Friday, January 22, 2010

Food Friday! It's All About the Treat!

It's Food Friday, and I am suffering from a very-very bad sweet tooth. Add to that my love of rice krispy treats, and I could be in serious trouble this weekend. What is it about these inexpensive krispy, chocolatey, marshmallowy, peanut buttery, fudgey little bars- you can't just eat one!

Here are a few different variations on the classic treat, I'm sure you can find one (if not all) to fall in love with!

Sweet Nick's Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Crunch Bars
Stephanie's Kitchen Ooey Gooey Chocolatey Rice Krispy Treat
NewlyWedCooking Chocolate Chip Cookie with Rice Krispy Treat

Marzipan's Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispy Bars
David Lebovitz White Chocolate Rice Krispy Treat w/ Candied Peanuts
Brown Eyed Baker Marshmallow Crunch Brownie Bars
Happy Eating!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Package Love

I love packaging- just love it! Here are a few images I happen to be really enjoying today. I archive these images for inspiration with gifts, but also just to admire. I know last summer there was a package exchange through Oh Hello Friend. I hope there is another one this year, 'cause I'm gonna enter!
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Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Ughh, another winter day!

I always love the idea of winter and snow for the holidays, but once that time has passed- I'm usually pretty sick of it! Today I was reading Snippet and Ink's blog about being sick of the cold (me too!) so she posted a spring inspiration board to help all of us cope for the day! It really makes me smile, and daydream about spring.

I also found this DIY tutorial on making these awesome garden markers from the site CutoutandKeep!

And then, when I thought my spirit was lifted enough- I found these images of the potting area and garden in the movie It's Complicated... now I'm in heaven- and ready to take on this gloomy day!

Have a great day friends!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Make It Monday! Baby Room Decorating!

A few people have asked what theme I'm using for the nursery... so here it is! I wanted to go with a theme that wasn't truck, sport, or Disney inspired. I opted for a nature theme. Also, I don't care for primary colors, I tend to prefer more natural, muted tones.

I have an old dresser that my mom and I are re-doing... here is a picture of the color I tried to match. I tend to love worn furniture, so I might just use that technique as well.
This is an image from the latest Anthropologie catalog- and it has inspired me to paint the baby dresser drawers with numbers.

This leaf print fabric is just my style.

Now, I know this room is girly- and I'm having a boy, but I'm using it for inspiration- you just have to imagine it with my color theme. The thing I like the most is the bed made from palettes, and the old door used as the headboard. I think it would be nice to have a bed in the nursery. I'm just not sure I have the space.
Love these owls, which can be purchased through retromama's etsy site. You can also purchase the pattern and make your own, I think I might!
Here is an owl mobile from Pink Perch etsy store- lovin' this!
I'm thinking of doing a wall tree and really like this one, just not the colors...
and this one is also inspiring me. I might just use real tree branches to create a tree, then make felt birds to hang from the branches... we'll see.
I have lots of old crates, so I will definitely use at least one for the room and fill it with books or toys!
Well, now you know what is inspiring my nursery decorating. I'm getting really excited! I plan to show progress pictures just as soon as I clear out the room and get going on putting it all together!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Food Friday! Cookies... yes please!

I won't actually be baking today, but I will be dreaming of these chocolate chip cookies that I found through the wonderful blog Lovely Morning. When Kristina mentioned the recipe for these cookies included sea salt, I knew I had to try a batch for myself.

And don't these cookies from Sheena at The Little Red House blog look just as scrumptious.
Maybe you are one of the thousands or millions with a New Year's resolution to eat healthy this year... if that's the case then this recipe should suit you fine. The poose cookie made with whole wheat flour by Steph Chows look tasty, tasty too!

Have a wonderful weekend, and happy baking!


Wednesday, January 13, 2010


WedETSY is back, and I'm really loving my finds for the week. For starts, White Twig makes these awesome pillows. I just checked the site, and they are currently updating- but be sure to check back often for their new supply.

I actually found Elephantine jewelry through her adorable blog. Check out these necklaces and earrings- love, love, love!
and could the packaging being any more adorable?
My doggies have been in need of new collars, and now I'm convinced specifically from Woof Woof. I'm really feelin' the embroidered name and phone number!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

What I'm Liking Today!

I was checking out Canadian House and Home this morning, and found some images that I'm loving at the moment.

Who can resist brick walls?? Really, who?

I love kitchens that can fit a dining table right in the center of it all.

Those damn beams, they get me every time. Love how the headboard is framed out of rustic beam too!

Love the simplicity of this table.

These baskets are a yes!

and, I want this table just because.

Happy drooling. XO

Monday, January 11, 2010

New Year, New Me!

Well hello friends. It's been a while hasn't it. I had every intention of blogging on the 1st day of January, but obviously that didn't work out too well. So here I am a little more than a week late, but nonetheless I'm here.

For the return of Make It Monday I decided to post on baby projects because as you know I am expecting a little one in three short months. My mom and I will putting together the room in the coming weeks- before and after photos to follow.

Here are a few sewing projects I will be sure to make as soon as I find the perfect fabric.

Love this Amy Butler baby bag pattern.

and this hooded towel. Plus her fabric is just too cute.

I have an old dresser that is currently being redone and will perfectly fit this changing station.

and when I'm on the go I'm sure to not leave home without one of these changing pads.

and finally I've heard babies love a snuggler.

Well, I will be hunting for fabric this week and then the sewing craze will begin.

Wishing you a wonderful day.