Category: Inspiration

February Gets Me Every Time (Year?)

It’s the start (day 2) of a fresh month and that means a new desktop background. For me anyhow. So, I thought I would share some of my favorite places to find fresh looks for those cold desktops. (Six more weeks of winter! Haven’t ya heard?)

| source |

The first, above, is from Oh, Hello Friend, which just happens to be one of my favorite blogs to read. This is a closeup on the full desktop image. Danni over at OHF always puts together different sizes, including phone-sized!

| source |

The second pair of calendars are ready for the whole year and come from one of my favorite blog styling sites, Pugly Pixel. The above shot isn’t what you’ll see on your desktop. There’s some closeups of a hand drawn set over some other gray ones for a “messy desktop.” Again, Katrina has several sizes available for download. (*I’m currently using her black hand drawn set!)

| source |

This last set comes from a new addition to my blogroll, Our Paper Shop. Indeed, as the name implies, it is a paper shop, but their blog is simply fab too. We’ve got two options, the simple “Know Yourself” option (left) and the “Happy Love Month” option (right). Also downloadable in many sizes including phone-sized! I don’t have to tell you guys which one is my favorite of these two, right?

Got any desktop goodies you love? Please do share!

Pinspiration Gets Me Every Time


So, for the past year or so, I’ve been saving corks. I didn’t start to do so with any endplan in mind, I just started putting them in a jar. Then that jar got filled. So I started filling another container.

And, now, thanks to the grand Internet, I can find a use for said corks, if so desired. Enter, Pinterest, the treasure trove of useless information and craft inspiration. (Plus a lot more, but let’s not get into semantics, ok?) On to the “pinspiration!”

candle holder | stamp | bathmat | giraffe

Yeah. The bottom row might just be just a little bit unrealistic. I’m digging the first two ideas though. As corky dorky as it sounds, I may have enough stamps to make a full set of alphabet stamps. I’ve been eyeing this set from Paper Source, but the thought of making my own is so delightful as well.

Alright, that’s enough. Put a cork in it already.