Love List

Friday, July 29, 2011


(via corduroy)

makes me smile :)

I took my dog to work today, how cool is that?
It's a long weekend here.
Mark will be mtn biking all weekend in Italy or something with the gents from
I will be laying in the sun near the water somewhere around here.
That is how we roll.
Happy Friday all of you crazy people! 

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Reminds one of a tropical vacation...

I am feeling the turquoise...holding on to summer over here...and you have beautiful jewelry Miss Superat..

Minna & bluehorn
via a little dot

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


So EL Vintage. You have to explore her etsy shop
PS. I need some of that sun.
Monday, July 25, 2011


I think when scarves are out of style someday, I'll still be wearing them. I adore them and I can't help but buy them alllll the time, it's a little ridiculous. Here's my collection from the last 3 years or so. What I love is that each scarf tells a story - I can remember where I was and who I was with when I bought these so it's like an archive of memories and travels! I feel sad for the missing ones. Ok I'm a nerd. See ya later and happy Monday!

p.s. pinterest scarves section, haha!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

links & things


+ I love this quote and this quote.
+ ...and this DIY for a tote.
+ probably the best engagement photos i've ever seen..
+ the best kitchen ever? yep.
+ an interesting take on Miranda July
+ hilarious tumblr especially if you like the f-bomb
+ feeling blue? how about an anonymous hug. (would you do it?)
+ about being where we are. inspiring
+ a love mattress for snuggly couples, this cracks me up :)
and lastly
+ I need to see this movie asap.

Have a great weekend! My Friday was a bust since I had a migraine and was in bed by 9:( All better now though! M and I are going to buy a dining room table today and some other left over things that we need. I'm excited to be able to have proper dinner parties and put this place together! (afterall, I think I need to put some pics up on here ammiright?) What are your plans?
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Recent Tumbl's with Previously Owned

Danke to Fi, the super talented blog layout designer from Previously Owned, for sharing some recent Tumbl's! Get more Fi from her blog, twitter, facebook, tumblr, and pinterest  She's always posting thing that I fall for!

That wraps up the last of the guests that I have visiting here while I adjust to the new job schedule and getting settled in our new flat in Luzern (which I'm in love with and am having so much fun decorating!) - all in time for a fun friday link session and then it's back to Village business on Monday!!


this post thanks to..
john cena
Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Etsy Crushing by Brideblu

Well, howdy Village readers!  Cat here from BrideBlu & Krystal asked me to stop by and share some of my recent obsessions while she and Mark are busy unpacking and getting things squared away in their new living space.  Naturally, I turned to my second favorite place {after Village, of course!} on the world wide web ... Etsy!

Here is what I am loving right now ...

{one}  These Scrabble tile pillows are a kitschy was to jazz up a couch while paying homage to the hubs and my favorite game ... you guessed it, Scrabble!
{two}  A great way to jump start your package wrapping stash ... a collection of colorful bakers twine in 12 amazing colors {I am partial to the cotton candy pink}.
{three}  An awesome tea towel that will make you smarter ... the spiral is made up of collective animal nouns.  Did you know that bears travel in sleuths?
{four} a sentimental minimalist bracelet featuring a single initial {I would chose "A", the initial of hubs first name}.

this post thanks to:
john cena

thanks cat! I knew I could count on you for some etsy loveliness :)
Monday, July 18, 2011

Last 4 Tumbl's by: My Best Friend Jules

thaaaanks to Mervi from My Best Friend Jules (and Design by Wushka) for sharing some recent pins! You can stalk her more if you want to at her blog, facebook, twitter or her blog design etsy (of which she is giving 10% off with code okvillage!!)

go forward with courage
the last of the mohicans necklace
build your own cupcake
crazy quilt of an apt.

post thanks to..
john <br>cena

PS!!! the winner to the Under a New Light giveaway is Diana from All Women's Talk!!! Thanks everyone for your entries, Guisela was so excited!

an artists eye

when i take photographs, the ones that mean the most to me are captured when something I see makes me feel - when something i see is begging to be made in to something tangible. the photos taken from this post by Li+Belle at her blog remind me of that feeling - I love them =)

Happy sunday guys!
Thursday, July 14, 2011

Recent loves by Upper Metal Class

shoes // polish // dress // bag

Gracias to Upper Metal Class for sharing her latest crushes (I think her and I could be great shopping buddies, right?). Get more of her through FB and Twitter or visit her Etsy shop to see the jewelry that she designs (which is amazing btw.)

this post thanks to..



(dramatic much?)

