a little unicorn.

Found the unicorn diaries today. A very lovely blog you should definitely add to your list. I almost teared up looking at a vingnitte of images from A Little Princess..beautiful and so imaginative. A perfect pick for a snowy christmas eve..


..in a little bit of a twisted way, although i wouldn't mind waking up like this tomorrow..minus the mini guitar playing cats.

if i were a chair..

..i might look like this.

miss dior cherie...

..loving everything about this...especially the colored balloons and pink glasses...watch and be giddy.


brown paper packages tied up with string..

..thank you maria for your lovely words.
(mr. and mrs. claus purchased at Nifty Thrifty..where else..)


on this snowy minnesota day..

...i like to think back to 2 winters ago when I was on the coast of southern france enjoying this sandwich looking out to the mediterranean.


swoon some more..

..at this amazing image. I want this to be in my grown up playhouse where all my dear friends would live together.

go ahead and swoon..

..this is someone's house..swoon..this is someone's sewing table..swoon..
See more here.
Found via wishwishwish.

if only...

..i could buckle down and make these dresses for a holiday party..if i had one that is.

every christmas should look like this..

Amazing vintage Christmas images..soak up every little detail..especially the soft snow couple. Explore and see more here!

i am also loving..

..this genious hat by kate spade. I am thinking I need this now that I am a minnesotan.

i am loving..

water color flowers by luli sanchez.


i love a good deal...

I am now the proud owner of this fabulous top thanks to some christmas sales at j.crew..total: $27.00!
other images from darling dexter!


2009 calendar.

Finished and ready to go! A cheery calendar for your desk or favorite nook!
Please email me at abbyhyslop@gmail.com to order...$18.00 + 4.00 S&H.
All orders will be shipped by next friday!
Email me with any questions or concerns!


ho ho ho.

i am so excited to show you this! I am going to be selling some goodies at Finch's Holiday Bazaar this weekend..of course, what I had planned in the grand scheme of my head is not what I ended up with, but this 2009 calendar has been oh so much fun! Inspired by many of my favorite stationary designers, I have come up with my own little lovey dovey version to celebrate 2009!..here is a sneak peek! I am thinking of going etsy with these.. anyone interested?


ok..so cool.

I discovered Poladroid today..and am having a lot of fun right now. Yes, I wish I had my own polaroid camera, but for the meantime, this application is pretty amazing! Download it for free..when you open it, a little polaroid camera pops up on your desk top. You drag your photo onto the camera, and watch it develop! To save it, double click on the image and save. Definitely enough fun to entertain me for a while..
this picture is from a wonderful night at emily's listening to an amazing love story of wit and courage compliments of reba..


packages from home.

i love the things my mom sends me. She was sending me a check and with it, she sent a bag of my favorite Lars yellow peas and this little box with dahlia seed pods in it.


lab partners.

check out lab partner's amazing new prints from a recent show. I love the combination of the warm yellow with the shocking pink and black. And that they were inspired by a recent trip to Paris. Check out their blog here.


gradating goodness.

I had to get a picture of this building walking home from work today before it changes any more, and I love my newly organized pyrex bowls sitting it gradating color along my kitchen shelf.

walking to work...

this is what I see.



It was a relaxing weekend and day off at home to celebrate my mom and sister's birthdays. I love being at the Little House and how much I have come to appreciate Oakland and its charms that I feel I have only know really come to appreciate. The garden was overgrown, but still beautiful in its own spooky october way. A long bike ride with my mom to our cousin's farm was a perfect afternoon activity and my stops to Nifty Thrifty and Finders Keepers were of course fabulous. It's as if I have my own little treasure troves in the middle of nowhere to find wonderful things I do no need but that I come home with because they are $1.50...a little run down of my finds?
(First picture) A set of 8 buttery yellow bowls and creamer with gold details: $3
2 awesome lard tins: $1.50 each
Retro Blue and Gold candy dish: $3
(Second Picture) S and P shakers for a collecting friend: $3
Minnesota Commemorative Plate: $4
Ham and Eggs Dishtowel: $3
New Green Daisy Pyrex Bowls: $8
Yellow Vase: $1.50
Amazing Coffee Container: $5
and 2 greatly patterned tins: $1.50 each