a simple vignette


  So every once in awhile I get bored with decorations in my house and I have to just switch it up. Sometimes it's almost like a compulsive need. Anyone else have that? Am I just nutburgers? (and yes, that's a real thing. Liz Lemon says so.) Anywho...most of the time I use things I already have and just switch them around or grab a stack of books or a few vases or a jar of...whatever. My point is, that you don't need to buy new stuff … [Read more...]

framed quote for the new dining room

life that is waiting quote

  Hello! I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! Earlier this year, I shared this quote by Joseph Campbell and decided it would be my theme for 2012. If you missed it feel free to jump back and check it out. I knew I wanted this quote to hang in my new dining and with completion of said room getting closer I wasted no time in making sure this was the first thing to go on the wall. Every time I walk pass it makes my … [Read more...]

let there be light! diy votives

paper votives

Go ahead and take a minute to admire how stinking cute these candle votives are....   I'm totally crazy about them! I got a Michael's gift card for my birthday from some of my awesome family (wink wink, you know who you are) and, naturally, couldn't wait to use it. I found a few rockin' items for the mantel in the new dining room and this paper punch. It's by....Martha Stewart. Ugh, it was tough to type that. Ok quick side note; … [Read more...]

music monday: the latest spins


  Hey hey! I've got more great music for ya! These two albums have been getting a lot of spins this past week. This album is absolutely beautiful! Yuna has real artistry. I can't even recommend a few faves on the album to start with because every single song is delicious. See for yourself.   I've been a fan of Keane since 2004 and always liked a handful of songs from each album. Strangeland was released earlier … [Read more...]

dry erase dinner menu

menu board

  I've been home a week since having spent ten days in Seattle with my brother and his family. Had a great time with the kids and met my brand new nephew who is so stinking cute I wanted to bring him home with me. I've had big plans to get posts up, but seems like the week was just too busy playing catch up. You don't mind, right? So thanks to my amazing Curtis we are super close to finishing our dining room makeover. Listen to … [Read more...]

the straight stitch: spring pillows

spring pillows

  Ever feel like creating something without having to follow the rules? I think most creations fall into that, but sewing especially for me. I'm not very good at sewing, am mostly self-taught and I can't read patterns. Well, at least, I don't think I can. I've never actually tried. I just like to try to recreate the ideas I have in my head. So when I decided to sew a couple new spring pillows for my couch, I was just making it up as … [Read more...]

music monday: one of seattle’s finest

brandi carlile

  Since I'm spending some time in the Seattle area visiting family I thought my music recommendation today should come from a local gal. Does that mean this is my first post "on location"? That makes me sound so much cooler than I actually am. Brandi Carlile is an "anytime artist" for me. There are musicians that I absolutely love but have to be in the right mood to listen to, but not Brandi. Her songs are beautifuly written and … [Read more...]

hombre paper mobiles

hombre mobile

  How are you loving the hombre style? I love it and have been wanting to do an hombre inspired project for awhile. So I whipped up these little beauties the other night. Super easy. Super cheap. I used four different colors of green and bought one 12 x 12 sheet of each color. Then I cut each sheet into two inch strips. Then it's as simple as sewing the strips together. Easy peasy. The bottom of the mobiles need … [Read more...]

spring flowers….tra la la la la

yellow tulips

They say it's May That's made me daft as a daisy It's May, they say That gave the whole world this crazy Heavenly, hazy hue I love that song. Anyone else know that Blossom Dearie song? There is definitely something about spring that makes life just seem wonderful. The way the winter cold melts away and the world turns green and beautiful and alive again. One of my favorite spring things, besides Easter candy (Easter candy is ridiculously … [Read more...]