Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Valentine’s Day Muse

I am one of those girls who, early on, loved to hate Valentine’s Day.  All-the-while secretly wishing I would be bathed in rose petals on that blessed day.  Now, I can openly LOVE, and create, all I want for that day! 

Here are a few things that I have found recently that have gotten the creative juices flowing.

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Crocheted hearts…Between the Lines {LOVE THIS BLOG!!}

clothesline papers with cut out

Clothesline book page hearts…The Artist Bride.


Raspberry meringue hearts…Woman’s Day.


“You Have My Whole Heart For My Whole Life” board…House to Home.

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Love sacks…Crafty Sisters.


Heart felt wreath…The Idea Room.

What are your ideas for Valentine’s projects?  I would LOVE to hear about them!!



Friday, September 17, 2010

{Etsy Spotlight} Whitney Smith Pottery

I am soooo in love!  I found this Etsy artist from Melissa and Kellie of Icing Designs.  Thank you Melissa and Kellie for sharing!! 

First of all, I love pottery.  Second Whitney’s creations are AMAZING!  Check them out at Whitney Smith Pottery on Etsy.



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Aren’t they tasty?  What do you think?  What is your Etsy treasure?  We would love to hear!

2224040183_96191f8065_o Don’t forget today is the last day to enter the Cake Pop Book Giveaway.  Tell all your friends and send them all over, we can have a Cake Pop party!!



Thursday, September 16, 2010

{Review}Etcetera by Sibella Court

My great grandmother was newlywed during the Great Depression.  I never had the opportunity to talk to her about what it was like or how they managed to get by (I was pretty young... and dense... to even think about asking such things), but I loved going down into her basement and looking at all of her belongings from a far simpler time.  It was like treasure for me, and I would sit and take it in forever.  Her old scissors, her iron, the jars... all of it was so lovely. 
Now that I'm older and have a house of my own, I find my favorite kind of home decorating comes from flea markets, thrift stores and antique shops where I can fix things up a little so that they're perfect for my home.  When I visited Anthropologie recently, my eye caught this book...

The woman behind this work is truly amazing, and her style is one of a kind.  I'm not saying that I could decorate my entire house like this, I do crave electricity and my microwave, but I love a little old thrown in with the new.  Check out
what's inside for yourself.

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WB 020 On a side note, Heather had two super fun photo sessions yesterday.  Click on this link to check out the cuties!!



Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Olive Juice

I love Olive Juice's new Fall line.  They have a simple, Parisian vibe, and I love their angle on keeping it classic.

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P.S. That little boy is just too adorable.


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Open Cabinets

I've been flirting with the idea of pulling the doors off a couple of my kitchen cabinets for a while now.  I really think it's a beautiful look, and it definitely adds character to any kitchen.  Here's some inspiration:


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My issues with taking off cabinet doors is that it ALWAYS has to be clean up there... and all the serve-ware has to match... or at least "flow" with the rest of the kitchen.  It is nice to hide things behind closed doors.

I may give in though, the temptation just might just be too much.

Don’t forget to visit our GIVEAWAY at {Oh}Brooke this week!  The last day is Thursday, so don’t miss the opportunity to win a super chic WhipperKeeper.


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Milk Paint

My mom and I love furnishing our homes.  Nearly every time I pay her a visit, we stop by an old antique shop in the quaint little town of Shelly.  Here, Bramble Furniture sells their amazing pieces for a fraction of their retail price.  My mom has some of their furniture in her home and I just wish so badly that I could afford it myself.  Really, it's the finish that I love.  Here's an example...


Gorgeous, isn't it?  I'd really like to add another piece of molding to a shelf that I have in my family room and create this look.


I love it.  I must add though, you have to be really careful when decorating with pieces like this.  They ooze with character, and you wouldn't want to overdo it.  Keep the rest of your decorating around it simple so that your piece can "sing".
When I found Design*Sponge's tutorial for her
milk painting technique, my heart nearly jumped right out of my chest.  I truly thought that this finish was made for the pros only, something that I could only purchase.  However, Barb has written up a beautiful step-by-step guide to aging your furniture with milk paint.  It's definitely going up high on my eternally lengthy list of things to do.

What do you think of this finish?  Do you think it's fabulous?  Like it belongs at the dump?  Be true, I would love to hear.


Gypsy’s Crepes

I’m finally home from an unexpected extended vacation.  Well, the vacation was expected, the extension was not.  But it was a wonderful extension. 

My cupboards are bare, I have mountains of laundry to climb, but I had to share one of my loves from the trip.   Part of the little jaunt was to the Peach Festival in Palisade, Colorado.  I am originally from Colorado, so heading home is a breath of fresh air for my overly cooked Las Vegas self.   While we were at the festival I stumbled upon this super yummy crepe trailer. 

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Not only were their all natural, organic crepes delish, their cute little 1963 travel trailer was to die for. 

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Isn’t it fun?  What is your favorite festival food?  Have you found a fun food truck or trailer?  I would love to hear!