My mom recently had a birthday. Now, I’m not going to tell you how old she is (although if you check her myspace page, you will see that she is in fact ninety-nine) but lets just say this year was a BIG one.
Because this year was so special, I wanted to celebrate in a very big way: SURPRISE PARTY!! My uncle hosted the party and his house was filled to the brim with friends, family, good food and lots to drink. Mom says she wasn’t surprised (she never is), but she was definitely touched by the huge group of people who gathered together to celebrate just her.
I love parties!
And of course, a birthday celebration is never complete without presents. Because this year was a special one, I needed to buy her something fabulous. Enter Love & Squalor Designs. Have you seen their home décor yet? If not, head on over to http://www.loveandsqualor2.etsy.com and snatch up as much as you can, because these hip and funky items are too cool to pass up. I have my eyes on the Denyse Schmidt picture mats. The colors are so vibrant and fun and I can’t wait to fill them with pictures of my girls!
And of course, I don’t think my girls have ever looked so sweet as they do surrounded by Amy Butler.
Love & Squalor Designs is a shop run by two gals from Austin, who are the“best of friends trying to make the best of things,” while filling their lives with creativity and beautiful fabrics by designers such as Amy Butler, Denyse Schmidt, Erin Michael, Michael Miller and more!
And because they feel lucky to have the opportunity to venture out and start their business, they are making sure their successes help open doors to others. When you shop in their store, 10% of the purchase price goes to organizations that offer microloans to men and women who need a little bit of help to start businesses that create a lot of quality of life. How wonderful is that? You can find out more about Love & Squalor Designs and the ladies behind it all at http://loveandsqualor2.blogspot.com.
I am very much in love with their photo mats, but that isn't all they do. Recently they added French memory boards and gorgeous fabric covered key hooks to their collection.
I love the candy colors in their Fun with Dick and Jane photo mats.
These Denyse Schmidt mats are my absolute favorite!
These key hooks make organization hot!
I adore the classic beauty of a French memory board paired with hip and modern fabrics!
Happy shopping! I know I will be shopping again soon!