Monday Amenities

But first things first: birthday wishes to my littlest sister! 
Wish I could be there for the celebration.

I love you.
{ Imagine me singing happy birthday out-of-key with everybody else. }
Hope it's a good one.

And now, on to the Monday Amenities: The Creative Link-List Series

Benjamin Lacombe, especially his children's portfolio.  So whimsical!  I can't stop looking at them.

Stephanie Rausser photography.  Beautiful life moments.  Her photos make me happy to be alive. 

Yarn-Wrapped Beer Bottle Vases - For all the times you wonder, 'what should I do with all these empty bottles ...'
Hand-Made Upcycled Rugs.  Actually for sale (my favorite is the octopus rug), but I bet you could use this T-Shirt Crochet Pattern to make one yourself.  Worth trying, at any rate.

Etsy Plush Robot, by Little Brown Byrd.  I think this thing is adorable.

FOOD:  Stuffed Zucchini (mmmm) and Autumn Chopped Salad (romaine, pears, cranberries, pecans, bacon, feta).

MUSIC: Murder by Death ... not particularly fond of the name but I do love some indie rock with cello.  

... Hope you enjoy the link list!  More to come next Monday.


  1. What a beautiful lady! Happy Birthday to her :) And great lists!

  2. i hope your pretty sister had a wonderful birthday :)

    i love all the prettiness in the list... thanks for sharing!

  3. Happy Birthday to your sister, hope it's wonderful!

    You've brought some newbies to my attention in your list, off to check them out!


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