More of the Same

Yesterday I posted a list of things that were making me happy.  It was fun (and an easy post—no point in lying), so I’m gonna keep doing it until life gets back to normal.  {Who knows when that will be…  Who even knows what normal is?  Not me.  I’m no prophet.}

Anyway, here you go.

More things I recommend this week:

1.  Full House. I was emailed a link from this lady’s blog a few months ago.

Full House Blog

It was a picture of her and her kids riding down the street on bikes.  I saw it, and instantly thought, “This woman is from the greater Phoenix Metro area {as in Mesa, Queen Creek, Gilbert, Chandler, Tempe, Phoenix}.”  I did some snooping around the internet and made some connections because I’m smart—very Montessori, teaching myself to think like that.  I discovered that she’s a sister of a husband of a friend, so that means we’re practically BFFs.  Oh yeah, and she gave birth to one set of twins and one set of triplets, which means she’s living another one of my dream lives (getting multiple kids out of the way with one or two pregnancies, that is).  Hi, Full House Lady! If you’re reading this, can we please be friends?  *Awkward silence* Kay thanks.  Bye.

2.  Inside a Black Apple.

Inside a Black AppleEmily is awesome.  Truly, awesome.  You know how some people are good at copying good ideas, and other people are good at coming up with the stuff everyone else copies?  Well, I’m a copycat.  She’s one of the creators.  To say that she paints and sews and sells all of her goodness on etsy™, well…that would be too flat to describe her work.  It just doesn’t explain the three-dimensional nature of what she really does, which is this: molds entirely new {and deliciously unusual} worlds out of otherwise-ordinary stuff.  Does that even make sense?

Delia and Her Dancing BearsImage from here.

Her Oddfellows installment has made me want to fall asleep and land in one of her dream-worlds, like Alice in Wonderland.  And then I want to stay there forever.

*By the way, it was years before I knew that Alice in Wonderland was actually Alice in Wonderland, as opposed to Allison Wonderland, which of course makes absolutely no sense whatsoever, but anyway.*


Tastespotting.comImage from

I’ve written about this glorious website before—once, when it crashed; and again, when it was revived.  Well, it’s still up and running, and I love it as much as ever.  (Even if they will never accept my food photography posts.  I’m a loser.  I thought the corn post was a shoe-in, but no—Tastespotting only accepts the best.  I still love Tastespotting.  My love for Tastespotting is unconditional.)

As usual, let me know if there’s anything you think I’m missing out on that would make my life just a little bit more complete.

I don’t withold from you, and I like to expect the same consideration.

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13 Responses to More of the Same

  1. Holly Decker says:

    something happy?
    i updated my blog.
    i am sure its not even exciting… but if you wanna, than read, yo.

  2. I heart Twin2Trip. Love her so much. We plan on thrifting sometime together…I hope it is soon!

    I love Emily from Black Apple. It is my goal in life to meet her and shake her creative hands.

  3. Camberley says:

    My sister just bought some of Emily’s work for her house. It’s even more amazing in person.

  4. Jethro says:

    ok, here’s nonwitholding. don’t let grannys attitude scare you. she’s full of it. ryhmes with twit. i try to change things, but there’s only so much i can do from a distance.
    family therapy, on the net, now THAT’S scary!!!!!!!!!!

    me copied you. heheh. this is so much fun.

  5. RatalieNose says:

    There’s no such thing as normal in this world.
    That is my motto.

  6. Rachel says:

    This is what I think you’re missing: Click your mouse to change colors.

  7. Christina says:

    Hi…this is Full House lady straight up from the hood in Mesa, AZ 85203. I already know all about you. Yep Whitney told me you were in her top 3 of funniest people & I really like funny people (ok maybe she didn’t exactly say that but she does think you are funny).

    Anyway thanks for the shout out, you made my night. There was no need for awkward silence though because in my head we were already friends….

    Hope Canada is treating you well.

    Talk soon new best friend!

  8. jami says:

    love christina. She is genius!

  9. malia says:

    I like these posts. Keep the ideas coming.

  10. Lindsay says:

    have i already told you about this? it’s just this huge place where a bunch of women can submit and post their failed crafts of every kind…the sewing and cooking failures are my favorite…funny stuff

  11. Hannah says:

    I’ll have to check all of those out, Thanks! I really love reading your blog, lately with two crazy little girls and a pregnancy that is making me outrageously tired it’s been hard to keep up with the blogs I love most. But Billy is home today and watching the girls while I make cookies so I am finding time to catch up while I wait for the timer to go off. You always give me something great to read! Thanks Camille :)

  12. Alexa Mae says:

    love all these links! they are truly inspirational. good finds camille, good finds!

  13. raygon says:

    I love the full house blog too…I am a stalker. I secretly envy her eye for design and color. And she dresses so cute! I got aquainted with her blog from a mutual friend who has breast cancer. She is great and has such a unique perspective on motherhood. I love it. Glad you shared. Everyone should read her blog.

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