Skip to main content

Meet the Sponsors: June 2012

My name is Lauren, I'm glad you're here! I like all things colourful, kitsch and vintage. I collect tea cups, tea pots, bread tags and buttons. I also have an affinity for big circular stud earrings and lip balm. I like love picnics, my husband Luke, floral dresses, stockings, vegetarian meals, ping pong, Tetris, animal masks, pots of tea, box sets & movie nights, dinner parties, children's books, blogs, stationery, Sunday evenings, graphic design and illustrations.

FOLLOW LAUREN --> {Blog} {Twitter}

Hi, I'm Emily. I was born and raised in Michigan....the good ol' Mitten state. And, yes, I use my hand as a map. Let's just say it's handy. I studied at Michigan State University (Go Spartans!) and got my degree in Animal Science. I thought I wanted to be a veterinarian, but got talked out of it by some very smart, loveable professors (hello med-school sized student loans and $40,000 starting salary, on-call 24/7, and oh yeah, animals only get sick on nights and weekends.) We've been living in Sydney for 6 months now {gosh it goes by quickly} and am loving the experience!

FOLLOW EMMY --> {Blog} {Facebook} {Twitter} {Pinterest}

My name is Nikkiana. I’m twenty-seven years old. I was born and raised near Concord, New Hampshire. I live in Manhattan, New York. I’ve been blogging since I was 13. I’m a web developer. I used to be really obsessed with knitting, though these days it’s hard for me to find the inspiration to pull out the needles. I have been diagnosed with ADHD inattentive type with generalized anxiety disorder and social anxiety disorder. Learning how to manage my anxiety is an ongoing process, and I think I’m doing pretty well. I’m obsessed with music.

FOLLOW NIKKIANA --> {Blog} {Facebook} {Twitter} {Tumblr}

Want to be showcased here next month? Purchase/swap a medium or large ad spot and that's part of the deal!


Popular posts from this blog


I have come to the realization that I may have been mis-typed. I have often taken personality tests and generally come up with the result that I am INFP. I recently took a test that said I was INFJ actually, and the more I have been researching, the more that actually sounds like me.

What it really comes down to is the external/internal focus of the different functions (a topic that I'm still trying to wrap my head around, so I apologize if I don't explain it right). The I--J tends to actually function more as a "Perceiver" than a "Judger", contrary to what you might think (and vice versa for the I--P), which is a common reason these two types are mistaken for each other. How it actually plays out though is quite distinctive, which is why once I started reading more about INFJ's, I realized how much more like me it sounded. Basically, there are...
"...two broad and fundamental options for approaching life and information: Judging and Perceiving. Pe…

Vintage Travel Poster

One of our projects this coming term is to do a computer illustration of a painted vintage travel poster. I've been Googling some options and here are some that I like. Which would you pick?

80's Cartoons: Then and Now

I was browsing tv this morning while eating breakfast (tsk, tsk, I know...) and ran across a shocking sight. They've remade a BUNCH of the 80's cartoons, and not very flatteringly at that. I knew about Strawberry Shortcake and Care Bears, but check out some of these other ones, too! As an 80's child myself, I've often wished over the years that those old cartoons would make a comeback, this wasn't exactly what I meant!

Strawberry Shortcake: Then and Now
The 80's Strawberry people were reminiscent of the sugary treats that gave them their names. Now the characters look more like shrunken Barbie dolls.

Care Bears: Then and Now
Care Bears (and their cousins!) used to be a soft, cuddly bunch that liked to stare down bad guys every now and then. Is it just me, or do the new versions have unusually large heads? This somehow makes them look both younger and creepier at the same time.

My Little Ponies: Then and Now As with most 80's cartoons, the My Little Ponies were …