I'm a guest poster today at Pennyweight with my own recent wanted list if you want to check it out!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Favorite Jewelry Designers: by Pop Pop Portraits

Danke to Helena from Pop Pop Portraits for sharing some of her favorite jewelry designers from Australia and New Zealand! To get more of Helena you can follow her blog, FB or check out her illustrations on Etsy =)

this post thanks to:
 P.S. I'm still getting settled in to the new place and the new job and the new city, I'm having some incredible ladies stopping by here to share things like this with you this week. I've put together the posts and you are going to be privy to some pretty amazing styles this week I think!
john cena
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Previously Owned Web Design

Thank you Fi!!!

Visit her website at and also her blog makeover section for more info!

john cena

Monday, July 11, 2011

A Sponsor Gift to you: From Under a New Light

To Enter

I want to know what color you'll get!

Extra Entries (separate comment, yo, it's toooo hard to keep track when they are all in one, danke!)

Follow Under a New Light BLOG.
Like Under a New Light on FB
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And, if you think these are are amazing, check out her Etsy shop, Under a New Light, for more of Guisela's talent and great taste as a designer..

Winner will be announced Friday!!
Sunday, July 10, 2011

switzerland and sunday

So, it turns out my type of night is listening to this happening little jazz band from Bern (Le Rex) on the shores of lake Luzern with a spritzer and friends around...that was good stuff!

You had a good w/e?

am panicking about summer ending (going too fast)
enjoying a new job
and that I got to go to near Hannover (germany) for it last week and in to the weekend
guess I got to know some of my new coworkers pretty fast...
enjoyed the rain today

Important Things...
-10% from a blog design package by Design by Wushka with code okvillage --> See this post for deets
-tomorrow Under a New Light is giving a gift away to you, watch for that ;) (here's a hint)
Thursday, July 7, 2011

Paris Photos (finally) and a ramble

I finallllllly sorted through Paree pics...

Paris was alright! I liked taking pictures. And riding bikes. And shopping. And drinking wine at the Louvre, and eating crepes. And spending time with my friendos. and Marko. I don't have the parisophilia but I like it well enough!
Mark also made me buy new glasses because he said he hated my old ones because they were too big. Whatever, I got a new pair of sunglasses. Now I wear both! enjoy the pics! next on the agenda is Venice pics. Venizia. But tomorrow I'm on the way to a random trip to Hannover (de) for work - in my first week. I have to be up in 3 hrs and 45 minutes. This was not the most well planned day! But it was a great one.

Hi! I'm still here. I keep thinking I'm going to end but I"m chatty.  Today I met my blog friend Nina who is from South Africa and she is in Switzerland visiting. She doesn't have a blog but we've emailed back and forth. Her dog and my dog are penpals. (just let that be). Anyway, we planned to meet at the train station in Zurich but I was late and we must have both realized we Never said what we'd be wearing or anything - BUT...GET THIS...I was wearing a triangle necklace and she totally recognized it!!!!!!! YEAH TRIANGLES YOU SAVED MY LIFE! maybe i'm exaggerating, but now you guys can't make fun of me as they can save really important situations. We had a blast talking over Prosecco and dinner.

And did I tell you that last week I got to meet Jamie from Lyrical Journey? We only had a quick hour (also in the zurich trainstation) for breakfast before her flight but it was soooo fun. On these both occasions I felt like I was meeting old friends.

It's meet a blogger month. Have you met one? I'm making that up of course.

Clearly I should go to bed.


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Last 4 Tumbl's by: Hello Ambition

Thanks to Caroline {from Hello Ambition} for sharing her last 4 Tumbl's...

You can get more of her style from her Blog, Tumblr, Etsy shop, Facebook or Pinterest! (She curates an unbelievable vintage shop at Etsy)

{ Pic 1 // Pic 2 // Pic 3 // Pic 4 }

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Monday, July 4, 2011


So I reallllly couldn't pass up this scarf and it's now on its way to me - and after reading this post, I need more of these to rock as a turban this summer anyway=)
Sunday, July 3, 2011

What's up?

In the last month I've...

-had two sets of friends visit us here
-traveled to paris and venice and austria and lichtenstein
-spent a weekend moving to luzern
-have been so tired i drop in to bed and sleep simultaneously
-have been missing your blogs due to the craziness that was june! (I still <3 you and that's why i've been mia)

In the last week I've...

-spilled a drink off my balcony on to someone's head (oops!)
-tucked my skirt in to my underwear (it's not all class over here)
-had my skirt fly up around my head in front of a restaurant on top of a mtn because of the wind (i might be over skirts)
-and a lot of other dumb things, i might be losing my mind

It's been abnormally chaotic around here but I'm excited for July and to get back to a normal pace of life (and posts)!! Happy weekend of the 4th!! What have you been up to lately?

(don't forget the 10% off design by wushka {blog designs!} with code okvillage)!



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