On my desk and around the studio

Good stuff on Amy Tangerine's desk

I snapped this photo yesterday morning while In the studio, and also decided to do some filming. It turned into a little video tour of my piles and my planners. 

Clockwise: Otters by Olya | We R Memory Keepers brad setter | Sakura gel pen | Travelers Factory bag (gift from Sakura-Lala) | Get To Work Book | Frixion erasable pens (I got these from Whim So Doodle in Florida -  you can call them and they will ship to you) Also available here | American Crafts mini stapler | Rifle Paper books (gift from Heidi) | Pineapple card made by Olya

Not pictured but mentioned in the video: Confetti Dori

The Friday Five

Textile Markers by Kid Made Modern

1. Tried out the Kid Made Modern Textile Markers that I picked up at Target and shared my experience with them on video here.

2. Marquee Love - The highly coveted marquee lights by Heidi Swapp are available online! I even spotted the ampersand, which seems to be sold out in a lot of places.

3. Mother's Day is Sunday! Need a last minute gift? Besides a lovely day spent with family, I'm pretty sure this jewelry subscription service, Rocksbox, which I blogged about here, would be a great idea. You can still use the code "amytangerinexoxo" for your first month free!

4. Baked Asparagus FriesI’ve been making a concerted effort to eat more veggies and less junk, so this recipe by A Beautiful Mess is right up my alley! Plus I'm all about easy recipes and it looks like something even I can handle. I think it's something Jack will enjoy as well. 

5. Snapchat - I love capturing my day in tiny little pieces and then stringing them together to tell the whole story. I took snaps of my Australia trip while Jack and JC were there and easily turned what I captured into an 8 minute video I can enjoy anytime! I'm amy_tangerine if you want to follow along, or you can check out the video here.

Friday favorites

Boys like pink and push strollers around too

1. Have you ever seen a happier boy with a pink and purple stroller? A few weeks ago, we went to a 2nd birthday party for triplets - two girls, one boy. The nanny told us she bought the girls each a stroller and the boy something else. He was so upset about not having one, he didn't speak to her for an entire day. How funny is that? So at the birthday party where there was a petting zoo, Jack chose to push one of the three strollers around for what seemed like hours. Then a week later, daddy took Jack on a walk to Toys R Us and got him this stroller. He gave him other choices like trucks and shopping carts, but Jack had his mind (and maybe heart!) set on this.

2. So neat reading this interview JC did. He doesn't talk a whole lot about his work stuff, but he sure spends a lot of time doing it, so it was interesting to read all about the cool stuff the company is doing. What a stud.

3. Is it bad to have a crush on a married man with two kids? Well, considering JC introduced me to Casey Neistat's work, I am going to say no. I've been obsessed with his Vlog that he's been doing daily for the month. I don't think I've been this obsessed with watching videos on YouTube since searching "Jack Russell puppies" many years ago. Casey's storytelling skills are remarkable. If you don't fall in love after this video or  this video, entitled "Her Water Broke", we can't be friends.

Just kidding, we can still be friends, I suppose.

4. Speaking of videos, I am a bit embarrassed, but still love using a simple technique for including brochures in minibooks. This video was shot in 2009 while in Atlanta staying at a friend's house. JC was using our Flip camera - remember those?!

5. Loving this new book JC got for me, "The New Bohemians" by Justina Blakeney. It's gorgeous and features so many inspiring homes that she's styled. There are DIY project ideas sprinkled throughout along with gorgeous photographs.

Hope you're weekend is as happy as Jack's will be pushing around the pink stroller!

Five on Friday

1. Love what Geralyn has created as a free download.2. Enjoyed reading Emily Henderson's thoughts on motherhood as Charlie turns 8 months old. Our boys are 3 months apart, and much of what she said really resonates with me. And I love how she explained her childcare situation. That rocks. Recently I've been thinking a lot about the motherhood work/life balance juggle. 3. Work's been super busy, but I've been trying to embrace it instead of letting it overwhelm me. We've got some fun announcements to make next week - hope you'll come back and check them out. amy tangerine/shimelle4. On my desk is Shimelle's debut collection with American Crafts, and dang is it a good one! The tape holder is darling, and available with camera tape at SakuraLala. 5. Yay! Wilna has joined the Big Picture Classes family with an awesome new workshop called Art & Design.

Have an awesome weekend!

5 for Friday

1. The perfect card & gift from Tina of lifelovepaper. The timing for this Vulli Teething Ring could not have worked better as Jack has been putting everything in his mouth. 2. This video with Blurb and Kal Barteski:

The last day to sign up for her life | scripted class at Studio Calico is today!

3. Ugh. Another case of an artist being blatantly copied. However, her outlook on the entire scenario is truly admirable.

4. On a more positive note, an article about parenthood by Girl of Cardigan that I can keep re-reading.

5. JC found this recipe for one of our favorite dishes from date night at The Wallace, cauliflower steak. Going to have to try to make it soon!