Wednesday, May 26, 2010


We bought a new kitchen table. It is pretty fantastic. It seats 8-10.

Now I need to come up with a new furniture arrangement. I'm not loving the cabinet on the side.

We also are in desperate need of new chairs as one of ours is liable to collapse at any minute and we currently only own 6.

Here are some of the chairs I like:

Pottery Barn
(don't love the fringe on the slipcover, but like the slipcover look.)
Restoration Hardware

Monday, May 24, 2010

Did you see?

I know it was a few weeks ago, but did you see Emma Pillsbury in my sweater? (From Glee's episode Bad Reputation)

Image from here. Yes, someone has a blog dedicated to Emma Pillsbury.

Loved. Every. Minute.

Of every episode.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

As We Come to the End of Lost

I have watched every episode of Lost. Every last one. (Special thanks to the invention the dvr, I couldn't have done it without you.)

As we come to the end of the series, I have had many thoughts. Sad that it's ending, happy for a conclusion. How much I love some of the characters, how incredibly clever and confusing the plot has been.

But mostly? Mostly, I have been thinking one thing:

When are Kate and Jack going to get back together?
(And after last night's episode, sigh, who knows?)

Here's to the series finale of Lost. Can't wait.


My cousin had posted - a long time ago- about foundation primer. I, being somewhat make-up challenged, thought, "Primer? That must be for the pros."

Fast forward to me reading a book
where the author raved and raved about primer. Something to the effect of "Put-down-the-book-drive-to-Sephora-and-buy-primer-right-now!"

She recommended this primer:

As well as this more affordable option:
Which I have been happily using for the last several weeks. I am glad to testify: it works. It's worth it. It goes under your make up, smooths out your skin, holds your make-up in place and generally makes you a little more beautiful. Not to mention this little $10 bottle will last for ages.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Did you know about this?

Am I the last to see this amazing product?


It's beadboard WALLPAPER.

Check it out this project here. But I read about it at Lettered Cottage: Ways to Personalize Your Home. (You really should read that, it is a great post.)

(Can you tell that I've got home design/decor on the brain?)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Here's the thing. Every time Glee starts getting all trashy and garbage-y , I resolve to not watch it. Then, just to be fair, I give one last try.

Tonight I caught up on two week's previous episode "Home" - with guest star Kristen Chenoweth. The story line was adorable. The singing was OFF THE CHARTS.

I guess for now we go week by week.


Are these your favorite mirrors ever?

via Little Green Notebook

They are mine. I am daily dreaming of where to do this in my house.

Fairly reminiscent of second favorite mirror.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Did you all have a nice Mother's Day? I did.

The day started out quite lovely with my family making me breakfast. Food that I don't prepare always tastes a little more delicious. Then off to church. I am posting a picture of my outfit because 1)It's adorable and 2)I made this skirt, or maybe I should say I helped make this skirt.

After church, I took a nap. My husband made me dinner. I opened up some presents.

I got the bowl I asked for. And as is typical Mark gift giving, two more with it. (My son took this picture. You may or may not notice that the new bowls match my skirt, this was not planned.)

The favorite gifts are always these treasures:
Cute story:
My youngest asked, "What do you want for Mother's Day?" I rattled off a few items.
"Do you want a bookmark?" she asked nonchalantly.
"Oh, I would love a bookmark!" I replied.
Giggles and huge grin.

You can see that I got my bookmark. I could not love it more.

Sitting with my gifts was this adorable little guy.

I, being a bit of a novice, thought it was a fun little toy given or maybe made by one of the kids. It was from my husband. It's a gift card holder from our friends at Anthropologie.

The rest of the day was spent lounging around and eating carrot cake.

It is also worth noting when talking about Mother's Day that both Mark and I had pretty rocking childhoods. Thanks moms! We love you!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Summer List - Shirts

This one's for you Jessica.
Summer shirts: It is always a challenge to find shirts that don't need layering. The last thing you want in the middle of a humid summer day is three-deep shirt layering.

Old Navy's shirts can be cheap, so I would like to see this in person prior to purchase. Love the color, love the ruffle and can't beat the price $14.50.

I will let you all know now: I am going to buy this one from Loft. This blue is color is gorgeous in person - my friend has a similar style in this color and she rocked it.

I think this from Gap is fun.

This Banana Republic top is completely classic. The no-too-low vee looks just right for me.

Here are some fun options from American Eagle.

Anthropologie. I own the cream top (mine is navy though.)

Another something I am considering. Have you by chance heard of a modest half shirt? Oxymoron, to be true, but think of layering with this little beauty this summer.

Mia Bellina, Hapari
(P.S. Be so thankful that I didn't post a picture of this on a model because the pictures were a little racy, think PG-13.)

My closet is as such: about half of my short sleeves are t-shirts and half are woven. For what ever reason, I could not find any great woven shirts for this post. I will leave that for another day.

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