Monday, July 26, 2010


Well, will ya look at that. It's been 3 months since I last posted. Things, they were a changin in Bleu land. We finally found a little place to rent and call our own (well, you know, our own to an extent, but still). It took a little over a month, several showings of different places, many rental applications filled out, a few places snatched out from under us, and letdowns galore. But we found a cute house that is just right for us and I couldn't be happier! I've got my work station set up, and I've been busy with some wholesale and large custom orders. But now I've got a moment to breathe and say hello to you all in blog land. So....Hello!! I can't promise any regularity, but I hope to be back much more often. I've got some new bag designs to share, and I've spiced up the blog layout a bit. Hope you all have been well and I can't wait to share more with you!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wednesday Review ~Teresa's Plants & More~

I LOVE terrariums! I have a black thumb, if it's green and leafy then it's best if it does not enter my home. But moss....oh lovely, resilient, earthy moss! I don't have to worry about murdering moss. Even if I forget to do the very minimal watering that it requires, it just goes dormant and will usually come back to life if you start watering again. Awesome! So, when I saw all of the terrariums on Etsy I was smitten. Teresa's Plants & More offers a huge variety of terrariums and kits to start your own.

My sweet Mr. got me one of these adorable birds with moss for Christmas.
Songbird Moss Planters- $10

If you are like me and can't seem to keep plants living longer than a week, then I urge you to check out Teresa's Plants & More. She is really great to work with, I ordered just some moss to make my own tiny terrariums and she was more than happy to answer any questions I had. And I love the build your own terrariums option. You can find some awesome containers at thrift stores. Every time I go to one I see just tons of containers that would make perfect terrariums and I wish I had just shelves upon shelves to fill with them!
And you can find many little accessories on Etsy to adorn your moss.

Tiny Wee Blue House- $12
Miniature Woman Reading a Book- $2
(isn't this just awesome? and what a great price!)

So go ahead, don't be afraid to add some green to your house! I promise, if this girl can manage moss, then I have faith anyone can :)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Music Monday ~Literal Videos~

As usual I'm probably the last person to know about "literal" version videos. Apparently it's the cool thing to do now, as evidenced by the many, many results on Youtube when you search "literal video". Most of them aren't really that great, but there are a few gems that are worth sharing. The Safety Dance version is by far my favorite!

If any of you guys know about these or know of any other good ones, let me know!

P.S. I love how the Safety Dance video paused with the subtitles "the midget's ass". Great.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Friday Feature ~Paws In The Air~

I have a thing for placemats. I would change mine every week, you know, if I had that many and were that organized and on top of crap. Alas, I am not. But I do hope to add some of the cool placemats from Paws In The Air to my collection one day!

How cool are those?! I love the coasters attached to the placemats, I've never seen that before. And they would go perfectly with this table runner.

And these trivets would be perfect for a coffee table when having company over, everyone would have a place to sit their mugs or glasses. Very cool!

Paws also creates adorable baby cocoons and hats, baby blankets, and scarves. It's a really neat shop, check them out if you are looking for some cool things for your dinner tables!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Music Monday ~Azure Ray~

I'm honestly not very familiar with Azure Ray beyond these two following songs. I suppose I should check them out more, cause I think these are two of the most lovely, haunting songs I've heard. Especially the "Sea of Doubts", just gorgeous. I'm not in a particularly melancholy mood today, so not sure why they were on my mind to share. But I hope you guys enjoy!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Awesome giveaway

Remember my post about awesome playhouses? Well, here is your chance to win one! Visit The Shopping Mama for a chance to win a playhouse from! This is the best blog giveaway I've seen yet, good luck to all who enter!

Soooo sorry.....

Ugh, guys, I'm a bad bad blogger. I've been neglecting this space all week, there has just been so much going on. Most importantly, I've been nursing my husband who had an abscessed tooth and had surgery on it Thursday. And he's still having some swelling which is worrisome, so that's where my attention has been the past few days. Throw in a wholesale order and some regular Etsy orders, cleaning this mess of a house, and a cold for the boy and you have, well, a headache. But we'll power through as always, at least we had some good rest and relaxation the week before! I hope to be back regularly this coming up week, but no promises. Keep your fingers crossed for the Mr., vibe him some get well soon vibes!!