Wednesday, March 31, 2010
With Spring(my new bf) upon us every morning I'm woken up to the birds chirping (no dog barking this morning, yah!). I think birds are definitely a spring staple in the decor department.
Here are a few favs I've run across.
Nice prints from Williams Sonoma Home.
Cute little wooden guys from Crate and Barrel.
These cute little guys from Crate and Barrel would make a fun tablescape or the tall guys would look fun on my mantle.
Notice the theme of 3's?
Makes me think of a great song -"Three little birds, sit by my doorstep - singing sweet songs - a melody pure and true - singing, this is my message to you you you. Singing don't worry about a thing - cause every little thing, is gonna be alright."
Ahhh Bob. You, me, the hubs, and some tasty beverages are going to have a nice time this weekend.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
That is at least 2 hours later than the dog. The neighbor's either sleep like rocks or the house is well insulated. From the looks of their recycling bin, I'm betting on the gin induced coma that keeps them from waking up.
The closeness of my 'hood is one of a kind, and what makes it truly special. But times like these at 5 am, makes me just want to go live somewhere with no neighbors at all.
Just something simple. But some ferns and colored something would be nice.
Easy peesy kitchen. heart the big sink.
lovely huge open rooms.
who doesn't love a hutch filled with blue and white goodness.
pics courtesy of Country Living Mag (is it obvious?)
ps. we have already priced out a privacy fence. Because they truly make the best neighbors.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Wed Mar 31 Sunny 73° 48° 0%
Thu Apr 1 Sunny 80° 53° 0%
Fri Apr 2 Sunny 84° 54° 0%
Sat Apr 3 Mostly Sunny 81° 54° 10%
Sun Apr 4 AM Clouds / PM Sun 79° 54° 10%
That is basically one big sunshine in your face.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
This show is fantastic. I only pray to the TV Guide that it will not be cancelled like my previous NBC Favorite. RIP.
Do you hear me people? I mean this show rocks. And almost every episode has a guest appearance by someone you know (Michael Imperioli, Elizabeth Moss, Alison Sweeney, Mya, Ben Stiller's parents, Erika Christensen, NJ Housewives Teresa & Jacqueline). And it would probably be a fun show to start a drinking game to considering it's based on a raging Irish family in New Jersey. Need I say more?
Monday, March 22, 2010
This weekend was so lovely. The weather was so nice this weekend when friends had us over for dinner they moved their dining room table onto their back deck. Literally took the leaves out and brought that biotch outside. I probably referenced Barefoot Contessa 8 times. Love you, Ina (& Jeffrey of course).
Southerners love a good outdoor space. A porch, a patio, a deck - some place to sit and enjoy the seasons and a cold beverage. The minute the weather turns for the best we are outdoors as much as possible. I'm obsessed with an outdoor space. These are a few of my favorites.
Ferns are my favorite. and the chairs.
Screens help to keep the bugs out. I could live in this room.
"vintage" furniture and bright pillows in ikat designs of different colors. I would just add a few lanterns and pillar candles for when the sun goes down. Put your feet up and have a rita.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
i could like make clothes and stuff and it would be so fantastic
i can’t do anything domestic except clean
i can barely cook. i can't sew i can't garden
Heather: that’s bc we weren’t born in 1920 dude
me: whatever peen, it should be things we know how to do
my mom didn't teach me squat
but she knows how to do all these things
Heather: I learned in home ec how to sue
but I don’t want to know
me: sew peen
it’s called sewing
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
A lucky green cardigan - which I am rocking today. no pinches here.
A lovely green room.
And of course, the yum in my tum.
And Last but not Least. This would be the most fabulous St. Patty's day accessory.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Reading the paper Sunday (i.e. clipping my coupons, hello mom?) I noticed their weekly ad and was impressed when I came across these lovely less expensive options:
So I decided today to go and check online to see what else there was out there. And low and behold. I hit the motherload.
Seriously - this is hot people.
Just call me the frugal fashionista. I'm sold.
Monday, March 15, 2010
It comes out my birthday weekend. 11 weeks from today. 11 weeks from today and I am turning 30 years old. Suuurriously, I am going to be 30 years old. I think it might take me 11 weeks to wrap my brain around that crazy truth.
A few weeks after this glorious date arrives, my besties and I are going to Cabos San Lucas for a "holy crap we are turning 30" holiday. Coronas, Margaritas, Tequila, spa visits, and immeasurable amounts of guacamole will welcome us to our new age. The best thing about being 30 is knowing I have been friends with these girls for over half my life now. Can't get much better than that. Besos!
Friday, March 12, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
I came to see you as fast as I could!
your smile melts my heart!
Always up for a good time.
And not scared to try anything.
Blowing bubbles at your first visit to our house.
Don't forget to eat your sweets, sweet!Happy birthday to my favorite 5 year old! Today you are 5 Laila!
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Please forgive the cheesey screensaver images...but you have to admit, they are quiet soothing...namaste.
p.s. 90210 is the JAM. holy cow. i love me some teenage drama. seriously. jasper = emily valentine to the 500th power. dang!
Monday, March 8, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
CAMERON: she can do no wrong with me. her hair was perfect and the dress is fantastic.
(Oscar De La Renta)
MILEY: I just wished she would stand up straight. Looks like she's been watching too much ANTM. Sometimes it's not good to listen to Tyra.
RACHEL: Good lord the colors and the earrings and omg I die. It looks like she was wrapped up in a watercolor canvas. Again, I die.
(Elie Saab Haute couture)
ZOE: Wow. Shades of Purple. Sparkles up top and Ruffles below. No words. I love it. And she has some serious eyelashes. Probably fake, but they rocked to me.
(Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci)
BEN: even better than last year as Joaquin. totally hilarious. I might be the only person left who hasn't seen this movie. And I really don't care to, I think James Cameron is a weirdo. There. I said it.
*the only thing harmed in the preparing of this meal was a lovely striped williams & sonoma dishtowel. poor guy got too close to the burner! almost experienced our first housefire. see:
as I am trying to become a better cook, the one thing that truly helps is music. i turn on some van morrison greatest hits and get in the zone. and it makes me think of when we have babes and cooking with them and having music playing in the background. makes me also think of my mom. she always had music on in the kitchen. lord, it's happening.
i'm turning into my mother.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
I can't help it. I'm a sucker for sweet sappy family shows. Too bad there's no Steve Martin like in the movie, but who doesn't love Craig T. Nelson? And I love Peter Kraus. Plus the mom from Gilmore Girls (Sorry I never got into that one).