Tuesday, July 26, 2011

No it's not me.....

So, I was browsing through this months issue of Glamour Magazine,
and there it was! My figure. In a fashion magazine.
For young, slim, pretty women.
There she was, a pretty woman who was short, and a bit round in the middle.
Wearing a shirt with the sleeves rolled up just like I do.

 (because sleeves are always too long)
  The article calls her petite, I've never described myself as petite, but maybe I will think of myself as petite from now on - I kind of like the sound of it.
And I'm going out to look for some new jeans for sure.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Friday Finds - Turquoise Cross

I found this cute little cross at one of my favorite local shops.
It's metal with small blue beads, and I got change back from my
five dollar bill!
The cross and these dishes I gave to my 4th daughter who is
leaving for college in a couple weeks.
The dishes were a great find from a discount chain store at only
$1 for each piece. She will have a bright and cheery
table set for 1 or 2.

I don't use aprons often, but I had to get this one for $4.95! Pink and white and
hand crocheted, it looks like it has never been used. I would be afraid to get it dirty, so I'm
thinking about re-fashioning it into a halter top for one of my girls.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Healthy Hummus

We love Hummus. I found a healthier version to make at home. Easy and it tastes much fresher than store bought hummus.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Friday Finds - Jewelry/Mug Tree

This started out as an avocado green, coffee mug tree.
Painted bright yellow (I love yellow),
it now holds my favorite casual jewelry.
(sorry no before picture-I forgot)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

It's curtains

This photo from Sutton Grace makes me want some printed drapes,
 they add so much life to this dining room, and I love the use of orange on the table.
Orange is such a happy color. Is that a vintage buffet on the back wall?

Monday, July 4, 2011

Flag Art

This beautiful flag wall hanging was made by the artist      Ann Carrington,
who was featured on the Bravo TV series 9byDesign.
It was made from used blue jeans you can see in the detail pics below.

Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.

             - Adlai E. Stevenson

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Italian Made

My husband has an obsession with brands. It is something he thinks about a lot. He is very picky specific about what brands he will buy and wear, and very hard to shop for. Over the 30+ years we have been together I have learned some "rules" that will make for more successful birthday and holiday gift shopping. Made in Italy - to him that means quality. Clothing, sunglasses, shoes, pretty much anything 'Made In Italy' is a winner. German made = precision craftsmanship, take a guess at what car he drives. Made In China - personal conviction will not allow him to knowingly purchase anything Made In China.

So last week I picked up these Bistro Chairs to put on our patio. Made In Italy. Can you believe it? Retail $100/chair, Home Goods Price 40% off. It gets better... on clearance for 78% off retail! Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner!