Shimmer Like Gold

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KOALA OF EPIC ADORABLENESS

I interrupt our regular scheduled posting to bring you the cutest thing on the entire planet!

Im sorry, I couldnt resist. This is just WAY too cute. Seriously, how adorable is this little guy? I want to take him home and love him and cuddle him forever and ever and ever! ♥ Really, really not helping my desire to kidnap a koala to have for my own. Call me a nutter, but I actually resized all the open windows on my laptop screen this morning so that he could sit in an open window that I could see all. day. long. Those eyes! I just melt.

Never has a GIF (or any picture, really) made me smile bigger than this little guy. I love him. I wish you could carry GIFs around in your pocket. Because I would.

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Krissy

CATEGORY: miscellaneous » TAGS: animals, gif, koalas

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Joy » 3 November 2011

THIS IS TOO CUTE!! I DIE.

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Krissy » November 3rd, 2011

RIGHT?! Im mesmerized by how flippin adorable it is! Ive been staring at him all day.

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Ally » 3 November 2011

So flippin adorable. I wish we could carry GIFs around in our pockets as well.

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Gloria » 3 November 2011

Beyond adorable! His furry little face is putting me into a cute-overload trance 🙂

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Krissy » November 3rd, 2011

Cute over-load trance is the best way to describe it! Im completely mesmerized from him. I have to keep coming back here to Awwww! every few minutes.

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Crissy » 4 November 2011

I.WANT.ONE.RIGHT.NOW
Seriously, your new life mission must be going back to Australia to get one (and another for me). They sleep all the time, it shouldnt be too difficult to just climb a tree and grab one XD

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Jennifer » November 4th, 2011

I live in Australia, and have interacted with koalas many a time. Just so you know, like almost all native Australian animals, koalas are fairly vicious if you try to touch them, and are not nearly as cute as they look.

Also, koalas are unfortunately under attack increasingly in the past few years. Many wildlife centres in Australia have been taking in koalas that have been shot or hurt severely by humans some of them, it is believed, because they were attempting to take koalas out of their natural habitat, and did not expect the koalas to fight back.

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Krissy » November 5th, 2011

Hey Jennifer! I actually just spent 3 months abroad in Australia and got to visit quite a few conservation centers to see these lovely creatures. It breaks my heart a little bit that theyre so endangered as theyre one of my favourite animals. Ive always wanted to sponsor one so hopefully someday when I can afford it, Ill be able to so I can call a koala my own. (sort of, haha.)

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MINIIO DOLLHOUSES

Barbie was my favourite toy growing up. I liked picking out her snappy outfits as much as the next person, but it was setting up elaborate houses for her from boxes and pillows and my nightstand drawers that tickled my fancy. Now that I think about it, I dont recall ever really playing with my Barbies (aside from one or two or twenty Ninja Turtle invasions from my brother), but I do remember spending hours painstakingly setting up the perfect home for Barbie, Ken, Skipper and Kelly. That was my idea of fun. I hope that makes it acceptable for me to be madly in love with these darling dollhouses designed by Miniio. Not only are these houses aesthetically pleasing, decked out in their stylin mid-century modern furnishings, but theyre also eco-friendly using locally sourced materials and sustainable resources. Now thats what I call a dream house. Barbie never had it so good!

The raw natural textures, liberal use of white, and modern architecture have me seriously envying Barbies new digs. She even has a Pantone chair! So jealous. Hey, Christmas (and my birthday) is around the corner Santa, if youre listening, my inner 8-year-old would be bouncing off the walls if I woke up to one of these in my stocking.

Images via The Huffington Post & Miniio.

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CATEGORY: architecture & interiors » TAGS: architecture, interior design

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Bre » 5 November 2011

yeah, id live in that. 😉

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Annika » 5 November 2011

What a cute idea! Barbie is so style and modern these days!

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Krissy » November 5th, 2011

She really is! Im jealous! Everything was so pink when I was young. (And I made a conscious effort to hate pink as a child. :P)

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Morag Lee » 5 November 2011

I love the way the Barbie is posed in these pictures!

I was however one of those girls who had LOADS of Barbies but never a doll house. Maybe one day

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Krissy » November 5th, 2011

I never had a house either. My best friend did and I was SO enthralled by it. I still loved my boxes since I could make rooms whatever size I wanted, but they werent nearly as pretty looking as the real doll houses.

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Ally » 5 November 2011

OMG, love! I was obsessed with my Barbies (and setting up their homes too) my inner 8 year old self would love this, as well.

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Caity » 6 November 2011

Oh my gosh! I want to play with barbies again! Seriously, that is actually an amazing house! My grandpa built me a dollhouse when I was a kid and it was modelled after my own house. That was pretty amazing, as well.

