Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Etsy picks of the week!
i am a doting dog owner- and my boys would love those treats

love to smell good, don't you??? handmade perfume- yes please!

i need to throw a b-day party for someone just to purchase one of those banners...


Swish and Swanky!

I want to introduce a blog I ran across last week. It's quite a popular blog so it's very possible you are already following, but if not... today is your lucky day!
Say hello there to Swish and Swanky!

Here is just a sampling of the images I'm lovin' from Amanda of Swish and Swanky

I could sooo sleep in that bed!

I've been thinking of how to decorate above my stove top... this is a great idea!

I love small rooms, especially decorated laundry rooms- loves it!

and I love stripes, worn mirrors and collections of frames! Thanks Amanda for a lovely blog!
Well I am off to compile my 4th of July menu- which will include a drink my sister just told me about called "Vodka Rosemary Lemonade Fizz"- yummy,yum, yum!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Make It Monday... Potting Bench!

Happy Monday!

I thought I would share a photo of my potting bench that I found at the local GW for $10! My husband doesn't really think it's much of a find, but I am very happy with it! It has come in very handy the past couple of weeks when planting my herbs and lavender.
Here is my potting bench...

this potting bench belongs to blogger Lovely Morning... she also scored a find!

these are miscellaneous potting benches to inspire..

Photo Courtesy Cooking Light

Photo Courtesy House to Home

Photo Courtesy Southern Living


Friday, June 26, 2009

Food Friday! Crepe Madness!

We have friends visiting this weekend and I am contemplating what to make for breakfast. Because I have a serious LOVE of crepes, I figure these recipes will be in the running for our Saturday morning meal!

Banana Orange Crepe

(Photos Courtesy of Epicurious)

Have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The BIG 34!

I turned 34 last week! And guess what???? I noticed the beginnings of chicken neck while dissecting my face in the mirror. Just one more thing I must now evaluate on a daily basis... it's nothing but good times!
Anywho- I thought I would share the very special gifts I received from mi madre and sister.

aren't these just the sweetest bird plates...

and I love the color of these pink bowls and napkins...

Can't wait to relax in these two pieces!

Also, I have some news! My 100th post is very, very near! There will be a giveaway to celebrate, so make sure to come back and enter.


Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Here are my etsy artist picks for the week. Enjoy!

Love these hand printed cards on 100% recycled paper...
Really lovin these dish towels...
Lovin these funky aprons too!
Have a happy happy!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

For Love of the Kitchen!

I just finished looking at the July issue of House Beautiful...

love this kitchen- actually I am obsessed with this kitchen.love this kitchen, but not obsessed! I am in desperate need of this pantry!
I wouldn't mind this kitchen either!
Photos courtesy of House Beautiful magazine
There you have it. I guess I must now start focusing on re-doing my kitchen. It never ends!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Food Friday... Have you heard of Fresh 365????

Another Food Friday is here and I MUST share with you all my latest blog love ...

FRESH 365!!!! A beautiful blog of vegetarian recipes that look super, super yummy!!

Here are a few images of the scrumptious looking dishes that Erin creates!

Papaya Lime SorbetMeyer Lemon Pizza w/ Goat Cheese and OlivesChili White Bean Dip w/ Rosemary Mango-Avocado Salad with Black Beans and Lime VinaigretteDoesn't it all look so yummy????

Happy Friday