Monday, May 24, 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010

{Downtown Chic}

Anybody else been loving Bravo's new show 9 by Design?

The Novogratz family is uber cool. I seriously can't get enough of them. This week's episode was all about the launch of their new book Downtown Chic.

Now I'm dying to get my hands on a copy, but Amazon is out of stock. Go figure.

{O.M.G. - Chairs}

Just saw this gorgeous chair makeover from Emily A. Clark. These chairs are AMAZING!

{Image via Emily A. Clark}
It's making me want to go scour every flea market this side of the Mississippi for cane back chairs!

Click here to see their complete transformation!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

{Going to the Dogs}

My spoiled rotten fur children only love me when I bring them goodies. So when I spotted these in the Dollar Tree, I knew I'd earn some lovin'.

Are these not the cutest dog treats you've ever seen?

Apparently I've been under a rock because they've been around since at least the 70s.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

{I spy...}

{Image via 320 Sycamore}

I saw this laundry room on The Lettered Cottage a while back, and there was one little detail that caught my eye.

Can you guess what it is?

Aww...c'mon. I know you can do it!...............................

It's the candy jar that's used for washing powder. Don't you love it?!

It sure beats looking at a big ugly box. It's just a little added way to make your house a home.

Update: On a quick trip to Goodwill last week, I found one just like it for $2. Score!!

Monday, May 17, 2010


You know when somebody gets a new camera and the first thing they take pictures of are flowers? Yeah well, I'm included in that cliche bunch.

So in my attempt to bore you to tears, I present my first few pics taken with my new baby.

{I Wanna Go Back Already}

After reading about this place on one of my fave blogs, I convinced the Hubby to stop on our way to Destin last month to do a little shopping.

Moore-Warren is a restaurant supply store in Dothan that sells to the public. Let me tell you...I could have spent hours in that place. They had every size plate, cup, cookie sheet, spatula, knife, pot and pan your heart could ever desire.

I went in thinking I'd only buy a few items, but I came out with a sack full!

My loot included 4 small juice cups, 1 LARGE cup (Jamey said I'd be the only one needing a cup that size), 4 divided melamine plates, an offset spatula, ladle, pizza pan, and the most amazing sheet pan I've ever owned!

I broke my sheet pan in our first night back. We had semi-homemade pizzas. I'll try to leave my pizza-making skills for another post. But I promise it's delish!
(See the Mickey Mouse trivet that my sweet sister-in-law brought back from Disney World?)

You can see a snippet of the round pizza pan in this one. It's the perfect size!

Friday, May 7, 2010

{I'm a Bottomless Pit Today}

I saw this recipe for Orange Ricotta Dumplings featured today on Design*Sponge. It sounds absolutely delicious!!

Have I mentioned that the Hubby and I are on a "water only" diet. So we're attempting to give up soda & tea for our go-to drink choice, both at home and dining out.
So far, so good. But I should probably mention that we've only been doing it for two days, but let me tell you....that's a huge milestone for the Hubby. He doesn't "give up" anything. He's a self-proclaimed caffeine addict and swears he can't go without it.
We'll see....

Tonight we're having dinner with friends at Sakura, a Japanese and sushi restaurant in Valley. Oh how I love their super crunchy roll. It makes my mouth water just thinking about it. I plan on taking my camera along to snap photos. Hopefully my friends won't think I'm a total freak for taking pictures of my food.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


If you wanna know what an uber dork I am, (besides the fact that I just used the word uber)....

All day long I've been singing 'Cindo de Mayo' to the tune of Copacabana. As in..."Cinco...Cindo-de Mayo" substituted into the chorus for the "Copa..Copacabana" part.

I think this can only be cured with margaritas and cheese dip.

I have an appointment with both in about an hour.

So I hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday, and I hope you are planning on eating lots of tacos tonight!

{Goodbye Dry}

If you're like me, and your face is dryer than Death will LOVE this!

I found it at Ulta; although I'm pretty sure Target carries it now, too.

"a water based night cream that combines the anti-oxidant power of pomegranate peel extract, ginkgo biloba, organic carrot and orange juices with 26 purifying Dead Sea Minerals. Rich in Vitamins C and A, Pomegranate Peel protects the skin from free-radicals, while Ginkgo Biloba Extract detoxifies and improves circulation. This lightly scented, paraben-free cream softens, smoothes and firms your skin, leaving you with a radiant glow. This cream should be applied nightly and is ideal for dry to sensitive skin."

For someone who has commitment issues with moisturizers, this one keeps me coming back for more. I can't even begin to describe how it makes my skin feel. I honestly think it helps me sleep better at night. It's amazing stuff and you must try it!