September 30, 2008

Sculptural dressing

We all know I'm by no means a fashionista but I do love to look at the fashion shows. I love the sculptural clothing that was shown by Gianfranco Ferre so, so pretty.

September 29, 2008

Lace Pottery

These lace pottery bowls are fun and so different. A piece or two might be a nice accompaniment to your regular serving pieces.

Oliver + S

I wish I could really sew, other than a straight line just so I could make something from these darling Oliver + S patterns.
{via Purl Bee}

September 27, 2008

Happy Weekend!

I never got around to doing a happy weekend yesterday so I'll do it today because so far so good! I awoke to see that I had been listed in one of my favorite blogs as weekend reading. So thanks Desire to Inspire you have no idea how flattering that is.

Then I received an email from Seleta that I was chosen as one of the winners of her giveaway. Yay!! Not only are the items that I won gorgeous, who wouldn't want this handsome fellow picking their name?

We've been busy, we have lots of family in town for my husband's grandpa's 90th birthday. Lots of festivities this weekend and the kids are having a blast! I hope that your weekend is full and fun, plans?

September 26, 2008

Gray Day

I'm normally not a big fan of gray but this house has completely changed my mind. Not only are the colors muted and beautiful but the furniture, vintage accessories and mill work are equally drool worthy. I would like to move in stat!

{images via Country Living}

September 25, 2008

Packing dilemma

In a couple weeks I'm headed to Napa for a long weekend with my husband's family (no kids). Truth be told I can't wait! No rushing, lots of fun restaurants, wine drinking, hopefully a little shopping; sounds perfect right? Well I hate packing and now I have to plan for weather that will be quite unlike what we have going on in this hot, hot desert.

Any suggestions? I wish I could have a magic outfit planning genie at my disposal. I that it would make my life much more manageable.

A quick trip to the groc

I love how this photo is styled to make it look like someone just popped in from the groc. I think the accessories draw my eye more than the actual cabinets. The pink chair, the art and the darling polka dot bag cute, cute, cute.

September 23, 2008

Knock, knock

When you see a front door like this dontcha just wanna run up and give it a knock knock?

Because you know when you do you'll see this inside.

{images from Traditional Home}

TV tidbits

So thoughts on Serena's rise to the top? I have to admit I'm pretty excited to see badass Serena rather than sad puppy faced Serena.

On another note, Stephanie if you have to ask if someone if they would mind if you dated their ex you already know the answer, c'mon!

Vintage Candy

I just want oodles of these vintage cabochons and buttons filling glass jars, almost like candy without the calories.

{vintage goodies from Atomic Veggie}

September 22, 2008

Coveting boots

I'm currently coveting these flat black boots, they even look comfy.

September 21, 2008

How are you today?

Hot air balloons are quite pretty however when the weather cools off enough for them to start flying it drives me crazy. Early Saturday morning I let the dogs out to do their biz and I hear it the dreaded early morning barking. You know the kind where you scramble out of bed because you feel bad for the neighbors? We have a park nearby and in the cool months it's a prime place for the balloons take off (like every weekend) and my dog Chloe just can't handle them and barks like crazy. I need to get her some doggie blinders or something..

Here we are again with a Monday, do they make you feel dread or do you get that "it's a brand new week" feeling? Thankfully I'm recharged from my weekend, it was good. I didn't get everything done on my list my organization hit a snag or maybe it was just me being lazy. Whatever it was the hanging out was good for me.

September 19, 2008

Happy Weekend!

Sorry the posts have been light this week I'm feeling a little less than inspired. I haven't been wowed by any interiors, fashion or even TV for that matter. Hmmph! Hopefully my weekend will recharge my batteries because I could use it.

My weekend plans:
* Meeting my mom today at my new favorite coffee shop with the boys for a coffee and a yummy scone so the kids can run around outside.
* Going to the game with the hubs, hopefully it won't be a beating.
* Moving my organization crusade to my closet...scary.

You guys have anything exciting going on? If so please share because I love hearing other people's plans!

September 18, 2008

Let's do some star gazing

For those you that read this blog regularly you know that I'm not an outdoorsy type girl, unless it consists of cocktails on a patio somewhere.

I was browsing Apartment Therapy and found the fabulous Hotel Elquidomos in Chile. Each room is a geodesic dome equipped with a detachable roof and a telescope to do some star gazing.

It looks like an outdoor fantasy world, this is more like it!

September 17, 2008

Glittered Bones

I love the look of these glittered bones (Martha...naturally) and I'm thinking this might be the perfect easy Halloween craft for us.

September 16, 2008


I just realized that I have done 280 posts already, this is 281...I'm stunned! This blog has turned into such a fun cool experiment that I have grown to love. I have met some of the coolest, most creative people; not to mention where else would I have learned how to clean with vodka? So thank you for commenting, reading and being kindred spirits.

Zucchini, Lemon & Ricotta Galettes

These savory little goodies look wonderful and I wish I had one this morning for breakfast.

{image via Epicurious}


The nice thing about a tag is that it comes in rather handy when you have a little blog block. A new blog friend Elena at Breakfast for Dinner tagged me earlier this week, she was inspired by I *Heart* You's Tagging 3's and You Are My Fave's Lists. So here goes.

What are the last three things you purchased:
1. Groceries
2. Pumpkin Spice Latte
3. Method cleaner at Target

What are the last three songs you downloaded:
1. Hmmm, it's been awhile...I think Forever by Chris Brown
2. Viva la Vida by Coldplay
3. ??? Sorry like I said it's been a long time.

