Thursday, March 31, 2011

Why Hello There Pretty Painting

So do you guys know bout Lindsay from Paint Me A Picture? The girl has serious talent. She takes a blank canvas and transforms into affordable awesome art (not quite sure how she does it--super powers maybe?) anyway look at what she sent me as my "induction into the handmade world"

I don't know bout you but I'm seriously diggin' Lindsay's "initiation" into the handmade world. Way better than stealing the boys undies after gym class (ew, boys and their undies)

I'm just a girl who has a crush on awesome paintings of cameras and cameras that take pictures of paintings of cameras...

...and paintings that double as cameras!
Thanks Lindsay! You rock <3

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

WIWW (what I wore Wednesday!)

Now to the untrained eye it may appear that I was so stoked to show you fabulous people my outfit that I just couldn't contain my excitement any longer and I had to let it out in obnoxious jumping form. While that may indeed be the case it was also cold as insert not nice obscenity here and it took everything inside your homegirl's will power to NOT throw my parka over this faboosh little pretty ensemble. Cue me jumping to get the 'ol blood flowing.

So hey, what exactly is Leo wearing?
1. Mustard & Lace bow care of the lovely Sandy from Sandy a la Mode
2. Reversible scarf - Charlotte Russe
3. Navy Blue Blazer - Old Navy
4. White long sleeve - Old Navy
5. Dark Denim Jeggings - Gilly Hicks
6. Adorbz Clutch - Apearnetly Sew by Alison
7. Gray Suede Boots (aka me channeling my inner peter pan) - Steve Madden Walmart (yep, Walmart, and what?)

So hey, whats that gnarly remote in your hand?
oh, oh that? would you believe me if I told that I possessed such skills like taking photos of my lovely self while flying my remote controlled helicopter? No? Yeah I wouldn't believe me either. Attention all bloggers pay attention to what I'm about to say: That thing in my hand is a remote shutter release. Learn it. Love it. Use it. It will be your new best friend.
You no longer have to hit self timer, make a mad dash to the spot where you think its focusing, stand there, smile, rinse and repeat.

go get yourself one. you're welcome in advanced.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday! FREE Spring Time Printables!

I don't know bout you, but when I hear the "F" word (no no not THAT "F" word...I'm talkin bout Free folks) something just happens to me. I dig anything free, even those lame stress reliever balls you get from tradeshows or job orientations.

So I wanted to give you guys something a wee bit cooler than a stress reliever ball (although they are fun to pelt at the Bub's head)

Enjoy some free Spring Time cupcake topper printables on the house! Click the photo for it to open in a new window, right click to save to the desk top, print out those bad boys and adhere them to a toothpick. The flags get folded in half and the circles can either be single or double sided. Whose the queen of the bake sale now? Why that would be you. Martha Who? is what everyone will be saying (I promise, in fact I super duper pinky promise) Now go over indulge in an unhealthy amount of carbs and sugar, I am giving you thee best excuse to do it! (while you're at it I'll take a dozen red velvets please)

Tip Junkie handmade projects

Monday, March 28, 2011

Turtles and Ducks and Swans (oh my)

This weekend the Bubs and I were having mega (like mega) cabin fever. We needed out. We didn't care what we did as long as we were outside. Being that it was mid March on Long Island outdoor activities are kind of limited. So with bread in hand (and a Bub, can't forget him) we headed down to the ducky pond.

we came across this lovely couple who were also enjoying the day at the pond
Bub & I started to feed the ducks (he also brought some swedish fish to feed the Leonora's. Leonora's love swedish fish this time of year).

 Yep guys I'm wearing a parka in the middle of spring. Apparently spring didn't get the memo that it was supposed to be here by now. Glad it's running fashionably late. Not like I wanna bust out my wicked cute 3/4 sleeved cardigans or anything. No no really I love wearing down comforters as fashion in the middle of spring...

 But then the paparazzi came and ruined my mojo (hate it when that happens, dont you?)

By the way, don't bother feeding the Turtles because the bread just ends up ricocheting off their shells. Who knew?

...and don't tell Bub but this guy was totally giving me "the eye". That "come hither" stare. That "hey baby, what's your sign?" sneer. (by the way its Taurus, thanks for asking)

How was your weekend loves <3 

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunday Sales! Warning: Serious savings ahead. let me get this straight. You're giving me an excuse to go shopping and save some serious moola? Why yes, yes I am. How cool am I in your book right now? Now what are you waiting for?! Click click click away! <3 Happy Sunday!

