A Few Things

April 1, 2011

photo by Bonnie Berry for Katy + Daniel

Hello, Friends! April Fool’s Day is such a fun way to start the weekend, don’t you think? Every one is in a good mood. Ben Blair and I are in an extra good mood because we have dinner reservations tonight. This will be our second attempt at a real date since we moved here. I hope it will be great! What are your plans?

Here are a few things I’ve been wanting to share with you.

- Hanging vases.
Stripes on the ceiling.
- Brilliant. Get in your photos.
- Origami mobile. Thanks Sheri!
- Help Girl Scouts fill backpacks for Japanese kids.
- Paint chip garland.
- Sign your kids up for this art swap.
- Painted linen bags.

And here are my Babble posts from this week:
- Top of the pretty art supply chain.
- Three cheers for smart design.
- I’d love to take this class.
- Introducing the least boring birthday cards.
- Opinions needed. Are these smart or silly?

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. And I hope it feels like Spring where you are! I’ll meet you back here on Monday. I miss you already.


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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Megan G. April 1, 2011 at 8:30 am

Hanging vases! The sweetest things!


2 Amanda Kellerson April 1, 2011 at 8:43 am

Hi! Thanks for sharing the origami mobile that we made for our friends and their new baby! =) It is absolutely amazing how fast words and pictures can spread!


3 meaghan (the decorated cookie) April 1, 2011 at 8:52 am

smart v. silly: smart. My 2nd-hand version has such wear and tear exactly there, I’d have loved these!


4 S April 1, 2011 at 9:08 am

Have fun on your date tonight! I’m sure it will be fabulous…you are in France, after all!


5 Barchbo April 1, 2011 at 9:10 am

I love that paint chip garland! We are off to visit cousins this weekend and that would be a very fun project to do with my 9 year old niece and 6 year old nephew. Thanks for sharing!

Happy Date Night! xoxoxo


6 Chassity (Look Linger Love) April 1, 2011 at 9:13 am

Wishing you much fun on your date tonight, Gabrielle!!


7 Jintana April 1, 2011 at 9:26 am

France is such a romantic place – its going to be wonderful! I went to Matches shopping event with The Sorority Wednesday night and still trying to recover! Its a beautiful evening in London tonight so might take a stroll down the Thames.


8 Julia April 1, 2011 at 10:31 am

Loving the hanging vases!!!! Just stunning.


9 julie April 1, 2011 at 10:46 am

I love the hanging vases….
but the buggy socks are totally silly…. O_O


10 Jenny also April 1, 2011 at 11:00 am

Totally inspired by those hanging vases! Thinking about how we can do that in my backyard for my (future) sister-in-law’s bridal shower.


11 THW April 1, 2011 at 2:46 pm

I really like your site, and this photo has given me an idea. You know those miniature perfume bottles/samplers that you used to get on airplanes and in duty-free shops? My father gave me lots of them as gifts over the years, and I saved the empty bottles to use as decorations on our Christmas tree, but really, they can also work quite well throughout the rest of the year! Thanks!


12 Amanda Joy April 1, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Ah thank you! Gabrielle you just plain awesome.


13 Mary A. April 1, 2011 at 6:54 pm

Ah, it doesn’t feel like spring yet, but I am enjoying living vicariously through you. Have a great date night.


14 r8chel April 2, 2011 at 6:29 pm

Those hanging glass jars are so pretty!


15 Lori April 2, 2011 at 7:03 pm

I was completely inspired by the post about getting into your photos! SO TRUE! I spent the afternoon getting shots of me with the kids.


16 Beverly April 4, 2011 at 12:04 am

Here in Camp Zama, in Tokyo, our boys and girl scouts are also helping out with Operation Backpacks and collecting paper cranes. http://www.zamagirlscouts.org/operation-backpacks.html


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