Thursday, January 27, 2011


What a cool fort for kids...

...Although I'm sure it wouldn't look this clean forever.

...Stick with chic
The Red Tent 
or let the kids make it unique?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I. Hate. Colds.

But I don't hate these handkerchiefs...

...could probably use one about now
Boxed Fancy 3 pc Ladies Cotton Handkerchiefs, WEH3062 

Monday, January 24, 2011

What a Weekender

I just spotted these weekender bags from Made by Nanna, ranging from $39 to $46.  The designer lives in Arnhem (which, yes, I had to google map), but will ship to the U.S. for $18 - not bad for international shipping!

For the traveler (or geographically challenged).

A night out with the girls.

Garden club goer.

Everyday user.

Or sunscreen surrenderer.

There's something for everyone.

...totie, tote, totes

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Thinking this today...

which describe exactly how I'm feeling....

...with hopes to think this forever
Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light - The Private Writings of the Saint of Calcutta 

Friday, January 21, 2011

Mushi Sushi

I was eating some sushi

and drinking green tea

Not knowing the guy across the table

Would propose the next day

(and he's terrible at hiding things...terrible!)

2 days + 1 month: Andrew asked my dad to lunch
 1 day + 1 month: He asked to marry his daughter  

"this is the best 
Christmas present 
I could ask for"
...thanks Dad

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Here it comes again...


yep, it's snowing again in Tennessee!  
Which only makes me want to:

Curl up in my oversized red floral chair
(it's not quite the color of my chair, but doesn't she look lovely?  
I've been watching this dress for months!)

Sip a cup of tea

Read a good book

 The Chronicles of Narnia

And watch it all come down

...have you read any good books lately?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Over the river and through the woods... grandmother's house we go

I just about melted over these olive shorts Joanna Goddard posted today.
Don't you love how they scrunch and flair out at the top?

And then, I realized, they're the exact same color as the swimsuit 

I just bought: wood.

So, to go along with this woodsy theme, one of my favorites:
a mug (with a dogwood flower).

 And who knew Missouri and Virginia shared a state tree?

...ah, if only grandma lived in Palm Springs
but then again, she wouldn't be here...
Just Grandma and Me (Little Critter) (Pictureback(R)) 

Saturday, January 15, 2011

First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage...

I was going to save this post for Monday, but it's too cute not to share now!

And besides, I haven't posted since Wednesday anyhow...and I told myself I wouldn't get behind!

1.  What do you all think of online save the dates?
I go back and forth
...but I think this one from Fresh Sugar Printables is precious

And, 2. The irresistable post that couldn't wait til Monday!

...marriage, marriage
The Princess Bride (Special Edition) 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New Year Newsies

I just stumbled upon this website yesterday: Libby Story

Ever heard of it?  It's reminiscent of a small boutique, but can be broken up by apparel, vintage, recycled, shoes, or accessories in their online store.

These are my favorites.

And, depending on your style (or where you're going) these could be fun too!

...wandering, wandering
it's Wednesday
Not All Who Wander Are Lost 

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


 Close your eyes.

 Make a wish.

Hope that it comes true.

...truth in hope
hope in truth...

Monday, January 10, 2011

Vintage inVites

Mmm, how cute are these?!

The Darling Brigade offers everything vintage from boots, to housewares, to paper and prints!

My favorite party pair?
The cook and hen.

Or for the font fanatic.

...Hosting a party anytime soon?
The Little Black Book of Cocktails: The Essential Guide to New & Old Classics (Little Black Books) (Little Black Books (Peter Pauper Hardcover))