Saturday, June 27, 2009

Cool Tutorial

Check out this cool tutorial on how to make flower headbands from Homemade by Jill. She lays out all the steps and makes it look really easy. I have about 5 other projects on my list so it might take me a while to get to, but when I do I'll let you know how it turns out!

Picture from
Off to the Braves vs. Red Sox game. Go Braves!!

J Squirrel

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my! Oh wait, just tigers...

Exhibit A.) an Asian Leopard Cat

Exhibit B.) lazy domestic house cat

Exhibit C.) incredible drawing of a tiger by Julia Pott

Name: Mia
Age: 2
Breed: Bengal (1/2 Asian Leopard Tree Cat and 1/2 domestic tabby)
Likes: kissing, hiding under covers, getting high off catnip, and pilates
Dislikes: being alone

Since we are introducing our pets, I feel the need to preface my introduction with a little background on this glorious creature....

'Bengals' are a relatively new hybrid breed of cat [legal, when 3rd generation] of an Asian Leopard Cat crossed with a domestic house cat.

My pretty little creature below is what you get when these two very different types of cats procreate:

...Mia doing Pilates

Mia posing for a headshot....

and Mia under the covers...
Isn't she lovely? We will most likely mention Mia in future posts, as she loves perusing Etsy with us and picking out her personal favorite artistic creations! Here is a peek at one of them:

"Our Exquisite New Corsets"
by Jessie Lawson

Stay tuned for more of Mia's picks! We think she has quite the discerning eye for creativity and originality!

Until next time, J & J

Monday, June 22, 2009

Lazy Weekend

Name: Taisy
Age: about 7 years old (in human time)

Whereabouts: the backyard

Likes: sticks, tennis balls, yogurt, sitting on the couch, going to the park
Dislikes: dry dog food, thunder

Right before the intense heat of summer hit, Taisy and I spent a lovely morning out in our front yard. I had my coffee, she had her stick. I sipped, she chewed. We watched the cars and people go by. Can't get much better than that.

She really, really likes her sticks. She can sit and chew on them for hours and even has a special hiding spot at the park where she stores all the sticks she collects that day. When we're at home she tries to bring her sticks inside, but that's not going to happen.

Nothing like a lazy morning with "man's best friend" by your side. :)

Off loving our pets,
J & J

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Flowers for your Hair

Has anyone else jumped on this trend? I have and I love it! The first flower I got was from a J.Crew in Seattle. It's about 3 inches wide and is made of black fabric petals with little seed beads in the middle. I was a little nervous about wearing it at first because it's this big dark thing thing on the side of my platinum blond head, but I got over it!

This picture is from my birthday dinner in Seattle. I paired the flower with a black and white plaid top, jeans, and black heels. The flower made the plaid just a little more feminine and glamorous and not so lumberjack-esque.

H&M has some great flowers right now, ranging from about 4 or 5 inches wide to little bitty ones that are only about an inch wide, so it's not a huge investment like some trends can be. I went with pink flowers that are an inch and a half wide but have a little more body to them and stick up about an inch off my head. They were only $3. Can't beat that! I wore them with a low side bun (not like the 80's side ponytail) with the flower right between the bun and my ear.

Glam up your summer wardrobe with some hair flowers and if you don't live near an H&M, check out Nomsa on Etsy for handmade hair flowers.

Stay cool,
J Squirrel

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Great New Finds

We had lots of fun at the Virginia Highlands Summerfest this weekend and hope you were able to make it out. Between meeting up with friends, eating yummy festival food, listening to Cowboy Mouth and drinking cold beer, we found a lot of cool artists! We don't want to overload you with too much, so we picked the two that stood out at the end of the weekend. First up: T.M. Boyd
"Welcome to a land where all is not as it seems...I know that everything seems weird,
but it is not."
According to Tim Boyd, (and much to our delight) Water Bears do indeed exist! Check out his Etsy store if you don't believe us. These quirky creations were the most memorable to us as we left the festival Saturday evening. We fell in love with his eccentric critters as they brought out the inner child in us. We left his stall giggling like 6 year olds because we had just met the creatures from our imaginations. Here are a few of our favorite pieces:

The Fox Giveth by Tim Boyd

I Love Bacon by Tim Boyd
*We're both vegetarians so this particularly amused us.*

Channel Surfing by Tim Boyd

Next up:
talulah B. Girly, quirky, and fabulous, this jewelry is so much fun! As a local to Atlanta you can find her creations in a couple places all over the city, but as always, you can find her on Etsy. We loved her use of vintage pieces to make these fun cocktail rings as well as her handcrafted necklaces.

Check these out. Could those be old watch faces?

Having just finished The Secret Life of Bees, I was drawn to a necklace with a clear crystal and bee charm...and I couldn't walk away without it. :)

Make sure you check out talulah B. jewelry at the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival and maybe if it's not too hot the "real Talulah" will be out as well.

Until we meet again,
J & J

*Images from T.M. Boyd's Etsy store as well as pictures from our own camera.

Saturday, June 6, 2009


We're heading down to check out all the great artists at the Virginia Highlands Summerfest as well as get some yummy festival food. Mmm...funnel cakes. :)

We'll let you know what we find, but if you are in town you should head down there and check it out for yourself!

Happy Weekend!
J & J

Monday, June 1, 2009

All Star Squirrel

We found this awesome shirt on the Threadless Tees website and we obviously LOVE it. :) We'll be ordering two...tonight.

The brain behind the design is Brock Davis. We took a look at his website to learn more about him and found out that he's a native Georgian (we love locals!) and that he's done some other really cool t-shirt designs for Threadless. Animals with Eye Patches has to be our second favorite, but definitely check out the rest. Which one is your favorite?

Back soon with more,
J & J

Images from and