Thursday, October 28, 2010

Feather Your Nest

I love velvet blue in my winter decor. As a matter of fact I just pulled out my velvet pillows for the year. I've never really been a feather girl, but when I came across the blue velvet with feather pillow I thought it was a great idea. I think I could duplicate this look on my pillows... just another project to add to my list. Do you use feathers in your decor? Here are a few ideas to get your imagination stirring. Happy Thursday!

images via Country Living

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Three things I'm loving this week over at Etsy:

these Turkish Bath Towels- I love the size, style and color options!
"The peshtemal is an alternative to the towel in bathrooms, pools, beaches, spas, sport facilities and for baby care. "

What about these adorable curdory and felt baby shoes. Check out the shop there are so many adorable options!
I happen to love river rocks, so when I found these crocheted rocks- my heart skipped a beat! Aren't they adorable?
PS~ remember to click on each shop banner to go directly to their store!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Make It Monday!

I found this post over at Remodelista, and got so giddy! I know I could make my own set of shelving just like the one below. Matter of fact, when we were at the pumpkin patch this weekend there were stacks of pallets just sittin' there waiting for me to take them home. I am going back there today to ask if I can either purchase, or have them (fingers crossed). I think the shelves would go perfect in my little Jax's playroom. Such a simple idea- stacked pallets securely attached together- and jelly roll pans for drawers! What do you think?

Want to learn more? Just click here.

Happy Monday.


Friday, October 22, 2010

Food Friday! Mushrooms On My Mind!

Does anyone else love mushrooms? A great mushroom soup is just the prescription for a chilly fall day. To be honest, I have yet to try any of the recipes below but I plan to make at least the soup in the near future (hopefully this weekend)! Then, I will work my way towards the risotto and maybe by Christmas will have found the time to make and devour the lasagna. That's just how I am, no sharing just consume it all by me self! Yum.

Happy, Happy Weekend.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Weekend in Truckee

I know it's Monday and I should be posting on something to make by hand, but I couldn't resist posting these pics instead. My little man is 6 months old~ with his two bottom teeth~ semi- crawling~ sitting up perfectly~ smiling and talking like mad~ and he's infatuated with his left hand. Not his right, just his left. It's really- really cute to watch him twist and twirl and stare in amazement at his little hand. Ok, enough about my boy.
We snapped the photo just outside of Truckee. We spent the weekend hiking, eating and enjoying some much needed family time. It was awesome even if Jackson didn't sleep!

Here are a few additional shots of the spot we stopped at...

Isn't this one cool. A local group of artists painting the fall foliage.
Alrighty then. If I have time to take pics of the bibs I'm trying to sew up for him, I'll post those later on as my "Make It Monday" project.
Today I'll be out hunting for pumpkins, acorns, and branches of leaves I can cut off of trees while no one is looking. I have to do it, I don't have any oak trees in my own yard, and it's a given that my house has at least two glass containers with fall leaves~ I have to get my fall vibe on you know. Don't tell on me.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Food Friday. Salt and Caramel

Here are a few recipes I've got my eye on. I'm a sucker for any combination of salt and caramel in a dessert. It's just pure heaven to me! I think my mouth is actually watering just looking at these images.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

An Ooh and Ahh Space

Found this home via The Design Files. I would probably add a few funky pieces, but overall I love the space. It has all of my musts for a dream home! Hardwood floors, brick walls, exposed beams, an open floor plan and lots of natural light!


Wednesday, October 6, 2010


How long has it been??? A VERY long time since my last WedETSY post, bad-bad Heather. There are endless options on Etsy, narrowing it down to three is difficult, but I was up for the challenge! Hope you enjoy!

Aren't these 100% duck canvas dog beds adorable. I love their simplicity. I was tempted to order one for each of my dogs, but I know what will happen. They will rip them apart when I least expect it- it never fails! They look innocent enough, but I know better.

It's that time of year and I love cable knit. Hand Knitted Things has these fingerless gloves in all of my favorite fall colors- Yummy!~ I don't know what my deal is, but I'm addicted to the color mustard right now. Those gloves have my name on 'em.

Finally, because I do have a little one- it's a given that I will check etsy for him! How adorable is this shop. Plus I love their tag line "Natural play for little peeps!" I truly appreciate that their products are "Handmade from birch, sanded smooth by hand. Wood-burned details. Leaves were painted with certified AP Nontoxic watercolor paints, and puzzle was finished with homemade natural beeswax wood polish." When your little one puts everything he comes across in his mouth a safe toy option makes me a little less paranoid! Just a little though.

Happy Shopping.