Anthropologie, darling.

posted by on 11.17.2011, under Animation, Holiday wishes, You're Welcome.

It’s the holiday season! Well, I’ve been shopping more than the U.S. average, according to I would say slap me, but you can’t fight crazy with crazy.

Last week I was just browsing. Sort of. I lost my way + wandered over to Anthropologie’s site where I discovered the sweetest stop-motion animation ~ which has officially made it to my all time favorites of this genre, second only to Rudolph, The Island of Misfit Toys.

Little ornaments called “The Branch Bunch” come to life as you hover the mouse over their images. Holiday spirit magic.

{just popping up to say, happy holiday!}

{my igloo is your igloo}

{…gifts rule}

{happy, merry, JOY: pass it on}

{…the eggnog effect}

Oh! This is wonderfully done.

Here’s another stop-motion piece for Anthropologie, designed by Creative Director Simon James Lee.

An artist like Mr. Lee knows better than anyone the priceless look that can only come from the use of real objects + photographs.

These fuzzy feelings make me want to buy cute things.


Our Dad

posted by on 06.19.2011, under Holiday wishes, Love

thank you for being our human jungle gym when we were little.

thank you for passing down your bad habit of always being late.  our friends call this being “on twin time” we think it’s pretty great.

thank you for always being a model of hard work and diligence.  you are the reason we believe that sleep is optional.

thank you for teaching us how to bowl.  it’s a weird skill that we’re glad we have.

thank you for being able to fix ANYTHING that gets broken.

we love you, dad.  happy father’s day!

joy + noelle

our mom

posted by on 05.08.2011, under Holiday wishes, Love

we love you!  happy mother’s day

noey + joy

A Valentine’s Day Card

posted by on 02.14.2011, under Art, Holiday wishes, Love

{images via my pintrest boards}


Whatever you do for Valentine’s …

posted by on 02.14.2011, under 80s Favorites, Film, Holiday wishes, Love

I hope you all have what she’s having.

Happy Valentine’s Day!


Creepy Candy Hearts 2

posted by on 02.13.2011, under Art, Holiday wishes, Love, Sketchbook

“the less than ideal valentine.”


A Kissing Checklist

posted by on 02.12.2011, under Holiday wishes, Love, Random

Thank you, woolgathering and miscellany, for posting this Kissing Checklist.

Perhaps something to remember when you are fighting on Valentine’s Day because he never gets you flowers.  Or chocolate.  Or something.

From a series of three lovely prints from Rachel E Foster at Keep Calm Gallery.


Creepy Candy Hearts

posted by on 02.11.2011, under Art, Holiday wishes, Love, Sketchbook

“the stalker valentine”


The 12 days: On the 12th Day of Christmas …

posted by on 12.25.2010, under Holiday wishes

on the twelfth day of christmas

my true love gave to me

Twelve Drummers Drumming

Eleven Pipers Piping

Ten Lords a Leaping

Nine Ladies Dancing

Eight Maids a Milking

Seven Swans a Swimming

Six Geese a-Laying

FIVE GOLDEN RINGS!   ba da bum bum!

Four Calling Birds

Three French Hens

Two Turtle Doves

and A Partridge in a Pear Tree!


dedicated to my lovely cousin, erica…

The 12 Days: On the eighth day of Christmas…

posted by on 12.20.2010, under Holiday wishes

on the 8th day of christmas

my true love gave to me

Eight Maids a Milking

Seven Swans a Swimming, Six Geese a Laying, FIVE GOLDEN RINGS!  Four Calling Birds, Three French Hens, Two Turtle Doves and A Partridge in a Pear Tree!