SJP + Hallmark

Did you know that Sarah Jessica Parker has a card collection at Hallmark? Does anyone aside from me actually go to the Hallmark store?  There happens to be one right by my office so I usually opt to go there instead of the post office since it offers much more diversion than just stamps. (But, oh, how I do love stamps!)  Apparently I’m late to the SJP card party because a) the collection launched in January and b) most all of the cards were sold out.  The ones that were left looked lovely, though…very vintage and romantic.

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Unfortunately you can’t buy them online so you’ll have to be grandma-chic like me and take a field trip to a Hallmark store.  If you want to avoid the crowds in there (kidding, kidding), Papyrus is my usual card go-to and they’re having a sale through today.

When was the last time you sent someone a card?

Sweet Stuff: Stamps

I love checking the mailbox when I get home from work.  After confirming no spiders have made their homes near the mailbox handle, I find such a delight in discovering a hand-addressed envelope amid the stack of bills and junk.  Isn’t that the best?!  And is it just me or has the U.S. Postal Service really upped their game in the stamp department?  Harry Potter stamps…are you kidding me?!  You know I’m already stocked up to the max.  I hope they sell those bad boys FOREVER.  And I just came across these beauties and wish they would’ve been around for BFOTBM’s vintage circus baby shower a few years ago.

usps vintage circus stamps

I would’ve ordered this set or Johnny Cash ones for Mumbles’s birthday invitations and these would make a clever little stocking stuffer for someone like my dad who doesn’t know how to use email.  And, really, who couldn’t use some stamps to keep in their wallet or desk drawer? If you need a gift for someone, how about stopping by the local post office to see if they’ve got any good ones and you can slip a pack of stamps in with a pack of pretty stationery, a nice pen (this one is my favorite) and even a custom return address stamp and ink pad. Wouldn’t that make such a thoughtful gift?!  I’d love it, that’s for sure.

Sweet Stuff: July Link Roundup

coconut popsicles via hungry girl por vida

Enjoy these fun finds from around the web this month:

Meet Hands Solo, an injured pup who walks on his front two feet.

Never thought of wood as sunken treasure but it sure is pretty.

Made me laugh because that’s totally me whenever I drive Mumbles’s super fast car.

This in-car feature almost makes me want to become a minivan mom. Almost.

Would you ever sign a pre-pregnancy contract?

Children’s Hospital of Orange County needs blood.

The interior dividers in this weekender bag are genius. Adding it to my Dear Santa list.

How to focus.

Like wine + animals? Here’s the perfect event for you on August 2 in OC.

Speaking of wine…mmmm…sangria.

Still love this song.

A sneak peek of the 2015 Ikea catalog. Get ready.

And how sweet is this: some Ikea stores are advertising adoptable dogs in their stores.

These nannies know how to kick ass.

Re2pect. The Derek Jeter commercial that makes you tear up a little.

What does “like a girl” mean to you?

 

Image: boozy chocolate-dipped coconut popsicles via Hungry Girl Por Vida. Yum.

It Was Us. We Let the Dogs Out.

I love this clever shirt from National Mill Dog Rescue, an incredible organization that rescues dogs from puppy mills.  They have 10 days left to their goal of selling 500 t-shirts so hurry and get one for yourself and everyone you know. Because when you wear it people will be like “oh, hey, that person is funny AND they like dogs. That’s good people right there.”

national mill dog rescue we let the dogs out tshirt

 

 

Visit the National Mill Dog Rescue website to learn more about their mission, see photos of furry friends, and how you can help them.

P.S.  A photo of Baxter’s sad face urging you to adopt a furbaby like him (he was a stray).

Sweet Stuff: May Link Roundup

21 of Maya Angelou’s best quotes, and one of my favorites:

 “My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.”

How having a child expands your world.

Two college students anonymously “vandalize” school chalkboards with incredible illustrations every week. Check out their Etsy shop for prints and Behance for detailed shots. What talent!

Just bought my first pair of TOMS. I’m so late to that party but when I couldn’t stop thinking about these beauties and they sold out, I needed to fill the void in my closet immediately.

Daydreaming about spending my December birthday in Hawaii. With lots of friends. So we can afford to rent the Dolphin House.

The right way to apply bright lipstick.

Recline, don’t ‘Lean In’ — this woman says we need to fight for our right to lean back and put our feet up! (More on that here, here and here.)

If you’re in OC, check out the grand opening of the Anaheim Packing District this weekend. I’ve been hearing about this since my intern days working at the City of Anaheim — can’t wait to check out all the new eateries! There’s even an outdoor eating amphitheater – perfect for summer picnics!

This hat (below) for lounging poolside and lazy days on the lake.

lauren conrad in anthro hat

 

[image via Lauren Conrad]