Featured Artist: Alena Hennessey A sweet friend turned me onto Alena Hennessey after she completed one of Alena’s online courses. When I []

My favorite calendar…

Do you have a favorite calendar or date book? In the last 2 years I discovered Erin Conderen calendars & I love them. I can easily keep up with each family member’s activities, track goals & to dos plus note when great markets are happening around town… Which reminds me, I need to look up Danish & North German Christmas markets!!! Share with me how you track schedules & events. Are you a pen to paper person like myself or have you []

Magpie takes flight…soonish

Hi friends! I know it’s been all crickets up in here. I had taken a weekend job in late spring, a smidgen of family travel and most recently, prepping for a move to Denmark! We are all pretty excited for this new adventure. I’m thrilled to explore markets and shops there and share them with you. In the mean time. We are visiting family in Texas! Hopefully there will be some fun fall festivals to attend and that usually means great Texas []

Featured Artist: Nicolet Avenue Fine Art Photography

Magpieekend is pleased to share Nicolet Avenue Fine Art Photography. Talented friends, Nick & Jessica Koziupa, take breath taking photos of landscapes and architecture. They have taken magnificent images of the desert South West and San Francisco as well as Yosemite. I’m both thrilled and blessed to know the kind, talented and adventuresome duo. Check out their fine art images here. Enjoy! X

mood boards

Have you played with mood board building sites? There are two premier sites where you can do this. Polyvore and Olioboard. Both have been around a few years and both offer the ability to create collages or mood boards online. What makes these mood board building sites different from Pinterest is that you are building them yourself, not collecting things others have assembled, found, or blogged. Below you will see a collage I quickly put together as I sampled Polyvore. I’m curious to []

city farmhouse

While I generally don’t like reposting others material, this one I could not help. I follow Apartment Therapy via social media, the photos that came across my screens this morning had me saying “squee!” in my head… Maybe, just maybe, some leaked out audibly. Perhaps. Check out Apartment Therapy. You can find them here, here, or here, “Saving the world one room at a time! Apartment Therapy helps our readers make their homes more organized, beautiful and healthy.” One of today’s posts (there []


I’m obsessed with pinterest. Have been for quite a while. What are your favorite finds? Who do you love to follow? I’d love to know who your favorite DIY folks are. Retro? Repurposed? Who makes somethin’ out of nuthin’ and makes it look amazing? Magpieweekend is on pinterest- you can see the boards here. Here are a few of my favorites: DIY & Crafts One Kings Lane Apartment Therapy Junk Gypsy Rummage Home West Elm Elle Decor Better Homes & Gardens Home []

noe valley: global exchange

*Update: 4/30/14 Happened to be back in Noe Valley. The store is moving and is 99% empty. I didn’t catch a picture of it- but there was a fun/funky iron & glass etagere selling for $75. Seems most fixtures had been claimed. A few little bargains left.   One beautiful February day, (yes- we have those in the Bay Area!) my family met up with fantastic friends of ours to wander around their neighborhood. They happen to live in Noe Valley, a []

east bay events

This weekend, two places on my “list” are having events.   Shabby Creek on Main is having a parking lot sale. You can find them on facebook or here. Pro Tip: if you are shopping Shabby Creek, you may want to venture down the road to Consignment Plus. Sometimes there are fantastic finds there. Treasure Island Flea is also this weekend and will be back outside. I plan to make my first trip out there this weekend. Will I see you there? []

sedona, az

Sedona, with is towering red rocks, blue skies and sage green plants, is a beautiful place like no other. I feel so at peace in Sedona. Relaxed. Easy going. There is no shortage of beautiful galleries and stores to visit. Tlaquepaque and the main drag on 89A have dozens to choose from. Tourist and t-shirt shops, inexpensive jewelry, high end jewelry, native american jewelry, crystals and rocks, spiritual healing spas, boot stores, cowboy costuming, paintings, photographs… you name it. I tried to []