Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 03:00 AM

It’s no secret that I’m a steadfast fan of Martha Stewart‘s many publications… but I just received the April ’08 issue of Living in the mail yesterday and I love, love, loved it even more so that usual.  It had a much brighter and hipper feel to it… dare I assume that perhaps they’ve added a few of the old Blueprint staffers to the mix?  Whatever the case may be, you should definitely pick yourself up a copy (if you don’t already subscribe)… and in the meantime try out this easy and cute d.i.y. bracelet project (also found in the magazine).  Perfect for the first day of Spring (even if it’s still snowing in your neck of the woods)!

{All images from Martha Stewart Living Magazine – April ’08}

The Perfect Bag

Someone with a fatter wallet then I… I beg you to please buy this perfect bag before I dip into my camera savings to get it.  Look at that color… the massive and useful pockets: perfect for magazines and more (I think my laptop would fit in there too)!  I want it so fiercely it hurts… ack!

DrikaB is always creating stunning bags, so check her sold item gallery for a further sampling of her enormous talent… and keep a lookout for her new creations.  They sell pretty fast!

Chic for Cheap: Nautical

This look was inspired by the Spring and Summer months… thankfully just around the corner!  It doesn’t hurt that they are all budget friendly as well!  Bring on the sunshine!

-Courtney Tank from Delias – $32.50
-Eadlin Beaded Necklace – $8.50 and Lacquer Mod Bangle – $7.80 both from Forever 21
-Don’t forget to protect your skin: Cruelty-Free Aveda Sun Care Products
-Nautical Rope Bag – from Alloy $26.50
-Isaac Mizrahi for Target® Liz Gladiator Sandals in Navy – $24.99
-Highway Jeans High-Waist Shorts also from Alloy $26.50

…and be sure to bookmark for all your future online purchases!  What’s not to love about free shipping! xox

Goodbye Old CC

…I’ll have more to share with you later on today, but right now I wanted to let you know that I’ve compiled some of my favorite images from the old version of Creature Comforts over in a new flickr album.

I finally closed the old account yesterday, and while it’s sad to say goodbye to something that I poured two years into… it also feels transformational to be here now on the current Creature Comforts… still sharing with you all, the things that inspire me.  Thank you for being here.  You are all so lovely!

See some of the old CC post images here.

PS.  For those of you who may not have known… Creature Comforts was begun 3 years ago, but with a different (defunct) web address.  Here’s a helpful tip to those starting their first blog… do not… I repeat, do not ever use an underscore in your URL!  It took me two years to figure that out… and I wish someone had spared me the trouble.  In any case… stop by for more later on today! xox Ez