Monday, January 31, 2011

Be Mine

Valentine's at my house...
This is my favorite table to decorate in my home.
I made these hearts out of scrapbook paper and strung a ribbon through the middle.  
Another use for scrapbook paper besides scrapbooking. I have stacks of paper but never scrapbook.

Friday, January 28, 2011

I Feel A Project Coming On....

I have a thing for monograms. Any time I see a cool new project using letters I have to try it.
Guess I'll be heading to the craft store again.
I forgot to get glitter anyway.

Photo and instructions found here
glitter monogram cake topper
Photo and instructions found here

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Hang It Up

I often think to myself, "I would really like to hang up pictures or photos and not put holes in them from tacks."
Now I can.  I'll take about 50.
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Once upon a time I grew some paperwhites in the middle of winter. I thought they were lovely and smelled wonderful. Someone else in my home objected to my beautiful paperwhites. So I didn't grow them.
That person is not here to object so I think I want to grow some again.
Photos from here
Instructions on how-to-grow paperwhites here
Photo from here

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Little Pick-Me-Up

I just read this blog post from Leslie of Color Me Pretty about her inspiration technique she used for her studio. I love the yellow/brown/grey combo. It really gave me a jolt of motivation for my own workspace. This is the perfect time of year to spruce up your home to keep you from getting down during these grey, cold months.
I'm loving the yellow.
What about you, what gets you motivated during these long winter days? 

Photos from here

Friday, January 21, 2011

Yay For Friday!!!

My headboard obsession continues. This one speaks to my "farm-girl" side. I think I know where I can find a few boards, just like these, lying around.
Bonus of living in the country!
Photo from here
You got big plans for the weekend? Tomorrow I'm going to a fondue restaurant with some amazing friends and my amazing-er boyfriend. I've never been to one so I'm super excited.
Mmmm, cheese and chocolate!
(Hopefully not mixed together)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Ugh! I Want To Go Shopping!!!

I was doing some online window shopping at my fav-o-rite store, Anthropologie, and I thought, "Why don't I add up what all these clothes that I'm drooling over would cost me?"
So I did. And now I'm.....
Easy Cargo outfit: $592.00

Femme Utility outfit: $354.00
Hood + Scarf outift: $928.00
Vested + Belted outfit: $821.00
Collar + Flare outfit: $761.00

Grand Total: $3,456.00 ! ! !


Well, maybe just these. At $168 they don't sound so bad anymore.  

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Room & Board (& Batten)

I'm going to be working on an entry way project in the near future and I came across these photos using board and batten. I think this is the solution the entry is screaming for me to use. It's inexpensive but doesn't look it.
And it really refines a room, don't you agree?

Photo found here
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Photo and instructions found here
board and batten
Photo and instructions found here
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

So Pretty It Must Smell Good

Sometimes I see something and the packaging is so pretty I don't really care what it is. As long as it's legal. This is one of those somethings.
 I want to pull this hand cream out of my purse just so people will see how pretty it is. And they will think all the stuff in my purse must be super pretty. Sometimes I'm shallow like that.
 And I'm ok with that! Because it's pretty.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Don't Be Such A Chicken

We've got chicken pox at our house!
So in honor of the fun sickness, I'm celebrating all things "Chicken" from ETSY.
Two Chicken -Limited Edition Print
Picture from here
Chicken Vinyl Wall Decal
Wall decal from here
6 Natural Wood Eggs - Play Food - Pretend Play
Egg toys from here
vintage CHICKEN baby chicks women's t shirt  farming American Apparel   small, medium, large, xl
Shirt from here
Hen and Rooster Set Prints (2 Prints 5x7) (Yellow and Brown) (Modern French Style)
Prints from here
Two Hot Chicks, Red Plaid, Hand screened towel
Towel from here

Friday, January 14, 2011

Organization Heaven

Call me crazy or OCD or whatever, but these pictures make me extremely happy. Maybe even excited.
And I know a few of you feel that way too.


One of the products of yesterday’s still life experiment. I’ve always been a big sucker for color.

Great job!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Small Kitchen Fix

Once upon a time I lived in a teeny, tiny house with an even teenier, tinier kitchen. I wanted to do built-in benches so we didn't have to move the table away from the wall every time we needed to sit around it.
It didn't happen because we moved. :(
But I still love the idea of built-ins.

Photo from here

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I'm loving this mix of cool green walls with the blue/white stripes. So cheery!

 Photo from here
I know this isn't a "built-in" but I love the sofa pulled up to the dining table.
That would be my spot at the table.

Photos from here

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I A "Door" This Idea!

Hey! I have a paneled door that is screaming for some attention. I'm so happy Apartment Therapy did a post on what to do with my door.
Now the weather needs to warm up a little so I can get creative!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Maybe Because My Last Name Is Norwegian

I'm loving Scandinavian blogs today. They know how to do "white" right.
I love the simplicity in design and color.
Makes me want to go to IKEA!
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