Friday Footnotes


1. Modern Art Museum Wedding: Kathleen + Allan

I’m still just so darn excited for my friend Kathleen that her wedding was featured on the wedding blog, Green Wedding Shoes. A site a post from frequently here and check on a regular basis! So amazing. If you missed my post about it earlier this week, please go check it out!

2. How to Draw an Ampersand

A few times now I’ve been requested to letter an ampersand (the “&” symbol) for a design in my Etsy shop. For being my favorite character out there, you’d think I would be an expert in crafting this little symbol… but it’s so much harder than it looks! I actually had to Google it this past week in an attempt to get it right! So in case you also struggle with this funny little character, here’s a great resource!

3. Mary Blair Style Sheets

I’ve loved Mary Blair’s work for so many years now (see previous posts) and I get so excited when others post about her work too! In such a fun collaboration, I saw Mary Blair featured in Style Sheets on the House That Lars Built blog!

Style Sheets is a monthly collaboration where Jessica Williams, a Brooklyn interior designer, illustrator Michelle Christensen, and I re-imagine the interior of one of our favorite icons.

4. It’s a Small World – The Animated Show

Oh and speaking of Mary Blair, there’s a new tv series coming to the Disney Channel that is heavily inspired and influenced by her style. Of course, this makes sense as the show is inspired by the Disneyland attraction its a small world, a ride that Blair had immense impact on. You can see 10 short episodes here. Thanks Rachel for showing this to me!

5. A Guide To American Football Video

And let’s end with another video shall we…. I have to say, I learned quite a lot watching this very well illustrated and animated video. Probably learned more in those few minutes than I ever have about football actually. So thanks Fraser Davidson! Found via DKNG Studios.

Evernotes Every Friday

1. Twine Wrapped Ampersand

I don’t know about you, but I am still loving these twine wrapped letters. But I love the idea of changing it up per season… swapping out fall flowers to winter snowflakes maybe? DIY found via Green Wedding Shoes.

2. Sign Making Video

Loving this behind the scenes look at the creation of wood signs. Found via Brave the Woods.

3. Turnover

For these next 3 features, I guess I was struck by new twists on the everyday products… So with that in mind, here’s a new spin on wall art. Creating custom art with interchangeable plates is such a cool concept and with only 3 themes, there’s already so many options to explore! View the Kickstarter here, found via designworklife.

4. Paperlux Bookmarks

Yet another cool concept featured on designworklife… Found out more about these bookmarks here.

5. Round Postage Stamps

Round stamps! Now there’s a little fun and different take on the everyday! Buy these Forever Stamps here, found via Besotted Blog.

Evernotes Every Friday

1. Austin City Limits

Andy and I have always dreamed of living outside of California, in either the Pacific Northwest or in Colorado… but with my husband’s undying passion for all things BBQ, Texas has now been added to the table. So when I saw this adorable and so very cool illustration of all things Austin, I just had to save it. I may one day need to post this Invisible Creature’s graphic in a someday blog post titled “We Are Moving to Austin!” But until that day I will just admire the many details of this illo, from its colors to its creative use of all things geometric from my office in southern California. Designed for Austin City Limits Music Festival by Invisible Creature, found via Veerle.

2. Ann Shen’s Alphabet Print

In July, I posted about our weekend away for Kathleen’s bachelorette party… while at the Renegade Craft Fair I discovered the work of Ann Shen… and I seriously fell in love with her style. Especially this Storybook Alphabet Print that gives a giant nod to Disney without being ” too Disney,” plus it includes so many more storybook characters. Which is totally me, I do after all want a storybook themed baby shower… and I kinda want a baby to justify having to buy this adorable print. But until then, I have saved it in the back of my mind for whenever that day comes. But seriously, check out Ann’s Etsy shop, so many cute cute things. Next on my wish list would be her Once Upon A Time print, notice the theme?

3. Warehouse Wedding

When we got married 6 years ago, Pinterest wasn’t a thing and it was just at the beginning of the “wedding blog phenomenon” Okay, wedding blogs totally could have been a thing and I just didn’t have a clue. I also had no sense of style and left wedding planning to my husband, mother, and amazing florist. Anyway, after seeing this post on Green Wedding Shoes, I think this may be what my wedding would look like today. In large part, this wedding’s decor reminds me of my house but in wedding form. They even have a giant [pirate] ship! Oh man, I’m in love… See oodles and oodles of more photos here.

4. 25 Great Cake Stands

I’ve made a few cake stands, but I don’t actually own one myself. I think I may need to add this to my wish list next year… even though it’s not a “stand,” I really like the one toward the end of this Design*Sponge list, the mercury “glass-esque” one (Victorian Cake Dome).

5. Courtyard of Angels – Now Closed…

Back in January, I posted about my favorite spot in Disneyland: the Courtyard of Angels. And since then, they have decided to close that spot and reopen it as the entrance to Club 33 (I’ve totally been there!!). While that will make the entrance to the club more epic, I will miss my quiet little corner of the park. But its more than just a quiet corner, I enjoyed this article on Micechat, I think he summed it up quite well by reminding us that Disneyland was created to flow like a movie:

One of the things Walt Disney loved to do was to add little surprises throughout the park that guests could stumble upon. In filmmaking they were known as interstitials, events between the major events. Within the best films, you need occasional pauses in the action to catch your breath. If you remove them, the film would be a chaotic jumble of raw emotions. Disneyland and Walt Disney World were designed with interstitials in mind and that is why they are not a Six Flags style amusement park.

Read the full article here.

Evernotes Every Friday

1. All Aboard the Grahamtrak! Birthday Invitations

Well it was finally time to retire my trusty papercutter and get a new one! After a lengthy discussion I did not get this amazing paper cutter at Staples and now finding these adorable birthday invites, I am regretting… oh the perforation! So adorable! Designed by Chris Halverson for his son’s big day, found via For Print Only.

2. DIY Perfume Bottles

So so pretty!! Must find a reason to make these… bridal showers, baby showers? Who wants needs one? Find the DIY on Green Wedding Shoes.

3. Cardboard Food Truck

It’s been the hubby’s dream to own a food truck, as the subject has come up a lot this week this find on swissmiss made me laugh. Support this Kickstarter, let’s get my hubby the food truck of his dreams!

4. German Chocolate Pecan Bars

Another goodie to save for my hubby… He would L-O-V-E these! Recipe found here, originally found via Pinterest.

5. Disney Dishes

I know my time as a Disneyland passholder is drawing to a close… so thankfully I have found this site that has many many many favorite Disneyland recipes. Mmmmm…. Find the Dole Whip recipe here, and many more on Magical Recipes. Originally found on Pinterest.