Sunday, August 28, 2011

Pinterest, or "Internet Crack" as I like to all it.

Have you heard about the website "Pinterest"? I linked to it from a blog that I like to follow, having absolutely no idea what it was. I was hooked immediately. All I can say is that if you are like me and like to browse the web for crafty ideas, recipes, home decor and "fashion porn" (as my BFF & I call it), this is your site. Don't say I didn't warn you....

Friday, August 19, 2011

Little (Black) Dress

OK so it's not black in the pic, but it does come in black and that's what I bought. From Downeast Basics. It's knit, (so wear Spanxx or your choice of corrective undergarment), but it doesn't cling, it skims. It's comfortable and appropriate for a million different occasions. I am so glad I have this in my closet because it is the kind of thing I will grab whenever I have no idea what to wear. The style makes it a little dressy but the fabric keep it casual, as cute with chunky pearls and heels as with silver bangles and a denim blazer.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

winter reble

Last days at the beach

Last days at the beach

$295 -

Melissa Odabash triangle bikini
$175 -

Havaianas rubber shoes
$39 -

Stud earrings
$80 -

Medecine Douce bracelet
€65 -

Oliver peoples sunglasses
$280 -

Faliero Sarti striped scarve
$195 -

Straw hat
$15 -

Autumn in the air

Friday, August 12, 2011

I'm back!

Phew, that summer went fast! Even though it's 90 degrees the big kids are back in school. Finally I have my computer back. Darn you Facebook!
I will admit that after the wild craft ride that was last spring, and all the household improvements we made leading up to a gigantic Kentucky Derby Party in May, my clever mojo went right.out.the.window.
I was totally spent.
I did one project the whole summer. And it wan't a project, it was just a little decor-on-a-budget thing.
Like many people we have this behemoth of an entertainment center in our family room. It needed help on the top. I had run out of inspiration. Until the Pottery barn catalog caught my eye. It just had a simple collection of big glass jars and bottles sitting on top of a big honking entertainment armoire. Oversized bottles and jars, like my big, honking entertainment armoire.
Since my family room is very very neutral (zzzz) right now I wanted to get clear and blue jars. No luck. But green is nice too. Now looking for green and white chevron striped pillows for the sofa.
So a trip to Home Goods and 30 bucks later and : ta da! (I already owned the tall clear apothecary and the short clear one with the artichokes.)