Saturday, January 29, 2011

On My Mind

This house has been on my mind lately! Stonecroft Homes in Kentucky built it. I am tempted to move there just so they can build one for me too:) I love that it looks like it has been there forever! Old, but new? Does that make sense? Either way I am jealous of the people that get to call this house home.

In unrelated news I decided to refinish our dining table. It's a set we bought from Target when we got married and I am attached to it, but it has seen better days as far as its finish goes. I crossed my fingers and sanded away and it actually has beautiful dove tailed wood underneath its original black paint! I am set on finishing it and the chairs tomorrow! We are supposed to get cold rainy weather next week so I have no choice! I am SO excited to have a nice table and chairs again instead of one covered in dings and scratches from life with a three year old!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Do you love these as much as I do? I have the last one and I literally wear it at least five days a week! I LOVE it! The brass is the perfect mix of shiny but worn! Nobletown Vintage makes such wonderful pieces...earrings as well as necklaces, but I am more of a necklace person (obviously!) And they are all under or right at 30 dollars...which is quite reasonable to me! So go forth and shop and give yourself something to look forward to for the rest of the week! I know I am:)

Happy Wednesday by the way! I sure hope your week is going nicely! Mine is proving to be much too long and the weekends are growing shorter and shorter it seems!

One of my closest friends just moved to Italy to teach English! Follow her journey here!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Traveling is on My Mind...

Lately all I have wanted to do is pack up my bags and head out. (With my family of course!) All I want to read is travel blogs; see this post for a couple of my new favorites. All I want to shop for is clothes to wear on my imaginary trip! New York has been catching my interest lately. With Ava Kate, it is easier to travel in the US than to hop on a looong flight:) Now in a few years, watch out world here we come!

So in my constant perusing of the internet in search of the perfect travel without actually traveling wardrobe I found these three dresses that I think I need to make mine! And they have the bonus of working for work as well as play so I think I can justify them! Oh and that cardigan up there was just marked down at Anthropologie and I have a 25 dollar gift certificate that is going to make it all the more affordable :)

The Goodness Grey-cious

The White Chocolate Truffle

The Jen loves Kev
(Blogger of the Moment over at Modcloth and one of my favorite Style Blogs!)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Well, we've been back from New Orleans for a few weeks and I finally decided, with much prodding by my better half to make one of my prized Bruce's Southern Style Bread Pudding mixes for dessert tonight! It is by far the best bread pudding I have ever had! And the easiest to make hands down...hah! We had it the first time at my sister's house last summer. I was floored that it was a mix. In fact I was convinced that no one wanted to share the recipe with me.

But everyone stood unanimous that it was in fact a mix. When we got home I decided to go and get some because it had been at least two days since I had had it and that was far too long in my book. But, sad fact, I have yet to find it in the great state of Texas.

Long story short, we were in Louisiana again and I knew it had to be mine. I even forked over more than 5 dollars a box (I bought two). That combined with its impossible to find in Texas status caused me to turn into a hoarder and refuse to "waste" one of my boxes:)

I have to say though, I am glad that my hubby convinced me because eating it is even better than hoarding it.

For those of you who decide to drive to Louisiana to buy it, Market Basket is way more expensive than anywhere else. Just commit and buy it in the French Quarter at the French Market. (Unlike me, who was convinced it was marked up!) It is totally worth any price though.

Just saying:)

Tomorrow's menu: Do you even want to know?

Monday, January 10, 2011

Start the Week Off Right!

A few things that are making my Monday better:

Hither&Thither- a Wonderful blog full of inspiring things from a couple in NYC.

Mr and Mrs Globe Trot- This makes me want to sell everything we own and just go! See more of the world and enjoy the many amazing places in it! ( I especially want to go to Cappadocia, Turkey! They such wonderful pictures of this little town!)

A Cup of Jo- This is an old favorite of mine but she always surprises me with something I didn't know I needed or needed to know until that moment!

Happy Monday! Hope this one is better than the last!

ps: I have no idea where the picture up there came from! I LOVE it and have had it in my saved pictures for awhile now! Whoever took it deserves credit, so if you know please tell me:)

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Small Things

I don't know how many of you read Enjoying the Small Things. Kelle Hampton is such an inspiration and reading her blog reminds me daily that embracing life and living it is the only way to go! He daughter Nella is turning one soon and they are paying it forward for her birthday with donations to the NDSS. Anything helps and it is a wonderful way to honor such an amazing family and beautiful little girl!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Balancing Act

So while everyone else is writing posts about the New Year and their resolutions and meeting this year head on and such... I am not. I am tired. I am feeling blah and I am not in the mood to do this. I tried. I am still trying but it is a seemingly insurmountable obstacle right now. I need a new mindset.
A new and more positive outlook. Not sure where to find it or even how to go about getting it but I know I am in dire need of one. Maybe tomorrow though. Because tonight I am just ready for bed and kisses from my sweet little family who love me in spite of my "blahness" this new year!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

New year, new things:)

Happy 2011

Well, 2010 was wonderful, but I am pretty darn excited for 2011. I am excited to work out more and try out my Pure Barre DVD. I'm excited to move forward in school and finish my last semester. (And then start again on another degree...ha!) I am most excited to see what this year brings for my little family.

And...on a totally unrelated note I am super excited to get a new i-phone so I can get this cover! I love Kate Spade and I am totally in love with her phone covers:) I think this one would be the perfect way to keep up the New Year energy in the following months! The green is such a happy color!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year.
One of my resolutions for this year is to post more here:) We'll see how I do!