Wednesday, August 26, 2009

new {to me} blog that i'm loving...

Check out all of the delicious meal ideas and creative decor at Sunday Suppers.

This has inspired me to write love notes to my son on his daily "snack bag" - at least until he's completely embarassed by such things. And maybe for a little while after that :)

I am so trying this recipe...if I take out the young garlic I think I can even get the kids to eat it. (I'll put their garlic on my plate. When they say "yuck, I don't like this," I always say "great! more for mommy!)I so wish I had their photog skills (and their camera too).

Friday, August 21, 2009

i {heart} etsy friday...

So I've been shopping around on etsy looking for just the perfect pair of chalcedony (or something like it) drop earrings - in blue or green. I was looking for something simple, like this:

But look at all of the amazing choices. Etsy artists are so great!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Go Democracy!!!

Let's count our blessings today.

We are blessed in that, when it's time to vote, we don't have to walk miles to a polling station that may not have any ballots.

We don't have to stand for hours in line wearing a burqa in 90-degree heat. And we don't have to fight our way into the polling place just to cast our vote.

How lucky we are.

Photo credit: Dima Bavrysh, Associated Press

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I am loving these...

...from Annechovie on her etsy site!

Check out her fantastic blog, too!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

if i were going to the prom tomorrow...

...I think this is what I would wear:

Many thanks to Daddy Likey and her weekly Don't Show-cha Your Chocha blog for keeping us on the straight, narrow, chocha-free path!!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

what, no pictures?

Yeah, I know. That was a lame post. Who wants to know about the books in my 'library,' right? Sorry.

But now it's time for i {heart} etsy...

You know I'm a fabric lovin' girl. And I'm trying to re-do my 'library.' Thinking about color schemes and what accent colors to use (I'm sick of red). I came some inspiring photos - and some fabrics that would help me pull off the look I want. I love the white slipcovers with orange and aqua pillows. Check it out...


Images from Southern Living

i {heart} this fabric from etsy

Amy Butler - Belle Collection - French Wallpaper in Orange from cherrylanetextiles on etsy

Lizzy House Red Letter Day Fabric - Circles in "Pond" from afabricoutlet on etsy

Amy Butler from the Belle collection from designsbynanahome on etsy

Heather Ross from her Mendocino collection - Swim Class in Pacific from downshadowlane on etsy

Sunday, August 2, 2009

52 books in 52 weeks...

...or maybe not.

I was just stalking over to life in grace's blog and noticed her '52 books in 52 weeks' list. A novel concept (so to speak) but I don't have that kind of time for reading. But I thought I'd set a goal for myself to read as much as I can - and more than I have. Rather than picking 52 books I'd like to read, I'm going to list the books that I have, but have never read. If I'm not going to read them, I might as well give them away, right? There are some pretty cheesy ones in here...please forgive me. So, in no particular order:

A Clearing in the Distance by Witold Rybczynski
The One Percent Doctrine by Ron Suskind
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Song of Soloman by Toni Morrison
The Waterworks by EL Doctorow
Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville
A Virtuous Woman by Kaye Gibbons
Personal History by Katharine Graham
A Reporter's Life by Walter Cronkite
Straight from the Gut by Jack Welch
Lazy B by Sandra Day O'Connor
Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (made it about half way through this one a few years ago, but need to start over)
Under a Wing by Reeve Lindburgh
Open House by Elizabeth Berg
In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O'Brien
Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank
The Velvet Room by Zilpha Keatley Snyder (read this as a kid, loved it, bought it on ebay a few years ago and am dying to re-read it)
The Winter of our Discontent by John Steinbeck
Heat and Other Stories by Joyce Carol Oates
Paradise by Toni Morrison

Okay okay...that's not all, but that's enough for now. Obviously, this is more of a life list.

What are YOU reading this summer?