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Mustache Camera…


For my birthday last year, a friend gave me a mustache disposable camera. The idea is that it puts different mustaches, frames, or bow ties on each image and there are corresponding numbers so you know which one to pose for. I got this camera last August but finally finished up the film this weekend, after starting it on New Year’s Eve.

We were off on the numbers so it was funny to see people try to pose for the wrong accessory :) There is no way to know the positioning of the accoutrements, so you just kind of wing it and hope for the best. Regardless, you are getting some funny pics on disposable camera film. The ones with the frames turned out pretty cool!

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Today is the LAST DAY to enter for the iPad Mini Giveaway hosted by Chantilly, so if you haven’t entered yet- go do it!

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Instagram, lately…


Happy March, everyone! This is my absolute favorite month and today the weather is absolutely perfect to celebrate. We have a lot to look forward to this month- our anniversary, my best friend, her husband, and baby bump coming to visit, a good friend’s wedding, and spring break. If you are somewhere cold, don’t worry- Spring is officially here soon!

I haven’t shared any Instagram (@lalafauxbois) pics are here recently, but I was organizing photos and though I would share some from the last couple months.

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1// A chilly morning.
2// I thrifted this tiny cutting board that I thought was adorable. That’s one of the few lemons from our tree.
3// Reading The War of Art between classes.
4// Brian’s parents gave us these awesome airplane weathervanes for Christmas.


1// Piper doing her favorite activity.
2// Listening to some podcasts in the morning.
3// If you put an airplane on it, I will buy it.
4// A picture of Morrissey when he was a frizzy baby- 8 years ago.

I also recently ordered some Instagram magnets from Stickygram. They are pretty awesome, have you tried them out yet? You choose nine photos and they turn them into magnets for $14.99 and free shipping. I’m a fan. I definitely want to try out some other printing services soon too.


I hope everyone has a great weekend!

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A Snowy New Year’s Eve…


Hello and Happy New Year, Internet!

This year we continued our tradition of leaving town on New Year’s Eve by heading south a few hours to Bisbee, AZ. It’s a small town nestled into the mountains, just a few miles from the Mexico border. It used to be a bustling city during the boom of copper mining and was once the largest city between St. Louis and San Francisco. Now it’s a quieter community with the vibe of a European village. It’s home to a lot of artists and you can spend hours just wandering the hills looking at unique houses.

Bisbee has a much milder climate than Phoenix and is used to an occasional dusting of snow in the winter. However, the roughly 6 inches we were there for is unusual and we were so lucky to experience this. It started snowing the first evening we were there and didn’t stop through the night. It was so beautiful and all the desert rats in town were getting a kick out of playing in it.

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Gotta Instagram this… :)

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Snowball fight…
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I’m so happy I got to have snow-filled holidays this year! Of course, it makes it even better to know that the rest of the year will be sunny! ;)

Usually I like to make a list of a few goals for the year of crafts I want to work on, places to travel, stuff like that. Since I’m finishing school in May and I’ll be trying to figure out what to do after that, I figured that is a big enough plan for this year. The rest can be figured out along the way…

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Tour de Fat ’12


It’s no secret Tour de Fat is my favorite festival and ranks up there as one of my favorite days of the year. This year was no exception, the day went off without a hitch- fun was had, beers were drank, and it wasn’t boiling hot like last year.

This year our group went with a French theme with berets, baguettes, and we brought along Pepe le Pew. I have a ton of pictures so I’ll let them do the talking ;)

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For this year’s grand finale we got to see Devotchka perform!

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A replica of Pee Wee’s bike- Merci blah blah!

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“Another Tour de Fat has come and gone and another day of wishing I would’ve joined the f’ing circus.”
-stolen from my Facebook status Saturday night

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Stop the presses!


3 color cat screenprint

So my birthday passed about a month ago but I wanted to share this awesome gift Brian made for me- a 3-color screen print of one of our cats. He used the photo emulsion technique that we’ve used to make screen prints in the past (like the clock he gave me last year!), but since it was three colors it required three screens and using registration to line up the colors.

Handmade gifts are my favorite! Now I’m trying to finagle one of the other cat :)

Here’s the polaroid he used to make the screens:

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On Friday, I got to tour an offset printing facility with one of my classes. I couldn’t take any photos because of their non-disclosure agreements with clients, but it was such a cool experience! I loved seeing the behind the scenes and getting a little better understanding of how that industry works.

While we were there, they were printing the ballots for November’s election at a rate of 10,000 ballots/hour/press- pretty amazing! It was fun to see the ballots lying there in giant stacks, waiting for us to determine the fate of our country for the next four years. {Okay- after voting in 4 presidential elections I’m not really that naive anymore, but I’m still fascinated by the process :)} The man running the press explained to us that even though it was a one-color job, it was important to watch out for any stray ink spots that could register as a vote.

The printing industry is so interesting and I love learning about it from at-home screen printing up to million dollar budgets. Like with learning anything, I’m finding the more I learn the more I realize I don’t know. There’s so much beyond hitting print and hoping for the best with my Epson!

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