Monday, November 30, 2009

How To Re-Do a Dining Room

Isn't this a fab dining room re-do? The settee is amazing. You can see all the before/after pics here. I love this blog. She has such an eye for color and pattern.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Photo from here

I'm thankful for a warm home, loving children, supporting family, friends who make me laugh, the guidance of my Savior, the gift of creativity and a way to share it.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Map Walls

My kids are always asking me where countries, states, oceans, lakes, anything is located on a map. I would love a huge map covering my wall so we could explore together. We love our globes but something spread across the room would just be so awesome. I love these rooms...

Photos from houzz

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Light in the Attic

I grew up with an attic bedroom. It was pink. Everywhere. Pink shag carpet, pink walls, pink bed spreads, pink curtains. All pink. And I loved it! I loved it when I was 5 and I loved it even more when I was 17. The pink is gone now. It was a sad day in our family so I wrote an ode to that lovely pink shag. My mom gave us all a carpet remnant and a copy of the poem for Christmas the year they re-decorated the pink room. We still call it the pink room and when I think about that room it's still pink in my mind.

Photos from Country Living

Photos from The Estate of Things

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

My Other Blog

Check out my food blog, Food Diva. You'll find amazing recipes for these...
or this... And many more equally delicious dishes. And a recipe for crack that you'll thank me for.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Friend Christmas Gifts

Do you give friend gifts? I love to make little treats for those closest to me but I want to make sure they are something they really like and not something that's going to be chucked the minute the door closes. Should I make something yummy? Should I give something like a bottle of rootbeer made to look like a reindeer with a card attached saying, "We're 'ROOT'ing for you to have a won'DEER'ful Christmas!"

What do you think about this d.i.y. s'mores kit? Would you make the s'mores or just stick them in your cupboard and find them 2 years later and then throw them out? (Not that I've done that)

I love these cake pops. But are they more for the kids than adults?
Photo from here. Original "Cake Pops" instructions.

Maybe a cute little jar of tiny cookies? And the glass jars are great for many other purposes.

Or go the non-food route and give a calendar? I love calendars *hint, hint*.
This calendar is beautiful, and I love it on the clipboard.

Another clipboard idea...
Whatever I decide it will be out of love and friendship. And if you do throw it away, just make sure I never know. :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Loving this...

almost as much as this...

and a little less than this...

Found here

Thursday, November 5, 2009

If You Are Stumped On What To Get Me For Christmas, Here Is My List...

Love these pretty necklaces. So original and beautiful!

I'm getting a huge kick (hahaha!) from this butter dish

Any of these keys would do....

But the turquoise one is especially beautiful and so my style.

This is just about the sweetest cupcake plate ever! My cupcakes would look even yummier.

This seriously cracks me up! I love a good, crazy piece of jewelry. And it's on a Scrabble tile, genius.

Beautiful!!! And Pendelton wool. Could it get better? Maybe if it were bigger and I could put a coordinating wallet inside, then it's better.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Something For My Kitchen

I've been looking for a print to put in my kitchen above my kitchen sink. It is a very important place because we do not have a dish washer so we spend a lot of time at our sink, staring at the blank wall. I would like something bright and fun. I went to etsy to see what I could find...

This one is nice and simple. I like the retro feel.

The next two are from the same artist. I really like all her work.

I love this print! I think because it's unexpected for a kitchen. I want to be unexpected.

This print is for my children. Maybe it will sink in while they are laboring away. I'm not past using mind-games on my kids.
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