Monday, June 29, 2009

Why didn't I think of this....

Little appetizer plates for the top of your wine glass. Brilliant. Now you aren't stuck grazing by the food table because you don't have a free hand. Bonus: They are made out of Acacia wood. Which, I had never heard of, but just googled and it is environmentally friendly. So funny. I know some boys that might need to be gifted a set of these at Christmas.

Friday, June 26, 2009

A hobo would never be able to afford this HOBO

This purse is amazing. I held it (and pretended it was mine) as I walked around Blue Seven last weekend. It really is the softest leather I have ever touched. The perfectly placed compartments inside for all your things. A beautifully designed purse. I have a very warm place in my heart for this delicious bag. I love HOBO. But man, they come with a hefty price tag that is just way out of my budget. A girl can dream, right?

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Package reveal

Anyone who knows me well, knows that I can't commit to the idea of "permanent" home decorating. This is the ONLY place in my life that I welcome change. My mother just laughs because she is used to the revolving door and it drives my husband absolutely nuts. So the idea of putting something on my wall that is removable....well, it's like they invented it for me! I thought I would try this out after doing some pretty extensive research online. I love the idea of stenciling but it is far to permanent for my taste and I hate, hate to paint. These removable wall applications did the trick. Affordable and they come in a variety of colors, patterns, etc. I am very pleased with the finished product. Even up close they look like paint. Only drawback, installation. I won't lie, they are a bi**h to put up. Patience isn't my strong suit but I managed to get them up on my own without tearing them. Wall Slicks is the company if you are interested in checking them out.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Packages and Portabellas

Today was a good day. We sold the last two large items leftover from our garage sale. Zach and I both received UPS packages when we got home. **Contents to be disclosed at a later date.
And we grilled out.......marinated portabella mushrooms. Yum.

Monday, June 22, 2009

I heart hair accessories!

My new headband that Layni made for me. Very fitting I think.
She is sewing all sorts of cool things these days and
I am thrilled to be the recipient of some of the finished products.
Thanks, buddy.

Friday, June 19, 2009

My ride

complete with bell

and it's very own basket

This was my birthday gift from my dear husband last year.
I have been wanting a vintage looking bike for a while now.
Huffy isn't exactly "vintage" but it serves the purpose and who could resist that color!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Tweet, tweet

West Elm birdies
I think my dad could totally make me a set of these.
Hint, hint!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Natalie Clutch

Today may be the only day I have ever wished I could sew. This purse is adorable. I love the colors and textures combined with that button. Etsy has everything.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Vintage Type

What a great idea! I really love vintage wooden type but have had a really hard time locating a set. We have a few stray metal letters but I think the wooden ones have a lot more character.

Ashes of American Flags

Andy & Zach + weird guy in the background

Layni, myself and Jennifer

It's been a long time coming. Wilco did not disappoint.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


I don't get all the hype surrounding the bacon chocolate combination. It seems that everywhere I turn that it is. Bacon on top of chocolate chip cookies. My husband's boss brought back a chocolate and bacon candy bar from Santa Fe. I even read something about it in one of my magazines. I like bacon. Correction. I love bacon. But under no circumstances do I want to enjoy it with a side of chocolate. Call me close-minded. Bacon is meant to be enjoyed with an nice omelet or on your hamburger or BLT.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Red Carpet Roll Out......

Today is my 100th blog entry. Sounds cliche but I really can't believe it. I have had more fun with this blog over the last 9 months. My followers mostly consist of my family and friends but hopefully there is one reader out there that finds something I post interesting or something they didn't already know. So, in honor of my 1ooth post I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite things. This is obviously just a small sampling. But here are a few of my latest obsessions and hopefully a few future "possessions".

1. Zach - I think the photo speaks for itself. He is one of the people that encouraged me to start doing this. I also have him to thank for all the pretty design work you look at. Thanks for the photo, Layni.

2. Anything related to home decorating, DIY or remodeling. I can't quit thinking about all the stuff I want to do to our house. The list is forever long. Frankly, I think my husband is starting to get irritated. He would have been fine stopping after the kitchen was complete. These people are amazing. My design heroes. And their house is the same age as ours.

3. Blue Seven - Where I spend quite a lot of time (and money). There is always something new and unexpected. The people that work there are awesome and so welcoming. I will give my money to support a local business like that anyday.

4. Anthropologie and equally as wonderful Urban Outfitters. Anyone who reads this blog knows how I feel about Anthropologie. I love, love that store.

5. Books. And after looking at this photo - obviously knick knacks can be added to the list.
6. Food. We are foodies. Good food is important to us, therefore I tend not to have a problem spending money on something that serves as our main source of entertainment. Yes, we are those annoying people that take photos of their food.

7. Throw pillows. I can't stop. I love nothing more than to have an eclectic grouping on my couch. I don't think I have ever been to Target, Pottery Barn or Pier 1 without looking at the pillows.

8. Big jewelry. Rings, earrings, bracelets. The gaudier the better.

9. TOMS. Well, all shoes really. I don't discriminate. My aunt and cousin both purchased their first pair of TOMS while in Oklahoma for my brother's wedding. At Blue Seven. Starting to see a trend?

10. Anything in pairs. I have no idea why. I like the idea of two of something. Like these ceramic cranes or the penguins. It is totally cheesy.

11. Hibiscus. My favorite flower. I always buy myself a really nice one from Horn Seed at the beginning of the summer. The first year we were married, before we had purchased a home, one was actually stolen off our front porch. We used to joke that some homeless man probably gave it to his girlfriend b/c it was in bloom and so pretty.
11 blooms! I know, what a dork.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Button up

There is something so cool about old buttons or even new ones with character. I love this brooch. Could also be worn in your hair or attached to a throw pillow. OOHHHH! I really think I could make something similar. My grandmother could sew. Amazing talent. I remember in the summer I would sit with her upstairs in her sewing room. She had a huge jar full of buttons. Something that I wished I would have appreciated then. Now, I would love to fill a square vase with unusual buttons.