Tuesday, April 30, 2013


in my dream life, this will be my house.
don't worry, you'll all be invited to swim.
{via tiny.k}

awesome boys room.
and i already have that mobile.
{via webstagram}

i love this little mountain shelf diy.
now where could i hang one in my house?

love all these kitchen dishes and pans being stored on these deep, open shelves.
file this one away with future remodel plans...
{from planete deco}

Monday, April 29, 2013

pen pal boxes.

we are headed to dallas in two weeks
and lucy is going to get to see her friend eva 
while we are there.
they have shared many an adventure together since they were born from california to new york and phoenix to dallas. even a day in austin.
but they are long distance friends and i am trying to instill in them the beauty of pen pals.
i gave lucy two old cigar boxes i got from her grandpa and let her decorate them however she liked (which was a little difficult for me, i might add).
we filled them with stationary and envelopes and stamps.
inside each lid, i wrote the other girls' address, so they would always have it readily available and not get held up in the actual mailing of their letters waiting around for their moms to dig up that address that is right around here somewhere...

hopefully a letter writing friendship will emerge...

Thursday, April 25, 2013

a to z cookies

these might be my new favorite cookies.
i stole the idea from a local market, la grande orange.
basically, they are just chocolate chip cookies with pretzels, corn flakes and peanuts thrown in.  
la grande makes theirs with milk chocolate, but i stuck with good ol' semi sweet.
they were gone way, way too fast.

a to z cookies
2 sticks butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar

2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
{add and mix}

2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
{mix separate, then add}

1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup pretzels (i used the sticks)
1/2 cup cornflakes 
1/2 cup peanuts
{stir 'em in}

let me know if you give them a whirl!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week,
for one year"
{april 2013 - april 2014}

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


more with flowers.
{from visi}

love this high table with high stools.
mark this one down for my next visit to new york.

beautiful bracelets with a great cause.
check them out.

flowers and succulents.
i shall be a florist in my next life, indeed.

Monday, April 22, 2013

one of those.

 you know. 
just one of those days where an iced coffee in the afternoon is essential to make it through.
thank goodness for coffee.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

cookie stands

last christmas, i gathered a basket of discarded christmas tree stems that had been trimmed from the bottom of the trees.  they all sat out back for a while (and my husband kept threatening to throw them away), but i finally made some little cookie stands out of them.  free wood, a little sanding, some white paint and glue.  and done.
so easy and they make me happy in that dorky way that crafts always seem to...

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week,
for one year"
{april 2013 - april 2014}

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


i think my new dream job might be florist.
i just can't get enough of flowers lately.
and cumquats in a bouquet?
yes, please.

i need to hang this in my kids' room.
{from society6}

so simple, so sweet.
{from tidbits}

i just love girls running, skipping and prancing
in flowy dresses.
so happy.

Monday, April 15, 2013

a weekend without a husband.

well, we made it.
we get our dad back tonight.
we are quite excited, i must say...

Thursday, April 11, 2013

i've always wanted a nice rack

that joke isn't mine.
neither is this project.
i saw the "nice rack" diy on armommy
and, after a little giggle, 
handed pete the directions 
and he put this right together for me.
so, miss dot may not have her own room or her own closet, but she has the cutest little rack you've ever seen to hang her own clothes on.
yes, sirree, it is mighty sweet.