Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Where am I?

Things at work have taken a change -for the better!- and I've been super busy. No time for blogging or emailing my poor Peen.
I miss the gym at 5:30. I am tired earlier at night. But I'm finally starting to do what I have wanted to do for a long time. And I Like It. Although working 2 jobs and still learning one is a lot on a girl who turns 30 in T-minus 4 days.
Birthday will be spent on the beach with some of my besties with a cute little 1 year old and I am so excited for the sun, fun, sand, sea.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Needed Reminder

Last night I fell into a deep funk. One of those that comes outta no where and has no real reason. I hate those. Woke up today much better and found this lovely image over on This Full Life, my new favorite blog. ;) I hope I can remember this often and let it be my new mantra.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Babies babies everywhere...

My best friend is preggers. What can I say? I look at her as I always have, to me she doesn't look any different, but she is. She has become a mom. She will soon have a baby boy and I am more excited about this than she will ever know.

This was the girl I met in 6th grade and I knew we would be friends. BEST friends. We snuck out of her house in 7th grade so I could meet the boy I wanted to "date" (Mind you my parents caught us walking to the school to meet "boy"). She did anything for me that I asked, or that came to her mind. We lived together after college and "rode out" our twenties, through our trials and happiness and never skipped a beat. She is strong and smart and we both come from our grandmother's generations- loving family, friends, and tradition. She will be a great mom. And more than anything, I am so proud of her and am so happy for what is all to come.

Congrats to LJ and THef. They are imbarking on the ride of their life and all their friends and family are ready to jump on and go for a spin!! Yahhh!!
p.s. dang my garden looks good! :)

Monday, May 17, 2010

inspiration & shout outs

I was thinking for the guest room - I am in love with this bedding - from Target!

and these to go above the couch... gorgeous !

That's all for today friends. All I can muster on this rainy Monday.

But of course, I must give a birthday shout out to my friend, blogger extra-ordinaire Jamie over at isuwannee.blog. I am so proud to say I knew her before she took over the blog world.

And also - shout out to my friend, HGC- I love you and hope you have a great day :)
Here's to you my friend!

Always remember to dance like no one is watching! :)

Get it girl!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

reunited and it feels so good...

Charged up that battery and started snapping last night at like ohhh 11 pm. Since I've had this blog I have not added one pic of my home. Welcome, friends!

Hutch in Kitchen...Craigslist find that I'm most proud of. And my Ina autographed wooden Christmas tree...

Living Room pillows. Green ones came all the way from India. Turquoise ones made by mom. She might take 2 years, but she can sew. Pay little attention to the lamp with no shade. We are in a recession and a case of 2 buck chuck was more important last month...
seeing this picture makes me realize how much work this room really needs!

Guest Room - new valance made by mom. Need more color other to compliment --- I am totally stuck.. Recommendations?

Dining room is complete. For now. Love the valances with the shutters. My dream is complete....Just need to work on the floor. Always something.

My bookcase. Is it totally discombobulated? Each shelve feels like it has its own personality....

Dining room table flowers. Everyone must have peonies in their yard. Heaven right outside my front door.

Lastly...He loves getting his picture taken, can't you tell?

17 days...

So my birthday is rapidly approaching and I am trying not to whimper and loose my breathe after each time I think 30. I can never think of gifts I would like when asked, so today a few things came to me, and I am going to post them here so I won't forget what I (want) think would be acceptable gifts for me on May 29. (no hint dropping here)...

a fun picnic basket...i prefer blue or green.

2 nice chairs for the patio, lake/ocean view not included, sad face.

Sam Edelman's black flats...

pottery barn outdoor serving pieces... love the round piece!

gorgeous find on etsy.com.
the hubs doesn't know it, but i'm starting a tradition where each bday he buys me a piece of jewelry from a wonderful designer on this glorious site...last year - bracelet, this year hopefully this beaut.

happy hump day!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Just Wondering...

If they would adopt me. I mean what is one more when you have 7?
PS - THE BATTERY CHARGER WAS DELIVERED TODAY. super excited to take some pics tomorrow of our garden progress...

Desperately Seeking Camera Battery Charger...where are you?

So the camera battery charger did not come by the weekend. I am going to thru major camera withdrawl. I realized I haven't taken a picture since January. A LOT has happened since then. Hopefully it is coming this week. We are co-hosting a little wedding shower/celebration for the hubs oldest friend, RBeaud and his bride to be CC.

It's going to be pretty backyard casual chic. Hopefully we can pull off a pretty special event for a great couple! And HOPEFULLY come Monday, I will have some pictures for everyone...Until then, it will be mostly -

a little bit of this

quiet a few of these

with the boys probably stay out too late playing this -

and these hanging in the trees -

Friday, May 7, 2010

happy weekend

winston will be filled with steeplechase excitement, wedding excitement and mother's day excitement this weekend. i just wanna lay in either of the above until monday... praying my camera battery charger arrives today in the mail so i can take 548 pictures and upload them all to this blog. i have been without a camera since january. and i'm over it.

peace out...

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wednesday's Grace

What a wonderful video of Stephanie Nielson (NieNie's Dialogues). Her story is such a testament and truly makes you realize there is someone up there.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Arm Candy

The MET Gala was last night and honesty, who cares what these girls are wearing, when it's all about the arm candy.

Love Diane and Josh. What an amazing looking couple.

Need I say ... anything??

Gwen and Gavin... couple of the decade.

Their pics have been showing up together everywhere - glad to see they are on for the moment. I might be her only fan, but us bootie girls gotta stick together.

Are your eyes burning? Although my brain is screaming once a dog always a dog, I'm swooning for these too.

Monday, May 3, 2010


the short hair on the model in the latest anthropologie catalog. She really makes me want to chop all the hair off....she makes it look so effortless and stylish.

I'm thinking....

about painting out front door...


any thoughts?

New blog found during search of images and great inspiration from (who would have guessed?) The Yellow Front Door.