“Earlier this year, a group of kindhearted volunteers from the nonprofit Animal Rescue Media Education rescued nine beagles who had spent their entire lives living in a laboratory as test animals. The dogs had never seen the sun or touched solid earth. After they were rescued, the beagles were allowed to step out of their cages and into the free world for the first time. It’s a tearjerker. ” – GOOD magazine
I find it amazing how sweet and trusting these guys are considering all they have been through! Also breaks my heart that they kind of stumble out like akward puppies who don’t even know how to use those leg muscles because they spent every day in a cage. Stay tuned to the end of the video for more links and information on the rescue foundation and the dogs.
If you are thinking about a pet, please adopt. I’m so grateful that we chose to do so with Peeps. So many amazing animals need homes.
And on that note, just for the heck of it, I’m going to also include a link to the rescue foundation that took care of Peeps before we got her. Much Love Animal Rescue. You can view adoptable pets, volunteer etc.
Ben Sherman is a brand with a lot of history. But somewhere along the way, I feel like they lost sight of that history. After a while, the brand seemed to no longer have any ties to the sub cultures that made them famous. The mods, skinheads, suedeheads, soul boys, rude boys, two tones punks etc. For many years, I wanted to still like them. I would frequent their store fairly often but was typically just drawn to those standard items that still spoke to their past, like a classic plaid button up and often felt like they were doing weird “contemporary” things that didn’t make sense for the brand. Which is why I am pleased to see the direction the new Carnaby St. concept store has taken.
I really like the new look and I hope we see it roll out to the rest of the stores. Keep it simple Ben.
Retail environment design by: Brinkworth
They are so damn cute! (maybe not in the freeze frame, but just watch them haha)
And again, they saved the best for last.
If you are anything like me, you like to drag the Christmas season out as long as possible. I’m sure many of you are unlike me and in fact cringed when you saw Christmas decor going up shortly after Halloween – to you, I apologize and you can stop reading this post here and now. Personally I have already purchased and decorated a tree (admittedly early this year as we are heading home for Christmas in mid December and wanted to get our fill of tree smell and Christmas joy in our new place), bought and wrapped many presents, broke open the seal on my new She & Him Christmas record and have started crafting/making gifts. So in the spirit of all of that, and for those of you who are beginning to gear up for Christmas, I wanted to share this super cute stamp set from Present & Correct. Perfect for making your own cute gift tags, or maybe for gifting to that crazy person in your family who is just like me!
Ready to start getting into the holiday gift giving spirit, but sooooo not ready to have to elbow people out of the way at the mall during all of the black friday madness? Well, lucky for you the team over at Creature Comforts have put together an awesome (145 page !) gift guide for you. So sit back and sip your cocoa, wear your pajamas till noon and peruse this gift giving magazine with ease in the comfort of your own home. Holiday music optional.
I hope everyone has a nice relaxing day spent with family and/or friends! We will be heading over to my Aunt and Uncles house to meet up with my parents pretty soon and then from there we will be meeting up with Johns fam in Palm Springs (our new second home apparently hehe). There may be a bit of radio silence over here as we will be relaxing and family-ing, but I hope you all will be doing the same! Enjoy your weekend, and eat all the pumpkin pie your heart desires…and cranberries….and mashed potatoes….and stuffing….and ….and….you know the drill.
Don’t forget to download my free printable wine label as a hostess gift if you haven’t already!
I dunno what it is with me lately, but I keep starting projects at 10pm. Last night while unwinding with a little Pinterest, I saw an inspiring interior of a medicine cabinet (as far as medicine cabinets are concerned…) And I thought to myself “I should do that.”… ” I should do that right now.” Sure why not?
Seeing as how its 10pm and I’ve decided to half-assedly waltz through a project, rather than create a tile pattern I just did a quick search for one on google. Then I brought that art into Adobe Illustrator, live traced it and repeated my pattern to the scale of the interior of my medicine cabinet and changed it to my preferred color. Then I printed it out and tiled it back together. Being sure to label each of the four pieces with is location in the same corner of each piece. For example in the upper left hand corner of each one I wrote Top Right etc, because once you cut each piece out its easy to get confused as to which way was up etc.
If I were smart I probably would have used a spray mount to adhere each sheet in location, because its pretty forgiving and you can lift and adjust placement as well as get things pretty smooth. I also would have probably coated the top with something like ModgePodge to make it more water resistant from things like wet toothbrushes. In actuality what I did was do the whole thing in a mixture of one part water and one part elmers glue…its like a janky diy homemade Modge Podge. One of the downsides to this was that it did change the color of my print outs slightly, I had chosen a 40% gray but when I coated the top with my glue concoction it tinted it a bit blueish. But, C’est la vie.
All in all, are there things I would have changed if I were to do it again? Sure.
Do I think its an improvement? Yes.
Haha, so there you have it!
That empty middle shelf is being reserved for the toothpaste and brushes, but I want to find or make a little tray for them to sit in.