My Friday Favorite 5 Links


I hope you all have a wonderful Friday and an even better weekend.  Here are my favorite 5 links from around the web today:

Closet inspiration for the baby’s room.

The perfect linen oxfords.

A chic twisted bun.

Lemon curd bread pudding…yum.

The happiest spring bike ever.

Rob Ford Cards Back in Stock + Free Shipping

  rob ford cards

These gems won’t appeal to everyone’s taste, but they have been selling out like crazy none-the-less.  Well we got our little hands working and printed off another batch of cards just in time for the holidays.  Nothing says Happy Holidays like a little bit of politically incorrect humor!  But be warned that these cards are a hot commodity around here so the quantities are limited.  For now they’re available in the Crown Flora brick and mortar shop for $5.95/each or online in the BluebirdKisses Shop for $24 + shipping for a set of 6 (mix and match or single design).  So get them while they’re available because they might not be available for long!  And for the entire month of December I’m offering FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE on orders over $70 with code “SANTA” entered at checkout.

rob ford cards free-shipping

Making it Pretty Photography Workshop in December


Hey guys, the Making it Pretty workshop is back on December 7 & 9!!  Everyone loves pretty photos, and if you own a blog or a small business those pictures are more important than ever.  If you’re looking to learn how to take better photos, how to use your DSLR camera functions (beginners welcome), how to edit your photos for your blog posts, then this is your kind of Workshop.  In addition to the Photography topics I am also covering iPhoneography for Instagram specific and Prettying your photos for online use.  Instagram is wildly important to businesses big and small, and knowing how to work with it is the most important topic of all which is why I am adding extra emphasis on it this time around.

The format of the workshop is simple, the workshop takes place in the BluebirdKisses forum, but it is accessible by password only.  I will be posting that day’s material online in the mornings, let you read through it and at a designated time I will be online for one hour to answer questions.  You also have the opportunity to meet other members on the forum, and networking is so important.  By keeping the workshop in a forum format you all have a chance to get to know one another, and me, ask questions on your time.  You are not obligated to participate at the designated time, the lessons and your access is left up for a month, so if you are away during the December 7 & 8 weekend, you can access the information at any time after and I will log in periodically to answer your questions.


So how do you sign up?  Head over to the BluebirdKisses Shop, once you’ve made your purchase I will contact you with the details.  Please note that anyone can join, but that space is limited.

When:    December 7-8

Where:  Online – private sub-forum {by password only}

Who:      Anyone who wants to join.

Cost:      $15

How:  To sign up head to the BluebirdKisses Shop

I cannot wait to meet you guys!

New Prints + Cards in the Shop

  black and white cheers around the world print Modern Cheers Around the World Print

teal cheers around the world print Teal Cheers Around the World Print … plus old-school photo of pregnant me (not for sale that one)

I promised a few of you that I’d have some new colors in the shop and here they are.  Teal and black and white, for the non-pink lovers amongst you.  Remember, the 16×20 prints fit the IKEA RIBBA frame perfectly, which makes it a pretty easy way to update your space.

wreath letterpress card set Wreath Letterpress Card Set

charlie brown christmas tree letterpress card set Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Letterpress Card Set

polar bear letterpress card set Polar Bear Letterpress Card Set

I’ve also added some of the new Dumbo Press holiday card sets.  I can’t believe its already November 11 today, Christmas is speeding along at crazy pace it seems, maybe because I’m pretty busy.  Regardless, its never too early to start thinking about the holidays.  All our holiday cards are blank so you can add your own message, or even include a little photo inside.  Johannes likes the Polar Bear card for ALL occasions, not just Christmas.


HELP me choose a print


I’m thinking of creating my own print to frame and hang over my bar cart.  I looked at pre-made options but the costs end up being too high for something I might tire of within a month or two, so I thought perhaps I should create my own.  The words represent “cheers” in different languages around the world (quite appropriate to place above a boozy cart don’t you think?).  Now the question of the hour is….do I go for simple black?  Or one of the colored options above??  Please make some suggestions since I seem to be a little indecisive.

cheers in different languages black