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The Blog Has Moved!
January 17, 2010, 3:14 pm
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Hello everyone! Guess what? I got a brand new blog! It’s at a new-ish address and everything. I decided it was time for something new. I also really wanted a more personal blog rather than a super business-y blog. I’ll try and include more bits and pieces from my personal life and include detailed cutesy things that I personally like rather than have a 1918 Vintage agenda behind everything. The new blog can be found here:


The name ghostly ferns comes from the beautiful Ghost Fern plant. I can’t tell you how excited I am about the new blog. I hope you subscribe to it via google reader or whatnot. It’ll be great. I promise to give you some great things to look at. See you at Ghostly Ferns!


Favorite Things GIVEAWAY!
January 16, 2010, 1:30 pm
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In honor of my new favorite things posts, i’ve decided to do a giveaway of some of my all time favorite things! One winner will receive ALL of the items above, plus a secret bonus gift. Here’s what you can win:

1. The Sew Sew Cute Necklace. Currently sold out, but I have a special one reserved just for the giveaway. My favorite accessory i’ve ever sold in the store. I’m always getting compliments on mine when I wear it!

2. Burt’s Bees Lip Balm. Has been my favorite lip balm for years. I still can’t find a lip balm that works quite as well. If you haven’t given it a try yet, you have a chance if you win!

3. A bag of Werther’s Original Butterscotch Candies. These have been my favorite candies since I was little and Grandma would hide them around her house. I love butterscotch, it’s great in the wintertime too!

4. World Market’s Gingerbread Cocoa Mix. A bit late for Christmas, but who cares! I fell in love with this cocoa over the holidays and want to share it with you. It’s so tasty and perfect for cold weather. Yum!

5. Wayfarer Style Glasses. Just like mine! Only…these aren’t real. Now you can look just like Woody Allen too. These glasses are so fun. I always get compliments on mine. People often ask me if mine are real or not. I guess the faux glasses, like the ones in the giveaway, are popular!

6. Small Holey Cowl. I’ll let you pick from any of the 5 colors available for a more customized look. I first made this scarf for myself a year ago and loved it so much that I wanted to share it with my customers. It’s so so so warm and fairly light too!

7. Gerber Daisy Roller Perfume from Anthropologie. I’ve been using these roller perfumes for the past couple of years and absolutely love them. They’re perfect for every day use and are small enough to fit in your bag too.

8. The Royal Tenenbaums Screenplay. One of my favorite screenplays of all time (from my favorite movie of all time). I want to share with you my favorite dry humor and whimsical lines from all of the Tenenbaums!


You can get multiple giveaway entries by doing one (or more) of the following:

1. Comment below, you can say anything!

2. Become our fan on facebook here. If you’re already our fan, you’re already entered!

3. Follow us on twitter here. If you already follow us, you’re already entered!

4. Buy anything from our store here between 1/15 and 1/31.

PLEASE ENTER THE CONTEST ON OUR NEW BLOG…HERE. THANK YOU! (if you enter here, your comment will not be lost).

The more of those you do, the more times you’ll be entered and the more likely you’ll win! The winner will be chosen at random, using a numbering system and random.org. Winner will be chosen and announced on 2/1/10. Winner will be notified by email provided. Good luck!

January 13, 2010, 2:59 pm
Filed under: Etc, Fashion

Above are the glasses I’m trying to choose out of. I need some serious help picking out a new pair. I can’t decide which ones I want! Some of them are similar, but they’re all different in little ways. Below are the two pairs that I currently have. I suppose I really only need ONE pair, but I like to mix it up with different styles. Please voice your opinion and let me know which pair above will go best on my face and be a nice contrast to the two pairs I already have.

Which ones should I buy? Pick one #1-7

Favorite Things Wednesday!
January 13, 2010, 11:53 am
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These amazing graphic printed tights from Les Queues de Sardines. I especially like the nude/ clear colored tights because they make your legs look like they have cool tattoos! I highly recommend you go on the site and check out all of the prints, there are tons more.

The absolutely stunning food photography from Sprouted Kitchen. They give the most delicious recipes and present the food in the most unique way possible. They make food look absolutely gorgeous and beautiful, just as it is!

The iCooly from Pyramid Distribution, makes your iPhone look like a cute iMac! How fun and adorable! Unfortunately they’re sold out right now, hopefully more will be up soon!

Good Guide, my new favorite website. Rates the health, environmental and social impact of each individual product. They essentially tell you how eco and health friendly each company and product is. They even make a barcode-scanning (free) iPhone app to help you out when you’re shopping.

The amazing DIY projects from PS I Made This. Like this necklace made from hair rollers. She has such creative ideas that are usually super cheap. I highly recommend you check her out. Beautiful!

