It has been toasty warm here lately! Sunny blue skies abound. I love these shoes from Target. Don’t they look like they would cost so much more than $22.99? 1 Anadyomene Cardigan from Anthropologie 2 Blue Moon Skirt from ModCloth 3 Oversize Clasp Purse from Topshop 4 Cutout Sliver Wedges from Target 5 Wire Wrap [...]
Archive for February, 2011
I’ll admit that these aren’t the most exciting before and after pictures, but I spent forever working on this hallway so humor me! Painting stained trim and doors is awful. It’s so tedious with all the sanding, taping, priming, and multiple coats of paint. Once the trim was finished I noticed that the drywall was in [...]
Aerie’s whimsical spring video showed up in my inbox yesterday and swept me off my feet. It doesn’t necessarily make me want to buy their clothing, but I do want to run around in a field with a huge balloon, build a blanket fort, and fly a kite!
I have a hard time coming up with lunch ideas. I end up eating the same foods over and over until I’m completely sick of them. Lunch is such a neglected meal as far as recipes go. Don’t you think? I recently found this sandwich recipe that seems suspiciously simple, but it is so good! [...]
I’ve replaced 14 light fixtures in our house over the past 2.5 years, and nothing has caught on fire yet, so I must have done an OK job. Well, the last one on my fixtures-to-replace list is the heinous ceiling fan looming over our great room. I’m going to call in an electrician for this [...]
Today is my birthday, so without further ado I give you the birthday suit! 1 Use a sugar scrub to ensure that your skin is soft and smooth. 2 No one likes a stinky naked person, so perfume is a must. 3 Creamy body lotion will keep your “suit” in perfect condition. 4 Top it off with a cute trench [...]
1. It’s 74 degrees today. 2. Isn’t it amazing that a daylily can go from this… …to this overnight? 3. The camelias we planted last spring are finally starting to bloom. 4. My window boxes are brimming with pansy blossoms. 5. The daffodil and crocus bulbs I planted in the fall are making an appearance.
My first screen printing run was a success! I enjoyed the process so much that I was practically giddy while printing these, so hopefully a bit of my happiness is embedded in each print. Here’s the fruit of my labor—a signed and numbered limited edition run of 50 hand pulled prints that are available now in the [...]
I’m giving the vanity in the basement bathroom a fresh coat of paint and new moldings, so naturally it needed new knobs. I’m quite proud of myself for showing restraint and not spending too much on some gorgeous (but overpriced) Anthroplologie hardware. Instead I found some old faucet handles here, spray painted them, and added nuts [...]
We skipped the restaurant scene yesterday and made a Valentine’s feast at home. Daniel grilled rosemary ranch chicken kabobs and corn on the cob, while I whipped up some mashed potatoes and steamed green beans. For dessert I baked red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, and they were sublime! Red velvet might just be my [...]