Monday, August 30, 2010

Just another Manic Monday...

Back to school for the kiddos...
I started my day off with a big cup of java.
So much for me quitting.  Isn't it a necessity for the first day of school anyway?  Just sayin..

Today was a good day.  Crazy busy, but nice.  Both of my kids started new schools so I'm curious about the outcome.  I think I was just as nervous as them.  So back to school inspirations are my theme today.
Here is a cute homemade lunch bag I found @ Purlbee.
The tutorial is also posted.

Cupcake anyone?

Then the whole chalkboard thing has me thinking...PAINT!
All of the ideas are superb!

Now I'm off to make my little family dinner and I'll also be babysitting tonight.
Just call me busybee today...I'm sure I'm not alone.

Photos courtesy of,, photobucket, manolohome.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Entering the mind of a Genius...

I am holding back my shouts of joy as I write this.  I came across this delightful gem this morning and I WILL be purchasing some of her items.

This woman, this

Debbie Dusenberry of Curious Sofa

I ran into her work via HGTV and her vintage kitchen that looks like it was straight out of a romance novel.  See...

Then from there I went on to take a sneaky peak at her website and long behold...





And the list goes on.  She has a blog but I find it hard to connect with those who only have RS Feeds.
I do know this...I'm in love.

Photos courtesy of HGTV and Curious


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A wee bit of me Wednesday..

Oh I look forward to Wednesdays just for this post. It's so pleasant getting to know people just a little bit better...

{one} what was your favorite birthday gift?
My favorite Bday gift was my Chanel Sunglasses from my hubby. They have since been lost. But I had them for 2 years. I cried when I lost them.
{two} have you ever been cow-tipping or snipe-hunting?
um nope. What is snipe-hunting?

{three} what’s the strangest talent you have?
I can bend just the very tip of my finger (at the first joint) all by itself, to a 90 degree angle.

{four} what are your favorite kind of chips?
{five} do you know any tongue twisters?
Shelly sells seashells by the seashore. Um that's it...haha!

{six} what was the last movie you saw in a theater?
"Eat, Pray, Love" with Julia Roberts.
I have to say it was better than I though it would be.

{seven} do you collect anything?
I've attempted old coins and got to two of them, and quit. Next in line would have to be Monopoly.
I have about 5 different types. I <3 that game!

{eight} what is something you wish you were better at?
I wish I was better at sewing. I've always admired those that can sew a cute dress togethor
or make a costume, or even a pretty throw.

{nine} what’s the worst habit you have?
No self control when it comes to chocolate. I can eat, and eat, and eat!

{ten} when you wake up, what is the first thing you think?
If it's a work day, "I don't want to work!" If not, than "I'm so glad I'm not working today!"

That was fun!
Photos courtesy of Photobucket.

Girls need a little anthropologie in their lives...

Have I mentioned that anthropologie is my favorite store? Well it is. Last week a girlfriend and I went parading around the town and when we got to this store we spent nearly an hour just browsing around, oohing and aahing at everything in sight. It was her first time, it was not mine. She is now hooked and I can't stop thinking about how a new fall wardrobe from there would suffice.

A little touch of jewelry won't hurt.

Even though their home decor is fantastic, I don't think I'm alone when I say that most of their stuff can be duplicated for little to no cost.

Still a little splurge here and there is always nice.

So much for dreaming.
Now off to earn that cash that keeps eluding me.

Photos courtesy of Photobucket and Anthropologie

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

We could all use a little romance...

Romantic scenes in movies take me away just as photos of dreamy rooms do. Chandeliers not only add that touch of love, but so do the soft colors and fabrics. Take a moment to enjoy this splendor in the grass...

Photos are courtesy of Traditional Home Magazine