Bao. My new favorite food. They’re hot buns filled with Chinese goodness. Luckily, I have a restaurant called Wow Bao 2 blocks from my apartment. I get the vegetarian whole wheat edamame bao and the coconut custard bao. So delicious, healthy, and low calorie!

The What Type Are You? quiz from Pentagram. It’s a super unique take on the traditional quiz. Includes an adorable narrator and interactivity!

The current collection from La Casita de Wendy. Featuring some of the cutest and most adorablest prints I’ve seen in a while.

Air France. An amazing Swedish electronic duo, saw them a couple of weeks ago with Jens Lekman. Perhaps one of the best shows I’ve been to (top 5). Air France did a DJ set rather than the usual and played a lot of my favorite songs. They seemed like genuinely nice guys.

What’s In Your Bag?
January 11, 2010, 10:54 pm
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I’ve always loved ‘What’s In Your Bag’ photos so I’ve decided to compile a few of my favorites. I always have so much fun looking through Flickr at all of these images. Plus, I’m such a nosy person and this excites me a lot to know what people carry around every day.

Please click on each photo for the original source!

What’s in YOUR bag?

Favorite Things Wednesday!
January 6, 2010, 3:10 pm
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I’ve decided to spice up the middle of the week by listing a few of my favorite things each and every Wednesday (i hope)! Some weeks there will probably be more favorite things than others, but I’ll give it a shot and see how you like it! Hopefully I can get some comments or emails going with some of YOUR favorite things. I love sharing my favorite finds with others and I love hearing what some of yours are too. Enjoy!

1. Feather Notebook from Hammerpress. I saw this notebook when I was back home in Kansas City over the holidays. Going into the Hammerpress store is one of my favorite things to do when I’m there. They always have something new and pretty! I love buying pretty notebooks, but then I never write in them just because I don’t want to mess up!

2. Teacup Print Wallet from Orla Kiely. Orla always brings the best patterns in the prettiest of colors. This teacup wallet is absolutely adorable. Luckily, it’s on sale! Lucky us!

3. Vintage Cork Desktop Organizer from one of my favorite Etsy shops, Lucky Little Dot. LLD carries the most adorable vintage home accessories. I’m a huge fan of thrifting around looking for the best home buys, but Lucky Little Dot takes the worries of scouring for the perfect piece away! Plus, cork is my favorite material!

4. Natural Toothpaste from Burt’s Bees. Finally! Toothpaste from Burt’s Bees. I’m such a huge Burt’s Bees fan. I try to buy their products as often as possible. They’re a relatively chemical-free brand that sells at a low price point for natural products. I’ll buy anything Burt’s Bees and I’m so so glad they came out with toothpaste! Sorry Tom’s of Maine!

5. Dopp Bag with Strap from Pendleton. I recently bought this bag (although mine is a slightly different color) from Penelope’s in Chicago. I can definitely say that this has been one of my favorite recent purchases. I use it to carry my makeup and a good portion of my toiletries. I removed the strap just because it kept getting in the way. I love love love the western feel. It’s larger than my last make-up bag which is great because it now holds my face lotion, brushes, etc too!

6. Red Pandas! The cutest and most cuddly of all animals. Definitely my favorite animal for sure. Each time I see them at the zoo, they make me so happy. I want to pet one so bad. Especially when they smile like that!

7. Story Hotel in Stockholm. Amazing hotel in my favorite city in my favorite country, Sweden! Click that link, their website is amazing. The rooms look absolutely fabulous and adorable. Someone go with me? I’d prefer it if you paid.

8. Produce Bags from Baggu. I own virtually every product from Baggu and am a huge fan of their mission. A lot of people are using “green” bags these days (i hope) but not many people have the system down when buying produce. If you think about it, it makes no sense to put 1-2 oranges in a plastic bag, grapes in another plastic bag and 2 carrots in another. Why not put all of your produce in one reusable bag? Smart Baggu! The bags fold down in size to fit into your pocket, how lovely!

9. Floral Flask from Wicked Pen. I’m not usually the flask carrying kind of lady, but these lovely flasks make me want to! I’m not even sure where I would take a flask, perhaps a movie? I don’t even know!

Hope you enjoyed the first installment of favorite things Wednesday!

Go, Mordecai!
January 3, 2010, 12:42 pm
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I really want to show everyone my newest tattoo. I’m so excited about it and can’t wait for it to fully heal! If you’re unfamiliar with the reference, it’s Richie Tenenbaum and his bird, Mordecai. The image is from the Criterion cover of The Royal Tenenbaums. It was drawn by Director Wes Anderson’s brother Eric Chase Anderson. Eric’s drawings are just about as lovely as you can get. He’s done a lot of amazing illustration for most of Wes’ movies. He even played the voice of Kristofferson in Fantastic Mr. Fox. Eric/The Royal Tenenbaums have been on my favorites list for quite sometime, it was finally time to pay tribute.