Sunday, March 28, 2010

Pantry Pleasure,,,

Pantry Pleasure...
I got inspired by a little lady at
check out my new and improved kitchen cabinets and island.
A place for everything and everything in its place.
I am such a sucker for pretty.
Happy Palm Sunday!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Napa Style...

Nappa Style...
I adore this catalog and on-line shoppe.
Thought I would share it with you.
How yummy is this french wine crate used as a side table.
This is so "office", but for the kitchen.
I love anything that is used in a different way then it was intended.
I use one of these old bathtub feet as a paper weight in my office
So much texture.
Heck of a coffee table,
comments on this piece would be endless.
These pendant lights just leave me speechless.
I think I have to have these just so
that I can host a cookies and milk party for the girls.
I would use these stools inside and out.
This is a spoon chandelier.
How fun is this?
Love anything with a religious icon,
and the fact that they are candles
just make them even more desirable to me.
I want this by every sink in my house!
This tray makes me long for muddy boots to slide off and stick inside.
Always love a demijohn
These inspire me to go to a yard sale or flea market
and buy every old drawer I can get my hands on.
Adore these plant markers.
It truly is all about the details.
So creative.
This site just really gets my mind reeling
with ideas to go out and be creative on my own,
and a good source when you just want it already!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Moi new Junque...

Moi new junque!
Went junkin' and this is what came home with me...
All the essential information...
I now possess.
Old, shabby black & white horse print
(I live in Kentucky, so anything that is old to do with horses is a keeper)
Perfectly imperfect frame
old service bell
I rang it last night for my girls when their dinner order was "up"
and they immediately came running for dinner.
Obviously a good investment when something helps me only say it once!
Ok, just look at this!
It is a VERY old, VERY industrial, and VERY chippy,
hair stylist cart.
It could not be any more perfect!
about had a heart attack when I spied it.
Who could give this up?
Looks so good with the daffodils from my yard,
some old books, and a piece of my sterling collection.
(Yes, another collection)
I love how the industrial beauty cart looks
with the refined feel of the sterling bowl.
These flowers are so beautiful they almost look fake.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Poor Barbie...

So, last night after girly girls are in bed fast asleep,
I am going through the house
making sure everything is tidy,
the lights are all out,
the doors are locked,
the animals are sleeping where they should be
(not where they want to be).
I find this...
At first, I thought what in the world is that?
We have dogs that shed, but not like that.
The further I go, the bigger the chunks.
I start to get really nervous...
Is this my three year old's golden, curly locks?
Nerves are gone, and panic has sunk in,
not realizing that the "hair" is straight.
And then, I found her...
a casualty dropped off in the hallway.
Emotions swirling.
Relieved that it is no hair of my girlies.
Sad for the eldest girlie who will not appreciate ANY part of this in the morning.
A bit proud that said three year old has her own sense of
creativity and definition of what is beautiful,
and a little alarmed that she had the scissors long enough to do all of this.
So, being the version of mommy that I am.
I clean the mess up.
Dispose of the body.
And hope no missing Barbie report is filed.
I mean isn't it a right of passage for all little girls anyway?
And after seeing her results from poor Barbie,
surely she will be scared away from trying this on herself.
So, really this is all kind of a good thing.
Yes, that's it!
That is what I will tell myself!
Wishing you all a lifetime of good hair days!
P.S. after initially posting this, I asked Mary-Morgen why she cut Barbie's hair.
Her reply was, "She was already ugly and her hair was in her eyes."
How can I be upset with total honesty?

Friday, March 19, 2010


Springtime is the land awakening...
No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~Proverb
Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush. ~Doug Larson
Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world. ~Virgil A. Kraft
The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring. ~Bern Williams
Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime. ~Martin Luther

And Spring arose on the garden fair, Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere; And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.

—Percy Bysshe Shelley

Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways.

The dry seasons in life do not last.

The spring rains will come again.

—Sarah Ban Breathnach

Sit quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.

—Zen saying

An optimist is the human personification of spring.

—Susan J. Bissonette

Spring’s greatest joy beyond a doubt is when it brings the children out.

—Edgar Guest

Spring is here, Ya'll!
Get out there and enjoy.