Friday, May 28, 2010

Food Friday... Warm Weather Coming...

and I'm ready to eat lots and lots of salad! I love salad, but I have to admit they need a good dressing. If I have to go way low fat/low cal- it ruins the entire meal. Here are a few different salads I'm craving right now. What do you love to eat in the summer?

Candied Bacon Salad

Farro Salad
Asian Noodle Salad
Horiataki Salad
Happy Eatin'!
all images and recipes Jamie Oliver

Thursday, May 27, 2010

How Refreshing...

A summer gourmet snow cone business! I think this would be a hit in my area! Fresher than Fresh Snow Cones are made using all natural syrups made from fresh fruit and herbs. A sample of their gourmet flavors:

Don't they all sound so yummy! Now I must look for a trailer, learn to make unique flavor combinations, purchase a shaved ice machine and set-up shop! Ok, so I know I won't be able to open my own, but maybe they can open one here!


Wednesday, May 26, 2010


I'm loving my latest etsy artist. I was flipping through Body and Soul magazine and came across zJayne. zJayne offers several different products, but the "dryer pillow sheets" really caught my eye! What an adorable idea! Here's the low down on these sheets:

Upcycled, no new tShirts were harmed to make this item.
Made with recycled t-shirt sleeves, pieces and parts!

More Info:
Þ fragrant home grown organic lavender buds inside
Þ double secured (see last pic, separate sewn pouch inside)
– no buds sneaking their way out, no way, no how!
Þ Pillows are "reusable" not "refillable
Þ Keep in a covered container to last 4-6-12 mos.
- Renew them by scrunch/crunch
Þ eco-friendly
Þ pose as a quick sachet for camping, closets, car freshener, drawers and more. . .
Þ made with 100% upcycled tshirt material
Þ Size Approx. 4” x 4” each

Check out zJayne, and Etsy for all your gift giving needs!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Food Friday... Jam

Have you made home made jam? I really want to try it out, but I hear it can be a little tricky. I know there are easier versions like freezer jam and mini microwave jam. I'm just not too sure about these alternate methods. Do you have a tried and true recipe or cooking method?
Martha Stewart Peach Rosemary Jam
Martha Stewart Quick Strawberry Jam
Just in case you have better things to do then try your hand at jam making... you can always order from the delicious looking Lemon Bird Handmade Jams! Check out their site for unique flavor combinations!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Wedding Inspiration No. 1

If I ever have the opportunity to renew my wedding vows, this wedding will serve as inspiration. I'm in love with every detail of this forest wedding. From the feather save the date, to the table settings and floral arrangements, the use of moss and wood, antique containers and flatware. Perfection I say- perfection!
All images via Once Wed
Have a happy happy!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Summer Dining

Well it looks like we are going to have one more weekend of winter weather before our spring/summer temps stay around. I can't wait to dine outdoors like this image below. I guess on a positive note I still need to redo my table top that got ruined through the winter months, redo my seat cushions (that I just recovered last spring) and hang outdoor lights. It's important to look on the positive side of things right? Is your outdoor space ready for summer entertaining?

images via Country Living
I want to sip on one of those refreshing looking drinks!

Have a happy-happy!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Oh How Dreamy

I could do some serious dreaming, lounging and reading in this room. Every time I think I want to introduce color into my bedding, I'm reminded how much I love all white. This room is my new inspiration for a bedroom redo!
My apologies, I cannot remember where I found this image...
Happy Tuesday!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Make It Monday... Jewelry Frame

I've been wanting to create a frame to display my jewelry. I found these frames at Pottery Barn of all places and love the simplicity. Can you believe their frames range in price from $29 - $49 - Yikes! The junk store is calling my name for a frame and I already have the wire! I think I can pull off this project for no more than $5. Stay tuned for next Monday when I post pics of my DIY jewelry frame.

I'm also loving Modcloth's frame with the fabric insert... I might have to steal that idea.
and, two more inspiring images for jewelry display from the uber creative Knack Studios.

Have a happy-happy!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Food Friday- Meyer Lemons!

Happy Friday! The weather here is going to be beautiful this weekend. Sooo looking forward to enjoying some time outdoors, and we are finally planting our garden. I also have plans to use the meyer lemons I picked up from Whole Foods yesterday. There are so many yummy looking recipes, I'm not sure which one to try. Do I want to try cupcakes, pound cake, curd, sorbet... I hate decisions! I also found a lemon thyme water recipes, and a preserved lemon recipe. I will definitely try these as they are simple and won't add to the waistline!

But, before I get to the lemon pics... here is a pic of my little man smilin'! Went to the doc yesterday- he is a whopping 11 pounds- just like mommy he loves to eat!
Preserved lemons found here

Lemon Thyme Water found here

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes found here

Lemon Yogurt Anything Cake found here
Meyer Lemon Curd found here Meyer Lemon Coffee Cake found here
Lemon Icebox Cake Ice Cream found here
Meyer Lemon Bars found here
Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Amy Butler Wallpaper

Amy Butler has just launched a collection of wallpaper through Graham and Brown. Here is a sampling of the line which runs $80 for a double roll. What do you think? Could you envision a wall in your home covered in one of these fabrics?

Fountain Pattern

Lacework Pattern

Momento Pattern
Georgia Pattern

Temple Tulips

Monday, May 10, 2010

Make It Monday

This DIY chandelier is just up my alley. I found these images over the weekend via Kiss The Bride blog and would love to make something similar. The lowdown on these mason jar, reclaimed wood and sailor rope chandeliers can be found here . Make sure to check out this site for additional photos of this wedding and additional DIY projects this bride incorporated into her awesome day. I am adding this project to my to do list ASAP!

Happy Monday!