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!
They're by Charlotte Mei Ceramics.
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!