Friday, February 27, 2009

The Missing Link

I can't help but wonder if everything my be right in my world if only I owned this cookware...
Crate and Barrel


1. While I do really like the bag, I love the frame in the background more and doesn't it look like it just has glass and nothing else in it? I like that. {Pravania}

2. I am totally in love with these dolls. They are adorable. I don't know if there's anything more that needs to be said about them. Go take a look at the rest of them. You'll like them too. {Simpli Jessi}

3. Pretty vintage earrings at a great price. I may just treat myself. {Dibabeads}

4. A moss hanging initial, what a fun and simple idea. {SimpleSweetDesign}

5. Custom made house slippers that are ever so fashionable. I'm the kind of crazy person who's clothing ensemble has to match even at home so...{elephant and chickpea}

Shop Therapy

I could use a little shop therapy today so I'm just going to post a few things to make me happy today.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Bloom Time

I don't think I've mentioned this before but I could be wrong. I'm too lazy to take the time to look back over my previous posts to be sure. We have cherry tree in our yard. It has the most magnificent flowers. Each year I look forward to its bloom time and never am I disappointed.

Over the years I have come to know things about our tree. As soon as it blooms, we will have a heavy rain. I used to worry that the rain would ruin all of the blossoms but it doesn't. For the last two years ladybugs have used its trunk for the beginning stages of their life cycle. Finches visit each afternoon to sample it's nectar and the number of bees in that one tree in a single afternoon makes a music that has to be experienced to be appreciated.
Susannah Tucker Photography

Monday, February 23, 2009

Little House Love

Oh, I wonder if Husband would consider modifying our mini guest house to look like this! It's a beauty.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


I love the color of these walls!!
House Beautiful

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Immediate Gratification

And because I always have more than one plan working at a time, here's a picture of the direction I want to take our front bathroom. It was the first room I painted, baby blue. The kids were young, it was cute. Pottery Barn goldfish themed. Now their not so young and I'm ready for a bit of sophistication in there. The problem. It's not just paint and a new curtain. I always want more, new tile in the shower and on the countertop, a larger sink and a beautiful mirror. Money is tight here just like it is in many homes right now so I'll continue to plan the major changes and in the mean time, I think I'll grab some fabric for a new curtain and a gallon or two of paint for some immediate gratification.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Stuck in the Mud

It's been raining here quite a bit. I'm not complaining. We really need it. It does however make it a bit difficult to begin a yard redo. The rain has however given us more time to think and plan. Isn't this garden lovely?

More Planning

Doing a little research for the garden over the rainy weekend. These are the outdoor light replacements that are in the running.

Friday, February 13, 2009


Love, love, love this photo. There's so much to look at and it leaves me dying to know their story.
The 10 Cent Designer

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Ladies & Gentlemen,

Speaking of travel, aren't these great?! Vintage travel booklets found at Ladies and Gentlemen.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Been dreaming of a get-a-way with Husband. I am making a plan and will be putting it into action and I mean soon. Life just keeps on going by if you don't and you know what they say...there's no time like the present, make it happen, live for today, and on and on and on go the justifications. You'd be appalled to hear that Husband and I have never in our 8 years of marriage been away for a night alone together aside from our 1 night honeymoon. I only recently came to this realization and it is unacceptable!

ps.-Husband, take note.
James Merrell

Monday, February 09, 2009

Academically Inspired

Friday we took the children to Berkeley where we met one of my sisters and then headed over to the campus to look around. The library was especially enthralling with those great lights on each table, leather covered doors with nailhead trim and the beautiful clock. It was fantastic.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Compiling a Garden

This garden space has it all. The pebbled paths, raised beds and a large variety of plants. I adore it's structure and the way that everything is spilling out of said structure. Husband likes the sitting area and would even like it more with the addition of a fire pit.

Monday, February 02, 2009


Husband found this inspiration for our garden cottage. Of course ours won't need wheels. It will however serve many purposes as a guest space with it's loft bed area and a playhouse for the children. I'll keep you posted.
Tumbleweed Houses