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I’m starting a new series on my blog where I introduce an old-to-me blog and a new-to-me blog I love.

OLD FRIEND: First up is Megan aka Not Martha. Not Martha was the first blog I’d ever read. If fact I don’t think I called it a blog back then it was a “website.” She is the queen of DIY and her projects are brilliant. The reason I love Megan’s DIY projects is she only will do a project if she has a really good idea. They are not hastily put together. Megan will try a project three different ways until she finds the best way and then she’ll do a tutorial. Here are my favorite posts of Megan’s (it was so hard to choose!)

Tiny Gingerbread Houses for your Hot Drink

Leprechaun Trap Cake

Marble Magnets

Party Crackers

Easter Surprise Eggs

NEW FRIEND: I met Joke of Tokketok Letterpress last November at Little Winter in Portland. She was adorable and her letterpress aesthetic is beautiful. She has a blog where she posts fun projects. They are all clever and beautifully styled. Here are my five favorites.

Confetti Dipping

Kids M&M Game

Prettiest way to wrap flowers

Dotty Gift Tags

Dotted Tissue Packaging

[Edit 6/8/2011: My server crashed last night and lost some comments. I’m so sorry if your comment was deleted!]


  1. Claudia@stonehouselove

    June 7, 2011

    I love this new series and what a great idea! There are so many wonderful blogs out there so I look forward to discovering your friends. These 2 i know and love, what’s next? xo

  2. beanski

    June 7, 2011

    I can’t seem to comment on the Paris post below but would still LOVE to go to Paris. I just found your blog the other day and LOVE it.

  3. Dionne_C

    June 7, 2011

    Oh party crackers are such fun! I live in the US now, but was born and raised in Australia, and we would have them every Christmas, pulling them open over Christmas lunch. These bring back such fun memories!

    Like the above commenter, I tried entering your Paris giveaway, but unfortunately it won’t allow me to comment – perhaps there is a maximum amount of comments allowed by your blogging platform? I’m not sure. But if possible, please include this as my entry to the AWESOME Paris giveaway. Fingers crossed!

  4. Danielle B

    June 7, 2011

    Yay yay yay, this new series is going to be great!

  5. Annika

    June 7, 2011

    I like this idea for a post, I always love dioscovering new blogs! I would also like to go to Paris, but I cannot get to the commenting section on that post. Would it be possible to still be considered? It’s such a generous giveaway!

  6. Amy Cannon

    June 7, 2011

    Comments are full on the Paris post. Does this count. Would love to go! Been reading for years. Big Fan!!

  7. Penny

    June 7, 2011

    Pick me! Pick me! Just retired from teaching kindergarten yesterday and would love to celebrate with a trip like this! I get such inspiration from your site. Could I fit in a letterpress class while I was there? Thanks so much for this generous gift, no matter who wins.

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  9. Monica {bohemian twilight}

    June 8, 2011

    nothing like discovering new blogs. thanks for sharing!

  10. Stacia

    June 8, 2011

    Since you inspire me, I can’t wait to see blogs that catch your eye. Great idea for a series!

  11. Katy

    June 8, 2011

    This could be an all-time fave series. Introductions to more blogs could not be any better!

  12. Lissa (Bellenza)

    June 8, 2011

    Fantastic idea for a series on Oh Happy Day! We’ll all benefit from your keen sense of what makes a great blog!

  13. vanessa joie

    June 8, 2011

    I love Joke… she’s got such great taste!

  14. Esperanza B

    June 8, 2011

    Great idea! Thanks for sharing …

  15. Linh @ La-La Linh

    June 9, 2011

    I LOVE Not Martha! She is awesome! Just tried commenting on the giveaway but it wouldn’t let me. Said the memory was exhausted…
    Hi Jordan!

  16. mia goldstein

    June 9, 2011

    I am so happy to have been introduced to your site! I love it! A trip to Paris would mean so much to my family. My 11 year old daughter has been learning french and she deserves a trip soo soo much! Really. So this entry is for Samantha! Regardless, we love beautiful crafts and yours are both lovely and so nicely explained we’ll be making a few very very soon. Thank you for offering such a wonderful contest!

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