October 5, 2010

Mmm... jam!

Yesterday I noticed that my jam stock is dangerously low. And for me, jam is a basic morning need. Breakfast is not breakfast with a jamless piece of toast. It's depressing.

But I can't just go and buy some; no, that's considered a crime in my family. Jam is never bought - jam is made. My mom has always been the family jam maker and provider, and every summer she makes tons of delicious jam to stock her jam cupboard for the whole year and distribute among all members of the family. And if she doesn't, we'll threaten to go and buy some. So she's always making jam.

But now I've decided that next summer I'll ask her to teach me. I've seen her make jam ever since I can remember and I know it's really easy, and I can't depend on her for ever for my everyday breakfast necessities.

Anyway, I found these lovely jam jar labels and toppers by Kristen from Domestifluff. Aren't they lovely? Now not only will I have the best handmade jam for breakfast, but I'll also have the prettiest jars as well!

Image credits DOMESTIFLUFF

June 30, 2010

Want some chocolate?

So as I already said, we're in winter on this side of the world, and it's been a particularly cold, rainy winter here in Chile. And we all know what a cold, rainy winter equates to, right? Right? Well, chocolate, of course (and lots of it)!

Image credits IS·LY

Melissa from IS·LY made this beautiful chocolate box template you can download and print. I love it! Don't you? You can find it here.

June 27, 2010

Free printable bookmarks

Bookmarks. Oh, how I love bookmarks. The only trouble is, almost all my bookmarks have been kidnapped by books I haven't finished reading, and they refuse to let them go.

Okay, so maybe I can't bring myself to pulling them out because that would mean I've given up on those poor books and I hate doing that. I really do (even though some have been lying there for a year).

So I decided to make these three little guys, and that way I can leave those poor unfinished books alone with their bookmarks. Actually, my bookmarks. Whatever, I wanted to share them with you. You can get them here.

June 23, 2010

Give me some summer

So this is what June looks like on this side of the world. Cold, dark and rather depressing. Fortunately I have the beautiful snowy Andes to look at every day.

Amy from Eat Drink Chic also lives in the southern hemisphere and she too misses the sunshine, so she designed these beautiful floral gift tags inspired by the lovely northern summer. They're free and you can find them right here.

Picture taken from www.eatdrinkchic.com

June 20, 2010


I don't know about you, but I've always thought that to-do lists are a basic human need. They're the best way to get yourself organized. Besides, I just love the feeling of accomplishment after crossing off all items on a list.

Picture taken from goodgravydesigns.blogspot.com

Lelan from Hello, Good Gravy! clearly understands both the importance of to-do lists and the satisfaction of getting things done, so she created the "ta-da!" list. Don't you just love it? It's free and it's here.

June 17, 2010


So how do I begin... with a free download, of course! These lovely printable bookplates are free for you to download and print. Print them on adhesive paper and you'll have a great way to personalize your books. Or you can also print them on regular paper and use some good old-fashioned glue. You can get them right here.

Check back for more free downloads and great finds from my favorite blogs. I will be posting regularly!