Craft & Consumption

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Etsy Pick: Valentine, Be Mine

Valentine's Day Valentine's Day Valentine's Day!!! Fabulous finds from Etsy (obvi) to get you thinking about your lover, or your loves, or the people in your life that you want to share some love with. ALL of the ABOVE!!!! 

I'm especially fond of the "Let's Make Out" poster. Who wouldn't want that in their home? Ok... on second thought... I can think of quite a few people who would not want that in their home. I may be in the minority here, but I'm all for it :)

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Travel Journal {2013 update}

I have a rule: any trip that lasts 3 or more days goes into the Travel Journal. I filled two volumes of journals in 10 years with watercolors, descriptions of the places I've been, tickets, newspapers, wrappers, on-the-spot polaroids, and digital prints. At the end of 2011 I decided to design and make my own journal for my epic Volume III. My adventures in making the journal itself are chronicled on this blog here in my post titled "Bookbinding 101". 

I wanted to do an update post with images from Travel Journal Volume III. On my recent trip to Lake Placid for New Year's Eve 2013, I had some time to catch up on entries and reflect on my custom-made book. It's the best one I've had yet :)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

All that Glitters: Berks County Living article

I was stoked to write an article for Berks County Living's January 2013 issue about my colleagues at Sorrelli. The article, "All that glitters: A look inside the Sorrelli Girls' Closets" takes a look into our gleaming jewelry boxes and packed-to-the-brim racks of clothes. Tania of Ama Photography came out to our homes to work her magic behind the camera, and we couldn't be more pleased! Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Etsy: Decor Finds

Etsy Picks: home edition

Recently we painted our foyer a bright white. I've been perusing Etsy for some unique finds that might add to the new space. Our style is a combination of graphic, colorful, and a little eccentric. I think any/all of these finds would make great additions to our home. More musings on the foyer to come!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Quinoa Vegetarian Chili (Slow-Cooker Style)

I was inspired by the recipe (and photo!) of Vegetarian Quinoa Chili from Two Peas and Their Pod. I am a meat-eater but love to go for meatless mains when possible. Also I've been traveling a lot for work lately (January kicks off the spring market season for fashion accessories!), I spent last week in NYC and Atlanta, with just a day at home in between. Nonstop travel is exhausting, and I generally don't wind up nourishing my bod with healthy, leafy greens while away. Usually I'm eating rich, fabulous foods late at night at client dinners. Needless to say, I needed to whip up some quality food that was healthy and hearty at home (a little DIY detox, if you will).

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Etsy Picks: 2013 in Style

Super stylish hand-painted monthly calendar from Kimberly of KMala Illustration on Etsy. She prints each calendar in black ink onto a linen texture card stock and then hand-paints them before tying with a bow and shipping to your doorstep. Gorgeous! 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Recipes on Pinterest

I've been using Pinterest lately for recipes and it is delightful. The recipes are available anytime, anywhere. And everything is stored in a super organized and accessible place. 

In the past I would find recipes in magazines or online and would never go back to actually make them. My "Food Inspiration" board on Pinterest has made it so much easier to access recipes.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Etsy Pick: Golden Accents

Have you heard about the Small Business Saturday movement? I think shopping on is basically the online equivalent. I found some luxe goodies this week that I'd love to have in our home!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Luxe meets Tech: Holiday Goodies

My friends and family are amazing and I'm starting 2013 with a luxurious bounty of fabulous gifts. A little glimpse into my holiday goodies:

Luxe Holiday Goodies