Nuts about Nautical

Is anyone else super excited to see the nautical theme everywhere right now?? Of course at work, Anthro, I see it everywhere, but it seems every other store I walk into has some sort red and white stripe, anchor, canvas and rope, and everything navy this summer and I am loving it!

I am so caught up in this whole sailor, old ship, octopus (which I see everywhere right now too!), "old man and the sea" thing. I am reading a book by Sibella Court called Ectetera etc. and she wrote the coolest thing about skills sailors had other than sailing and it has made me in love with the sailor thing even more. They were as follows: sewing, tattooing, birdwatching, whittling, bone carving, knot tying, star gazing, dancing, reading, basket weaving, and cooking. Sounds like good qualities in a man!

So embrace your inner nautical beauty this summer and get you some stripes and navy!

Amazing Armstrong Ads

Goodness, please excuse my absence...perhaps I had one too many Easter peeps and jelly beans that kept me away from my blog for too long. Please forgive!

But I have some wonderful images to share today. These amazing ads for Armstrong Floors. I think maybe I saw the one of Lucille Ball, below, but never registered what the ad was for until a friend showed me some of their more recent ads and I am blown away!

So the image above, looks like Judy Garland enjoying her beautiful laminate hardwood floors, but TWIST it's not some crazy amazing Photoshop trick its a real person who looks like Judy Garland. Armstrong's tag line for this campaign is "It only looks like the real thing." Obviously the play on their floors look like the real thing and so do these celebrity look a likes. The more she showed me the more I was floored with the similar characteristics. Keep your eyes out for their newest one: Lassie and enjoy James, Lucille, and Marlon.

Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone! I hope you enjoy a weekend full of dyed eggs, jelly beans, sunshine, and peeps! And speaking of the marshmallow treats head over to the Washington Post to view their diorama contest entries.

I also just realized that I missed my blog-anniversary. I knew I had started in the Spring but I thought perhaps it was closer to Easter, but it was the 20th of March one year ago that I started sharing my thoughts with the world. So far it's been fun and I've gotten positive feedback and I've even started to get comments from people I don't know! :) So thank you for accepting my crazy thoughts and I will continue to supply them, so here's to another fabulous year.