Friday, January 30, 2009

Lazy Days

I hope your weekend includes sleeping late and enjoying lazy breakfasts. Mine certainly will.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

Often when I am reading a book I think about the impact it has on me and who I am. Right now I am listening to an audio book of Barbara Kingsolver along with her husband and daughters, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. I highly recommend it especially the audio version in this case more so than the book. It's so personal that way. The book is about this family's year of eating local foods. It has an amazing amount of information about how our food culture has changed in the last hundred years or so and how it's coming back around now.

What impact do I think this book is having on me? Well, maybe we'll plant some more vegetables into that new backyard garden and expand our little postage stamp veggie garden a bit.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A House With No Name

{Pantile Cottage from Math Paul's photostream @ Flickr}

This adorable home has a name. I want a name for our adorable home. I've been waiting for just the right one to come to me for a couple of years now. I've just shared this information with Husband this evening so maybe he'll come up with something. I know he'll be able to think of little else until it's decided.

*Update-I've mislead you...this is not my house but one I admire.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Little Yellow Bird

Right now I am LOVING the art of Joetta. The thoughts expressed in her art are ones that many of us can relate to at some point. These pieces and many more can be purchased from her Etsy shop, Bird and Bear and be sure to check out her blog, Little Yellow Bird.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Love at First Sight

I've never seen a sink like this. I'm in love.
City Sage

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

In the Garden

We're in the planning stages for the garden still so I'll be collecting my favorite images to compile from them the most perfect garden for our space.

What is it that I love about this one? The brick path, the layering of the hedge and the greenery on the arch and especially the way that the path leads to the house in the background.
Domino via Oliveaux

Monday, January 19, 2009

Enjoying the Journey

Family friends packed their two children (ages 3 and 3 months) into their car, attached a trailer to the back loaded with all of their belongings and started a trek across the country from Maine to California. This is a perfect travel journal for that trip although I'd imagine they might need a few extra pages because it had to be quite an experience!
Journey Journal

Thursday, January 15, 2009

A Mere Formality

Miracles do happen! Husband is excited about my idea for a formal garden in the back yard rather than grass with flower beds on the perimeter. Now, mind you, I've been bringing up this idea about every 6 months for the last 3 years. I know that persistence pays off.

Now for the list. I'm making it big, I think I'll end up with more that way. We need a fountain, a bird bath, a koi pond, a shaded sitting area, a small house looking building (I'm not sure what for quite yet) and lots and lots of plants!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Stuck on the Moon

Wouldn't this would make an adorable adjoining bathroom to yesterday's post?

Monday, January 12, 2009

Little One in the Moon

Oh, the room that I might put together around this beautiful baby bed! I'm seeing black and white striped walls, a plush carpet and not much else. I guess you really wouldn't need much decoration with this as the focus.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Simply Elegant

Simply Elegant posted this week about this space and I've been stuck on it. I grew up in an old house with paneling and doors like this and so it's what I long for. I know it's cliche but just look at it. Wide planked wood floors, dark wood door with panels that compliment those similar to it on the walls. The color of the room, the light fixtures. . . and on and on I could go. Beautiful.
Location Works

Tuesday, January 06, 2009


I try to carry a soft tape measure with me always. I have them in my purses. I have one on my desk. I keep one on the table next to the couch so when I'm shopping on line and I wonder 'how big is that, exactly?' I can figure it out. This is so me.

Monday, January 05, 2009


I think I'll have a name plaque made for my office desk, upstairs, in my house. I love it. It's so official.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

What Day is It Anyhow

My posting will be a little sluggish for the next few days as I try to get out of this perpetual Saturday feeling and back on a schedule of some sort. I love this image by Photo Zoo as I can totally relate.

Thursday, January 01, 2009