Creative Envy

Tuesday, July 28, 2009, 7:34 pm
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What is with me this month?!!! My intentions are good but for some reason I have been absolutely terrible about posting regularly. I guess I’m still trying to balance this new healthy regimen I’ve imposed on myself along with finishing up projects (yes, I’m this close to crossing something off my monumental list). The other piece of the puzzle is that I haven’t had time to keep up with my favorite blogs, which always provide me with so much inspiration and, in turn, keep me posting. Anyway, thanks for hanging in there with me. I will get back into the groove of things soon. Promise.

Saturday, July 25, 2009, 1:44 pm
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The latest Fossil catalog came in the mail yesterday. Some really cute stuff in there. I especially love this little owl coin purse!


FOSSIL WISH LIST by creativeenvy

Monday, July 20, 2009, 9:00 pm
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I know, I said I’d be better about posting and I have already blown it in the past seven days. So here is attempt number two at regular posting this week.

I was super excited today to hear about The Purl Bee’s new Charley Harper needlepoint canvases. I immediately decided that I would tackle his Mystery of the Missing Migrants masterpiece with my needle and thread….until I saw the $300 price tag on it. Youch! Time to rethink that goal.



Why do I keep finding all these expensive products? First the imperial shampoo and now this. Still, pretty great idea altogether.

I also need to compliment The Purl Bee’s header. I LOVE it.


Monday, July 13, 2009, 9:22 pm
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Would you pay $140 for shampoo if it guaranteed you amazing hair everyday? This question is asked in the August issue of Lucky magazine in regard to Philip B’s Russian Amber Imperial Shampoo. Beauty editor Jean Godfrey-June claims that the shampoo makes her hair look as if it was styled by a $700/hr stylist and the look can last for up to three days. Sounds pretty great, but then there’s the price point of this miracle shampoo.


After I got over my initial audible “guffaw”, I started to think about it. $140 is definitely a lot of money, but what about other disposable products people spend money on that are considered totally acceptable? Designer perfume? An expensive bottle of champagne or wine? One night out at a 5-star restaurant? Jean says this little tub of beauty magic lasts a mysteriously long time. Probably much longer than a bottle of Dom Perignon. I would love to try it, but I have a feeling that samples of this gem don’t come free. Can anyone out there vouch for what Lucky is claiming?

Sunday, July 12, 2009, 8:52 pm
Filed under: five faves

I’ve been bad about posting regularly lately and REALLY bad about keeping up with my Five Faves commitment. Do you ever get that feeling that you can only focus on one major thing at a time? For the last week or so I’ve been really into getting healthy which isn’t a bad thing, but it’s consumed most of my free time. I hope to be back into a groove this week and juggle more effectively. Thanks for coming back and for your patience.


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1. Awhile back, 100 Layer Cake posted this tutorial for a DIY tin can table number. This is a great idea for a wedding reception, but I think it would be cool for any occasion or just as a simple decoration in a home or out on a deck. You could just as easily punch out a cool pattern or floral design, drop in a candle, and presto change-o.

2. Anthropologie never ceases to amaze me with their surreal window displays, merchandising, and catalogs. Their July issue features hand shadows interacting with the models. This type of thing always makes me slap myself in the forehead and say “Of course they thought of that and I didn’t. OF COURSE!”

3. I stumbled upon the work of Anna Bond, aka Rifle Design, through Roadside. This lady is a true talent. I took a good hour the other day to browse through her site, her blog and her Flickr photos. Her illustrations are so whimsical and are such a refreshing change for the traditional wedding invitation. I would totally hire her. You know, if I was getting hitched. It looks like she will be opening a shop soon too so stay tuned.

4. The new CB2 catalog arrived in my mailbox last week (dangerous). I think I need to buy this botella decanter and funnel, you know, for all the dinner parties I host (snicker). It’s a steal at $15 and I love the design. Who knows, perhaps this purchase would inspire me to host more often. Just have to work on seating for more than 2 people.

5. This screen shot does not do this site justice. I don’t remember where I found it (I know it was via Twitter) and I don’t really understand what it’s for, but just go there, wait for it to load, and then PLAY. Make sure your speakers are on.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009, 11:08 pm
Filed under: random

I’m still here, just busy with work and still coming down from the long holiday weekend. Will post soon once I get motivated.


Picture via moleitau on Flickr.