a little hello, a desktop calender & our birthday winner!

hi y’all.

it’s been a while. how are things?
all is swell here, two thousand and eleven 
is quite the year so far. eeep!

i’ve got a couple things for you today.
number one: 
a desktop calender for february!
(find download directions and various sizes, here)
it’s one that shanna & i dreamt up together.
and part of a little something she does each and every month.
she’s all peaches that shanna.
a great friend 
and such a pleasure to work with. 
big thanks, s! your illustrations are beautiful. 
i so love those little arrows.

and number two:
we’ve got a winner to announce!
thanks to everyone who entered our HG birthday giveaway.
we read each and every one of your lovely comments
and then at random chose one lucky winner,

and it’s keiko from the beautiful nordljus.
yay, keiko!


that’s all for now friends,
i’ve got a story or two to tell, 
i’ll be back with them soon.

until then, happy trails.
xox, n.


and just because:


find directions and various sizes of our desktop calender here

posted on February 1, 2011 by Nikole


  1. A Little Happier says:

    I love these pictures. Thanks for sharing with us. I like the colors, the point of view… almost everything :)

  2. Jenna says:

    the calendar is beautiful, but i'm more interested in your doughnut recipe!

  3. Hannah says:

    Oh i love these pictures!!! and i love donuts! very very very much, they are my weakness :) x

  4. The Path Traveled says:

    Glad your back. Thanks for the desk top calendar!

  5. Colleen says:

    I love this! Absolutely gorgeous.

  6. sgallaugher says:

    I just made donuts the other day and your looks divine. Could you please post the recipe. Beautiful photos!

  7. Tiffany says:

    delicious (i'm guessing) and good-looking too!

  8. Mira says:

    what a wonderful table you have!
    love it!

  9. Mari says:

    HI I am a new follower and like Janne, the calender is great, Thanks, but where is the doughnut recipe?

    Have a great afternoon,


  10. Paisley Petunia says:

    These are lovely, downloaded and will be staring at it all month. Thank you.

  11. Janet says:

    What a wonderful, warm series for a cold winter day! Love the february calendar too.

  12. flink says:

    hi i just wnat to say that i love your pics; are so beautiful. besos take care. <3

  13. Hetterson says:

    Quit making so many pretty + yummmy looking things, every time I visit your blog I get so hungry!

  14. Sherman Unkefer says:

    Beautiful creation! That's one yummy calendar!

  15. Bridget says:

    oh wow, they look amazing.

  16. Gloria says:

    oh my goodness! who knew donuts could look so lovely?

  17. Eva @ Four Leaf Clover says:

    These look delicious!! I need to make some asap, ha!

  18. WSAKE says:

    i adore those donut pictures (such cute white sprinkles) and the calendar is so lovely, too!

  19. daybookexchange.com says:

    Beautiful imagery. Stunning light.

    I really dig your blog. It's super rad!!!

  20. Victoria says:

    I'd like the donut recipe, they look AMAZING!

  21. *Simply Colette* says:

    Love your photography! Just found your blog through Twitter! Fantastic!



  22. Anna says:

    The calendar is lovely, thanks! And your doughnuts look so pretty and yum.

  23. Shirley says:

    Your posts are always so so lovely^^

  24. Eloise says:

    Beautiful photos! So warm and inviting, I feel like a member of your beloved family, so lovely! Thanks for sharing!

  25. Alison @ A la Alison says:

    Your photos are so lovely. thank you

  26. cailen ascher says:

    those donuts look fabulous. your pictures are great! found you via oh joy! enjoying my visit to your blog – i'm your newest follower : )

    ps i'm hosting a gourmet chocolate GIVEAWAY just in time for <3 day!

  27. lyndsay says:

    beautiful. like slow motion donut making.

  28. Renee (eatliveshop.com) says:

    Those donuts look unbelievable! I'm a HUGE donut lover and so need that recipe!

  29. gracia says:

    Beautiful. Utterly. And where is the year flying to… how can it be mid February already, I ask? Wishing things would slow down just a smidgen.

  30. Anna Emilia says:

    February, very my favorite.

    It looks very delicious here. Not only the things to eat.

    Winter frosty greetings with warm thoughts from Finland.

  31. Maria says:

    Please please please the recipe…

  32. Sprinzette says:

    Wow – I've only just come across your blog. Your photos are stunning. I look forward to reading more of your blog for ideas and inspiration.

  33. Renee says:

    recipe please for the donuts

  34. Renee says:

    here is the link for the chocolate buttermilk donuts. They are soooo good. http://www.injennieskitchen.com/2011/03/chocolate-buttermilk-doughnuts.html


  35. Hermine - Journal de jours says:

    This looks so so good !