Friday Favorites

Raise your hand if one of you favorite childhood toys was a big cardboard box! 

Isn't it so funny to think about? The classic tale wherein the parents buy the kids some huge and expensive gift, and while Dad is busy assembling the giant beast of a toy, the kids drag the empty cardboard box out to the driveway and create the best lemonade stand ever!
It's funny because it's true.

I love the endless possibilities of a cardboard box. And another thing I love?? … anything house shaped or house themed. 

These Cardboard Brownstones are so perfect! The tall, narrow shape makes them so sophisticated and urban. It's amazing to see how basic cardboard comes to life with the addition of some brightly colored duct tape! I can't get over how fun these are.

They are one of the super fun projects in the new book "Playful" by Merrilee Liddiard of Mer Mag. I simply cannot wait to see this book in person!

I have been meaning to share these adorable toast plates with you for a while now. I just adore their sweet little faces. Seriously…the instant I look at this plate, I want toast! 

This bag is the perfect balance of cute, quirky and classic. It has the quilted styling and chain strap of a Chanel bag, but in the form of a soft serve cone. I love that. I also love the black accent details. To me, black is a very necessary compliment to your sweet pastels. You can find it over at ModCloth.

 I am loving these little 4 x 4 Instagram albums from We R Memory Keepers. I ordered the gold and aqua. I can't wait for them to get here. I look forward to finding creative ways to bring my personal style to this cleaner, more controlled format. If I love working within this "system", I bet the next logical progression will be to give the larger Project Life albums a try. 
As soon as I make some progress I'll be sure to share my pages with you guys! 

I adore everything about this Birthday Cake Chandelier DIY. It's so incredibly cute! I showed this pic to Aaron and he liked it…but then when he took a closer look and checked out the DIY, he really really liked! I think the two of us will be making our own very soon. 

The Hello Holiday FW/14 Look Book just launched, and to put it plainly…I love it all!  These Birthday heels are fabulous! I wouldn't mind receiving them for my Birthday next month… hint hint Aar. ; )

I'm very excited about "Big Eyes", directed by Tim Burton, and starring Amy Adams as Margaret Keane. 

I watched the trailer a few times, simply for the eye candy, and I'm impressed with the classic feel of the cinematography. I feel like the subject matter would get overshadowed if the visuals were too over the top. I'm happy to see that Tim went with a more subdued approach. I can't wait to see it! (And yes, I'm on a first name basis with Tim. Aren't you?)

Ok, thanks again for stopping by to check out my Friday Faves. I hope you have a fantastic weekend!
xo, Jenny…and Aaron says hi!


  1. love your friday favs this week. First of all, the cardboard boxes. one time, oh, about 28 years ago... I was playing with my then 5 year old daughter with a cardboard dollhouse. we decided to make popcorn, real popcorn, cooked in a pan in melted shortening on the stove. I had put the pan on to melt the shortening and went back to play with Jen for a minute... and forgot about the pan of oil..... til my house was filled with smoke and flames were shooting out of the pan to the ceiling! YIkes! Tony was able to put the fire out and there was no damage.. but all because of playing with that cardboard doll house! lol! that cake chandelier... omg.. so stinking cute! and the movie.. I cant wait to see it either. I only saw the trailer for the first time this morning on face book. we had some big eye prints in our house when I was a kid. I dont know what ever happen to them though.
    happy weekend!

  2. I watched the trainer and I cannot wait to see the movie! I've got goose bumps! Thanks for sharing that.

  3. Ahhh the ice cream cone bag! <3 <3 <3

  4. I use to buy the Kean prints back in the day and decorate my apartment with them. At some point I also tried painting the big eyed children.

  5. How do you print the instagram photos though?


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