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Thursday, July 30, 2009

I *heart* ruffles

I love anything romantic and feminine- rosettes, bows and of course, ruffles. I've had my eye on this bag for almost a year now. I think I should buy it as a birthday present from me to me (since you know, I'm going to be a year older next Wednesday).

Deux Lux Ruffle Bucket Bag, Urban Outfitters

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Gettin' creative with grilled cheese

Who doesn't love grilled cheese? It's quick, it's easy and it's yummy. recently published this tasty article about 11 Ways with Grilled Cheese. From basic to unexpected to downright heavenly (fresh mozzarella with apricots on sourdough, anyone?), these recipes are perfect for casual summer dining. The only problem is deciding which one to try first.

(Photo from Sunset.com)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Hen house heaven

Got chickens?

I don't. But I want some. And someday, I'll have some. And when I do, they'll live in this:

This hen house (called a Cocorico) was designed by Maxime Evrard and it not only looks cool, but it's environmentally friendly. My hens will be living in stylish sustainability.

Monday, July 13, 2009

What to wear...to a backyard bbq

Summer means lots of casual backyard gatherings and cookouts. My goal- look cute, stay comfortable with worn-in denim shorts, a breezy top and simple jewelry like handmade resin bangles and dangly, nature-inspired earrings. And of course, cute flat sandals and sunglasses are a must.

Drop-waist floral blouse, Gap
Hurley Billie Jean denim shorts, Swell
Mia Hydra flat sandals, Piperlime
Wood sparrow earrings, Luli Designs on Etsy
One Hewn Resin Bangles, Quercus Silver on Etsy
Aleyna sunglasses, Roxy

Shout out

Shout out to my friend, Sandi, of Sassy Glass Designs for featuring my Pineapple Sugar line in a blog post about her new Etsy favorites and for including my shop's Etsy mini! Thanks, Sandi!
Don't forget to stop by her awesome blog.

Now listening

Love this song!

Wash Away by Joe Purdy

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Stuff I need

These Fine art textures will be fabulous for my photography and digital art. Must purchase.

Fine art textures, $40 by Florabella

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I *heart* chandeliers

Someday, I'll have a house by the beach in California and every room (even the bathroom) will have a chandelier. Chandeliera will be my first stop in my room-by-room chandelier quest.

From funky to gothic to classic to glamorous- perfectly sparkly chandeliers for every room!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Eco-friendly tableware find

I love the transparent seafoam color of this recycled glass tableware. So serene and peaceful- like the color of ocean surf.

1. Valencia bowls, $28.00 for set of 4
2. Valencia dinner plates, $28.00 for a set of 4
3. Valencia salad plates, $28.00 for a set of 4
4. Valencia serving bowl $20 each

All tableware from Sundance catalog.

In my travels...wine!

D and I recently spent a weekend in Baltimore's Harbor East. In addition to browsing the boutiques, we hit up Bin 604, a wine store with a fabulous selection of both domestic and international wines. Definitely worth the trip.

Photo by me.

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