Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Celebrate with Love & Squalor Designs

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!


Michele Maule said...

I found your blog through one of the Etsy forums. Thought I'd leave a comment and say that I love your special finds. Those Amy Butler mats are so pretty! Anyways, have a good evening and a happy Wednesday!

Anonymous said...

Good finds! Happy B-day to your mom!

Candice said...

Those photo mattes are awesome! I might have to pick some up for myself!! Great find!

Simply Me Art said...

Marisa, Nice to meet you. Thank you for visiting me. I Love your Blog and your Sweet Baby Grace. Congrats on your New Addition also. My daughters middle name is Grace. I have a Great Niece or Nephew on the way and my Stepdaughter is Pregnant too. I am bookmarking your blog. I love your work you are very talented... Have a wonderful day. Jamie

stonesoupjewelry said...

Cute photo mats - and that's a fabulous name for a company! Thanks for sharing the info.

Skully said...

Happy birthday mum! Thanks for the links. I'm loving the concept of Love and Squalor.

gorgeousredhead said...

Aww, your avatar is so precious!! Thank you for the sweet words Marisa!

Cathy said...

I'll have to check out love and squalor - great finds!

My Trendy Tykes said...

I love those memory boards.


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