrina Moyle, Eunice Moyle, and Shana Faust
(6) Creative, Inc By Meg Mateo Ilasco and Joy Deangdeelert Cho
(7) The Art of Pixar Short Films By Amid Amidi *this would be for Nicholas!
(8) 642 Things to Draw *this would be for my friend, who is a great illustrator!
(9) Penny Saving Household Helper By Rebecca DiLiberto
(10) Print & Pattern By Bowie Style
(11) Business Cards 2 By Michael Dorrian and Liz Farrelly
(12) Old School Letter Set By Paper+Cup Designs
(13) The Art of Vintage DC Comics: 75th Anniversary By DC Comics *this would be for my big bro
(14) Whip Up Mini Quilts By Kathreen Ricketson *this would be for my aunt
(15) Open Studios with Lotta Jansdotter By Lotta Jansdotter
(16) Paper + Craft By Minhee and Truman Cho
(17) This Is for You By Rob Ryan
(18) Mini Goals Notepad by Mary Kate McDevitt

(19) Pictorial Webster’s A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities By John M. Carrera
(20) Pictorial Webster’s Stamp Set by Flora and Fauna
(21) Listography Journal by Lisa Nola
(22) Weekends for Two in Southern California 50 Romantic Getaways By Bill Gleeson *i think this would be fun to come up with things to do with my husband.
(23) City Walks: London 50 Adventures on Foot By Craig Taylor *one day this will come in handy when i visit London with Nick πŸ˜‰

Grand Total: $499.55

happy friday:

hi there! it’s another friday, goodness these weeks are passing by like nothing. i don’t know where august went! still working on invites, hoping to send them out very soon. hopefully i can post some preview pics :)
the lovely images above are from the very talented photographer, christian cruz: in his recap of renegade la! the more i see from him, the more excited i get that he is shooting our wedding. can i just talk about the amazing people helping me with the wedding? i am getting the most amazing vintage furniture rentals from jeni at found vintage rentals. (her beautiful furniture is featured in an utterly engaged shoot!) cathie from ampersandity is addressing our envelopes with her beautiful calligraphy. and my sweet friend, ruby (from cakies) is my everything person! i get her opinion about things and ask her for ideas: she is amazing :) and seriously: i think if i am learning anything, it is to trust in Him. i am overwhelmed by the generosity of others, by love, and by abundant blessings. even though i doubt and stress, it ends up working out and how can i not but attribute it back to Him? i am reminded of His goodness and mercy each day.
well, what are your plans for this weekend? saturday, my mom is throwing us a wedding shower. she has been working hard, despite her chemo side effects. she really wants to have this shower for us. she’s the best mom ever.
then on sunday, we are going to a taping of “let’s make a deal” … you can win cash prizes! actually, if anyone in the OC/LA area wants to go, tickets are free and they are filming through September! you can go here for the info + sign up for free tickets πŸ˜‰
well, i hope you all had a wonderful week. see you bright and early on monday! xo.