It’s hard to beat a goat in a silk scarf for a Monday morning post, right?  I am glad this photo by the talented Jenny Alcala was in the new Matchbook Magazine, because it kills two birds with one stone (oh, gosh please remind me to never use that saying again, it’s quite ghastly). I didn’t want to forget this week to mention that the new Matchbook was out (love that little tome) and of course I always like to start the week off with a little bit o’ cute, so here I have them both in one post–brilliant.  On another note, I am still on my honeymoon (mentally), I lost my car at an outdoor mall parking lot yesterday and it just so happened to be during a torrential downpour, great. I am also abnormally exhausted, I think it could be a bit of depression from having to come home from one of the most beautiful spots on earth. I promise to get you all caught up with everything soon. Hopefully my brain is willing to cooperate. For those wondering, I did finally find my car.


P.S. If you are reading this after 1 p.m. Pacific time, this Miss is now a Mrs. unless of course one of us becomes a runaway bride or groom. I have already checked and the Fancy promised he wasn’t going anywhere, changing his mind or wishing I was a Brazilian Supermodel (he might prefer I be more into sports, but that’s never going to happen).


I kindly asked begged for some marriage advice from the Mrs.(s) out there that I admire. Some have been married for many moons and others for just a short + sweet amount of time.  I hope you enjoy reading their advice as I get ready to make the Fancy an honest man tomorrow.  I am a bit out of my tree with last minute rushing (hmm? It’s not like I didn’t have six years to figure this out or anything…) Until next week, I bid you adieu.


When Danni of Oh, Hello Friend asked me to be a guest at her Lovely Package Workshop I immediately said yes. Then I got ill thinking about driving on the highway (not my favorite part of living in the City of Angels), then I got excited to be able to hang out with Miss Danni for the evening (she’s like Tinkerbell come to life). Lauren Elise of the Lauren Elise Crafted blog will also be a guest and I am always up for getting some new packaging chops, you?  This is what you will learn from moi, to cheat.  Yes, cheat. Not in a bad way in a glorious way. I am wrapping challenged so I have created ways to present a package/gift that people will be wildly impressed with but will be no sweat off your pretty little nose. Heck, bring a couple things to wrap, so you can get that off of your holiday to-do list.  It should be a ton of fun.  I hope to see you there!



I didn’t think there was going to be a 2011 edition and was beside myself when I found out the rumors were true and that Gifted magazine was arriving soon.  Well it has arrived and it does not disappoint. It’s a well curated Gift Guide (of all gift guides) from the amazingly creative Ez of Creature Comforts. I don’t want to waste time flapping my gums, because that could be time you could be spending perusing this wonderful treat of a magazine.  So don’t let me stop you go visit it, you won’t be sorry. *Warning*, your wallet may be a little lighter afterwards there are some truly AWESOME finds.

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