link love - 1.13.12

It's almost the weekend! And a 3-day weekend at that. Hallelujah. All that time off with Emma over the holidays really spoiled me... I'm stoked to get another 3 days in a row to hang with the kiddo. We have friends coming into town - one of Jared's BFFs from college (I know they're dudes, but come on, they're still BFFs, right?) and his 1.5 year old son. Our house sooo isn't baby proofed yet, but I'm guessing it will be by the time the weekend's over! We're hoping to head up to Mt. Hood for some sledding on Saturday, which I'm crazy excited for. Anywho... here's what I loved from the blogosphere this week:

  • DIY Mix 'n Match Blocks on Mer Mag - I love this idea! Merrilee is super talented, but I think I could manage a decent looking version of these for Emma (once she's a little older and cares what blocks look like.) On a side note, when you click on the link be sure check out the amazing necklace Merrilee's husband welded (that's right I said welded) for her for Christmas. You remember that SNL skit where Paul Simon and Victoria Jackson are stranded on an island and she makes him a watch and binoculars? Well this couple is basically like that. But awesomer.
  • Lyrics on Vinyl by Quiet Boy Studio - At first glance, I thought these were just prints on cardstock, but they're actually vinyl. Beautiful typography and such an original idea. Love.
  • Boxed Cushion Sewing on Design*Sponge - It seemed like cushions/poufs were all over my Reader this week. First, fellow Portland blogger Kirsten posted a bunch of West Elm's great new poufs, and then Design Sponge posted this handy tutorial for making your own. Okay, so really they only popped up twice, but that's twice more than last week, so there.
Have a wonderful weekend!! :-)