What are the last three places you visited?
1. Tucson
2. San Diego
3. Nebraska

What are your three favorite movies?
1. Pride and Prejudice
2. Sense and Sensibility
3. Sabrina (the old one)

What are your three favorite possessions?
1. Make-up. I love to play in it.
2. My everyday dishes, I've had them since my wedding and I still LOVE them.
3. Pictures of my darling boys.

What are three things you can't live without?
1. Coffee
2. TV
3. Computer, in that order.

What would be your three wishes?
1. That everyone could have health care.
2. That we could get the Earth in much better shape.
3. Money, money, money...come on, who couldn't use a little more?

What are three things that you have not done yet?
1. Been to Europe, sad but true.
2. Bought something wildly frivolous.
3. Ran a half-marathon, I'm too scared.

What are your 3 favorite dishes?
1. Homemade Mac & Cheese
2. Cupcakes
3. Wine, does that count?

What 3 celebrities would you want to hang out with most?
1. Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck, I think if the hubs and I knew them we'd be BFFs. Not to mention I like that they seem normal.
2. Rachel Zoe because she shuts it down.
3. Oh hell I don't know...Oprah? It might be fun to see how she rolls up close and personal.

If you could describe yourself in 3 words what would it be?
1. Fun
2. Caring
3. Bossy...just a little bit.

What are 3 things you are currently coveting?
1. Fall boots, all shapes, colors and heels.
2. Electra Amsterdam bike
3. Fancy espresso maker

Name 3 things you are unusually good at.
1. Baking
2. Abbreviating any possible words
3. Sleeping after drinking evening coffee

What 3 bloggers would you like to tag?
I'm thinking anyone who wants to do it should. It's always fun to see what people are doing, not to mention it's always nice to have something in the hopper for a post. But I would love to see what Rikki at The Invitation Lady has to say as well as a couple new blogs that I'm diggin', Pittsy's Place and Domestic Reflections.

September 15, 2008

Mirror Leather Envelope Clutch

I love pretty, pretty shinies.

{via Alkemie}

Fall Fever

It's Monday alright but I have a feeling that it's going to be a good week. I'm happy to report that my office is now super tidy and that this past weekend didn't seem like a scorcher. Last week I read a theory put out there by a blogger that in Arizona people get Fall Fever instead of Spring Fever. In the Spring we know that it's only going to got hotter so the nice weather is bittersweet, but in the Fall we know it's going to be a nice long cool spell. It completely makes sense and I'm starting to feel the fever.

Cooler weather is on the horizon and that makes me oh so happy. So ready I'm ready to break out the pumpkins and eat lots of soup.
{from top images from Country Living and the delightful local shop Domestic Bliss}

September 12, 2008

Hell, yes!

I have another mug crush! So perfect for Fridays or any day that's lookin' good for that matter.

{via Cup of Jo}

Thinking of you

I'm thinking of all my cool blogger friends that I know are probably heading out of Dodge to miss Hurricane Ike. Sending good vibes your way, be safe!

September 11, 2008

Office Re-org

My office is a major disaster so I'm saying this to all you peeps, I'm organizing it this weekend. It's so much easier to get a crummy task completed in a timely way when you say it out loud. So come Monday it will be a shining example of orderliness.

A couple of pictures to keep me motivated.

Cute as a button

Such a charming idea...

{image via Martha Stewart}

September 10, 2008

Let's be BFFs

Brad don't look so stressed, Mama loves you and will give you a big, fat hug! So I watched The Rachel Zoe Project and I want Brad to be my new BFF, he's a doll and I love him.
Taylor, yes you're cool and edgy (not to mention I've been copying your makeup since the preview show) but there's no need to be so grumpy.
{image via Bravo}

TV Report Card

Good blend of great clothes, love triangles and subterfuge. Thankfully not too much of the annoying Cleaver-Humphrey's. Lots of Blair, that's a good thing.

It was just ehhh.

90210: C+
Nothing special but much better than last week. It's kinda sad when the most exciting part of the storyline is for Kelly Taylor. I will keep watching though until it just gets unbearable, but since it was better than last week I'm hoping for good things.

Still ungraded: Rachel Zoe is still waiting for me on the DVR I tried to watch it this morning but got kicked off for cartoons by the boys.
{image via Flickr}

It's baaack!

I'm in heaven the Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back at your local Starbucks! I'll take it iced or hot doesn't matter to moi.

September 9, 2008

To-die for menu

Yesterday I was flipping through an issue of Gourmet and developed a photographer crush on Quentin Bacon from his photos for the article Rollin' on the River.

Not only are the photos divine the menu doesn't look too shabby either. I'm dying to try the Manchego with Almonds and Green Olives, yum.

Sorry I couldn't share more of the photos I couldn't find them online.

{images from Quentin Bacon and Gourmet}

September 8, 2008

Costello Stool

I'm diggin' this Costello Stool from Modern Dose. I love the ethnic- glamour vibe.

Dreaming of cooler weather

I always dream of heading up North for a weekend this time of year because it's still so hot here. My plans are always seem to be dashed by the football schedule. I love my team and all but I'm getting really sick and tired of them putting a kink in my schedule.

{image via Flickr}

September 5, 2008

Is it almost Fall?

When I was a little kid in the Midwest I remember it being hot for the first couple of weeks of school then all of the sudden it was chilly and fall. One of my favorite things to do was walk in the gutter that was full of golden leaves and kick them all the way home.

Then we moved to Arizona where there really isn't a fall, it's so short if you blink you could miss it. But this morning when I stepped outside to feed the dogs I could smell it, the school weather. The mornings are cooler and the air smells of school days and waiting for the bus. It's funny I still get that butterfly feeling in my tummy, the anticipation of a new day. I love it, it's exciting and nostalgic at the same time. It's one of those things I hope never goes away.
{image via Flickr}