1) Loft Free shipping on orders of $100+. 25% off (with your Loft card) or 20% off (without a Loft card) through 4/3 with code SPRINGAY.
 2) Victoria’s Secret - free shipping on orders of $100+ with code SHIPVS11
 3) Last Call by Neiman Marcus: free shipping with code LCMARFS. Extra 30% off through 3/28 with code FRIEND.
 4) CUSP has free online shipping on any order.
 5) White House/Black Market get a $25 VIP gift card with every $100 you spend through 4/10. $25 off of $125+ with code 9571 and $50 off of $200+ with code 9572 through 4/17.
 6) The Limited has 40% off your purchase through Sunday with code FRIEND. $25 off a second pant or jeans. Buy 2 get 1 free for jewelry
 7) Kate Spade has free shipping on regular orders.
 8) Gap, Old Navy & Banana - free shipping on orders of $50
 9) Saks has free shipping on orders of $150 with code MARSFA.
10) Madewell has free shipping on orders of $100+ with code GOFORIT. 20% off select shoes and free shipping.
11) Ann Taylor has 20% off your purchase of $100+ online with code 10000000319. Also, 30% off any full-price item with code 10000000330—both through 4/3. Extra 40% off sale with code EXTRA40
12) Go Jane has 20% off through 4/11 with code JANEPSW
13) Melie Bianco has 20% off through 4/11 with code MB25
14) Banana has 20% off in store when you present page 92 from People Style Watch until 4/11.
15) Delman has 20% off site wide with code STYLEWATCH20 through 4/11
16) Fred Flare has 20% off with code psw.0411 at checkout through 4/11
17) Handbag Heaven has 20% off with code PSWAPRIL through 4/11
18) Jessica Simpson Collection has 20% off with code PSWJS20 through 4/11
19) Lucky Brand has 20% off with code ALBPPLSW through 4/11
20) Lulu’s has 20% off with code STYLEWATCH through 4/11
21) Michael Stars has 20% off with code STYLEW2 through 4/11
22) Revolve Clothing has 20% off with code STYLEWATCH20 through 4/11
23) Shop Suey Boutique has 20% off with code shop20 through 4/11
24) Vince Camuto has 20% off with code PSWVC20 through 4/11
25) Boutique to You has an extra 20% off sale with code 20SALE + free domestic shipping on orders of $150+
26) Motel Rocks has 20% off with code MATTHEWS (thanks, motel-analogue)
27) BCBG has 20% off most wanted styles through Sunday + free shipping and a gift with order of $250+
28) Express — through Sunday, take $30 off your purchase of $75+ with code 1206
29) J.Crew Factory now open — free shipping on orders of $150+ with code SHIP150
30) Nordstrom - free shipping on shoes through 4/4
31) South Moon Under has 20% off orders of $150+ with code SPRING20 through 4/12
32) Target - buy one get one half off for shoes & handbags through 3/26
33) Akira has 10% off when you enter code RELIEF. More importantly, they will donate 10% to disaster relief in Japan plus an additional 10% from Michael Antonio will be donated (through 4/21)
34) Old Navy — take 15% off your purchase of $75+ in store only with this coupon

thank you to tall girl tales for supplying this!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Saturday Snapshop (Oh, Sweet Joy! Style)

The lovely Kim from yellow songbird and oh, sweet joy! Has other fellow bloggers link up to her "saturday snap shot" post to create a mish-mosh of, well, uber awesome photos.

I present to you "I Find Beauty Everywhere" Photo

Found this little daisy peaking out of some grime and garbage at the local junk yard. What? You dont go visit your local junk yard to take some artsy fartsy photos? **shifts eyes back and forth** uhh yeah neither do I...
Leonora peacing out <3

Bustin' out the big guns!

Today I am going to be gallivanting with the Bubs and taking pics using this stellar little guy:

Yes yes you guys! It spins around. Like full 360. Like I can take wicked awesome shots like these:

Whose super stoked? Oh yeah, that would be me.
I can't wait to share with you lovelies all the neat 360 photos I'm going to be taking! Although, how does one take a shot with out you being all up in it every time? Hmmm...I see a slight dilemma here. But really, are there ever too many pics of yourself? Me thinks not.

Happy Saturday! 
 Pssst-all photos courtesy of

Friday, March 25, 2011

Here are a few of my favorite thiiiiings

1 -  Miss. Charlotte Yellow Floral Shoe Clips - by Sunshine & Carousels
2 - Ruffle Necklace - by The Whirlwind
3 - Shut The Front Door handmade sign - by William Dohman
4 - Kingston Road Dress - by Antrhopologie
5 - Geometric Zipper Purse - by Made by Hank
6 - Yellow Bow Necklace - by Uncommon
7 - Yellow and Gray Flower Hat - by Mojo Spa Style
8 - Garden Party - by The Wheatfield

Ok, as you could tell by now I love the color yellow. Summer needs to be here already--girl needs to start busting out her bright colors (and toes, I need to bust out my toes--but I need a pedicure first like mega bad)

Seriously though how amazing is this grouping-o-awesomeness? If awesomeness had a rating system of 1-10 I'd give this a 42. (Yep its THAT awesome)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

New for You!

So granted the Bubs and I do not live with each other yet I still super love (yes, not just love--SUPER love) the idea of having "his side, her side" prints to hang over the bed. But you  know me, I can't just make it say "his side" "her side" it's gotta have some quirk to it. Some pizazz if you shall (shall you?)


I know, pretty fun agreed? I tried to be the big spoon once-it just felt so, I don't know, unnatural. I think the Bubs makes a better Big Spoon. You can nab some spoonage over here.

What Tha?!

Maybe Spring didn't get the memo, OK i get it. Maybe it got lost in the mail. Maybe they weren't on top of their facebook news feed. Perhaps they missed the latest tweet about spring--whatever the case may be this is still unacceptable.

Hey Guys, are "Springs" refundable? Because I think mine is broken.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Shop Makeovah!

The shop is gettin a face lift folks--nip here, tuck there, and bada bing new branding!

We're still keeping it quirky, fun & kitschy (what's your take on the word "kitschy", i dig it, do you dig it? Good, glad we're in agreement. It's official word of the day: Kitschy)  

So sit back and enjoy the ride, Yellow Heart Art is heading in a new direction!

Also to celebrate our new branding we are brewing some new ideas in the 'ol noggin'. Wanna hint?

wait for it...wait for it...

wearable art!

Huh? wearable art? YES! Wearable art!

Will go into more later, but for right now I love to keep you guys on your toes. Maybe I'm talking about temporary tattoos, maybe I'm talking about couture dresses--stay tuned.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

I Have No Idea What I am Doing

Please help me, I have no clue what the heck I am doing! I have a tumblr but wanted to come over to the blogspot world.

Ahh geez, standby, trying to get my bearings straight here folks <3