A Happy Mailbox

Last night after I put the Noodle to bed, I realized I hadn't checked the mailbox yet. I haven't really gotten in the habit at the house because most of our mail still goes to the P.O. Box I set up temporarily for us last year. But goodness, am I glad I went for that little stroll in the dark!

Not one, not two, but three packages!
All for me!

Part of a birthday* treat from Amy & Sean: 
a totally rad kitchen timer from Anthropologie!

my new Moo cards

A couple of weeks ago I decided to make some business cards with a few of my favorite photos. I am really happy with how they turned out. I have wanted to profile a few of my favorite shops here on the blog, but feel a little more confident asking permission to take photos if I have a little something to explain myself. 

The third package is from a fabric swap I am participating in. So much fun! This is my first time doing a blog swap. I will reveal those contents when I put them to use for a project. I am waiting for consistently crisp air to settle in for some handcrafting like sewing and knitting again.

Last night, I also spent a good portion of my evening playing with a new feature on Flickr, the Galleries. This is where you can curate a collection of other people's photos according to any notion you might have. My first thought was to show off other people's views of my favorite color combination and what a fun way to spend a couple of hours! Take a look at my Cherry Blue gallery and let me know what you think. :)

my birthday was Sunday and I plan to share more about that this week.