Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Back at It

Isn't this a great little girl work space? We're finally back to work on the final of the two girls' bedrooms in our house. I've taken a gigantic break from it as it's the bedroom of my two messiest. You have to physically clear a path to their beds at night to be sure they don't trip and fall in the dark if they have to get up.

I'm hoping for a miracle when it's all done, a clean(ish) room most days. We'll see.
Vintage Pleasure

Monday, December 29, 2008

Well Worn

Doesn't this look like a lovely kitchen? I'm a sucker for apron sinks and that worn in look on the cabinets.
Country Living

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Green with Envy

I'll now be on the look out for this book illustrated by Charley Harper until it's found for $10 or less. I don't want to sell it, I just want to have it. I'm so envious of Pigtown Design and her monthly book thing.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


I called my mother to offer her the remainder of my gift wrap from last year because I won't be using it and she laughed. Apparently not everyone is concerned with the color scheme under the tree. I just can't imagine.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Spreading the Love

Upon seeing the January issue of Living, I became obsessed with Orange Marmalade for gifting. It was time consuming (Husband and I drove 45 miles to get the right variety of oranges and that's just the beginning) but it wasn't all that difficult.

I have to say though that I quite possibly spent more time today trying to decide how to present the jars than I spent making it.
BBC Good Food

Thursday, December 18, 2008

A Head Start

I never know what I want until it's too late. So here's the start of next years' wish list.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


You may recall that I have a thing for Ikea and this is why. I get that it's been done but that just doesn't stop me

Monday, December 15, 2008

Working Hard or Hardly Working

Working hard for school. So here, I appear to be hardly working. More soon. Semester ends tomorrow.
1st Dibs, Jayson Home & Garden

Friday, December 12, 2008

Unsolicited Advice

This is not news but since it's Christmas time, maybe you'd like to know that this book is a great thing to add to your own Christmas list if you don't have it already. Even if it seems like a strange concept, trust me, it's great.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

It's Begining to Look a Lot Like?

I mentioned to Husband, a civil engineer, today that I think he should build me some houses so I can make these. To my surprise, he got right on it so I will soon have an adorable, nearly free collection (or set depending on how long it holds my interest). I've been in a Christmas decorating slump but no more. Yeah!

If you love them and want to save yourself the trouble of making your own, my new favorite online site, Jayson Home and Garden, offers them prefabricated with free shipping and they're perfect.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Assigned Seating

Aren't these great?! I don't think I'd want the numbering permanently but I don't see why sticker decals on the black chairs we have already wouldn't be fun for awhile.
Pottery Barn

Friday, December 05, 2008

Beautiful Bedroom

There is so much to love about this room, the wall color, the ceiling, the bed. I think though that my favorite parts are that mirror and that lamp. Fantastic! It's all so simple and still refined.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

A Little Bit of Holly

I love the photography for Holly Stalder's Etsy shop and her clothing line is just superb.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Ready, Set, Knit

Foggy day today, perfect for knitting. This year I vow to do something challenging, break away from the safety of scarves and blankets!
The Loop