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.

kisses,
Gabrielle

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

Hanging vases! The sweetest things!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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

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

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

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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.

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8 Julia April 1, 2011 at 10:31 am

Loving the hanging vases!!!! Just stunning.
JULIA
http://www.bakerhillhomes.blogspot.com/

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9 julie April 1, 2011 at 10:46 am

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

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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.

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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!

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

Ah thank you! Gabrielle you just plain awesome.

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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.

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14 r8chel April 2, 2011 at 6:29 pm

Those hanging glass jars are so pretty!

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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.

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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
http://www.facebook.com/backpacksforchildrenofjapan

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