Hi!
So, I miss you. And your blogs. And blogging in general. I thought I would pop in to say hello.  I'm having a blast seeing as many people as I can while here in the states - I barely have time for sleeping! Thanks for putting up with me being MIA while I'm here! I can't believe I'll be back in Switzerland in only 5 days - this trip has gone way too fast. Can't wait to catch up with you soon!

P.S. 
I have a new blog address - change it in your infos por favor!!

www.avillagetown.com
 
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DIY Ornament & A Note

Sunday, December 19, 2010

I could talk about how I've only slept 6 hours in the past 2 days, sat on the runway in a plane for 4 hours, flew for 10 more, then another hour, drove 4 hours and all around Iowa...I could talk about all that and how I have to squint to keep my eyes open right now, so sleepy...
But I won't! (even though I kind of already did) because I'm a happy girl! Because I got to see so many friends today and it was all so perfect. Although, I forgot I would have to say goodbye to them again...that is the downside

P.S. Things may be quiet around here for a bit as I'm a little orphan and staying with friends for the next few days - just in case you're wondering why I'm not around!                                




And I'm not surprised I love this!!!
What is my deal with Triangles, I should probably marry them.
(via)


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Head...things.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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Interesting head things are all the rage...with me at least!
P.S. The lovely Alexandra sent this hysterical video to me. My friends and I were laughing at it all weekend...enjoy ;)

Shoes.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My new beauties. Sigh. 

photos!



I just fell in love with the Muttonhead lookbook photographs for 2010/2011. Do you like?? Looks so carefree!  



A Poncho and Giveaway Winner

Monday, December 13, 2010

This cape + grey leggings + cute shoes = my kind of outfit!
(here)

P.S. Congratulations to entry #18*, Sara {Purses Pastries Etc} for winning the Ande Mönster Vintage Scarf!! And thanks for entering everyone!! 
*Via random.org

Don't forget there's a 20% discount for all readers here at Rachael's Etsy shop, Ande Mönster with the code "IHeartVillage".   She has some serious cute things happening with great prices over there like a Vintage Grey Poncho ($30), a hooded wool jacket ($35) with those cool designs, an owl vase ($18), and some milk glass vases ($8) =)

Urban Outfitters would have a cool DIY on how to do wrapping paper, because it's how they roll. Although, there's no way I'm going to have time to do it - but I do like the triangle one! The eyes one would creep me out, but make me laugh.

Anyways, this was my last weekend in Switzerland before I head home to the Midwest for the holidays on Friday - I spent it hanging out with some of my favorite ladies in luzern and having sleepovers. While I'm so excited to see everyone at home, I'm also sad - Switzerland during Christmas is magical with all of the markets, the hot spiced wine, and tucking away in bars with bad music for beers with friends... and Samichlaus running around town (too bad it's not like this hilarious music video which is in German but still a trip) < -- seriously I've watched this almost 20 times now and learned the dance ;)). I will miss it so much!

Happy Weekend!
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Shopping Discount Codes
Giveaways

Today is the last day for this, enter at this link here: LINK!

Branda

Friday, December 10, 2010


Dear Branda
Just looking at this picture makes me warmer. I think that this is the prettiest scarf you have ever made! (How do you part with them?)
-Me
P.S. Welcome back as a sponsor, too!
{scarf here}

Branda on Etsy * On Twitter * Blog

Fay Andrada Petra Ring

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Pretty, right?
{Here}

Housekeeping

I take pictures of random things, like this guy walking proudly through Cinque Terre with a polka dot speedo, his head held high and his hat and snorkling gear. And also this older man with a swan hat. Like as in a hat that looks like a swan.
Was tagged by Flirty 30 with a blog award and quiz...I generally fail at following up with these, I'm so bad at them - but I'm giving it a go now because I was also tagged by Allister Beemilk teeths and PinkOrchids for ones so it's like I'm cornered! (jk) So thank you all! But I'm accumulating them all here and dealing with them all in this one place efficient like. And there is one from Ashley from forever ago that I haven't done yet but am going to... and it's a really good one and I'm surprised she still talks to me since I haven't done it. Actually, I think when I failed to follow up was when she started making fun of me for doing things like spelling out the slash and the whole w i d e thing. I'm on her list I think.

1. Why did you create your blog?
To remember things that I find that are cool! It's pretty deep.

2. What kind of blogs do you follow?
Let's see, I follow and like a big variety - people who have become like friends and I so enjoy catching up on what they are thinking or liking on any given day. I love bloggers who are  themselves and provide interesting content but it's most fun when we click or get each other. 

3. Favourite make-up brands
I'm not big in to makeup but I'll probably never switch from Bare Minerals even though I read somewhere it's probably killing me because of the small particles that are inhaled...ummm....I need proof though. I also tend to learn things the hard way?

4. Favourite clothing brands
I love the store here called vero modo - also - I really like Urban Outfitters, topshop, the usual. don't judge me.

5. Your indispensable make-up product?
Mascara

6. Your favourite colour
Green.

7. Your perfume? 
Summer=Nina Ricci & Winter=Lolita Lempicka

8. Your favourite film?
My mind goes completely blank when asked this question, I have no clue. Maybe 'Once' because I loved the soundtrack.

9. What country would you like to visit and why?
Australia - It's so foreign to me, I have no idea what it's like. Except, I'll never want to fly there because I hate planes.

10. Write the last question and answer it yourself: I'm stealing Flirty 30's because it's fun..Secret Dream? To be a back up dancer for all the famous pop stars. I KNOW. (dreaming big huh!)

P.S
And don't miss the Ande Mönster Giveaway HERE. For real. I'm genuinely reminding you in case you didn't see it! 

Discount Code for 20% off Ande Mönster Vintage is "IheartVillage". Go ahead, snoop around. (you have to say it like that guy in Ace Ventura)

Noble Town Vintage

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


I think that every single piece of jewelry in Sarah's shop, Noble Town Vintage, is ridiculously cool and I would be quite jealous if I saw you wearing them! So in order to curb this unsavory behavior, I've started my collection by purchasing this necklace. Are you surprised at what I chose!? =)
Welcome to Sarah and Noble Town Vintage as my newest sponsor!


Noble Town Vintage on Etsy * Noble Town Vintage on Facebook

P.S. I hope you didn't miss the Ande Mönster Vintage Scarf Giveaway Here. You have until Sunday night to enter!

Vintage Scarf from Ande Monster

Tuesday, December 7, 2010



Are you loving the vintage scarf look these days? I've seen so many cute girls rocking this look over here that I can't help but search for one too. I've seen some vintage "looking" ones in some of the popular stores but can't bring myself to tarnish the dream of a real vintage scarf a la this one that Rachael, a long time blog friend, is giving away to one of you from her shop, Ande Monster Vintage ~
Be sure to follow her blog, ...It's Simple Love... for random sweetness, interesting things, shop updates and even discount codes to the shop!

To Enter
Check out Rachael's Etsy shop, Ande Monster Vintage, and leave a comment below letting me know you'd like to be entered!

*Winner announced on Monday*

P.S. Rachael is super sweet and offering a 20% discount to her shop if you would like to purchase something anytime through January 31st - use the code "iheartvillage"!  (She's having a $20 dress sale, need I say more..)

~~~

iPhone Cases - Beautiful Skin

Monday, December 6, 2010

I looove these iPhone cases! 
Number 1 is my absolute favorite! (Then 2 then 4 then 3) =
{1, 2, 3, 4
(thanks heartedgirl.com for the intro to this cool shop)

Nocturnal

{Teresita Fernández. Nocturnal (Star fall), graphite on panel, 2010}

Please be in my house on my wall now!

Links & What not

Friday, December 3, 2010

You HAVE to laugh at these pictures of Bama jumping, right? He looks so weird! Or at least for the fact that I stood outside in our parking lot taking pictures like this of him and laughing my head off at them...by myself  (which is weirder?). He did finally get the treat!
But happy Friday!

~From the World Wide Internet~

Some Giveaway Mentions, so many this week!
Bama really is cute though..


Zara Bag

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Zara Love

Prada Lust.
I'll never have this bag...so just dreaming :) But just in case there really is a santa claus it is now recorded that this is my choice. 

I really like black and brown bags and other dual colored ones. My current purse is also black brown and creme. In case you were wondering. It also has some chainz which makes me feel pretty BA (or something).
                  Ok bye!

Pouchee

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


This is a cool gift idea - it's called a Pouchee ($26). Once upon a time I was a disorganized girl who could never find anything in her large purses. And then, along came this purchase and I'm happy to say that all the little things that get scattered are now safely in this little thing which I transfer around to my different bags as I use them - it's perfect! It comes in a lot of colors too =)

(It's on Amazon if you are all obsessed with their one-click ordering like me!)

Thanksgiving



I wanted to share some Thanksgiving photos with you! I had so much fun looking at all of yours. As many of you read this interview, you know that we had just moved to Switzerland around this time last year and we had no idea what the foods were - so we ate soup out of a package after giving up! It was hilarious and memorable though - but this year, I think we can say that we're a little more settled=) We've been lucky enough to make some great new friends over the past year and had so much fun celebrating Thanksgiving with some of them! (Lucky for us they are "foodie" friends (weird term) and the food was insanely good;))


P.S. See my holiday gift guide collection for you here! (I add to it daily)




 

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