Friday, April 30, 2010

DIY Box Full of Fun

I think a little box full of goodies is about the best gift you can give or receive. The fun of finding treasure upon treasure all confined to a small space is exhilarating!

 You can find this diy box at Creature Comforts. Ez is amazingly talented and I love her blog. She gives a complete list of what's included in this box and links to free printables for the tags. Could it get much better? No, not today.

Get Your Big Hat Ready

The Kentucky Derby is tomorrow. I really enjoy watching the race and really, really enjoy the amazing hats. It's on my bucket list.

Photos from here
Photo from here

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mish Mash

I've got a lot on my mind lately. I'm going back to school soon. I'm patiently waiting for warmer days to complete some home projects. My children are growing up too fast. And I just have this basic feeling of unrest. Either something big is going to happen or I'll have a panic attack. But I'll cope either way and continue to find pretty stuff that I want. Like this houndstooth bedskirt...
Photo from here

And these pallet pieces. (If anyone in my small farm town saw these being used as high fashion items they would laugh themselves silly. Seriously. These are lying on the side of the road around here. I've always thought they had an untapped beauty to them.)
Photos from here

I have a chair that has not held up nearly as well as it should have. So now I'm going to have to slip cover it and I would love to do it in a diagonal stripe. Now the problem is finding diagonal stripe fabric that is affordable. This fabric is only sold in England. Not so affordable. But amazingly beautiful.
Photo from here

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


This beautiful window display is from Anthropologie, of course. Do you think it comes in a size 2?

And for another, completely different, Wow, read my sister-in-law, Kayla's, story of racing in the Boston Marathon. You will be inspired!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Interior Styling

Do you ever check out Flickr? There are a few groups that I keep my eye on. Lately I'm viewing the Interior Styling set. There are some beautiful vignettes like these...

Monday, April 26, 2010

Blog Adoration

I can't get enough of Dottie Angel today. I want to be able to coordinate multiple florals like she does. And I love the vintage pillowcases she uses. I've got my collection started.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Yay For Weekends!

I don't have much planned for the weekend and that's just the way I like it! Here are some pretties to keep you happy...

Who doesn't need a zebra pinata?

Which would you rather have? A wedding inspired by lemon meringue pie or a China cabinet? Both are beautiful!

A local shop that I MUST go to this weekend. If you're in the Treasure Valley, stop by The Brass Razoo and say hi to Elise, she's awesome.

And you have to read this 4 part birth story from CJane. I love birth stories:)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


So much to love about this room. The amazing rug, the worn leather sofa, the '54', the dark floors...I could go on and on!

And isn't this wall color beautiful? The black chairs with the white table are a nice touch.

And the orange/sky blue combo! Ugghhh, it's killing me with simple beauty!!!
Photos from here

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Open Wide

Oh, what I could cook up in a kitchen this open and bright! 
photo from here

If you want to see what I would cook in this or any kitchen check out my food blog, Food Diva.
It's yummy!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Dreamy Whites

I stumbled upon this blog  today and I'm so happy I did. It truly is full of "Dreamy Whites". I want to spend my summer lounging on her slip-covered sofa, with my shoes off, of course.

Check out her living room tour here

I Like

Find it here

Friday, April 16, 2010

Trompe L'oeil (A French Term For Fool or Trick the Eye)

I adore this hand-painted dresser. I really want to try it out.
Photo from here

Buy here

This one cracks me up!
Go here to see how they did this.
This is amazing and trippy...
Go here to see more of Felice Varini's amazing art. I love it!

And I love this unique building...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Summer Skirts

This summer I vow to wear more skirts. And I vow to learn to make the perfect skirt. Well, perfect as in, "I have nothing else to wear so I'll wear my favorite skirt!" Check out these pretties...

Aren't these perfect for summer? And they are from LL Bean. I don't think I've looked at an LL Bean catalog since the 90's.
Love this simple skirt. And she claims it only takes 20 minutes to make. You can find the instructions here.
Photo from here
Click here for another awesome skirt tutorial, with pockets!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Birdie With A Yellow Bill

My friend, Raquel, sent me this picture and I think it captures Spring perfectly....

Monday, April 12, 2010


Because you can't help it when you find inspiration as pretty as this...

Photos from here

A romantic roof-top party in the city would be wonderful!

And Amy Atlas can set up a table like nobody's business!
Just add twinkling lights and some music and you've got yourself a party!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Sarah Jane Studios

If I had to decorate a nursery, it would be inspired by these prints from the amazing artist and illustrator, Sarah Jane....

Don't you love them? I want to put them on my little boy's walls, but he's into spiders and tractors and all things dinosaur. Maybe I can convince him that paper dolls like to ride John Deere tractors.
You can buy her prints here.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Refashion Trend

This is a band wagon that I'm jumping all over. I love the current refashioning craze. I just wish my sewing skills were better. Because I really want to turn this...
into this....

Don't you think that is amazing?!? This is from the wonderful blog, Adventures In Dressmaking. I'm so happy there are such talented people out there in blogland, like Suzannah, who are willing to share. And she likes ruffles. My kind of girl!
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