Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Not sure what to do. I know it's out there, just not sure what "it" is. I work full time, I'm a wife and mother of two little ones. So, I'm in great need of some me time. In the short period after finishing his masters a few weeks ago, Hubby has already taken up skeet shooting, which he hopes to make a Sunday afternoon ritual (we'll see about that). Mom needs an outlet, too. So, dear readers (I know there are a couple of you!), what do you do that's totally for you, that is fun, engaging and doesn't get old? Have you made a New Year's Resolution and what is it? I would love to hear what folks are doing out there. Drop me a line!
Monday, December 29, 2008
Photo courtesty of Martha Stewart Living.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Tonight we are attending a holiday party and a holiday open house tomorrow. Lots to do. I love Christmas time!
Photo courtesy of Martha Stewart Living.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
A few weeks ago, I entered a contest to win a kitchen makeover. You had to submit an essay explaining why your kitchen deserves a makeover and include a photo. Yesterday was the deadline to enter and the top five finalists are supposed to be notified this week. Then, the grand prize winner will be announced on Saturday at the cabinetry store sponsoring the contest. I'm hoping to hear something today, but the later it gets in the day, the more I doubt I'll be chosen.
For inspiration, I included photos from the movie "Something's Gotta Give," which had one of the best film sets ever. I love this kitchen and dining room. Anyway, keep your fingers crossed that I hear something!
Photo courtesy of Archtectural Digest.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Image courtesy of www.tinyprints.com.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
In addition to boxwood wreaths, I also like magnolia wreaths, from The Magnolia Company. They have some beautiful wreaths and home décor. We currently have a faux pepper berry wreath hanging on our front door, but it has seen better days. Depending on how well it does this year, we may have to retire it soon.
Photo courtesy of The Magnolia Company.
Photo courtesy of Food Network
Friday, December 5, 2008
We have a mountain bike that once belonged to Hubby’s stepdad. It just needs a new tire and it should be good to go. But, I’m really drawn to Amsterdam and Townie bikes. I just think they look so cool. I love seeing those bikes with big wicker baskets on the front, although I don’t want to look like something out of the Wizard of Oz. Electra has some very cool offerings, but the prices are a bit steep. Schwinn has some sport and classic cruisers that a little more affordable.
So, here I am, in my mid-thirties, and I’m thinking of asking for a bike for Christmas. Some things never change.
Image courtesy of www.flee.com.
These Mariposa recycled, pearl salad servers are nice and aren’t too pricey - $47 at Saks Fifth Avenue. Or, perhaps these Ghost Tumblers from Impulse ($85 for a set of four), available at Nest Interior in NY City. Visit the New York Times Style section for the full list.
Photos courtesy of www.nytimes.com.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Banff is a beautiful place. It’s a pristine village in the middle of a national park, so it’s not overrun with commercialism. We hope to one day return with the kids when they’re a little older.
Photo courtesy of www.jcrew.com.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Keeping with the Christmas theme, I just had to share the cutest photo of my cousin and her hubby. They’re the sweetest people and so creative. I love what they’ve done with their home. If only I had that kind of talent!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
So, dear readers, please share your Christmas tree preferences with me - faux or real? I'd love to hear from you. (And, thanks to my cousin, P., for the suggested topic.)
Photo courtesy of Southernliving.com
Monday, December 1, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Fortunately, they do have sales. From Nov. 25 to Dec. 1, you can receive up to 20 percent off your entire order. Just enter the word “Friend” when checking out. Looking for a fun, funky holiday gift? Visit Sundance online.
Photo courtesy of spainontheroadagain.com
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
We’ve all been there. You go out of your way to drive by that enchanting house, slowing down to take in all aspects of the structure. You may drive around the block so you can catch a second look. If you’ve done this, you may be a house stalker. Hey, it’s cool. In fact, the New York Times wrote an article about it over the summer. After reading it, I was glad to know it’s very common. Have any house stalker experiences to share?
Turducken - Gobble 'til you wobble!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I'm also a fan of Southern Proper and their men's ties. I bought one for Hubby (red background with black lab, in honor of our dog King and our late pup, Chance). I adore the "beau" ties as well. Having attended many-a-Kentucky Derby, I can't tell you how much I like seeing the men donning their finest duds, including a festive bow tie and a seersucker suit. In the words of one of my favorite bloggers, Bunny Tomerlin, "That's good, shug." SP also has a great Web site and I like the story behind the "belles" of the business. Whether your're a guy or a gal, stop by for a browse. You'll be glad you did.
Image courtesy of Smythson of Bond Street .