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Krissy » November 6th, 2011

How cool that you had a doll house modeled after your own house! Do you still have that dollhouse? Ill bet its a pretty treasured family item now especially since it was made just for you.:)

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Caity » November 7th, 2011

It is in my parents attic. It was definitely something special but as a kid I played with it a lot so it is definitely worn. <3

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Harriet » 6 November 2011

Those dolls houses are amazing! Definitely too cool for children I want one!

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Krissy » November 6th, 2011

Way too cool for kids! Im sure very few would appreciate the architecture and design here. But maybe for those that didnt, it might help cultivate good taste? Whoooo knows. I just know I want one. I cant have my real dream house, so Im going to replace that desire with a doll house for the time being. 😉

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A FEW LOVELY LINKS №18

01. Loving the vibrant colours and smokey effects of this photoshoot. (Warning: NSFW.)
02. Furniture Men Hate provides a real chuckle. Even funnier is the response from her husband!
03. A tutorial to make a quilt like one (Ive been lusting over for over a year) at Anthropologie.
04. 55 Gentle Ways to Take Care of Yourself When Youre Busy, Busy, Busy. If you click only one link today, make it this one. Marthes list is filled with inspiration, wisdom and fantastic insight!

05. Mallory has opened a new blog showcasing her vintage book collection. (This post of handmade houses is just one of the awesome books shes scanned and shared thus far.)

06. Type created by the prick of a pin. So cool.
07. Paint your own watercolour pixel art.
08. How Blogging Became My Boyfriend. Hilarious because its true.

09. Your weekly dose of architecture Im crushin on. This time, the Barcode House.
10. The Girls with Glasses love hats. I love them.
11. Wildfox has an adorable kids clothing line complete with cute animal illustrations.
12. These rainbow polka dot heels are seriously lust-inspiring.

Busy, busy, busy is definitely the name of my game lately. I dont know where my time disappears to! But in my spare moments, Ive still made sure to visit my favourite blogs, and here are just some of the awesome things from around the web these last two weeks. Until next time, peace out girl scouts. xo.

Follow links for image sources.

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Ally » 6 November 2011

Im really happy I just bought some new watercolour paints and paper on Friday cant wait to try that pixel art. So pretty.

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Caity » 6 November 2011

Oh my gosh these are awesome finds. I love blogging is my boyfriend and the furniture men hate.

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Kimberley » 7 November 2011

Wow, those rainbow heels are exquisite. Must have now! 😉 x

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cam » 7 November 2011

lovely links, once again

love love the Quilt Tutorial, always wanted to start one! fabulous, thanks sweets! x

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Brandy » 9 November 2011

I love all of your finds, especially the How Blogging Became My Boyfriend. Definitely made me chuckle, because I could agree to almost all of those points.

Im not sure whats attracting me to those rainbow heels, the boys, or the rainbow polka dots.

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BLUE PLANET HOLIDAY CAMPAIGN

BLUE PLANET HOLIDAY CAMPAIGN

Oh, you know, just some end of the week sparkle for no other reason than I like sparkley things. And Im shameless in my constant search for all that glitters. Like thats any surprise

More of the non-sparkley-but-still-equally-as-pretty here.

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Ally » 11 November 2011

Prettiness!

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cam » 12 November 2011

ok, kriss.. now this is a bit spooky! 😉

just had those images bookmarked and for a posting myself! now I can just link them to your beautiful post! xoxo

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Krissy » November 12th, 2011

Haha, really? What a coincidence, indeed! I say post anyway because theyre super duper pretty images and everyone needs to see them. 😀

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Caity » 12 November 2011

Awesome images! I also love sparkles and glitter. The one with the stars on her hand are really cool.

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Harriet » 13 November 2011

Oh glitter. Why must you be so sparkly and addictive?

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J. » 13 November 2011

OOOHHH! This makes me want very shiny holidays RIGHT NOW!

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Lets Talk Inspiration!

LETS TALK INSPIRATION!

Hello, hello! Long time no see! So far so good over here in epic-homework-land. Stressed to the max, but what else is new? Ill tell ya what in case you missed it, I did a guest post over at Marthes blog The Freedom Experiment a few days ago. Ch-ch-check, ch-check, check it out

Lets Talk Inspiration!

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colleen » 5 December 2011

fantastic article, that is just what I needed after not being able to sit down and work on things whether its my blog or homework it always takes a great deal to get things done. Im always feeling like I lack inspiration but your tips are great reminders in getting a project done! thanks for writing that 🙂

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Tamara Nicole » 5 December 2011

Oooh I love inspiration, checking it out:-)

http://www.stylesoftamaranicole.blogspot.com

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cam » 6 December 2011

how cool, just left a comment for you over there! x

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Kelley » 19 December 2011

I just saw this image in a slideshow and immediately thought of you, so of course I had to share it! http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2011/12/the-year-in-photos-201112#slide=36

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Krissy » December 19th, 2011

Aaaaand bookmarking that image immediately! Thanks for sharing (and thinking of me!)

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