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Evernotes Every Friday

1. Dana Tanamachi’s Chalk Book Covers

I’ve been loving on Dana’s chalk work for quite some time now… so now that I see she has illustrated and created several book covers for Puffin Books… well you see, my heart grew two whole sizes and my eyes turned into big hearts like in the cartoons. And for $7.19 on Amazon this could be mine… Add to cart, checkout!! Wizard of Oz and Pippi Longstocking are also available in addition to Peter Pan. Found via designworklife.

2. D23 Expo

This past weekend was the D23 Expo in Anaheim… I was granted tickets for the very first expo a few years ago and I think I may need to purchase tickets for the next one in two years again. Thankfully, this year, I was able to read a very in depth article on the expo and all there was to see in my favorite Disney blog, Mice Chat. I mean they had an entire wing dedicated to Imagineering, with real Imagineers there to talk with guests. Ahh!!

3. DIY Framed Chalk Entryway

I’m loving this chalkboard wall that Ez created on Creature Comforts. It’s just darling, I love the mixture of medias too that really take this installation to the next step making it a real gallery. My husband I may not be daring enough to paint on the wall, but I like the idea of several framed chalkboards mixed in with other art pieces. See more of this DIY and a painted striped rug DIY here.

4. DIY Wire Basket

Another DIY I found on Creature Comforts this week was a link to Four Corners Design with their tutorial on creating wire baskets out of hardware cloth / woven wire. I love the industrial look of wire baskets but the cost of them sometimes outweighs the product even at Home Goods. Definitely a DIY worth looking into!

5. 15 Ways to Use a Ladder at Home

And lastly, for today, another home product I love… ladders! I have been bugging the hubby to get a ladder to act as a shelving unit and also side table but he’s not digging it. So I will lust after them in this article from Design*Sponge: 15 Way to Use a Ladder at Home. If all else fails, the crate wall in my office just may be tall enough to merit a ladder! (yes, I still have yet to blog my amazing office redo…)

I believe in magic. I believe in the power of true love. I believe in fairy tales and happy endings. And I live to create stationery and art for the young at heart to allow my fellow dreamers to treasure all of life’s most wondrous moments!

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