Thursday, November 11, 2010

Ardor gift guide

hey friends! for those of you who don't already know, I wanted to let you know that over at ardor, the NEW BLOG, I have put together a gift guide for all of you. I'm hoping it will help you all with your holiday shopping with specific people/personalities/ages in mind. Let me know what you think, see you over there!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

i miss you...

 hello friends! i just wanted to stop in here and say how much I miss my lovely readers. Only some of you have made the switch over to Ardor and I do miss your comments and emails very much! If you haven't already, make the switch! Go into google reader and add to your subscriptions, and if you would rather "follow" you are more than welcome to stay updated that way. We are going to have some great giveaways coming up and I'd hate my faithful readers to miss out!

Hope to see you over there guys. Have a great day!

Monday, October 11, 2010


 wondering why there wasn't a post today? there was! over at! head over, subscribe, follow and comment! seriously guys, I love you all and don't want to lose you in the move. See you over there?

Friday, October 8, 2010

a Wedding + big news!

Such a beautiful wedding over at Ruffled. I know it's been an increasingly popular trend, but the succulents are amazing!

Sorry, no obsessions this week. I've been getting the brand new site ready! I hope you will all check it out. Ardor will continue to be a site of daily inspiration, so if you like made by matchgirl, please switch over to ardor! You WON'T be disappointed! I hope I don't loose any of you lovely readers in the move to ardor. After weighing the pros and cons it was the best thing to do. The launch will be Monday, so make sure to check it out!

Have a lovely weekend friends, we'll see you Monday over at ardor!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Planet Fur

When I saw these little guys over at Planet Fur I immediately tried to think of some excuse to get them.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Jessalin Beutler Giveaway!

You guys are in for a treat! This giveaway is hosted by Jessalin Beutler, a personal favorite of mine. Jessalin Beutler is an abstract artist based out of Seattle, Washington who uses simple lines, shapes, and color to create unique, eye-catching clothing for men and women. Most garments are made to order and hand-painted by the artist. Much of her clothing is also made from organic and sustainable fabrics in a variety of styles: v-necks, long sleeve shirts, dresses, and more! 
 To one lucky reader, she is giving away $35 credit to her shop
3 chances to win!

simply visit jessalin's shop and leave a comment
with your favorite item from the shop.

twitter, facebook, or blog about this giveaway.
come back & comment with the link! if you twitter, please
use @madebymatchgirl so i can track your tweet!

become a twitter / blogger follower / subscriber
leave a comment with which site you follow for an extra entry!
(note: please only comment once for the site you follow)

giveaway ends on monday, october 11th at 8am

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

ring love

how amazingly sweet is this ring? simple band on the outside, remove for a secret message!

Typographic Doormat

Love this two way typographic door mat, perfect for great and not so great days.

Monday, October 4, 2010


I am seriously in love with these watercolor inspired pillows from Bluebellgray.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Have a fun weekend

 We're off to the north to celebrate my dad's birthday for the weekend. Pizza, cobbler, movies, bon fires and lots of playtime are up ahead! Have a great weekend friends, may it be a fun one! Here are my links for the week, enjoy!

{perfect baby blankets - in every color!}

{these pebble earrings are so unique and cute!}

{I want/need this custom address stamp}

{wouldn't this make for a stunning menu?}

{the solution to iphone picture taking}

{this coconut tart looks incredible}

{see Temple Grandin - trust me!}

Polly Whales

 Everything from Polly Whales is a-mazing! Don't believe me? Look for yourself!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

toddler backpacks

I don't know a toddler that wouldn't love one of these adorable backpacks. And the stuffed animals on the front are detachable, great for keeping the little ones occupied!

Candlestick Flashlight

This lovely simple black candlestick is also a flash light
Cool right?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Scarf Shop

I know I just posted about scarves not that long ago, but these scarves from scarf shop are definitely worth mentioning. I love that they come in a range of colors and sizes. Fig, charcoal and almost black are my personal favorites!

DIY Doily Lantern

Head over to The Happy Home to see the details of this adorable DIY doily lantern! If I were to do it, I might try my hand at colored doilies too. Festive!